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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Free WiFi, linens
Free WiFi, linens

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Parking included
Pet Friendly
Air Conditioning
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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Explore the area

Popular LocationMonterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center4 min walk
Popular LocationSanta Cruz Wharf5 min walk
Popular LocationCowell's Beach6 min walk
AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)43 min drive

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About this area

Santa Cruz

Located in Santa Cruz, Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach, while Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads are popular area attractions. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are also worth visiting.
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What's nearby

  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 4 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 5 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 5 min walk
  • Cowell's Beach - 6 min walk
  • Ocean Street - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportNorman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 43 min drive

About this property

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

An outdoor pool, a business center, and a computer station are available at this smoke-free motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, a picnic area, and a TV in a common area are onsite. All 38 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and cable TV. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free nearby parking

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM
Early check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per night

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per stay
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15 per stay

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per night
  • Early check-in fee: USD 15 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 10 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work
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5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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1 - Terrible
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3.4/5

Cleanliness

3.5/5

Staff & service

3.2/5

Amenities

3.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

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Apparent drug deals, mentally ill tenants. Loud yelling from everywhere. Feels very unsafe.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, Rooms have been remodeled. Good value,Parking is limited on the property more rooms than parking places.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with partner
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First for the price of the hotel ($369) for one day (including parking which we were unable to do because the lot was full), this place is not worth that much. I should be in the low hundreds all the time. First the rooms were not that nice and they remind of poorly designed dorm rooms. Next, the shower in the bathroom was not adjustable so three people with three different heights had three different experiences. The shower is also very small so there was no way to step back and have the showers work the way they are supposed to. The water coming from the bathroom sink had sand coming from it so imagine brushing your teeth and then rinsing your mouth out with sandy water. They didn't have any real television options. No premium channels or specialty channels. For the amount of money they charge they need to provide more to the guest. They have a very small swimming pool and not much room for guest to sit poolside. The room we stayed in had bugs (some type of grasshopper) because there were panels missing on the wall. Our room was facing a divider wall for another building. This place either needs to be renovated or lower the price because it does not matter how close it is to the beach it is not worth the amount they charged.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
the view from my room was a wall. no view at all.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

There was a few noise guess that were next door. Other that it was nice and quite place yo stay.
There was a few noise guess that were next door. Other that it was nice and quite place yo stay