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“iI paid for a deluxe room and requested a first floor room...” 3 of 5 stars
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Days Inn and Suites Santa Cruz
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   600 Riverside Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Santa Cruz Beach Inn)   |  
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Ranked #29 of 52 hotels in Santa Cruz
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Love this place! Love the desk staff! Love the breakfast! Love the rooms! The manager AWESOME!!! He is always aware of whats going on, even if it seems like hes not~ and hes ON IT!!! Everyone who works there seems to enjoy their jobs and have all worked there for a while. They are so friendly and helpful!!! I love this place and always recommend it! Ive stayed at almost every motel in Santa Cruz and have worked at a few too. Its the best in the area~without a doubt! Its offers friendliest service~for sure! The rates are reasonable and are the same for everyone. All the other motels change rates based on customers appearance(which I have experienced as a customer & have been ordered to do as an employee @ others in the area)! They are as welcoming to your pet, as they are you and do not discriminate against large breeds or type of breed, which makes traveling with your dog, so much easier! Most of the pet rooms are on the first floor and have a sliding glass door that gives you direct access to the parking lot~much more convenient for walking your dog. The parking lot is secure with a fence all the way around and the back gate is closed and locked at night to ensure your vehicle and you are safe~and its very well lit at night,but does NOT shine through the window and wake you. Its surrounded by bushes for privacy from the main roads! Breakfast is great asnd goes until 10am! Pool and 2 hot tubs with restrooms in the pool area,so you dont have to run all the way back to your room and get everywhere all wet~and can worry less that someone might pee in the pool!. Its 1 block from downtown, 2 from beach/Boardwalk. You can walk your dog at the river levee or new, huge dog park half a block away! No street noise or heavy traffic and theres laundry machines!! I stay here a lot~ am on a first name basis with the staff and definitely recommend it if youre comingto Santa Cruz!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Santa Cruz, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

After experiencing extremely unfortunate circumstances involving a housing situation when relocating, I selected this hotel for several reasons. The biggest was it accepted dogs (with no breed or weight restrictions.) And, the staff was very good to my dog. The other reasons include: The nightly rate was more than reasonable in spite of the extra charge for a pet. (However, after observing the hotel manager having to pick upon after guests pets, I can certainly appreciate the need for the extra fee! This manager did the "extra maintenance" willingly, but he should not have had to.) The location could not have been more convenient. It is just a few blocks to the Santa Cruz Beach & Boardwalk. There is also a terrific stretch called the San Lorenzo River Walkway where I walked the dog. I understand there is now a dog park at that same location so well worth staying at this hotel for that perk! However, there was a nice side yard with grass for the dog if I wasn't able to get her out for a walk. From the first day and on, the front desk staff was incredibly polite, very helpful and always willing to accommodate my needs. The desk is also staffed 24 hours a day so someone is always available. Maintenance upon the grounds was excellent. That staff performed the work with subtlety and never at the expense of guests. The housekeeping staff was not only efficient cleaning my room, but also each took pride in HOW the room was cleaned. The continental breakfast was exceptional, well stocked (nice selection of breads, pastries, waffle maker, coffee, tea & juice) and the entire area kept clean. The hotel also has two washers/dryers for a very inexpensive fee. The pool was awesome and well maintained as was the hot tub. Finally, I felt very safe. The back gates to the parking lot are locked and the staff keeps a close eye on who enters and exits after dark. Overall, I am extremely happy I chose to stay here. I highly recommend letting this hotel serve you during ANY stay short or long!

Room Tip: Rooms by the pool get great sun. Sleep quality was normally good, but a week or so of my stay people...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mission Viejo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We go to Santa Cruz several times a year to visit my son. We have stayed at several hotels. Now that we discovered Days Inn, we won't go anywhere else. The service and price can't be beat! We were upgraded to a suite with no additional charge. The free breakfast is great...waffles!! :-) There are two jacuzzis. Who can ask for more? The front desk people are very friendly and helpful, especially Ash. Good location, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, etc. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

It never ceases to amaze me when people write nit picky reviews of budget hotels. It's budget for a reason people! If you want the Four Seasons, go pay $400 a night. Yes, this place is slightly rough around the edges (stained carpet, chipped paint in doorways etc) but for $63 (AAA discount) what do you expect? The rooms definitely look better in the photos, but that's usually the case with budget hotels. Our room was clean, the lobby was spotless, the desk staff was friendly and attentive, there was a water purifier in our room (I have never seen this before) and we got a fantastic free breakfast (fresh cooked waffles, pastries etc). I have no complaints.

Room Tip: We had dogs with us and were given room 119 which is right near the lobby. They seem to put all gues...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Days Inn and Suites Santa Cruz

Also Known As:
Days Inn And Suites Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
Days Inn And Suites Santa Cruz Hotel
Santa Cruz Beach Hotel
Santa Cruz Beach Inn
Address: 600 Riverside Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Santa Cruz Beach Inn)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn and Suites Santa Cruz 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Santa Cruz, California, within minutes of walking distance to downtown Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Days Inn and Suites Santa Cruz is an affordable and beautifully appointed Boutique Hotel offering mid-scale guest rooms and a luxurious two-story family suite ideal for group or family travel. ... more   less 
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