$99 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 3, 2014 Check-out: Aug 6, 2014

Americas Best Value Inn

2 stars
505 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
53 reviews
Board Walk

Hotel's location was ideal for us. Walked to beach in 5 minutes. Room was small but was cozy enough... See full review

  • Nichy
  • May 4, 2014
Great Getaway

Great location boardwalk just a few blocks down, hotel room very clean no bed bugs! Hotel room a... See full review

  • Sidnee
  • Nov 5, 2012
Basic beach lifestyle near downtown Santa Cruz

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites is a centrally-located budget-friendly accommodation in the heart of Santa Cruz, California. Set across the street from the Santa Cruz Skate Park and three blocks to the Pacific Ocean beachfront, this downtown hotel is a prime spot for those who want to enjoy the active Santa Cruz lifestyle. Guests can also experience this surf city's lively culture with restaurants, nightlife and theaters less than a half-mile away. 

Highlights

  • Walk 3 blocks to beach, pier and famous Santa Cruise Beach Boardwalk
  • Complimentary continental breakfast and coffee
  • Free wireless high-speed Internet access

Rooms

Each basic room at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites is secured with electronic door locks and offers air conditioning. Microwaves and refrigerators are available upon request. Free wireless high-speed Internet access and cable TV with HBO and ESPN are included.

Features

Wake up to complimentary breakfast items and coffee. Enjoy a convenient location in the heart of Santa Cruz, near popular activities that include exploring the beachfront just three blocks away. Feel secure knowing a manager is on-site 24 hours a day at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites.

Transportation

  • Santa Cruz Metro Center/Greyhound bus station (0.4 mi/700 m)
  • San Jose International Airport (33.7 mi/52.4 km)

Attractions

  • Santa Cruz Skate Park (Across the street)
  • Pier and Beach Boardwalk (3 blocks)
  • Downtown/Pacific Street (0.5 mi/800 m)
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) (4.5 mi/7.3 km)
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (9.4 mi/15.1 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (44.1 mi/74 km)

Business

  • Free wireless Internet access in all rooms
  • Faxing and copying services

Americas Best Value Inn Rooms

1 Queen Bed Non-Smoking
Comfortable guest room with 1 Queen Bed. Non-Smoking.
2 Queen Beds Suite Non-Smoking
Spacious suite with 2 Queen Beds. Non-Smoking.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
24 hour security
Dining
Continental breakfast
Meal plan - continental
Services
Security
Wake-up service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Room
Television with cable
Radio
AM/FM alarm clock
Microwave
Temperature control
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

36.9692 -122.0197
Nearby airports
San Jose International Airport, (SJC), 33.00, MI, N; Monterey Peninsula Airport, (MRY), 43.00, MI, NW; San Francisco International Airport, (SFO), 60.00, MI, SE; Oakland International Airport, (OAK), 65.00, MI, SE;
Area description
Suburban

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

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Guest Reviews (53)

Ratings and reviews for Americas Best Value Inn

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
53 out of 53
Amenities:
2.3
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.2
Room comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.4

72% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Americas Best Value Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
SamSea
Sacramento, California
May 22, 2014

Meh

The bed was bug free... The shower was hot. Everything else was questionable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Twin Lakes

Review of Americas Best Value Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nichy
San Francisco, California
May 4, 2014

Board Walk

Hotel's location was ideal for us. Walked to beach in 5 minutes. Room was small but was cozy enough for two of us. Very clean & tidy. Nice bath room. sheets were clean & crisp. No problem parking our SUV. I am an early bird, so we had ample amount of breakfast and variety of food available to us. Cereals, Fruits, Bakery, Coffee & Juices. all were included in the price. Will be delighted to return to this place again. strongly recommend this venue. NKJ

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

We walked to the beach & the rides by parking our car at the Hotel.

Review of Americas Best Value Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Rachel Jane
Santa Cruz
Apr 5, 2014

Great value!

I've stayed in many cheap motels, both in Santa Cruz and elsewhere, and this one is perfectly adequate. For the low price, you get HBO, a microwave and fridge, continental breakfast (albeit, it's a carb- and sugar-heavy feast, but that's what I expect from most cheap continental breakfasts), and all those adorable toiletry items. The rooms are clean, comfortable (though, not luxurious) and private. Don't expect a five-star experience; you get what you pay for and, in this case, you pay for a good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Americas Best Value Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Alex11111
germany
Apr 4, 2013

Not worth the money we spent

The hotel was a little bit shabby and the people at the reception not very friendly. We had a problem with our booking and they did not do nothing to help us. Thats why we had to call You and then it was too late to cancel the double booking which was made erroneously - and certainly not by us. The room was shabby too, especially the bathroom. Not a nice stay and certainly not worth 88 bucks!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Americas Best Value Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
likes warmth
sacramento, ca
Nov 5, 2012

Decent place

The staff was friendly and helpful. The location is okay if you're interested in the boardwalk, which is kind of run down. It just sits on a street with a row of other motels. From the looks of it, none of the other motels are significantly better or worse, and this one came in at the lowest price. The rooms are small, but everything was pretty clean. I don't like that cleaner smell which the room had, but it wasn't terrible either.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Americas Best Value Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sidnee
Richmond, CA
Nov 5, 2012

Great Getaway

Great location boardwalk just a few blocks down, hotel room very clean no bed bugs! Hotel room a little out of date, nice and quiet area despite the fact that the surrounding area is a little "hood" Staff is very polite and professional. For the price totally a great deal, if you're expecting "ritz carlton" this is not the place but for a great deal on the price this is the place

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk great for the whole family! And romantic beach walks for couples

Review of Americas Best Value Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Maddie
California
Aug 14, 2011

Far below my expectations for the money!

Tiny room and you couldn't use the doorless closet unless you side shuffled next to the bed. There was no place to put a suitcase except on the table, no rack, no bathroom fan, bed lumpy and thin walls. Not worth the money!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Americas Best Value Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Maddie
California
Aug 14, 2011

Far below my expectations for the money!

Tiny room and you couldn't use the doorless closet unless you side shuffled next to the bed. There was no place to put a suitcase except on the table, no rack, no bathroom fan, bed lumpy and thin walls. Not worth the money!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Americas Best Value Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Salt lake city
Jul 25, 2011

Had better

place was ok, thought it was pricey for what it was, breakfast was ok.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Americas Best Value Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Salt lake city
Jul 25, 2011

Had better

place was ok, thought it was pricey for what it was, breakfast was ok.

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