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#13 of 24 hotels in Riverside
Welcome to Santa Cruz Inn, your Riverside “home away from home.” Santa Cruz Inn aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year. For those interested in checking out Evergreen Memorial Park and Mausoleum (0.9 mi) while visiting Riverside, Santa Cruz Hotel is a short distance away. Rooms at Santa Cruz Inn provide a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. Riverside has plenty of diners. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like The Soup Shoppe and Mr T's Family Restaurant, which are serving up some great dishes. If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Mount Rubidoux Park (1.2 mi), Fairmount Park (0.7 mi), or Mission Inn Museum (0.2 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance. Santa Cruz Inn puts the best of Riverside at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken


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Grade: 91 out of 100
29Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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While my stay there was no issue at check in time. You can't have visitors management gets mad, and will be on your but about it. The towels are very thin and only give 2 even when u have 4 plus guest. Clean wise it was clean.
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A nice 2 night stay in a quaint vintage hotel. Staff courteous and maintenance appearing a step behind the needs. very limited parking in the small lot. Within an easy walk to down town, Mission Inn, with Starbucks and Walgreens within 300 feet. Convenient spot in the city for a great price.
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I really wanted to like this motel. This is a super cool historic structure really close to the convention center. I think many of the rooms are different, I thought I was booking a normal room, but it was almost a small apartment with a kitchenette area and small balcony. This place could be fantastic and cater to the convention center crowd with a little more care. The entrance to my room was inside of a building. The door COULD have been shut and accessible only with a room key. But it never was. So this wide open door led me to find a homeless man sleeping outside of my room at 7:30 am as I left for my conference. I told the front desk person, and she sent someone to send him away, but her manner suggested this had happened before, and they’ve just chosen not to prevent it. One of the hallway windows seemed to be stuck open. I understand this is a historic building, so the windows are OLD. They don’t seem to block out any street noise. I wear ear plugs to sleep anyway, so this wasn’t a deal breaker. The smell of cleaning products is strong. I could tell something had been cleaned, but there was still mysterious hair in the bathroom. Also, the towels are scratchy, thin and could stand to be a bit bigger. The sheets were scratchy too, luckily I travel with my own pillow whenever I can, so I didn’t have to scratch my face against theirs. The parking lot is tiny & street parking is oddly restricted. I felt very lucky to have secured parking. This may be a major deal breaker for the convention goers and it doesn’t seem like there is an easy fix. I want to cheer for the little guy and people preserving historic buildings, but in this case, I just can’t.
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I stayed here recently because the Marriott and Hyatt were more than twice the price. Check in was easy, though the plexiglass window was a concern. My room was upstairs and at end of hallway. The room was clean and spacious. It has a microwave and refrigerator. You are close to convention center and downtown.
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We stayed in room 118, which was cute and not connected to the other rooms in the hotel. The Pros. It was super clean, spacious, had lots of character and was well-equipped with a fridge, microwave and a mini breakfast nook with stools and chairs. The beds were clean and comfortable. The bathroom was clean and equipped with towels. The parking situation didn't affect us at all, because we arrived before check in. The location is well within walking distance to everything. They let us check in a half hour early, which was appreciated. The cons. 1. A call from the front desk after checking in to ask how many people were in the room. It clearly stated in my reservation how many people would be in our party. I have never been asked that by any other establishment upon checking in. 2. Some freakin' dude with a lawn blower decided that 9 a.m. on a Sunday morning was a great time to maintain the grounds. He made sure to circle our room a few times, which woke us up. Check out time is 11 a.m. It is RUDE and INCONSIDERATE to do lawn work while guests are sleeping! Wait until after check out time when you have a THREE HOUR WINDOW to work with. 3. The soap that was provided was VERY CHEAP and no shampoo was provided. All in all, it was okay. But at $125.00, I expected a bit more consideration for guests.
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$108 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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