$99 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 26, 2015 Check-out: May 28, 2015

Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East

2 stars
View map of 338 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5524

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
26 reviews
Excellent place to stay

Went to Santa Cruz take my girlfriend on a little birthday trip. Started looking at places and they... See full review

  • TroyBoi
  • Jun 15, 2013
Nice little new years getaway.

It was a nice little new years getaway for a reasonable price. The room was clean, comfortable bed,... See full review

  • HappyCouple2010
  • Jan 4, 2010
High-style value motel with a pool and the beach just two blocks away

Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East gets high marks for easy beach side stays in Santa Cruz at a reasonable price. Motel amenities are upgraded to provide guests with a comfortable basic place to stay in this lively beach city. Wake up in the middle of the Santa Cruz action with the Big Dipper roller coaster on the boardwalk and legendary surf spots just a short, 2-block walk away. Drive to UC Santa Cruz in five minutes. 

Highlights

  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Complimentary coffee and breakfast
  • Free wireless Internet access
  • 100 percent non-smoking property
  • A AAA-approved, 2 Diamond property

Rooms
Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East rooms were upgraded in 2009 and feature fresh decor, contemporary linens and flat-screen TVs. All rooms have microwaves and refrigerators. Accommodations are on two stories facing a pool courtyard with either one king or two queen size beds. Standard amenities include satellite TV channels, HBO, coffee-makers, air conditioning and hairdryers. Some rooms also have Jacuzzi bathtubs. Free high-speed wireless Internet access is available in all guest rooms.
Features

Start the day with complimentary coffee, juice and cereal in the cheerful Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East lobby. An outdoor swimming pool is open and heated seasonally as well as a Jacuzzi hot tub. Guests can enjoy the convenience of parking for free on Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East grounds to set out on foot for an easy two-block walk to the beachfront and restaurants of free-spirited Santa Cruz. 

Transportation

  • Santa Cruz Metro Center/Greyhound bus station (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • San Jose International Airport (34.2 mi/55 km)

Attractions

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (2 blocks)
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
  • Downtown/Pacific Street (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) (3.6 mi/5.7 km)
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (9.0 mi/14.5 km)

Business

  • Faxing and copying services (fees apply)

Policies and fees

  • Pets are not permitted at this hotel.
  • Must be over 21 and have valid photo ID and credit card to check- in.

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

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Microwave
TV remote control
Cribs available
Ironing board

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 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.

Ratings and reviews for Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BusinessTraveler2016
Business
New Orleans, LA
Jul 3, 2014

Not as scary as it looks...

If you want to be close to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, this is a great hotel. It is well within walking distance. Beyond that, it's an average property with very tight parking and tiny "breakfast" area. Very nice manager and staff, and they were very attentive to our needs, but it's no more than an average property, at best.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The cheapest tourist stores are on the boardwalk and wharf, but the best shopping is in Capitola or Monterey.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TroyBoi
Business
South Lake Tahoe
Jun 15, 2013

Excellent place to stay

Went to Santa Cruz take my girlfriend on a little birthday trip. Started looking at places and they were all really over priced in my opinion. So I went with super 8 east which was a great choice. Getting there was really easy from the freeway. Upon arriving I noticed the location couldn't of got any better. It's right next to the boardwalk the staff was awesome didn't even have to drive really cause everything you need is right there. The rooms were very clean smelled good and beds were comfortable. Overall I think its worth the money for where your at and I will be staying there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Deanna B.
Business
Firestone, Colorado
Jun 8, 2013

Clean and affordable place to stay

The Super 8 was a very clean and affordable place to stay with my family. The continental breakfast included waffles, yogurt, toast, cereal, fruit and hot/cold beverages. The rooms were colorful and tastefully decorated and the cleaning staff did an excellent job. The Boardwalk and Wharf were within walking distance, and Downtown was but a short drive. The managers were very kind and friendly. I would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Cheeserap
Business
San Jose, CA
Jul 3, 2012

Last minute trip

We booked this hotel the night before our reservation for the weekend before the 4th of July. For that reason it makes sense that we paid $200 after taxes and fees for the night. However, it is within an easy walk from the boardwalk, parking was difficult but the friendly staff made a spot for me. The room was clean and the bed comfy. It's a super 8- it would be a $70 room elsewhere. I'd stay here again.

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

Business

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Review of Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles
Mar 8, 2012

Good location, excellent value

Hotel is typical older property but with larger rooms and updates to make it very comfortable and livable. Very clean, excellent helpful staff, good location two blocks from Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Room was spacious for this class of hotel. Free breakfast was basic but OK; no breakfast space but trays to take food back to room. Excellent value, clean, comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mike82
Business
Dallas, TX, USA
Oct 15, 2011

Great location - Very Clean - Helpful Staff

Overall this place was very good. The check-in process was quick and efficient. The staff is very friendly and helpful, and we found they will go out of their way to help guests. The room was very clean, and we were impressed with several things in the room. For example: an easy-clean remote/phone, a quality make-up remover, the usual amenities, etc. The decor/furniture in the room was also modern and appealing. Also, the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was good - cereal/toast/english muffins/pastries/fruit/OJ/AJ/Coffee. Basically, a continental breakfast. There are 2 Super 8's on this street, pretty much across from each other. Make sure you book the correct one (Super 8 East). It's on the left side of the street (the street is one-way). Location is great, a few minutes to the beach, a few minutes to downtown.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
So Cal
Apr 8, 2011

Very nice.

Very nice, very clean rooms. We were impressed. This is an older hotel, but has been kept up very well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Waterford , CA
Nov 10, 2010

Great Time

Location is perfect for the Boardwalk and the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Aldos or the Santa Cruz Diner offer excellent breakfasts.

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Review of Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DongoLoco
Business
Sonora, CA
Jul 26, 2010

A Winning Location

We were able to walk to dinner and breakfast, if you want to go to a quiet beach without a ton of people, I suggest you drive north on Highway 1 to Davenport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
chaffer
Business
sacramento california area
Jun 12, 2010

good experience

we stayed at this hotel based on its location and proximity to the santa cruz beach boardwalk and the beach. it is just a short walk from the hotel. the rooms are small, but clean and they appear as though they have been recently painted and updated with new bedding and curtains. although the room was close to the street, it wasn't overly noisy and our children (ages 2, 4 and 6) were able to sleep fine. we could hear the ppl in the room next door, but again, it didn't seem as though the walls were paper thin. the staff was friendly and helpful. the continental breakfast was good with a nice choice of food items and beverages. we did have to make a couple of trips back and forth between the lobby (where the food is set up) and our room as there isn't a dining room or tables set up. (the lobby is too small to accomodate diners) overall, for the price, this hotel was very good. if you want more amenities or larger rooms, you will pay for the luxury. we have stayed in more expensive hotel/motels and have not had as good an experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

the santa cruz beach boardwalk and the wharf are a very short walk from this hotel. very convenient.

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