Budget Inn Santa Cruz

110 San Lorenzo Boulevard, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, 95060show map
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5
Guest ratingBased on  43 reviews
Overview

The 2-star Budget Inn Santa Cruz is situated a mere 13 km away from Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Budget Inn Santa Cruz welcomes guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1980.

The hotel is set within a 10-minute walk from the city center. Such tourist places as a lighthouse and a college are fairly close by.

Guests can reach Budget Inn Santa Cruz by car from Mineta San Jose International airport in 50 minutes.

Rooms

Budget Inn Santa Cruz consists of 19 rooms where guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, a laptop safe, a microwave, a dressing area and a telephone. Bathrooms come with a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Little Caesars Pizza and Miramar are located within 200 meters away.

Services

Guests will benefit from parking and a vending machine along with 24-hour front desk and wake up service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   19.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Kitchen facilities

Microwave

Refrigerator

No pets allowed
Air conditioning
No Smoking

No smoking on site

Services

  • Wake up service

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Terrace
  • Queen bed

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:30FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Boardwalk PhotosBoardwalk Photos2000 ft
Cocoanut Grove Banquet and ConfCocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf2000 ft
Art League Inc-Santa CruzArt League Inc-Santa Cruz1400 ft
First Night Santa CruzFirst Night Santa Cruz2700 ft
Museum of Art and HistoryMuseum of Art and History2700 ft
Parks and Recreation DeptParks and Recreation Dept2700 ft
Louden Nelson Community CtrLouden Nelson Community Ctr2700 ft
Calvary Parish HallCalvary Parish Hall3000 ft
Gestalt Institute-Santa CruzGestalt Institute-Santa Cruz3000 ft
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Little Caesars PizzaLittle Caesars Pizza600 ft233 Ocean St
MiramarMiramar1100 ft232 Leibrandt Ave
Saturn CafeSaturn Cafe2100 ft145 Laurel St
Hindquarter Bar and GrilleHindquarter Bar and Grille2100 ft303 Soquel Ave
Beach Street CafeBeach Street Cafe2000 ft399 Beach St
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Kids on BroadwayKids on Broadway1.3 mi
Santa Cruz Parks and RecreationSanta Cruz Parks and Recreation3700 ft
Santa Cruz Mission State ParkSanta Cruz Mission State Park4300 ft
Santa Cruz Civic AuditoriumSanta Cruz Civic Auditorium3700 ft
Holy Cross Parish HallHoly Cross Parish Hall4600 ft
German American HallGerman American Hall1.2 mi
Portuguese HallPortuguese Hall1.2 mi
Goodwill IndustriesGoodwill Industries1.5 mi
Santa Cruz Adult SchoolSanta Cruz Adult School2.3 mi
Mark Abbot Memorial LighthouseMark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse1.4 miLighthouse Point West Cliff Drive
Mystery SpotMystery Spot3.4 mi465 Mystery Spot Rd
Capitola Historical MuseumCapitola Historical Museum3.6 mi410 Capitola Ave
Wilder Ranch State Park Wilder Ranch State Park 3.8 mi1401 Coast Rd
New Brighton State BeachNew Brighton State Beach4.4 mi1500 Park Avenue, Capitola
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Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)12.9 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.4 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
5.0
Guest ratingBased on  43  reviews
  • 4.4
    Guest rating

    price was ok

    well the one room that didnt have heat is the one they gave us,which a lillte heat what have been okay .being that it got down into the 40s at night. only came once to clean the room,staying for 3 days.never took out the garbage.and needed towels.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    It was clean.

