I stayed here this past week with my three kids, two of whom are teenagers. The room was comfy, if a bit tight, with two queen beds, a mini-fridge, and microwave. I originally booked a room with a king and double bed combination (a mini-suite of sorts), but was told those rooms don't have the fridge/micro and with three kids we really need those! But the room served us well.
The A/C worked well, as did the shower, etc. There wasn't a coffee maker in the room, but there was free coffee in the lobby, as well as a sparse breakfast of toast or cereal. Not a lot, but free, so nothing to complain about. The rates for the room were reasonable, as well, considering the time of year.
My kids loved the pool, which was heated. It's a bit on the old side, needs to be redone -- especially the area around the pool, which was actually a bit painful to walk on due to the pebble-like surface coming loose.
The location was convenient. It's a short drive to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, which was the main draw for my kids, naturally. We parked in the $12 lot, which was expensive, but still cheaper than staying in a motel within walking distance.
The staff at the motel was very friendly and helpful! My son dropped our room key behind the stairs and we could not reach it. The woman working in the front office got a broom and swept it out for us. Ha! She was very nice about it.
Parking is a little tricky. It's a small motel (which appealed to me, actually) and there aren't a lot of parking spaces. Six are in a small "garage," but it's hard to maneuver in there. One night we came back very late and there were two spaces in the garage, both next to the wall. Unfortunately, one car had parked slightly over the line so I couldn't fit there. The other space was next to a very large truck that stuck out so much I couldn't maneuver around it, either! The only other space left was in the main lot, in front of the dumpster, which had a sign that said, "No parking, do not block." I had no choice, however, and just hoped for the best. It worked out fine, thankfully.
But, yes, clean and comfortable room. Peace and quiet. Reasonable price and friendly staff. Coffee and small breakfast. Close to everything. I'd stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cleans and Comfortable,2 story with 22 guest rooms that include, 32" flat Screen LCD-HD TV Withe Remote, complimentary continental breakfast, Free Local Calls, All rooms have phone, Free WiFi. High speed Internet access in Room hairdryers. All rooms with Micro fridges. Free parking, Seasonally heated pool and electronic door locks for your security. Located approximately 1 mile from the world famous Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. We are within walking distance to Downtown Santa Cruz, numerous nightclubs, theaters and shopping at Pacific Garden Mall. Roaring camp, Mystery Spot, The University of California Santa Cruz, the Museum of Art and History and Pasatiempo Golf Course are all nearby. We look forward to making your stay with us the Best Value in Santa Cruz. Sorry No Pets.One car per Room.Parking is limited. Deposited Required. Extra Person $15.00 Per Person No Extra Beds or Crib,Payment will taken upon arrivel,. ... more less
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