$92 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 8, 2014 Check-out: Sep 10, 2014

BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

3 stars
740 Freedom Boulevard, Watsonville, CA 95076-3811
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
26 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
Carmel, Half Moon Bay, La Selva Beach, Moss Landing, Davenport, Soquel, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Ben Lomond, Corralitos, Castroville, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Oakland, Marina, Freedom, Big Sur, Aptos, San Francisco, Boulder Creek, Capitola
Nearby airports
(SJC), 48.00, MI, NE;
Area description
Downtown

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BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn Rooms

1 QUEEN BED
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2 QUEEN BEDS
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1 KING BED
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SUITE-1 KING 1 QUEEN
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1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,NSMK,KITETT,SHOWER ONLY,MICRFG,COFMKR,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,BATHTUB,NSMK,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
1 KING BED
1 KING BED,NSMK,OVRSZD,WHRPL,FIREPL,QNSBD,MICRFG,CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
2 QUEEN BEDS
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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

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.
Red Apple Cafe
0.30 mile(s) from Red Apple Cafe, cafe, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, The locals favorite spot for hot breakfast! Large portions and an extensive selection for breakfast and lunch make this a perfect stop for everyone.
McDonald's®
0.80 mile(s) from McDonald's®, fast food, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Home of the flame broiled Whopper
Golden China
1.10 mile(s) from Golden China, full service, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner, Mandarin Style chinese food. Good service as well as pricing. Ask for a private booth! They have created cubbies with table inside and beaded drapes to create a very private
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.
Cadillac Cafe
4.40 mile(s) from Cadillac Cafe, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, Fun little place decked out in 50's attire. Good food and reasonable prices.
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
Imura
1.30 mile(s) from Imura, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner, Local Sushi house. Custom sushi available upon request.
Bagel Cafe & Bakery
Bagel Cafe & Bakery, on premises, deli, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Bagels made fresh on site. Offers a wide variety of sandwiches and pastries. they also serve a variety of salads, breakfast burritos, soups and desserts. Barista also
Round Table Pizza
1.20 mile(s) from Round Table Pizza, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner, Pizza, salad bar, sandwiches

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 (26)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
3.9
Value:
4.2

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bao F
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
Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chza
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
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sally the Garden Teacher
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
Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ronzorini
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
Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hunter Lady
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
Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
goldcountryranches
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
Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DeeBril
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
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.

Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dear
Whittier, CA
Sep 14, 2013

We enjoyed!

It was a lovely hotel. The sink was special - flowers in the tiles. Good bed, made up very nice with wonderfully comfortable pillows - lots of them!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
10Zen
Sacramento, CA
Sep 4, 2013

Poor Corp Policy Ruined Trip

First of all, this property was beautifully maintained, despite being an older property. It is well located between Monterey and Santa Cruz, making trips to both locations, as well as surrounding recreational areas, relatively effortless. Unfortunately for me (or any other guest), Best Western has a policy of allowing employees to also stay at properties. On the surface, that is a really, really nice benefit to employees and I applaud that nobleness. In practice, when your employees party (loudly, drunkenly, until the wee hours), one seriously begins to question whether or not Best Western is the best, or most optimal, choice, whether it be for pleasure and most CERTAINLY for business. I know that in the future, I will seriously re-consider ever staying at any Best Western after this experience. I was kept up until nearly 1 am with just that 'type' of employee guest staying in the room next to mine #and I'm sure that had I not complained twice that the loud activity would have continued further#. At 11:30 am, when I could NOT get through to the front desk via phone #another big concern#, I walked down to speak personally with the front desk clerk. When I told the clerk of my issue, his response was that shouldn't be because the adjoining room had a Best Western employee staying there and that they should know better. He said he would notify the room's occupant to stop. I do not know what transpired after that other than to say the activity INCREASED. At 12:30 am, I called the front desk via my cell phone to inform the clerk #who now was another person due to shift change# of the problems. This individual did come over to the room to discuss directly with the room's occupant of their disruptive behavior. Finally, the activity stopped. Oh, let me re-iterate the activity: loud music, singing, children crying #yes, at 12:30 am#, loud voices talking, puking #yes, puking#, door opening and slamming #yes, SLAMMING# every 3-5 minutes #my gut feeling sensed drug dealing, or some other illicit activity, due to the countless times the door opened and closed with multiple people#. Not a restful stay, in the least. I have communicated my concerns directly with the property's manager and will follow-up with Best Western Corporate. This situation is not the fault of this property's Manager #the employee was from another property who's manager approved the employee's stay#. In the future, BW should emphatically stress that IF an employee is allowed to stay at a property, that it should be in a room that is no way within proximity of a paying guest, along with employment consequences if an employee guest exhibits such behavior. #Having been a former employee of a very large Hotel/Casino chain, I know that there are heavy restrictions upon employees staying on or even venturing into the Hotel section of the property most likely for the avoidance of this situation; in fact, employees would be FIRED on the spot for such behavior#. If not for the above experience, I would have rated this property higher. Value and comfort adversely impacted because the 2nd night stay was miserable due to poor corporate policy.

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

Sea Harvest Fish Market in Moss Landing was wonderful! Great food, service and stunning view of Moss Landing harbor. Watched a group of approx. 50 otters resting together in the harbor!

Review of BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KevinMM
Business
San Francisco, CA, USA
Apr 11, 2013

It's OK for a night or two

Everything was VERY clean especially the breakfast area. You really don't have much choice in Watsonville by the looks of other places, this may be the best place in town. Ask for a room upstairs, there are only two levels. I was on the ground floor and squeaking floor, and water sounds from upstairs were a little annoying. Staff was great!!

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

Business

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