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Santa Cruz Inn Riverside

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

it is in a good spot . this place is nothing spectacular but good for the price . parking absolutely sucks though . but we found a spot around the corner .

Great downtown Riverside location. No amenities, but the rooms are clean and it's good value for what you get. Very close to Convention Center and lots of restaurants.

Well when I checked in they tried to charge me again after I already prepaid . There was only 10 to 12 parking spaces luckily we got there early enough to get the last one. When we finally got to the room, one of the beds had some nasty looking stains on the comforter. There wasn't really a closet. The sink was too far from the bathroom. The room was clean, no roaches or bed bugs, so I guess that's a plus. We got a non-smoking room so we would go out to the street to smoke and the Hotel attendant would stand there and watch us. It was creepy.

I can see why this is a 2-star motel. No shampoo, no coffee, vending machines empty, tv worked sporadically! On the flip side, there was a nice patio area where their longer term tenants gathered - nice plants, comfortable benches, etc.

Santa Cruz Inn is a quaint little hotel in Riverside. Couldn't beat the price, good AC, clean room and bathroom, slept like a baby.

Staff was rude. Went here for a wedding in Riverside. My friend and I purchased a 2 queen bed room for the night . Two friends did not want to risk having a problem driving home after the wedding so they decided to stay the night in a 2 queen bed room! They demanded 30 extra dollars at midnight for these two people in a threatening manner saying they could not stay unless they paid cash right then and there. Not to mention,there were ants everywhere and the toilet leaked and flooded the bathroom. Good location but spend an extra ten bucks to not sleep with rude owners.

This was my first time getting a hotel on my own without any body with me or paying I came to visit my family in riverside.I loved the hotel they were very nice people no complaints the room I was very nice not what I was expected to be.they had a very nice size flat screen tv and unlike some other hotels that cost an arm and a leg lol. Santa Cruz inn is very affordable u get more than what u pay.I was very happy with my stay.

We stayed there for a wedding at the Mission Inn so we wanted something nearby but less expensive. This motel is nothing special and pretty old and used up. Other then fresh paint and semi-new frig and tv, it's an extremely budget motel and you get what you pay for. When we first arrived, the manager seemed dazed and confused and even asked if we had already paid repeatedly. Nothing against the hotel, but a little unprofessional. Once in the room, it smelled like old carpet and it felt dirty. The a/c is a wall unit that would turn off and on and was very loud. The bed felt small for a queen and uncomfortable. Lastly, we wanted to sleep in but couldn't because of the lack of insulation, we heard conversations going on outside that would eventually wake us up (not that we slept that well anyways). Like I said, you get what you pay for. If you want something better and are willing to pay more for, then go to the Marriott across the street.

We came to Riverside, for a long week end, to see my daughter graduate. It was wonderful, as i saw her every day, though most of time was hanging around at the hotel. WiFi, TV, etc., with a short walk you could be away from busy streets to single family residence's which were gorgious. The time in the hotel/motel was very relaxing in the beautifully maitained historic grounds.

3425 Market St Riverside CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Santa Cruz Inn Riverside places you next to Riverside Convention Center and within a 5-minute walk of Fox Performing Arts Center. This 25-room hotel has in-room conveniences like balconies, refrigerators, and microwaves. It's in the historical district and also close to California Museum of Photography and University of California-Riverside.


All 25 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and cable TV. Hair dryers, phones, and ironing boards are other standard amenities. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Santa Cruz Inn Riverside features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. If you plan to drive, free parking is available.

Room options

Two double beds non smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4