Surprised by not having a two night minimum and a room (B Bunglow Beach Street) available with just a four night notice was a pleasant surprise. The Beach Street Inn located right next door had four rooms available but with a 2 night minimum and @ $500. per night for a suite - a little pricey for what we were looking for. Some of the previous comments about the condition of the rooms must come from people that are not familiar with the true Santa Cruz, but take a look at my pictures and I'll show you some were referring to and what really should be fixed. To start with a quick power wash of the exterior walkways would have been nice. The entrance type outdoor hallway to the Beach Street Bungalows was pretty dark and shabby - it could have had a nice mural painting done by some street artists or something - perhaps cover the outdoor walls with ivy. Overall the stay was fine, some tears in the window screens, very dated bathroom, in the kitchen area the doors were backwards on the fridge so you had to close the door from the bedroom to open the fridge - but no mold. The mattress was saggy and yes, the bed was bolted to the wall so it would not bang back and forth if you decided to have fun in the bed. The furniture was a little large for the room - however a great view, located just two blocks from the Beach Boardwalk. The outdoor patio was fine but the table and chairs were too large and took up too much room. I would have preferred some kind of small partition wall separating the rooms on the balcony rather than have planters - it would have shown at least a little bit of privacy. Ice - do you need ice? Well bring plenty of quarters with you as next to the vending machines located out doors where the parking area is you will find the ice machine that works on quarters. I've never seen this before, normally you might have to use your room key if security was an issue but pay ice?.... Overall we did enjoy the stay, though we normally stay at the Dream Inn offering more modern rooms - but they also have a two night minimum so here we were and had a good time. We did not expect the Hilton or Four Seasons so what we got did not surprise us. The somewhat attached restaurant had a separate bar downstairs that served lunch - it was a Santa Cruz type bar and had good food with a balcony if you wanted to eat outside with great views of the ocean and beach. Will we be back? Sure if we can't get in the Dream Inn. We paid $275.00 plus taxes for one Saturday night, two adults. Almost forgot - our next door neighbors were smoking so I guess they have smoking rooms available...not for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historical Casablanca Inn is strategically located across the street from the Santa Cruz beach, a block away from the wharf and the boardwalk. All our rooms are beautifully decorated and have a breathtaking view of the beach. Some of our rooms have a unique design which reflects the distinct character of the historic Cerf Mansion. Over the years, the Casablanca Inn has been fortunate enough to cater to some of the most influential and famous personalities of our time, which has immensely appreciated the elegance that our hotel has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casablanca Inn And Bistro
- Casablanca Inn & Bistro Hotel Santa Cruz
- Casa Blanca Hotel
- Casa Blanca Motel