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“Classic California Beach Hotel”

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Casablanca Inn on the Beach
Ranked #26 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Reviewed 23 December 2013

This is what California beach hotels are all about: normal people, beach views, and a no frills vibe, right on the Boardwalk. The front desk reception is friendly. The rooms with kitchenettes are stocked with just what you need: easy to whip up some coffee in the morning, or make a plate of afternoon treats with which to kick back (with a beer) on the balcony as the sun goes down. Simply, straightforward, and recommended for those who like to chill out to the sound of the Bay.

Room Tip: Room 7!! A studio-style room (kitchenette, seating included) - it's like a home away from home.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2014

We are delighted to hear about your wonderful experience with us On the Beach! As a historical landmark in this town, we are quite proud to emanate a classic Santa Cruz ambiance with some modern touches. We are glad that we have units with all the comforts of home, but with spectacular views and a convenient location! We hope that you can come back very soon to your "home away from home!"

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Reviewed 23 December 2013

We went to Santa Cruz - spur of moment, found this place stayed for the night and are booking it for this weekend! It was a great somfortable clean room. The view is incredible. It's within walking ditance of the Boardwalk and the Wharf. Can't wait to get back there!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us On the Beach! We are thrilled that you chose us for your accommodations where you could experience the unavoidable and spectacular views! Here at Casablanca Inn, our personal favorite time of the day for the best views is sunrise... The time may be early but on a clear day, we HIGHLY recommend taking a peek from behind your pillows to see a view that is comparable (if not better) to a Santa Cruz sunset! We hope that you can join us for another weekend soon for some more beautiful sights by the sea!

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The room was very warm and comfortable with outstanding views of the ocean. Easy walking to the wharf and the boardwalk. GREAT place to just relax and kick-back! Manager (Priscilla) was very cordial and helpful. WE WILL go back!

Room Tip: Carefully check out the website and pick the room that fits your needs. Reservation people and manag...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2014

We are so appreciative of your appreciation for our little Inn On the Beach! Thank you for taking the time to let other travelers about your pleasant stay with us! We strive for the highest standards in customer service and comfort, so we are pleased when our guests take notice! Please come back and stay with us soon for some more R&R by the surf and sand!

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Reviewed 24 November 2013

This hotel is located right by the pier and the boardwalk. The hotel is a little older and was a home previously so don't expect cookie cutter rooms. Our room was clean and comfortable and there were nice reclining chairs. We had a nice view but the rooms with a balcony may be worth the extra. There was only a shower, no bath and the shower was very small. The staff was very nice.

Room Tip: Room with a view and balcony are worth it.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience On the Beach! We are happy to hear you were pleased with our location, we are certainly very glad our guests do not have to travel far to get the best out of Santa Cruz! Thank you for our appreciation of our non "cookie-cutter" rooms, that way we can give our guests the type of beach experience that they desire! We hope that you can come back again to the beach soon and build upon your experience with us!

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Reviewed 6 November 2013

I can't say enough wonderful things about this hotel. I loved the view, the kitchen, lovely white decor. Never have I enjoyed a room so much. Only thing weird was the shared balcony but not an inconvienance. When I go to Santa Cruz, this is where I want to be. The location, price, and ambience all suit me to perfection

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2013

We are tickled by your wonderful review of our historic hotel On the Beach! We are so happy that you were able to enjoy yourself so much while staying at our facilities! Next time, perhaps you can check out one of our rooms with a private balcony to take your beach experience to the next level! Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience about us, we hope to see you looking out on the ocean in the not so distant future!

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

We have been staying at Casablanca for 3 years now. We stay for the month of October. Every year is an pleasant experience. Each year we more and more improvements and as far as the staff goes you could never find any better. They are very courteous, helpful and friendly while being very professional. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. A very enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: For a good view the rooms in front is where you want to be.. For quiet and peaceful times the bunga...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2013

Thank you very much for expressing your appreciation for us On the Beach! We are delighted that you have noticed our improvements around the property as well as with our staff. We hope that you will continue to come back often and see more positive changes. As a Santa Cruz Historic Landmark with an extremely proud staff, we're only getting better and better with age!

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

We have stayed at the Casablanca many, many times now. The have great clean rooms, amazing staff, an unbeatable view, plenty of parking. We have stayed in about every room on property now and have not been disappointed ever. The Management is some of the best I have ever had the pleasure of meeting (working with for arrangements), and staff goes above and beyond to make everything nice and make you feel welcome. I wish we could keep this place a secret just to ourselves! It has become the "Long Family's" second home!

Room Tip: Nothing beats the Captain's Suite!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Charles C, Owner at Casablanca Inn on the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2013

Your words have touched our sunny, little hearts! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful sentiments about our Inn On the Beach! We are so happy that we have been able to provide you with the accommodations, customer service, and views, time and time again! Speaking on behalf of our entire staff, we are all very proud to work at such a beautiful and historic location in Santa Cruz, therefore we naturally reflect these strong feelings in our work. We appreciate YOUR appreciation! Thank you again for your kind words, we hope that we can continue to be you and your family's Santa Cruz getaway for years to come!

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Additional Information about Casablanca Inn on the Beach

Address: 101 Main St, corner of Beach and Main, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5422 (Formerly The Casablanca Inn)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range: £96 - £403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Casablanca Inn on the Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historical Casablanca Inn is strategically located across the street from the Santa Cruz beach, a block away from the wharf and the boardwalk. All our rooms are beautifully decorated and have a breathtaking view of the beach. Some of our rooms have a unique design which reflects the distinct character of the historic Cerf Mansion. Over the years, the Casablanca Inn has been fortunate enough to cater to some of the most influential and famous personalities of our time, which has immensely appreciated the elegance that our hotel has to offer. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Casablanca Inn & Bistro Hotel Santa Cruz
Casablanca Inn And Bistro
Casa Blanca Hotel
Casa Blanca Motel

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