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Casablanca Inn on the Beach
Ranked #22 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Stockton, California, United States
1 review
“Relaxing”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is the second time we stayed at the inn. Very relaxing and overall fun. We highly recommend this place for anyone who wants to stay in Santa Cruz. Everything is close by and the beach view is amazing.

We will be back again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
We are so happy to hear about your experience with us On the Beach! Our beachfront location and proximity to the downtown shopping area allows so many options for our guests to gain the most out of their Santa Cruz experience. Thank you for taking the time to give us a good word, and also for your continued patronage! We hope we can give you another relaxing vacation in the near future!
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We used to stay at the hotel next door until they recently changed ownership. If only I had known that everybody at the Casablanca was as wonderful and accommodating as they are, we would have stay here long before. We reserve 3 rooms, sometimes 4, and there is never a problem. I would recommend this hotel over and over again. Give it a shot, you won't stay anywhere else, either.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your wonderful review! Customer service is our #1 priority, and we are so happy that our awesome crew is able to give you a great experience On the Beach time and time again! We hope that we can continue to make Casablanca Inn the home away from home for you and your family in the future!
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Palmdale, California
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We found this gem when we needed a quiet moment at the beach. Not the standard motel room, we had a view of the rolling waves on the beach and listened to the barking seals. We walked the beach, the wharf, and the boardwalk, then had tasty drinks & Thai dinner in the bar & restaurant attached. The continental breakfast was well appointed, and the staff so very friendly. We definitely will return.

Room Tip: Our room 24 was a quaint tiny room, We loved the open quality with the big window looking out to the...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
What a review! We are so excited that you stumbled upon our little Inn On the Beach and had such a great experience! We are so fortunate that our location creates many opportunities for our guests to take advantage of so many great places and things to do in Santa Cruz. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay, your friends at Casablanca Inn look forward to treating you to another quiet moment at the beach soon!
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Oakley, California
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We love the Casablanca it's location is the best you can sit right on the balcony get a suntan and relax while looking down at the beach. We love the Beach Bungalows they are perfect for a relaxing weekend. Kim & Biil from Oakley, CA.

Room Tip: The Beach Bungalows are perfect.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
We are so happy to hear about your time with us On the Beach! We love hearing about how our beachfront location allows for guests to really enjoy the surf and sun without leaving their balcony! Please come back and stay with us anytime you are in Santa Cruz, we would love to have your good company up front in the Bungalows soon!
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

If you want a Grand Hyatt on the beach... go somewhere else. This is Santa Cruz and all of it's querkiness and charm reside in this inn and neighborhood. We've stayed many times at the Casablance Inn over the years and when we're in the mood for northern California beach, this is where we'll always go. In room 19 this time, great views of the beach and pier. Nice cool sea breeze at night, but yes, our sea lion friends under the pier are up and chattering all night long, so be prepared. You can't get a better location in Santa Cruz for the beach, literally steps away from the boardwalk, expansive beach, and the pier with several good restaurants. The ocean facing rooms are comfortable, bright and have access to a great deck. Very relaxing, fun, long weekend for us here at the Inn. The young staff is very accomodating, and the light breakfast is perfect for starting the day and not cutting in to the great local lunch and dinner possibilities. I'm very picky about our hotels and Inns and Casablanca Inn meets my expectations perfectly.

Room Tip: Choose one of the ocean-facing rooms for the views and breeze. quieter rooms in the back.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
You have taken the words right out of our mouths with your wonderful review! Here On the Beach, we are very aware of our humble nature compared to the big name Hotels in the area, and we do not try to be like them in the least! We strive to maintain the historic charm of our Santa Cruz past surrounded by beautiful views of the Wharf, Beach Boardwalk, and entire Monterey Bay. Our rooms differ from one to the next to offer Santa Cruz visitors a different experience every time they stay with us! We are so touched by your support and admiration of our property, we hope you will come back and visit your friends at Casablanca Inn soon! The sun and surf await you!
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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed at the Casablanca in September, 2013 and were in the back cottage room 34. We chose this room because it had a separate bedroom and was told that it would be quieter. The room was indeed quiet, but it is need of an update.

The furniture was old and frayed and the trundle bed was of poor quality. Our children had to sleep on the trundle and had trouble sleeping because the curtains were so translucent that the sun came pouring into their room.

To get to the bathroom you had to go through the separate bedroom which made it a bit awkward for our teenage children. You also had to step down two steps to enter it and that made it a little challenging at night. The wall was discolored under the sink and looked to be corroded.

Our family was staying in the other part of the hotel and did not have hot water during part of their stay.

The location of this hotel is great, but it needs to have an update.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We apologize for your impression of the accommodations, we are in the ongoing process of updating our rooms throughout the property. We appreciate your feedback regarding the curtains, while it is very quiet in the back of the property, we can see how the silence would be second to blinding sunlight in the morning. We will certainly look into this to ameliorate the experience for you or any of our guests. As a historic landmark, our rooms are not traditional and certainly have their own charm, we are sorry that the particular room for your family did not completely satisfy your needs. We do have many other rooms with different lay-outs that would make for a completely different experience for your and your family. We are happy that you enjoyed our beachfront location, we hope you will choose us next time for your Santa Cruz accommodations so that we can improve your experience!
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Novato, California
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

This hotel was so great for us. It has a cool history, being converted from an old mansion. We stayed in Room 16 and it was perfect (2 queen.) It was very clean. It had a fireplace and a glassed in sunporch. Sitting there, you could watch the volleyball games. We also had a patio off the other side of the room (there are 2 doors.) Continental breakfast in the morning was good and the staff was great! On checkout day, my daughter left her back pack in the room. They were on the phone with me early afternoon to tell me. When we got home, there was a message on our land line, too. If you like a sleek new hotel, with all the amenities, don't stay here. If you like quirky, historic homes with character, this is the place for you. It captures the mood of Santa Cruz.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Thank you for sharing your kind words about your stay at our Inn On the Beach! We are so happy that you appreciate our unique accommodations! As a Santa Cruz Historic Landmark, we strive to maintain the essence and charm of the former private beach mansion for San Francisco Judge Marcel Cerf. We are also glad that we were able to get in touch with you about finding your daughter's backpack :-) We hope we can see you again for another great experience On the Beach!
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Additional Information about Casablanca Inn on the Beach

Property: Casablanca Inn on the Beach
Address: 101 Main Street, corner of Beach and Main, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5422 (Formerly The Casablanca Inn)
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casablanca Inn on the Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historical Casablanca Inn is strategically located across the street from the Santa Cruz beach, a block away from the wharf and the boardwalk. All our rooms are beautifully decorated and have a breathtaking view of the beach. Some of our rooms have a unique design which reflects the distinct character of the historic Cerf Mansion. Over the years, the Casablanca Inn has been fortunate enough to cater to some of the most influential and famous personalities of our time, which has immensely appreciated the elegance that our hotel has to offer. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Casablanca Inn & Bistro Hotel Santa Cruz
Casablanca Inn And Bistro
Casa Blanca Hotel
Casa Blanca Motel

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