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“Decent room/decent view/decent price” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seaway Inn
Ranked #11 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Alaska
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75 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Decent room/decent view/decent price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

We stayed ehre when we learned the Dream Inn, directly acrtoss the street does not accept even the best mannered pet. We had the larger room at the top of the stairs at the front of motel-quiet, best view in motel, etc. I am used to high end accommodations and these definitely were not high end. But it was homey, clean, and perfectly acceptable.

Room Tip: Best view room-can actually see surf-from room at top of stais in front of the motel
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

Our stay here would have been a lot nicer if we did not get the inside corner downstairs room. It was really dark and felt like a two closets that were converted to an extra room. Luckily, the weather was good so we spent most of our day running around the beach.

Room Tip: Try to get a room upstairs or at the end of the hall, not at the inside corner.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2012

the stay is good for the price and liked the breakfast and free wi fi. only complaint I have is that the last 4 days the cleaning crew does not come in to clean the room, bathroom, no clean sheets! the cleaning crew's behavior is very odd too. I put up the please clean the room sign and she still would not come in to clean. I even had to carry out the trash from the room.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fariyah
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Antioch, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

Stayed at the Seaway Inn for five days. The location was great, close enough to the Boardwalk and beach, and far enough away from the crowds and noise. The staff were really cool, and made me feel welcome and relaxed. My room was perfect, I traveled alone and this was the perfect place for me. I was able to nap during the day, my favorite thing to do sometimes on vacation, with no interuptions. Room was clean and check out the showers, their one of a kind, like my whole stay at the Seaway Inn, I cant wait to return. Thanks to all the staff for making me feel at home, Merry X-Mas and Happy New Year.

Room Tip: upstairs with view of beach
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ksosa1
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New Mexico now (lived in Jamaica and Trinidad)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

I stayed in a room in the annex down the hill. My room was in the back (305), so it was quiet and very cozy. There were bunkbeds and a nice little kitchen too, which would have been great for a family visit. The location is perfect; near the beachs/wharf and close to the Pacific garden mall. I rented a bike from the hotel and rode all over the place. Because it was off-season, the price was really low, but I'd come back and stay here even when the prices go up in the summer. Loved it.

Room Tip: Annex is nice but the hotel on the hill also looks good. Don't think there is a bad room.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jill G
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Additional Information about Seaway Inn

Property: Seaway Inn
Address: 176 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5440
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price range (per night): $142 - $353
Number of rooms: 18
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 
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Also Known As:
Seaway Hotel Santa Cruz

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