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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Bad service, rundown room... Avoid this hotel... Upon check in we realized the website pics were misleading... AC did not work - requested it to be fixed numerous times... Come to find out, AC units do not work I most rooms... Found other people's beverages in our noisy fridge... Blackout curtains did not live up to their name... Housekeeping a...

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Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 18 March 2016

The Inn is the level of a motel. Small, roadside, not near the beach (despite the name) clean, friendly staff. Breakfast is very simple cereal and waffles. Bed was good. Bathroom good. Note, there's a $10 charge for parking. If you park on the street it is free from 8am to 8pm. We did and had no problem, but the...

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Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

When we showed up to check in there was a note on the door that said call if you need to check in?? I called and couldn't get through to anyone for 10 minutes. When the guy finally showed up to check me in he seemed confused, couldn't find my reservation. I explained it was through orbitz and it was...

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Reviewed 12 February 2016

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. But the rooms are not as secure. A lot of the times the deadbolt is either loose or completely pulled out as if someone broke into the room. And since management is not on site in the evening, you are pretty much on your own if anything sketchy happens. We were feeling very threatened...

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1Thank Frederesa S
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This was for sure the worst hotel I’ve been during the whole trip and it is in the top list nightmares in my life. The place has not the lowest scores on TripAdvisor (3,5 out of 5 which is actually very reasonable), but I don’t recommend it for anybody. Since the moment I got there, my experience was very bad....

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1Thank Roberto K
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Where to start? Probably like some of the reviews here...AVOID this hotel. This is not worth the saving you think you are making. 1. Don't trust the pictures Their website looks pretty neat but don't get fooled. Look closely at the pictures and you'll notice a couple of things: a. Stock images making you believe it's what you'll get b....

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1Thank david_corinthians
Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 5 January 2016

I absolutely adore the Bay Front Inn. So cute, hip, and funky. There are beach cruiser bikes for rental and the beach/Boardwalk/wharf is two blocks away. Also a four block walk to downtown, ideal for bar hopping or catching a show/concert at the Catalyst. Interior is cute, hip, and clean. The beds are comfy and the TVs modern. It's pretty...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 29 December 2015

I booked 2 Queen beds and they reserved 1 Queen Bed. I needed to cancel my reservation and walk out of the hotel to have them fix their mistake and give me room I booked. Also, Parking is too small and hard to park.

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Ventura, California
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for one evening. The grounds were clean. The hotel is cute. We had our dog with us and although the hotel is pet friendly, the walls were pretty thin so he kept barking occasionally throughout the evening. The rooms are clean but small. Shampoo, conditioner, and soap provided. My biggest complaint and why I...

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2Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The location of the property is what this motel has going for it. Otherwise, the rooms are small and not very comfortable. I travel with dogs and this is a pet friendly motel, but the floors have no carpet (understandable for pets) but one of my dogs did not like the feel of the floor and would barely get off...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Bay Front Inn

Address: 325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4922
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: ₹ 5,789 - ₹ 10,966 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bay Front Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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Also Known As:
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Bay Front Motel
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“Try the 2nd floor, avoid #139.”
 of 5 bubbles EmilyL398, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Do Not Stay Here”
 of 5 bubbles chriscapre, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“If you do stay here, make sure the deadbolt doesn't look like it was ripped from the door.”
 of 5 bubbles frederesas, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from the hotel. Stay away from #122”
 of 5 bubbles david_corinthians, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Checkin early as possible, often the front desk closes around 9pm.”
 of 5 bubbles LiveLoveManja, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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