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Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Ranked #40 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Reviewed 14 August 2013

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

Great location, walking distance from Lighthouse Field, the wharf, and the Boardwalk - also close to Pacific Garden Mall. Plenty of free parking, wireless Internet actually works - a very nice place overall.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robert V
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Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Every hotel/motel needs a critical review. The following is based on me and my boyfriends overall experience, for one night in a room with a jacuzzi tub.

This motel has its pros and it cons and I have listed them below.


Pros:
-Free wifi, parking and continental breakfast
-quiet location on top of a hill
-in room safe, fridge and microwave (also very clean)
-flat screen and bottle opener bolted on wall a plus
-hot tub/spa that is open until 10pm
-laundry facility and they sell detergent soap
-spacious room
-comfy couch in the room
-great view of the ocean
-clean and well vacuumed floors
-clean linens (outdated comforter)
-working air conditioner/heater/fan
-great water pressure in bathroom (I love the shower head)
-secure has cameras all throughout the property

Cons:
-room too dark and outdated
-peeling and bubbly wallpaper
-stained and worn out jacuzzi tub (drain stained yellow)
-rusty bathroom fixtures
-bathroom door hard to close (need a little force)
-toilet seat wobbles
-toilet seat corner was melted and looked like semen
-random spots on the floor is uneven and feels like there are holes
-the shower curtain is a dark yellow and makes inside the shower dark
-hard water stains on the tub faucet and jacuzzi jets
-Window will not open all the way (only opens an inch)
-loud water pipes!! Can hear the guest upstairs shower...there's a loud rumbling noise
-parking lot is a bit iffy
-slow wifi connection

Overall this place is good for a one night stay and nothing more. I recommend this motel update their rooms or at least be on top of maintenance and cleanliness, especially for the price they charge..$170 it's ridiculous for what you get and find inside the room.

Not what I initially expected for a HoJo. Boyfriend was also disappointed and doesn't want to come back.

I suggest to shop around before booking, there are other hotels and motels in the vicinity.

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

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Thank Sandra P
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

I would like to say the repair or the hotel was not good. The hot tube bath in the room was poor shape as the vent where it has suction to circulate the water was broke and rusted. Tool rack was broken and stuck back on the wall not proper wih wooden blocks. Wall paper was coming off in the bathroom near the door.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sean P
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: 130 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5426 (Formerly Ramada Limited Fishermans Wharf)
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Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast
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Ranked #40 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range: £57 - £224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Inn Fisherman`s Wharf Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
Howard Johnson Santa Cruz
Ramada Santa Cruz
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