Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Parking on request

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The business Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz is a 2-star property set next to Pleasure Point Beach, UCSC Arboretum and Natural Bridges State Park. Founded in 1993, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2009.

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz is 10 minutes' walk from the center of Santa Cruz. A college, a museum and a sanctuary lie a short distance away.

Monterey Peninsula airport can be reached in 45 minutes by car from Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 27 bright rooms with free wireless internet, an individual safe, a DVD player, a patio and ironing facilities as well as a microwave, a fridge and coffee/tea makers. Some rooms at Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz have a view over the sea. For more comfort a shower, guest toiletries and a spa bathtub are provided.

Eat & Drink

Residents can try dishes of Mexican cuisine at the restaurant. Guests can enjoy a meal in Ideal Bar & Grill and Las Palmas Taco Bar, which are located in a shopping area, just about 5 minutes’ walk from Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz.

Services

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz provides guesets with 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning and shopping service.

Relax

The youngest guests are offered cribs, a play area and a playground.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • 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

  • Courtyard view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • 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.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    3300 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Ideal Bar & Grill
    500 ft
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    400 ft
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    1600 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.4 mi
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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    Bed type: Double beds
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      Bed type: King-size bed
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        First Floor King Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
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          Queen Room
          Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds or 2 Single beds
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            Second Floor Queen Room
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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz 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
                  3300 ft
                Airports
                • Bus stop
                  400 ft
                Restaurants
                • Ideal Bar & Grill
                  500 ft
                • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
                  400 ft
                Beaches
                • Santa Cruz Main Beach
                  1600 ft
                • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
                  1.4 mi
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2009
                • Number of rooms:
                  27

                Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz Location

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                What's nearby

                Popular areas

                Places of interest

                Sport related

                Shopping areas

                Amusement

                • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 1000 ft
                • Boardwalk Photos - 1000 ft
                • Cocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf - 1000 ft
                • Surf Bowl Cafe - 1400 ft

                Museums

                • First Night Santa Cruz - 3700 ft
                • McPherson Center - 4000 ft
                • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt - 4000 ft
                • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center - 4000 ft
                • Museum of Art and History - 4000 ft
                • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 4300 ft
                • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz - 4300 ft
                • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History - 4600 ft

                Parks

                • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation - 4000 ft
                • Lighthouse State Beach Park - 4300 ft
                • Parks and Recreation Dept - 5000 ft

                Halls

                Universities, Institutes

                • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz - 3300 ft

                Golf courses and Country clubs

                Marina

                • Cowell's Beach - 1700 ft

                Oceanfront Areas

                Local attractions

                • Mission State Park - 1.0 mi
                  School Street, Santa Cruz
                • UCSC Arboretum - 1.8 mi
                  1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
                • Seymour Marine Discovery Center - 2.1 mi
                  100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz
                • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 1.4 mi
                  5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
                • Natural Bridges State Park - 1.9 mi
                  2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz

                Near the hotel

                • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 600 ft
                  Beach Street, Santa Cruz
                • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 1600 ft
                  Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
                • Cave Train - 4200 ft
                  Santa Cruz, CA
                • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - 4700 ft
                  1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
                • Santa Cruz Wharf - 1300 ft
                  Beach Street, Santa Cruz
                • Museum of Art & History - 4200 ft
                  705 Front St., Santa Cruz
                • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 4400 ft
                  West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz

                Restaurants nearby

                • Ideal Bar & Grill - 500 ft

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

                  55% likes this, based on 184 reviews
                  Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

                • Aquarius - Dream Inn - 600 ft

                  Address: 175 West Cliff Drive
                  Phone: 8314605012

                  65% likes this, based on 105 reviews
                  Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

                • Casablanca Bistro - 900 ft

                  Address: 101 Main St
                  Phone: 8314269063

                  64% likes this, based on 51 reviews
                  Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Continental
                  Price Range: USD 18 - USD 41

                • Las Palmas Taco Bar - 400 ft

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

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

                • The Picnic Basket - 800 ft

                  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 Inn Santa Cruz Reviews

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

                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 Inn Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

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

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Santa Cruz
                  3300 ft
                Airports
                • Bus stop
                  400 ft
                Restaurants
                • Ideal Bar & Grill
                  500 ft
                • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
                  400 ft
                Beaches
                • Santa Cruz Main Beach
                  1600 ft
                • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
                  1.4 mi
                Hotel information
                • Check-in:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2009
                • Number of rooms:
                  27