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I was VERY pleased with this hotel. The man at the front desk was very nice and professional. He accommodated my needs as they would come up. The property is very well kept. It's very calm and quiet during the day and peaceful at night. Had no issues whatsoever. The rooms were very clean! I was really impressed. This was actually the first hotel I think I've ever stayed at where I didn't run into any cockroaches, bed bugs, ants, or any other kind of bug thought my entire stay! Everything was in proper working order & clean. In 1 of our rooms we got like a little apartment, it was so cute! A whole kitchen, with gas stove, fridge, microwave, cupboards, sink, lots of counter space... Even a lil island! It came with a kitchen table plus 2 recliner looking like chairs AND a desk & chair in the first half of the kitchen area, which could all be closed off with a door from the sleep area. It had a walk in closet & separate bathroom. The beds were kinda small for my taste but not uncomfortable at all. Being my husband is disabled I would've rather it had a tub/shower combo but the shower itself was pretty good in size for me.

Nice place in a great location with a short drive to most of the area.

We really enjoy staying here! We were able to check in early! Everything was wonderful! Can’t wait to come back!

Location was nice .place was well kept.staff was accommodating

The motel is clean with comfortable beds. Close to restaurants and stores.

My stay was excellent. We love the place. It is cozy, friendly. To be honest, I think it deserves another star.

10 minute drive to Boardwalk and downtown area. The motel is basic, clean and reasonably quiet. The swimming pool is a bit desolate. Just a blue hole in the parking lot with no chairs, tables or umbrellas for shade.

you get for what you pay for ...and it was exactly what I wanted for my dollar

When I travel, I prefer to spend my money on experiences, not expensive hotel rooms. I need a clean comfortable room with a safe and reasonable location. The Hitching Post fulfills those requirements for me. I will consider using them again the next time I journey to Santa Cruz and would recommend them for any travelers looking just a room, not a luxury resort.

Shower is extremely small, and shampoo packets looked as if they were from a store bought box of hair dye. There were a bunch of kids playing in the parking lot and were being really noisy early in the morning. Pillows were as flat as pancakes. Only stayed here bc it was a Holiday weekend and everything else was ridiculously priced.

For a 2 star motel it was perfect for a one night travel stay. Would recommend it.

You can't do too much better than this in the area for the price, so go ahead and book--just don't expect anything spectacular, and be prepared for a little night noise and not enough pillows.

I was charged an additional $20 CASH no receipt fee after being charged $100 deposit fee & paying the room. They refused to honor my reservation as it existed.

The motel was older but very clean and quite. I would recommend this unit to any traveler visiting Santa Cruz it was perfect for my family and I.

This was perfect for what i needed. The rooms were clean and quiet, very relaxing. I plan on using them again in the near furure.

The hitching post is just out of down town. It only takes a couple minutes to get to the boardwalk, wharf or downtown. I felt safe and the rooms have a dining room and full kitchen!

Two days for exploring santa cruz together with spouse and two kids, 3 yrs and 6 months.

Soquel Avenue Santa Cruz CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Ocean Street
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Business center

Located in Eastside Santa Cruz within a mile (2 km) of Ocean Street, Hitching Post Studios Inn is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Monterey Bay. This 31-room motel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers.


Rooms

Hitching Post Studios Inn's 31 soundproofed rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with cable channels. Free long-distance calls, free local calls, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Hitching Post Studios Inn features free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and express check-out. There's free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a vending machine, and a garden.

Room options

Standard Single Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Private Bathroom

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Basic Studio, 1 King Bed, Kitchen

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Hitching Post Studios Inn

Everyone (6) Couples (3) Family (4) Friends (3) Other (1)
5
Everyone

I was VERY pleased with this hotel. The man at the front desk was very nice and professional. He accommodated my needs as they would come up. The property is very well kept. It's very calm and quiet during the day and peaceful at night. Had no issues whatsoever. The rooms were very clean! I was really impressed. This was actually the first hotel I think I've ever stayed at where I didn't run into any cockroaches, bed bugs, ants, or any other kind of bug thought my entire stay! Everything was in proper working order & clean. In 1 of our rooms we got like a little apartment, it was so cute! A whole kitchen, with gas stove, fridge, microwave, cupboards, sink, lots of counter space... Even a lil island! It came with a kitchen table plus 2 recliner looking like chairs AND a desk & chair in the first half of the kitchen area, which could all be closed off with a door from the sleep area. It had a walk in closet & separate bathroom. The beds were kinda small for my taste but not uncomfortable at all. Being my husband is disabled I would've rather it had a tub/shower combo but the shower itself was pretty good in size for me.

By on May 5, 2021

Review comment responded on May 5, 2021

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your business ! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us, and we are pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel. We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back.

5
Family

Nice place in a great location with a short drive to most of the area.

By , from san leandro on Feb 17, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 18, 2020

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your business ! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us, and we are pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel.We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back..

5
Family with small children

We really enjoy staying here! We were able to check in early! Everything was wonderful! Can’t wait to come back!

By on Aug 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 18, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your business ! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us, and we are pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel.We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back.....

5
Everyone

By on Jun 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 30, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your business ! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us, and we are pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel.We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back.....

4
Everyone

Location was nice .place was well kept.staff was accommodating

By on May 18, 2019

Review comment responded on May 19, 2019

Thanks for staying with us, we appreciate your business. Look forward to seeing you next time....

3

basic, no-frills place.

Everyone

The motel is clean with comfortable beds. Close to restaurants and stores.

By on Jul 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 22, 2017

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your business ! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us and we are pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel..We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back...

5

for the price, this is, by far, the best service

Everyone

My stay was excellent. We love the place. It is cozy, friendly. To be honest, I think it deserves another star.

By on Jun 16, 2016

Review comment responded on Jun 19, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business.We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us and we are pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel..We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back.

3

basic motel. clean. no problems

Everyone

10 minute drive to Boardwalk and downtown area. The motel is basic, clean and reasonably quiet. The swimming pool is a bit desolate. Just a blue hole in the parking lot with no chairs, tables or umbrellas for shade.

By on Apr 18, 2016

Review comment responded on Apr 21, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your business. Our pool is seasonal and it open May thru Oct. .We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope that will not deter you from returning and that we will have future opportunities to welcome you back.

4

it works!

Friends

you get for what you pay for ...and it was exactly what I wanted for my dollar

By on Mar 2, 2015

3

fulfills the required need.

Couples

When I travel, I prefer to spend my money on experiences, not expensive hotel rooms. I need a clean comfortable room with a safe and reasonable location. The Hitching Post fulfills those requirements for me. I will consider using them again the next time I journey to Santa Cruz and would recommend them for any travelers looking just a room, not a luxury resort.

By on Jun 25, 2014

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