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“Great location but basic motel”
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Beachview inn
Ranked #28 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

The best place about this motel is the location, which is a 2 min walk to the beach. It is very basic - fine if you are on a roadtrip down the coast but don't be expecting anything else! It seemed clean enough but shabby around the edges eg not all the lights were working and the wifi is very tempremental. The 'continental breakfast' they offer is poor. Cheap coffee, sugary cereal and danishes, stale fruit, concentrated orange juice and polystyrene cups and bowls!

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

The Beach View Inn is located just a few minutes by the Beach and pier of Santa Cruz, and the location is the only reason to choose this motel. The rroms was quite large, but the standard is old fashion and uncomfortabke. There was a dead bug (looked like a Roach) between the two layers of the window, and a significant gap below the door which made me a bit destressed. We did not try the breakfast as we left early the next morning. This is an OK stay, but not a comfortable and Nice Place to relax and spend several days.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Terrible, unprofessional service. Man at the counter had me so angry. DO NOT give these people your information unless you have solidified your prices. We felt lied to. He gave us a price 10 minutes prior to rescind it trying to get us to pay more. When we tried to discuss this with him, he then refused us the room and held on to my credit card info as well as my address. As you can imagine this would irritate anyone. Instead of properly disposing of it, or just handing it back he proceeded to tease us with the paper. I honestly can say if I didn't have a people encouraging me to drop it, I would have called the cops. STAY AWAY. Bad management and bad customer service leads to bad everything.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

This hotel is very basic and simple. No special ammenities, just a place to crash for the night.
My son and I were on a California Coastal tour and spent a day/night on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. We arrived about noon and were checked in quickly even though our room was not ready yet. The gentlemen we worked with was very accomodating and let us park our car and head to the boardwalk with a business card so we could call in and check when our room would be ready. We ended up returning at about 5p and our room was ready. I would suggest bringing your own soap/shampoo/towels, etc. But I forgot a blow dryer and they had one at the front desk. The room did have a microwave and fridge set up which was useful for a quick breakfast the next morning. They also offer a cold "breakfast" in the morning in the lobby. I got a good deal on this place via expedia and got what I paid for. Would stay again when on a budget and just for a night.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Margaretas
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Basic motel with friendly service. Location makes this place-- quick walk to the wharf, boardwalk and beach. Definitely could use some upgrades (chairs were too stained and scary to sit on), but we weren't in Santa Cruz to sit in our room. Was happy to find the Beach View Inn over a busy holiday weekend.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

we stayed one night here, midweek and have to say that it was very clean, comfortable and a great location for walking a very short distance(less than a block) to the wharf, boardwalk and beach. The staff was very friendly, check in was a breeze and there was plenty of off street parking within the motel property. I would stay here again!

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Close to pier which is brilliant. Heather is lovely.
Room clean but bed very old, lumpy and noisy. Blanket had holes in it, pillows hard and towels threadbare. No soaps or anything so bring your own.
Air con didn't work much and was noisy, curtains did not block any light and breakfast was, well, not.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Beachview inn

Address: 50 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5421
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #28 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range: £51 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Beachview inn 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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