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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice gem of a motel in Santa Cruz....Went to see a reggae show at Moes Alley so we were looking for something close by. We had previously stayed at the Chaminade which is also close by Moes Alley, but all we needed was a place to crash I didn't feel like spending $300 bucks. I stumble on this gem Hitching... More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

After travelling 7hrs in car from Santa Barbara arriving to my booking at Hitchung Post being cancelled. The credit card holding I used was processed before my arrival & was declined. However have used card for bookings in LA & Santa Barbara without issues. So 5 adults without any accommodation, not good. Fortunately enough gentleman at reception called nearby Surf... More 

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Dimpal P, General Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business ! We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back.... More 

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

The front desk check-in experience kicked off our stay on a highly positive note. Daniel was extremely friendly and helpful. We also noticed upon arrival that the grounds were impeccably kept, the outside pool was clean and maintained and despite the quaint exterior the hotel appeared well cared for. The room did not disappoint either. Sure, the carpets and drapes... More 

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Dimpal P, General Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business ! We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back.... More 

Silver Springs, Nevada
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016

If I keep giving good reviews there won't be a room available. Quaint, no frills, big kitchen. Old School Santa Cruz at its best. Beds are nice and firm without being hard. Good location. Did I mention a pool?

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Dimpal P, General Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business ! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us and we are pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel..We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will... More 

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Couldn't find a room anywhere so Got the last room available at the hitching post at a cost of at least 270 inclusive w tax . TV doesn't work and when I tried to call the from desk at 930 pm to get help no one answered . Also tried the phone number from Which They had no problem taking... More 

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Dimpal P, General Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business ! We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back.... More 

Hampshire
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed only 1 night thankfully as so little for so much money. Most expensive hotel of our stay in California. Very tired decor and bathroom but at least clean and comfortable with fridge, microwave and television. Small swimming pool pleasant after long drive.

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Dimpal P, General Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business ! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us and we are pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel..We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will... More 

Joshua Tree, California
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

This small motor hotel is a step back in time but with modern amenities. The entire property is immaculate. The landscaping is beautiful and you will find flowering plants and interesting rock landscaping. The room is well maintained and nicely furnished with microwave and refrigerator. My room had a walk in shower with great shower head. The pool is very... More 

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Dimpal P, General Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business ! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us.We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back.. More 

mdaby3
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49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a room with a separate kitchen/dining area. The beds were fine, the bathroom was fine (except the toilet "clunked" every time some got off of it!). The coffee maker wasn't working but was replaced easily. The plugs are possibly not safe for tender electronics (got sparks one time!). Be advised that not all room (ours included) do not... More 

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Dimpal P, General Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel. I appreciate you taking a moment to share a review of your stay with us. I sincerely hope we may have the opportunity to have you as our guest again should your travels return you to Santa Cruz CA... More 

Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The hotel staff were very friendly and the room was cute and recently painted. The bed was comfortable and firm. Nice big flat screen TV and free high speed Wi-Fi. The pool was nice. I would have given the place 5 stars except for the fact that they did not have air conditioning. A/C isn't needed in Santa Cruz, but... More 

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Dimpal P, General Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. We are very pleased to know you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and that we exceeded your expectations. We sincerely hope we have the opportunity to have you as our guest again on your next trip to Santa Cruz CA....... More 

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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This was our first time staying here. Normally have stayed elsewhere in Santa Cruz but wanted to try this for a change because it's in the Seabright area close to things we like. This is very much an older, vintage sort of motel from days gone by. Some people will love the 1940s era kitchenettes, and the general quirkiness, some... More 

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Dimpal P, General Manager at Hitching Post Studios Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business.We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us and we are pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel..We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Hitching Post Studios Inn located in the heart of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz diversity is perhaps most evident in its neighborhoods. The City's From Beach Boardwalk, Capitola Beach,Harbor And Mystery Spot, restaurants, shops, theaters, art galleries, museums and, above all, its people hold the key to unique visitor experiences. This Santa Cruz, California hotel features a seasonal outdoor heated pool and free WI-Fi. It is 5.3-miles from the University of California Santa Cruz and guest rooms provide TV. The rooms at The Hitching Post Studios Inn offer free local telephone calls. They are furnished with coffee facilities, a microwave and a refrigerator while select rooms provide a kitchenette. Natural Bridges State Beach is 4.4-miles from the Motel Hitching Post. The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is 1.7-miles away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hitching Post Studios Inn

Address: 1717 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1305 (Formerly Hitching Post Motel)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: ₹ 5,004 - ₹ 14,531 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hitching Post Studios Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Hitching Post Hotel Santa Cruz
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Santa Cruz
#5 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
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“I think you have to request the rooms with the kitchenettes...”
 of 5 bubbles hameda223, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“On a busy street. Request a room in the back.”
 of 5 bubbles freedog96150, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room with AC”
 of 5 bubbles mdaby3, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Avoid room 118”
  • Living area, double beds
  • Kitchen in Rm 118
 of 5 bubbles sandra98walter, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“Nice having the Kitchenette to fix Snacks and Meals”
 of 5 bubbles 827marck, 25 Oct 2015 | Read review
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