This hotel is older, but in a great location, directly across from the beach. Our room was quaint and old fashion, but very clean and the bed was so comfortable. The staff is so friendly and will do whatever they can to help you. They had coffee and little breakfast treats set out in the morning, which was a nice touch.
It was great to go to the beach, walk back to our room and change for dinner, then walk to the wharf. We also walked downtown for a concert and it took less than 10 minutes. We would definitely stay again.
This hotels greatest feature is its location. The rest of the hotel didn't have any "deal breakers" but was basically just a place to sleep at night. Clean towels and a clean bed with a slight hint of over used bleach ( which I guess is a good thing). I'd stay here again given its location.
This is not the ritz, but it does the job. Walkable to the beach and the boardwalk. The room was clean. Not the best bed, but fine for a night. All in all, you get what you pay for with hotels, but here you seem to get a little better value than the rest of the area.
All hotel personnel were very friendly. We were upgraded at check-in and were asked what location we'd like for our room. We were happy to be located on the first floor looking out at trees and a ravine with a walk-out patio with chairs and a table. Going onto our patio, we were just steps away from the tennis courts, which were great (although I hear they are resurfacing them in July). Very quiet, even though it was a Friday night. Nice place for families and couples alike.
The mighty Pacific serves as center stage and backdrop for all things leisure in Santa Cruz. Its boardwalk offers rollercoaster thrills with bay views. Down Beach Street, the city wharf is a prime fishing and whale-watching spot. Nearby, surfers near and far head to Steamer Lane to catch monster waves. Downtown’s charming Pacific Avenue plays hosts to land lovers with its local shops and cafes.