We stayed here for one night in August 2011. It was exactly what I expect of Hampton Inn. Room was clean and very comfortable -- and it was a good-sized room also. It had a refrigerator in it as well. We did not experience any noise (we were on back side of hotel). Check in was very quick. The breakfast was fine. The pool was very small - we did not use it, nor did we plan to. The only negative I can think of is that for some reason unknown to me, the common areas (the lobby and upwards -- you can see the lobby from the upper floors) smelled funny (like there was some flooding or perhaps someone with really bad BO had been walking around). The smell seemed to subside overnight --- I didn't really count this against them. We got this room as a freebie as compensation for some major issues we had at another Hampton Inn. I did glance at the rate and it seemed a bit high to me.
The hotel is right near the freeway and not anywhere near the ocean. It's a quick drive down there and lots of good things to do in Santa Cruz. Try the beaches on either side of the boardwalk area -- we went South. You can also take a nice drive just north of the Boardwalk along the ocean. Santa Cruz is a fun place to visit and we found the Hampton Inn met our needs very comfortably.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hampton Inn Santa Cruz, a captivating California coast hotel. Treat yourself to our lovely retreat located near everything you'd ever need to make your visit the best it can be. Delight in superb sandy beaches, fascinating local history, out-of-this-world attractions and exceptionally fine dining. Experience a veritable vacation paradise in Santa Cruz. Our hospitable hotel puts you in perfect proximity to the beach, boardwalk and dozens of amazing attractions less than 2 miles away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton Inn Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
- Santa Cruz Hampton Inn