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Sparks, Nevada
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128 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The Islander Motel is one of the cheapest motels in Santa Cruise. Because of that I wasn't expecting much having made a reservation via the internet. I even brought my Black Lite with me to check for bed bugs because I thought this place may be a dump. Boy, was I wrong. My room was modern, spotlessly clean, and comfortable.... More 

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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I thought this motel was fine for the price, clean room and comfortable bed. Nothing spectacular and we didn't try breakfast. Only thing we wish we'd known was the walk down ocean st is a bit dodgey, so take a detour and you're in an ideal location.

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Hamburg, Germany
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We stayed for the night and it was allright. Clean, rather cheap, nicely looking and nothing to complain about. The rooms were usual motel rooms, not too small. There was apool which we did not use, but it looked servicable. We could walk to the beach/Boardwalk and had a nice night.

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Water pressure good! Beds comfortable! Not fancy or updated, but good and comfy for the price. I also appreciate that it is a locally owned family business. Will certainly stay there again. Thank you!

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Moeshaikh, Manager at The Islander Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. we appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us and we pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel. It is our sincerest hope that we have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to the Santa Cruz CA. More 

San rafael
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Mo is always courteous, kind & helpful. The room is spacious, clean & comfortable. The entire setting is clean & secure. There is at least one guaranteed parking spot. There are many additional parking spaces along the road just outside the Motel.

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Moeshaikh, Manager at The Islander Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. we appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us and we pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel. It is our sincerest hope that we have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to the Santa Cruz CA. More More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

On our drive down the 1 we pulled into Santa Cruz looking for a bed for the night and we did very well to find The Islander, we had a modest budget for motel stops and got a king room here for $75 inc tax. You're 5 mins walk from the main strip of bars and shops. The street was... More 

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Moeshaikh, Manager at The Islander Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. we appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us and we pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel. It is our sincerest hope that we have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to the Santa Cruz CA. More 

London
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96 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Fairly good location near the main roads and restaurants nearby. Nice clean rooms - GREAT shower. Breakfast a little underwhelming - could be a slightly larger choice but was enough to get moving. Service was good - staff are really friendly. Pool was nice to dip in!

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Moeshaikh, Manager at The Islander Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. we appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us and we pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel. It is our sincerest hope that we have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to the Santa Cruz CA More 

La
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is a low to average quality motel, but it has high priced rooms. Despite being located on a busy street, the room has little if any sound proofing. The woman at the front desk was not friendly. The free breakfast was quite modest, particularly in light the high price.

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Vacaville, California
1 review
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This motel is dated and pricy. As we were visiting for the weekend, I't was just OK as the prices for the surrounding motels were about the same. Sad that demand dictates overpricing the motels keeping one from spending more on local economy rather than greedy motel ownership.

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Vacaville, CA
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This motel is located about a mile from the boardwalk. Nice area, many different types of restaurants within walking distance. The motel rooms are older but they are very clean with updated bed coverings, tv, and nice dresser. The pool is small, but at least its there. I have not personally used it. The owners are very nice people. They... More 

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Moeshaikh, Manager at The Islander Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. we appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us and we pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel. It is our sincerest hope that we have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to the Santa Cruz CA More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cleans and Comfortable,2 story with 22 guest rooms that include, 32" flat Screen LCD-HD TV Withe Remote, complimentary continental breakfast, Free Local Calls, All rooms have phone, Free WiFi. High speed Internet access in Room hairdryers. All rooms with Micro fridges. Free parking, Seasonally heated pool and electronic door locks for your security. Located approximately 1 mile from the world famous Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. We are within walking distance to Downtown Santa Cruz, numerous nightclubs, theaters and shopping at Pacific Garden Mall. Roaring camp, Mystery Spot, The University of California Santa Cruz, the Museum of Art and History and Pasatiempo Golf Course are all nearby. We look forward to making your stay with us the Best Value in Santa Cruz. Sorry No Pets.One car per Room.Parking is limited. Deposited Required. Extra Person $15.00 Per Person No Extra Beds or Crib,Payment will taken upon arrivel,. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Islander Motel

Address: 522 Ocean Street, 522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: ₹ 4,637 - ₹ 10,978 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Islander Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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“For quiet away from street get upstairs in back”
 of 5 bubbles larryo621, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room towards the back. While we did not hear any noise at all, the hotel is on a very busy street.”
 of 5 bubbles StephanieM217, 26 May 2015 | Read review
“Friendly staff, clean room and not too far from the beach”
 of 5 bubbles 241ts, 20 May 2015 | Read review
“It is a very good motel with the very limited parking space.”
 of 5 bubbles TanyaS227, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
“If you need a room with a fridge and microwave, choose the rooms that have two queen beds.”
 of 5 bubbles Morg17, 3 Aug 2014 | Read review
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