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Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

2 stars
510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
127 reviews
surprising up grade

We got in late got an up grade. They have remolded the bathrooms, pet friendly with no smell, and 2... See full review

  • KKGrammy
  • Jul 25, 2013
One bad apple

So the maid did not clean the room for our second night and the hotel clerk rudely stated, "there's... See full review

  • Backpack Tony
  • Jul 12, 2014
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.

Amenities

  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Microwave
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

36.9672 -122.0197
Area description
Downtown

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 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.

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Guest Reviews (127)

Ratings and reviews for Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
127 out of 127
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.6

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Backpack Tony
Clovis, Ca
Jul 12, 2014

One bad apple

So the maid did not clean the room for our second night and the hotel clerk rudely stated, "there's nothing I can do about it". Knowing the owner I relayed this to him and he promptly apologized and had a word with the clerk. Other than that a great value and location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The beach boardwalk

Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Melinda M.
Clovis, CA
Jun 23, 2014

Very close to Santa Cruz Broakwalk

The hotel is very out dated, the room had such a cat urine smell that was overwhelming. The hotel did come in and spray, however we had to purchase a room deodorizer to help it along. We tried to check out at 7:00 AM and no one would answer the door or phone. The convenience to the Boardwalk was the best part.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
jx2012
LA
Jun 1, 2014

get what you pay for

Lots of room and great location at a low price. Only bad thing is the rooms seem to be very old.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything around closes early. Except the boardwalk attractions

Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Montano247
Stockton, CA
May 14, 2014

Decent hotel for the price you pay

Hotel was with in walking distance to the beach. Very little parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mr. Dudley Doright
porterville ca
Mar 25, 2014

Close to the boardwalk

the detached portion of the hotel I later found out was the "pet-friendly" section, in which our room was located, it smelled strongly of cat urine, otherwise it made for just an OK place to lay our heads

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Orsi
Budapest
Feb 21, 2014

Stop by Santa Cruz

We had one night here, we were satisfied with our room and the location, just a few minutes from downtown. Our only concern was they needed $100 deposit and took them a while to release it. We were about to leave the country after long long stay and had a difficulty to close our bank account because of the long pending and not released transaction. Other then that we liked the place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mr. Dudley Doright
porterville ca
Feb 3, 2014

you get what you pay for

cheapest hotel in Santa Cruz, just blocks from the boardwalk. the room smelled strongly of cat urine, the staff explained we ended up in the pet-friendly section of the hotel (adjacent to main building) but did nothing about it. otherwise it was worth the $ saved!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Roncharles
Bay area, CA
Nov 14, 2013

Knights Inn

Bad neighborhood Great Staff very hard beds with plastic covers on box springs, bedbugs? great Wi FI

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WillJung
Santa Clara, California
Nov 3, 2013

Great motel and location for the price

This is a great motel with for fairly cheap price. Got it for `$50 a night. The room was clean and neat. the only thing lacking was that their TV was terrible but who watches TV nowadays. Internet was fast enough for me to stream Hulu. I think they can put in some hygiene stuff like personal toothpaste and toothbrushes. But at this low price I wouldn't mind not having them. Location was close by to the SC beach boardwalk only 1 block walk. For those going to walk it is tad far from eating locations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

SC Beach boardwalk is a must go

Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
love the boardwalk
lincoln, ca
Sep 3, 2013

good vibe

check in was easy and staff was friendly and attentive. great walking distance to boardwalk. they have just added some super nice suites and renovating the vitorian behind hotel into a b&b. my only qualm was no fitted sheets on bed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
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