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Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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fairfield, United States
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

I had stayed here last year at the same time and had a beautiful view of the ocean and a deck, so I decided to stay again. This time the room wad 100.00 per night more for a total of 357.00 per night, but I reserved anyway because I enjoyed the patio and view. When I arrived I received a...

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Murrieta, California
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We stayed at this hotel during July for a one-day visit to Santa Cruz (in our way back home to Riverside County from San Francisco). Although I was hesitant to reserve this hotel due to some "not so good" comments, the price for one night was reasonable (compared to other hotels in the area). I must say the hotel was...

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Lincoln, California
Reviewed 1 August 2015

I have stayed at this hotel every year for the last 15 years. Breakfast has always been great. This year, the milk was low, and orange juice was empty. I had to go to the front desk to have this remedied. Also, the supply of packaged sweet rolls was not kept at a high enough level, so choices were limited....

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Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 31 July 2015

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Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 25 July 2015

When you're turned off the minute you walk into a room, everything begins to creep you out. For whatever reason, we had a handicapped room. Walked in to see a pedestal sink--in the room--with about six square inches to put anything, you could barely set a tube of toothpaste there. The room was dated and loud. Bathroom included a roll-in...

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Alameda, California
Reviewed 21 July 2015

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Waterloo, Belgium
Reviewed 16 July 2015

I stayed in Santa Cruz for two nights in different hotels. Both were classified as TWO Stars and both close to each other, in walking distance from the beach and the Boardwalk. The 'HOJO' was much better in every aspect! In addition, I was getting a better price there - Was I just lucky to get the last room?? NO...

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Sonora, California
Reviewed 16 July 2015

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Long Island
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Stayed in Santa Cruz for one night with my kids. Hojo's was the perfect place to stay. The rooms are small but clean and had a microwave and mini fridge. Breakfast was plentiful. It's on the wharf side of Santa Cruz which is great because it was not noisy at all. Hojo's is just a 4 minute walk to the...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This hotel rides 100% on its proximity to the boardwalk. The value is just not there and the service is not just near-to-non-existent but almost a little bit insulting. The staff (mainly management staff) seems to be angry that you've come to stay with them and will rush you from the watered-down breakfast, occupy the best parking spots themselves (you...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Microwave
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Address: 130 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5426 (Formerly Ramada Limited Fishermans Wharf)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: £77 - £291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Inn Fisherman`s Wharf Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
Howard Johnson Santa Cruz
Ramada Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Ramada
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“This is an older beach hotel not the Ritz and walking distance to activities”
MGD828, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
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  • Steps up to our room, not great with loads of bags
ClaireB761, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a view. There are 2 blocks - one has no view. 2nd only views upstairs.”
PeterC335, 14 Jun 2016 | Read review
“205 was good room, best view I think!”
Mperez4, 6 Oct 2015 | Read review
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