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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
66 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

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  • 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 (66)

Ratings and reviews for Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Overall score

2.7 / 5
5.01.0
66 out of 66
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.5
Value:
2.7

53% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Lawn bowling champion
Business
Walnut Creek California
Oct 13, 2014

Ramada Limited

The room looked as if it needed renovating i.e. tile in bathroom, rusty shower head base, front door bottom seal was in need of repair..little touches that would make the room worth the $180 per night..It DID have a safe, microwave, fridge, coffee pot and TV, wifi, but the morning breakfast was monopolized by people who took volumes of food to their rooms and left the waffle batter empty..It was as if transients were housed there and helped themselves to the complimentary foodstuffs..Two families stood at the waffle machine and made 15 waffles..stacked them and poured at least 6 glasses of juice and came back for at least 6 glasses of milk..which, in theory, is ok, but it made me feel as if I was in a Red Cross shelter.. The city/town of Santa Cruz was busy, so other hotel/motel choices were booked or in a worse location to where I was headed, so Ramada's location was convenient.. We travel a lot and this place is not up to what we're used to..though the outside looked attractive, except the landscaping had wilted and past their beauty prime.. We had to ask a hotel maid to let us into the pool area so we could sit and eat our fruit while waiting for our room to be ready..We were early and DID leave to drive around for 1 hour, as requested, before returning to wait just a little while longer.. The maid and male cleaning were helpful and doing a good job.. The desk person needed help and she was the only one and not at the desk for 5 customers coming and going who were ringing the bell..The afternoon found another individual who gave me directions to the nearest pharmacy, so that was helpful.. I generally do not give such negative reviews, but since we travel all around the United States and Europe and have not had this type of experience which I had high hopes for..This was my home town, the weather was beautiful, our stay just did not match up and was ultimately, disappointing

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

Business

Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kimconferencegoer
Business
San Francisco, Ca
Jul 20, 2014

Great location Santa Cruz

Quiet, great location in Santa Cruz. Clean and neat hotel. But, not awesome for the high price. Better than Most motels in Santa Cruz (been there lots), but really the price value ratio is out of whack. But, that's not this hotels fault b/c it's a condition of the whole area (shortage of affordable nice places to stay) - so, this is definitely not a bottom rung hotel - I give it a slim 3 stars. Clean, neat, and quiet (at night). If you're just looking for that, this is a good place. Service/staff were awesome, btw.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Chocolat - next to Bookshop Santa Cruz - is always awesome. Try the pasta rosettes - extraordinary every time!

Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chrissurf
Business
Florida
Jul 1, 2014

Ramada Santa Cruz

The hotel has nice enough rooms, good central location walking distance to downtown area and 5 minute drive to the beach

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

Business

Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Hot Tamale
Business
Santa Cruz
Jun 30, 2014

Not one I would do again

There was a foul odor in the room. and the room was not very clean. I will never go back to this hotel

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

ok

Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
SQJJ
Business
San Jose
Apr 27, 2014

Quick getaway

We wanted to get away for the weekend. We have stayed at Dream Inn and Paradox in the past but this time we did not want to spend so much. Check in was fine but once we got into our room was dissapointing. The room was old and smelled like old cigarettes. It was plain nasty. I guess we payed what we got. I rather spend extra to get a cleaner more modern room in Santa Cruz. We will never stay here again!

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

Business

Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BBQ Tri Tip
Business
Draper Utah
Apr 22, 2014

Fine for a one night

It was nice somewhat quiet.. lack of parking was the worst of it.. Staff was great.

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

Business

Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dbauer
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
fegforey
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JD and girl
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Ramada Limited Santa Cruz

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
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.

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