Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Hotel

130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Hotel is a business 2-star property placed next to Cowell's Beach and University of California at Santa Cruz. Founded in 1993, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2009.

The hotel is 200 meters away from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Wharf. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Santa Cruz city center.

Nearby points of interest include a college and a museum.

Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Hotel is within a 45-minute drive to Monterey Peninsula airport.

Rooms

Bright rooms feature free Wi-Fi, a work desk, an in-room safe, TV and ironing facilities. In-room self-catering facilities include a microwave, a fridge and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant serves Mexican dishes. Guests can dine in Aquarius - Dream Inn and The Picnic Basket located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

The hotel offers free private parking, a gift shop and a designated smoking area as well as computer equipment, a business center and a copier for guests' comfort.

Relax

Spa facilities at Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Hotel include a wellness center and a hot tub.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   27.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Indoor parking
  • Free parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    1.0 km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Ideal Bar & Grill
    130 m
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    100 m
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    480 m
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    2.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    27

Rooms and availability

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Deluxe Business Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed
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    Guest Room
    Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Double beds or 1 Super King-size bed
    Size: 27 m²
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    • Air conditioning
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      First-Floor Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed
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        Superior Studio
        Bed type: Double bed
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Hotel Santa Cruz location
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          Hotel Address:

          130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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          City Center
          • Santa Cruz
            1.0 km
          Airports
          • Bus stop
            100 m
          Restaurants
          • Ideal Bar & Grill
            130 m
          • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
            100 m
          Beaches
          • Santa Cruz Main Beach
            480 m
          • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
            2.2 km
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2009
          • Number of rooms:
            27

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          What's nearby

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 900 m
          • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse - 1.2 km

          Places of interest

          Convention centers

          Sport related

          Shopping areas

          Amusement

          Museums

          • First Night Santa Cruz - 1.1 km
          • McPherson Center - 1.2 km
          • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt - 1.2 km
          • Museum of Art and History - 1.2 km
          • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz - 1.3 km
          • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History - 1.4 km

          Parks

          • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation - 1.2 km
          • Lighthouse State Beach Park - 1.3 km
          • Parks and Recreation Dept - 1.5 km

          Halls

          Universities, Institutes

          • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz - 1.0 km

          Business areas

          Golf courses and Country clubs

          Marina

          • Cowell's Beach - 500 m

          Oceanfront Areas

          Local attractions

          • Mission State Park - 1.6 km
            School Street, Santa Cruz
          • UCSC Arboretum - 2.8 km
            1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
          • Seymour Marine Discovery Center - 3.4 km
            100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz
          • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 2.2 km
            5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
          • Natural Bridges State Park - 3.1 km
            2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz

          Near the hotel

          • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 160 m
            Beach Street, Santa Cruz
          • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 480 m
            Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
          • Cave Train - 1.3 km
            Santa Cruz, CA
          • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - 1.4 km
            1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
          • Santa Cruz Wharf - 390 m
            Beach Street, Santa Cruz
          • Museum of Art & History - 1.3 km
            705 Front St., Santa Cruz
          • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 1.3 km
            West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz

          Restaurants nearby

          • Ideal Bar & Grill - 130 m

            Address: 106 Beach St
            Phone: 831-423-5271

            55% likes this, based on 184 reviews
            Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 28

          • Aquarius - Dream Inn - 160 m

            Address: 175 West Cliff Drive
            Phone: 8314605012

            65% likes this, based on 105 reviews
            Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 40

          • Casablanca Bistro - 270 m

            Address: 101 Main St
            Phone: 8314269063

            64% likes this, based on 51 reviews
            Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Continental
            Price Range: CAD 24 - CAD 55

          • Las Palmas Taco Bar - 100 m

            Address: 55 Front St
            Phone: 831-429-1220

            63% likes this, based on 44 reviews
            Cuisine: Mexican

          • The Picnic Basket - 230 m

            Address: 125 Beach St
            Phone: 831.427.9946

            81% likes this, based on 104 reviews
            Cuisine: American

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2009
          • Number of rooms:
            27
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          Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

          Average guest rating

          6.8out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 15 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Single
            8.8

            Just a nice stay. Nothing too special but in a perfect location(close to beach and downtown) ans super friendly staff!!

          • Older travelers
            5.4

            Although we did reserve a room with a kink size bed, the guy at the front desk announced us with a great smile when we checked-in that there was a glitch in the reservation system and we'd have to do with 2 queen size beds. That was basically take it or leave it! The bathtub was clogged and we had to remove the stopper in order to allow the water to drain

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            Great location and easy on the pocket book! Bonus -Included a better than average continental breakfast!

          • Older travelers
            3.8

            Lcation was good.

            Room was right next to a busy road...noisy all night long! Bed mattress was saging in the middle. I'm not sure if it was worn out from being there for so long or if it was bought at a cheap price from a brothel! Lights went out in the bathroom, had to take a shower in the dark! Talked with the person at the counter when we checked out and said why didn't you call me? Ummm I was trying to take a shower half hour earlier in the dark and sure as hell didn't want him checking it out then! Then he says next time you stay here we will give you a discount...NOT In my lifetime!!! We went to Monterey the next 2 days and had a better room, better view of the ocean and for the two nights it was cheaper than the HoJo's in Santa Cruz!

          • Family with children
            10.0

            Great family memories and we have been coming for 15 years. Love the management and they treat us like family. Never ever had a bad stay or a bad experience there!

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            I lliked everything about it. The people wwere very nice.

          • Older travelers
            2.8

            Up on cliff, not in town

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Hotel Santa Cruz location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          130 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Santa Cruz
            1.0 km
          Airports
          • Bus stop
            100 m
          Restaurants
          • Ideal Bar & Grill
            130 m
          • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
            100 m
          Beaches
          • Santa Cruz Main Beach
            480 m
          • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
            2.2 km
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2009
          • Number of rooms:
            27