$69 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 27, 2014 Check-out: Dec 28, 2014

Santa Cruz Inn Riverside

2 stars
3425 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.8
out of 5
8 reviews
Great Location, Right Price

Santa Cruz Inn is a quaint little hotel in Riverside. Couldn't beat the price, good AC, clean room... See full review

  • GoGoHH
  • Aug 4, 2014
My first experience on my own

This was my first time getting a hotel on my own without any body with me or paying I came to visit... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jan 31, 2011
Located less then one mile from the historic Mission Inn, and the Raincross Square Convention Center. The historic Santa Cruz Inn Riverside, a Magnuson Hotels affiliate is located in downtown Riverside; University of California Riverside is just a short drive from our property. We are also located 20 minutes from Ontario Airport. Guests will enjoy complimentary high speed wireless internet access, complimetary morning coffee and tea, microwave, mini fridge, alarm clock radio, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, free parking, color cable TV, and air conditioning.

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Santa Cruz Inn Riverside Rooms

1 Queen Bed Nonsmoking
Well equipped rooms feature complimentary high speed wireless internet access, complimetary morning coffee and tea, microwave, mini fridge, alarm clock radio, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, free parking, color cable TV, and air conditioning. Smoking rooms may be available upon special request at the hotel. Requests are not guaranteed and will be granted based on availability at check-in.
2 Queen Beds Nonsmoking
Well equipped rooms feature complimentary high speed wireless internet access, complimetary morning coffee and tea, microwave, mini fridge, alarm clock radio, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, free parking, color cable TV, and air conditioning. Smoking rooms may be available upon special request at the hotel. Requests are not guaranteed and will be granted based on availability at check-in.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
Services
Laundry service
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Santa Cruz Inn Riverside

Overall score

2.8 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
2.5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3.3
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
3.3
Value:
3.3

38% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Anaheim, Ca
Nov 10, 2014

not going back again

Well when I checked in they tried to charge me again after I already prepaid . There was only 10 to 12 parking spaces luckily we got there early enough to get the last one. When we finally got to the room, one of the beds had some nasty looking stains on the comforter. There wasn't really a closet. The sink was too far from the bathroom. The room was clean, no roaches or bed bugs, so I guess that's a plus. We got a non-smoking room so we would go out to the street to smoke and the Hotel attendant would stand there and watch us. It was creepy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Janet Traveler
Business
St. George, UT
Sep 12, 2014

Business - one night stay

I can see why this is a 2-star motel. No shampoo, no coffee, vending machines empty, tv worked sporadically! On the flip side, there was a nice patio area where their longer term tenants gathered - nice plants, comfortable benches, etc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Ladies... never hang your purse over the back of your chair in a restaurant or bar. It's an open invitation for someone to come along and snag it without even knowing.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
GoGoHH
Business
Portland, OR
Aug 4, 2014

Great Location, Right Price

Santa Cruz Inn is a quaint little hotel in Riverside. Couldn't beat the price, good AC, clean room and bathroom, slept like a baby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Bobby Nigg
Business
chino, ca
Aug 27, 2013

Meanies

Staff was rude. Went here for a wedding in Riverside. My friend and I purchased a 2 queen bed room for the night . Two friends did not want to risk having a problem driving home after the wedding so they decided to stay the night in a 2 queen bed room! They demanded 30 extra dollars at midnight for these two people in a threatening manner saying they could not stay unless they paid cash right then and there. Not to mention,there were ants everywhere and the toilet leaked and flooded the bathroom. Good location but spend an extra ten bucks to not sleep with rude owners.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
John Elway 7
Business
Tucson, AZ
Apr 23, 2013

Not Told About Rice Paper Walls & Lousy Neighbors

I figured that if I got a motel room in Downtown Riverside, what could go wrong? My room was at the top of the stairs, furthest West, right next to busy Market Street. I heard every car, bus, & Harley that drove by. It was like I was out on the city bus bench. I am not sure, but I think the walls are made out of rice paper or nylon tent material. The windows are single pane. They leave a balcony door open right next to my room. When I went to close it, I found it chained open. It gets better. The neighbors played LOUD music then started a house fire. I had to endure smoke, sirens, fire trucks, & police helicopters with spot lights. If you like excitement in your life instead of sleep, then the Santa Cruz Inn is for U.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The Jarupa Regional Park is way nice & cool.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oxnrad ca
Jan 31, 2011

My first experience on my own

This was my first time getting a hotel on my own without any body with me or paying I came to visit my family in riverside.I loved the hotel they were very nice people no complaints the room I was very nice not what I was expected to be.they had a very nice size flat screen tv and unlike some other hotels that cost an arm and a leg lol. Santa Cruz inn is very affordable u get more than what u pay.I was very happy with my stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Leaving my Mark
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 10, 2009

You get what you pay for

We stayed there for a wedding at the Mission Inn so we wanted something nearby but less expensive. This motel is nothing special and pretty old and used up. Other then fresh paint and semi-new frig and tv, it's an extremely budget motel and you get what you pay for. When we first arrived, the manager seemed dazed and confused and even asked if we had already paid repeatedly. Nothing against the hotel, but a little unprofessional. Once in the room, it smelled like old carpet and it felt dirty. The a/c is a wall unit that would turn off and on and was very loud. The bed felt small for a queen and uncomfortable. Lastly, we wanted to sleep in but couldn't because of the lack of insulation, we heard conversations going on outside that would eventually wake us up (not that we slept that well anyways). Like I said, you get what you pay for. If you want something better and are willing to pay more for, then go to the Marriott across the street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

I don't why somebody would go to Riverside in the first place, but check out the Mission Inn, very elegant historical landmark and authentic old hotel. The bar is classy and the food is good.

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Review of Santa Cruz Inn Riverside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Antonio, TX
Jun 9, 2009

Great Place

We came to Riverside, for a long week end, to see my daughter graduate. It was wonderful, as i saw her every day, though most of time was hanging around at the hotel. WiFi, TV, etc., with a short walk you could be away from busy streets to single family residence's which were gorgious. The time in the hotel/motel was very relaxing in the beautifully maitained historic grounds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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