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Bay Front Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060   |  
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Ranked #20 of 52 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Fresno, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The location is excellent - just a short walk to the pier and boardwalk, plus parking is included. The front desk staff were very friendly and accommodating. I participated in the Wharf to Wharf 6 mile run and they allowed us to check out one hour late so I could come back to the hotel and shower after the race. The room was not bad, although the curtains were dirty and had holes, and the wood floor could probably use a good mopping. The breakfast was pretty good - included waffles and muffins, and the rooms came equipped with a Keurig : )
Overall, a good hotel for a few nights' stay in Santa Cruz - we would stay again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great place to stay with excellent location right by the waterfront. Nice rooms and amenities, big screen tv and keurig coffee in the room. Bed was very comfy and the area was quiet. We did not use the pool. Parking was also a bit crowded as the hotel was fully booked so some street parking was necessary.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Whittier
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

The Bay Front Inn has very helpful & friendly staff. The location was good because it was a 15 minute walk to both the wharf and downtown. The pool looked so inviting but we were so busy at the boardwalk and shopping downtown we never got to go in the pool. I wanted so to ride the courtesy bikes but just didn't stay long enough. Next time for sure! Breakfast was delicious and filling-thank you!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portadown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Don't go here. Rooms smell of vomit. Unclean. Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. We tried to cancel the booking but were not allowed. Only thing going for the hotel is the location which is quite near the beach. Other than, it's all bad. Never again.

Stayed August 2014
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Unfortunately stayed in this dirt for one night. Booked it over the phone and on arrival went to see the room and i could not believe the dirt and smell i have experienced. Refused to take the room and i been told by a funny looking guy at reception that he will still charge me for the night even if i don't stay. Hope this review will help genuine hard working people who worked hard for their cash. Please avoid as nobody needs any hassle on holidays!

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Lincoln,California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Pros: Josh at the front desk was fabulous. We booked a king bed 108 thinking the room would be bigger but it only had a bed. No drawers of any kind or desk. Josh gave us a TV tray and a chair to use our first night since the inn was booked. I felt this went above and beyond what anyone else would do. We moved the next day to a queen room 116. It was much better, Desk, drawers and much more renovated. The wood floors are great. We did not have a pet but pets are allowed. No odors from previous guests pets. I felt breakfast was good. Waffles, cereal, juice, fruit, yogurt, etc. Bed was very good, clean room.
Cons: there was only one desk chair and not a comfortable one. We took a pool chair in our room, it was actually more comfortable than the desk chair. The room was large enough to support a comfy big chair besides the desk chair. Would recommend management add to room.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fresno, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The hotel is walking distance to the beach and boardwalk which was great. Also walking distance to the Santa Cruz Wharf. Clean rooms and friendly staff. The family suite was more than perfect for our family of six. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 52 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bay Front Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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