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#1 in Price & Popularity of 3 hotels in Ben Lomond
Reviewed 30 October 2017
Convenient Place to Stay
We were planning to attend a party in the area, plus wanted to do some activities in the general area, so we booked a night at the Quality Inn & Suites in Ben Lomond in the Santa Cruz... more
Reviewed 7 September 2017
Unassuming Economical Motel in Redwoods
Only a few miles from Santa Cruz in the redwoods and at 1/2 the cost, this was a nice find. It ehas a swimming pool and decent breakfast. No traffic sounds until morning rush hour. I will use the... more
#2 in Price & Popularity of 3 hotels in Ben Lomond
Reviewed 29 November 2017
Verify Rate, in writing.
We stayed 5 nights in Cabin 5. They have 10 cabins. Their web site does not mention pets. I made reservations 2 months in advance for the Thanksgiving weekend. Upon arrival I was told that pets... more
Reviewed 7 January 2018
Cottage in the trees
Such an adorable place to stay right on the 9. Amita, the owner very helpful and kind. They have several little cottages that are right off the 9 and a select few that are hidden a bit higher up a... more
The location is very serene and beautiful during the day but kind of spooky at night. Like one of those Hollywood scary locations. The cottages were charming and amenities adequate but you have to... more
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great place for Peace and Nature
We stayed here for four days in January in cabin #9. It is right on the river and great to sit out on the porch. This cabin is a duplex and we heard nothing from the other side that was full our... more
Stayed here one night because it was close to Pasatiempo gold course. Got here almost at 11 pm par having flown from the east coast. When we arrived shortly before 11 j asked for immediate room... more
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A good stay and location
This hotel is in a beautiful and convenient spot to both the coast and the valley. It is unfortunate for pricing it does not include breakfast. However, the room was comfortable and a nice leisurely... more
Lovely Hotel and Rooms. The Managers were so nice and welcoming. The beds were so comfortable we fell fast asleep. Great pillows as well. Would have liked having a dresser and a place to put your... more
Reviewed 14 November 2017
Came to Santa Cruz to visit my sister at UCSC and absolutley loved this place! comfy beds, great location, and best of all amazing service! had a few issues checking in but was helped by an awesome... more
I enjoyed the service, the room, lobby, and breakfast. The only thing I have negitive to say is parking rubs out fast here. Other then that it was a great experience. Very convienent location right... more
Reviewed 10 January 2018
Great customer CARE
The hotel is in a great location. Fantastic service-oriented personnel (front desk, housekeeping and culinary staff). Currently being refreshed but no loud noises. Some of the hall carpets, etc... more
Some rooms have road noise. Rooms are pretty decent for the price. Stay away from the corner room that boarders Plymouth and Ocean. That will be the noisiest of rooms. Breakfast is pretty mediocre... more
Reviewed 22 November 2017
Easy to locate just off the freeway
This hotel is very close to the freeway entry/exit so may be a little noisy for some, but it didn't bother us at all. Short drive to downtown and the Boardwalk. Rooms were very clean and there was a... more
The staff at this hotel were very nice and friendly. I felt badly for them because there was a huge party of very loud and rude people who blocked the stairways, kids running all over and yelling... more
Reviewed 11 October 2017
Great room reasonable rate
Staying the night after a concert at the Rio Theater. Looking for a reasonably priced clean room. Reasonably priced is subjective in a place like Santa Cruz but for a name brand hotel in a convenient... more
Nice stay in Santa Cruz.
Room was clean and functional, with everything you might need.
Breakfast standard for Holiday Inn Express.
No problems during stay. Staff was good.
Downside: 7usd aprox... more
Reviewed 20 December 2017
Not built as a Holiday Inn Express
This property is a bit strange as a Holiday Express. More outdoor hallways, some room doors open toward the street but are on raised walkways. It is the nicest breakfast room in any Holiday Inn... more
Good room, clean and cheap. Stayed here twice in the past year. I'm sure we'll stay here again.
Pretty much everything you need in a hotel room. Refrigerator, microwave, cable TV and enough outlets... more
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Motel on the outside, hotel on the inside. Not fancy, but very pleasant and clean. The front desk staff are friendly and helpful. We just popped in for one night prior to a college tour, but we would... more
Back in August of 2017, I was on business in Santa Cruz and stayed at the Comfort Inn. I noticed the National 9 Motel next door. On my next visit in November, I checked it out. The National 9 and... more
Reviewed 20 July 2017
OK for the price
We stayed one night, the bed was comfortable, the room was clean. We went swimming too. The pool was a little cool at first, but was comfortable after being in for a while. The pool was located right... more
I am a frequent business traveler and although this not what I would consider a typical business hotel, the service was great! Both Carter and Eli were excellent from the time I walked into the... more
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun friendly stay
This is a fun, eclectic hotel, in a fun, eclectic town. It's not like most Marriott hotels - they told me it was a actually a converted Motel 6. Different but fun.
Nice rooms - clean/fresh. A little... more
Upscale resort with pleasant rooms, excellent food
I was here for a meeting. First room had no phone signal, but I was moved to one in a building close to the main building, and there was a signal there plus in the main building. Room was nice... more
Reviewed 29 January 2018
We enjoy visiting Chaminade a few times a year as a quick getaway from SF. The staff are all very friendly and provide unmatched service. I especially appreciate Maria and the other folks at the... more
If you are looking for a good value and you don't care what the facilities look like, then this is the place for you. The pros: although the room furniture is old, the room itself--including the... more
Reviewed 27 July 2017
Decent place to stay for the price!
