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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Baggage storage
Hot tub
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Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Theresa C wrote a review Aug 2020
San Mateo, California10 contributions
Don’t ever pay more than $100 for this hotel. The photos online make the place seem simple and modern, and while I can tell they tried with some furniture upgrades (a bathroom mirror with integrated lighting, a desk with power and USB outlets), the building and rooms are very old, dirty, and have thin walls. The night we stayed the prices were listed at $360. Combined with the photos we saw online, we thought we were getting a decent place near downtown Santa Cruz, but we were in complete disbelief when we got the keys to our room. First... the room was just plain dark. There was no main lighting and the 1 light switch by the door didn’t work. No wonder because despite the room being pretty large, it had next to no furniture and no lights except for the 2 lamps by the bed. 1 of the 2 didn’t work. So we had 1 bathroom light and 1 bed light working. In hindsight that might have been intentional because there were dents, plastered holes in the walls, and even a cracked doorframe which was only visible from the inside with sunlight. It also didn’t help they had several rowdy groups checked in as well who were partying though the night. The walls are thin. You can hear the balcony doors sliding and their voices, music, etc. And when they let their door slam shut, it really reverberates through to the floor. I get the feeling this is the type of crowd they usually get here. Which isn’t the fault of the hotel itself but when paired with poor noise insulation, it’s surprising they don’t have cops over every night. The bed had clean sheets. That’s 1 good thing in their favor. And the receptionists we did talk to were friendly and tried to help, but management would only allow a partial refund and were not available to address the issue in person. Even with the partial refund we were still paying over $200 in total. The place is definitely not worth the price tag and I hope no one ever comes here because even if they’re a decent budget hotel, any hotel that runs a scam and marks up the prices that high and claims a quality they cannot offer doesn’t deserve to book anyone.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
grammalyn2020 wrote a review Aug 2020
Redding, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
I dislike posting negative review, but I reached out twice to see if they would address the many problems and they did not. Room 206 had two sliding doors and a tiny patio. One overlooked broken patio furniture and trash, and the other had a curtain rod that did not extend the length of the window so we couldn’t keep the light out. The thermostat on the wall was not wired, and fell on the floor when we tried to adjust it.. There were no light covers on the canned ceiling lights, showing spider webs and dust. There were many transients in the parking lot and it didn’t feel very safe. COVID precautions were in place-no breakfast of any sort. Other places we have stayed have had wrapped pastries. Awful experience for over $200.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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passion4people wrote a review Jul 2020
Seattle, WA39 contributions10 helpful votes
We had a few issues: 1. Mold in the bathroom 2. No outlet that worked near the beds so a family of four traveling on road trip could not plug devices, the clock and phone did not work. We got an extension cord that we could use on the desk, from the front desk. 3. The neighbors that came in a 2AM were arguing for at least 20 minutes. The phone did to work to call the front desk and so we had to listen to them until they finished their fight to go back to bed. 4. Mold on the sheet 5.Stains and hold in covers.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Shay B wrote a review Mar 2020
Oakland, California70 contributions29 helpful votes
I didn't know what to expect upon arrival, but it was a comfortable stay for a one-night stay. Very close to the Boardwalk, safe hotel parking, but I wouldn't recommend walking in the neighborhood at night down to the Boardwalk. Staff was very friendly and breakfast had a decent selection.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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kimberly b wrote a review Feb 2020
San Bruno, California57 contributions39 helpful votes
I don’t know how this place gets such a bad rating. The rooms aren’t THE BEST, but they’re worth it for the price I paid. First, I want to give out a shout out to the staff (Anthony and John). They were super helpful in accommodating us for an appropriate room with our kids. John granted my request for a lounge chair in the room, gave us a real big corner room (#228). There were no guests below us as it was a parking garage. Perfect because I had a few small kids that love running around. The room was spacious, 2 queen beds, they were both really clean, pillow top and comfortable. Plenty of pillows too. The bathroom wasn’t all up to date. They obviously need to do a better job in painting the door and walls because it did look outdated. The shower ran fine. No problems there. I did, however, notice a piece of trash in the back of the TV stand which was missed by the housekeeper. The carpets were clean. We had 2 balcony’s. The neighborhood its in isn’t the most trusting, but it was ok. We weren’t out walking at night anyways. The location is perfect. 10 min walking distance to the boardwalk right over the ramp and central to other places we visited. The breakfast was basic, bagels, yogurt, cereal, eggs, coffee, juice. No meat :/ Still wasn’t bad for being included with the booking. Pools were heated, but didn't have any time to take a dip. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, we had no issues with the staff whatsoever and the rooms were really worth it for the price we paid. I will consider staying here again in the future!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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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, Saturn Cafe, and Hindquarter Bar & Grille.
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.
Is Hotel Solares accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.