    We did not like the service. We got there around 9:00 and the office was close and the person that opened the window was not nice. He made us feel llike we were there to rob him or something. The morning we left we was was not friendly at all like if he was doing us a favor. We will never stay at the Budget Inn ever again.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    I liked the location which was just a few blocks from the Beach Boardwalk. I really liked the size of the rooms & the fact that it had a microwave, full size refrigerator & large kitchen -eating area. The room was clean & the beds were comfortable.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    It was way over priced. The place is uncomfortable. Would have gotten a different place if it were not for the no refund policy. The inside of each of the rooms looks like a prison. There are hotel policy rules that cover the inside walls. These rules cover roughly 12 to 15 square feet. Maintenance was awful. Walls half painted,stairs broken,

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    The bed was comfortable. There was free wi-fi that worked.

    This is the tackiest (bordering on sleezy) motel I have ever stayed in -- I have never seen a motel with 8 letter size pages of dogmatic mandates for what you can and cannot do taped to the main wall of the room. All furniture and appliances are old, tattered and the kitchen unit had no untensils. Walls are cracked and paint chipped everywhere. Outside walls and doors are cracked, missing paint and boards are over missing air conditioners (I.E. take off boards and you can crawl into the room). Manager was surly and unfriendly. The room seemed clean but rug was "sticky". My next night I stayed at a nearby Motel 9 at same cost and none of the above issues. If I had read the other reviews, I would not have booked ahead and stayed there and would not be writing these comments as a warning to fellow travelers -- you now know what to expect.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    It was closer to the boardwalk then I expected and thats what I liked I dont have to walk so far and then also the motel was very cheap for someone who is on a budget

    The only one thing I didnt like was the holes in the wall it crept my daughter out and the towels when I dried myself it left soap on my skin and also my wife had the same problem but eitherwise then that it was comfy

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Nothing

    Horrible dirty place, extremely rude staff (manager and his family), disgusting insulting illiterate signs on the walls. Dirty wet carper. Rooms stink. But the manager is the worts of all. The worst service ever.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Perfect located near boardwalk and downton Rooms ar Good for 1 Night,Not more

    The man at the Front desk wasnt friendly A bit noisy,directly on the street

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Lowest price available, close to where I was going, sufficient - these business are being tightened - expenses are too high for them to be low cost at all, certainly too high for them to provide any but the most basic accommodation.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Definitely not the nicest motel ever, but the room was clean (minus the floors, dont walk barefoot on the carpet), the room was really big, and accommodating. We were walking distance to the boardwalk, and it was pretty quiet. The room wasnt the best ever, but I would stay here again because the price was excellent and we were comfortable.

    Though the beds were clean and room was clean to plain view, the carpets were pretty gross. We kept shoes on at all times. I definitely wouldnt recommend walking barefoot in there. The staff (owners) werw decent, but not what I would consider friendly. There was some.police activity in the motel and a major crime right next to it, but I never actually felt unsafe there. I definitely WOULD NOT recommend this motel to anyone who is used to staying in a 3 star or better. Maid service/ room.cleaning is only done upon request and they are pretty strict about having visitors in your room after 9pm. Even despite this, I wOULD stay here again.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    I liked how close it was to the boardwalk. We got the non-smoking room with 2 queen beds, and the room was big and spacious. The beds were comfortable, and I liked having our own microwave and mini-fridge in the room. Also, there was a little kitchen (without the stoves :)).

    Not enough parking and there was NO AC IN THE ROOM. I dont understand how you can have a hotel with NO AC!! Especially when it got really hot. It was a little irritating because we kept waking up throughout the night since there was no AC or any type of ventilation and it started to get stuffy. We opened the window and that made it a little better, until little kids started running up and down the hall, screaming and yelling.

  • 6.2
    Good

    It was close to my meetings.

    Carpets and shower were dingy.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    location

    not truthful ad--not delux

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Good location!

    The room and bathroom were extremely smelly, particularly of drains. There were hairs in the bed and on "clean towels." The walls were very thin and next door could be heard.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Pleasantly surprised after reading poor reviews

    Needs more outlets in rooms and faster internet

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Highlights
5
Guest ratingBased on  43 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:30FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)12.9 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.4 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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