Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

 Free Wi-Fi
 Parking

Paid parking

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

Pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Overview

The renovated Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz offers air-conditioned rooms in proximity to University of California at Santa Cruz, Cowell's Beach and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. The hotel opened its doors in 1990 and was remodeled in 2010.

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz is 10 minutes' walk from the center of Santa Cruz. The property is set 5 minutes' walk away from Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Main Beach.

The sanctuary and museums are set within walking distance.

The venue is notable for the magnificent location within a 45-minute drive to Monterey Peninsula airport.

Rooms

The property offers 50 guestsrooms appointed with a microwave, individual climate control, wireless internet, a refrigerator and satellite TV. Some rooms feature views over Monterey Bay. A shower and free toiletries can be found in all bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is served every morning. The beach restaurant serves local dishes.

Services

Guests can take advantage of a business corner, computers and a photocopier along with wake up service and ironing service provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at USD 10 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   50.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Smoke detectors
  • Pets allowed
  • Vending machines

Services

  • Bicycle rental

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Picnic area/Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Barbeque grills
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower

Media

  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    600 ft
  • Ideal Bar & Grill
    1200 ft
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    1700 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.4 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    50

Rooms and availability

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Double RoomBay Front Inn Santa Cruz Double RoomBay Front Inn Santa Cruz Double Room
Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
Size: 295 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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Room includes a satellite TV with extended film channels, a fridge and an alarm clock.

Room facilities

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
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    Hotel Address:

    325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Santa Cruz
      2700 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
      600 ft
    • Ideal Bar & Grill
      1200 ft
    Beaches
    • Santa Cruz Main Beach
      1700 ft
    • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
      1.4 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2010
    • Number of rooms:
      50

    Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Location

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 2300 ft
    • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse - 5000 ft

    Sport related

    Shopping areas

    Amusement

    • Boardwalk Photos - 1400 ft
    • Cocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf - 1400 ft
    • Surf Bowl Cafe - 1400 ft
    • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 1400 ft

    Museums

    • First Night Santa Cruz - 2700 ft
    • McPherson Center - 3000 ft
    • Museum of Art and History - 3000 ft
    • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt - 3300 ft
    • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz - 3700 ft
    • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History - 4600 ft
    • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 1.0 mi

    Parks

    • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation - 3000 ft
    • Santa Cruz Mission State Park - 4300 ft
    • Parks and Recreation Dept - 4300 ft
    • Lighthouse State Beach Park - 5000 ft

    Halls

    • Louden Nelson Community Ctr - 1400 ft
    • Calvary Parish Hall - 2300 ft
    • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium - 3000 ft
    • Holy Cross Parish Hall - 4600 ft
    • Pacific Cultural Ctr - 1.1 mi
    • Portuguese Hall - 1.2 mi
    • Cayuga Vault - 1.3 mi
    • Viking Hall - 1.4 mi

    Universities, Institutes

    • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz - 2700 ft

    Marina

    • Cowell's Beach - 2300 ft

    Oceanfront Areas

    Local attractions

    • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 5100 ft
      West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
    • UCSC Arboretum - 1.7 mi
      1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
    • Seymour Marine Discovery Center - 2.2 mi
      100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 1.4 mi
      5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
    • Natural Bridges State Park - 2.0 mi
      2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz

    Near the hotel

    • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 1200 ft
      Beach Street, Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 1700 ft
      Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
    • Cave Train - 3500 ft
      Santa Cruz, CA
    • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - 4700 ft
      1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Wharf - 1400 ft
      Beach Street, Santa Cruz
    • Museum of Art & History - 3400 ft
      705 Front St., Santa Cruz
    • Mission State Park - 4600 ft
      School Street, Santa Cruz

    Restaurants nearby

    • Las Palmas Taco Bar - 600 ft

      Address: 55 Front St
      Phone: 831-429-1220

      60% likes this, based on 51 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican

    • Yan Flower - 1000 ft

      Address: 617 Pacific Ave
      Phone: 831-423-2574

    • Aquarius - Dream Inn - 1400 ft

      Address: 175 West Cliff Drive
      Phone: 8314605012

      62% likes this, based on 117 reviews
      Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

