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The Islander Motel
Ranked #19 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stayed here on a Sunday night so it wasn't too expensive. For the price it was good. Nice and clean. They were vey friendly and helpful. Our friends were meeting us in Santa Cruz and the lady at the front desk let them use the phone to call us. The breakfast was simple but fine with real orange juice, coffee, bread and butter, and cereal. Our room had a TV, a microwave, and a fridge. The hotel is also just a short walk from downtown so we could have a couple drinks with dinner and not worry about driving back or dealing with parking.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Stopped for a quick overnight stay. As we arrived, there was a partial power blackout on the block, knocking out power to half the hotel. The staff was coping with it quite well (luckily the front desk area still had power), and gave me a room (with power). The room was a bit small but certainly adequate for an overnight stay. We missed the breakfast the next morning, so I can't comment on that, but I can say that when they took away the breakfast foods, they even took the coffee pot away... no coffee? The parking lot was not the largest - if you're driving a big car or truck, you're in for a treat.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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munaf s, Manager at The Islander Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2012

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write!! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will come see us again soon.

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Reviewed July 9, 2012

$80 a night for a king bed and you can easily walk over the bridge to theaters, restaurants, ice cream shops, farmers markets and the downtown city center scene. This motel is on the corner of Soquel and Ocean, which is one of the main streets in Santa Cruz. My room had good carpet, a comfortable bed, a clean bathroom, a fridge and microwave. My only complaint is that the door did not fit the door jam well, and you could hear cars speeding by till midnight on Ocean. You could drive to the Boardwalk in 5 minutes and Cliff Drive in 10 minutes. Overall, a great value for $80.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Small room but clean .
good sturdy bed .
heated pool but near the road.
1 mijl from the coast .
Friendly staff and a simpel breakfast with you can take over to your room.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

The exterior looks great, beautiful midcentury details, very well maintained and decorated with flowers. Owners are very nice and told us they are getting all new furniture soon!
Room, bed, bathroom, towels; everything was spotless clean. The rate was fine, about $62,-
Room had no fridge in it which I really liked because these fridges normally keep me out of my sleep. But I guess they do have rooms with fridges so if you want one just ask upon check-in.
It was superquiet and we slept terrific. Also very close to downtown. This is our place in Santa Cruz!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

We stayed here for one night in February 2012. The room was ok but basic. There was no fridge or coffee facilities but there was a TV. It was about 10 minutes walk from downtown which meant getting around was easy. The breakfast was nice and unexpected. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Islander Motel

Address: 522 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6602
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range: $80 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Islander Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cleans and Comfortable,2 story with 22 guest rooms that include, 32" flat Screen LCD-HD TV Withe Remote, complimentary continental breakfast, Free Local Calls, All rooms have phone, Free WiFi. High speed Internet access in Room hairdryers. All rooms with Micro fridges. Free parking, Seasonally heated pool and electronic door locks for your security. Located approximately 1 mile from the world famous Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. We are within walking distance to Downtown Santa Cruz, numerous nightclubs, theaters and shopping at Pacific Garden Mall. Roaring camp, Mystery Spot, The University of California Santa Cruz, the Museum of Art and History and Pasatiempo Golf Course are all nearby. We look forward to making your stay with us the Best Value in Santa Cruz. Sorry No Pets.One car per Room.Parking is limited. Deposited Required. Extra Person $15.00 Per Person No Extra Beds or Crib,Payment will taken upon arrivel,. ... more   less 
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