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15 Best Cheap Hotels in Santa Cruz

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Knights Inn Santa Cruz Slideshow
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#48 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "i mean they arent no 5 star hotel but if you want that then pay for it, u want a cheap clean room with great customer service stay at the knights inn...."
  • "Great weekday price 1 1/2 blocks from boardwalk. Rooms were nice for price staff was friendly and accommodating. Wifi was available Set backs if you're an early riser and want coffee you have to ..."
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Ocean Pacific Lodge Slideshow
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#23 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "I was able to get us reservations for one night and with a AAA discount, the room was $83 including tax!!! We've stayed at numerous places in Santa Cruz, and although this was not..."
  • "We were pleasantly surprised by this place. We paid a rate that was about as low as I have ever paid for a hotel room and expected a motel to match. It's not that there was anything particularly imp..."
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Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area Slideshow
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#18 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
2 travelers mentioned "budget motel" and "budget hotel" when describing this hotel.
  • "The rooms are just typical size, comfortable rooms you expect at a budget motel. The rooms were clean and you felt safe within the motel. Its also very close to the boardwalk..."
  • "The hotel is fine - it is what it is - a budget hotel for a beach vacation. The location is actually really good for access to the Beach Boardwalk, but the neighborhood is a little..."
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Days Inn and Suites Santa Cruz Slideshow
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#35 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "cheap place" when describing this hotel.
  • "If I needed another cheap place to stay I would probably stay there. It was really close to the Boardwalk so that is a draw. There aren't really any bells and whistles but it was..."
  • "We are filmmakers with a budget, and Ash and his staff REALLY made a difference. So affable and helpful! We are definitely staying here for our shoot, and bringing out whole crew along! ..."
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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk Slideshow
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#33 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "cheap" when describing this hotel.
  • "The accommodation was basic but clean, we wanted to stay somewhere cheap and we got what we paid for. We bought food in Whole Foods which we ate at the table in our room then we..."
  • "The dumpy room was quiet enough for a good night sleep, but the separate bedrooms, worn-out rug and dilapidated furnishings left a lot to be desired. Granted that the seventy-dollar a night, off-seaso..."
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Comfort Inn Santa Cruz Slideshow
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#21 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "low budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "The place is exactly what you would expect for low budget digs. The pool is actually nice and they have a breakfast bar and free internet that works perfectly.. They have some..."
  • "loved the beds great room plus the heated pool was great never had such an awesome breakfast at a hotel inn ever loved the food after turning in my keys two hours later relized i left my jacket ..."
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Inn at Pasatiempo Slideshow
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#22 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "discount" when describing this hotel.
  • "The price does jump up quite a bit on the weekends ($134 or so for a queen w/AAA discount), but since I was there for only one night, it was worth it to me. I originally had a..."
  • "We had a great stay here. We booked directly using the Manager's Special of 2 queens for $105 a night. The staff were always friendly and helpful. The shower was BIG, it could have fit our entire f..."
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#15 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "As an artist, I am always scanning the nooks and crannies of a place and this one ranks as high as many five star hotels but is affordable for a family looking to be close to the..."
  • "This hotel is very cute! The location is excellent and the view is great. Comfy beds! The shared balcony area is so nice for relaxing and looking out at the ocean. Rooms are small but cozy. The compl..."
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Quality Inn Slideshow
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#10 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "cheapest place" when describing this hotel.
  • "It was the cheapest place we stayed at during our vacation and was comfortable and better value than some other places we stayed in California. Room was clean and comfortable and..."
  • "We just stayed for one night. Found motel to be clean and simple, bed a bit lumpy but slept soundly enough. In walking distance of the boardwalk and the free breakfast was ok...."
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#4 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "budget" when describing this hotel.
  • "Sea and Sand is more of a motel, so fit, finish, and so forth are more on par with more budget accommodations. But the proximity to everything interesting in Santa Cruz, and the..."
  • "We stayed in one of the two larger king suites with private patio, so I cannot speak for the smaller rooms (except to tell you that the ocean view from the enire complex appeared to be excellent). Our..."
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BEST WESTERN PLUS All Suites Inn Slideshow
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#11 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
2 travelers mentioned "affordable room" and "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "My girlfriend and I were both in agreement that it was by far the nicest affordable room we had ever stayed in. We both enjoyed the complimentary continental breakfast the next..."
  • "This place was affordable and close to everything we wanted to see. The kids liked how all the rooms open to the inside lobby/eating area, instead of to a parking lot. Almost gave..."
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#27 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "The price was very affordable, too, just about $70+tax for the double room. Altogether - a really great place for a night (or definitely more!) in Santa Cruz...."
  • "I've stayed here in various seasons during the past 4 years. The staff have been consistently helpful and friendly and rooms clean. I love being across from the ocean and really appreciate the wi-fi..."
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Pacific Inn Santa Cruz Slideshow
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#43 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "Great hotel and affordable prices! Very nice man at the front desk by the name of Alan, he helped us out and made sure we were well taken care of. Had a great time and the hotel was..."
  • "A Mediterranean style, pet friendly motel with the charm of an inn. The owners are very friendly and have always welcomed us like we were visiting their home. The property is clean and well maintai..."
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Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz Slideshow
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#12 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
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Hampton Inn Santa Cruz Slideshow
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#14 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
One traveler mentioned "affordable" when describing this hotel.
  • "eggs had bacon bits. Make your own waffles was a good alternative and the anise bagel was delicious. Highly recommend this affordable.hotel!..."
  • "We spent two nights at this hotel and had a wonderful experience! The desk staff was very helpful, one and all! And Jason A. was superb! He even helped me in my "tie emergency" right before the wed..."
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Continental Inn Slideshow
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#20 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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  • "Stayed here for 1 night (april 21). Easy to find, check in was quick, staff were very nice. We had 2 rooms (2 x queen and 1 x queen). We had requested rooms on the office side(hotel has rooms on both ..."
  • "The rooms are adorable. They have a tropical theme to them. The price was perfect and the rooms were spacious. The man who was working while we were there (seemed like he never left!) was super friend..."
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Ramada Limited Santa Cruz Slideshow
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#42 of 54 hotels in Santa Cruz
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  • "Green carpets with patterned red dots nicely complimented with similar patterny bedspread greeted me upon arrival. it was a trip back in time...well lets just say an update to the room styling could h..."
  • "We enjoyed two queen size beds and a good nights sleep. I awoke thinking it was early in the morning as the light began to peer through the dark curtain edges... it was 924AM already! We rushed down t..."
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#12 of 16 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
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  • "We decided not to book ahead for our trip down the Pacific Coast Highway and just stop when we found somewhere nice. Santa Cruz appealed and so we tried a few places until we found one at a sensible p..."
  • "We first saw the review and were sort of worry but the room was clean and it is very cheap ! I guess it is exactly what you would expect for the price ! Would not recommand if you want to stay more th..."
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