$76 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 9, 2014 Check-out: Dec 10, 2014

BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

3 stars
740 Freedom Boulevard, Watsonville, CA 95076-3811
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
29 reviews
Great value hotel

I attended a gardening workshop in Santa Cruz and needed a cost-friendly hotel. The ones in Santa... See full review

  • Sally the Garden Teacher
  • Jul 27, 2014
Well run hotel

Everything was just right. Not too pricy, clean, attentive staff, fast easy wifi, nice breakfast... See full review

  • ronzorini
  • Jun 15, 2014
Stay just three miles from the beach area, where the best of California beach bumming is minutes away from our Watsonville hotel. When you stay halfway between Santa Cruz and Monterey, you get the best of both worlds. Enjoy everything these two cities have to offer, but away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Guests can slip away to the Santa Cruz boardwalk and the Monterey Aquarium, or simply stick to the beach where the golden sands and great outdoor recreation are on hand. Our property is also close to the Elkhorn Slough, and we're the only pet friendly hotel in Watsonville, CA. A favorite for outdoor lovers, we cater to road trippers, vacationing families and business travelers who want to make the most of their trip. Our location to Santa Cruz and Monterey is a big draw, but don't forget about some more relaxing getaways nearby like the Strawberry Fields. Whether you're here for the Warf to Wharf Race or you have a meeting with Granite Rock, staying at the right Watsonville hotel can make a big difference. If you're here for the Artichoke & Garlic Festival, you're in for a real treat. The Martinelli's Sparkling Cider Factory is in the neighborhood and, whether you're here for business with the factory or for a tour, it's a must stop for all guests. Employees of Union Pacific prefer to stay with us, but folks from around the country flock to the region for the many summer events. The Gilroy Gardens or the Monterey Bay Birding Festival, close to the Elkhorn Slough, is a favorite. You'll enjoy spacious rooms, the friendliest service in town and great beach access with us. Luxurious bedding and peace and quiet ensure that your stay is the best it can be. Need suggestions on things to do or places to dine? Just ask one of our helpful staff members. Our top priority is your comfort, and we'll always go the extra mile for our guests. Reserve your upcoming stay at BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn today.

Hotel Map

36.9158 -121.761
Area served
Castroville, Marina, Corralitos, Aptos, Half Moon Bay, Soquel, San Jose, La Selva Beach, Monterey, Felton, Oakland, Freedom, Moss Landing, Ben Lomond, Santa Cruz, Boulder Creek, Scotts Valley, Gilroy, Carmel, Salinas, Big Sur, Capitola, Davenport
Nearby airports
(SJC), 48.00, MI, NE;
Area description
Downtown

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BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn Rooms

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2 QUEEN BEDS
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1 KING BED
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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Exercise gym
Jacuzzi
Dining
Continental breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Shops/Commercial services
Meeting/Banquet facilities
FAX
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Over sized rooms
Cribs available
Fire place
Sofa bed
Ironing board

Dining

Applebees
1.50 mile(s) from Applebees, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Applebee's is the largest casual dining chain in the world. Extensive menu and full service bar.
Jalisco's
0.20 mile(s) from Jalisco's, full service, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, Welcome to Jalisco's, Watsonville's most beautiful restaurant. Feast on unique Seafood and Mexican dishes in an historic 1930's building and Sample over 25 Tequilas! Friday is
Round Table Pizza
1.20 mile(s) from Round Table Pizza, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, Pizza, salad bar, sandwiches
Eric's Deli
1.40 mile(s) from Eric's Deli, deli, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Locally owned with several bay area locations Eric's Deli is the sandwich shop of choice. Made with quality fresh ingredients everything on the menu is consistantly delicious.
California Grill
1.90 mile(s) from California Grill, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, An easy going casual dining experience with a mix of American and Italian foods. Good food at a good price.
McDonald's®
0.80 mile(s) from McDonald's®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Home of the flame broiled Whopper
Norma's
Across the street from Norma's, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, The cuisine is American diner with a slight Mexican slant.
Super Taqueria
Across the street from Super Taqueria, fast food, Mexican, open for: lunch, dinner, Super Taqueria is a great place to grab authentic-style FAST mexican food
Green Valley Grill
2.10 mile(s) from Green Valley Grill, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Finer dining in the area. Full service bar and dance floor. Another locals favorite especially for special events. Nice selection of steak, seafood, pasta, salads.
Wooden Nickel
1.50 mile(s) from Wooden Nickel, pub, American, open for: breakfast, lunch,

