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Hitching Post Studios Inn

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Orange County, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dirty, fingerprints everywhere, we cleaned, gross, dirty floor, tons of gross stuff all over, hair in the beds, filthy heater, they don't clean this place. Another tenant went to office and demanded a full refund, his place was as bad or worse than our room. Manager got into fist fight, was obviously used to people being very unhappy here. Price...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed! I can't believe all the reviews saying how clean it is. There was mold in the shower & there was dirt & dust everywhere - on the window sills, on the floor, around the sink & toilet! I didn't want to sit on the fabric chair (fearing that it was filthy & had never been cleaned) so I...

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on a road trip around the country and made a 2-night stop in Santa Cruz. I came across this place and saw it had a great rate. When we arrived there, my expectations were low because of our awesome rate. The man at the front desk is very nice. It looks a little rough on...

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

Thank you for staying with us. 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 opportunities to...

Reviewed 20 November 2016

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...

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

Thank you for staying with us. 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 opportunities to...

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...

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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....

Northern NV
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...

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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....

Silver Springs, Nevada
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...

Dallas, Texas
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...

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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....

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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...

Joshua Tree, California
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...

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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..

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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
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 5,085 - ₹ 16,688 (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
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“stay anywhere Else, this place is a slum lord hotel. nothing works and very dirty”
 of 5 bubbles collegeparentjake, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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