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Carousel Beach Inn

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Modesto, California
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The manager Lori was great. Breakfast is very simple bt healthy. Great fresh Scones 😋. Rooms are plain bt clean. Pillows suck! Beds are comfortorable. The Location is perfect will stay here again. Rite across the boardwalk

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Frederick, MD
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My grown daughter and I spent 3 nights at the Carousel Beach Inn. It is a decent, clean, middle of the road motel. It is a good location, we like to walk and we could walk to the wharf, West Cliff Drive path and downtown. There were a few issues, but other than the squeaky bed, they weren't really the...

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SCBoardwalk, Manager at Carousel Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your stay. I’m sorry that you had these issues but I’m glad we were able to resolve them for you at the time. Some of the circumstances were beyond our control, but I’d appreciate the opportunity to speak with you about your stay. We did credit you during your stay, but I’m happy...

Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We are a family with 2 teenage boys (15 & 17). Loved this place. Beautiful decor. Very nice employees. Parking included which was a huge bonus. Right across the street from the boardwalk. Down the street from a great family friendly long boarding beach. Would definitely stay here again!!

Thank colleenc617
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Santa Cruz in Feb was very quiet, making the location of the Carousel Inn not ideal at this time. The room was good, just had very squeaky mattresses which wasn't great with a baby. Breakfast was ok, only a few options, I would have liked to see more fruit available.

Thank Andrea W
Taneyville, Missouri
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Hotel was great with the exception of not being able to smoke on the balcony. The room was clean and the water pressure in the shower was great. It was just what we were looking for for our stay. Very close to the boardwalk and it even had a view of the ocean.

Thank misspokey1966
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Everything about this place was easy. Really nice staff at check in. Great parking. And so close to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. It's literally across the street. Our room has two large beds that were really comfy. An exceptionally clean bathroom. There was some funky photo art of the Boardwalk on the walls. And a great price. If you took...

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Santa Clara, CA
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I wish hotels wouldn't advertise wifi in the rooms when they don't actually have it. Sound carries throughout the rooms. I heard many of my neighbors' conversations as if I was in their rooms with them. Location is good.

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SCBoardwalk, Public Relations Manager at Carousel Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're really sorry to hear that things were not as expected. We wanted to let you know that we do have wi-fi in all of our rooms. Unfortunately when you stayed with us, wi-fi service was interrupted because of a renovation project in our breakfast area. We mentioned it in our newsletter, and on our website...

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stayed there for a night and it was worth it. Pros - I guess the best thing is the location which is a stones throw from the boardwalk. You can visit the key areas by walk. Friendly Staff and the rooms were neat and clean. I had also asked for a crib which they had placed (clean again !)....

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Hotel looks smart from the outside with clean and refurbished rooms but is slightly let down by the courtyard and landings which need modernising. No wifi due to ongoing work but we had a discount for that. Breakfast was fine-cereals, bagels, pastries, juice, fruit, hot drinks. Room was basic but had everything you needed, same for the bathroom. Staff were...

Thank Gareth M
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Nice room near the boardwalk. Quieter than expected. The wifi was not working but the young woman at the front desk kindly assisted us by looking up some local breweries to help us find a place to dine that night. Really nice to have someone so helpful on staff.

Thank Cameron23

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The family-friendly Carousel Beach Inn is just steps away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Main Beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carousel Beach Inn

Address: 110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5520 (Formerly Carousel Motel)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: RM577 - RM1,099 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Carousel Motel Santa Cruz
Carousel Hotel Santa Cruz
Carousel Santa Cruz
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
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“If you want a room with a view, be sure to choose the rooms listed with a "VIEW" option on their website.”
michaelpR7494AF, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room with ocean view and not over parking lot.”
deadzoo, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“we had a room facing the main road of which you can see the beach.”
RennieFamilyHolidays, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Third floor will give you limited views of the ocean.”
kennlini, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you don't mind a bit of noise in the summer, ask for a view of the boardwalk”
537garethm, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
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