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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Good location, very close to the beach, restaurant and all you need for your visst to Santa Cruz.. The personel was helpful, and gave us a lot of good tips for things to see and do.. The room was okey. Free parking!

2 Thank Idaaah
Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

The Fireside Inn is an old, somewhat worn out motel, nothing fancy about it, but the location is great if you want to spend time at the boardwalk, beach, and wharf. Although the building seemed to be crumbling a bit, the rooms were clean and certainly adequate for a night or two at the beach. The staff was very friendly... More 

3 Thank MayDayKay
San Rafael, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2015

We stayed a night here and really loved it. We found it a great deal at around $120/night. Great location, right above the Boardwalk, a nice clean room and comfortable bed. Parking was easy and the owners were very nice. The only improvement, maybe better towels and coffee in the room.

1 Thank Craig T
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

These people are so rude and very unprofessional when it comes to a mixed race couple , giving us such a hard time checking in when we had spoke to a lady asking for the check in again because im not 21 yet it's very hard finding a room anyways , as soon as i walk in they're looking at... More 

2 Thank Rose P
FIRESIDE INN S, Manager at Fireside Inn, responded to this review

I would like to make it clear that we do not discriminate against any guest based on race, color, religion, national origin, or any other basis the reviewer has accused us of. If so we would not checkin at all as all hotels reserve rights to refuse service to anyone.. If anyone were to take a look at the diverse... More 

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Hanford, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We just got back from staying in Santa Cruz. We really lucked out finding the Fireside Inn. A block from the boardwalk and a 10 minute walk to the downtown area. You can't ask for a better location, excellent price and a really cozy room. The management were friendly and attentive. Such an awesome place to stay. I'll tell all... More 

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1 Thank Kurt C
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We stayed for 3 nights during the week, so the prices were amazing! Management is super friendly and helpful, they used to work at a different motel and when they moved to Fireside, we followed! Never had a bad experience with them! Fireside is conveniently located, takes only minutes to walk to boardwalk/wharf. The rooms are comfortable and clean, and... More 

Thank Melissa B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

Stayed here in March for the weekend. Good price. Call them directly for discount. Male receptionist friendly. No continental breakfast. Hotel is right next to the bowling alley and the arcade. Boardwalk is literally less than 2 minutes walking and downtown 15 minutes walking. Room: noticed dirty mirrors on wall right away. The bathroom is pretty sub par. Dirty shower/shower... More 

Thank Paula85p
Selma, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

This motel is one block from the boardwalk but is clean, quiet and comfortable. Don't let the list of rules at check in freak you out, it's meant to help you have a pleasant stay, the staff was friendly and accomadating. We will definitely stay here again. Very affordable considering its location!!!

1 Thank Dar317
FIRESIDE INN S, General Manager at Fireside Inn, responded to this review

Hello Darlene, Thank you so much for your appreciation. Hope to see you again soon. Please call us direct to get room of your choice. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Great Location....very clean.....nice people.....better than I expected. Nice quite room with a beautiful view. See picture. The price I paid for this room was very good. It is so close to the beach and boardwalk that you can see everything that is going on there.

2 Thank cmswartz
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night, the room was clean and ample, it was close to the boardwalk and came with parking, although the parking was tight and required a confident driver. Breakfast was basic but filled the hole so can't complain, maybe just a little bit on the expensive side but OK never the less, ideal for a stop over... More 

1 Thank Chris T

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fireside Inn is located less than a 5-minute walk from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Coconut Grove. Under new management January of 2014, the Fireside Inn has been completely renovated to give the guest the best experience in the area. Other attractions within 5 miles are Lighthouse Field State Beach, University of California Santa Cruz, and the DeLaveaga Golf Course. Downtown Santa Cruz is a 10 minute walk, with dining, museums and shopping surrounding the Fireside Inn.The Fireside Inn Santa Cruz features free Wi-Fi. Free parking is included. All guest rooms are comfortably furnished with standard amenities including free high speed internet access, microwave, mini fridge, hair dryer, free local calls, alarm clock radio, and cable TV. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fireside Inn

Address: 311 2nd St, Next to Boardwalk Bowl, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5494 (Formerly Paradise Inn By The Beach)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $87 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Fireside Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Paradise Inn By The Beach Hotel Santa Cruz
Paradise Hotel Santa Cruz
Paradise Motel Santa Cruz
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#10 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
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“Depends what you want, but this suited us travelling Cali.”
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“Pick upstairs”
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“Get an 2nd floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles CraigT803, 17 May 2015 | Read review
“I recommend any room on the top floor, for the view and the fact there is no one above you, that is, of course, if you don't mind taking the stairs whenever accessing your room.”
 of 5 bubbles CoasterFan1924, 17 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Take a room on the top floor if you can.”
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