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Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz
Ranked #18 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Reviewed August 7, 2011

This was our first stay in Santa Cruz for our daughter's UCSC orientation. Hotel is easy to find off the freeway, close to a great ice cream parlor! Front desk staff were very nice, room was nice and clean. Breakfast was standard fare. Hotel is a little ways from UCSC and from downtown, but very serviceable. Have to echo parking garage stories, building pillars make spaces very narrow, hated to leave once I got a middle spot! FIAT SLUG!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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HIE_Santa_Cruz, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2011

Dear jscubed,

Thank you for choosing our hotel for UCSC orientation. We appreciate you taking the time to let others know about the great service your received at our hotel.

We hope to be your home away from home any time you come to Santa Cruz and University of California Santa Cruz.

If there is ever anything I can personally help you with, please call me at 831.295.6001 or email: arivera@bprproperties.com. Thank you!

Best wishes to a great school year ahead,
Angelica Rivera, General Manager

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Reviewed August 3, 2011

This was a great hotel to stay at. Our room was huge, and very clean. The breakfast in the morning was good, and the staff was extremely friendly. I will be staying here again the next time I am in the Santa Cruz area.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Thank AlanaD16
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HIE_Santa_Cruz, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2011

Thank you for staying with us! We are thrilled to know we are your choice hotel for your future visits to Santa Cruz! We hope to see you again soon!
Regards,
Angelica

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Reviewed August 2, 2011

This is a very decent hotel for the value. The hotel is very clean. The free breakfast in the morning is fairly good. The front desk staff was very helpful throughout my stay. The beds were very comfortable.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Thank goodshink
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HIE_Santa_Cruz, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2011

Thank you so much for staying with us and for your review. We hope you continue to stay with us anytime you are in Santa Cruz!
Regards,
Angelica Rivera, General Manager

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Reviewed July 27, 2011

The General Manager, Angelica was really nice to upgrade us in a King Suite and the room was AMAZING! My 14 month old son loves the huge space. Their mattress is so comfortable, I asked the staff about the specific brand and told her that we will buy Serta mattress immediately :-). The front desk staff, Tanya who welcome us in and checked us out was very friendly and helpful. Complimentary breakfast was delicious (love the pancake maker!).
This is my son's first overnight away from home and he had an amazing experience!
Will come back again really soon.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Thank jlancin
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HIE_Santa_Cruz, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2011

Thank you for sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you had such a great stay! I have shared your comments about Tanya with her and the rest of the team. We are SO proud of her! We hope to see you again soon!
Best,
Angelica

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Reviewed July 26, 2011

After long hours of traveling we were happy to finally arrive. The hotel was in a great location for us. The staff was very helpful and they provided a very nice breakfast.
The rooms are updated and clean. Nice place.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Thank nieuwcruiser
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HIE_Santa_Cruz, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2011

Thank you for staying Smart at our Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Cruz, we hope to have you again soon!
If there is anything I can do to assist you further, please call me at 831.295.6001.
Regards,
Angelica Rivera, General Manager

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Reviewed July 25, 2011

I don't sleep so well in Hotels...but I slept so good, nice and quiet area. Great bed. You can tell it's still very new. Nice decor. Staff very accomodating when I asked for extra towels. Nice pool area and hot tub! Great stay!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Thank Andreamy7
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HIE_Santa_Cruz, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2011

Thank you for staying with us! Please come stay with us any time you need that extra hour of sleep!
We hope to see you again soon! :)
Best,
Angelica, GM

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Reviewed July 24, 2011

We booked a room with two queens, and were happy to find we also had a sofa bed for our family of four. Breakfast was standard Holiday Inn Express fare. The front desk had printed directions to attractions and were helpful. I'd add to the parking garage horror stories, that the exit from the garage is such that we loudly thunked the undercarriage of our Camry whenever exiting. Poorly designed... but this could be easily fixed.

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HIE_Santa_Cruz, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2011

Thank you for staying with us and for commenting on the great service you received from us! I have forwarded your comments to our ownership; I know they share our vision of providing the best guest experience possible. We will take the necessary steps to address the parking lot issue. If you have a moment and would like to chat, please call me at 831.295.6001. Thank you!
Best Regards,
Angelica Rivera, General Manager

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz

Address: 1410 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range: $131 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You can relish the comforts of home when you choose to stay at our Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz. Our hotel's location offers easy access to the Boardwalk, picturesque beaches, towering redwoods and terrific shopping. Our new Santa Cruz, CA hotel is the perfect starting point for a trip to Northern California.Corporate guests appreciate our business amenities and the location of our hotel in Santa Cruz, CA. We are located near local businesses such as Plantronics, Santa Cruz County Offices and UC Santa Cruz. We offer free high-speed, wireless Internet access and a 24-hour business center, so you can stay productive while you travel. You can enjoy a barefoot stroll along the beach, thrill rides at the historic Santa Cruz Boardwalk or a visit to the Surfing Museum because our Santa Cruz hotel's location is perfect for a California vacation. The family might love a ride on the Roaring Camp Railroad through the Redwood forest. It's easy to take a vineyard tour, indulge in shopping at the Capitola Village or take a stroll along the Santa Cruz wharf.Our hotel in Santa Cruz, CA has outstanding amenities like a well-equipped Fitness Center, a Sauna and a sparkling, outdoor pool and guest patio. Our contemporary rooms pamper you with HDTV and iPod docking stations. There's even a free, hot breakfast. Discover why we're the best choice among hotels in Santa Cruz, CA. ... more   less 
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