Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, 95060show map
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Overview

Located in Santa Cruz, Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz features a sun terrace and a community pool. The hotel opened its doors in 1990 and was remodeled in 2010. There are 24-hour front desk, medical service and room service in addition to bureau de change, a safety deposit box and a car park available on site.

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center in approximately 5 minutes' walk from the hotel and University of California Santa Cruz is about 30 minutes' walk away. It is just a few minutes’ walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Pacific Avenue.

The budget hotel offers easy access to bars and restaurants.

The property enjoys a magnificent location within a 30-minute drive to Watsonville airport.

Rooms

Wireless internet, a mini-fridge and a microwave are provided in each room. They come with a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries and a dryer.

Eat & Drink

It serves a continental breakfast every morning. Guests can dine at the onsite 24-hour restaurant. There is a garden bar onsite. Various options for dining, including Las Palmas Taco Bar and Ideal Bar & Grill are offered in the area.

Relax

Guests can chill out in a year-round outdoor pool.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Sauna

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Children's pool

Spa & Leisure

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

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Direct dial telephone

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-21:00FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Boardwalk PhotosBoardwalk Photos1400 ft
Cocoanut Grove Banquet and ConfCocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf1400 ft
First Night Santa CruzFirst Night Santa Cruz2700 ft
Museum of Art and HistoryMuseum of Art and History3000 ft
Santa Cruz Parks and RecreationSanta Cruz Parks and Recreation3000 ft
Louden Nelson Community CtrLouden Nelson Community Ctr1400 ft
Calvary Parish HallCalvary Parish Hall2300 ft
Santa Cruz Civic AuditoriumSanta Cruz Civic Auditorium3000 ft
Gestalt Institute-Santa CruzGestalt Institute-Santa Cruz2700 ft
West Cliff DriveWest Cliff Drive1200 ft Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz Main BeachSanta Cruz Main Beach1700 ftAlong Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk2600 ft400 Beach St
Santa Cruz WharfSanta Cruz Wharf2100 ftBeach Street, Santa Cruz
Nickelodeon TheatreNickelodeon Theatre2600 ft210 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz
Pacific Garden Mall Pacific Garden Mall 2800 ftPacific Avenue
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Las Palmas Taco BarLas Palmas Taco Bar600 ft55 Front St
Ideal Bar & GrillIdeal Bar & Grill1200 ft106 Beach St
Yan FlowerYan Flower1000 ft617 Pacific Ave
The Picnic BasketThe Picnic Basket1300 ft125 Beach St
Aquarius - Dream InnAquarius - Dream Inn1400 ft175 West Cliff Drive
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Art League Inc-Santa CruzArt League Inc-Santa Cruz3700 ft
Kids on BroadwayKids on Broadway1.6 mi
Parks and Recreation DeptParks and Recreation Dept4300 ft
Santa Cruz Mission State ParkSanta Cruz Mission State Park4300 ft
Holy Cross Parish HallHoly Cross Parish Hall4600 ft
Portuguese HallPortuguese Hall1.2 mi
German American HallGerman American Hall1.4 mi
Goodwill IndustriesGoodwill Industries1.5 mi
Santa Cruz Adult SchoolSanta Cruz Adult School1.8 mi
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)3300 ft705 Front St
Cave Train Cave Train 3500 ft Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History 4700 ft1305 E Cliff Dr
Mission State Park Mission State Park 4800 ft144 School St
Santa Cruz Surfing MuseumSanta Cruz Surfing Museum5200 ftWest Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point
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Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)13.2 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.5 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  181  reviews
  • 6.2
    Good

    Large room with a comfy bed, close to the center of town.

    The hotel was a little run down, breakfast was very basic and the rooms were noisy whenever anyone nearby used a tap or toilet.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    It wass within walking distance to the boardwalk.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    the Bay Front inn was comfortable, although without coffee in the room. Everything was very clean, but a little dated. Great value, great location, quiet environment.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The hotel staff working the front desk was polite and friendly, a joy. The location was within walking distance of the beach, boardwalk, and pier. It was a good value.

    I really can't think of anything negative other than the age of the facility, but in perspective it was well kept>

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Nice location within walking distance of the beach and downtown. The rooms on the second floor are re-decorated to modern standards. Flatscreen and comfortable boxspring bed made it a pleasant stay.

    We woke up earlier than expected due to the neighbors' alarm clock. The breakfast was limited to cereals and juice/coffee.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    The only good thing about the trip was the time not spent in the hotel room.

    The bathroom was small and dirty and the sheets were itchy. Overall bad experience at the Bay Front Inn.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Good location for walking to beach/boardwalk or the downtown area on Pacific Ave.

    The motel did not provide continental breakfast as advertised. Not even coffee in the morning!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    i liked that the bay front inn is within walking distance to everything.also the service was great Rupesh was very helpful in making us feel at home!

    i liked everything!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    My girlfriend and I stayed at the Bay Front Inn during our drive down highway 1. We found the staff very friendly and helpful and the room was great. We were offered the option of upgrading to one of the newly renovated rooms (which we took, it was only $10 more), which aren't listed on Booked.net, and were very happy with our experience. The design was great and the hdtv really topped it off. Definitely recommended for a stay in Santa Cruz.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Walking distance to the Catalyst, restaurants and the Wharf.

    The Room could have used one more chair to sit on and a small table.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    I really liked the location of the inn which was the main reason why I choice the inn in the first place.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location

    The room smelled faintly if urine, I let hotel staff know so I hope they clean it better for the next for the next guest. There was no lock on the window just a wooden stick in the frame...otherwise that it was ok.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    It was better than we expected since the price was very cheap. The staff was great, beds comfortable, and satellite tv was a nice touch. Also walking distance to the boardwalk and downtown made it the best central location.

    Continental breakfast was lacking, but we were walking distance to coffee shops so was still able to have a nice meal

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff was fantastic! The attendees less so. There was a lot of noise from partiers. 4 of my tires were deflated by drunken revelers one night. Rupesh was great. Skyler was great. Serena was great.

    Too many drunks/dopers allowed to get rooms.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The proximity to all the attractions in Santa Cruz.

    The smell in the room, was typical for a hotel of its age and price range. Also your description stated that the room would have a 40 inch television and an alarm clock and it had neither. You might want to change that.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-21:00FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 12 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
12 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)13.2 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.5 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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