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Quality Inn
Ranked #5 of 53 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Our room literally smelled as if it was fresh-painted in the last week. It was exceptionally clean - the beds had crisp, fresh clean linens, the counters in the bathroom were granite quality and it was spotless.

The breakfast area was very tight. I'm sure in the off-season this isn't a problem, but it was hard to move around without bumping into people.

Service was great - price was good, and it was all close to boardwalk and UC Santa Cruz campus

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank pgking
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Clean, room didn't smell, mattress was comfortable... not much more you can ask for in a 2-star hotel... free continental breakfast.... helpful, friendly front desk service... Overall great experience...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Good price service ratio, clean. I had a king size room for 76 tax incl. and was very happy with it

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank PepeHohl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I drove a further 30 minutes to get away from Monterey and all the Indian owned motels and lo and behold this motel was also owned by Indians but by then I was too tired so decided to risk it even though past experiences with Indian owned motels have been bad.
But thankfully the room was ok. It was clean and it was quiet and everything worked except for the remote which was missing the power button but was replaced (after having to call front desk twice).
The price is reasonable I guess but be sure to clarify which rate you get because apparently not all rates allow you to get points for the stay.
I would stay here again if I pass through.

Room Tip: I got a room on the 3rd floor at the back of the property and is far from the road and very quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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4 Thank shazam10
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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

the quality inn isn't anything fancy, the wallpaper may be peeling, but it's clean and quiet.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank MckinleyAlvarez
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

If you're looking for a fancy spot right on the beach this isn't your place. If you're looking for a great vacation that's about a lot more than hotel amenities then this is about as good as you're going to do. Santa Cruz is a city for getting out and having fun - not sitting around watching TV. We had a great rate, we had a relatively early check in and the place was quiet and well-run. I would really recommend this place for folks looking to surf, bike, explore or just getting out and enjoying all that SC has to offer. Great hotel for young folks and you've got a liquor store across the street and probably one of America's best diners less than a block away.

Room Tip: We stayed towards the back away from the street and it was pretty darn quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank recycle_history
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Didn't really feel safe in typical motel room, price during week about right but over-priced at weekends, nice to have breakfast when there was anything decent left to eat. The most disappointing thing was the pool, don't be fooled by the websight, it truly is awful.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Rickfil
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Additional Information about Quality Inn

Property: Quality Inn
Address: 1101 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-2818
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#9 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Quality Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality Inn Hotel in Downtown Santa Cruz, Beach Boardwalk and Wharf:The Quality Inn® hotel is conveniently located at the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 1. Local attractions like the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf (with its many shops and fine dining) are close by. The University of California Santa Cruz, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and Roaring Camp Railroad are also nearby. ... more   less 
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