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Bay Front Inn
Ranked #38 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Reviewed October 8, 2013

My wife and I stated here for a wedding in Santa Cruz. rooms are simple but clean and well done. Staff was very friendly and breakfast bar was great.

Walkable to the beach, pier, and boardwalk. Great value.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We stayed here for two days when visiting friends in Santa Cruz.

Pros: Clean, with a comfortable if a bit squeaky bed. Nice TVs with HBO. Walkable to boardwalk, beaches, Santa Cruz Warf and downtown.
Breakfast is free and good. There is a coffee machine in room. The staff was very nice.

Cons: We had an absolutely erratic shower. Hot was labeled cold, though if you turned it too far it would get cold, then someone would flush a toilet and the temps would change, as would the position of the hot/cold control. It was rather confusing, then really hot, then really cold.

There is a $10 charge to park in the hotel parking lot. There is a city owned $5 lot around the corner, and the meters on the street shut off at 8pm.

Ask for a room on the top floor, word is the floors are thin and it's easy to hear people moving around upstairs. I can't personally verify this as we were on the second floor.

Room Tip: Get a room on the top floor. There is an additional $10 charge for using booking.com and an addition...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

9 out of 10..pretty pricy on weekends, but other then that great.. very helpful staff!! Pet friendly which made things a lot easier for me...even staff is into animals and have treats for them!! Pool is nice to relax in after going to beach..two day trip turned into four great days!!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank crow1217
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

I add my voice to the chorus of those complaining about the additional fees. Parking: additional fee. Book on a third party site: additional fee. It is definitely a misrepresentation to advertise low room rates then charge for parking (really?) and third-party booking (welcome to the 21st century!). The room itself was what you would expect for a low rate: cheesy furniture, curtains that didn't close all the way, and a Soviet-era toilet/shower combination room with no shower stall -- just a drain in the middle of the room. How proletariat! We did not partake of the breakfast buffet, so no comment on that. The location is great: two blocks from the pier. But the next time we're in Santa Cruz we will NOT stay there.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ratboy1
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

I came for just 1 night and stayed for 4. Very accommodating / caring staff. Great room. Walking distance to town and the beach. I will definitely stay here again. Perfect place to stay on a family holiday.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised with this inn, very clean and even though the rooms were a little small they are updated and very clean they remind me of simple beach charm. It makes a good use of space, nothing to fancy but the furnishings are neat and well maintained, its great if you just want a cute room to stay in. The property has a pool and is within walking distance to the beach.. It is fall so the parking is free. There is a nice continental breakfast with a good variety of cereals, juice,yogurt and make your own waffles.I would stay here again, it is well priced for the fall season.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed here for a night during a road trip with a friend. It was a great place! Staff were very friendly and helpful, room was nice and it was clean. Location was very good as well, close to the beach as well as the downtown. We also rented the bikes there for a great price for two hours, I would recommend this too as its a great way to check out Santa Cruz! The breakfast the next day was also amazing! One of the best we had during our road trip. Overall we had a great stay here and value for money was great, recommend!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank mx_dude
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Additional Information about Bay Front Inn

Address: 325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4922
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #38 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range: $94 - $303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bay Front Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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