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“1 night in Santa Cruz” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk

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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk
Ranked #35 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Scottsdale, Arizona
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“1 night in Santa Cruz”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Very basic accommodations. Breakfast was your carbo centered diet of cereal, small donuts. Had to ask for orange juice machine to be turned on. About 1/2 mi walk to the carnival area.
Great walk west of there is the lighthouse and
surfing museum. Questionable value. Room was quite small.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

The "two queen beds" was actually two separate rooms with doors that shut. The bathroom was in the middle. Only one TV--old school TV at that. We were inside the courtyard and it was totally quiet. Clean. Breakfast was minimal. Walking distance (10 min) to boardwalk and 20 min to downtown open air mall. Wireless worked. Fridge and microwave at no extra charge (did not request--they were already in there). A/C worked.

Room Tip: Inside the courtyard is quiet. Some units face the street and are not as quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ShotgunShannon99
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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Dear ShotgunShannon99,
Thank you for taking the time to write us a wonderful review, we appreciate your feedback. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Please think of us again for your next trip to Santa Cruz. Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn-Santa Cruz.

-Vijay G.M.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

This room should be called wordt value inn nothing works ie wifi, tv coffee maker showers to small service very bad just save your money and go somewhere else
The so called breakfast is appoling you pick it up from reception and is only cerial please go somewhere else the rooms accross the road are a lot better and half the price i know this because my friend stayed there and i saw the rooms
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Stayed May 2014
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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review, 28 June 2014
Dear Domenic V,
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We do apologize for any inconvenience you experience during your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback, we will make a note about the problems that you have mention. Again we apologize for any inconvenience.
Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn-Santa Cruz

-Vijay, G.M.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

The dumpy room was quiet enough for a good night sleep, but the separate bedrooms, worn-out rug and dilapidated furnishings left a lot to be desired. Granted that the seventy-dollar a night, off-season rate for Santa Cruz is mid-range in two-star motels. Would not stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear Paswater,
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate our guest's feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience you have experienced during your stay with us. We are in the process of renovating our property, as well as updating our decors in our rooms. Again thank you for your feedback.
Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn-Santa Cruz

-Vijay, GM.
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

we had a nice suite with 2 queens which were splitted in 2 different rooms. it was very clean and comfortable. the staff was nice. for breakfast u could have coffee and cookies. nothing special but ok for the price. definately recommend for one night stay

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Dear Natcrosscountry,
Thank You for taking the time to write us this review, it is much appreciated. We are glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again in the future. Think of us for your next visit in Santa Cruz. Again thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn-Santa Cruz.

Vijay, G.M.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

In the olden times, a room at an inn consisted of a bed and maybe a small table with a chair. A clean place for you to lay down and rest after a long weary travel on the road At this America's Best Value Inn, that's exactly what you get with a tv and small dresser plus an open closet and iron/ironing board and a small coffee maker. We stayed in room 124, it had a double bed and the room was just right for 2 people. The room looks to have just undergone a renovation with semi fresh paint and new fixtures in the bathroom. It's not the Four Seasons but it was clean and no funky odors like you would expect in a motel that's only a little over 2 blocks from the beach. As I previously mentioned, the bathroom had new fixtures from the lights to the faucets, shower and bathtub. The tub was so clean that I was not afraid to go barefoot while I shower :). They have the usual bath amenities of shampoo, soap, lotion, shower cap but what I found helpful (and cute) was the "emergengy kit" that consisted of a small needle, thread, nail file and cotton buds and wipes. And there is a hairdryer in the bathroom. If you're the type to stay in your room and admire the decor this place is not for you. But if you're looking for a decent place to stay after a long day of frolicking on the beach and exploring up and down the coast then this place serves it purpose. It's a little over 2 blocks from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Parking is small and not assigned - I suggest early exploring of the surrounding areas and then come back early in the afternoon to get parking and then walk down to the Boardwalk for an evening of fun and games. Free continental breakfast consisted of coffee, juice, toast, cereal, fruits and some pre-packaged danishes - on the 3 nights/4 days we stayed, they had mini cinnamon rolls, bear claws and some cookies.

Room Tip: Request for a room facing the courtyard to avoid any noise from traffic and better parking.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Dear Ai C,
Thank You fro your feedback, we are in the process of renovating our entire property, we are glad you have enjoyed your stay with us. We do have limited parking to 1 car per room, we do apologize if parking was an issue during your stay. Again thank you for your feedback. Reviews help our staff improve services for our guests. Thank you for choosing Americans Best Value Inn-Santa Cruz

Vijay, G.M.
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Modesto, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

A year ago I wrote a review stating the motel exceeded my expectations. It is cheap, which means my expectations were pretty low. The location is great because it is walking distance from the Boardwalk, the San Lorenzo River Bike Trail and the West Cliffs Trail. Since last year they have begun renovating all rooms, which was much-needed. It's still cheap, the people are still friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast included cereal, milk, juices coffee, tea, sweet breads and fresh fruit. The room we stayed in was small, but had new carpeting, paint and remodeled bathroom with granite counter tops and shower enclosure. It even had a bathtub, which I love. It's not the Ritz, but definitely a value. Again this year, they allowed us to leave our vehicle in their parking lot after check out, while we went off on bicycles. One warning, they do not guarantee a parking space. If you check in late you may have to park on the street. Also, try to get a room that faces the courtyard, rather than the street to avoid the noise of traffic.

Room Tip: Get a room that faces the courtyard area rather than the street so you don't get the noise of tr...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SuzyQModesto
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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review, 16 December 2013
Dear SuzyQModesto,
Thank you for both this year's and last year's review. We are beyond glad that you enjoyed both of your stays. We are in the process of renovating our entire property to better serve our guest. Thank you for your positive feedback, we are looking forward to seen you soon. Again Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn-Santa Cruz

Vijay, G.M.
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Property: Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk
Address: 505 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5123
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Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #35 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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