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

USD 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Picnic area/ Tables

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

TV

Television in lobby

Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

The 2-star Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz is located just minutes away from the local beach. The hotel was built in 1990 and refurbished in 2010.

The hotel is placed 5 minutes' walk from Santa Cruz Wharf, Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center and Cave Train. It is about 1 km away from the center of Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz Harbor Beach is 2.3 km from the hotel and Bigfoot Discovery Museum is about 9.4 km away.

The hotel's magnificent location offers to get to Monterey Peninsula airport in 45 minutes by car.

Rooms

The property comprises of luxurious rooms appointed with TV, a personal safe, climate control, complimentary wireless internet and a mini-refrigerator. For more comfort free toiletries and a shower are provided.

Eat & Drink

A downtown area features Las Palmas Taco Bar and Yan Flower within 200 meters of the venue.

Services

Such business facilities as computer rental, a business centre and a photocopier are also available 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

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

Services

  • Bicycle rental

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower

Media

  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 15 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • 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 photos Room
Queen Room
Bed type: King-size bed
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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This room includes a coffee machine, a refrigerator, a TV with satellite channels, hardwood floors, and an en suite bathroom which includes a shower.

Room facilities
    Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz photos Room
    Queen Room Two Queen Beds
    Bed type: 2 King-size beds
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    This room includes a coffee machine, a refrigerator, a TV with satellite channels, hardwood floors, and an en suite bathroom which includes a shower.

    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

      Places of interest

      Convention centers

      Sport related

      Shopping areas

      Amusement

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

      Museums

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

      Parks

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

      Universities, Institutes

      • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz - 2700 ft

      Business areas

      Golf courses and Country clubs

      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

      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