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (29)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
3.9
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
West Coast Dockside
Business
Portland, Oregon
Oct 15, 2014

Great if you need Watsonville's central location

The bed was very comfortable and the rest of the room was clean but ordinary. The shower was very small so that the shower curtain stuck to you while you were in there. The decor was pretty nice and the rose theme worked.

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

The Wooden Nickel down Freedom street was a pleasant surprise. Definitely give it a go!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jack the Runner
Business
San Pedro California
Aug 23, 2014

Business Trip

I was in town on business for one night, and the location of the Hotel to my business was perfect, the staff was very friendly, the continental breakfast was o.k. The T.V. lacked channels, the room was clean and the bed was comfortable. However, the curtains were pulled back in such a way that I did not see them until the morning.

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

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Pizza delivered from Round Table very very expensive.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Four legged road warrior
Business
Doggy rep
Aug 19, 2014

Monterey alternative

Nice little motel with everything you need. Rooms are spacious and represent the feel of the area. However even w the windows shut it is loud. They do have a strict 10 pm quiet time but there were still stragglers that came in late. It was a good deal and right on my way to Santa Cruz

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great Mexican food right next door

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Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bao F
Business
Mountain View, CA
Aug 9, 2014

Good hotel

This hotel is great! The location doesn't seem to be safe. But the hotel itself is good.

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 BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chza
Business
Fairfield, California
Jul 30, 2014

Good place to stay

Service and breakfast were good. Workers were friendly and the hotel was nice. The pool was also nice and wasn't crowded when we went down to swim. It was worth the price, and way cheaper than staying in Santa Cruz.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sally the Garden Teacher
Business
Culver City, CA
Jul 27, 2014

Great value hotel

I attended a gardening workshop in Santa Cruz and needed a cost-friendly hotel. The ones in Santa Cruz were too expensive and this hotel was very close and far more affordable. Fantastic room - great decor and amenities. Wonderful staff - I highly recommend this hotel.

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

5
5.01.0
ronzorini
Business
Gardena, California
Jun 15, 2014

Well run hotel

Everything was just right. Not too pricy, clean, attentive staff, fast easy wifi, nice breakfast selection. Upon arrival, my parents room was not booked handicapped accessible as requested, but they were able to change the room without hassle. Enjoyable experience overall.

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hunter Lady
Business
Spokane, Washington
Apr 26, 2014

Family gathering

We chose the Rose Garden Suites because it was convenient but we would return because of the hospitality. The room was cleaned promptly and thoroughly and everyone was very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was much better than the usual offerings. Our room was quiet and we took advantage of the pool and hot tub. All in all, it was an excellent experience.

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
goldcountryranches
Business
Grass Valley
Dec 16, 2013

BEST WESTERN PLUS Rose Garden Inn

Great place to stay in Watsonville! High speed internet, nice accommodations, reasonably priced and conveniently located close to town and easy access to Highway. Very nice staff.

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

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DeeBril
Business
Fairfield, CA
Nov 11, 2013

Extra clean and comfy

We were delighted with our stay. The place was immaculate, and the breakfast had good choices: make your own waffles, Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches, bagels, muffins, toasts, yogurts, juices, coffee, fruit - a nice selection, more than the standard continental breakfast. The grounds were lovely, roses and other plants in full bloom, carefully cared for pool and spa and everything was so very clean. The kitchenette unit we had was handy, though it didn't have any pots/pans or dishes. I imagine you need to ask for those or bring your own. We were only there for one night, so didn't need it. Staff was helpful. I'd definitely stay again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We had dinner at a Mexican restaurant called Jalisco's - yummy Fajitas that included a huge platter with skirt steak, prawns, chicken, scallops - the works. It was very good. We had guacamole prepared at the table as well. Reasonable prices.

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