The Islander Motel places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Main Beach. This 22-room motel has conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Santa Cruz, it's also close to University of California Santa Cruz and Mystery Spot.


Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


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.


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

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Islander Motel is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 22 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Year Built 1963 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces), Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

The Islander Motel offers 22 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.

This Santa Cruz motel provides complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

  • Golfing nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property at least 48 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Cash Deposit Required

Debit cards not accepted

No elevators


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

One child 4 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Alcohol is not served at this property.

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