Let's start with the positives, since there are many. The motel rooms are very clean and well appointed. The outdoor heated pool is wonderful - and nothing beats a swim in the brisk Pacific air first thing in the morning. The complimentary breakfast is also much better than the standard fare served at peer establishments. The restaurant on site is very good, and if you want to walk down to the Aptos Center nearby there are great dining options there as well.
It is a pity then, that the front-desk staff aren't a bit more friendly. This is the one blemish that would prevent me from giving this place 5 stars. However, since you typically don't have to deal with the front desk more than twice during your stay, this is a small matter.
All in all, excellent value for money and a great weekend retreat for Bay Area locals. I will certainly be going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the beauty of northern California's beaches and lush natural landscape from the comfort of this luxurious Aptos hotel near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Located just minutes from Seacliff Beach, this charming Aptos hotel offers easy access to the area's many attractions. The famed Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is just a short drive away, as is exciting whale watching, kayaking, sailing and more. Outdoor lovers delight in hiking through the majestic redwoods and other local flora at the nearby Wilder Ranch, Henry Cowell, and Nisene Marks State Parks. Go back in time on the historic Roaring Camp Railroads, sample some of California's finest wines at Santa Cruz wineries or get a glimpse of life under the sea at the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, less than an hour away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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