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“get what you pay for” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Ranked #41 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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“get what you pay for”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2004

My boyfriend and I stayed there over labor day weekend of 2003. It was one of the only places with vacancies. We had an ocean-view room with a deck, which was nice. The beds were reasonably comfortable, and I found the owners to be friendly. My only real complaint was the bathroom - you could see the mold/mildew on the wallpaper from poor ventilation.
Decent hotel if you want to be close to the boardwalk and not spend a lot of money.

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bay Area,CA
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35 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2004

My husband & I spent the July 4th weekend in 2003. Our bedroom was dark & outdated. There was not enough light in the room & the bathroom needed remodeling. I could feel the springs in the bed. Our window overlooked the parking lot where we could keep an eye on our car. The best feature is the walking distance to the boardwalk, continental breakfast, & a refrigerator in the room.

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Paso Robles,CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2003

We were disappointed with this hotel. Our room had rusty sinks and the ceiling light plastic was broken. Under the beds were dirty. It was stuffy and hot even though it was cool outside. The air conditioner was loud. The walls are thin and it was loud. The mattresses gave us neck and back aches by the next morning. The location is ok in that you are walking distance to the boardwalk and beach, but there are nicer hotels with the same feature. I caught a glimpse of the ocean view rooms and they seemed much nicer, with newer furniture, etc. The jacuzzi looked dirty and was covered the whole time. As soon as we walked into our room my husband was mad and we considered changing hotels but there weren't vacancies and they make you sign the credit card receipt and basically pay up front for both nights before you even see the room. I would recommend if you get a reservation at this hotel, ask to see the room before you pay if at all possible. Maybe we just got the worst room.

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2003

The staff was super friendly. Hotel is in a great location. It's a short walk to the pier and beach. The rooms were OK. The free breakfast was minimal - prepackaged danish, apples and juice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2003

We have stayed at this Ramada many times. The staff is very helpful and very friendly. The prices are great and the rooms they have offer everything from a basic room to those with all the amenities. You get a great selection. We would and will stay there again.

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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Property: Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Address: 130 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5426 (Formerly Ramada Limited Fishermans Wharf)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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Howard Johnson Inn Fisherman`s Wharf Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
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Ramada Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Ramada

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