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

  • Courtyard 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

Kitchen facilities

  • 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

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 10 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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

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Deluxe Business Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed
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    Guest Room
    Bed type: Double beds or 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed
    Size: 295 sq. feet
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      First-Floor Double Room
      Bed type: Queen-size bed or King-size bed
      Size: 205 sq. feet
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        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
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          Superior Studio
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            Deluxe Double Room
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              Bed type: Double bed
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                Business Double Room
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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

                  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

                  Howard Johnson Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Location

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                  What's nearby

                  Popular areas

                  • City Center - 3000 ft
                  • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse - 4000 ft

                  Places of interest

                  Convention centers

                  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 Art and History - 4000 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

                  Business areas

                  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 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
                    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