Looking for a cheap hotel in Santa Cruz, California? We have selected three affordable hotels that have received great ratings based on their value for the price over the past 24 months.
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The Babbling Brook Inn
The aptly-named Babbling Brook Inn sits nestled beside a quiet creek just five minutes from the city’s lively Santa Cruz boardwalk. In addition to the extra-spacious, individually-decorated rooms (every one has a fireplace), the property hosts a nightly wine reception with hors d’oeurves and a deluxe hot buffet breakfast.
Carousel Beach Inn
Located a short two-minute walk from the beach, this hotel offers easy access to many activities and attractions, including the famous carousel on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Private parking and free Wi-FI in included, and guest rooms feature unique artwork and breezy rooms with patios.
SeaSide Inn & Suites
Situated less than a mile from the centre of Santa Cruz, this cosy and comfortable inn offers easy access to the area’s main attractions. The beach and boardwalk are within walking distance, and Abbott Memorial Lighthouse and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum are a short drive away. Accommodation is in the form of rooms and suites, with the former all containing a flat-screen TV and a bathroom, and some also have a balcony. The property’s suites, meanwhile, have kitchen facilities including a coffee machine. For guests arriving in their own transport, there is free on-site parking.