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Quality Inn Hotel in Downtown Santa Cruz, Beach Boardwalk and Wharf:The Quality Inn® hotel is conveniently located at the intersection of Highway 17 and Highway 1. Local attractions like the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf (with its many shops and fine dining) are close by. The University of California Santa Cruz, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and Roaring Camp Railroad are also nearby. pet friendly motel
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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76Somewhat walkable
Grade: 76 out of 100
148Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
30Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
97Room tips
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In a city where even the cheap motels charge over $100/night off season, I was a bit apprehensive about staying at the low-priced Quality Inn. It had been a long time since I had stayed in one of their places. When I arrived, the desk clerk quoted me a rate that was higher than
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Accommodations were good. Staff friendly and helpful. Older property, but seems well maintained. Located on the main road into town, so it's close to just about everything there is to do in Santa Cruz.
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We were there for 5 days, on business. The room was clean & comfortable. The property appears to be well maintained. Although the property is next to a main the room was quiet. The continental breakfast was average, the coffee was very good.
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This hotel is great, the owner is very polite, the breakfast is spot on, parking lot is clean, right on Ocean street, nice and quiet neighborhood, the rooms are very nice also, clean and smoke free. Will stay again and recommend to anyone.
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We three senior siblings visited Santa Cruz for a family reunion. Mr. Patel went out of his way to give us side-by-side rooms and generously accommodated a situation where one of our family members was ill. This property is a fairly "standard" motel, but was exceptionally
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It's a good stretch of the legs, more than a mile. I walked to the Boardwalk through the downtown area, which was interesting in itself. If you plan to spend the day at the Boardwalk, you probably want to park there. I was picked up later so I wasn't worried about walking back. I wouldn't do the same walk in the dark.
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I'm not exactly sure about dogs, but as far as I know there are no 'smoking' rooms (call and check though) and all smoking must be done outside of the interior halway when outside the room. Most hotels do not have smoking rooms anymore. Your best bet is to CALL the hotel and ask. The hotel does not monitor this review. Good luck, and I highly recommend the hotel!
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"Upstairs in back is quietest, but means a walk up concrete stairs"
"Choose a room on the upper floor to avoid hearing people in the room upstairs."
"Pick a different property"
"the back was nice and quiet"
"I am unable to use the "hotel ratings" portion on this website."
US$82 - US$352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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