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Bay Front Inn
Ranked #37 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
California
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
67 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

My wife and small (5 lb) dog stayed at the Bay Front Inn about a week ago on a Friday night. We were told the room would be ready by 330 and wound up waiting another 30 minutes while it was being cleaned. While the room was clean, I agree with a previous reviewer that the cost should be $60 a night for the value. The rooms are small and the walls are thin. The parking lot (where it costs an extra $10 to park) was so crowded I had to back onto the street to get out. While we paid extra for our dog, there is no grass on the property and the space provided is by the pool on rocks. We were going to try the breakfast offered but we needed to be on the road by 8 and the breakfast did not open until 8--a late hour for most hotels that offer breakfast. All in all the value was about 1/3 what I paid, and it's only that good because the beach is a short walk away. Santa Cruz is not a dog friendly town. Dogs are not allowed on the beach or the boardwalk, two of the main attractions in the town. There are but 2 dog parks and the one we visited was not fenced in.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

This Motel is at most $ 60. In fact, $ 60 is the price of a room in a week. It is outrageous that the weekend you pay $ 240. In Europe would not even be a legal thing. The wifi in the room does not work.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Roseville, California
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

It was very much and enjoyable stay and would definitely stay at Bay Front Inn again. Love the breakfast, staff was very hospitable! The room was very nice and clean. It is in a great location and only a five minute walk to the boardwalk. I considered it a great price for the location and what the hotel has to offer. The front office was very homey and staff makes you feel welcomed. Having the opportunity to take the bikes out was probably one of the best part of our trip, especially riding down west cliff drive. Great experience!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Very good stay. Had a small mixup with room assignment..but was quickly and adequately resolved. Very nice staff. We were pleasantly surprised, the rooms were much nicer than the exterior building. Room rates were cheaper than other local hotels. Very spacious room.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Angels Camp, California
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Great service. Nice rooms and very pet friendly. I will stay here again. The breakfast was good and a plus with the free bike rentals. The rooms were clean and the front desk was very nice and helpful

  • Stayed May 2014
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Royal Oaks, CA
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

I have stayed at the Bay Front Inn a few times. The rooms are decently priced, clean and comfortable. They had done some renovations in the lobby since my last stay, looked great! The staff was friendly and the breakfast set up looked tasty , there was a waffle bar, cereal, and muffins. I wasn't hungry but it looked nice. I will try it next time I stay here. Same with the pool, it wasn't very warm out the day that I stayed, bit the pool and surrounding areas looked clean. All in all, I will say I would recommend The Bay Front Inn to others and will be back again soon.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

I've stayed at several hotels/motels in the area. This one definitely meets all of my criteria. Comfortable, clean, friendly, value, and location. The owners are constantly working on the rooms to improve them. I'll be staying here again the next time I'm in town.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Additional Information about Bay Front Inn

Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Bay Front Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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