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Sunset Inn
Ranked #8 of 15 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Last minute booking, but room was big, clean, and more adequate than I expected. Complete with fridge and microwave. I would stay here if you want a no nonsense comfortable nights rest. We stayed at red lion in eureka and it wasn't as nice as this.

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

What a bad experience this was. First, they didn't make our beds nor change the towels which were thin and on the cheap side. Then, when I was looking for my book that had dropped down into the headboard, I found somebody's shirt. This was more evidence that they barely clean the place. The cost was high $490.00 for 2 nights and such bad service. When I took my complaint to the front desk I thought that at least they would give a small discount. I did not happen. There must be a better place to stay in Santa Cruz. I won't stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed at the Sunset Inn during mid May on a Saturday 3 events were occurring locally. Reservations check in was simple. The Room had a comfortable bed and was clean feeling. Midget fridge and Microwave for storing leftovers. Shallow short tub not for tall folks. Low quality shampoo and conditioner for a town that is full of local vendors. Un-Friendly Management. Horrible "breakfast" a hard boiled egg and slice of toast. Selling Point would be the soft bed and plump small pillows. Normally our get away is in November Santa Cruz is peaceful in the fall not hoping with each goers.

Room Tip: 105 through 101 I believe are right next to the hot tub and your doorway is slightly more private.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

This was the first place we stopped at coming down from San Fran and were thrilled that their rooms have 2 queen size beds as we are traveling with 2 sons. It's very close to the beach and there's a great pizza place across the street. The beds were very comfortable and it's clean. Our room was just down from the spa where there was a group drinking and being noisy until well after 11. The issue we had was that breakfast was included for$169/night. Breakfast was hard boiled eggs, cold cereal, large packaged muffins that were pre cut into quarters which people had taken part of them, 2 bananas, OJ, cranberry juice. There were 4 of us eating and hardly anything left at 8:00am. When I asked if they could put more food out I was told "no, that's it." So breakfast is not really included of you usually eat a decent breakfast.

Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

Budget-friendly motel on the west end offers clean, spacious rooms with all the basic amenities you need for a comfortable w'end stay.

Living about 45 mins away in the SJ, me and the good egg had been looking for a simple beach crash pad for when we just don't feel playing Mario Karts on 17 driving home at night or if we want to imbibe a few cocktails (I'm looking at you Hula).

And Sunset Inn fits the bill perfectly!
For around $100 a night you really can't do better in SC.

+ Clean, spacious rooms
+ Friendly staff that may work with you on price if you ask nicely
+ Walking distance to some great west end establishments like: Kelly's French Bakery, SC Brewing Co, Natural Bridges & Bantam
+ 7-11 across street for any last minute needs (or a late night drunk taquito run)

- Breakfast: I'd recommend skipping the free continental and opting for some of the other close by cafes (Iveta) or restaurants
- Noise: as it's situated right on Hwy 1 there can be a bit of traffic noise as well as from your neighbors if they're cranking the jambox
- Darkness: blackout curtains up front for sleeping in but some rooms feature a bathroom window with no way to block light so morning sun beams in.

Room Tip: There a few rooms on the upper level a bit further away from traffic
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

Great hotel to stay if you don't want to be right near the beach. Clean, quiet, close to UCSC, resturants and major attractions. The hotel is on the main street but pretty quiet for the main road, it has clean, comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, towel change daily, microwave, coffee maker, and mini fridge. There is a complimentary breakfast but it is minimal. There is a 7-Eleven across the street and supermarket about 1/4 of a mile away. Great for stocking the mini fridge. TV had a lot of channels to choose from and lots of plugs for charging cell phones. The staff has always been very nice. There is a jacuzzi also. They have free Wifi. Everytime I come to Santa Cruz I try to stay at the Sunset Inn.

Room Tip: If you are booking online and they say they are booked call the hotel directly to see if they have a...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

This is a very clean, pleasant hotel in a good area close to some of the best bakeries in town (Kelly's Companion, Iveta), markets (Safeway and New Leaf) as well as good Mexican, Chines, Pizza, Thai and other restaurants and great Donuts (Ferrells). Natural Bridges is very close and a beautiful beach. Alex at the front desk is very pleasant, as well as the maids. The hot tub is clean but could use a tree or two for ambiance. The breakfast was ample.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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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
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunset Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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