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Carousel Beach Inn

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110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 110 Rivers (Formerly Carousel Motel)
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88 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Carousel Beach Inn is the perfect place to stay. So close to the Wharf, and right across the street from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Our room faced the Boardwalk, at night after spending the day on the Wharf and Boardwalk it was nice to sit on the balcony and watch some of the rides. Room was very quite and... More 

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Thank DellaE
Portland, Oregon
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The front desk staff were friendly and helpful when we arrived. The room was clean, although the shower stall in our room could've used an update. We were in an accessible room so not sure if they are all like that. There was some noise from the boardwalk and other guests, but not so much that I couldn't sleep. The... More 

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Claremont, California
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rooms were comfortable and very convenient to Boardwalk. Convenient to purchase Boardwalk pkg. through hotel, as well. Very family oriented. A little funky as one would hope a hotel would be in laid back beach town. Gave a 4 instead of 5 for two reasons: breakfast was pretty minimal. Really just muffins, bagels and a little fruit - no food... More 

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Thank g m
Turlock, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first stay at your motel, and were very happy. The room was perfect, clean and most comfortable. The location was awesome, perfect to be able to park our car and have everything within walking distance. W didn't have a single complaint, and plan on staying here again in the future.

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Thank pattief8
Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Location right across from the boardwalk is ideal. But the newly renovated rooms are just some paint and new curtains. Beds are ok not great. We were told that the king spa room would sleep our family of 4 no problem. But it only had 1 king bed and a pull out that was a single. Made for a very... More 

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Thank Michele B
Tracy, California, United States
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25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The continental breakfast could use some improvement. They had bagels but not regular bread for toasting. They served the continental breakfast in a small room with rickety tables. The rooms were clean, but the bathrooms small. The motel is located right across from the Boardwalk. With the sliding glass door open you can here the activity from the boardwalk. I... More 

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Thank Pam B
Novato, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very convenient to the beach and boardwalk if that is your intent. We came with a child and did not want to have to deal with driving and parking so it was perfect for that. If you are coming to sightsee other areas as well, or want to avoid crowds, it would be better to stay further from the boardwalk,... More 

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Thank scochrane8792
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was clean and close to the beach boardwalk! The linoleum floors make for easy sand clean up. Bed was creaky and old and lock on bathroom didn't work. Customer service was Excellent! Very friendly, helpful staff.

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Thank Candi M
Somis, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly upon check-in and the hotel was clean.I enjoyed being close to the beach and easy walk to the wharf for dinner (at Riva's - excellent!) It was loud till almost midnight because of proximity to the Boardwalk so be aware. the Continental breakfast could have used cereal and milk also for kids. beds were very... More 

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Thank yvonne J
Santa Rosa, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This could be a really great place! But it still needs improvement. I love how close it is to the boardwalk, the hotel has been renovated so it does not look as bad as the other hotels do. I really like the colors used in the room, they are inviting and vibrant but lack quality. The furniture is all flimsy,... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The family-friendly Carousel Beach Inn is just steps away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Main Beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carousel Beach Inn

Address: 110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 110 Rivers (Formerly Carousel Motel)
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $119 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Carousel Motel Santa Cruz
Carousel Hotel Santa Cruz
Carousel Santa Cruz
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
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