Modern, fresh, and bright rooms but needed a microwave and fridge. My husband loved the bed but I woke up with lower back pains. The bathroom looked new but there was mold in the corners of the showers. The pool was super small and there was no hot tub. The small sauna room was divine as was the steam shower. The weight room was small but adequate. The breakfast area was a zoo. Go thirty minutes before you are hungry as you will need to wait in line and good luck finding a table. The breakfast maids were amazing; they were working non stop on turbo speed to keep the hungry crowd satisfied. Typical HIE breakfast. The hotel was to capacity but there was ample parking underneath the hotel. You are pretty far from the beach so you may choose to drive. We enjoyed the West Cliff Drive in the evening and highly recommend it. There are over 200 restaurants in SC so read reviews. We enjoyed Woodstock Pizza. I liked the garlic bird with the whole wheat crust option. Planet Fresh Gourmet Burritos was excellent at very decent prices. The manager recommended baja tacos were fantastic and the cajun burrito was delicious.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You can relish the comforts of home when you choose to stay at our Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz. Our hotel's location offers easy access to the Boardwalk, picturesque beaches, towering redwoods and terrific shopping. Our new Santa Cruz, CA hotel is the perfect starting point for a trip to Northern California.Corporate guests appreciate our business amenities and the location of our hotel in Santa Cruz, CA. We are located near local businesses such as Plantronics, Santa Cruz County Offices and UC Santa Cruz. We offer free high-speed, wireless Internet access and a 24-hour business center, so you can stay productive while you travel. You can enjoy a barefoot stroll along the beach, thrill rides at the historic Santa Cruz Boardwalk or a visit to the Surfing Museum because our Santa Cruz hotel's location is perfect for a California vacation. The family might love a ride on the Roaring Camp Railroad through the Redwood forest. It's easy to take a vineyard tour, indulge in shopping at the Capitola Village or take a stroll along the Santa Cruz wharf.Our hotel in Santa Cruz, CA has outstanding amenities like a well-equipped Fitness Center, a Sauna and a sparkling, outdoor pool and guest patio. Our contemporary rooms pamper you with HDTV and iPod docking stations. There's even a free, hot breakfast. Discover why we're the best choice among hotels in Santa Cruz, CA. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
- Holiday Inn Santa Cruz