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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is great for a one or two night stop if traveling with a pet. The rooms are no frills, tight and dated but the location is good. There is a free continental breakfast served in the lobby. The hotel is close to the Boardwalk and West Cliff Drive walk which offers beautiful scenery and access to a dog...

Thank SportsMom_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and professional greeting set the tone for a one-night stay here. Room is very pleasant and the bed comfortable. Bathroom is modern and the walk in shower with a choice of shower heads very nice. Breakfast was adequate in choice and being buffet is of course ample. Free parking and WiFi. Loads of dining choice on the nearby (walking...

1Thank Aitch222
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us and hope to see you again!

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Motel has a very good location. Room newly renovated. The only bad thing was a strange smell in the room. Very good bed! Nice view from the veranda. Breakfast is included and very good in a cozy lounge. Good price!

1Thank R_Sweden
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting on your recent stay with us. If you would like to reach out to me directly, I would love to have more feedback from you, so we can track down the source of the smell that you mentioned that you had in your room.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for several days on a business trip. It looks cute from the outside, but the 2 bed room was tiny. There was a funky odor of feet coming from the carpet, so I didn't dare walk on it without shoes on. If the room got too hot, and you turned down the heater, the AC would come...

1Thank Julia M
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your comments in regards to your stay. We are saddened to see that you felt so many things were unacceptable with your room. I saw you ladies on a daily basis and nothing was ever mentioned describing your comments above and just wish that we would have been given the opportunity to make your stay more...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this hotel is really clean and the staff are very helpfull and nice. Wished i could have stayed longer. The bed was so comfortable. We had an amazing view from the shared balcony out the front of our room.

Thank Nicole B
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting on your recent stay with us. We are happy that you were comfortable and look forward to seeing you again!

Blaine, WA
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stayed for two nights on a budget family road trip. Tried two rooms (one adjoining king-queen and then a regular room after our party shrunk in size). Generally old, outdated, and not well-maintained-- one of those places that always feels a bit dirty even when it's not. Stayed in dog-friendly rooms and paid a dog fee but the place smelled...

Thank Kristin W
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your stay. We are constantly updating, upgrading and maintaining our rooms, so I am surprised to see that you felt we are not very well kept. In regards to our pet policy, our pet fees are not nearly as high as our surrounding competitors that accept pets. We do...

Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stayed here just before xmas.... Easy to find and within such a short walk to the pier, and just a little further to the main centre.... Room was clean and as to be expected, and the DIY breakfast is more than adequate to see you through most of the day.... Great staff too.

Thank Jason E
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We hope to see you again, should you be back in Santa Cruz!

Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here when driving to highway one from LA To San Francisco. Arrived late and weather wasn't great but room was nice and big and he bed was comfortable. Walked into town for dinner in the evening - took about 20minutes to get to the main hub. Breakfast was pleasant - bagels fruit etc. I feel it was slightly over...

Thank katythom1986
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are happy to hear that you felt we were located within a reasonable distance to the downtown area, but not happy to hear that we are overpriced. Considering our location, being so close to the beach, wharf Boardwalk and downtown areas, we do have to remain competitive with our surrounding hospitality neighbors. Typically,...

Hong Kong
Reviewed 8 January 2017

From the moment we called The Seaway Inn, we could feel a difference. Davenport took our reservation, extended us a discount and gave us explicit directions. We were travelling without a GPS so unfortunately it took us some time to find the Inn.When we arrived and walked in we could immediately feel the homey touches. It did not feel like...

Thank Destinyspeaks
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that Davenport was able to assist you and help you get here! Thank you for your write up on your stay, and deciding to stay with us a second time. We hope that you too, decide to become a regular here.

Victoria, BC
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We were looking for a pet friendly place to stay in Santa Cruz and came across this. It is definitely dated and needs upgrading. Clean. We stayed in a "family" room which had a second room with a TV and 2 enormous chairs. That room had a musty odour to it. I found the beds to be soft with sad...

Thank Lisa-in-Victoria
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are always in the process of updating our rooms, we are actually working on changing out the bedding and getting rid of the out dated comforters. The rest of the room, including furniture has been updated however. I'm sorry that you had such a bad experience with our heating unit. My systems show...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Seaway Inn is a charming Santa Cruz hotel perched on a hillside overlooking the gorgeous Monterey Bay. It has all the warmth and coziness of a classic beach hotel with a full array of modern amenities. It is just a short walk to family fun at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, world-class surfing at Steamer Lane, fine dining at the Municipal Wharf, and unique shops and entertainment in bustling Downtown Santa Cruz. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Seaway Inn

Address: 176 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5440
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $142 - $352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Not sure if the first floor is accessible by lift, so if you are not too mobile get a ground floor room”
 of 5 bubbles JasonE781, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms have a better view of the sea.”
  • The three sisters view when you look up from the balcony
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 of 5 bubbles Destinyspeaks, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“stay in a second floor room so you don't hear the people above you walking around”
 of 5 bubbles hemiadvisor, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for a seaview with balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Offthetouristtrack, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room, as close to the offfice as they can do.”
 of 5 bubbles Lesley19662015, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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