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“Decent rooms, Great location!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Fireside Inn
Ranked #39 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Stockton, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Decent rooms, Great location!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Other than no air conditioner and bad wifi I have no complaints. The view was nice, beautiful Boardwalk views. We didn't have to worry about parking being a block away from the boardwalk. The property seemed safe. The rooms had a fridge and microwave which is a huge deal when traveling with little ones. The room looked and smelled fine. We would stay here again. I booked directly through the hotel and got the best rates, only $100 for a weeknight. No swimming pool.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Yes it's a good location if your after the boardwalk and pier but that's about it.

Walked in healthy left with a rash and some form of pink eye. I'm not that fussy I'm travelling around America currently and have stayed in plenty of motels and this ones defiantly the worst in terms of cleanliness. I don't expect the hilton I know you get what you pay for so for an extra couple bucks stay up the road and you won't pay for a rash

Stayed June 2014
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Right across from the boardwalk. Lots of restaurants and attractions in walking distance. Clean, safe, and comfortable. The staff is friendly and accommodating.. wifi sucks but does kinda work lol.. Overall a nice place to stay !

Room Tip: The room on the end has a extra small sitting room that the others don't have .
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

This is a great place to stay. It is across the street from the boardwalk and next door to the bowling alley. The people are nice and the rooms are clean. It is also only a couple blocks from downtown so no driving necessary and the parking is free. We have been there 3 times this year and will definitely be going back again and again.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Suisun City, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at this motel for two nights during spring break. We got there around 1pm and they had a room ready for us. It's very very close to the boardwalk and that is what we were really looking for. I found a great deal online and got it for way cheaper than other hotels near there. But the room is out dated and when we first walked in it does have a very strong perfume-y smell. There was no AC/heater but the weather was perfect for us so it didn't matter. Our bed was clean, and so was the bathroom (no stains, hairs, etc). Although our bathroom door didn't really close correctly, you kind of had to shove it. Happy it had the mini fridge and microwave. Overall it worked for us but may not stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lincoln, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

We just stayed at this hotel for one night over spring break. We chose it strictly on location, as it is walking distance to the boardwalk. We arrived early and the room was not ready but they let us park in the lot, we came back at check-in time, we went into our room and it had a horrible smell. I figured it was the chemicals for cleaning the room, but my husband said it was mold. No air conditioning unit to get the smell out, they had a dirty fan in the closet . In the bathroom there were hairs and dirt on the floor.The bedspreads were stained.
The positive was location, would I stay again? NO.. I would spend a few more dollars and stay elsewhere.

Room Tip: The pool was broken
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Got to town around midnight drove around and visited many of the hotels and no one answered the night windows. Finally I got to the fireside inn and they gave me and my friends a room at a great price. Thanks for the room we needed it!!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Fireside Inn

Property: Fireside Inn
Address: 311 2nd St, Next to Boardwalk Bowl, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5494 (Formerly Paradise Inn By The Beach)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Fireside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fireside Inn is located less than a 5-minute walk from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Coconut Grove. Under new management January of 2014, the Fireside Inn has been completely renovated to give the guest the best experience in the area. Other attractions within 5 miles are Lighthouse Field State Beach, University of California Santa Cruz, and the DeLaveaga Golf Course. Downtown Santa Cruz is a 10 minute walk, with dining, museums and shopping surrounding the Fireside Inn.The Fireside Inn Santa Cruz features free Wi-Fi. Free parking is included. All guest rooms are comfortably furnished with standard amenities including free high speed internet access, microwave, mini fridge, hair dryer, free local calls, alarm clock radio, and cable TV. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Paradise Inn By The Beach Hotel Santa Cruz
Paradise Hotel Santa Cruz
Paradise Motel Santa Cruz

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