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"I had a lovely stay at the Aqua Breeze Inn. It’s so cute! and perfect location. I liked the communal deck for an evening drink or morning coffee. I w ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 16 Sep 2020

Hotel Description

Motel near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz

Close to the beach

A stay at this Westside Santa Cruz motel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 2 miles (3 km) of Monterey Bay. Cocoanut Grove and Santa Cruz Main Beach are also within half a mile (1 km).

Terrace

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A terrace is also provided.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 50 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LED TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include free long-distance calls, free local calls, and showers.

Standard Triple Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Triple Room, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 3 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Triple Room, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Basic Suite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Basic Single Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Aqua Breeze Inn ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Aqua Breeze Inn

Everyone (7)
4 out of 5
I had a lovely stay at the Aqua Breeze Inn. It’s so cute! and perfect location. I liked the communal deck for an evening drink or morning coffee. I will remember for future stays that there is a mini fridge and microwave which is much appreciated, especially during these times when we can’t dine out very much. Thanks you! Cheers!

Posted by , from San Francisco on Sep 16, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 22, 2020 by Guest Experience Team

Hey Cailan, It is great to receive feedback from you regarding your recent stay with us, and we are pleased to hear that you had a positive overall impression of your visit. We are glad that our location suited you, and it's nice to read that the communal deck was to your liking. We are also happy to learn that you appreciated the availability of a mini-fridge and microwave. Please do let us know if there is anything that we can do to make the next experience even more enjoyable for you. We look forward to having you back soon for another pleasant stay during your next trip to the area. Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team

2 out of 5
Staff is about the only positive comment I can leave they are very nice people. The place is run down. No elevators so not family friendly with strollers. Extremely over priced. Beds uncomfortable. No “water front view”, although you can see the pretty board walk. Parking there is only about 10 “free” parking spot so go early. Noises all night long and kids and I could not sleep. I paid for a very pricey triple room which was only a single room with a horrible scary closet with a barn door locked together and painted blue! And one ripped couch throwing in the room. Couch had a metal spring pull out with a thin pad no mattress! Did even feel safe letting my kids sleep in this make shift closet room. Will never stay again. Dirty and unsafe with materials and tools laid in walk ways. Not close to any food. Very unsatisfactory! I would only stay here if I was a young single adult and just needed a close place from the board walk to sleep. NOT family friendly.

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 2, 2019 by Aqua Breeze Inn

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback! We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the room. We only have the one of those rooms up in the third floor. We have ground floor rooms that are big enough for families as well and makes it easier with the strollers. We will take into consideration the condition of the sofa bed and will notify management that we need to replace that ASAP. We hope you can give us another try and decide to stay with us again.

4 out of 5
Great location and staff was really great and friendly.

Posted by on May 27, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 27, 2019 by Aqua Breeze Inn

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback! We hope you come to stay with us again when you are in Santa Cruz.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 1, 2019 by Aqua Breeze Inn

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4 out of 5

Great Room for the Price

Pros: Location, Price
Cons: More comfortable beds
Location: Next to the Boardwalk parking lot, Bowling alley, Beach, and great places to eat.
I booked this room last minute the day before and got it for under $100 tax included. I didn't even look at the reviews since it said it was the last room available and I didn't want someone else to book it before me. I read the bad reviews afterwards and thought maybe I shouldn't have booked it. All in all I we had a good stay, Parking was not an issue as we arrived around noon on a Wednesday and we were allowed to park prior to check-in; our room was on the third floor; the room was clean and it did look like the pictures shown; The walls are not paper thin as some reviewers said but you can here a little noise from the people next door, our bathroom had no issues. This is a great place to stay if your looking for a bargain. You cannot beat the location as everything is a short walk away and the service was good.

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018

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4 out of 5

Right across from the board walk

Overall it was a great trip. Somewhere you can park your car and not have to get back in til it's time to leave.

Posted by , from CA - California on Aug 12, 2017

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3 out of 5

Cool old place for a night or two

Pros: Beautifully painted exterior, bright colors and art in the room, helpful and friendly staff.
Cons: Beds were squeaky and the curtains too thin for sleeping past sun up. The breakfast was depleted by 9:30 with no efforts to restock.
Location: Two minute walk to Santa Cruz boardwalk and beaches. Many restaurants in walking distance.
If you don't mind things like squeaky bed springs, lack of black out curtains and a bathroom door that almost hits the sink, this is a cool old motel in a great location, perfect if you're just staying a night or two to do the boardwalk and beaches. Office staff was very friendly and accommodating to us and our dog.

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016

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1 out of 5

I was ready to go home

I am usually not too picky about hotels, the room did have laminate floors and updated granite in the bathrooms but everything else grossed me out. There was trash all over the complex, the interior paint was in terrible condition, the ceiling in the bathroom was falling and there was major dry rot in the bathroom door. When my 6 year old is grossed out, you know it is bad. The location is the only great part about this place - if they completely renovated I think they could even charge more of their rooms.

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016

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Property Features

As a guest of Aqua Breeze Inn, you'll find a terrace, coffee/tea in a common area, and an elevator. WiFi is free in public spaces. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Santa Cruz motel.

  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Piedmont Triad Intl. Airport (GSO) (4,370.9 km / 2,716 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aqua Breeze Inn offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations with blackout drapes/curtains. 40-inch LED televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • LED television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Night Window, Located on Side of OfficeFront desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Guests arriving after hours will need to go to the following location to check in: Night Window, Located on Side of Office
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 20 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 50 per stay
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within 10 mi (16 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within 10 mi (16 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property.Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 50 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aqua Breeze
  • Aqua Breeze Inn
  • Aqua Breeze Inn Santa Cruz
  • Aqua Breeze Santa Cruz
  • Aqua Breeze Hotel Santa Cruz
  • Aqua Breeze Inn Motel
  • Aqua Breeze Inn Santa Cruz
  • Aqua Breeze Inn Motel Santa Cruz

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.