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Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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

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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Susanville, California
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The place is very nice. It has a wonderful location near the beach. Everything is within a decent walk and its quiet. Stayed here for just a night but wished we had time to stay longer. The location is perfect for a longer stay to be able to ealk around Santa Cruz and really get to see the city. Thank...

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

Thank you for choosing Howard Johnson Santa Cruz and for the wonderful review! I am pleased to read how much you enjoyed your visit. Everything we do is aimed at making our guests feel right at home. It was a pleasure having you as our guest, and we hope to see you again on your next visit to Santa Cruz!

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The only good thing to say is that the hotel is walking distance to the municipal pier and Santa Cruz beach. There are other options.

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While we are glad that you felt our location was convenient for you, we are disappointed that we weren't able to knock it out of the park for you. Thanks for letting us know your feedback. We hope you will give us another try. Sincerely, Hotel Management

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: ₹ 6,394 - ₹ 24,091 (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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