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    Bay Front Inn

    325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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    Apr 9 Apr 10
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    SAVE US$ 4 US$ 129*US$ 125*View Deal
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    • Excellent30%
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    • Terrible13%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    2 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 21 April 2014

    We Picked Bay Front Inn because of the location and the recent remodel and up to date rooms. We arrived pretty excited for a nice getaway with our family. The room we have is awful! I don't know if it is just our room. We...More

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    Reviewed 18 April 2014

    Booking directly on the hotel's web site gave us the best price. Room was fine -- clean and updated. The proximity to the wharf and the boardwalk is fantastic -- and there's free parking. The breakfast is much better than most places -- lots of...More

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    Reviewed 16 April 2014

    the cost was way to expensive for this place $ 170 a night and the curtains were falling off the windows - it basically looks like they tired to do a fluff on the rooms but didnt finish - old tired furniture - nice flat...More

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    Reviewed 14 April 2014

    The location is excellent! We didn't have to drive anywhere! Which was great not to pay for parking. The room was great nice and clean. Love that they are dog friendly! But the price the weekend we went was much more expensive then we thought....More

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    Reviewed 13 April 2014

    I have stayed here one other time years ago. Both times I enjoyed the stay. I chose this hotel primarily because they allow pets, the good price, and the easily accessible location. It is close (walkable) to downtown, the beaches, and only a short drive...More

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    • Pool
    • Breakfast included
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Jaswinder S
    What's the earliest check in time possible?
    7 February 2015|
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    Response from garciapdx | Reviewed this property |
    We were there over the winter holiday and they wouldn't let us check in early. Our room wasn't ready so they assigned us to a different one. I think we were checked in and our too about 3:30. We got there a little before 3.
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    "Do not get a room by the swimming pool, we had to walk with the luggage and couldn't see our car"
    Sharon S, 1 month agoRead review
    "Try the 2nd floor, avoid #139."
    E L, 5 months agoRead review
    "Do Not Stay Here"
    chriscapre, 9 months agoRead review
    "If you do stay here, make sure the deadbolt doesn't look like it was ripped from the door."
    Frederesa S, over a year agoRead review
    "Stay away from the hotel. Stay away from #122"
    david_corinthians, over a year agoRead review
    "Checkin early as possible, often the front desk closes around 9pm."
    LiveLoveManja, over a year agoRead review
    "No comment"
    Kerry P, over a year agoRead review
    "Ask about wifi / closeness to lobby, ask about fridge (does it freeze)."
    katedurie, over a year agoRead review
    "End rooms or upper floors may be quieter."
    Efrain M, over a year agoRead review
    "Most rooms are fairly quiet, cant really go wrong."
    kngkelly, over a year agoRead review
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