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The Islander Motel
Ranked #26 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great for only one night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Clean rooms with overall standard motel stuff. Good price. The door did not fit what made our night cold.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Camarillo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

The rooms are perfectly adequate. It's an old motel. Sort of run down but clean. It is walking distance (.5 miles) from downtown. Breakfast is included, which is just toast and cereal. There is no in room coffee, but there are towels, shampoo, and cable.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

We arrived very early Thusrday and therefore got a cheap room (the prices rise the more customers they have). We could check in already at noon. OK room, good parking, simple breakfast at reception. In fine walking distance from Santa Cruz center.
We decided to stay one more night and payed a higher price for Friday night, but it seems that's normal in CA and it was still cheap for the location.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

Close to restaurants and The Boardwalk/beach etc. Standard independent motel really, it did the job, the pool isn't too private being right on the side of the road. As for road noise, yeah it is fairly noisy, but most motels are situated on the side of main roads, so don't book one and then complain about road noise. And they internet worked perfectly for me.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Fremont, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2011

We booked the 2BR suite and were very happy that the room contains two real beds (not a couch that pulls out into a bed) in two separate areas with a lockable door in between and two TVs. The term "suite" may be a bit misleading -- it's like a typical hotel room, with a bedroom off the back, so there isn't really a living room area, but there was a microwave. It's located about 15-20 minutes away from the boardwalk, which was easily walkable with our kids (ages 5 & 8), and we even did it in the evening and felt safe enough. The included continental breakfast at the hotel wasn't terribly impressive (toast and cereal) but it was enough to get us by until lunch. There's a very nice Italian restaurant right across the street. It's a little noisy in the parking areas in the evening, but nothing that kept us awake. Overall, it's a pretty good value.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Islander Motel

Property: The Islander Motel
Address: 522 Ocean Street, 522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,495 - ₹ 15,432
Hotel Class:2 star — The Islander Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cleans and Comfortable,2 story with 22 guest rooms that include, 32" flat Screen LCD-HD TV Withe Remote, complimentary continental breakfast, Free Local Calls, All rooms have phone, Free WiFi. High speed Internet access in Room hairdryers. All rooms with Micro fridges. Free parking, Seasonally heated pool and electronic door locks for your security. Located approximately 1 mile from the world famous Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. We are within walking distance to Downtown Santa Cruz, numerous nightclubs, theaters and shopping at Pacific Garden Mall. Roaring camp, Mystery Spot, The University of California Santa Cruz, the Museum of Art and History and Pasatiempo Golf Course are all nearby. We look forward to making your stay with us the Best Value in Santa Cruz. Sorry No Pets.One car per Room.Parking is limited. Deposited Required. Extra Person $15.00 Per Person No Extra Beds or Crib,Payment will taken upon arrivel,. ... more   less 
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