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Carousel Beach Inn

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Hotel looks smart from the outside with clean and refurbished rooms but is slightly let down by the courtyard and landings which need modernising. No wifi due to ongoing work but we had a discount for that. Breakfast was fine-cereals, bagels, pastries, juice, fruit, hot drinks. Room was basic but had everything you needed, same for the bathroom. Staff were...

Thank Gareth M
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Nice room near the boardwalk. Quieter than expected. The wifi was not working but the young woman at the front desk kindly assisted us by looking up some local breweries to help us find a place to dine that night. Really nice to have someone so helpful on staff.

Thank Cameron23
Orange County, California
Reviewed 4 December 2016

My husband and I just got back from a road trip for our anniversary and booked a night at the Carousel Beach Inn based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. I'm incredulous that there are so many high ratings! I would be wrong to not mention that every single staff member we encountered was wonderful and could not have been...

2Thank sarahcogwood
SCBoardwalk, Manager at Carousel Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. As you can tell from our other reviews, most of the time we get things right, so I was really surprised to learn that your stay was less than satisfactory. Our Room Attendants normally take a lot of pride in keeping rooms in excellent condition and our rooms normally do...

Roseville, Ca.
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Stayed at the Carousel Beach Inn. Nice little property across the street from the boardwalk. Clean rooms with friendly staff. Breakfast room with coffee, juice, toast and assorted muffins. It was nice to be so close to the beach.

Thank Deborah H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We turned up here unannounced, deciding to stop after a quick google search on our PCH road trip. The people who work here are so polite and welcoming. Our room well exceeded expectations and the price was very reasonable. We had a direct view of the boardwalk which was lovely. Breakfast was included and although very simple, was extremely delicious....

Thank Martine090
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This hotel is right across the street from the Amusement Park. Our room had a wonderful view of the park. All the employees are friendly and helpful. Our room was a nice size, and had a king bed. We want to take our granddaughters to Santa Cruz and this is the place we will stay.

Thank DellaE
SCBoardwalk, Public Relations Manager at Carousel Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay! Our location is especially great for families visiting the Boardwalk. See you next time you visit!

San Marcos, California
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We loved our stay at Carousel Beach Inn. The entire staff was very nice, and the hotel was very clean, very close to the Boardwalk and Beach (1/2 block away), continental breakfast was good. And a nice balcony to enjoy the view and the weather. We definitely will stay there again.

Thank familysarazen
SCBoardwalk, Public Relations Manager at Carousel Beach Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review of the Carousel Beach Inn. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. See you next time!

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This place is literally as close to the boardwalk as you see in the photos already posted by past guests. You walk out and the next block is the front of the boardwalk. Which helps since you don't have to worry about finding a parking spot or paying for parking. The wharf is a 10 minute walk away (to the...

1Thank Steffanie H
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The inside rooms are quite nice. Clean and comfortable, private balcony (large), quiet and safe. Not much late night activity- the Boardwalk seems like day time only - but took Uber to trendy downtown restaurant/bar area (try 515 Kitchen) for $7 each way. The check-in women seemed irritated that I was checking in late (Sunday at 9p during coastal drive)...

1Thank BRIJ
Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We (myself, fiancé, 14 year old son & 10 year old son) decided last minute to check out Santa Cruz on the way home from a Raider game. After checking out a few different hotels on Trip Advisor I decided to go with Carousel because it was priced right and had decent reviews. We were not disappointed! This place was...

Thank Shanda B

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The family-friendly Carousel Beach Inn is just steps away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Main Beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carousel Beach Inn

Address: 110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5520 (Formerly Carousel Motel)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $150 - $328 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Carousel Motel Santa Cruz
Carousel Hotel Santa Cruz
Carousel Santa Cruz
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
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“we had a room facing the main road of which you can see the beach.”
RennieFamilyHolidays, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Third floor will give you limited views of the ocean.”
kennlini, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you don't mind a bit of noise in the summer, ask for a view of the boardwalk”
537garethm, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“3 floors with elevator.”
874deborahh, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs on North side of building is great view to beach, boardwalk, and hills.”
familysarazen, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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