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All reviews room was clean fridge and microwave walking distance stayed here for one night nice stay boardwalk bathtub
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

A year ago I wrote a review stating the motel exceeded my expectations. It is cheap, which means my expectations were pretty low. The location is great because it is walking distance from the Boardwalk, the San Lorenzo River Bike Trail and the West Cliffs Trail. Since last year they have begun renovating all rooms, which was much-needed. It's still cheap, the people are still friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast included cereal, milk, juices coffee, tea, sweet breads and fresh fruit. The room we stayed in was small, but had new carpeting, paint and remodeled bathroom with granite counter tops and shower enclosure. It even had a bathtub, which I love. It's not the Ritz, but definitely a value. Again this year, they allowed us to leave our vehicle in their parking lot after check out, while we went off on bicycles. One warning, they do not guarantee a parking space. If you check in late you may have to park on the street. Also, try to get a room that faces the courtyard, rather than the street to avoid the noise of traffic.

Room tip: Get a room that faces the courtyard area rather than the street so you don't get the noise of traffic. Call the motel directly to get the best price. They gave us a better price than any of the online search engines were showing.
Date of stay: July 2013
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1  Thank SuzyQModesto
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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2013

Dear SuzyQModesto,
Thank you for both this year's and last year's review. We are beyond glad that you enjoyed both of your stays. We are in the process of renovating our entire property to better serve our guest. Thank you for your positive feedback, we are looking forward to seen you soon. Again Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn-Santa Cruz

Vijay, G.M.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Staff was very nice & helpful. The rooms were remodel very clean & nice! 2 blocks from the beach easy to walk to. It was quiet there. Coffee in the room then nice little breakfast in morning fruit, toast, cereal, juice, pastry. Will go back & take the family

Date of stay: June 2013
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Thank valerie w
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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2013

Dear Valeri W,
Thank you for your review , we enjoy reading positive feedback about our staff. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you will be a returning guest. Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn- Santa Cruz

Vijay, G.M.

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Room was clean. Location is good because you can walk easily to the boardwalk. We had a room facing the street and it was loud until after midnight. Breakfast was poor and it was disappointing that the office didn't open up until 8:30 am. Parking is very limited.

Date of stay: June 2013
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2013

Dear Sloslp,
Thank you for giving us your feedback of your stay with us. We do apologize for any inconvenience you had during your stay. We try to accommodate every guest on parking, we do have limited parking to 1 car per room.
Again thank you for your feedback, it helps us to improve our service to our guest.

Vijay, G.M.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

It's the typical beach hotel, just a place to shower and sleep. Small and old, but clean and safe. About 20 rooms linked together in a sort of square with the parking lot in the middle. My husband and I stayed in an outward facing room towards the road, so you can hear all the cars passing by because its only a few steps away from the street. The surrounding buildings in the area are just other hotels. It's about a 5 minute straight shot walk to the boardwalk and main beach area and a few minute drive to the downtown shopping area. Parking wasn't guaranteed but we didn't have trouble finding a spot. Offers Internet, which worked fine. Bathroom was surprisingly spacious compared to the room with a large countertop. Bed was comfortable, old tv, small closet space, fridge and microwave, a dresser, and small table. Breakfast was in the office, offering a few pastry items, cereal, and coffee. I would stay again.

Room tip: Ask for a room not facing the street
Date of stay: June 2013
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Thank Natalie L
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Hotel is not a five star for sure. BUT Rooms are clean! And I felt safe. So for the one night I spent there I think it was fine. I wasnt on vacation, just needed a place to sleep. The staff was friendly and accomodating. Breakfast wasn't spectacular but did the job. Too expensive for being so basic but it is close to the boardwalk about 5 minute walk, maybe that's why. One thing the room is not up to date. It has chipping furniture and old, old drapes. But again for a one night stay I can complain, well Only about the price.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Thank ZRINPA
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