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    Carousel Beach Inn

    110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5520
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    Overview
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    • Average18%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Wheelchair Access
    Private Balcony
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    Reviewed 27 September 2016

    Ok, so just keep in mind that the location is great WHEN EVERYTHING AROUND IT IS OPEN! I would check the schedule of the boardwalk before you book. It is only open on the weekends after labor day and we had no idea. So everything...More

    Thank Jenn S
    Reviewed 26 September 2016

    We had a great time at the Carousel. The staff were wonderful and took such good care of us. Some cheese, crackers and wine were provided for our club meeting one evening -- that went way beyond what was expected and was very much appreciated...More

    Thank MauiTuna
    Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

    Front desk - great customer service Room - clean, comfortable, nice view (201). Location - perfect for Boardwalk use! Price - very reasonable for location Continental breakfast - all carbs so if you're not about that life, eat somewhere else. Overall a very pleasant trip....More

    Thank Mamavvv
    Reviewed 22 September 2016

    Absolutely wonderful staff at the front desk. Even house keeping was so kind and friendly. The rooms are decent size, all with private balcony's. We got lucky and had a terrific filter view of the ocean behind a great view of the Boardwalk. The only...More

    Thank sublimegirlly
    Reviewed 21 September 2016

    My husband, two teenagers, and I stayed one night at this hotel as we drove from Cambria to Sonoma. Check in was smooth, although another customer came in yelling that the ice machine was broken and the front desk agent got a little flustered with...More

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    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    Details
    • Price range
    • USD 121 - USD 288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
    • #4 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
    • #5 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
    • #11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 33
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    • Santa Cruz
    • Also Known As
    • Carousel Motel Santa Cruz ,
    • Carousel Hotel Santa Cruz ,
    • Carousel Santa Cruz
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    dobygang
    13 July 2017|
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    Response from yolandaw616 | Reviewed this property |
    We stayed in the room with two queen beds instead and it had plenty of room for two parents and two kids. I don't recall roll away beds being offered.
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    Robert W
    7 June 2017|
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    Response from SOFTWARECONSULTANT | Reviewed this property |
    yes. maybe ask if they have alt rooms. i was on the third floor
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    ItsQueenB
    13 February 2017|
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    Response from SCBoardwalk | Property representative |
    Sorry, dogs are not allowed at the Carousel Beach Inn.
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    Room Tips
    "Rooms with balconies facing the street are best for the boardwalk ambiance!"
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    "If you want a room with a view, be sure to choose the rooms listed with a "VIEW" option on their..."
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    "Ask for room with ocean view and not over parking lot."
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    "we had a room facing the main road of which you can see the beach."
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