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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This place was disgusting, unclean, and overall a horrible motel. When we walked in the room, we instantly noticed the dirty rug that hadn't been cleaned and the rust/mold stained bathroom. Worst of all, the pillows and sheets were dirty and slept in- THEY DIDN'T CHANGE THE SHEETS FROM THE PREVIOUS GUESTS! It was disgusting and when we confronted one...

1Thank veredrazen
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night while visiting the boardwalk. The parking lot is a nightmare especially for someone who drives a large truck fortunately I found a spot near the entrance cuz there's no way I could have made it through the narrow parking lot. The lady at the front desk was very hard to understand and it smelled pretty...

1Thank iliketotravel2ohya
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Great location but the property needs to be upgraded and cleaned. I asked for a double room situation and the extra bed was actually in a room no bigger than a large closet. The only good thing about the hotel was it's location. I understand it's a "beach" hotel but they could do better on the cleanliness and the appearance.

2Thank Lipstick4me
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Positives: Very close to Boardwalk Family Owned and Operated Improvements Needed on the following: Cleanliness Quality toilet paper Coffee in room Hairdryer We pulled out our little couch in the room and trash was left behind it from previous visitors. The room smelled like musk, garlic and incense. It was not inviting. Our bed very hard, felt itchy! This place...

2Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This was a great location, and a reasonable motel, for a good price. Nothing particularly outstanding about the motel, check in took a while, but was very friendly, and there was free parking right outside our room. It's a bit dated, but had everything we needed, and was right beside the beach, and only a short walk to downtown.

2Thank Ally Y
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 May 2016

A fine 3 night stay. Great location for beach. Town centre is a bit further away needed to drive. Loads of places to dine near it. Cheap and cheerful. Just checked in and didn't speak to any staff for 3 days and left, which was nice and chilled. Price was good for location and aligned expectation. If passing through for...

1Thank faircomments2014
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Great location on a hill overlooking boardwalk. Fairly priced. Good value. Walk to pier. Older facility with friendly management. Parking is included. Rooms with extra bed are very good value. Had a nice, convenient, low-stress stay walking to and spending time on beach, boardwalk, and pier. Definitely recommend for affordability and location in Santa Cruz.

1Thank Ed D
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Centrally located motel. No issues with cleanliness and comfort. Pizza restaurant located just around the corner was worth a visit for a very filling meal! Wifi connection good and enabled Skype call outside to show the Santa Cruz surroundings!

1Thank gemmabullimore
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Don't stay here. We ignored bad reviews and overlooked them due to the price. The office reeked of nasty incense. The only good thing was the view/location. They had bad service (the lady who checked it prior to us had the same number of people and paid $20 less.) The room was cramped first of all. Then there were stray...

1Thank Keighla A
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 September 2015

First, the good points: beds were OK and the room was quiet....Location very good. But, 2 queen beds were stuffed into a room clearly designed for only one.... Bathroom also teeny tiny. Room felt like it was kind of thrown together and crammed full of too much furniture. Front desk not friendly at all - really, I appreciate some friendliness...

Thank dumpling56

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fireside Inn is located less than a 5-minute walk from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Coconut Grove. Under new management January of 2014, the Fireside Inn has been completely renovated to give the guest the best experience in the area. Other attractions within 5 miles are Lighthouse Field State Beach, University of California Santa Cruz, and the DeLaveaga Golf Course. Downtown Santa Cruz is a 10 minute walk, with dining, museums and shopping surrounding the Fireside Inn.The Fireside Inn Santa Cruz features free Wi-Fi. Free parking is included. All guest rooms are comfortably furnished with standard amenities including free high speed internet access, microwave, mini fridge, hair dryer, free local calls, alarm clock radio, and cable TV. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fireside Inn

Address: 311 2nd St, Next to Boardwalk Bowl, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5494 (Formerly Paradise Inn By The Beach)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: RM310 - RM1,236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Fireside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Paradise Inn By The Beach Hotel Santa Cruz
Paradise Hotel Santa Cruz
Paradise Motel Santa Cruz
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
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“Depends what you want, but this suited us travelling Cali.”
 of 5 bubbles faircomments2014, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Pick upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles 521nataliea, 1 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Get an 2nd floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles CraigT803, 17 May 2015 | Read review
“I recommend any room on the top floor, for the view and the fact there is no one above you, that is, of course, if you don't mind taking the stairs whenever accessing your room.”
 of 5 bubbles CoasterFan1924, 17 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Take a room on the top floor if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles philkarlberg, 11 Aug 2014 | Read review
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