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 public areas

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz is a 2-star venue positioned about 42 km from Fisherman's Wharf. Founded in 1993, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2009.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property.

Monterey Peninsula airport can be reached in 50 minutes by car from Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz.

Rooms

Guests are offered 27 beautiful hotel rooms equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi, a private safe, TV, a trouser press and a DVD player. The guestrooms look out on the sea. They also have a microwave, coffee/tea makers and a fridge available for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Ideal Bar & Grill and Aquarius - Dream Inn are about 150 meters from the property.

Services

The hotel offers computer equipment, a business center and a photocopier.

Relax

A wellness center and a hot tub are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   27.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning

Dining facilities

  • Free American breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • 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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

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
    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

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz photos Room
Queen Room Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room has air conditioning.

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz photos Room
Deluxe Queen Room Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room features air conditioning.

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz photos Room
Double Room Two Double Beds Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This quadruple room has air conditioning.

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room features air conditioning.

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz photos Room
Superior Double Studio Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This studio features air conditioning.

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz photos Exterior Hotel information
Queen Room Two Queen Beds Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This quadruple room features air conditioning.

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior King Room Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room features air conditioning.

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz photos Room
Deluxe Queen Room Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This quadruple room features air conditioning.

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz photos Exterior Hotel information
King Room Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This double room features air conditioning.

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz photos Room
Deluxe Double Studio Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This studio features air conditioning.

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz photos Room
Deluxe Queen Studio Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This studio has air conditioning.

Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz Location

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Places of interest

Sport related

Shopping areas

Amusement

Museums

  • First Night Santa Cruz3700 ft
  • McPherson Center4000 ft
  • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt4000 ft
  • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center4000 ft
  • Museum of Art and History4000 ft
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum4300 ft
  • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz4300 ft
  • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History4600 ft

Parks

  • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation4000 ft
  • Lighthouse State Beach Park4300 ft
  • Parks and Recreation Dept5000 ft

Halls

Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz3300 ft

Golf courses and Country clubs

Marina

  • Cowell's Beach1700 ft

Oceanfront Areas

Local attractions

  • Mission State Park1.0 mi
    School Street, Santa Cruz
  • UCSC Arboretum1.8 mi
    1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center2.1 mi
    100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach1.4 mi
    5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
  • Natural Bridges State Park1.9 mi
    2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz

Near the hotel

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk600 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach1600 ft
    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
  • Cave Train4200 ft
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History4700 ft
    1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Wharf1300 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Museum of Art & History4200 ft
    705 Front St., Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum4400 ft
    West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz

Restaurants nearby

  • Ideal Bar & Grill500 ft

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

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

  • Aquarius - Dream Inn600 ft

    Address: 175 West Cliff Drive
    Phone: 8314605012

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

  • Casablanca Bistro900 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 Bar400 ft

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

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

  • The Picnic Basket800 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

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
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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