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Bay Front Inn
Ranked #37 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Anaheim, California
1 review
“If Motel 6 cost $150/night...”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Tiny rooms in moderate disrepair; generally shoddy feel all around. Partially made up for by proximity to beach and it's walkable to a lot of things. It's not on any front of any bay though. I guess I need to type more but I'm not sure how much more to get this review accepted.

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

This is a great little motel, clean simple and friendly - we just showed up and checked in. Very conveinient for the boardwalk and wharf without being on the main road. Worth asking for the online or AAA rate though as you'll save around $10.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Stains everywhere towels sheets and pillows. Located close to boardwalk but horrible place. Did not even end up staying the night, couldn't get a refund so we ate the money and headed home early. The entire room smelled like cigarettes we asked to be switched which they did, onto another filthy looking room. Super thin walls uncomfortable dirty beds. TV was broken, the soaps provided stunk! Nothing good to say about this hotel, oh and $15 Parking fee if you did not book through them.

  • Stayed October 2013
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

My wife and I stated here for a wedding in Santa Cruz. rooms are simple but clean and well done. Staff was very friendly and breakfast bar was great.

Walkable to the beach, pier, and boardwalk. Great value.

  • Stayed October 2013
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We stayed here for two days when visiting friends in Santa Cruz.

Pros: Clean, with a comfortable if a bit squeaky bed. Nice TVs with HBO. Walkable to boardwalk, beaches, Santa Cruz Warf and downtown.
Breakfast is free and good. There is a coffee machine in room. The staff was very nice.

Cons: We had an absolutely erratic shower. Hot was labeled cold, though if you turned it too far it would get cold, then someone would flush a toilet and the temps would change, as would the position of the hot/cold control. It was rather confusing, then really hot, then really cold.

There is a $10 charge to park in the hotel parking lot. There is a city owned $5 lot around the corner, and the meters on the street shut off at 8pm.

Ask for a room on the top floor, word is the floors are thin and it's easy to hear people moving around upstairs. I can't personally verify this as we were on the second floor.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

9 out of 10..pretty pricy on weekends, but other then that great.. very helpful staff!! Pet friendly which made things a lot easier for me...even staff is into animals and have treats for them!! Pool is nice to relax in after going to beach..two day trip turned into four great days!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

I add my voice to the chorus of those complaining about the additional fees. Parking: additional fee. Book on a third party site: additional fee. It is definitely a misrepresentation to advertise low room rates then charge for parking (really?) and third-party booking (welcome to the 21st century!). The room itself was what you would expect for a low rate: cheesy furniture, curtains that didn't close all the way, and a Soviet-era toilet/shower combination room with no shower stall -- just a drain in the middle of the room. How proletariat! We did not partake of the breakfast buffet, so no comment on that. The location is great: two blocks from the pier. But the next time we're in Santa Cruz we will NOT stay there.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bay Front Inn
Address: 325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4922
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #37 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Bay Front Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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