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Edgewater Beach Motel

525 2nd St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5439
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#26 of 53 hotels in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Beach Boardalk 1 block east and across from main beach & wharf. 17 unique non-smoking units. Spacious family suites with fully equipped kitchens, separate bedroom, and 2 T.V.'s. Enjoy our delightful climate while relaxing by our pool. Picnic area with gas BBQ's and great view. Short walk to downtown and west cliff drive. Some rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and oceanviews.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Allergy-free room
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Winter L wrote a review Jun 2020
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I've been staying here for the last several years on a regular basis and I have never been disappointed! Plenty of space, dog friendly rooms available. Comfortable beds. The staff is exceptional! Friendly, accommodating and personable. All the rooms are unique, something for everyone. It is within walking distance to surfing, a day on the beach, the boardwalk, the wharf, downtown and a short drive to the Santa Cruz Harbor and neighboring cities such as Capitola and Aptos. Great restaurants and shopping in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
HonestJon wrote a review Dec 2019
Cardiff, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here about four years ago and the reviews seem to reflect our stay. Great location but one of the worst hotels/motels we’ve stayed in. Breakfast was a couple of crumbs on reception, the pool was salty and the staff were loud and rude. The rooms were dated and we put towels over our pillows as they looked dirty. Great location though! 👎👎👎
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
E O wrote a review Sep 2019
Portland, Oregon64 contributions12 helpful votes
Stayed here for business one night, but thoroughly enjoyed the proximity to the beach and to downtown SC - easy walk to boardwalk, beach and downtown SC eats and shopping. The owner is so sweet and they want to work with you so just be a person - you know, a human who is present and kind - it is returned 10-fold. This is an older motel with A LOT of charm. California is expensive. You can stay somewhere less expensive but that is your choice. I would absolutely stay here again. Great service, sweet people and darling property at the beach!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: all rooms are unique and all on one level - this is a motel
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Eric H wrote a review Sep 2019
Union City, California151 contributions68 helpful votes
I assume the standards and expectations of motels in Santa Cruz are so low that people would rate this place fabulous. The staff is nice enough, but the place is very old and outdated. The room has green indoor/outdoor carpeting. There is no AC. Yes it is a 2min walk to the ocean, but the room was very warm upon check in. It can get easily get into the 90s in Santa Cruz. I don’t know how old the mattresses are, but the sheets seemed ancient as they were very scratchy. This was also the first time I have seen a bed spread in 15 years. Why do you need it when it’s 89F. The bathroom was literally 4x4 but at least the shower had almost decent water pressure. Cannot complain about the location as we walked to the beach, dining and the boardwalk. This was a last min booking and I sorely regret using my valuable free night on the property. If I had paid $85 I would have NO complaints but the cash value of my free night was $320 and I paid another 95 to cover the difference plus taxes. I should have done more research. This is the one time TripAdvisor let me down.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
9erbabe wrote a review Aug 2019
Florida58 contributions13 helpful votes
We were very pleased with our room the views were awesome we had a little patio that we could sit out on and look at the ocean right across the street. The staff were extremely friendly and the parking was convenient to the room, each had an exclusive spot.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Edgewater Beach Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Edgewater Beach Motel?
Nearby attractions include West Cliff Drive (0.1 miles), Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (0.3 miles), and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Edgewater Beach Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Edgewater Beach Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Edgewater Beach Motel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Edgewater Beach Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Edgewater Beach Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Picnic Basket, Beach Street Cafe, and Ideal Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Edgewater Beach Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Edgewater Beach Motel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Santa Cruz.
Are pets allowed at Edgewater Beach Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Edgewater Beach Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Davenport Jail (9.9 miles).
Does Edgewater Beach Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.