Rate based on Check-in: Aug 6, 2014 Check-out: Aug 8, 2014

Quality Inn Santa Cruz

2 stars
1101 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
34 reviews
For one night

This hotel was clean. The people who worked there were nice. They handled this difficult lady well.... See full review

  • Kate the Great
  • May 29, 2012
One and a half miles to Boardwalk

Arriving at the Hotel the desk clerk was very friendly and we were able to check in with no delay.... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 21, 2008
Overnight value just one mile to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Quality Inn Santa Cruz offers an inexpensive value stay in this Northern California surf city. Easy to find on a major thoroughfare just three blocks from the highways 1 and 17 interchange, this small budget hotel has 42 guest rooms and an outdoor swimming pool. Count on free breakfast and Wi-Fi Internet access. Downtown Santa Cruz and beaches are just a two-minute drive and UC Santa Cruz is five minutes.

Highlights

  • Complimentary coffee and breakfast snacks
  • Refrigerators and microwaves in all rooms
  • Outdoor pool and patio (seasonal)
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access 

Rooms

Quality Inn Santa Cruz has 42 air-conditioned guest rooms on its conveniently located property. All units are simply decorated and equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, coffee-maker and hair dryer. Choose from king or queen size beds. Access rooms via exterior corridors. Free high-speed wireless Internet access is available in all rooms.

Features

Free coffee and breakfast items are provided each morning in the lobby and the Quality Inn Santa Cruz. The property features a mid-size, sunny outdoor swimming pool (open seasonally) and furnished patio tucked away from the street. Additional features include free USA Today newspapers, safe deposit boxes and several covered parking spots. A coffee house is across the street.

Transportation

  • Santa Cruz Metro Center/Greyhound bus station (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • San Jose International Airport (32.7 mi/52.6 km)

Attractions

  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Downtown/Pacific Street (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Pier and Beach Boardwalk (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) (4.8 mi/7.7 km)
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (7.9 mi/12.7 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (42.7 mi/68.8 km)

Business

  • Faxing and copying services (fees apply)
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access in all rooms and public areas
  • Free weekday newspapers delivered to select rooms

Policies and fees

  • Pets are not permitted at this hotel.
  • Must have an adult 21 years or older staying in each room present at check in.
  • Must have valid credit card and ID at check-in.

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

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
In-Room Safe
FAX
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Truck parking
Bus parking
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Iron

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Hotel Map

36.9821 -122.0223
Nearby airports
San Jose Int'l Airport, (SJC), 30.00, MI, N; San Francisco Int'l Airport, (SFO), 70.00, MI, N; Oakland Int'l Airport, (OAK), 90.00, MI, W;
Area description
City Center, Boardwalk 1 Mile

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 (34)

Ratings and reviews for Quality Inn Santa Cruz

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
34 out of 34
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.3
Value:
3.3

65% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Quality Inn Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Picky Professor
The Peninsula, CA
May 26, 2014

Fine for the family

Seems like the place has recently been remodeled . Clean enough - a priority for me. Decent breakfast and fast and friendly check-in and -out. Walls are thicker than most other hotels, which we appreciated as the guests next door came to hang out with friends. We are likely to return.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Grace Goes to Chicago
Massachusetts
Feb 21, 2014

Friendly & Convenient

The staff were great. The hotel is well cared for. It is convenient to the center of town.

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

Pacific Thai and El Palomar are great restaurants!

Review of Quality Inn Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Patti 95051
silicon valley
Jan 20, 2014

Room not what was reserved

When I arrived, there was no one in the lobby, then after they found out there was only 1 person staying in room,I was given a room with 1 queen bef that was not what wad reserved and had a damaged door that was difficult to lstch. Room was chsned but not much better. Heater wad noisy, bed was uncomfortable, and in the mirning there was noone in the lobby snf no continential breakfast. Not recommended and Quality Inn needs to look into this locstion. Not up to their standards and not worth $100/night off season.

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

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Suzie Chimpmonk
Santa Barbara
Oct 9, 2013

Needs a remodel

The cost of this hotel for 1 overnight stay was excessive for the condition of the building, furniture, carpeting, bedding, etc.

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Froggie Martine
Santa Monica, CA
Dec 21, 2012

Comfy reasonable hotel with attentive staff

I enjoyed my stay and everything was clean, efficient and the staff was very friendly and amenable. I did have to lug my baggage upstairs - but 2nd floor is always safer...

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
cassiO...
oakdale, ca
Oct 22, 2012

good for the money

me and my husand just went for one night.. the room was very clean and had a nice flat screen tv.. the appearence was better from the inside... the outside doesnt look too appealing but the room was nice enough for the price.... the front desk person was really nice... i have nothing to comlain about...

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kate the Great
marina, ca
May 29, 2012

For one night

This hotel was clean. The people who worked there were nice. They handled this difficult lady well. Its right next to sc diner, super plus!

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

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Ronald H.
Ventura, Ca
Feb 19, 2012

WORN OUT

The hotel is old. The sleeping area may have had new beds and a new t.v., but the bathroom needed some work. The faucets were old push/pull that were hard to move. There was no water pressure in the shower. When we left in the morning we told them the toilet was plugged, when we returned that night it was still plugged. The staff was friendly,but that was about it. Would I stay there again? NO

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Auburn Guy
Auburn, CA
Nov 12, 2011

Great place for your money

This is an older motel but located perfectly for us. My wife and I spent two nights here. We had breakfast at a local diner the first morning and ate at the motel the next morning. Better food at motel. They offerd cereals, toast, bagels, sweet rolls, juice, coffee, milk, fresh fruit and best of all, waffles you cook yourself. Great machne, even I could do it. My wife was impressed. Room was clean and bed comfortable. Because I can't climb stairs, I asked for and got a handicapped room. Next time I will go for just a ground floor room. Because of being wheelchair accessible, it had no bathroom counter and my wife was not happy about that. The check in was late at night but the staff was very helpful and when we had a noise problem upstairs, they handled it in minutes. Next time I will get a room in the back. The room we had was close to the office and the dumpster was just outside the bathroom window. The trash truck came at 5:45 each morning. Lots of noise for a few minutes.

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

Gilda's on the wharf. Great food and reasonable prices.

Review of Quality Inn Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Tanisha
Business
santa Cruz Cai
Oct 1, 2011

Santa cruz stay

Ordinary, but better than most local hotels, continental breakfast was very helpful

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

Business

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