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“quiet, comfy, and awesome shower near the best beach!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pelican Point Inn
Ranked #31 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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40 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“quiet, comfy, and awesome shower near the best beach!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2011

Chose this place on a whim while driving up from Big Sur. This place is quaint, not huge, but soo.. quiet and comfy and has air conditioning and when I was 6 months pregnant and had previously gone camping for a few days, my back was aching and got a slight cold...and needed a place to stay, it was may and all i wanted was a nice shower that hopefully was strong and hot for a while, accomplished, a comfy bed that didn't feel like a gross hotel, accomplished, it was dark and quiet and was next to one of the best restaurants and coffee shops in town and my old hood with the best beach around sunny cove! Def. would head back there again! traveled in 2010. also 5-10 min from pleasure point and 3 min from harbor, 5 from sea bright and 10 from downtown and boardwalk.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank SF-parents
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Naperville, IL USA
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45 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2011

Pelican Point was a comfortable and convenient place to stay for a night as we travelled down the California coast. The location was far enough from the boardwalk area so that it was quiet and less crowded, but still only a short drive to the beach and boardwalk. The owner was very accommodating and runs a very clean motel. We got in early but had to wait a bit to check in because her staff was giving my room an extra cleaning because the previous occupant had fried bacon in the room’s kitchenette. When we did check-in, the room smelled clean and fresh. The room was well-appointed with wood floors, a small kitchenette area, good size bathroom, and a comfortable bed. For dinner we ate the Nuevo restaurant which had very good Mexican and seafood fare, and was only a block away.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JohnF_1959
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169 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

Very Bright in the room in the morning. No room-darkening curtains. We had to wait 15 min. when we arrived to check in, for the only person there? to come back from the post office! You can't open the windows when it gets warm in the room because everyone can see right in(only one floor), and it was warm even at 10AM getting dressed in October. no A/C. Tiny TV far away from the bed. Only body wash and shampoo available. Not regular soap. Liquid hand soap on the sink. Nice kitchenette area with full size refrigerator and a 2 burner built-in stove top with some glasses, cups, knives, a separate sink, coffee maker, cabinets, drawers, extra towel, dish soap, etc. A good place for early risers who don't get hot easily, especially if you want an extended stay. I couldn't personally handle it in the Summer. The bed had a semi foam Temperpedic-type top that just leaves side sleepers like me with sore shoulders in the morning. got much more for the same $$ in Pismo Beach, Santa Barbara, Monterey and Santa Rosa on the same trip.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Pat H
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

This inn has very friendly staff. The room we were assigned was a two bedroom suite for 99 pet night. Wow! It had a kitchen with a fridge/freezer and dishes etc. Pretty great.

Very good location a block or two from the beachand central between capitola and Santa Cruz. Biking distance to either.

Only con was lack of natural lighting because our room had a building on o e side and the other window looked out into someone's unkept and trash ridden yard.

Still a fantastic value.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Pinofan
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

Ann (the owner?) and staff are super nice. The Pelican is a small, clean inn located near Pleasure Point. Everything in Santa Cruz is accessible by car regardless of where you are. There are a couple of nice places to dine at, nothing fancy and neither is the Pelican. The rooms are clean, mine had a kitchenette with fridge. For the location and affordability, provides good value if you're staying in the area.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
3 Thank mkisinSF
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Additional Information about Pelican Point Inn

Property: Pelican Point Inn
Address: 21345 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4839
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #31 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Pelican Point Hotel Santa Cruz
Pelican Point Motel

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