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Encinitas, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Water pressure good! Beds comfortable! Not fancy or updated, but good and comfy for the price. I also appreciate that it is a locally owned family business. Will certainly stay there again. Thank you!

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San rafael
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mo is always courteous, kind & helpful. The room is spacious, clean & comfortable. The entire setting is clean & secure. There is at least one guaranteed parking spot. There are many additional parking spaces along the road just outside the Motel.

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Moeshaikh, 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 More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our drive down the 1 we pulled into Santa Cruz looking for a bed for the night and we did very well to find The Islander, we had a modest budget for motel stops and got a king room here for $75 inc tax. You're 5 mins walk from the main strip of bars and shops. The street was... More 

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Moeshaikh, 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 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly good location near the main roads and restaurants nearby. Nice clean rooms - GREAT shower. Breakfast a little underwhelming - could be a slightly larger choice but was enough to get moving. Service was good - staff are really friendly. Pool was nice to dip in!

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Moeshaikh, 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 

La
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a low to average quality motel, but it has high priced rooms. Despite being located on a busy street, the room has little if any sound proofing. The woman at the front desk was not friendly. The free breakfast was quite modest, particularly in light the high price.

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Vacaville, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel is dated and pricy. As we were visiting for the weekend, I't was just OK as the prices for the surrounding motels were about the same. Sad that demand dictates overpricing the motels keeping one from spending more on local economy rather than greedy motel ownership.

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Vacaville, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This motel is located about a mile from the boardwalk. Nice area, many different types of restaurants within walking distance. The motel rooms are older but they are very clean with updated bed coverings, tv, and nice dresser. The pool is small, but at least its there. I have not personally used it. The owners are very nice people. They... More 

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Moeshaikh, 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 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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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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 August 17, 2016

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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • 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: $74 - $254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Islander Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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