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    Carousel Beach Inn

    110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5520
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    Overview
    • Excellent33%
    • Very good44%
    • Average18%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    1 - 5 of 293 reviews

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Definitely a recommended hotel if you're going to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. The room decor is really nice and the bed was very, very comfortable. The overall experience exceeded my expectations, and I would not hesitate to return.

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    My family of 7 stayed in two rooms (adjoining). I was checked in the hotel by someone with no personality. He was not helpful when I asked questions regarding hotel breakfast and coffee. However he made sure to come out to the extremely tight parking...More

    1  Thank Becky V
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Nicely remodeled, super close to Boardwalk and beach! The big tub in the spa room was nice if dated but clean and my son loved it. Coffee at front desk all day and night was great. You hear the boardwalk but duh, you're at the...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Excellent location as its right across the street from the boardwalk. Very nice décor, staff was courteous, very clean room. Hot water at breakfast needs to be hot not warm. Fruit was very sweet. Cute little hotel at a perfect location.

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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Stayed here for one night on the wayt to San Fran. Was great for that. Location to the boardwalk can't be beat, especially with kids. Could easily go back and forth quickly. The room size was fair. We needed to use a blow up mattress...More

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    Dream Inn
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    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$121 - US$288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
    • #4 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
    • #5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
    • #11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 33
    • Reservation Options
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    • California >
    • Santa Cruz
    • Also Known As
    • Carousel Motel Santa Cruz ,
    • Carousel Hotel Santa Cruz ,
    • Carousel Santa Cruz
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    dobygang
    13 July 2017|
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    Response from yolandaw616 | Reviewed this property |
    We stayed in the room with two queen beds instead and it had plenty of room for two parents and two kids. I don't recall roll away beds being offered.
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    Robert W
    6 June 2017|
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    Response from SOFTWARECONSULTANT | Reviewed this property |
    yes. maybe ask if they have alt rooms. i was on the third floor
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    ItsQueenB
    13 February 2017|
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    Response from SCBoardwalk | Property representative |
    Sorry, dogs are not allowed at the Carousel Beach Inn.
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    Room Tips
    "Rooms with balconies facing the street are best for the boardwalk ambiance!"
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    "If you want a room with a view, be sure to choose the rooms listed with a "VIEW" option on their..."
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    "Ask for room with ocean view and not over parking lot."
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    "we had a room facing the main road of which you can see the beach."
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