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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Cruz

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#14 of 53 hotels in Santa Cruz
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.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid public parking on-site
Parking garage
Secured parking
Street parking
Free internet
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Grade: 64 out of 100
97Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
21Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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My family and I stayed here while in Santa Cruz and I’ve got to say that the location is pretty convenient. It is just a short driving distance to the Boardwalk. The rooms were clean and the staff were friendly. The parking can be a bit tight in the underground parking garage as well as a few spots on the same level as the lobby. Free breakfast is always a plus. The Holiday Inn usually always has hot breakfast but with this option there is always of course a line depending on what time you go. Nonetheless, always great to be able to grab a bite in the morning before you head out on all the adventures. All in all a good experience and wouldn’t mind staying here again if we ever are in the Santa Cruz area!
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Parking spaces are on average way too small for even normal sized cars, so it gets interesting late at night if it’s busy. The rooms are updated and clean, my wife didn’t like the overly soft pillows. The breakfast was tasty and they had a good variety of choices, the downside is it didn’t start until 7am so there was a mad dash as soon as the food was available. The front desk staff was pleasant and accommodating to let us check in an hour early.
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We LOVED this location. We will DEFINATLEY be back! The Check in was easy and we felt like we were in good hands. They had a busy weekend and the rooms were not quite ready so they switched us to a two bed room at no extra charge. We were able to pick our floor and the parking was very easy and convenient. Our room was very nice and the beds were AMAZING. SO SO COMFORTABLE! We especially loved the pool. A wonderful treat to swim in the heated pool after a long day. They had towels ready and many spots to lounge. We only stayed one night and swam 3 times. So cool that it was open until 10:00. The breakfast FREE! That is such a great draw. Lots of great choices but I would stay away from the omelets. Not complaining about free food! But sadly there was one very very yucky part about the experience. At the breakfast there is a kitchen and a person working re-filling the food. Yet this very modern facility in this sea side town is using plastic utensils and plastic cups that will not bio degrade for !,000 years. So much senseless and careless polluting. I mean buy some forks and wash a fork! And the use of plastic cups for a few sips of juice that will pollute the earth for generations? EW! I will buy them some forks and cups, just let me know. That would really show this amazing gift we call Santa Cruz the respect it deserves! Ps this stuff does not get recycled! That is the only reason I gave them 4 stars!
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We stayed at The Holiday Inn Express & Suites for one night. The hotel is easy to find and has plenty of parking. We were able to check-in early which is always a good thing and the receptionist was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable but not much light and looking a bit tired, as was the bathroom. Breakfast was not great; very little choice and full of children running around and screaming. This was a bit of a theme during our stay; children were running up and down the corridor all evening, screaming and laughing and again, early the follwing morning. Unfortunately, the calls down to reception didn't stop the noise which went on for hours. The walls are paper thin (as all hotel walls are) so we did not have the best nights sleep. However, the hotel is reasonably priced and a short walk to the Boardwalk which is a great day out. We would stay here again on this basis.
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I recently enjoyed a stay at this great location. This property is much loved and well cared for. The front desk provided fantastic service & my room did not disappoint. The parking is an extra $7 a night and beneath the hotel. Beware the stalls are too small!!
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$164 - $410 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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