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Mission Inn
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Reviewed December 11, 2010

If a room is available, grab it. Room was clean and quite; a five minute walk to the beach. Plenty of good places to eat. Very helpful and nice staff.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 31, 2010

I chose this hotel because of its location close to my son's home and was very pleasantly suprised with the quality for the price. We enjoyed their hot tub and their well tended garden. The room was very comfortable and the staff was very helpful. We will be happy to return to this hotel every time we go for a visit.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 31, 2010

I returned to Santa Cruz for a business trip after living there for a few years. If you cannot afford to stay at the Dream Inn, this is your best bet. The hotels near the boardwalk are in my opinion unsafe. They get broken into from time to time; I just wouldn't take the risk. The Mission is a very basic motel. The rooms are clean enough- just beware of the strong smell of cleaning fluid, and on the dark side. But, if you've come to Santa Cruz, you probably are looking more for a place to crash and won't be spending much time in your room. The hotel is a couple of blocks from the amazing grocer New Leaf Market and the rooms come with a fridge and microwave, so you can self cater. The motel is also a stone's throw from the very nice O'Mei Chinese restaurant. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I also felt safe there even though I had a ground floor room. Oh, and it's quiet in the back at night.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 21, 2010

From the outside this place looks lovely, and for the reasonable price is fine on the inside too - decent, clean, spacious motel rooms. SImple breakfast, funny little hot tub, a tiny courtyard for sitting outside, and a very nice check in person, Mike, who is a coffee fanatic. The problem for us was the location. The area is a bit seedy with no decent restaurants in walking distance. We ended up getting takeout from Safeways over the road. My own fault, but I had thought the Mission Inn would be much closer to the centre of Santa Cruz but it isn't. And to be honest, we found Santa Cruz to be a bit of a dump (aside from a few nice residential bits) with the only highlight being the elephant seals that "roost" in the struts of the pier. We had planned to stay three nights, but checked out after one. I felt sorry for the motel staff. They were obviously trying their absolute best to offer service, but there was nothing much they can do about the area they are in. Pick the Mission Inn up and stick it somewhere else and it would be perfect!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2010

We stayed at the Mission Inn after reading favorable reviews on here and on Travelocity. The motel is an older property, but looks well maintained. Our room was average or a little below - small TV (remote didn't work), old-school bathroom, funky but clean furniture. On a Sunday night the property was almost empty, but they put us in a room below some people who apparently walked the floor all night in wooden shoes - clomp, clomp, clomp until midnight, then again at 1:30am and again at 3:00, up for the day at 5:15am. No sound insulation between the first and second floors, apparently. Check out time was at noon, but at 11:30 the motel staff went into our room and moved our stuff out of the refrigerator to the office. I guess because the motel was pretty empty, the boss wanted the housekeepers to get all the rooms cleaned so he could send them home.

Not a great property, nor is it a great value. Plenty of good places to eat in the neighborhood, but I don't think we'll stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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