The coffee was good in the morning for the continental breakfast (and the coffee from the coffee maker in the room) and the room we got wasn't terrible, but a few things could have made a BIG... more
We used this motel as our first stay on our trip. It has a good location from Oakland Airport app. 100 km and is close to Highway 1 and Monterey - so a perfect place to start. The motel itself was... more
Reviewed 3 October 2017
Simple but adeqate
My boyfriend and I stayed at the islander motel on the 1st October on our first night of a 3 week trip. After flying from Manchester to San Francisco we chose a stopover in Santa Cruz before... more
I enjoy coming here with my family. The suite allows enough room for us to spread out. The Jacuzzi is a winner with kids and adults alike. Breakfast makes things easy. I bring my own additions, such... more
Reviewed 28 December 2017
Nice property. Getting in is tricky. The room was nice, clean and comfortable. The TV's not the best quality. The lobby I was told had once been the home of an indoor pool. Kinda funny for... more
The stay was OK for one night but there is nothing special about the place. Everything seemed to be clean although a bit run down. Coffee machine in room however no coffee. Probably would not stay... more
Reviewed 6 September 2017
Great value, great staff
A very helpful manager, quiet place, very large rooms and comfortable. Bathroom was a little musty but was had a large shower. Staff were great, area is pretty rough however this place was old school... more
Great hotel with really nice rooms, nice parking areas perfect location only a couple minutes walk from the boardwalk.the manager Sam has the best customer service I definitely recommend staying here... more
Reviewed 5 December 2017
Great, convenient location.
Clean room, great staff, well priced. Loved that it was pet friendly! Room was basic but nice. Will definitely stay here again! Free parking, Keurig in the rooms along with a small refrigerator. Bed... more
Stayed just one night so we could be on time for the Santa Cruz half marathon. Valet was great, check in was quick and our room was spotless! We walked to downtown (about ten to fifteen minutes) and... more
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A New Standard
The Hyatt Place Santa Cruz has only been open since August. If this is what we can expect from all 3rd generation Hyatt Place properties, I'm all in! The rooms are beautiful, modern and bigger with... more
Research before you book. This is a questionable establishment at the least.
Beware of the safety and cleanliness. Check with the BBB before you consider booking. You are safer under a bridge or in your car, in my opinion.
Look at all the reviews on all sites.
We had an... more
Reviewed 3 September 2017
Preying on the elderly
I have an elderly loved one that lives in Santa Cruz and does not have air conditioning. There is a huge heat wave in the area with temperatures hitting 105.
My relative needed a place to stay with... more
Just okay , not close to the beach , Just maringal
The bed was very hard and we complained to the manager , and he said we could change rooms but their were none available .The Jazzuzi was warm but not hot and someone had put in something to make... more
Reviewed 17 August 2017
Not a terrible stay. Needs renovations, and cleaned properly. Enjoyed the view from the bedroom though. Could see the Santa Cruz boardwalk lights. Nice complimentary breakfast with good coffee... more
Probably the newest place to stay here. Clean and efficient.
We were passing through, and noted that most places seemed old and dated in this town. But this is a new, efficient and clean place to stay. Rooms were nicely appointed, the breakfast buffet was... more
Reviewed 2 January 2018
Nicer than most Fairfield’s.
I enjoyed my stay, especially when I realized it was a newer/up to date hotel. The cleanliness was fantastic, however the queen room was teeni tiny. Not a big deal since it was a one night stay, but... more
Clean enough rooms, pool deck was nice, but for the price, I don’t feel like the value was here. PAY PARKING $11!!!
The breakfast is s joke. Yogurt or waffles. Apples only for the fruit. No toasters... more
Reviewed 13 October 2017
Surprise visit, nice stay
We planned another hotel, but at checkin there was so much jack hammering, they offered me a cancellation.
We found the Solares close by and enjoyed it. The bed was comfortable the room clean, and... more
When booking this room I noticed the reviews were good but the price was Great and I was a bit weary of the surrounding area since I'm not familiar with Santa Cruz I didn't know what I was in for. I... more
Reviewed 26 November 2017
Nice little Hotel. Close to a lot of places to eat. Rebecca the manager is great. The continental breakfast was lacking, but plenty close by to get a meal. The Taquira next to Subway is SOLID and the... more
The locations is the best thing . Everything else was subpar or mediocre.The customer service was non existent . We did come to breakfast a few minutes before it was supposed to end . However, they... more
Reviewed 7 August 2017
A bit sketchy...
When we first pulled up we saw the area and exterior and said "no". Tried to cancel reservation but they wouldn't allow that. The room was clean and better than expected. Not recommended but it met... more
Small place all in single level like a motel. Park in front of your room most of the time. Excellent location only 3 blocks from Boardwalk Main Gate. Skip the $20 parking fee! A little tricky to get... more
Reviewed 14 April 2017
Stayed here for two nights. Only 10 mins walk from the boardwalk, so easy for the kids. Drove to shops and restaurants nearby as generally don't like to be out walking at night with the kids.Room... more
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