Another quick overnight trip, another website bargain booking: My daughter and I were scheduled for a 9:30 a.m. tour of UC Santa Cruz; impossible to do without an overnight stay. Once again, I reserved a room at the Bay Front Inn sight unseen, and not expecting much more than a clean place to sleep and shower. But we got a bit more: hardwood floors, flat-panel television with dish network, a fridge with a freezer compartment and a microwave, and a great location -- walking distance from both the beach/boardwalk area and the charming downtown. Not too shabby for $100 (including a parking fee). My only qualm was that the charm of the older motel design also meant that all rooms face the parking lot so there was some noise at night -- and the free continental breakfast is not served until 8:00 a.m. Other than that, we would definitely stay here again on a future visit to Santa Cruz.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Odigeo and Agoda so you can book your Bay Front Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Bay Front Hotel Santa Cruz
- Bay Front Motel