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Surf City Inn & Suites

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2.0 of 5
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619 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Econo Lodge)
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This sure has a better name than when I first stayed and a nice paint job since I stayed last year. I first stayed here about 10 years ago when it was econolodge. It was October and Santa Cruz was pretty quiet. We rolled into town and rooms were being rented for pocket change. Loads of choice. I liked the... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

This is one of those cases where I should have read the reviews and I would never even tried this place. We only needed a "one night stay" in Santa Cruz before our Marathon the next day. So we were not aiming high to begin with. Just wanted a clean simple room to get a good nights rest. The red... More 

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Pioneer, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Let me start off by saying that if I could give this place 0 stars I could. Horrible customer service, dirty rooms (the bed had garbage and dirt under the sheets, which had obviously not been changed), no parking (they made us park in the fire lane) and the room smelled like an out house (which they claimed was their... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

How are they staying in business I don't understand. The room is dirty, the bathroom is falling apart. Dust and stains are all over the room. Carpet is 100 years old and has not been washed for decades

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I was here on Aug. 6, 2015 for my daughter's campus tour at UCSC. So we had booked a hotel reservation at SURF CITY INN & SUITES which i have no complaints at all except the internet connection and the service.. We'd arrived at the hotel early at 9a, but, wasn't allow to check in early until 3p. We asked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Surf City with Family and had a blast. Reasonably priced, clean and freshly painted rooms. Flat screen TV, Fridge and Micro, good size bathroom, beds were comfortable. Very close to the Beach and Boardwalk with free parking. Indoor pool and hot tub were perfect temp and was great to use after a long day at the beach.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

The WORST place I have ever stayed. The vending machine didn't work and the guy was too busy playing on his phone to assist. There was a deodorizer smell that gave me a migraine. The tub had a rust hole in the middle. Sleep in your car before considering this place.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

I believe the amount I was charged for the room was too much, mostly when many things where not at the level of a good hotel. I was in room 210. The fan of the restroom was not working. The AC / heater was not working. It had a sign that the temperature needed to be controlled by hand. I... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My room was huge and had a sitting area. It was very clean. I only stayed for a very short time so I didn't get to use or see the pool area. The one thing I really didn't like about the room was that there was no blackout curtain on the main window. There were blinds but they let in... More 

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Cupertino, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Location is kind of in a residential area but it made it quieter. Not far from the beach and Boardwalk and the wharf. Rooms were okay. I liked the indoor pool. Had a little problem with my room type being unavailable at check in but they accommodated me with an upgrade to a bigger room. I would stay here again.

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