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Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

3 stars
516 Water St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.7
out of 5
60 reviews
Great Service & good location.

The Administration, is very friendly and positive, overall I had a great experience. The bed was... See full review

  • Artist Francisco
  • Dec 23, 2013
Title

Went to Santa Cruz for a fast getaway. Overall we were pleased with the performance, but we were... See full review

  • Bloody Great
  • Aug 21, 2013
Wake up in downtown Santa Cruz with hot coffee and breakfast

For an easy location and basic hotel amenities that include an in-room refrigerator and microwave, Ramada Limited Santa Cruz Water Street provides a good value. The downtown accommodation near Hwy 1 comes complete with a heated swimming pool and patio. Start the morning with a complementary breakfast and hot waffles in the lobby, or lounge in your room and prepare something easy. Walk across the Water Street Bridge to shops and restaurants in minutes. The famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and surf are a one mile walk south. 

Highlights

  • Refrigerators, microwaves and coffee-makers in all rooms
  • 100 percent non-smoking property
  • Complimentary hot waffle breakfast and coffee
  • Heated outdoor pool and deck chairs
  • Free high-speed Internet access

Rooms

Ramada Limited Santa Cruz Water Street features two stories of air-conditioned units each with microwaves, refrigerators, coffee-makers, irons and ironing boards, and satellite TV. Choose from two queen beds or one king size bed. Bathrooms are equipped with hairdryers and curved shower rods for extended shower space. 

Features

Free continental breakfast features make-your-own waffles, coffee and juice in the lobby daily. Coffee and tea are also available. Stretch out in the California sun on poolside chaise lounge chairs or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool. Use the computer with free high-speed Internet in the hotel lobby to check flight information and gather information for exploring the shops, restaurants and museums of downtown Santa Cruz. Guests have access to an on-site Laundromat and free parking. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day.

Transportation

  • Santa Cruz Metro Center/Greyhound bus station (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • San Jose International Airport (33 mi/53.1 km)

Attractions

  • Downtown/Pacific Street (0.5 mi/800 m)
  • Pier and Beach Boardwalk (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • De Laveaga Golf Course one mile (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (6.3 mi/10.2 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (45.3 mi/75.9 km)

Business

  • Computer workstation in lobby
  • Free high-speed Internet access
  • Free USA Today newspapers available in lobby

Policies and fees
Pets are not permitted at this property.

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

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express check in
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Microwave
TV remote control
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

36.9795 -122.0196
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 (60)

Ratings and reviews for Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Overall score

2.7 / 5
60 out of 60
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3.4
Value:
2.7

53% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

3
dbauer
San Francisco, Ca
Mar 26, 2014

Decent Room

Everything was pretty normal. The only thing I could really complain about is the state of the tub spout. It was protruding feom thw shower further out that it shouls be. Otherwise all was good

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

Reviewer score

3
fegforey
Bay Area
Dec 27, 2013

It's Perfectly Fine

Down the street from my brother's house and it's not bad at all.

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

Reviewer score

3
JD and girl
Garden Grove, CA
Dec 24, 2013

SC Stay

Stayed before and room temperature was not an issue. This time, no comfortable medium which made sleeping difficult.

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

Reviewer score

5
Artist Francisco
Business
San Francisco, California
Dec 23, 2013

Great Service & good location.

The Administration, is very friendly and positive, overall I had a great experience. The bed was very comfortable, wi fi, lots of TV cable channels. The only little thing was the refrigerator needed a turn off power, a bit noise. Location very convenient , near Banks and very close downtown.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Thai House restaurant at Ocean an Soquel Avenue, near the Hotel not recommended, food is so so and pricy for the value.

Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

3
Jtmthree
Fresno Area, CA
Sep 9, 2013

Clean and Comfortable

Would stay here again. No issues. Not close enough to beach/boardwalk to walk ... it's 1.5 miles.

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

Reviewer score

3
Elena de espana
East Bay,california
Aug 23, 2013

Weekend getaway

Staff was very friendly and helpful.The room was clean and comfortable.The location was good,not far from Boardwalk and Downtown Santa Cruz.Did experience some noise outside late night...But overall stay was good.

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

Reviewer score

4
Bloody Great
East Bay
Aug 21, 2013

Title

Went to Santa Cruz for a fast getaway. Overall we were pleased with the performance, but we were disappointed with the continental breakfast. Would probably go back again regardless.

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

Santa cruz diner

Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

4
Terylldactyl
San Francisco, California
Jul 13, 2013

Only one complaint...

The toilet paper on the roll had obviously been dropped in water (read toilet bowl) and then returned to the roll. It had that wrinkled/wavy look that we all have seen. Absolutely disgusting!!!! The manager seemed unfazed by my complaint about it. However there was a clean roll there to replace the damaged one. Also had to request a light bulb as the table lamp only had one, inadequate bulb. Still, the service was good, especially the maids. The room seemed a little run-down (chipped floor, broken microwave timer) but was adequately clean. The location is great, being located within walking distance of the downtown district. Although we drove everywhere, someone could save quite a bit on parking at the beach if you didn't mind the roughly 2km walk. A little over a mile, maybe 1.5. Is much nicer than in the photos, except that the dining area is much smaller than expected. Is definitely a MOTEL, not a HOTEL.

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

Laili on Cooper street is a very good, but not cheap restaurant for vegetarians and meat-eaters, same goes for Chocolate around the corner on Pacific Avenue. Love Santa Cruz, have been twice in the last year.

Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

4
Hector the Protector
NYC
Jun 21, 2013

Just what you'd expect -- which is a good thing when traveling

I stay in Ramada's often enough to know that this one is particularly well-managed. The staff was friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean, as were the grounds, and every transaction was smooth. I also liked the location out on Water St. -- away from the din of the Boardwalk but not inconveniently so.

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

Reviewer score

1
Raider Russ
SSF
Apr 29, 2013

Not very good

My wife got sick from the smell coming out of the fridge. The water worked off and on, we had to change all the bedding when we got there ( unidentified stain ), lot of dust on surface areas and the management walked around in there pj's half the day.. and I think the management pointed us out to the cleaning staff because we had mentioned that the room wasn't very clean.. then location was nice, very close to all attractions. We witnessed a few unsavory transactions and someone left bottles of booze when they left and no staff members removed them the whole wekend..The guy who checked us in with the Justin Beiber hair was cool and very helpful but sorry to say that was it..you could say you get what you pay for but I paid over 240 dollars, to me that's a lot of money.. oh yeah all the soda and water machines were sold out all weekend and the water quality in the room was nasty so we had to walk to the local store for that

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