Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Hotel

130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

The 2-star Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz boasts close proximity to Cowell's Beach and University of California at Santa Cruz just 2.9 km away. Renovated in 2009, the hotel has welcomed guests since 1993.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is set 200 meters away from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Wharf.

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz can be reached in 45 minutes by car from Monterey Peninsula airport.

Rooms

This property has 27 bright guestrooms including Deluxe Business Quadruple Room, Standard First-Floor Double Room and Second-Floor Room that are appointed with free Wi-Fi, a work desk, an in-room safe, TV and ironing facilities. They come with a microwave, a fridge and coffee/tea makers as well as bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Serving a complimentary continental breakfast, the hotel welcomes guests to the ground-floor dining room every morning. At the restaurant Mexican dishes are served.

Services

Business facilities at Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz include a business center, a meeting room and a copier.

Relax

Guests with children can avail of cribs and a playground offered at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   27.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Courtyard view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 10 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    1.0 km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Ideal Bar & Grill
    150 m
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    110 m
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    490 m
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    2.3 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    27

Rooms and availability

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Deluxe Business Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed
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    Guest Room
    Bed type: Double beds or 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed
    Size: 27 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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      First-Floor Double Room
      Bed type: Queen-size bed or King-size bed
      Size: 19 m²
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      • Free Wi-Fi
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        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
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          Superior Studio
          Bed type: Double bed
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            Deluxe Double Room
            Bed type: Queen-size bed
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              Deluxe Studio
              Bed type: Double bed
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                Business Double Room
                Bed type: King-size bed
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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Hotel Santa Cruz location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Santa Cruz
                    1.0 km
                  Airports
                  • Bus stop
                    100 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Ideal Bar & Grill
                    150 m
                  • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
                    110 m
                  Beaches
                  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
                    490 m
                  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
                    2.3 km
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  3 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Year renovated:
                    2009
                  • Number of rooms:
                    27

                  Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Location

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                  What's nearby

                  Popular areas

                  • City Center - 900 m
                  • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse - 1.2 km

                  Places of interest

                  Convention centers

                  Sport related

                  Shopping areas

                  Amusement

                  Museums

                  • First Night Santa Cruz - 1.1 km
                  • McPherson Center - 1.2 km
                  • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt - 1.2 km
                  • Museum of Art and History - 1.2 km
                  • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz - 1.3 km
                  • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History - 1.4 km

                  Parks

                  • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation - 1.2 km
                  • Lighthouse State Beach Park - 1.3 km
                  • Parks and Recreation Dept - 1.5 km

                  Halls

                  Universities, Institutes

                  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz - 1.0 km

                  Business areas

                  Golf courses and Country clubs

                  Marina

                  • Cowell's Beach - 500 m

                  Oceanfront Areas

                  Local attractions

                  • Mission State Park - 1.6 km
                    School Street, Santa Cruz
                  • UCSC Arboretum - 2.8 km
                    1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
                  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center - 3.4 km
                    100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz
                  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 2.3 km
                    5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
                  • Natural Bridges State Park - 3.1 km
                    2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz

                  Near the hotel

                  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 180 m
                    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
                  • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 490 m
                    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
                  • Cave Train - 1.3 km
                    Santa Cruz, CA
                  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - 1.4 km
                    1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
                  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 400 m
                    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
                  • Museum of Art & History - 1.3 km
                    705 Front St., Santa Cruz
                  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 1.3 km
                    West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz

                  Restaurants nearby

                  • Ideal Bar & Grill - 150 m

                    Address: 106 Beach St
                    Phone: 831-423-5271

                    55% likes this, based on 184 reviews
                    Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 27

                  • Aquarius - Dream Inn - 160 m

                    Address: 175 West Cliff Drive
                    Phone: 8314605012

                    65% likes this, based on 105 reviews
                    Price Range: CAD 39 - CAD 39

                  • Casablanca Bistro - 290 m

                    Address: 101 Main St
                    Phone: 8314269063

                    64% likes this, based on 51 reviews
                    Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Continental
                    Price Range: CAD 23 - CAD 53

                  • Las Palmas Taco Bar - 110 m

                    Address: 55 Front St
                    Phone: 831-429-1220

                    63% likes this, based on 44 reviews
                    Cuisine: Mexican

                  • The Picnic Basket - 250 m

                    Address: 125 Beach St
                    Phone: 831.427.9946

                    81% likes this, based on 104 reviews
                    Cuisine: American

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  3 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Year renovated:
                    2009
                  • Number of rooms:
                    27
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                  Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

                  Average guest rating

                  7.0out of 10
                  Very good
                  Based on 9 reviews

                  Guest reviews

                  • Single
                    8.8

                    Just a nice stay. Nothing too special but in a perfect location(close to beach and downtown) ans super friendly staff!!

                  • Older travelers
                    5.4

                    Although we did reserve a room with a kink size bed, the guy at the front desk announced us with a great smile when we checked-in that there was a glitch in the reservation system and we'd have to do with 2 queen size beds. That was basically take it or leave it! The bathtub was clogged and we had to remove the stopper in order to allow the water to drain

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    Great location and easy on the pocket book! Bonus -Included a better than average continental breakfast!

                  • Older travelers
                    3.8

                    Lcation was good.

                    Room was right next to a busy road...noisy all night long! Bed mattress was saging in the middle. I'm not sure if it was worn out from being there for so long or if it was bought at a cheap price from a brothel! Lights went out in the bathroom, had to take a shower in the dark! Talked with the person at the counter when we checked out and said why didn't you call me? Ummm I was trying to take a shower half hour earlier in the dark and sure as hell didn't want him checking it out then! Then he says next time you stay here we will give you a discount...NOT In my lifetime!!! We went to Monterey the next 2 days and had a better room, better view of the ocean and for the two nights it was cheaper than the HoJo's in Santa Cruz!

                  • Family with children
                    10.0

                    Great family memories and we have been coming for 15 years. Love the management and they treat us like family. Never ever had a bad stay or a bad experience there!

                  • Older travelers
                    9.2

                    I lliked everything about it. The people wwere very nice.

                  • Older travelers
                    2.8

                    Up on cliff, not in town

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Hotel Santa Cruz location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Santa Cruz
                    1.0 km
                  Airports
                  • Bus stop
                    100 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Ideal Bar & Grill
                    150 m
                  • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
                    110 m
                  Beaches
                  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
                    490 m
                  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
                    2.3 km
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-in:
                    from  3 pm
                  • Check-out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Year renovated:
                    2009
                  • Number of rooms:
                    27