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Holiday Inn Express Santa Cruz
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

Good clean and fairly new hotel. Friendly helpful staff. The breakfast was ok. It pretty much what you want from one of these hotel chains. Easy to find and its conveniently located at the end of the highway on the say into the city of Santa Cruz. It was very quiet and a relaxing place after a busy day in the area.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank glenridge
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

I would stay at this hotel again in a heartbeat! The staff was wonderful and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was wonderful. The breakfast and great with variety. No complaints.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Evi319
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Reviewed July 26, 2010

We stayed one night on a vacation to the beach/boardwalk. We booked not knowing much about it other than it was fairly new and we were very pleased when we arrived. The first thing I noticed was the brand new smell of the hotel. Everything was emaculate and the reception staff was very helpful. Our room was very clean and modern. We stayed in a double room and it was quite spacious. The comfort of the bed for us was amazing! It was very cozy! The pillowcases were labeled 'soft' & 'firm" to choose which would be more comfortable which I thought was unique and cool. The bathroom sink area sat on a shelf area which was a great place to keep our toiletries. There was a hairdryer (powerful and new!). The only thing I didn't care for was the supplied shampoo and soaps. Definately bring your own-there was not much a lather quality to the shampoo. After being on the beach all day, I needed something that made me feel a little cleaner! The morning breakfast had a good selection of bagels, muffins, cereal, yogurts, etc. Juices, and coffee as well. The pool was small but we were there to go to the beach not the pool. The hours of breakfast were a little short, so you need to get down there before it shuts down. This hotel made our trip to SC very relaxing and enjoyable. I was impressed with the hotel and will definately stay again when we return!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Thank coulfam
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Reviewed July 19, 2010

Stayed here with spouse and two teenagers for a weekend trip to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Because it was a Saturday stay all hotels in the Santa Cruz area were on the higher end; which is why this one was more $ than one would pay for a Holiday Inn Express somewhere else.

The hotel is newer as the the room was nice, clean with a very modern bathroom. It is a three story U shape with the top of the U being one story which I believe is their maintenance area. The pool is rather small and in the middle of the facility. There is nothing nearby that would bring you to this hotel other than your need for a hotel room. The breakfast was adequate, but there is a Denny's across the street.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Thank Busy-Mom-of-1
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Reviewed July 8, 2010

This is a new hotel, and still appears and smells new (new carpet smell). We stayed in the suite, which was huge - plenty of room for 5 people. The beds were comfy with down comforters. There were 2 flat screen tv's (one in the "sleeping area", one in the living area). The room was incredibly clean and lacked that typical "hotel" smell.

Breakfast was ok with your standard chain hotel quality hot food (tasteless eggs, rubber bacon, dry biscuits), but still convenient to have on site.

The hotel is not really within walking distance to anything worthwhile, but it's just a short drive to everything (Trader Joe's, the boardwalk, The Mystery Spot...).

My only complaint was the price of the hotel, but it was a Saturday night in the summer, so 'tis the season.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Thank wc-cali
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