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Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area

314 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5524
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#15 of 53 hotels in Santa Cruz

Looking for a place to stay in Santa Cruz? Then look no further than Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Santa Cruz to your doorstep.

Comfort Inn Santa Cruz offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers a 24 hour front desk and express check-in and check-out, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a pool and free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove (0.2 mi) and Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse (0.8 mi), guests of Comfort Inn Santa Cruz can easily experience some of Santa Cruz's most well known attractions.

While in Santa Cruz, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Santa Cruz Comfort Inn, including Stagnaro Bros Seafood (0.6 mi), The Crow's Nest (1.0 mi), and The Buttery (0.7 mi).

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out West Cliff Drive (0.4 mi) or Santa Cruz Wharf (0.2 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area as you experience everything Santa Cruz has to offer.

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Damaliah N wrote a review Sep 2020
50 contributions6 helpful votes
Hotel is steps from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and there are many restaurants to choose from within walking distance. I recommentd the room with the whirlpool bath in it. GREAT! Rooms have microwaves, fridges & coffee makers. Store is right across the street for snack and things. Unfortunatley, walls are VERY thin here, so if you are looking for a place to get peace and quiet....this really is not it. Its great for a quick overnight stay if you dont want to drive home from a day at the beach.
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Date of stay: August 2020
TedSLC wrote a review Jun 2020
Taft, California491 contributions129 helpful votes
First of all, you should know that it's a *motel* and not a hotel. That fact alone causes this property to lose a star in my book. Secondly, although the place is clean, it's obvious that the owner is putting the least amount of money into it as possible: The furniture is cheap and in poor condition. The ice machine literally will only fill two small ice buckets without running out of ice. There is no complimentary breakfast; blame it on Covid-19 (other hotels have found work-arounds for this). Parking is abysmally limited, but TBH that's not really their fault. On the upside, the location is terrific -- within easy walking distance of the boardwalk and numerous restaurants. For the $200 my room cost me, I could have stayed somewhere much better.
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Date of stay: June 2020
radiacabeza wrote a review Feb 2020
San Diego, CA30 contributions96 helpful votes
Stayed a single night on our way up the coast. We arrived late and were warmly welcomed. Parked our car right outside of our room which was very helpful. The hotel itself is very close to the boardwalk area and just a short Uber ride to downtown. I noticed that the GM (I think) was also checking to see that all cars were properly locked, which I appreciated since we weren't familiar with the neighborhood. The room itself served its purpose, big comfy bed and decent shower. Fridge and microwave were great for holding our leftovers. The standout though was Kumar! In the frenzy that is checking out of a hotel, we left a brand new pair of shoes behind. We realized this hours after leaving. We called the hotel and Kumar checked the room. When they weren't in there, he checked with housekeeping and they had found them! Kudos for honest employees! We were able to send a box to the hotel to get them shipped back to us. This could have been a huge bummer on our vacation but Kumar was friendly and responsive and did what he said he was going to do (a rarity nowadays).
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Ralstin wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I am a resident of Santa Cruz and have had the pleasure of staying at the Comfort Inn by the boardwalk as we wait on our rental to be ready in a few weeks. I normally do not write reviews, but this place really deserves one. I am a strong believer in individuals that caretake and run motels/hotels being the reflection of the place itself. We have had nothing but the up most kindness and respect given from the manager here. He is always, and I mean ALWAYS available with a smile and fast service. He ensures the property is kept in great condition along with the rooms and exterior. The house keeping staff is friendly and does a phenomenal job cleaning every day. Weekends get busy here and the parking lot is small, but this manager will personally come out and direct you into a spot to ensure you fit. Not only that but he has been known to call us in our room at night and remind us to lock our car as theft is inevitable in life. These little touches are really rare and hard to find these days. The price is right, the beds are comfy, the rooms are super clean, the continental breakfast is way more than you would normally see around. We have stayed at expensive fancy SC hotels and this is hands down our cozy favorite place to visit. Please consider on your next trip here. Enjoy!! All the best, Stacy
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Melissa P wrote a review Jan 2020
Monterey, California374 contributions104 helpful votes
We stayed here "off-season" on a 3-day weekend trip to Santa Cruz. The hotel was affordable, in a good location and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. It's super close to the boardwalk - couple minutes walk- and about 1mi to downtown Santa Cruz. The room and continental breakfast were pretty standard and they also had a small pool. Would be a great spot in the summertime if you have kids and are visiting the boardwalk.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area
Which popular attractions are close to Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area?
Nearby attractions include Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (0.2 miles), Santa Cruz Wharf (0.2 miles), and Boardwalk Bowl (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area?
Conveniently located restaurants include Beach Street Cafe, Loard's Ice Cream, and Falafel Hut.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Santa Cruz.
Is Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.