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Seaway Inn
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Walking distance to the pier and boardwalk -Seaway Inn is a perfect place to stay in the summer. A bit of a hike to the shops downtown, though, and located on an awkward corner traffic wise.

Our room was small, but clean and the bed very comfy. Small fridge and coffee maker were nice touches. Would have been nicer to have somewhere to charge our phones besides the bathroom.

Breakfast room was lovely, with a nice selection of cereal and baked goods, toaster and a waffle station. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: In a two story motel like place I always choose the upper floor - bonus here is you can see the bay from the upper patio.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank jobskin
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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review of our property! We are in the process of figuring out a way that we can safely add more electrical outlets to the room, as we are an older property. We hope to have that initiated by you next visit!
Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you, in the future.

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Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

We decided to stay here again as it is such a great location to the boardwalk and wharf. 5 to 10 minute walk to both. The first time here our room was a bit small, so now with our daughter we opted for a larger room with a view. Room 221 right above the office. Has a great view of the ocean. 2 queen beds and a futon. It is a very large and functional room with a mini fridge. Worked perfect for us and the continental breakfast is great too.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank jonnytatt
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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Thank you for your review of our property, on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to know that you came back to us again and look forward to seeing you, should you ever be in Santa Cruz, in the future.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

If you want a closet size room, like sleeping inside a closet ok. If you have any luggage you can't even walk by the luggage , this room was dirty, small and icky.
I was here in business and all rooms were booked due too some convention or something. I have a feeling they are writing their own reviews, lol. Because this place was just ICK.

Parking horrible. Clerk was well no eye contact and not interested. Just rude and horrible. Please don't even respond with your B.S. robotic "WE are so sorry we are so upset you had issues", because I never in my life will be in the position again, I will plan ahead from now on. ICK!!!

Room Tip: Avoid , really gross..
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2013

Guest did ask us not to respond; privately emailed guest.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay at the seaway inn Santa Cruz. The motel had a really laid back/surfer vibe with floral bedspreads and loungers on the balcony. We had a lovely view over the boardwalk from the room, and everything was easy stroll from the hotel. The bed was also huge and super comfortable! I think the nicest thing about the seaway overall was the laid back atmosphere - best experiences you can have are when the feeling is just "right"!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Karena-macarena
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BeachGazer176, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review of our property on Trip Advisor. I was very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and the "laid back atmosphere." We very much hope to see you again, should you ever be in our area.

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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Went to this motel as the one across the road was full. Best decision we made as half the price and superb value for money. Staff extremely helpful and informative. Room was very spacious. TV not working so upgraded us without charge. Very clean. Close to pier and all local spots.

Highly recommended

Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
Thank Graeme T
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BeachGazer176, Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Thank you for your response on Trip Advisor. That TV issue was taken care of a.s.a.p. and was happy to hear that you were immediately taken care of. We look forward to seeing you the next time you happen to visit Santa Cruz!

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