I have never met a motel owner or operator more gracious and hospitable than Ann -- and the Twin Lakes beach a block away is a dream. We had a studio (#7) and the room was beautifully appointed -- clean, redone wood floors, tasteful granite surfaces, tiny but useable kitchenette, good feel, good shower, comfortable bed. Great taste. We got an early check-in and a late check-out -- she was very flexible. The only problem we had was noise at night --- it's right on a busy street, and our studio was the closest to the road. Even with earplugs I didn't sleep well.
Nevertheless we will come back --- you walk a block down 14th street, through a quiet residential beach neighborhood, and you're on a beach, walk right and watch the pelicans sail overhead and the yachts come into the harbor near the lighthouse.No honky-tonk, tranquil, non-tourist feel. Grille there called the Crows Nest has great views, okay food, cheaper upstairs, same menu. N
Next time we'll take a more expensive 1-br because those bedrooms are more insulated from the road. Bring your earplugs.
- Also Known As:
- Pelican Point Hotel Santa Cruz
- Pelican Point Motel