Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

TV

Television in lobby

Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

The 2-star Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz is situated a mere 1.6 km away from University of California at Santa Cruz, Cowell's Beach and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. This budget hotel was opened in 1990 and renovated in 2010.

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz lies near the local beach. The city center is 1 km away from the hotel.

Quick access to bars and restaurants is provided.

Laurel & Chestnut bus stop is located nearby. The hotel is around 45 km from Monterey Peninsula airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz come with TV, a personal safe, climate control, complimentary wireless internet and a mini-fridge. They feature en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy Mexican meals at Las Palmas Taco Bar, which is 200 meters from the property.

Services

Comforts like a vending machine and a car park are provided on site.

Relax

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz offers a picnic area, a sun terrace and an outdoor swimming pool to ensure guests' comfortable stay.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at USD 10 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   50.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Children are welcome
  • Vending machines
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • Bicycle rental

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower

Media

  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    800 m
Airports
  • Monterey Peninsula (MRY)
    44.8 km
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
    45.0 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    180 m
  • Ideal Bar & Grill
    340 m
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    510 m
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    2.3 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    50

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center700 m
  • Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse1.5 km
  • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse1.5 km

Places of interest

  • Sky Glider600 m
  • Cowell's Beach700 m

Sport related

  • Veterans Memorial Building1.1 km

Shopping areas

  • Pacific Garden Shopping900 m
  • Pacific Avenue900 m

Amusement

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk400 m
  • Surf Bowl Cafe400 m
  • Cocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf400 m
  • Boardwalk Photos400 m

Museums

  • First Night Santa Cruz800 m
  • Museum of Art and History900 m
  • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center900 m
  • McPherson Center900 m
  • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt1.0 km
  • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz1.1 km
  • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History1.4 km

Parks

  • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation900 m
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Park1.3 km
  • Parks and Recreation Dept1.3 km

Halls

  • Louden Nelson Community Ctr400 m
  • Calvary Parish Hall700 m
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium900 m
  • Holy Cross Parish Hall1.4 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz800 m

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk500 m

Marina

  • Cowell's Beach700 m

Oceanfront Areas

  • Santa Cruz200 m

Local attractions

  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum1.6 km
    West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
  • UCSC Arboretum2.7 km
    1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center3.5 km
    100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach2.3 km
    5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
  • Natural Bridges State Park3.2 km
    2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz

Near the hotel

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk350 m
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach510 m
    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
  • Cave Train1.1 km
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History1.4 km
    1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Wharf420 m
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Museum of Art & History1.0 km
    705 Front St., Santa Cruz
  • Mission State Park1.4 km
    School Street, Santa Cruz

Restaurants nearby

  • Las Palmas Taco Bar180 m

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

    60% likes this, based on 51 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Yan Flower290 m

    Address: 617 Pacific Ave
    Phone: 831-423-2574

  • Aquarius - Dream Inn400 m

    Address: 175 West Cliff Drive
    Phone: 8314605012

    62% likes this, based on 117 reviews
    Price Range: GBP 23 - GBP 23

  • Ideal Bar & Grill340 m

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

    59% likes this, based on 169 reviews
    Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 14

  • The Picnic Basket370 m

    Address: 125 Beach St
    Phone: 831.427.9946

    71% likes this, based on 87 reviews
    Cuisine: American

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    50
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Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 164 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    The proximity to the boardwalk and downtown shopping area was great. All you have to do is walk.

  • Couple
    8.8

    Really comfortable and clean. It was surprisingly quiet and peaceful. Really convenient location and an absolute relief and luxury at only a touch more in price after our previous nights nightmare stay at the Motel Santa Cruz!

    The night we booked in we enquired whether there would be a problem if we decided to extend our stay in the room and were told no but when we tried to do this we were told we would have to change room at a higher price as they had just got loads of bookings in. I guess this was just our bad luck than the hotels fault but it was disappointing for us as we would have stayed longer but decided to move on.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    The closeness to the beach was what made me want to stay. It seemed nice and the staff was friendly. The hotel had a good review and it worked on a budget.

    I didn't like that my room could not get the extra bed I asked for due to overbooking. If you have other people registering there should be more then just 5 or 6 extra beds.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    The staff was great. Very family and pet friendly. My kids loved the pool.

    Parking was a small issue and it is located on a very busy street. I would go back there again though. I booked two rooms with queen beds and ended up with one room queen beds and one room with one king so it was a little crowded.

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    Old, uncomfortable motel. They offer you the ugliest, darkest rooms in the back, facing a dirty wall and charge hotel prices. Motel parking is limited and they send you to park two blocks away at someone's car body shop (no kidding). There is not even a soap in the bathroom. A dump.

  • Single
    5.0

    Location at walking distance from beach, board walk, wharf and down town.

    The breakfast and the breakfast facilities. The feeling that customers are a consequence of the hotel.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    The room was very clean and friendley workers

  • Single
    9.2

    Very clean with great decor.

    WiFi came in and out. Sometimes there was no signal - other times a good signal... Hard to work when the net goes down. Their breakfast pastries were horrid.

  • Couple
    8.2

    The recomendation we got for dinner! If you stay in Santa Cruz, you have to eat at Lillians on Soquel! Best italian in town!

  • Family with children
    6.2

    Very convenient to beach and shopping. Bed was comfortable.

    Needs an update...bedspreads, chairs, curtains were very "tired".

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    We had a problem with a light and were helped right away.

    We were, by choice, in an older part of the hotel and it was not as nice as the other rooms. However, it was larger.

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    recently renovated rooms

    office didn't open until 8:00 AM Continental breakfast not ready

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    Location was great. Staff on check in said they didn't have information about our dog being with us. I had a copy of our reservation with my notes saying that we were bringing our dog and that they should contact me with additional fees. He waived the fee and put us in a room appropriate for pets.

    Very noisy, uncomfortable bed, dirty floors, mold around tub surround, poor continental breakfast.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    The front desk agent waited until we arrived at midnight (despite finishing work at 11pm) and handed us our key, and was quite pleasant. He even spoke French (our native language)!

    For the price, we couldn't expect the hotel to be luxurious or spotless. The bathrooms could use a little updating...

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Staff was friendly. He was surprised when I told him what town I was from. (He said he lived there when he was young). Location was good. Didn't spend much time there but what time we did it was pleasant.

How to reach hotel

hotel Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    800 m
Airports
  • Monterey Peninsula (MRY)
    44.8 km
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
    45.0 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    180 m
  • Ideal Bar & Grill
    340 m
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    510 m
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    2.3 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    50