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Very clean and comfortable, Excellent location. Felt safer with covid concerns because windows could be opened for a good airing out, and outside door to the room.

Property wouldn't honor the price I booked through Orbitz.

Not far from the center of Santa Cruz and the beach. Room was very spacious and the hotel seems to have been updated recently. The breakfast is minimal. Cereal milk, toast and jam, and juice.

Someone went to great lengths to upgrade the finishings in the room and bathroom and it paid off. It was very clean, it didn't smell like a motel room and even though it was on a busy street and there were no vacancies, it was quiet. I was in Santa Cruz a month ago in a higher priced motel and the Islander was a lot cleaner. My only complaint was that the toilet was not ADA compliant and was short. I have bad knees and a short toilet is challenging.

Clean, quiet and convenient. No frills. Safe location. Quick walk to coffeehouse or Trader Joe's.

Nice quaint motel. Close to the beach. 5min Drive/10-15min walk. CLEANLINESS is a really important to me and this motel was . Room had a nice remodeled bathroom. Simple room. Had a microwave and fridge. Which was a plus. Owners were nice.

Stayed here for my daughter's graduation. Good location, folks at desk nice. Very good coffee!

I've stayed here annually during a charity bicycle event. The owner is great and the room has always been clean and well maintained.

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. [...]

Ocean Street Santa Cruz CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Pool bar

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, The Islander Motel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Mission Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This 22-room motel has conveniences like a poolside bar, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

All of The Islander Motel's 22 individually decorated rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

The Islander Motel features free WiFi in public areas and a vending machine. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 2

Standard Room with 1 King and 1 Full Bed

1 Double Bed and 1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Standard King - ADA Accessible

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Islander Motel

Everyone (11) Couples (1) Business (1) Family (4)
5
Family Family

Very clean and comfortable, Excellent location. Felt safer with covid concerns because windows could be opened for a good airing out, and outside door to the room.

By on Aug 31, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 31, 2020

Thank you for being our guest. we appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences while with us and we pleased to know you had an enjoyable stay at our hotel. It is our sincerest hope that we have the opportunity to see you again on your next trip to the Santa Cruz CA

1
Family

Property wouldn't honor the price I booked through Orbitz.

By , from Santa Cruz on Aug 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 26, 2020

Sorry the orbit travel agent had offered this rate to this guest, which the room type was $175.00 plus tax.

4
Everyone

Not far from the center of Santa Cruz and the beach. Room was very spacious and the hotel seems to have been updated recently. The breakfast is minimal. Cereal milk, toast and jam, and juice.

By on Jan 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 4, 2019

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4
Everyone

By on Sep 24, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 25, 2018

Thanks for staying with us and appreciate your feedback!

4
Everyone

Someone went to great lengths to upgrade the finishings in the room and bathroom and it paid off. It was very clean, it didn't smell like a motel room and even though it was on a busy street and there were no vacancies, it was quiet. I was in Santa Cruz a month ago in a higher priced motel and the Islander was a lot cleaner. My only complaint was that the toilet was not ADA compliant and was short. I have bad knees and a short toilet is challenging.

By , from Pasadena on Sep 22, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 25, 2018

Thanks for staying with us and appreciate your feedback!

5
Everyone

Clean, quiet and convenient. No frills. Safe location. Quick walk to coffeehouse or Trader Joe's.

By , from Fairfield, Ca on Sep 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 17, 2018

Thanks for staying with us. we appreciate your feedback!

4

nice- affordable

Everyone

Nice quaint motel. Close to the beach. 5min Drive/10-15min walk. CLEANLINESS is a really important to me and this motel was . Room had a nice remodeled bathroom. Simple room. Had a microwave and fridge. Which was a plus. Owners were nice.

By on Jun 29, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2018

Thanks for staying with us. We work hard to make our guests happy and appreciate your feedback!

4

good location

Everyone

Stayed here for my daughter's graduation. Good location, folks at desk nice. Very good coffee!

By on Jun 18, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 19, 2018

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback

5
Everyone

I've stayed here annually during a charity bicycle event. The owner is great and the room has always been clean and well maintained.

By on Jun 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 24, 2018

Thank you for your feed back

4

nicely updated hotel. great location.

Everyone

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

By on Sep 11, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 15, 2017

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback

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