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Location is awesome for Santa Cruz boardwalk and pier. Just don’t expect much from hotel

Room was not clean; AC didn't work; towels were dirty (one of them had red/pink stain on it); pillows were extremely uncomfortable; and it was so loud! There were people outside our window shouting and some machine (sounded like loud washer/dryer) that was running at night! We will not stay here again!!

The safety box was not working and the reception do not care at all

Beds were uncomfortable. Our rug was wet after showers and the wall area was a little soft. Boiled eggs were overdone.

Close to the beach.... clean and comfortable. I’ll stay here again.

Nice basic hotel room. Good location. Awful breakfast.

Decent place. Convenient to boardwalk. Front desk wasn't very inviting

The room was nice and clean, we liked that it was close to the beach.

I would recommend based on your need. Our room had a kitchen but it was very outdated. 70’s. The room curtains don’t close. Which I did not like. Room was clean and well stocked. Our keys would not work and we had to be let in by management every time.

It was good but it said Ocean View it was not a good view

Rooms are clean, a bit small but have everything needed for the stay. Lots of great restaurants nearby. Great view of wharf. Lots to explore within just a few miles.

Hotel management was very rude and will never stay again

I stayed one night and found the hotel to be CLEAN and COMFORTABLE. Great location to walk to city pier for dinner and see the sea lions. I would stay here again.

We've stayed here before and had a nice experience, this time however was different. We had to wash the toilet just to use it, very uncomfortable bed, just felt dirty. I hope they address these issues because they are in a great location.

W Cliff Drive Santa Cruz CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay
  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk places you in Westside Santa Cruz, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay. This 27-room motel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free on-the-go breakfast offered each morning.


Rooms

All 27 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are also available.


Property features

Guests of Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk enjoy a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a computer station, laundry facilities, and a vending machine.

Room options

Business Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Ocean View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Business Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Efficiency, Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking (2nd Floor)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Efficiency, Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Everyone (14) Couples (8) Business (1) Family (4) Other (2)
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Family

Location is awesome for Santa Cruz boardwalk and pier. Just don’t expect much from hotel

By on Jun 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 15, 2021

Dear guest, we appreciate your taking the time to write to us about your recent stay. While we are delighted with your decision to stay with us, we are sad to hear about your experience and, we apologize for it. We will take the necessary steps to ensure that such incidents don't reoccur. We hope to have you back with us soon and improve your experience. Warm regards, Customer Care Team

2
Everyone

By on May 5, 2021

Review comment responded on May 17, 2021

Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to rate your recent stay with us. We are disappointed that you don't seem to have had the wonderful experience that the vast majority of our guests do. We sincerely hope that you will give us another opportunity to restore your faith in our hotel and hospitality. Best Regards, Customer Care Team

1
Family with small children

Room was not clean; AC didn't work; towels were dirty (one of them had red/pink stain on it); pillows were extremely uncomfortable; and it was so loud! There were people outside our window shouting and some machine (sounded like loud washer/dryer) that was running at night! We will not stay here again!!

By on May 3, 2021

Review comment responded on May 4, 2021

Dear guest, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to write us a review. While we are glad you chose to stay with us, we are sad to know that your experience was not up to the usual standards. We sincerely apologize for failing to provide you with a better experience. We apologize for the fact that your room does not appear to have been thoroughly checked prior to your arrival, and we will ensure that our housekeeping team is aware of your comments, and is more conscious of this going forward. We wish you had brought this to our notice earlier as this would have helped us find a better alternative. We will look into the issues raised by you and discuss this with our management regarding the possibility of taking the required steps. We look forward to serving you again. Warm regards, Customer Care Team

2
Family with small children

The safety box was not working and the reception do not care at all

By on May 1, 2021

Review comment responded on May 4, 2021

Dear guest, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to review us. While we are happy that you chose to stay with us, we are disappointed to know about your series of unfortunate experiences with us. We are renowned for our professionalism and friendly assistance, therefore, it is shocking for us to hear about your experience. We sincerely apologize and promise to look into your claims and, take appropriate steps to stop such instances from recurring. We would love the opportunity to redeem ourselves with you, should you choose to stay with us again. Warm regards, Customer Care Team

4
Everyone

By on Feb 23, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 5, 2021

We are always pleased to receive feedback from our guests in relation to their stays with us, and we are delighted with your rating, thank you very much. We are happy to have satisfied you so well, and we hope to remain your hotel of choice here for future visits. Best Regards, Customer Care Team

3
Family

Beds were uncomfortable. Our rug was wet after showers and the wall area was a little soft. Boiled eggs were overdone.

By on Jul 25, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 25, 2019

Dear Priscilla, Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent stay at our hotel. While it is good to hear that you had a reasonable stay, we are sorry for the issues that you encountered that marred your time with us. We hope to remain your hotel of choice in this area, and to give you a better stay on a future visit.

5
Everyone

Close to the beach.... clean and comfortable. I’ll stay here again.

By on Jul 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2019

Dear guest, thank you so much for your stellar review! This means a lot to us. Hope you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit the area. Safe travels!

4
Everyone

By on Jun 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 4, 2019

Dear guest, We are always pleased to receive feedback from our guests in relation to their stays with us, and we are delighted with your rating, thank you very much. We are happy to have satisfied you so well, and we hope to remain your hotel of choice here for future visits.

4
Everyone

By on Jun 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 4, 2019

Dear guest, We are delighted to have provided you with suitable accommodation for your trip here. We appreciate your kind rating, and we hope to welcome you back again before long.

3
Everyone

Nice basic hotel room. Good location. Awful breakfast.

By on Feb 1, 2019

Howard Johnson by Wyndham Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

130 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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