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Hotel Solares

600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5162
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#42 of 53 hotels in Santa Cruz

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Santa Cruz, Hotel Solares is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Hotel Solares makes it easy to enjoy the best of Santa Cruz.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and Hotel Solares makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including a 24 hour front desk and express check-in and check-out. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is parking available to guests.

While staying at Hotel Solares, visitors can check out Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove (0.4 mi) and Mission State Park (0.7 mi), some of Santa Cruz's top attractions.

If you like seafood restaurants, Days Inn And Suites Santa Cruz Hotel is conveniently located near Stagnaro Bros Seafood, Firefish Grill, and Riva Fish House.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out West Cliff Drive (0.5 mi) or Santa Cruz Wharf (0.4 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Hotel Solares is sure to make your visit to Santa Cruz one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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3Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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David Izhere wrote a review Sep 2021
2 contributions
Rude and dishonest – Do not expect much at this hotel, beginning with a rude reception at the front desk, there was a young lady and a man, the young lady was cheerful and polite and welcoming, while the other was rude and abrupt with the customers he was helping. To add insult to injury, I called the hotel prior to making a reservation to make sure the Jacuzzi, as advertised on their website, was functional and able to be used. I was told by the man at the front desk, “yes the Jacuzzi is working fine“. Since Jacuzzis are notoriously “shut down because of a bad part“, or “shut down because of Covid,“ I made sure to call before booking the room. Since I was assured by the front desk that the Jacuzzi was working I booked the room and drove from San Jose to Santa Cruz. Upon approaching the Jacuzzi, the water was dark enough that you could not see the bottom -murky and slimy… When I dipped my toe in the water, it was barely warmer than the air temperature (65°), I would sayit was around 70°. When I went to the front desk and spoke to the man who told me it was working, he told me “the pump is running“, and we check it every day and the temperature is 98°. He was rude and argumentative, and in the end he said he would go check the temperature, but anybody with a body temperature could tell the difference between 98° and air temperature. I would skip this place all together. It’s a gamble as to what you will get. You cannot count on what they tell you at the front desk.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
nwpiegirl wrote a review Aug 2021
Covington, Washington116 contributions43 helpful votes
This really isn't a bad hotel. The appearance of the hotel from the street isn't great, but our room was clean and comfortable. We had no problems with our room. We had a room with a king size bed and the bed was nicely made and totally clean. I always look at the sheets when we check in to a hotel room and the sheets were clean and didn't have any stains. The bathroom was clean, as well. We really had no complaints at all about the room. They told us upon check-in that they add a damage deposit to the total cost being charged on our credit card, but that it will be refunded and will drop off our credit card in 3 to 5 business days. I wasn't thrilled about that, but it is what it is I guess. The person that checked us in was friendly & helpful. We requested a late check-out in the morning and she gave us an extra hour, which we really appreciated. What was great for us was that this hotel is a short less than 10 minute walk to Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk, and the reason we were even staying in Santa Cruz is because we were going to the beach. For the price , location, and free parking we were satisfied with our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Jacob wrote a review Jul 2021
8 contributions
By far the worst hotel I ever stayed in…where to start.. 1. Shower knob didn’t work and had no hot water. 2. Had to shoulder door to open do to door sticking. 3. Bugs, the bad kind, got bit on leg 4. No towels or room cleaning service 5. Charging station don’t work 6. Cable and WiFi wasn’t working 7. Broken sliding glass door handle for back patio 8. Blinds broken 9. Floors were gritty and dirty, found use cigarette, we don’t smoke FYI 10. Somehow triple charged by them, they reversed the $1000 plus overcharge, but I have to wait 5-10 business days for refund Wait an hour and forty-five mins to speak to manager, was told he is busy even though I could see him sitting at his desk doing nothing. He would occasionally walk out, see me waiting and quickly return to his desk and sit there doing nothing. I eventually left, the front desk was extremely rude, multiple people came up to complain while I was waiting and she basically said too bad there’s nothing we can do. I have now disputed charges for room for services not provided with my bank but will need to wait up to 90 days since they would not speak with me. LONG STORY SHORT…DO NOT STAY HERE!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Luis V wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions
I always recommend 5 stars everywhere I go you can check my reviews, but this place was really bad; if you have a pet don't go to this place, they will find an excuse to charge extra. I was there for 2 days and for a poor 2 star hotel they charge me almost 800 dollars. The first day we spent it outside with the little chihuahua we brought and he slept in the bathroom with a diaper, as same the second day. We payed 400+ and 103+ for the mascot and 2 days later a charge of 270 dollars. After a week of finding out of what happened with my credit card and trying many calls, finally I got my answer. "He poop everywhere sir." I replied, "What ever he did, he did it in the bathroom floor and I cleaned it." the day before I was in San Francisco 4 star hotel with my pet and I spent less than $200 that night, in short IF YOU WANT TO SPENT 800 FOR 2 NIGHTS IN A 2 STAR HOTEL BE MY GUEST.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: avoid this hotel
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Cherie E wrote a review Apr 2021
Ventura, California18 contributions6 helpful votes
Uhh, what can I say. First I will state the bad: Grounds are tired and worn and the old hallway corridors just don’t appear very clean. Surfaces are worn from the lobby counters, to room desk and chair. The building and cement need a good power wash! Elevator is icky with smudged scratched glass. In the room the usb outlet does not work. Ok now the better mixed with the funk: Though much of the hotel needs repair, even the hinge on the heater is held on with tape, the beds are great! Quality mattress with support and softness,headboard is new, and the quilts are new and modern, sheets are spiffy clean. Room has clean fridge, microwave and flat screen TV. While the room walls are freshly painted, the closet Rod and shelf are corroded and the casing around the bathroom door is chipped along with the tub. But the room floor is great, new carpet and entry wood here. And I can say the staff is very nice and courteous. And the Housecleaners work hard . Please remember to tip them if you stay. So overall, this hotel just needs attention to detail. It is locally owned and I assume the owners will keep trying to make it better . I am between rating average and poor but I will give it average due to the beds and staff being above average.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
$93 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Solares
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Solares?
Nearby attractions include EXIT Santa Cruz (0.3 miles), Kaiser Permanente Arena (0.2 miles), and The Crafter's Studio (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Solares?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Solares?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Solares?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Solares?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Solares?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zachary's Restaurant, Hindquarter Bar & Grille, and Mutari Chocolate.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Solares?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Solares located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Santa Cruz.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Solares?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Solares?
Many travelers enjoy visiting San Lorenzo River Railroad Bridge (0.9 miles).
Is Hotel Solares accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.