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Santa Clara, CA
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I wish hotels wouldn't advertise wifi in the rooms when they don't actually have it. Sound carries throughout the rooms. I heard many of my neighbors' conversations as if I was in their rooms with them. Location is good.

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Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed there for a night and it was worth it. Pros - I guess the best thing is the location which is a stones throw from the boardwalk. You can visit the key areas by walk. Friendly Staff and the rooms were neat and clean. I had also asked for a crib which they had placed (clean again !)....

Thank sledgefox
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Hotel looks smart from the outside with clean and refurbished rooms but is slightly let down by the courtyard and landings which need modernising. No wifi due to ongoing work but we had a discount for that. Breakfast was fine-cereals, bagels, pastries, juice, fruit, hot drinks. Room was basic but had everything you needed, same for the bathroom. Staff were...

Thank Gareth M
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Nice room near the boardwalk. Quieter than expected. The wifi was not working but the young woman at the front desk kindly assisted us by looking up some local breweries to help us find a place to dine that night. Really nice to have someone so helpful on staff.

Thank Cameron23
Orange County, California
Reviewed 3 December 2016

My husband and I just got back from a road trip for our anniversary and booked a night at the Carousel Beach Inn based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. I'm incredulous that there are so many high ratings! I would be wrong to not mention that every single staff member we encountered was wonderful and could not have been...

1Thank sarahcogwood
SCBoardwalk, Manager at Carousel Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. As you can tell from our other reviews, most of the time we get things right, so I was really surprised to learn that your stay was less than satisfactory. Our Room Attendants normally take a lot of pride in keeping rooms in excellent condition and our rooms normally do...

Roseville, Ca.
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Stayed at the Carousel Beach Inn. Nice little property across the street from the boardwalk. Clean rooms with friendly staff. Breakfast room with coffee, juice, toast and assorted muffins. It was nice to be so close to the beach.

Thank Deborah H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We turned up here unannounced, deciding to stop after a quick google search on our PCH road trip. The people who work here are so polite and welcoming. Our room well exceeded expectations and the price was very reasonable. We had a direct view of the boardwalk which was lovely. Breakfast was included and although very simple, was extremely delicious....

Thank Martine090
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This hotel is right across the street from the Amusement Park. Our room had a wonderful view of the park. All the employees are friendly and helpful. Our room was a nice size, and had a king bed. We want to take our granddaughters to Santa Cruz and this is the place we will stay.

Thank DellaE
SCBoardwalk, Public Relations Manager at Carousel Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay! Our location is especially great for families visiting the Boardwalk. See you next time you visit!

San Marcos, California
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We loved our stay at Carousel Beach Inn. The entire staff was very nice, and the hotel was very clean, very close to the Boardwalk and Beach (1/2 block away), continental breakfast was good. And a nice balcony to enjoy the view and the weather. We definitely will stay there again.

Thank familysarazen
SCBoardwalk, Public Relations Manager at Carousel Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review of the Carousel Beach Inn. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. See you next time!

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This place is literally as close to the boardwalk as you see in the photos already posted by past guests. You walk out and the next block is the front of the boardwalk. Which helps since you don't have to worry about finding a parking spot or paying for parking. The wharf is a 10 minute walk away (to the...

1Thank Steffanie H

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The family-friendly Carousel Beach Inn is just steps away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Main Beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carousel Beach Inn

Address: 110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Carousel Motel)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: £82 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Carousel Motel Santa Cruz
Carousel Hotel Santa Cruz
Carousel Santa Cruz
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
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“If you don't mind a bit of noise in the summer, ask for a view of the boardwalk”
 of 5 bubbles 537garethm, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“3 floors with elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles 874deborahh, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs on North side of building is great view to beach, boardwalk, and hills.”
 of 5 bubbles familysarazen, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Alway go with the king spa rooms, ask for one that overlooks the street for the best view of the boardwalk.”
 of 5 bubbles D1134YLmichaelh, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Check to see if the boardwalk is open, top floor room”
 of 5 bubbles 174jenns, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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