$44 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 7, 2015

Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

2 stars
510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
92 reviews
surprising up grade

We got in late got an up grade. They have remolded the bathrooms, pet friendly with no smell, and 2... See full review

  • KKGrammy
  • Jul 25, 2013
Great getaway

Santa Cruz is always awesome. This hotel was in short walking distance to the boardwalk and had a... See full review

  • Cristina A.
  • Dec 23, 2014
Economical beach motel style between downtown and the pier

Knights Inn is a mid-city budget hotel in Santa Cruz, ideally located near the beach and within 1.5-miles of the downtown and historical business area. This hotel meets the needs of overnight guests who want to stay on budget but don't want to compromise a good location. Walk two blocks to the beach and famous Boardwalk or reach the downtown in minutes. Pets are permitted for a fee. UC Santa Cruz and the California Redwoods are nearby destinations. 

Highlights

  • 100 percent non-smoking property
  • Outdoor swimming pool (open in summer only)
  • Complimentary juice, coffee and pastry breakfast in the obby
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access in all rooms
  • Pets ok (fees apply)

Rooms

Clean, non-smoking rooms at Knights Inn Santa Cruz are equipped with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV channels, refrigerators and microwaves. Options for different room configurations include rollaway beds, cribs, two and three bedroom suite units. All rooms at Knights Inn Santa Cruz are air-conditioned. Pets are welcome for a small fee. 

Features

Coffee, juice and pastries are set out every morning in the lobby free of charge. For other meals, the most popular restaurants in Santa Cruz are easy to find within walking distance. Research them ahead of time on the guest computer located in the lobby. Additional features on this property include a Laundromat for guest use and a sunny outdoor pool open during summer months. Knights Inn Santa Cruz offers a 24-hour front desk for travelers arriving at all hours.

Transportation

  • Santa Cruz Metro Center/Greyhound bus station (0.5 mi/750 m)
  • San Jose International Airport (34.3 mi/55.2 km)

Attractions

  • Pier and Beach Boardwalk (2 blocks)
  • Downtown/Pacific Street (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) (4.6 mi/7.4 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (44.1 mi/70.9 km)

Policies and fees

  • Must be over 21 to make a reservation.
  • This hotel is pet-friendly (fees apply).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Amenities

  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Microwave
Cribs available
Ironing board

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 (92)

Ratings and reviews for Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
92 out of 92
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.7

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Roger O.
Business
N/A
Dec 23, 2014

Great location for the price

A very comfortable room with a great location. Would stay again

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cristina A.
Business
N/A
Dec 23, 2014

Great getaway

Santa Cruz is always awesome. This hotel was in short walking distance to the boardwalk and had a nice pool. Would def stay again!

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

Business

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Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
john hammer
Business
capitola,ca.`
Dec 1, 2014

Ok for one night or two

Ok quiet easy to access services. No coffee on site till 8 am no good

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

Business

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Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Eco Kelly
Business
Davis ca
Nov 30, 2014

We always enjoy our stay here

Comfortable room. Very nice staff. We stay here everytime we are in Santa Cruz. Good value.

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

Business

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Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ovi456
Business
Hoffman estates
Nov 29, 2014

Good

For the price it was good and I would recommend the hotel

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

Business

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Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
flyingcamel
Business
berkeley, California
Nov 29, 2014

Great location and value for money

Very clean, quite rooms. We were surprised to discover our two twin bed room is actually a two queen bed room. The second bed was filling a second tiny room. room came with a microwave and fridge which was excellent. Great value for money.

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

Business

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Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Backpack Tony
Business
Clovis, Ca
Jul 12, 2014

One bad apple

So the maid did not clean the room for our second night and the hotel clerk rudely stated, "there's nothing I can do about it". Knowing the owner I relayed this to him and he promptly apologized and had a word with the clerk. Other than that a great value and location.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The beach boardwalk

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Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Melinda M.
Business
Clovis, CA
Jun 23, 2014

Very close to Santa Cruz Broakwalk

The hotel is very out dated, the room had such a cat urine smell that was overwhelming. The hotel did come in and spray, however we had to purchase a room deodorizer to help it along. We tried to check out at 7:00 AM and no one would answer the door or phone. The convenience to the Boardwalk was the best part.

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

Business

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Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
jx2012
Business
LA
Jun 1, 2014

get what you pay for

Lots of room and great location at a low price. Only bad thing is the rooms seem to be very old.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Everything around closes early. Except the boardwalk attractions

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Review of Knights Inn Santa Cruz Beach/ Boardwalk

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Montano247
Business
Stockton, CA
May 14, 2014

Decent hotel for the price you pay

Hotel was with in walking distance to the beach. Very little parking.

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

Business

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