Another quick overnight trip, another website bargain booking: My daughter and I were scheduled for a 9:30 a.m. tour of UC Santa Cruz; impossible to do without an overnight stay. Once again, I reserved a room at the Bay Front Inn sight unseen, and not expecting much more than a clean place to sleep and shower. But we got a bit more: hardwood floors, flat-panel television with dish network, a fridge with a freezer compartment and a microwave, and a great location -- walking distance from both the beach/boardwalk area and the charming downtown. Not too shabby for $100 (including a parking fee). My only qualm was that the charm of the older motel design also meant that all rooms face the parking lot so there was some noise at night -- and the free continental breakfast is not served until 8:00 a.m. Other than that, we would definitely stay here again on a future visit to Santa Cruz.
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- Also Known As:
- Bay Front Hotel Santa Cruz
- Bay Front Motel