Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach

2 stars
View map of 510 Leibrandt Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
96 reviews
Surf vacation

We spent a few days around Santa Cruz surfing different spots. Santa Cruz is beautiful, and the... See full review

  • koo
  • Apr 6, 2015
Price and actual room were good

The room was nice, price was good, close to the boardwalk. I would stay there again. See full review

  • Angelica C.
  • Feb 18, 2015
Economical beach motel style between downtown and the pier

Knights Inn is a mid-city budget hotel in Santa Cruz, ideally located near the beach and within 1.5-miles of the downtown and historical business area. This hotel meets the needs of overnight guests who want to stay on budget but don't want to compromise a good location. Walk two blocks to the beach and famous Boardwalk or reach the downtown in minutes. Pets are permitted for a fee. UC Santa Cruz and the California Redwoods are nearby destinations. 

Highlights

  • 100 percent non-smoking property
  • Outdoor swimming pool (open in summer only)
  • Complimentary juice, coffee and pastry breakfast in the obby
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access in all rooms
  • Pets ok (fees apply)

Rooms

Clean, non-smoking rooms at Knights Inn Santa Cruz are equipped with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV channels, refrigerators and microwaves. Options for different room configurations include rollaway beds, cribs, two and three bedroom suite units. All rooms at Knights Inn Santa Cruz are air-conditioned. Pets are welcome for a small fee. 

Features

Coffee, juice and pastries are set out every morning in the lobby free of charge. For other meals, the most popular restaurants in Santa Cruz are easy to find within walking distance. Research them ahead of time on the guest computer located in the lobby. Additional features on this property include a Laundromat for guest use and a sunny outdoor pool open during summer months. Knights Inn Santa Cruz offers a 24-hour front desk for travelers arriving at all hours.

Transportation

  • Santa Cruz Metro Center/Greyhound bus station (0.5 mi/750 m)
  • San Jose International Airport (34.3 mi/55.2 km)

Attractions

  • Pier and Beach Boardwalk (2 blocks)
  • Downtown/Pacific Street (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (44.1 mi/70.9 km)

Policies and fees

  • Must be over 21 to make a reservation.
  • This hotel is pet-friendly (fees apply).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach Rooms

Double Bed Room
The Double Bed Room has 2 double beds.
Queen Room
The Queen Room has 2 queen beds.
King Room
The King Room has 1 king bed.
Three Queen Room
The Three Queen Room has 3 queen beds.
Double Bed Room ADA
The Double Bed Room has 2 double beds and is ADA accessible.
Single Queen Room
The King Room has 1 king bed.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Outdoor pool
General
Pet friendly
Activities
Outdoor pool
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Service dogs allowed

Hotel Map

36.9672 -122.0197
Area served
Conveniently located off Highway 1, Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach / Boardwalk hotel, near Monterrey Bay, is a comfortable home base for your adventures in beautiful California.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
96 out of 96
Amenities:
2.8
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.7

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
koo
Business
Kailua
Apr 6, 2015

Surf vacation

We spent a few days around Santa Cruz surfing different spots. Santa Cruz is beautiful, and the weather was perfect. The boardwalk carnival was amusing, but there weren't very many people around our age group, 20's. The food on the boardwalk was also amazing. The hotel was what we needed it to be, nothing more than the essentials.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
AJoe
Business
Sunnyvale
Mar 24, 2015

Interesting Place

Great Location. Paper thin walls, could literally hear everything going on around us. Felt dirty, and run down, but was probably cleaner that it felt. Could use new linens, towels, carpet. Front desk lady was very nice and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Aurelio C.
Business
San Jose
Mar 2, 2015

you get what you paid for

Room was small, area was okay quite close to the wharf would probably stay here again walls are thin. Good channels on tv not very accessible

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Angelica C.
Business
Canutillo
Feb 18, 2015

Price and actual room were good

The room was nice, price was good, close to the boardwalk. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Roger O.
Business
N/A
Dec 23, 2014

Great location for the price

A very comfortable room with a great location. Would stay again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cristina A.
Business
N/A
Dec 23, 2014

Great getaway

Santa Cruz is always awesome. This hotel was in short walking distance to the boardwalk and had a nice pool. Would def stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
john hammer
Business
capitola,ca.`
Dec 1, 2014

Ok for one night or two

Ok quiet easy to access services. No coffee on site till 8 am no good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eco Kelly
Business
Davis ca
Nov 30, 2014

We always enjoy our stay here

Comfortable room. Very nice staff. We stay here everytime we are in Santa Cruz. Good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ovi456
Business
Hoffman estates
Nov 29, 2014

Good

For the price it was good and I would recommend the hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
flyingcamel
Business
berkeley, California
Nov 29, 2014

Great location and value for money

Very clean, quite rooms. We were surprised to discover our two twin bed room is actually a two queen bed room. The second bed was filling a second tiny room. room came with a microwave and fridge which was excellent. Great value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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