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“Better than strip hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Solares
Ranked #40 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
California Hot Springs, California
1 review
“Better than strip hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

Nice place to stay,big rooms ,great staff, we were so happy that we booked room at this hotel.accidentally we went to next door hotel and were glad that we did not made reservation for next door hotel the staff looked unpleasant and hotel was Victorian,but days inn was good from check in to check out everything went well,little pricy but it's summer and better than strip hotel.and manager is awesome he helped us out from the day one we checked inn.I will definitely come back again.

Room Tip: Nice for stay
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Smith L
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had a great long weekend at the hotel. It is close to the Boardwalk, it has nice pools. The personal at the front desk is very kind and helpful. Breakfast is very nice. It is not the cleanest hotel and there was no water pressure in shower...but all together, i would come back to this hotel on my next jurney to santa cruz.
Kinga from budapest, hungary

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kinga K
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Ferndale, Washington
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

RM 217 not cleaned or prepared by maid service at 3:40pm AND smelt like human feces, exchanged room RM 227 no working lock on slider, deadbolt between other room did not work, no water pressure in shower, worn tub liner,smelt like a car freshener. Other room RM 212 had dirty walls, missing chair for desk, questionable cleaned linens. For $159.00 a night I expect better conditions than this, especially when I'm getting two rooms for over $300.00.

Room Tip: Check out other location in town first.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank srubright64
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Pro: Large rooms, Frig & microwave, balcony, clean, good continental breakfast (waffles, bagles, cereal, fruits, & coffee and juices). Walking distance from the Boardwalk and Downtown. 24 hour desk service and coffee. It has a heated pool and two jacuzzis. The staff is dressed professionally and will bend forward and backwards to help you. Ash (the manager) was there for us for our every need.

Cons: It is an older hotel so there are signs of wear all over the room.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

I'm a local and I love this hotel. I've stayed here several times because it is within walking distance of downtown Santa Cruz and the boardwalk is right down the street. The rooms are clean and the pool and hot tubs are nice. The staff is very friendly and let you know which rooms are the nicest if you let them know you're staying again in the future.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manteca, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

On 06/01/12 we stayed at the Days Inn. We have stayed at this hotel, which was under different names, over the last several years. The hotel is older and there is always room for improvemnt. The rooms, pool, and spas were clean. The hotel is located within walking distance to the beach and boardwalk. The staff was polite and helpful. We advised the staff that we were coming back in July with our family. The staff showed us several rooms around the hotel assisting us with rooms that could be avaible for such a large group. The continental breakfast was very good.

Jim & Lisa

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jimlisaw95336
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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2012

First, I agree with other reviewers in the hotel being a bit outdated and old, but even though it could use a coat of paint and some touch ups it was okay. The hotel itself outside looks a little rough and the neighborhood too. My husband and I walked to the boardwalk which was about a 7 minute walk in both day and night and we didn't feel uneasy. The room itself was large, no plugs to plug anything in except in the bathroom, this made it hard to charge your phone and computer and there were no screens on the windows. There was free wifi but it seemed to continuously drop in and out. Again, the room was clean, bedding was clean and bathroom was clean. They did give us new towels each day even though they were not needed. It has a small coffee make, blow dryer, ironing board and lots of closet space. Unfortunately the hotel itself is noisy, not a really a place to get a decent sleep, it seemed there was always someone in the parking lot, kids running up and down the halls (this is not the hotels problem but a parent problem) and the toilets are the noisest..wow. The staff from day to evening were very nice and professional, the morning breakfast was simple and consisted of juice, coffee, milk, hot water, oatmeal, cereal, toast, bagels, waffles and fruit. Simple but good. Would I choose this hotel again, if I could not find another and it was only for a day or two.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 1968Travelbug
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Additional Information about Hotel Solares

Property: Hotel Solares
Address: 600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5162 (Formerly Days Inn and Suites Santa Cruz)
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Solares 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
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Also Known As:
Days Inn And Suites Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Beach Hotel
Santa Cruz Beach Inn

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