Me and my friends stayed here for one night in mid Feb. We turned up at around 8pm one evening and enquired about the room rates - we paid less then $50 between three of us for the night. The motel manager was very friendly and helpful when checking in with them.
The room was spotless and in good condition. The bathroom was also very clean and obviously fairly recently furbished. There were towels and soaps provided. There is a fridge in the room too. There is a good wifi service in the rooms - good enough to FaceTime/Skype on at least.
There is a breakfast included with the rooms - you have to go down to the reception area to pick it up and take it back to your room. It's very basic (cereal, toast, coffee and juice), but serves its purpose and is good really for the amount we paid for the room.
The motel is about a 5 minute walk from the busiest part of town, and about a 20 minute walk from the beach.
We were also allowed to park out car there for the rest of the day after checkout. There is an undercover parking are too should it be required.
I recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to stay in the heart of Santa Cruz on a budget, who wants a clean and reliable place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cleans and Comfortable, AAA 2 Diamond rated, 2 story with 22 guest rooms that include, 32" flat Screen LCD-HD TV Withe Remote, complimentary continental breakfast, Free Local Calls, All rooms have phone, Free WiFi. High speed Internet access in Room hairdryers. Some rooms with Micro fridges. Free parking, Seasonally heated pool and electronic door locks for your security. Located approximately 1 mile from the world famous Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. We are within walking distance to Downtown Santa Cruz, numerous nightclubs, theaters and shopping at Pacific Garden Mall. Roaring camp, Mystery Spot, The University of California Santa Cruz, the Museum of Art and History and Pasatiempo Golf Course are all nearby. We look forward to making your stay with us the Best Value in Santa Cruz. Sorry No Pets.One car per Room.Parking is limited. ... more less
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