Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

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


USD 10 per day

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area


Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation




The comfortable Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz is placed close to the beachfront. Founded in 1990, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2010.

The venue is 4 km away from Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Guests will find Santa Cruz city center within a 10-minute walk from the property.

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz is located within a 50-minute drive from Monterey Peninsula airport.


Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz provides guestrooms fitted with climate control, wireless internet, cable TV with on-demand movies, a laptop safe and multi-channel TV. Room facilities include a dishwasher and a fridge as well as a pillow-top mattress and down pillows.

Eat & Drink

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


Such facilities as a safety deposit box, parking and a vending machine are available on-site.


Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz also has cots and a pool for guests travelling with children.


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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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Pets allowed
  • No wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Currency exchange
  • Vending machines
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym


  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Television in lobby
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Tea and coffee facilities


  • Bath/ Shower


  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Parquet floor



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

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
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 cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    2700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    600 ft
  • Ideal Bar & Grill
    1200 ft
  • 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:
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

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

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • 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

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Places of interest

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Shopping areas



  • 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


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


Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz2700 ft

Golf courses and Country clubs


  • 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:
  • Number of rooms:

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 163 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends

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

  • Couple

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    The room was very clean and friendley workers

  • Single

    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

    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

    Very convenient to beach and shopping. Bed was comfortable.

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

  • Older travelers

    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

    recently renovated rooms

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

  • Older travelers

    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

    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

    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, California, United States, 95060

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    2700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    600 ft
  • Ideal Bar & Grill
    1200 ft
  • 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:
  • Number of rooms: