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The Islander Motel

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room was basic and in need of a little refurbishment. However, it had a good outdoor pool and easy parking. 20 minute walk to the beach and 10 minute walk to the main street where there are plenty of bars and restaurants. OK for a short stay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean and near everything. The bed was extremely comfortable and had A/C. After reading Trip Advisor reviews of places on a budget in Santa Cruz, I was getting worried as there wasn't much to choose from. Many motel reviews were scary and everything else outrageously expensive. I'm so glad we found The Islander! Fridge, microwave and plenty of electrical outlets.... More 

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Moeshaikh, Manager at The Islander Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us More 

Sacramento
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms were small for the price. The continental breakfast was toast, cold cereal and coffee. It was much further from the Boardwalk than we thought. Too far to carry all your things to the beach. So we drove and paid the extra $15 a day in parking. Parking was a joke - both nights we had to park next... More 

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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The Islander Motel was very clean, the beds very comfortable, the price was very good. It is not a fancy place but it served our purpose just great. We were on vacation so we were not in the room much but it was a very comfortable room to come back to. There is also a heated pool that people were... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Everything was good! nice remodel, good value for the price, small rooms but were adequate. The pool was heated, you need to bring beach towels they don't provide pool towels. Coffee and cereal for breakfast. I will go back!

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nonenone917, Manager at The Islander Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us and We pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel. It is Our sincerest hope that we have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to the Santa Cruz CA More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

My self and my 14 year old daughter stayed here on short notice after she won a spot in a volleyball tournament. The grounds are clean rooms are clean and the pool is small but also clean. The rooms are small and parking is limited. We walked downtown and to the beach. We never felt unsafe. Nothing fancy at all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

So we drove down to Santa Cruz and needed a place for the evening. Drove around and checked all the places and decided on this location. Got the internet rate and also a downstairs unit. Very reasonable for Santa Cruz. Very happy with accommodations. Nice clean little pool area my wife and I enjoyed by ourselves. Short drive to Boardwalk... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

A slightly dated hotel but we had a good stay.It did not take long to go down to the boardwalk and pier. Free parking, fridge and micro in the room. The bed was a little too soft for our taste. Don't expect much from free breakfast, it was a small continental one served at the reception. All in all ok... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Islander Motel is a good value. The staff is pleasant and courteous. The rooms are very clean and nicely appointed. The bed was very comfortable and there were extra pillows. It is very conveniently located. I like the option of having a pool. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quality motel at a reasonable price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The prices in Santa Cruz on a holiday weekend are pricey! I picked the cheapest place that didn't have bad, scary reviews. This place was clean, the staff was friendly. We were worried by hearing a lot of sirens in the evening, but we had a very quiet night. Note that they do not have hairdryers and no coffee in... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cleans and Comfortable,2 story with 22 guest rooms that include, 32" flat Screen LCD-HD TV Withe Remote, complimentary continental breakfast, Free Local Calls, All rooms have phone, Free WiFi. High speed Internet access in Room hairdryers. All rooms with Micro fridges. Free parking, Seasonally heated pool and electronic door locks for your security. Located approximately 1 mile from the world famous Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. We are within walking distance to Downtown Santa Cruz, numerous nightclubs, theaters and shopping at Pacific Garden Mall. Roaring camp, Mystery Spot, The University of California Santa Cruz, the Museum of Art and History and Pasatiempo Golf Course are all nearby. We look forward to making your stay with us the Best Value in Santa Cruz. Sorry No Pets.One car per Room.Parking is limited. Deposited Required. Extra Person $15.00 Per Person No Extra Beds or Crib,Payment will taken upon arrivel,. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Islander Motel

Address: 522 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6602
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $84 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Islander Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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