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Las Vegas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel i thought would be of normal Howard Johnson standards The room smelled of mold and dirt. The Bathtub was peeling and I didn't even want to shower in it. The Lady at the reception desk was the most unfriendly person I have ever met. I checked in at about 10:30pm, and she made it seem like it was...

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, responded to this review

We sincerely thank you for taking the time to write your review. We can't tell you how disappointed we are that your stay with us wasn't as comfortable as you had hoped. We value and respect all our guests and we want all our guests to feel welcome, and we are sorry that a member of our team did not...

Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is in a wonderful location. just a stones throw from the boardwalk, and right at the end of the wharf on top of a hill. nice view of the bay.. should be ideal. but.. its kinda run down. the rooms could use an upgrade . the outside could use some paint. parking is open but kinda of difficult...

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, responded to this review

Brian, We are delighted that you enjoyed our wonderful location, and we appreciate your feedback. We do have an older property, but our team work relentlessly to ensure that it is cleaned and maintained to the highest possible standard. We hope that you will choose to stay with us again the next time you're in the area. Best wishes, Hotel...

Minden, Nevada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I always head to Santa Cruz for our birthday. We like to stay close to the Boardwalk and Wharf so we can walk everywhere. This motel is close and we have stayed here before. On this visit we got into our room with a faulty smoke detector, beeping. Their solution just take the battery out. We also...

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Kathy, We are delighted that you chose to stay with us during your birthday celebration, and that you enjoyed our wonderful location. It's a shame that your stay was marred by a couple of issues in your room, and we apologize sincerely that you were not offered an alternate room once you had alerted us to those issues. We would...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Joshua Tree, California
Reviewed 15 January 2017

I stayed here twice and really enjoyed it both times. It's walking distance to a variety of food, entertainment and views! I'll be back ❤

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, responded to this review

It's always great to get feedback from a returning guest, so thank you very much for your review. We're delighted that you've enjoyed both your stays with us so much, and we hope to welcome you back many times in the future! Best wishes, Hotel Management

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Gave the hotel 2 stars for room cleanliness and comfort. Every other aspect of hospitality this hotel missed out on. The room was nice but the walls were so thin i could hear the couple next door talking and kids playing. Its advertised as a view of the ocean but i had to look over 2 highways and through some...

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David, It's great to hear that our primary goals of providing you with a clean comfortable room were met, but we are very sorry that you were disappointed with other aspects of your stay. Most of our guests really enjoy and appreciate our complimentary breakfast, and we're sorry that it did not live up to your expectations. We're quite shocked...

Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 5 January 2017

My wife and I recently stayed at Howard Johnson or may I call it Howard Johnson State Prison the manager there acted like a warden, we brought a couple of visitors that we had met out by the beach and it was early in the day and the manager came to my door and made me ask my guest to...

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Frank, thank you for choosing to stay with us recently. We are sorry that you were inconvenienced by your guests having to leave, but we do have strict policies in place in relation to guests in rooms. Most of our guests understand this, and are happy to converse with and entertain their guests in public areas. We trust that you...

Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great location with ocean view, decent clean room But refrigerator froze everything, dangerous crack in bathtub, cold air blowing out of the heater----unresponsive management

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Hi Glory, It really is hard to beat our location, isn't it?! It's great that it suited you so well. We're very sorry that we seemed unresponsive to you - we aim to make all of our guests as comfortable as possible, and are usually very happy to attend to them in any way we can, we apologize that this...

Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The location to this hotel is great. Hotel okay. I felt I had to clean bathroom more before using. Also breakfast for guests. The eggs not cooked when cracked open.

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Hi, Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently. We are delighted that we provided a good location for you, but we are disappointed that you were not happy with all aspects of your stay. Please rest assured that all of our rooms and bathrooms are thoroughly cleaned prior to each guest checking in. On your next stay with...

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Address: 130 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5426 (Formerly Ramada Limited Fishermans Wharf)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: ₹ 5,296 - ₹ 25,406 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Howard Johnson Inn Fisherman`s Wharf Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
Howard Johnson Santa Cruz
Ramada Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Ramada
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