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Bay Front Inn
Ranked #41 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Reviewed 13 April 2014

I have stayed here one other time years ago. Both times I enjoyed the stay. I chose this hotel primarily because they allow pets, the good price, and the easily accessible location. It is close (walkable) to downtown, the beaches, and only a short drive away to the college campus. Very centralized in the city of Santa Cruz.

I love the updates and modern-feel in the rooms and the lobby that have been added since my last stay. TVs are quality, with cable, and there is wifi (though very shaky from my room- the one downside). Patio and lobby area are super cute now. Decent continental breakfast with waffle makers. Free bike rentals for an hour.

I brought my two large dogs with me for the extra charge, which is not bad. They offer free doggy water bowls (and threw two large milkbones in!), filtered doggy water, dogs rags, and dog beds upon request! amazing!

There is no where on the hotel property to take dogs to bathroom (which is also nice- keeps things clean), so we just walked them a very short ways away to a tan bark patch between the Bay Front hotel and a hotel next door. Also, if you cross the street right in front of that hotel, there is a huge grassy park and area to take your dogs. Very convenient.

Decently quiet even though its usually filled up with guests, family friendly, pet friendly, good location, great price. Definitely worth a simple and short trip.

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

A number of things were wrong with the stay:
1. Refrigerator in the room was leaking water onto the floor
2. TV did not work (wouldn't turn on)
3. Coffee maker did not work (wouldn't turn on)
4. The coffee provided during the continental breakfast was like brown water
5. The additional service fee and parking fee were not mentioned ($15 total)

The plus for the hotel is the location--very close to the beach. But overall I would definitely not stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank travelfan2266
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

First time staying here and was very impressed. The woman at the front desk was extremely nice and helpful and went out of her way to make sure I was satisfied with my stay. Convienently located near the beach and downtown and very pet friendly. Rooms were very clean and pleasant. Would definantly stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank sophia m
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

This Inn was a decent value, very pet friendly with water bowls and treats for the dogs.
Breakfast was limited, but adequate. Great waffles!
Bed was firm and comfortable.
Shower was nice.
Bottom floor room was a tad noisy, but quiet after 10:00 pm.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Reed F
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

After reading review after review on hotels in Santa Cruz I was more confused then I was in the first place every other review is great then horrible!! Stay here and you will be more than satisfied!! We ended up just pulling in and asking about pricing and the staff was so kind and funny and the price was so reasonable we stayed. It was quiet and CLEAN and walking distance to the boardwalk and downtown. They have bicycle rentals and a GREAT breakfast with yogurt, fruit, make your own waffles ect. They even have complimentary filtered water you can bring to your room which I thought was over and above!!! I will most definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Thank pmallett32
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Third time back to Bay Front Inn. I highly recommend it. I have stayed at other hotels in the area and this is by far the best all around. Its clean, great continental breakfast and friendly staff. Love that its walking distance from boardwalk.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Maciel P
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

This is a great little place especially when traveling with kids and dogs. The rooms are well stocked with the essentials and clean. It's located just within a 5 min walk to boardwalk and they offer free bike rentals. My son loved the heated pool and although it was cold out he still was comfortable swimming in it. No carpets in the rooms which is great for accidents by kids or pets, easy clean up. It's not a five star hotel however for the price and what they have to offer, it's perfect for a family get away!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Thank Zyr1974
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Additional Information about 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 #41 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range: £66 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bay Front Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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