I've stayed in several places in Santa Cruz, and this one is as mediocre as the next. I was expecting a bit more from Days Inn, and the place is very good for the value, but there's certainly no reason to stay here over other standard beach motels in Santa Cruz. The reception staff members were fairly unfriendly (both check-in and check-out, different staff members), which suggests that there isn't much oversight at this place. The strangest thing from my perspective was that there were almost NO outlets in the room, which suggests no interest in upgrading to basic modern conveniences. (We all have devices these days that require charging.... I had to charge my phone in the bathroom next to the sink!) Also, the lock to the balcony door was broken, which meant that the only thing keeping the door locked was an old-fashioned chain. As a male traveling alone, I wasn't bothered, but this seems like basic lack of attention to maintenance. The bedding was updated, which is nice for a beach motel, but truthfully the bed was quite uncomfortable, and I did not sleep well. It is nice that there is free (very basic, low quality) breakfast. But again, there is no reason to stay here over any other beach motel I've stayed in Santa Cruz, apart from the fact that this happened to be the cheapest rate for my visit. I certainly won't avoid this place, as it was clean and comfortable enough, but I won't go out of my way to stay here again.
For those concerned with WiFi, the quality was low. I had difficulty streaming a movie I had rented on my computer.
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn And Suites Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
- Santa Cruz Beach Hotel
- Santa Cruz Beach Inn