    • Ideal Bar & Grill - 1200 ft

      Address: 106 Beach St
      Phone: 831-423-5271

      59% likes this, based on 169 reviews
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

    • The Picnic Basket - 1300 ft

      Address: 125 Beach St
      Phone: 831.427.9946

      71% likes this, based on 87 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2010
    • Number of rooms:
      50
    Hotels nearby
    Motel Santa Cruz
    2 stars
    2 km

    Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

    Average guest rating

    6.8out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 164 reviews

    Individual guest reviews

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      The proximity to the boardwalk and downtown shopping area was great. All you have to do is walk.

    • Couple
      8.8

      Really comfortable and clean. It was surprisingly quiet and peaceful. Really convenient location and an absolute relief and luxury at only a touch more in price after our previous nights nightmare stay at the Motel Santa Cruz!

      The night we booked in we enquired whether there would be a problem if we decided to extend our stay in the room and were told no but when we tried to do this we were told we would have to change room at a higher price as they had just got loads of bookings in. I guess this was just our bad luck than the hotels fault but it was disappointing for us as we would have stayed longer but decided to move on.

    • Group of friends
      6.6

      The closeness to the beach was what made me want to stay. It seemed nice and the staff was friendly. The hotel had a good review and it worked on a budget.

      I didn't like that my room could not get the extra bed I asked for due to overbooking. If you have other people registering there should be more then just 5 or 6 extra beds.

    • Family with children
      7.8

      The staff was great. Very family and pet friendly. My kids loved the pool.

      Parking was a small issue and it is located on a very busy street. I would go back there again though. I booked two rooms with queen beds and ended up with one room queen beds and one room with one king so it was a little crowded.

    • Older travelers
      3.2

      Old, uncomfortable motel. They offer you the ugliest, darkest rooms in the back, facing a dirty wall and charge hotel prices. Motel parking is limited and they send you to park two blocks away at someone's car body shop (no kidding). There is not even a soap in the bathroom. A dump.

    • Single
      5.0

      Location at walking distance from beach, board walk, wharf and down town.

      The breakfast and the breakfast facilities. The feeling that customers are a consequence of the hotel.

    • Group of friends
      7.0

      The room was very clean and friendley workers

    • Single
      9.2

      Very clean with great decor.

      WiFi came in and out. Sometimes there was no signal - other times a good signal... Hard to work when the net goes down. Their breakfast pastries were horrid.

    • Couple
      8.2

      The recomendation we got for dinner! If you stay in Santa Cruz, you have to eat at Lillians on Soquel! Best italian in town!

    • Family with children
      6.2

      Very convenient to beach and shopping. Bed was comfortable.

      Needs an update...bedspreads, chairs, curtains were very "tired".

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      We had a problem with a light and were helped right away.

      We were, by choice, in an older part of the hotel and it was not as nice as the other rooms. However, it was larger.

    • Older travelers
      7.0

      recently renovated rooms

      office didn't open until 8:00 AM Continental breakfast not ready

    • Older travelers
      4.6

      Location was great. Staff on check in said they didn't have information about our dog being with us. I had a copy of our reservation with my notes saying that we were bringing our dog and that they should contact me with additional fees. He waived the fee and put us in a room appropriate for pets.

      Very noisy, uncomfortable bed, dirty floors, mold around tub surround, poor continental breakfast.

    • Group of friends
      7.0

      The front desk agent waited until we arrived at midnight (despite finishing work at 11pm) and handed us our key, and was quite pleasant. He even spoke French (our native language)!

      For the price, we couldn't expect the hotel to be luxurious or spotless. The bathrooms could use a little updating...

    • Older travelers
      7.4

      Staff was friendly. He was surprised when I told him what town I was from. (He said he lived there when he was young). Location was good. Didn't spend much time there but what time we did it was pleasant.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Santa Cruz
      2700 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
      600 ft
    • Ideal Bar & Grill
      1200 ft
    Beaches
    • Santa Cruz Main Beach
      1700 ft
    • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
      1.4 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2010
    • Number of rooms:
      50