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“Very Nice Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Mission Inn
Ranked #17 of 53 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very Nice Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

This was a very nice place to stay and the management was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and nice. It was a very convenient location, close to a lot of things. We really enjoyed our stay there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 Thank Nancy H
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cheshire
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197 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for one night on our drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Staff were helpful at check in and the room was big and spotlessly clean. Excellent value for a comfortable bed for the night. The fridge and microwave in the room were a bonus.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank candirisk
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Granite Bay, CA
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20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed here for two nights while taking our daughter to UCSC. Closest hotel to UCSC. I had asked for a quiet room in the back of the hotel and we got a room that was quiet, but not quite at the back of the hotel. It was okay, the room was clean and appropriately appointed for the star rating. . The free breakfast was free, and that is about what it was worth. The breakfast room was crowded and really too small for the amount of people it is meant to accommodate. I'd stay here again because it was much less expensive than the Holiday Inn where we'd stayed before in Santa Cruz and I'm willing to go out for a decent breakfast elsewhere.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back to avoid the noise of Mission Street and go out for a decent breakfast.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank mommyclaire
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Thousand Oaks, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We went to orientation for UCSC.. First the great news is that the hotel is the closest to the school. Staff is very friendly.
The mattresses in the room were extremely uncomfortable and you could feel the springs. Hard to sleep, and for that reason alone we would not return,
The hotel offered breakfast, although we did not stay, so cannot review.
The Mission Inn is very clean, and there is a nice larger bathroom..
Overall, reminded me of a Motel 6,but very clean.

Room Tip: If you need a good sleep with a great mattress, choose a different hotel.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Susan and Mark R
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Medford, Oregon
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109 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We go to Santa Cruz every few months and it is the first time we stay at this Inn.
Our room was quiet and reasonably adequate in space and we did sleep well.
We would have given it more stars, were it not for a remarkably ill-mannered front desk person, who refused to to give any attention to an elderly person who had a sort of emergency to solve, although it would have taken her one minute to do so.
I must add, for honesty, that the other desk personnel the next day were perfectly amiable and kind.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ChefLuigiBo
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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We booked a three day stay at the Mission Inn, two days before our trip. We arrived after 3:00 A.M. and the front staff was able to accomadate our late check in without issues. I previously lived in Santa Cruz for several years and had heard good things about this hotel. In the past, family that visited me in S.C used other local hotels and had issues with staff and low quality of services. We looked into other hotels near the boardwalk and were scared when we saw the close to $400 daily rate for a cheap and nasty room. Our room was always super clean and we were able to park right in front of our room. The housekeeping staff was very polite and greeted us every time we passed by. They were very respectful about not making too much noise in the early hours. Overall, noise was not a concern. We used the jacuzzi at night and it was very relaxing. Our room had a fridge and microwave which came in handy. The Safeway grocery store was a block away. There is a donut shop across the street and several places to eat close by. The breakfast was great, especially the coffee was very tasty. We used a rollaway bed for our son. It was a little lumpy, but my son said he slept well. If you are planning to visit the boardwalk area, parking is an issue because the residential area requires permits and meter parking is hard to find. Lots close to the boardwalk cost around $20.00 bucks. We parked in a Public Parking lot a couple of blocks away from the boardwalk, next to a soccer field. Make sure to take plenty of quarters or dollar coins to access the Public Parking lots, since they have machines that often do not take credit cards or dollar bills. Public parking in the downtown area is not bad. We recommend the clam chowder in a bread bowel at The Dolphin spot located in the warf. It was yummy and inexpensive. Overall, we loved it and are going back to the Mission Inn. We will make sure to book ahead of time, to ensure a double bed room.

Room Tip: Book ahead of time to ensure the number of beds you will need.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank wondergirl74
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Morgan Hill, California
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206 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Really Oh My Gosh... What a diamond in the rough this place is. I booked two rooms over memorial weekend for my daughter's wedding didn't think this place was going to be as nice as it was. Very Clean place helpful staff bed was so comfy! My wife and I are already planning our next Santa Cruz weekend trip. Seriously if you are looking for a nice clean place for a good deal look no further than Mission Inn!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank deadgrassdog
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Property: Mission Inn
Address: 2250 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5222
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
#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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