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Featured Motels in Santa Cruz

Mission Inn
2.5 out of 5
2250 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥10,366 per night from Nov 19 to Nov 20

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Swift Street Courtyard and Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) ...

4.2/5Excellent! (699 reviews)

"good restaurant on premises, clean, friendly staff and good tv"…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Mission Inn
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
2.5 out of 5
325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥9,947 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Pacific Avenue and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) ...

3.3/5 (968 reviews)

"Great location, Rooms have been remodeled. Good value,Parking is limited on the property more rooms than parking places."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
2 out of 5
130 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥6,686 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. ...

3.4/5Good! (904 reviews)

"A walk away from the boardwalk! Amazing location for the price! Can’t get any better. Lady at the front desk could have been a little nicer but other than that great stay!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Beachview Inn
2 out of 5
50 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥7,761 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is steps from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay ...

3.8/5Good! (967 reviews)

"The property was located very close to the beach and activities. Just a short walk to the wharf and beach. Also, several cafes are near by for dinning pleasure."…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2020

Beachview Inn
Ocean Pacific Lodge
2 out of 5
301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥10,609 per night from Nov 25 to Nov 26

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Pacific Avenue and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (987 reviews)

"Great location. In a quiet area. Hotel was very clean and staff were friendly."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Ocean Pacific Lodge
Fireside Inn Santa Cruz
2 out of 5
311 2nd Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Cocoanut Grove and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away.

3.5/5Good! (501 reviews)

"Great location. Walking distance to the boardwalk and to downtown. Clean rooms"…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Fireside Inn Santa Cruz
Motel 6 Watsonville, CA - Monterey Area
2 out of 5
125 Silver Leaf Dr, Watsonville, CA
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The price is ¥8,914 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Watsonville, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Watsonville Square Shopping Center and Ramsay Park. Pajaro Valley Historical Association and Pinto ...

3.3/5 (978 reviews)

"Everything was excellent. Clean room, service and great location."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Motel 6 Watsonville, CA - Monterey Area
Beach Street Inn and Suites
2 out of 5
125 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥15,627 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Offering direct access to the beach, this Westside Santa Cruz motel is steps from Santa Cruz Wharf and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 0.6 mi (1 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (673 reviews)

"Incredibly friendly staff and great amenities! I loved the touch of preparing a coffee drink by just calling them, they’ll have it ready for you in the morning"…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Beach Street Inn and Suites
Aqua Breeze Inn
1.5 out of 5
204 Second Street, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥8,272 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cocoanut Grove, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Monterey Bay. Santa Cruz Main Beach and Main ...

3.4/5Good! (977 reviews)

"The building has beautiful paintings for children to see"…"

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Aqua Breeze Inn
Rio Sands Hotel
2 out of 5
116 Aptos Beach Drive, Aptos, CA
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The price is ¥11,289 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 23

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Rio Del Mar Beach and Monterey Bay. Seacliff State Beach and Potbelly Beach are also within 15 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (978 reviews)
Perfect family vacation

"Had a great time! Location is perfect! Short walk to the beach, food and a 15 minute drive to redwoods! Just what we needed before returning to distance learning school days."…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Rio Sands Hotel
Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz
2 out of 5
505 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥7,342 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Ocean Street and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) away.

3.4/5Good! (257 reviews)

"Excellent stay"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz
The Islander Motel
2 out of 5
522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
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The price is ¥7,341 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this golf motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mission Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and Main Beach. Monterey Bay and Santa ...

3.8/5Good! (801 reviews)
Great little beach hideaway.

"This was by far my favorite stop out of the 3 hotels I stayed in on my trip. Small but had nice amenities such as a large tv, super comfy bed, and lovely shower head. The toilets were low flow and flushed like a jet plane so be prepared!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2020

The Islander Motel
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Other property types in Santa Cruz

Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley

Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley

3.5 out of 5
6001 La Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥12,837 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.1/5Very Good! (950 reviews)

"Staff is great at this location, very helpful and polite."…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Hilton Santa Cruz - Scotts Valley
Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

3 out of 5
407 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥15,602 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (933 reviews)

"Room was super clean and spacious. Easy check in and out."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Hyatt Place Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Dream Inn Santa Cruz

4 out of 5
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
The price is ¥20,638 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.6/5Wonderful! (947 reviews)

"Cleanliness & Good customer service from the staff."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

Dream Inn Santa Cruz
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Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Santa Cruz?
When you save on your room price, you can enjoy more of what Santa Cruz has to offer. Not-to-be-missed sights include Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Mystery Spot, and Capitola Beach.
What are motels like?
When you stay at a motel, you’re likely to find a free parking spot and an outdoor pool. With a stay at a motel, you’ll often have access to your room directly from the parking lot. Starting in the early 1950s, customized neon signs often lit up the roadside motels, and examples today can still be seen along historic U.S. Route 66.
What are the best motels in Santa Cruz?
Mission Inn: Stay within a quick 2-minute drive of Monterey Bay. Enjoy access to the spa tub, and freebies including breakfast and WiFi. Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz: An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a microwave. You’ll be located within a 5-minute drive of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay. Beachview Inn: Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Stay within a 5-minute drive of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay. Fireside Inn Santa Cruz: It’s located within a quick 1-minute drive of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk are available during your stay. Ocean Pacific Lodge: Stay within a 5-minute drive of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay. Enjoy access to the outdoor pool and free WiFi, as well as room amenities like a microwave.
What can I do in Santa Cruz?
In this walkable area, you can enjoy the entertainment choices and scenic seaside while you’re sightseeing. Some popular places to visit include Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Mystery Spot, and Capitola Beach. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Monterey Bay, Rio Del Mar Beach, and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Roaring Camp Railroads, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center, and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. Some historical places you might want to see include Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park, Lighthouse Point Park, and Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse.
What's the seasonal weather like in Santa Cruz?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Santa Cruz to help you plan yours. The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 64°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 53°F. Average annual precipitation for Santa Cruz is 31 inches.
What are my options for getting around Santa Cruz when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about getting around Santa Cruz to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC), which is located 27.6 mi (44.3 km) away. You can also search for flights into San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO), which is 48.4 mi (77.9 km) away. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.