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Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

Bayfront motel with outdoor pool, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
NZ$162

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325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 95060, CA, United States of America
6.6.Good.
  • Spent 3 nights here after Christmas. This is a no frills place, but it was clean and…

    Dec 27, 2021

  • over priced, poor remodel quality, bright lights on the property and noisy. Location is a…

    Dec 18, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Quiet
Safe
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 38 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business center
  • Terrace

For families

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 5 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 11 min walk
  • Ocean Street - 14 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 14 min walk
  • Pacific Avenue - 1 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 5 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 11 min walk
  • Ocean Street - 14 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 14 min walk
  • Pacific Avenue - 1 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 4 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 5 min walk
  • Main Beach - 6 min walk
  • Cowell's Beach - 6 min walk
  • Cocoanut Grove - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 43 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 19 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 46 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 47 min drive
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325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, 95060, CA, United States of America

At a glance

Size

  • 38 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Pets

  • Pets allowed*

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby; reservations required

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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At the motel

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1

Working away

  • Business center
  • Computer station

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Deposit: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 15 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 10 (subject to availability)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 15 per stay
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 15 per stay

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per night
  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
  • Bay Front Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Bay Front Inn
  • Bay Front Hotel Santa Cruz
  • Bay Front Motel
  • Bay Front Inn
  • Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Motel
  • Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Santa Cruz
  • Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Motel Santa Cruz

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FAQs

  • Yes, Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 25 per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 11 PM. There's a charge of USD 15 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 10 (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Asti (5-min walk), Saturn Café (5-min walk), and The Picnic Basket (6-min walk).
  • Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
6.6.Good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Motel Mgr calls it a low end property!

    No soap provided to room. Refrigerator made noise all night. Loud noises from adjacent room at 1:30 am from partying neighbors. Thin walls hard to fall asleep. No one in motel office for assistance - until next day after checkout time. No Service!

    Steven, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 24, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    No complaints at all—- great place to stay!

    Robyn, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 11, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It was close to beach, the beds are very comfortable and the room was fairly large. The office staff did not open until well past 3 when we were supposed to be able to check in. And the price was pretty high considering the pool was not heated and no jacuzzi. Nobody answered the phone when we tried to call before check in.

    Benjamin, 2 night family trip, Oct 9, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Rough and rundown.

    We checked in at about 8pm. The guy that checked us in seemed eccentric, focusing on what he was rummaging through behind the counter and completing that while I stood there waiting. When we got to our room and unloaded our stuff the room smelled stale. Upon first entry I could see hair on the bed, a towel ring that was improperly mounted to the wall that had pulled out, a spot where a painting was missing, and flooring that was pulling up and uneven. And it was sticky in places. The sink is ill designed, the faucet barely reaches the basin. When I dried my hands on the towel the rack came off in my hand. The tub needs refurbishment, the non-slip bath stickers have worn to nothing and my wife slipped and fell the morning of our departure. The bathroom also had water damage as the paint on the ceiling seemed to be pulling away from the surface in a dome shape. Hopefully it’s a clean water leak from the upper story that’s just making black mold and not a full blown hazmat situation. Further inspection showed unidentified substances on the floor molding, thick layers of dust on the appliances, and a hair dryer that threw sparks when it was turned on. It would seem that the establishment takes a minimalist approach to housekeeping and maintenance. We ventured out into Santa Cruz to get dinner. When we came back we found that there was no parking left. So, while they offer free parking, unless you turn in early, there may be none left.

    2 night trip, Oct 1, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Decent, close to beach. They really need to mop there floors when the clean and water pressure is weak. Beyond that new mattresses, paint, flooring. Staff is very polite.

    Isaac, 3 night trip, Oct 1, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The room was incredibly small and the floor was very dirty. Could barely walk past each other between the bed and TV. Kids feet were black after walking around for 5 minutes. Hair in my "clean" coffee cup and on the floor in the bathroom. Night stand was also broken and slanted.

    Garrett, 1 night family trip, Sep 25, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Room was dirty bathe towels limited and one was dirty. Room had a strange smell drapes didn’t close properly. Doors looked like they were forced. Too expensive for horrible conditions of room. Won’t ever return

    Susan, 1 night family trip, Sep 18, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very friendly staff, and great accommodation for the 70.3 Ironman race!

    Ximena, 1 night family trip, Sep 11, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Great location, otherwise not very good.

    Location was great, very close to my half Iron Man race. However, that was the only good thing. Pillows smelled, parking was very difficult, and the restrooms smelled dingy. There were people in the pool making lots of noise well pass midnight. We were unable to complain to the front desk because no one was there. The front desk didn’t even wait for us to arrive, we had to pick up our key from a mailbox. I actually never even saw the front desk staff, I don’t know what time they arrived in the day and we were there for two nights.

    Andris, 2 night family trip, Sep 10, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Worst stay in Santa Cruz

    Sheets weren’t clean and NO parking

    Brittani, 1 night trip, Sep 4, 2021

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