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Sunset Inn
Ranked #8 of 15 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
Reviewed 14 April 2013

We stopped here for a night on our coast drive. We arrived around 9pm without reservations and were given a really nice suite for a great price on a Saturday night ($120 I think). We looked at several hotels before choosing this one. This hotel is located on a road and our room was on the corner next to the road so you could hear that. There was no air conditioner in the room to drown out the noise. Bring ear plugs or head phones and you should be fine. Everything else was great! The suite was HUGE! Living room area with fire place, huge bathroom, and nice large bed. Wifi did not work. There was a hot tub outside. There was a free breakfast in the morning. Loved Santa Cruz. Spent time downtown, at the beaches, and in the forest (Henry Cowell). If you are doing a coast drive check out my other reviews for hotels we stopped at.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

The Sunset Inn is an independent property located right on Mission Street/Highway 1 slightly north of the downtown area of Santa Cruz. It's a commercial strip, which means that it doesn't provide great views, but you have the convenience of shopping, eating and drinking nearby.

The proprietors seem to be an extended family, all of whom were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The property looks to have been recently remodeled and upgraded - rooms were clean and nice looking with fresh looking paint and trim, good beds and a granite vanity countertop. Pretty typical motel sized rooms, good parking layout and reasonable prices (for Santa Cruz). Our one complaint (and I see it mirrored in the comment of another guest) was that our room was located near the outdoor smoking area (near the hot tub) and there were guests at the table there smoking constantly - if you don't appreciate second-hand smoke, you should request a higher-number room located well away from the hot tub.

The only other quibble was that the soap, shampoo and other 'product' was some odd, Chinese made off-brand called "Pavy". Weird stuff - if that's an issue for you, bring your own. The breakfast was pretty limited, but there is a Safeway a block away with a Starbucks and an excellent bakery almost right across the street (Companion Bakery), a donut shop just down the block and two taquerias within a block - you will NOT go hungry at breakfast time.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank pbansen
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

Stayed night of 2/16- Seems like every time I stay there, it keeps getting better- this time the hot tub was perfect, we loved the room the super nice staff set us up with (quiet, spacious , nice decor, bed comfortable, everything clean )- I always feel relaxed and happy there and want to come back again and again. Thanks again, Sunset Inn : )

Room Tip: i always ask for rooms away from the main road but i'm a super light sleeper, probably most peo...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

I was looking for a comfortable, clean, safe room in Santa Cruz for a reasonable price. Sunset Inn fit the bill. I had a comfortable room which included a very basic continental breakfast. The room itself was quite large with a king bed and space for a loveseat and coffee table. It was basic, no-frills lodging which was exactly what I expected for it's rating. As a solo, female traveler I felt perfectly safe in the room & hotel. It was a drive to the boardwalk, but there were several food/drink options within walking distance. (If you like craft brews check out Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing just a few blocks walk from the hotel). I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

We stayed here for one night and hotel was to our expectations. It was a bit pricey for one night, but the staff at front desk in the morning and evening were both very nice and friendly. Rooms were very clean, there was a strange odor in room though. Our only complaint was since you can't smoke in rooms, there were guests right outside our room sitting in the chairs till really late smoking. I'm allergic to smoke, and the smoke was coming in through the door. I had to get up at 12:30 am to use my inhaler because of this. Continental breakfast was also very plentiful. Overall a very good experience here, we will definitely come back here again!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank latinamom68
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

I was very content with my choice in this hotel. The places closer to the boardwalk just didn't seem reasonable. The room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. The staff was very warm and welcoming as well. The only thing that was tough was finding a place to park after 10pm.

Room Tip: They have some rooms with a jucuzzi
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2012 via mobile

We've been visiting my son - a recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz - for the past 4 years and routinely spending $225 - $250 a night for a hotel. Now when we're moving him out we discover this gem. About half of what we've been paying - clean and comfortable and near the University. True there is street noise but that quickly becomes white noise. Rooms are basic but clean and spacious and very comfortable. Great value in a town with high rates. I only wish we had found it 4 years ago!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Address: 2424 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5247
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz
Price Range: £67 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunset Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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