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

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 situated a mere 1.6 km away from University of California at Santa Cruz, Cowell's Beach and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. This budget hotel was opened in 1990 and renovated in 2010.

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz lies near the local beach. The city center is 1 km away from the hotel.

Quick access to bars and restaurants is provided.

Laurel & Chestnut bus stop is located nearby. The hotel is around 45 km from Monterey Peninsula airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz come with TV, a personal safe, climate control, complimentary wireless internet and a mini-fridge. They feature en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy Mexican meals at Las Palmas Taco Bar, which is 200 meters from the property.

Services

Comforts like a vending machine and a car park are provided on site.

Relax

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz offers a picnic area, a sun terrace and an outdoor swimming pool to ensure guests' comfortable stay.

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid 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 / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 15
Children above
12 years or adults
Extra bed USD 15
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room includes a coffee machine, a refrigerator, a TV with satellite channels, hardwood floors, and an en suite bathroom which includes a shower.

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz photos Room
Queen Room Two Queen Beds
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room includes a coffee machine, a refrigerator, a TV with satellite channels, hardwood floors, and an en suite bathroom which includes a shower.

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

Places of interest

Sport related

Shopping areas

Amusement

Museums

  • First Night Santa Cruz2700 ft
  • Museum of Art and History3000 ft
  • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center3000 ft
  • McPherson Center3000 ft
  • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt3300 ft
  • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz3700 ft
  • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History4600 ft

Parks

  • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation3000 ft
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Park4300 ft
  • Parks and Recreation Dept4300 ft

Halls

Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz2700 ft

Golf courses and Country clubs

Marina

  • Cowell's Beach2300 ft

Oceanfront Areas

Local attractions

  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum5100 ft
    West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
  • UCSC Arboretum1.7 mi
    1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center2.2 mi
    100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach1.4 mi
    5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
  • Natural Bridges State Park2.0 mi
    2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz

Near the hotel

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk1200 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach1700 ft
    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
  • Cave Train3500 ft
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History4700 ft
    1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Wharf1400 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Museum of Art & History3400 ft
    705 Front St., Santa Cruz
  • Mission State Park4600 ft
    School Street, Santa Cruz

Restaurants nearby

  • Las Palmas Taco Bar600 ft

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

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

  • Yan Flower1000 ft

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

  • Aquarius - Dream Inn1400 ft

    Address: 175 West Cliff Drive
    Phone: 8314605012

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

  • Ideal Bar & Grill1200 ft

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

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

  • The Picnic Basket1300 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
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2 stars
2 km
Oceana Inn
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