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“NOT non-smoking... smelly!”

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Ramada Limited Santa Cruz
Ranked #44 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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Culver City, California
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“NOT non-smoking... smelly!”
Reviewed 29 July 2011

It was UCSC Orientation weekend, and very little available. I figured it was a Ramada, so it would probably be OK. The good: Convenient location, very friendly and helpful front office staff, and relatively quiet room. The bad: Our non-smoking room REEKED of cigarettes. Dingy, worn with dirty carpet. We didn't see any evidence of bedbugs. That said, we've had lovely stays in the past at the Holiday Inn Express (which is a bit pricier) and the Ocean Pacific Lodge (about the same, pricewise, as this Ramada), so those would be my recommendations.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

Family Friendly place. Clean, comfy and excellent breakfast. Excellent customer service. Will surely be back! also the swimming pool was and added plus for kids to jump in every day.

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Reviewed 21 July 2011

Close proximity to campus (less than 5 minutes by car) & walking distance to downtown SC. Very clean & spacious rooms w/ free coffee!! Pool is great, never very crowded with lounge chairs always available. Complimentary breakfast (oatmeal, eggs & HOT waffles). Book your reservation thru Shellie in the front office. She does a great job of accommodating special room requests & is very helpful in recommending local shopping.

For budget-friendly short trips to Santa Cruz, this hotel is a winner!!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reviewed 9 July 2011

Nice hotell , walking distance to "down town". Services minded personal at the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Fresno, California
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Reviewed 6 July 2011

We went to Santa Cruz for a three day vacation.We found this online for $ 180 a night.I thought that it was a nice hotel.The restroom smelled like urine.The room was not really clean.Then the pool had no lights at night.The only thing that we found good was the breakfast.We are never coming back to this hotel ever again.

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Sayreville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

The place was clean and tidy, which was the main thing that we were looking for at this price. Bonuses - we enjoyed the complimentary continental breakfast (although there could have been more on the menu), and the owner/operator was A1 guy! Note on breakfast - there was nothing non-vegetarian offered, not even eggs (except for the possible egg-content in the waffle dough). We didn't mind, since we enjoyed the waffles. However some sausage, bacon and eggs would have been nice.

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Orange, California
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Reviewed 16 May 2011

The staff is very helpful and friendly. My mom has back pain and the staff give her a pillow to use on the car. The continental breakfast has a waffle machine for you to make a waffle (you cook yourself) to enjoy while it's still hot.

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Property: Ramada Limited Santa Cruz
Address: 516 Water St, Ocean Street and Water Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4113
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Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Ramada Limited Santa Cruz 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relish the comforts of home when you choose to stay at our Ramada Limited Santa Cruz. Our hotel's location offers easy access to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, picturesque beaches, towering redwoods and terrific shopping. Ramada Limited Santa Cruz, CA hotel is the perfect starting point for a trip to Northern California.Corporate guests appreciate our business amenities and the location of our hotel in Santa Cruz, CA. We are located near local businesses such as Plantronics, Santa Cruz County Offices and UC Santa Cruz. We offer free high-speed wireless Internet access, USA Today Newspaper and a 24-hour business center, so you can stay productive while you travel. You can enjoy a barefoot stroll along the beach, thrill rides at the historic Santa Cruz Boardwalk or a visit to the Surfing Museum because our Santa Cruz hotel's location is perfect for a California vacation. The family might love a ride on the Roaring Camp Railroad through the Redwood forest. It's easy to take a vineyard tour, indulge in shopping at the Capitola Village or take a stroll along the Santa Cruz Wharf. Our hotel in Santa Cruz, CA has outstanding amenities like an outdoor seasonal heated pool and guest patio. There's even a free continental breakfast. Discover why we're the best choice among hotels in Santa Cruz, CA. ... more   less 
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