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Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Maria at the front desk was very polite and very professional. The rooms are very clean and comfortable and I would recommend everyone I know to stay at this property. I really enjoyed the exercise room. I cannot say enough about warmly welcomed I was welcomed by Maria at the front desk

Thank maxstauffer
San Francisco, California
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

Reliable holiday inn express off the highway stop. Very updated, modern and clean. Pillows and bed very comfortable. Quiet. Good temperature control. The only negative is they make you pay for parking....there seems to be no reason why. It's not near anything touristy or downtown. They have attached garages...why charge the guests?

Thank alyssaria
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Dear alyssaria, We are so happy you enjoyed your recent stay with us, and I am so sorry to hear about your negative experience with our paid parking. Unfortunately that is out our control with paid parking, however it helps keep our property for you and all our guests safe. Safety is our number one concern here at the Holiday...

Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed April 15, 2017

We have stayed in other "Expresses" and usually had a good, clean if simple stay. This time not so much. First, we were turned away at check-in because we were early, and made to wait a petty 10 minutes. We were tired but rolled with it because our room wasn't clean. Second, when we go to park our car underneath...

1Thank Janice C
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Janice C, We appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. It was unfortunate to see your stay was not as pleasant as it could have been due to the challenges you encountered at check-in and the noise from the outside. Please...

Colchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Good stop-off hotel near to highway junction but a long way from Santa Cruz attractions. Good underground car park and Denny's and McDonalds nearby. The buffet breakfast is a typical Holiday Inn Express offering and it was kept well stocked by the friendly stall. The reception staff was warm and efficient, but they had difficulty booking a cab - without...

Thank Malcolm B
Odense, Fyn, Denmark
Reviewed March 25, 2017

Very reasonable hotel. Big ups for Richard in the lobby who is friendly and very service minded. Nice and clean. Good beds and facilities en general. Of cause, it is not a 5 stared super hotel, but with price taken into consideration, it is very fine.

Thank Philip Ø
Buffalo NY
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Holiday Inn Express could be a very good place. Rooms nice. Commendable breakfast. However the small things pull them down. It took travels to three floors to find a working ice machine. Not a single bottle of water in the place. All the machines purported to have them until you put your money in. Staff were seriously robotic. Other than...

1Thank Hewitty15
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz, responded to this review

Dear Hewitty15, Thank you for your recent stay with us and reviewing our property. I am pleased to know you liked the room you received and the breakfast selections we offer. On the other hand, I am very sorry for the inconvenience you had with the noise which affected your stay. I am also sorry that our ice machines and...

san antonio
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect since I typically do stay at IHG properties. Hotel is clean, rooms updated, and for a free breakfast it exceeded expectations. Room had mini fridge and a keurig machine with multiple selection for a hot beverage. For the money I would say you would be hard pressed to find a better value in Santa Cruz.

Thank nuggetshow
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Dear nuggetshow, Thank you for taking time to provide a review of our property. We are pleased to hear that you have had a positive experience. Our entire hotel staff trains and strives to provide the best stay possible for our guests. Your input is crucial for us to provide service even beyond the IHG brand standard of excellence. We...

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

On the road for seven weeks throughout California. This property is in a good location right off the highway. Maria was very pleasant at check in. As a Platium member I was upgraded to a King suite (Room 225). Larger but a strange layout, side sitting room with no TV. Block out shades only, no sheers. Loud noises from water...

Thank Nancy011351
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for several days while attending a photo workshop. Great room, great staff and good location (kind of weird though) but we were able to get wherever we were headed with little trouble. I'd definitely stay there again and free breakfast was the best we've had in a while - good selection.

Thank botunkus
San Diego, California
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Hotel is off the freeway and about 2 miles from UC Santa Cruz and 2 miles from wharf, beach. Would drive to the downtown as well as all other above locations. Hotel has parking that is $7/night - the underground garage has a steep entrance- so be careful, and it floods during a rain (just puddles). Breakfast good (LOVE cinnamon...

Thank Kristi O
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $144 - $350 (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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Hewitty15, Mar 21, 2017 | Read review
“336 was a Large Room & Great View”
  • Looking West from my room!
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  • Looking South from my room.
  • Added some Christmas
  • The Kitchenette
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TroyH65, Dec 9, 2016 | Read review
“had a room on the 3rd floor, very quite.”
conniej423, Nov 15, 2016 | Read review
“Find a different hotel, better options in the area”
prosailortim, Aug 16, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the inside courtyard are quieter. They are away from the traffic. The swimming pool is also there. Quiet when we needed it to be.”
linda_ski, Aug 5, 2016 | Read review
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