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"Close to beach and downtown. TV was difficult to use. Bathroom door was scraping the floor and the bed wasn't super comfortable. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 18 Jan 2022

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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. Also, Santa Cruz Wharf is within half a mile (1 km) and Ocean Street is within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free on-the-go breakfast, 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.

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

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$68* Per night/room Jan 27 - Jan 28

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

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (2nd Floor)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Efficiency, Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Studio Suite, 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 15 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 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 (8) Couples (1) Family (2)
3 out of 5
Close to beach and downtown. TV was difficult to use. Bathroom door was scraping the floor and the bed wasn't super comfortable.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 19, 2022 by Customer Care Team

Dear guest, thank you so much for your valuable feedback. While we are glad you chose to stay with us, we are sad to know that your experience was not up to the usual standards. We are sorry to note from your feedback that you did not love your time at our hotel, and we apologize for the shortcomings you encountered in terms of our service. We will take steps to address the issues highlighted by you so that such incidents do not reoccur. Should you stay with us again, please do know to make us aware of anything that we can do to improve any aspect of your stay, and we will do our utmost to give you the very best possible stay here. We hope to welcome you back for a better stay soon. Warm regards, Customer Care Team

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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About the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Location 130 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to March 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

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. Free breakfast is served daily. 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
  • To-go breakfast (free)
  • 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

  • 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. This Santa Cruz motel provides 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

Food & Drink

Guests are served free on-the-go breakfast daily.

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, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host

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

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 is managed by a professional host. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds, rollaway/extra beds, and onsite parking. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and JCB International. 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. 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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas for unvaccinated guests. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Count on Us (Wyndham).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • 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
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Count on Us (Wyndham)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Masks are compulsory at the property for guests without full COVID-19 vaccination

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.

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 Santa Cruz
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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.