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Hitching Post Studios Inn
Ranked #31 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Last minute booking for a last minute getaway. We stayed in a King room with a kitchenette. The room was decently clean, older appliances and loud bathroom lights/fan. For one night, it was fine. The location is good if you have a car.

One problem, was that the neighbor next door smoked outside in the morning and since our windows were open, the stench of the cigarette smoke woke me up.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at our property with us. Thank you for recognizing our service. We hope to you’ll stay with us again when you back to Santa Cruz.........Danny

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

My family and I were very excited to get out of the city for a few days. We booked our stay at hitching post because of the price and the kitchen. Upon arrival I noticed that the hotel was very dated which wouldnt be a problem if it was clean. I always bring my own bedding and when I tried to change the pillow cases I noticed that the pillows had large brown stains, very gross. All the bedding went into the closest and we slept without pillows. I tried cleaning everything but lysol can only do so much. 20 min after I showered my two daughters I noticed my daughters FEET WERE BLACK from walking on the floor. The drawers and cabinets were dirty and in need of TLC. There were noticeable stains on chair cushion and for a party of 5 there was only two kitchen table chairs and one was literallly broke in half. Everything that needed repair wasn't anything the housekeepers could of fixed. So no this is not a housekeeping problem. This is a management problem. You should be albe to walk around your hotel without your feet turning black. This hotel was so dirty my 4 year old was walking around with a lysol wipe trying to make it better. If a 4 year old notices then it is really bad. The carpet had stains and fridge handle was broke.. I could go on forever about the cleanliness of this hotel. To sum it up I would never stay here again. If your familiar with modesto, it was a hotel that belonged on 9th street.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank kristin s
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Dimpal P, Front Office Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2015

Thanks for staying at HITCHING POST STUDIOS INN and thanks for your reviews we appreciate your business .... Thanks Danny

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

The staff is excellent. The motel is centrally located and easy to get around by bus too.
It is near restaurants and stores. A Safeway is located within walking distance.
The rooms are spacious and clean.
The rooms have privacy. The front entrance has a closed-in patio area that provides
privacy. The rooms that have a kitchen are large. The kitchen is large and nicely equipped. The living room area is separate.
There is a closet in the bedroom.
It is a safe place to stay and the manager is on site and very helpful. It is a friendly clean nice place to stay with reasonable prices.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Elizabeth L
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Hitching Post, Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at our property with us. Thank you for recognizing our service. We hope to you’ll stay with us again when you back to Santa Cruz.........Danny

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Reviewed 27 January 2014

You want a great location, reasonable rate, a clean room and warm welcome from the staff, the Hitching Post Motel is the place! An old fashioned motel with a recent facelift, all you need is the clean bathroom and clean bed (courtesy of the kind cleaning staff). Yes, the furniture and fixtures are dated, yes the walls are thin, yes the TV is older, but it's still a nice place to visit. You'll be out enjoying what Santa Cruz has to offer most of the time, and your room will welcome you home. Breakfast/lunch/dinner is available within walking distance. Stayed 5 nights, will stay there again when in town.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Hitching Post, Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2015

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at our property with us. Thank you for recognizing our service. We hope to you’ll stay with us again when you back to Santa Cruz.........Danny

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We stayed here for one night and that was about all I would want. No real problems, but a bit depressing. There were cinder block walls, ancient bathroom, weird furniture, BUT, no strange odors or signs of dirt. The bedding was clean, blanket and pillows clean. The parking lot was tight with our van. No breakfast offered. I would stay there only if nothing else was better. Certainly was not worth the $$ they charge on the weekends.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Dimpal P, Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2015

Thanks for staying at HITCHING POST STUDIOS INN and thanks for your reviews we appreciate your business ..... Danny

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Easy parking
Located next to the free way, but very quiet
Calm; no noise at night
Warm welcome by the staff
Big size room, with good quality beds. The plugs are a little old and the furniture as well but it's a motel.
Room and bathroom are clean.
Free wifi with a good speed.
There is also a free swimpool which is small but allow a driver to relax before going to bed.
It's cheap. A good address.

Room Tip: Room 110 is a large one and has got a kitchen.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank stefan19100
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Dimpal P, Front Office Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2015

Thanks for staying at HITCHING POST STUDIOS INN and thanks for your reviews we appreciate your business ..... Danny

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Reviewed 18 May 2012

I had to give it two stars because at least it was clean, but that's the only positive thing I can say about it. My room was TINY and old with cinder block walls. The shower was suited for very tall, thin people only. Paper thin walls - could hear every footstep and word that went past. Uncomfortable beds. I hated this place.

Room Tip: Stay at a different motel.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Dimpal P, Front Office Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2015

Thanks for staying at HITCHING POST STUDIOS INN and thanks for your reviews we appreciate your business ..... Danny

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Address: 1717 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1305 (Formerly Hitching Post Motel)
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Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range: £55 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hitching Post Studios Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Hitching Post Studios Inn located in the heart of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz diversity is perhaps most evident in its neighborhoods. The City's From Beach Boardwalk, Capitola Beach,Harbor And Mystery Spot, restaurants, shops, theaters, art galleries, museums and, above all, its people hold the key to unique visitor experiences. This Santa Cruz, California hotel features a seasonal outdoor heated pool and free WI-Fi. It is 5.3-miles from the University of California Santa Cruz and guest rooms provide TV. The rooms at The Hitching Post Studios Inn offer free local telephone calls. They are furnished with coffee facilities, a microwave and a refrigerator while select rooms provide a kitchenette. Natural Bridges State Beach is 4.4-miles from the Motel Hitching Post. The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is 1.7-miles away. ... more   less 
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