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Bay Front Inn
Ranked #36 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Vacaville
1 review
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“Great deal for the price.”
Reviewed September 5, 2006

Easy walk to Warf and Boardwalk. The staff was really nice and the rooms were clean. There is a kids park ½ block away. The room my husband and I stayed in had one queen bed and there was plenty of moving room. The rooms with two beds were a little cramped. If you want a motel close to the Boardwalk and Warf for a low price go with the Bay Front Inn.

Stayed September 2006
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Reviewed August 12, 2006

Wow!!! Recently stayed at the Bay Front with my ultra budget minded family member and have decided that in the future I would rather pay for all accomodations myself than chance staying in a dive like this one. Seady, seady, seady. I requested 2 adjoining smoke free rooms. I received 2 rooms in close proximity in which no one was currently smoking but both had ciagarette burns in bedding and furniture. Towels were few and of very poor quality. According to locals, many Santa Cruz motels/hotels are having dificulty finding housekeepers. This was the best explaination of the conditions we found. I was hesitant to take my shoes off; wallpaper was pealing and poorly patched, showers were moldy, and multiple exterior ashtrays and garbage cans were over flowing. Once we decided to vacate, staff refunded the rest of our stay with out question.
I did find it was conveniently located to the beach as well as downtown shopping areas.

  • Liked — Conveniently located near planned activities
  • Disliked — Not clean
  • Tips/Secrets — Stay away
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
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Great location, very, very clean,super nice staff, had micro wave,mini fridge, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, nice pool, can walk to boardwalk, don't listed to negative reviews -- I was pleasantly surprised, would always stay here.

Stayed July 2006
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Reviewed June 21, 2006

The first thing we noticed was that the only thing the Bay Front Inn "fronts" is a surf shop and a busy street--the "bay" is nowhere to be seen. Also, the advertised "1 1/2 blocks to beach" is actually 3 long blocks.

Then there is the coffin-sized room with the air conditioner conveniently located down a short hallway in the bathroom underneath a counter held up by a raw, unfinished 2X4. Also, for reasons unfathomable to each of us, the bathroom door had been sawed off leaving a full 8" of space at the top and bottom.

The only chair, and a sorry one at that, was in the closet...yep, you heard me...in the closet. The wallpaper in the bathroom was terribly distressed and the shower cap was, oddly enough, from Day's Inn.

On the plus side, it was clean and quiet; the bed was OK (if you didn't mind kind of rolling toward the center of the mattress); the TV was larger than most and the cable channels plentiful; and once you got over the deceptive claim of the 1 1/2 blocks to the beach thing, the beach was quite accessable as was the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf.

The $107.00 we paid on a Wednesday night exceeded the room's value, but is definitely in line with other beach side properties.

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Reviewed October 26, 2005

Good location for visiting Santa Cruz waterfront and city center with reasonably friendly staff, but avoid if moldy showers and rodents scurrying around in the roof rafters above the ceiling might bother you. Yuck!

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed June 25, 2005

I Loved this Hotel, First it's only a few blocks away from the Beach, wharf, and downtown. Plus great features: Pool, Wireless, Dsl. Clean rooms, friendly service, and location keeps me coming back. Near restaurants and next to a bicycle rental.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Reviewed May 17, 2005

Don't bother staying at this "not that close to the bay" Bay Front Hotel. The rooms are small, the wallpaper smells musty and there are no bathtubs, only showers. The "continental breakfast" consists of orange juice, coffee and some store-bought pastries in plastic wrapping. The staff was very unfriendly and the pool was not open for use.

Stayed May 2005
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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 #36 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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