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“Santa Cruz Boardwalk overnight” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mission Inn

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Mission Inn
Ranked #14 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
California
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50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Santa Cruz Boardwalk overnight”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2011

We took our two granddaughters to Santa Cruz for a complete day on the beach and boardwalk. After checking Trip Advisor and reviews we stayed at Mission Inn overnight before returning home. The rooms were clean though very small for the four of us. Lighting was poor for reading with only one nightstand in between two queen beds.
The breakfast offering was very basic and plain. Our girls wanted hot chocolate but only one package remained. the maids walked in to our room twice thinking we had checked out. Overall this hotel was satisfactory but nothing special. Less than two miles to the boardwalk but confusing to drive there and back.

Room Tip: We had our two teen granddaughters with us. Perhaps the hotel offers larger rooms than the one we s...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tita M
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pleasanton, California
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

If this is #6 I would hate to see what is worse. I have stayed all over the world and this has to be on par with a $29 a night motel. Yes, it was clean but rooms are so dated, towels are crispy and noise level is ok if you get lucky, meaning no one next to you dares to even snoore. I will definitely pay more for an updated place that is part of the Hilton or Marriot chain.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank BG-CA
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Hillsboro, Oregon
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

The Mission Inn is in a great neighborhood with lots of great local restaurants and only a mile And a half to the boardwalk (which gets you out of the seediness in that area). Clean, basic breakfast in a nice room, great hottub and nice guests.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lyds987
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

took a chance on the Mission Inn, as I usually don't stay in non-chain hotels. I am so glad I did! everything was great, the cost was completely reasonable, and we really enjoyed our stay. clean, quiet, good location. would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EAMans
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

The staff couldn't have been any nicer -- in fact, when she took us to our room, the receptionist (one of the owners?) decided that it would be too noisy since it was right on the busy street and instead put us in a larger room at the back of the parking lot at no extra charge. Unfortunately, that room was still VERY noisy: we not only heard every sound from the street, we also had an air conditioner that sounded like a jet engine. Not a great night's sleep.

Other features: decor was dated, but room was clean. HUGE room, would have been OK for four people. Jacuzzi tub a nice touch and very welcome, but getting both of us in was a tight squeeze. Mini-fridge (we didn't use it). Far from beach, but only a three-block walk to several wine-tasting rooms!

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mizabeenie
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Albany, New York
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2011

We liked it here after hard stay in SF . Manager Tom___ goes out of his way to make you comfortable and happy . Good value and nice staff . thanks , Tom .

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gidtanner
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2011

My daughter and I came into town for UCSC Orientation. We decided to book Mission Inn because of the comments on Trip Advisor and were very disappointed. The bathroom was dirty with mold in the shower and hair on the towels. The place needs some deep cleaning. The staff was nice but when I made a complaint they looked at me as if I was over reacting until I showed them the pictures I took with my phone. We definitely paid too much for this room.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank sjcfamily6
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Additional Information about Mission Inn

Property: Mission Inn
Address: 2250 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mission Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
53 spacious and accommodating guest rooms include in-room coffee, complimentary continental breakfast, cable TV, HBO, air conditioning and high speed internet. Most rooms have refrigerators and microwaves. Closest hotel to UCSC. Only five minutes to the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk, beaches, downtown and several restaurants. ... more   less 
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