expedia

Overview of The Islander Motel

Photo gallery

Featured Image
Outdoor Pool
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 Front Desk

Cleaning and safety practices

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

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPacific Avenue10 min walk
    Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk17 min walk
    Popular LocationMonterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center2 min drive
    AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)42 min drive

Book online or call:

1-800-675-4318

Rooms are unavailable for your trip dates on AARP Travel Center. Try new dates to check availability.

Change Search

About this area

Santa Cruz

Located in Santa Cruz, The Islander Motel is in the city center and near the beach. Mission Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Main Beach and Monterey Bay. Roaring Camp Railroads and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including whale-watching and golfing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pacific Avenue - 10 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 17 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 2 min drive
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 5 min drive
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportNorman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 42 min drive

About this property

The Islander Motel

Along with a poolside bar, this smoke-free motel has a 24-hour front desk and free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a vending machine. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free local calls. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves. Housekeeping is available on request.

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
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
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
  • Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

  • 1 poolside bar

Things to do

  • Golf driving range
  • Swimming pool

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • No elevators
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (on request)

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated entire property - December 2016
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Phone

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

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

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 3:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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

  • Cash deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Cash Breakage deposit: USD 100 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.

  • Early check-in fee: USD 25.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00 (subject to availability)

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 or cash deposit 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
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
One child 5 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Alcohol is not served at this property
Children under 5 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision
3.8
Good
5 - Excellent
210
4 - Good
379
3 - Okay
144
2 - Poor
40
1 - Terrible
39

4.2/5

Cleanliness

3.9/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property wouldn't honor the price I booked through Orbitz.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Carpet not clean
Scary alot of drunk ppl walking around hotel.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, room comfort
Great family trip
Good price, very convenient, great for us and fur babies!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020