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The Islander Motel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice room with a friendly staff. Rooms were recently remodeled andwell maintained.

The continental breakfast was horrible. It was just toast and cereal

For price paid, the room, location and staff is superb.

Clean and tidy in a convenient location. Toilet flush was loud and heard throughout the room. Breakfast was toast, coffee, and juice. Internet was a bit spotty..

The room was very comfortable and clean, though I wish it would have had a coffeemaker. It did, however, have a mini-fridge and a microwave, which were helpful.

Good place to crash if you're spending time in Santa Cruz and are not looking for a luxurious hotel - it's very basic, nothing fancy at all, but it's conveniently located and clean.

This motel was perfect for our needs. It was great for a quick stop to see what Santa Cruz had to offer. It isn't walking distance from much and the decor is dated but the cleanliness and staff help to make you comfortable. [...]

522 Ocean Street Santa Cruz CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, The Islander Motel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. This 22-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located centrally in Santa Cruz, it's also close to University of California Santa Cruz and Mystery Spot.


The Islander Motel's 22 rooms are individually decorated and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and free local calls. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

At The Islander Motel, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room with 1 King and 1 Full Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4