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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was looking for a place to stay for one night in Santa Cruz and choices were either way too expensive or cheap roach motels. Holiday Inn Express was the best choice: reasonable price, very clean, comfortable beds and a great shower. Add free wifi and breakfast, then you have the best deal in town

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Whittier
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well, overall, the Holiday Inn Express was a clean and comfortable place to stay. Like all hotels in Santa Cruz it was way overpriced for what you get, but it was still ok. The staff is friendly and attentive and its fairly close to everything. What I didn't like was the breakfast. Everything was cold - the eggs, the cinnamon... More 

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Orange County, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a three day family weekend before my daughter went back to school. I'd like to say that I primarily stay at Holiday Inns when I travel for business & pleasure. The IHG hotel group has very high standards for there hotels. I gave this hotel ample time to reply to my calls & email before I wrote... More 

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Campbell, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid $215 for a small 2 queen bedroom. Plus extra for parking. Not worth the price. View of a dumpy backyard! Breakfast was ok. And the staff was friendly. The location is not near the beach but it's only a short drive. If the price was better it would be good place to stay.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely clean hotel. Breakfast was very good with plenty of choice. The breakfast items were also being continuously stocked no nothing ran out. A little out of town it only a short walk to downtown. Would have stayed longer but had no availability.

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Sonoma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Taking our 13 yr old grandson for a short get-away was successful. Thanks to the welcoming staff we were able to check in early when we arrived. Our grandson was so excited when he saw he got his own queen size bed instead of a pull-out couch. The state of the hotel is clean, comfortable with current decor. The swimming... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the hotel you want to stay at in Santa Cruz. New building and all the amenities you expect if you travel a lot; a/c unit with control to keep fan constant on, very comfy bed with two type pillows, lots of outlets, fridge, extensive free b'fast, very clean, well trained and responsive staff and quite rooms.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Santa Cruz, but when tried to reserve a room almost everything was booked. The HIE in Santa Cruz had availability (at a steep price), so we booked it, I have stayed here before but never at a rate like this. Even so, our stay was very good. The hotel is relatively new and the construction is attractive with... More 

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San Jose, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice hotel room. There was a sitting area with TV and then the bedroom also had another TV. There was a sink, microwave, and refrigerator in the room as well. Our room was facing the street however the noise was very minimal at best. The room was very clean/updated and in good proximity to the boardwalk (about a 10... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I do not have enough good things to say about this holiday inn express. First of all it hands down surpasses any other holiday inn express I've ever stayed in, the service was amazing, and the manager? Kristina was so helpful and kind. She gave us all kinds of advice and tips and recommendations for the rest of the trip.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You can relish the comforts of home when you choose to stay at our Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz. Our hotel's location offers easy access to the Boardwalk, picturesque beaches, towering redwoods and terrific shopping. Our new Santa Cruz, CA hotel is the perfect starting point for a trip to Northern California.Corporate guests appreciate our business amenities and the location of our hotel in Santa Cruz, CA. We are located near local businesses such as Plantronics, Santa Cruz County Offices and UC Santa Cruz. We offer free high-speed, wireless Internet access and a 24-hour business center, so you can stay productive while you travel. You can enjoy a barefoot stroll along the beach, thrill rides at the historic Santa Cruz Boardwalk or a visit to the Surfing Museum because our Santa Cruz hotel's location is perfect for a California vacation. The family might love a ride on the Roaring Camp Railroad through the Redwood forest. It's easy to take a vineyard tour, indulge in shopping at the Capitola Village or take a stroll along the Santa Cruz wharf.Our hotel in Santa Cruz, CA has outstanding amenities like a well-equipped Fitness Center, a Sauna and a sparkling, outdoor pool and guest patio. Our contemporary rooms pamper you with HDTV and iPod docking stations. There's even a free, hot breakfast. Discover why we're the best choice among hotels in Santa Cruz, CA. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz

Address: 1410 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2825
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $160 - $378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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