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“Great Location for the price”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Salt Air Lodge

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Salt Air Lodge
Ranked #47 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Catheys Valley, California
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9 reviews
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“Great Location for the price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

We stayed two nights here and had a great time. Room is nothing special but not bad really. Its really close to the boardwalk maybe a 5 min walk. Owners where very nice and friendly. Will stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2011
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2011

Good quiet location - 5 mins walk to board walk & 10 min to downtown. Room was clean, no frills.
Had TV and fridge. Bed was comfortable and we slept well on the one night we stayed there. Service was OK.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mill Valley, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

We've stayed here a number of times over the years. The rooms aren't fancy but they're clean, and they have a TV and mini-refrigerator. And the beds are comfortable, which is very important to me. It's just a couple of blocks from the beach and the Boardwalk. There's usually adequate parking, and the management is very pleasant. They've been upgrading things incrementally. Someone mentioned a $200 room rate--we've paid between $60 and $80 on our visits, although maybe rates are higher around summer holidays. Check for discounts, e.g., AARP or AAA. You're unlikely to get a better deal in such a great location.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

Great location - 5 mins walk to the Boardwalk, 10 min to the Downtown. Room was clean, bathroom freshly renovated with big shower. We stayed in weekdays so the price was very good.
Truly recommend to those who don't expect a 5* hotel standard :)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2011

This motel looks the smartest in the area, it is freshly painted with nicely kept gardens and a clean, heated pool. The decor in the rooms is a bit elderly, but our room was spotlessly clean, spacious, and the bed was very comfortable.
We thought this end of town looked run down and a bit dubious but we had pre-paid, so thought we'd just have to make do, but what a find! A 3 minute walk to the fun fair and beach, a 5 minute walk to the restaurants and bars, very convenient.
I had requested a quiet part of the motel - he wasn't too busy so he placed us in a room with no one to either side or above us.
We didn't expect a breakfast for the price, but we had a choice of hot drinks or fresh juice, including herbal teas, plus cereals, and slices of fresh cakes. More than expected, and enough to keep us going.
The owner couldn't have been more helpful. Thanks a lot.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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knights7985, Owner at Salt Air Lodge, responded to this review, September 6, 2011
Thank you for your review which helps us to improve our property for the next guest. we trully appreciate you staying with us and help us move in the positive direction.Thank you again and hope to having you and your friends and theirs families back to stay with us in the near future.
We try our best to make our guest stay comfortable and informative.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

This was the worst hotel by far in our 2 week trip across California. Horrible decor, poor quality fittings, dodgy electrics, terrible bathroom. I could go on. Just don't stay here.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

The first thing I noticed when I walked in the door were the styrofoam cups...for $200 per night they can't even provide real glasses?! Also, there was no clock/radio, no kleenex, no coffee pot, no shampoo, towels like sand paper and no extra rolls of toilet paper left in the bathroom should you run out. I was quite perturbed to find that out at 1:30 in the morning when the roll was finished! To top things off the asst. manager laughed when I told him I had run out of tp in the middle of the night. If this were the last hotel with a vacancy I would not stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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knights7985, Owner at Salt Air Lodge, responded to this review, August 10, 2011
I once again apologize for the the tp inconvinience and also an behalf of my assisistance manager for not doing the right thing at that particular moment. Please also mention in your review that I the owner after learning what happened, personally came to your room and apologized and to make sure that housekeeping staff put enough tp in all rooms. Your husband mentioned he always stays with us when in Santa Cruz, which we deeply appreciate the patronage. I personally invite you back at our property, when we will take personal care when you arrive. Our appologies from the management and staff.
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Additional Information about Salt Air Lodge

Property: Salt Air Lodge
Address: 510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5016 (Formerly Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk)
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Salt Air Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Knights Inn Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Knights Inn

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