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Beach Street Inn and Suites
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Terrace Court Motel)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“One night stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I'm a sucker for salt water taffy. So, a welcoming bagful of taffy in the room made my day on arrival at the inn. We arrived late but the check in staff was very nice about it. She was waiting for us and the room keys were ready to go when we drove up to her office. We were given the last room on the second terrace. Nice sitting area on the terrace to catch some sun during the day and views of the beach. It was a quiet night but the walls were pretty thin. We could hear our next door neighbor quite well.
Our 2 queen bedded room was on the smaller side but nicely renovated and clean. Bathroom was crowded but the spacious shower with 2 shower heads made up for it. Plenty of towels and toiletries were provided. Kitchenette with microwave, coffee maker, mini fridge and toaster was a nice touch. Having said that, I'm not sure what's up with the mattresses. Anytime one of us turned in bed, the mattress made this noisy plasticky sound. Kinda annoying, but we were too tired to be bothered by it.
Right out of the front entrance of the inn is one of the best bike paths I've ever been on. We brought our own bikes and thoroughly enjoyed the bike rides. Not too crowded, spectacular coastal views, flat terrain on the cliff plus sunny and cool weather made it that much more pleasurable.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Maybe it was just our room by the pool, but the hype in other reviews just wasn’t there. Being renovated it has a few custom design features (shower, lav stand, ceiling trim), but with two queen sized beds, there was little room for anything other than a small writing-laptop table and straight back chair. The closet-suitcase space was minimal, ok for one night and that’s it. It was clean and inviting and I felt I was in a, standard vacation motel out of the 1950s. Finding the small entrance drive was challenging for someone my age. The price wasn’t that bad and I am sure my partner (who thought it was ‘kool’) will want to stay there the next time we are in Santa Cruz.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I'm surprised at all the excellent reviews. It's a good place and I do recommend it, but I wouldn't rave about it. It's got thin walls so the busy street out front and the neighbors add a good amount of background noise. The rooms are nice but again, not exceptional, except the shower is pretty awesome. It's super close to the board walk, rides and wharf, so that is awesome, but for less money you could get a better room a few blocks away. Summer time, great place to stay, any other time of year, stay somewhere else. That's my recommendation.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

drove from SF to Santa Cruz on highway 1....rolled into Beach Street Inn and it meet excpectations and more. front desk was helpful (laura & bobbi) and personable. i had a room facng the beach with a ktchen (sink, microwave, fridge..with dishes a toaster uner the sink) the room was spacious and set-up well. The Inn is across the street from the beach...great views and sunrises / sunsets. There's a nice shared balcony...and a heated pool. someone else mentioned the shower....I agree...best shower ever. my room looked like it was updated within the past year or so.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Bragg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This was our 3rd trip in the year 2012, could not think of anywhere I would like to go as often as
is possible. We being friends and family just have the best time!! Why not ,the rooms are just wonderful. Plus the decor is just the best for the area!
Also one of my critiique's is always noise!!! Which there is none, plus very comfortable bed!
To say nothing about the location, just great.........

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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west marin, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Late in October is a fine time to visit Santa Cruz and get one's choice of rooms with a view, restaurant seatings with a view, less crowded walks, and merchants on the wharf anxious for a sale. The weather was warm, sunny, and colorful. The room is so modern, clean, and convenient and the bathroom is the finest I have seen in a motel. The sound of the waves is so relaxing and the common deck is comfortable and even private, in a way. We really loved our stay there.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I stayed here during a retreat...it was a little pricey but oceanview rooms generally are. The hotel is older and has a lot of stairs but it is well maintained and the shower is to die for. Double size with a rain forest shower head on one end and an adjustable euro-style hand held shower head on the other end. The hotel is at the "right" end of the street and the two andirondack chairs right outside my door were quaint and perfectly positioned for watching beach volleyball. A little further down the street is the arcade and rides and it's a little busier and not as nice. Santa Cruz itself is a little dicey in my opinion for a woman alone at night.

Room Tip: I enjoyed my oceanview room but don't know if it was worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Terrace Court Motel)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
#1 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Beach Street Inn and Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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Also Known As:
Beach Street Inn And Suites Hotel Santa Cruz
Terrace Court Hotel
Terrace Court Santa Cruz

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