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“What a mistake”
Review of Inn at Pasatiempo

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Inn at Pasatiempo
Ranked #14 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
NJ
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“What a mistake”
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

This MOTEL was recommended to us by a friend that lives here. I should have known how bad this place is because she is a real nut case. My first mistake was not going to trip advisors before booking as they have never let me down! The website is very misleading as I had no idea that it is really a motel (right on a major highway). I got the impression both from my friend and the website that it is a quant hotel/B&B. This is the furthest thing from either. Like everyone else, the first thing you notice is the heat. Quickly we saw there was no A/C in the room. The second thing is the smell, not roses. Third, the holes in the carpet. Fourth, the smallest sink ever in a motel. Fifth, the laughable 1cup coffee machine. It really goes on and on... Save yourself and don't stay here. Thank god we are just here for one night.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Discovery Bay, California, United States
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Dirty carpet, and a wall of heat are what welcomes you to PasaTiempo Inn. The management was able to provide a loaner big box fan when I told them my 88 year old mother would faint in this room. Had to leave the door & windows open to air it out even minimally. The door invited in a mosquito and the lovely sounds of the highway which was right outside our door. The rooms get hot, and I am sure cold in winter because the roof isn't insulated at all. Driveway potholed. No light in the dressing area. Peeling paint on the bathroom walls and on the shower, which had also been painted. Even the toilet seat was "worn". My husband even had to fix the screen where it was bent from someone trying to break in, so we could leave the window open. Wow! Never again...

Room Tip: If you stay here, make sure that your room faces the pool and not the highway.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Rosamond, California
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

I booked a hotel through www.hotels.com, like I have for years, and it was not what it claimed to be. Pictures of a Bar & Grill means there is a Bar & Grill. The managers proceeded to tell us that they never had one, that they are in the process of building one. The signs out front are old and there are reviews from people in regards to the bar on other sites, as well as there is a sign that says Bar and underneath, it the hours are posted. She lied to us. She also stated that this happens all the time. People book, a room thinking they have a bar & grill. She admitted that most times she charges them a cancellation fee of $40 and they leave. What a scam!

Room Tip: There isn't an AC in any room.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

NO AC in any room. Sure you can open the window - and let all of hwy 17 road noise in.
Only 2 towels in the room - call the front desk for more- told to come get them myself. Bottom line - find someplace else to stay!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Stayed one night at Pasatiempo. Hotel rooms are fairly basic but facilities are good. Kids enjoyed the good sized swimming pool and serve yourself breakfast. Easy access to downtown Santa Cruz by road and pleasant surroundings, overlooking golf course. Great value for money.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Westlake Village, California
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

The Inn was recommended by a good friend. I was a bit concerned after reading some of the reviews but the price and location was right so we gave it a shot. The rooms were clean, beds comfortable but pillows very Lumpy. I wish I had brought my own. The breakfast was below average. They never got their morning delivery of bread and bagels so had only had one left. The walls are thin but it was ok sleeping. If there were parties going on we would not have been able to sleep. The staff was nice. There was a pool which we did not use. Would have been nice if there was a jacuzzi..Overall, for the price and location it was a good place to stay for a night.

Room Tip: Not sure if it would make a difference, but I would choose a room facing the pool and gardens if I...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Hayward, California, Usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2013

On the weekend we stayed at the Inn at Pasatiempo the experience was more than average but less than Very Good. The room was great and very well appointed. Our room had like three chairs. table and a tiny "writing desk". The TV was average in size and teh TV channell selection was boi better than Motel 6 if it rose to that level.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and professional.
Unfortunately teh restaurant and beverage facilities were not open. I don't know why. The "continental" breakfast was poor in its offering. Hard boiled eggs and packaged pastries form the local Costco or grocery. For the room rate charged I expect something comparable to a Best Western.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Inn at Pasatiempo
Address: 555 Highway 17, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-1812
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Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Inn at Pasatiempo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 54
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Also Known As:
Inn At Pasatiempo Hotel Santa Cruz
Staybridge Suites Santa Cruz
Hotel At Pasatiempo
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