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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

It was a nice spacious room. Loved the fact that it had a mini fridge and microwave and direct TV for the night. Beautiful views from our room. Super comfy and perfect or what we needed. Not badly priced and no deposit if your paying with a credit card.

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1Thank lauryn f
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Bought 2 room suite - got 2 room garbage. Very run down, loud, cramped, one chair in a suite, no patio, no porch, no view, parking for one small car, no soap, no coffee, toilet paper 4 miles for 30 cents, rude help, it was very well located if you want to take a bunch of kids to the Boardwalk...

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1Thank antistatist
Brentwood, California
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Stayed here weekend of June 27th in a family suite $269.00 a night what a joke lead me to believe the family suite was two rooms with a common door not the case at all. two bedroom unit with one bathroom not real good for four people . spend the extra $50.00 and stay at the beach street inn right...

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4Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 8 July 2014

I've stayed here for several weeks so far now. I think it's a great location, overlooking the boardwalk roller coaster rides, and the beach. You can't beat it for the price. It's two blocks from the beach. The management is friendly. I would recommend it!

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Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

CONS: By looking at previous reviews and trying to save a buck I thought to myself "It can't be that bad. Can it? " We arrived to a dangerously steep (hill) parking lot which made unloading a pain. As we entered we were greeted with nasty linens and barely enough leg space between the bed and bathroom to safely walk...

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5Thank Brian W
Stockton, California, United States
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Other than no air conditioner and bad wifi I have no complaints. The view was nice, beautiful Boardwalk views. We didn't have to worry about parking being a block away from the boardwalk. The property seemed safe. The rooms had a fridge and microwave which is a huge deal when traveling with little ones. The room looked and smelled fine....

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Thank Diana L
Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

Yes it's a good location if your after the boardwalk and pier but that's about it. Walked in healthy left with a rash and some form of pink eye. I'm not that fussy I'm travelling around America currently and have stayed in plenty of motels and this ones defiantly the worst in terms of cleanliness. I don't expect the hilton...

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2Thank Kady B
Jamestown, New York
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Right across from the boardwalk. Lots of restaurants and attractions in walking distance. Clean, safe, and comfortable. The staff is friendly and accommodating.. wifi sucks but does kinda work lol.. Overall a nice place to stay !

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Ceres, California
Reviewed 30 April 2014

This is a great place to stay. It is across the street from the boardwalk and next door to the bowling alley. The people are nice and the rooms are clean. It is also only a couple blocks from downtown so no driving necessary and the parking is free. We have been there 3 times this year and will definitely...

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1Thank jackiemarieherring
Suisun City, California
Reviewed 22 April 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at this motel for two nights during spring break. We got there around 1pm and they had a room ready for us. It's very very close to the boardwalk and that is what we were really looking for. I found a great deal online and got it for way cheaper than other hotels near there....

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Amenities

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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
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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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