$117 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 12, 2014 Check-out: Oct 13, 2014

Holiday Inn Express & Suites SANTA CRUZ

3 stars
1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
67 reviews
Trip to UC Santa Cruz

Front desk staff was very helpful. I appreciated directions to the school and other... See full review

  • Brad59
  • Aug 19, 2014
Great place for families in Santa Cruz

I came here with my husband and two small kids, and my parents met us and also got a hotel room. I... See full review

  • San Francisco Mom
  • May 11, 2014
Modern, reliable business and family amenities in Santa Cruz

Backed by a solid brand name, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz East offers travelers a clean and hassle-free stay with standard three-star accommodations, including a pool, fitness center and free, hot breakfast. Business professionals appreciate the 24-hour business center and free in-hotel Wi-Fi. For sun and sand, drive ten minutes to the Beach Boardwalk, pier and restaurants. Those exploring Northern California will also find this Holiday Inn convenient for hopping on and off Hwy 1 to surrounding destinations and UC Santa Cruz. 

Highlights

  • Modern rooms equipped with flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and free Wi-Fi (also available throughout the hotel)
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • 24-hour business center

Rooms

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz East is a mid-size three-story hotel with 100 rooms and 16 suites. Four rooms are ADA compliant. Clean white linens, modern fixtures and bathrooms with plenty of counter space are highlights. Plug in personal laptops and video game consoles to the 32-inch flat-screen HDTVs and connect to free in-hotel Wi-Fi. Rooms have iPod docks, refrigerators and microwaves. Suites have kitchenettes for preparing small meals. 

Features

Eggs and warm cinnamon rolls are welcome additions to the expected continental items and hot coffee at this Holiday Inn Express complimentary breakfast spread. For other meals walk to a 24-hour all-American Denny's restaurant across the street or drive ten minutes to downtown Santa Cruz eateries and nightlife. This hotel property offers on-site recreation including a small fitness center, sauna and a rectangle pool within a private courtyard. 

Transportation

  • Santa Cruz Metro Center/Greyhound bus station (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • San Jose International Airport (32.5 mi/52.3 km)

Attractions

  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • Downtown/Pacific Street (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and Beach Boardwalk (2 mi/3.3 km)
  • University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) (3.3 mi/5.3 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (42.6 mi/68.5 km)
  • San Francisco, CA (72.3 mi/116 km)

Business

  • 24-hour business center has two computer work stations and printer
  • Faxing and photocopying
  • In-room desks and ergonomic chairs
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access in all rooms
  • Meeting space for up to 25
  • Free daily newspapers 

Hotel Map

36.9843 -122.0225
Nearby airports
Oakland International Airport, (OAK), 64.00, MI; San Francisco International Airport, (SFO), 60.00, MI; San Jose International Airport, (SJC), 31.00, MI;
Area description
Suburban, suburban

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Outdoor pool
Children's activities
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Maid service
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
FAX
Overhead projector
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Cordless phone
Phone with speaker
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Temperature control
Ironing board
Bath tub

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 (67)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express & Suites SANTA CRUZ

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
67 out of 67
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.9

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Brad59
Novato, CA
Aug 19, 2014

Trip to UC Santa Cruz

Front desk staff was very helpful. I appreciated directions to the school and other recommendations. Perfect location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Katjoy Traveler
Livermore, CA
Aug 13, 2014

fun time in Santa Cruz

The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Parking was limited.

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

Good location not far from the Beach Boardwalk, but out of the hustle and bustle of beach side.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scarfee
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 4, 2014

Just a good Hotel to stay

It really doesn't look (and actually cost) as a 3 star Hotel, but it was worth it totally. The staff is great, breakfasts too, the room is larger than in any 4 star hotel I have ever stayed in, and it's really comfortable. Few cons of Holiday Inn is the cost, and most time in the season they're all sold out. But in comparison with the location and the comfort they give, it's not that important. I guess they deserve the fourth star.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

On Pacific Ave there are many caffeteries and Diners, including Starbucks.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CaliMom
Los Angeles, CA
Aug 3, 2014

Hidden Gem Near Downtown Santa Cruz!

This hotel really deserves 4 + stars overall! The room was huge, 2 queen beds and a couch, 2 tvs, fridge, coffee maker and microwave. Great hot breakfast included. Quiet, even with a hotel full of teens for a soccer event. And the beds and linens were very comfy. Quick walk to downtown and then 25 cent trolley to the pier. Don't miss Marianne's Ice Cream just down the street

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

The Buttery! Yummy treats, coffee and sandwiches

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DK from Maine
Maine
Jul 8, 2014

Nice stay for the family.

Clean, comfortable and close to the attraction we were going to, ie: Redwood Canopy Tour.

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

Try the Santa Cruz Diner. It's a quick walk from the hotel and the menu never ends. Also try the Redwood Canopy Tours where you see the redwoods from 6 zip lines and 2 rope bridges....Awesome!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
San Francisco Mom
San Francisco, CA
May 11, 2014

Great place for families in Santa Cruz

I came here with my husband and two small kids, and my parents met us and also got a hotel room. I would definitely go back here and plan to. The hotel is clean and modern and family friendly, with a great heated outdoor pool, nice included breakfast and free parking and wifi. It's located relatively close to some grocery stores. The staff was friendly. Only thing to note was that the crib they brought for my toddler looked like they picked it up at a garage sale. It was fine for one night, but it would have scared me for a younger baby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tumelor
Santa Cruz, Ca.
Apr 29, 2014

parking

The parking is a bit tricky. The ramp is narrow to the underground garage, you experience blind spots on entry and exit... and the sun obstructs your vision and all the parking spaces are designed for small vehicles... If you drive an SUV (I have a 2013 Explorer) it will be difficult to enter and exit your vehicle. The hotel is nice, but due to the poor planning of the parking, I'll stay elsewhere next time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nakatyl
Humboldt Co
Apr 25, 2014

A little pricey for what you got

The check-in was difficult as there was little parking. However there was free underground parking for guests that I didn't know about at check-in. The room was a bit shabbier than other HIE's that I have stayed in. Nothing major just kinda beat up. Small children were screaming very early in the AM, but that may have just been while we were there. The breakfast was great! It seemed that all the equipment in the tiny gym was out of order. The staff was wonderful and everything was clean. I would only stay there again because there are very few OK hotels/motels in Santa Cruz and although it was not particularly good for the price, it was OK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great ice cream a couple blocks away!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jenni a
santa barbara
Apr 1, 2014

Beautiful hotel with a friendly staff

My family and I are so happy we ended up at this hotel! The first thing I discovered was how friendly the staff was. I went in to check out the hotel after seeing the deal on this site. The gentleman at the desk happily answered my questions and even took me to check out the pool ( heated to 84°!). I wish I remembered his name because I was sold on the place after my encounter with him. The guy who checked us in was also very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the amenities offered such as the pool, sauna, and exercise facilities. The included breakfast had a variety of selections. I highly recommend this hotel, and would definitely stay here again if I am in the area!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jackie rod
Central valley
Mar 10, 2014

Relaxing weekend

The hotel is located right off the freeway about 2 miles from the boardwalk. It was a clean environment with great staff! We enjoyed our weekend in Santa Cruz.

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

Santa Cruz diner is within walking distance ad has great food!

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