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Hitching Post Studios Inn
Ranked #30 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A good motel on th way from SF to LA”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Easy parking
Located next to the free way, but very quiet
Calm; no noise at night
Warm welcome by the staff
Big size room, with good quality beds. The plugs are a little old and the furniture as well but it's a motel.
Room and bathroom are clean.
Free wifi with a good speed.
There is also a free swimpool which is small but allow a driver to relax before going to bed.
It's cheap. A good address.

Room Tip: Room 110 is a large one and has got a kitchen.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Heber City, UT
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2012

I had to give it two stars because at least it was clean, but that's the only positive thing I can say about it. My room was TINY and old with cinder block walls. The shower was suited for very tall, thin people only. Paper thin walls - could hear every footstep and word that went past. Uncomfortable beds. I hated this place.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2011

You couldn't pay me to stay there again.. I actually got poked in the foot by a used heroin needle that was stuck in their bedding. I couldn't believe it! As well, the supposed "non-smoking" room reeked of excessive stale smoke odor's. To top it off, just got diagnosed with a nice scabies rash courtesy of the last weekly patrons of that dirty room!! The streets seem safer than this place...

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ventura, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2011

I prefer block, single story motels where you can easily carry in luggage from your parking spot out front. I've stayed here numerous times. Front desk is friendly and rooms are quiet. Nothing fancy but clean enough and reasonable for an overnight stay to visit students at UCSC

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Alameda, CA
1 review
Reviewed January 10, 2011

Booked a room for my daughter and I 3 weeks prior to arrival Reservation No. 48077336 for a very popular soccer tournament. I even called the night before arrival to make sure they had the reservation because I knew the there were several events in Santa Cruz that weekend and therefore it would be difficult to get a room. Upon arrival, they claim the reservation was cancelled. I did not cancel the reservation!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Morgan Hill, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed August 19, 2010

Stayed there one night last summer
Dirty, run down and scary. Would never stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Thank res0nshn
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paris
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2010

I was in a roundtrip last february and we pass by at 1 am on the road to Big Sur. When we arrived afront, i was a bit anxious about the clean of the hotel, so i did ask at the reception man to have a look to the room first. He told me ok at the condition that i will leave my credit card, and I di dit ! Th eroom was disgusting , the sheets were not even changed ! so I came back 2 mn later and said to the reception man that it s not ok for us. He start to shout to us and said If you took anything in the room I will charge your credit card 1000 $.... And then discovered one month letter from by bank that he did took 20 $.... without any resasons.... run from it...

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thanks for staying at HITCHING POST STUDIOS INN and thanks for your reviews we appreciate your business ..... Danny
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Property: Hitching Post Studios Inn
Address: 1717 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1305 (Formerly Hitching Post Motel)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hitching Post Studios Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Hitching Post Studios Inn located in the heart of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz diversity is perhaps most evident in its neighborhoods. The City's From Beach Boardwalk, Capitola Beach,Harbor And Mystery Spot, restaurants, shops, theaters, art galleries, museums and, above all, its people hold the key to unique visitor experiences. This Santa Cruz, California hotel features a seasonal outdoor heated pool and free WI-Fi. It is 5.3-miles from the University of California Santa Cruz and guest rooms provide TV. The rooms at The Hitching Post Studios Inn offer free local telephone calls. They are furnished with coffee facilities, a microwave and a refrigerator while select rooms provide a kitchenette. Natural Bridges State Beach is 4.4-miles from the Motel Hitching Post. The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is 1.7-miles away. ... more   less 
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