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"Very close walking distance to the Boardwalk. Rooms were clean, updated and nice. Property grounds were clean. Quiet location. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 21 Jul 2019

Hotel Description

Motel near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz

Oceanside stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Westside Santa Cruz motel, you'll find Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and Pacific Avenue are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free Internet in public areas. Enjoy the spa tub and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 27 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Business Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Efficiency, Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking (2nd Floor)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Efficiency, Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking (2nd Floor)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Everyone (7) Couples (1) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Very close walking distance to the Boardwalk. Rooms were clean, updated and nice. Property grounds were clean. Quiet location.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 22, 2019 by Customer Care Team

Dear guest, It sounds as if our hotel was perfect for your needs, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us so much. Thank you for your positive rating; we hope that you will have an opportunity to make a return visit very soon.

2 out of 5
The upholstery on the furniture in the room is torn, the hotel is in very very "shabby" condition. For the cost should have been decent. The parking is also very sketchy as there are people who share the property that live in what look like garages and made me feel uneasy about the security of my vehicle and the safety of my family.

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 4, 2019 by Customer Care Team

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We apologize for any aspect of your recent stay with us that did not fully meet your expectations, and hope that we will have another opportunity to give you the wonderful stay that the majority of our guests have. We hope to welcome you back again soon; thank you for your rating.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 4, 2019 by Customer Care Team

Dear guest, thank you so much for your stellar review! This means a lot to us. Hope you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit the area. Safe travels!

4 out of 5
Nice room, very quiet, nice bed and clean room. The staff was really nice too, would stay here again

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018

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3 out of 5

Very noisy.

Pros: staff was nice.
Cons: Limit noise around customer rooms.
Sounded like large trash bins being dumped and loudly dragged by the room all night long. Room with a view was a view of the parking lot. Breakfast not very good. Wouldn't go there again.

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018

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4 out of 5

Great location to beach

Nice view of ocean. Good size room with amenities included; free parking, breakfast, WiFi, a/c.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2018

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4 out of 5

Walkinn distance to beach, nice view. Comfortable

This hotel was very nice. It was really quiet around our area and the being so close to the beach was very accommodating and nice. We spent a lot of our time on the boardwalk etc because of how easy it was to get there. Rooms were very cleanly and staff was nice. For a 2 star hotel obviously you're not going to get a huge packages but for what it was worth It was nice.

Posted by , from Santa Cruz, CA on Feb 27, 2017

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4 out of 5
Continental breakfast with some options. Close walk to beach hot tub sized pool.

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016

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About the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Location 130 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. A spa tub, a vending machine, and laundry facilities are also featured at the business-friendly Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Santa Cruz motel is smoke free.

  • 27 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Convenience store
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) (56.9 km / 35.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk offers 27 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a spa tub.

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

  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling 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
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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 available for USD 15.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

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

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and onsite parking

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Guests traveling with a Service Animal must call the property after booking via this Web site to confirm their reservation. The booking cannot be guaranteed until the reservation has been confirmed with the property directly.

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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and onsite parking. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. 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. Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Count on Us (Wyndham) guidelines.

  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Count on Us (Wyndham)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Fees

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

  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay

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.

  • Early check-in fee: USD 40 (subject to availability)
  • In-room safe fee: USD 1.50 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per night

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

Hotel Names

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  • Howard Johnson Boardwalk
  • Howard Johnson Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
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  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Motel
  • Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Santa Cruz
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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.