Got a great deal on Priceline for this hotel. We often stay at HIE properties due to good breakfast and free parking. One thing that was missing from my usual HIE experience, the room did not have a mini-fridge, hence only 4 stars. But the staff was beyond friendly and one of them was going table-to-table every morning greeting everyone. Location is good, 10-15 minute drive to boardwalk. Gas station across the street was convenient. Reading some of the complaints about the parking, yes the spaces are a bit narrow and many pillars occupy the space but we got our SUV in there without much issue. You just have to be careful. Housekeeping was a bit spotty; we were missing the tissue box and did not have spare tp at first; but a call to the front desk solved that. Also, breakfast tended to be a bit busy and when we showed up late there was no longer any rolls nor breakfast meat. Get there early. Also our room ran out of hot water on one morning. But overall I would stay there again if the price is right.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
- Holiday Inn Santa Cruz