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Bay Front Inn
Ranked #37 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Sarasota, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Get what you pay for”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Price was right, room was all wrong! Place is tired and in need of repair. Simple things like a broken toilet handle and shade can get you a poor review. That was the case in our room. I won't kill this place because it was a cheap stay. But staying on top of things that are easy fixes should be any small time hotels top priority. If you want to go on the cheap I guess this is the place for you.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fremont, California
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

I stayed one night on 01NOV13. This place, located less than 1000 feet from the prime tourist attraction in Santa Cruz was awesome for the price paid. First, it was a pet friendly hotel. Second, they let us use their four beach cruisers free (you have to pay after the first hour)! Third, the front desk employees had a great attitude. I would recommend this hotel to others who want to stay in the area.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

I stayed here for an overnight stay and can only thank the stars that it only lasted so long. The reception area is welcoming, painted in clean, white tones and minimalist aura to it. This soon changes ones the keys are handed over and you make your way to the room as you are met by the sight of open-doored rooms with men 'kicking back' and TV's blaring, most of which seem to be off-duty workers rather than tourists.

The late-night alarm call of a gin-soaked lush demonstrating her high octave scale for all to hear at 3am was a real treat and subsequent ding-dong with her husband/partner was the cherry on the cake. As was the full-voiced sound of the departing early morning work detail. Whistling on their merry way like Snow White's seven vertically challenged friends.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Groveland, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

The room was pretty nice, a little small but nice. The staff was friendly. Close to the Boardwalk where we spent most of our time. The only bad thing was the parking arrangements. The lot filled up fast and they asked us to park on the street. I wasn't too happy about that. It was a little pricey but expected since it was peak season.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Turin, Italy
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

We were in the hotel for only one night during our road trip in California and we saw many motels and hotel on the way, Bay Front Inn was the best in terms of quality and price. Very clean room, breakfast very good and included in the price, and above all very good service. In the morning they let us use the bikes so we had the chance to visit Santa Cruz cycling around, very pleasent.
Good price too.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Santa Cruz, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

This hotel has rooms specifically designed for pets: no carpets and on the first floor. There are dog treats in the lobby and a patio where you can take your breakfast. Good breakfast, large flat screen TVs and great location!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Being new to the area, I asked an old friend who has been living in Santa Cruz (and is working at the Human Resources Center for the Boardwalk), for a recommendation on a place to stay. The Bay Front Inn was ideal to me for 3 reasons: it is Safe, Central Located and Affordable. I felt confident while walking to both downtown and the boardwalk, each only about 7 minutes away!
This place is different than the stereotypical "motel."
Forget waking up to a continental breakfast of plastic-wrapped Danishes and a juice machine: the Bay Front Inn offers a wide selection of muffins and cereals with a natural touch- whether vegan or just hungry, your tummy will be delighted.
I want to thank the staff for being genuinely kind and helpful to me during my stay here- it was refreshing to see that here, 'hospitality', actually is not just a business philosophy; the staff and management act out of kindness because, well, they are just really good people.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank Melanie D
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Additional Information about Bay Front Inn

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
Hotel Style:
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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