I booked first then looked at reviews on Trip Advisor, so I was a bit worried being with a kid, however when we arrived we got a great room on the second floor. We were to stay two nights but stayed three. Micheal the manager was very helpful and got us a new clock when ours did not work. The staff were very friendly, helpful and the continental breakfast was better than most I have ever seen which usually amounts to juice, cereal and toast.
Everything was clean including the pool, awesome hot hot tub(great for when the fog rolls in at night!) the room, bathroom. The only dirty part I noticed(which you notice more when you have kids along)is the outside carpet in the hallways but I don't tend to walk around barefoot so it was not much of an issue for me.
The neighbourhood is OK, some may think it looks dodgey, but not once was I concerned and we walked about it late at night. it takes about 8 minutes to casually walk to the beach, and I went into some of the other more older smaller hotels that have that whole Route 66 appeal to them and they were the same price. The beach inn has an inner coutyard where the pool/tub is, and a large front lobby where the food is served.
The bridges into downtown seem to be where the street people hang out so that may bother some folk but I have travelled extensivly and this kinda thing becomes the norm in most cities. We were never hassled but did meet a very nice homeless guy whom we said hi to each day and chatted with.
The hotel parking lot is well lit and is very large so I would not worry about not getting a spot to park.
Our shower was hot, not sure why others had a problem with that.
It was my first time in Santa Cruz and Iwould for sure go back to the Beach Inn or what is now Days Inn.
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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn And Suites Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
- Santa Cruz Beach Hotel
- Santa Cruz Beach Inn