Nice rooms. Not sure why there is a parking fee if you're paying to stay. One thing that I didn't care like was that you can rent areas for private parties and party guest took over the fire pit and hot tub area.
Does not look like pictures. Very good location, I felt safe walking down to the boardwalk with my two daughters even at night. Young man at front desk was very nice and helpful. Breakfast is served in the front office and there is no where to sit so you have to take it back to your room, kind of a pain if you forget syrup or need something you have to go back to office to get it. Older room but bed is comfortable. Don't forget an iron.
Hotel looks very much like an apt building but inside the room is so much better. The room was comfortable for my family and I but we were very disappointed by the bathroom. The toilet was dirty like someone has stood on it with their shoes. I cleaned it myself because it was in the middle of the night when I arrived.
Nice location just far enough away from the bustle of the city traffic. Saw redwoods and had a peaceful time in the Cowell State Park.
Hotel staff was extremely friendly and very helpful, even arranging for me to pick up a lost article after I left. Bar is good and staff helpful there too. Quiet and relaxed. Get there for the New England clam chowder - fabulous.
Only real complaint is that it is older and the walls were thin, so I could hear EVERYTHING going on in the next room, which was quite a lot.
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.