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All reviews across the street great location continental breakfast scones room was clean fresh fruit the santa cruz boardwalk fridge and microwave parking lot would stay again a great place to stay balcony motel wharf proximity
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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

The hotel is conveniently located right by the Boardwalk/beach and has parking and breakfast. The rooms are clean and have balconies. The breakfast is adequate but if you're after fine dining then this isn't for you. The hotel is convenient and that's what you're paying for. We had a great time as part of our road trip from San Diego to San Fran and would recommend the hotel for its location

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank craigy552017
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Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We had a great stay here at the Carousel Inn. Across the street from the boardwalk they have their own free parking lot. It tends to get very busy so hopefully able to get a spot. The room was small with a balcony which was nice. The floors were not carpeted but easier to clean I suppose. There was a nice mini fridge & microwave so we had all the amenities we needed. The only issue we had was our room key kept getting deactivated so we had issues getting into the gate from the car and into the room so that was a big inconvenience. Staff was friendly & they offer a continental breakfast but we did not participate. Overall rate was reasonable, convenient and I would definitely stay again. Makes going to the beach and boardwalk a breeze and parking is free!

Date of stay: April 2016
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank P9689GCjulies
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Stayed here 8/24 & 8/25/16. We had a great time. The staff (Laurin)was so nice!!!! Room was very nice! We had a 3rd floor room with a view of the Boardwalk. We did not partake in any of the rides, but we enjoyed a long walk along the wharf and boardwalk.
Yes, the hotel is old, but maintained nicely and clean in the rooms.There was no noise from the Boardwalk after about 10pm.
We would definitely stay here anytime!
** Only caveat...The hallway's a bit noisy as it is open to the lower floors where vending machines and sitting areas are, but that is not the hotel's fault, that is on parents that don't respect other travelers when watching (or not watching) their kids.

Room tip: 3rd floor Boardwalk view is the best!
Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

True to reviews we read beforehand, the location is outstanding if you desire to be close to the boardwalk. Not sure the location is of any value otherwise since the neighborhood clearly seems to be past its prime, perhaps except for the boardwalk itself. The "lobby," breakfast room, and guest rooms are all seriously small. The stairwell had that old building smell. And the beds had noisily squeeky springs. Smirk if you want to, but turning over in bed during the night risked waking up others in our family. Not sure it was worth the relatively exorbitant price, but we did like that parking (included) made the boardwalk visit so easy.

Date of stay: August 2016
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Thank Nilder
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SCBoardwalk, Manager at Carousel Beach Inn, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to learn that you had a squeaky bed! We've been replacing our beds, and anticipate having them all replaced by Spring 2017. Our lobby and breakfast room are getting remodeled with work scheduled to begin next month. If you visit Santa Cruz again, we would be happy to offer you a special rate. Please contact us through Tripadvisor.

Sincerely,
Lisa King
Director of Lodging Operations

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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

As close to the beach as you can get. Clean, bright, cheerful decor. Water pressure=amazing! Close to fun Boardwalk. Loved that after checking out at 11am we could leave our car in the parking lot until 1pm so we had 2 hours on Boardwalk to not worry about parking. Super nice employees. My family said I picked a winner! Yay for Mom!

Date of stay: August 2016
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank Cynthia G
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