Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz  2 stars

550 Second Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show mapSave
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  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities
 Free Wi-Fi
 Free parking

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


The 2-star Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz is located walk from the natural beach.

25 minutes away from University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Harbor Beach and Natural Bridges State Park. The property is 400 meters away from Santa Cruz Main Beach, Cowell's Beach and Nickelodeon Theatre.

This hotel boasts close proximity to a lagoon and parks.

Monterey Peninsula airport is 45 minutes' drive from the hotel.


Guests are offered 20 comfortable hotel rooms equipped with a kitchenette, a private balcony, a patio, a writing desk and Wi-Fi. They are equipped with a stove, a microwave and an oven.


In the morning a free continental breakfast is served.


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


Leisure facilities in Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz include a sun terrace, an outdoor swimming pool and a sundeck.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   20.

City Center Santa Cruz - 3000 ft
Airports Monterey Peninsula (MRY) - 27.8 mi, Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) - 28.0 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican) - 200 ft, Ideal Bar & Grill (cuisine: Seafood) - 800 ft
Beaches Santa Cruz Main Beach - 1400 ft, Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 1.3 mi
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Vending machines
Meeting facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Leisure facilities
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sun terrace
Room view
  • Ocean view
Room facilities
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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    Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas
    • City Center
      2700 ft
    • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse
      4600 ft
    Sport related
    Shopping areas
    • First Night Santa Cruz
      3000 ft
    • McPherson Center
      3300 ft
    • Museum of Art and History
      3300 ft
    • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt
      3700 ft
    • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz
      3700 ft
    • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History
      4300 ft
    • 5000 ft
    • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation
      3700 ft
    • 4600 ft
    • Lighthouse State Beach Park
      4600 ft
    • Parks and Recreation Dept
      4600 ft
    • Louden Nelson Community Ctr
      1700 ft
    • Calvary Parish Hall
      2700 ft
    • 3700 ft
    • Holy Cross Parish Hall
      1.0 mi
    • Pacific Cultural Ctr
      1.1 mi
    • Cayuga Vault
      1.3 mi
    • Portuguese Hall
      1.3 mi
    • Viking Hall
      1.5 mi
    Universities, Institutes
    • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz
      3000 ft
    • Cowell's Beach
      1700 ft
    Oceanfront Areas

    Local Attractions

    • Mission State Park
      5000 ft
      School Street, Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
      1.3 mi
      5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
    • UCSC Arboretum
      1.8 mi
      1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
    • Natural Bridges State Park
      2.0 mi
      2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz
    • Seymour Marine Discovery Center
      2.2 mi
      100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz

    Near the hotel

    • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
      700 ft
      Beach Street, Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Wharf
      1100 ft
      Beach Street, Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Main Beach
      1400 ft
      Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
    • Museum of Art & History
      3800 ft
      705 Front St., Santa Cruz
    • Cave Train
      4000 ft
      Santa Cruz, CA
    • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
      4500 ft
      1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
      4800 ft
      West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Las Palmas Taco Bar

      62% likes this, based on 44 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican

      200 ft
      55 Front St

      Phone: 831-429-1220

    • Ideal Bar & Grill

      64% likes this, based on 171 reviews
      Cuisine: Seafood
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

      800 ft
      106 Beach St

      Phone: 831-423-5271

    • The Picnic Basket

      72% likes this, based on 95 reviews
      Cuisine: American

      800 ft
      125 Beach St

      Phone: 831.427.9946

    • Casablanca Bistro

      69% likes this, based on 53 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Continental
      Price Range: USD 18 - USD 41

      800 ft
      101 Main St

      Phone: 8314269063

    • Sawasdee By The Sea

      78% likes this, based on 30 reviews
      Cuisine: Thai

      800 ft
      101 Main Street

      Phone: (831) 466-9009

    Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz

    Individual guest reviews

    • Family with children

      The staff was really nice. The location is a block away from the warf.

      The place needs to be updated. Was afraid to step out on the porch bare foot. Too many nails showing on the floor.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      No breakfast, for the money there should be more than toast.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      The manager was completely rude to us and lied to us on several occasions. We had booked the room for 2 nights about 3 hours prior to us arriving and then as soon as we saw the place we were immediately disgusted and wanted to cancel our reservation but she wouldn't let us without a 2 day notice. So we decided to stay rather then loose out on our money. She gave us a room key for down stairs when we ordered a room with a balcony. And I told her that and she said that all the other rooms were reserved!!! I know because I reserved one of them!!!! We took the damn key to the downstairs room and it didn't even work so we had to go back to the office and tell her and she said I will give you one of the rooms upstairs. When she said they were all reserved??? We were the only car in the whole parking lot she was totally lying. The room was filthy, the paint was pealing of the walls, the carpet was stained in many places and the smell was a mix between dirty gym socks and Indian Curry. It was gross. We ended up not sleeping at all that night due to a rude guest next door. We have a young child and bc the man next door was shouting and yelling he kept waking her up. It was seriously one of the worst night ever. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. The service was absolutely a nightmare and the we were treated horribly. I seriously would have rather spent the night in my car. Don't waste your time or money. Also on the side note the police were in the parking lot on 3 different occasions. It's a run down place that attracts low life people.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      This place is not luxurious, it's good enough for what you pay. The boardwalk is really close by. If you just need a place to crash, this is the place, nothing fancy. We stayed in the family suite. All the appliances worked well :-).

      People around are loud at night...

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      We stayed in a family suite. Definately not fancy, but very functionable, comfortable and clean. The location is excellent, a very short walk to the Boardwalk/Pier. Parking was very easy, never overcrowded.

      The complimentary breakfast did not begin until 8AM. Having stayed there for a soccer tournament, that didn't work with the early AM games for those in our group that did not have a suite.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      the lady who worked there was an absolute grouch -- she berated me when i asked about their cancellation policy for the second night we had booked and told me that i would be charged full price if i attempted any changes, was very reluctant to let me see my room before signing my credit card bill because she claimed i was looking for an excuse to cancel, and then after i asked for late checkout and had it approved, she called my room at the original checkout time, then came to the room and demanded that we leave so that the cleaning people could come in. the first time she even cracked a smile was when we were driving away and she cheerfully suggested we stay there again soon.

      • Average rating
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