Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East Hotel  2 stars

338 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060-5524  show mapSave
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 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation



Continental breakfast


The comfortable 2-star Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East offers non-smoking accommodation in a natural area of Santa Cruz. The building was renovated in 2010.

This hotel is situated 1.7km away from Santa Cruz Harbor Beach, University of California at Santa Cruz and Natural Bridges State Park. Just 10 minutes from the center of Santa Cruz.

Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East is set close to a lighthouse and galleries as well as Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and West Cliff Drive.

45km to Mineta San Jose International airport.


The hotel offers 20 rooms. All of them feature a mini-refrigerator, individual climate control, plasma TV, a writing desk and Wi-Fi. Guests can make use of private bathrooms with bath sheets, a shower and a hairdryer available in all guestrooms.


In the morning a continental breakfast is served at the breakfast room. Tea can be savored in the coffee bar.


Guests can take advantage of a meeting room, internet access and a photocopier and make use of ironing service, 24-hour reception and wake up service provided on-site.


A Jacuzzi and a hot tub are available on-site. The hotel's activities include surfing and golf.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2010.  Number of rooms   23.

City Center Santa Cruz - 3000 ft
Airports Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) - 27.8 mi, Monterey Peninsula (MRY) - 27.8 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Miramar (cuisine: Seafood) - 500 ft, Beach Street Cafe (cuisine: American) - 1400 ft
Beaches Santa Cruz Main Beach - 1400 ft, Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 1.1 mi
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  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)
Leisure facilities
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Golf course
  • Jacuzzi
  • Garden area
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor



from  2 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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Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East Guest Room
Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds or King Size bed or Double Bed
Size: 270 sq. feet
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    Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
    Size: 270 sq. feet

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      Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas
      • City Center
        2700 ft
      • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse
        1.2 mi
      Sport related
      Shopping areas
      • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz
        2000 ft
      • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History
        2700 ft
      • Museum of Art and History
        3000 ft
      • McPherson Center
        3000 ft
      • First Night Santa Cruz
        3000 ft
      • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt
        3700 ft
      • Parks and Recreation Dept
        3300 ft
      • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation
        4000 ft
      • 4600 ft
      • Lighthouse State Beach Park
        1.2 mi
      • Louden Nelson Community Ctr
        2700 ft
      • Calvary Parish Hall
        3000 ft
      • 3700 ft
      • Pacific Cultural Ctr
        4000 ft
      • Holy Cross Parish Hall
        5000 ft
      • Cayuga Vault
        1.0 mi
      • Portuguese Hall
        1.3 mi
      • Viking Hall
        1.3 mi
      • German American Hall
        1.3 mi
      Universities, Institutes
      • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz
        3000 ft
      • Cowell's Beach
        2300 ft
      Oceanfront Areas

      Local Attractions

      • Mission State Park
        1.0 mi
        School Street, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
        1.1 mi
        5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
        1.2 mi
        West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
      • UCSC Arboretum
        2.0 mi
        1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
      • Pleasure Point Beach
        2.1 mi
        East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz

      Near the hotel

      • Santa Cruz Wharf
        1400 ft
        Beach Street, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Main Beach
        1400 ft
        Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
        2300 ft
        Beach Street, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
        2900 ft
        1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
      • Museum of Art & History
        3400 ft
        705 Front St., Santa Cruz
      • Cave Train
        4400 ft
        Santa Cruz, CA

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Miramar

        61% likes this, based on 17 reviews
        Cuisine: Seafood

        500 ft
        232 Leibrandt Ave
      • Beach Street Cafe

        71% likes this, based on 55 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        1400 ft
        399 Beach St

        Phone: 831-426-7621

      • Little Caesars Pizza

        70% likes this, based on 4 reviews
        Cuisine: Pizza
        Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

        1300 ft
        233 Ocean St

        Phone: 831-469-9100

      • Falafel Hut

        69% likes this, based on 34 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

        1400 ft
        309 Beach Street

        Phone: (831) 423-0567

      • South Beach Pizza Company

        1500 ft
        303 Beach St

        Phone: 831-600-8900

      Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Super 8 Santa Cruz/Beach Boardwalk East

      Individual guest reviews

      • Family with children

        Super easy access to the boardwalk. Rooms have been remodeled and beds are really comfy. My 8yr old daughter and I stayed for two nights during her spring break and never used the car once. Felt safe walking day and night. Maid service and front desk were really nice too.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The staff was very accomodating and personable, even at half-past midnight. I was pleased that all the positive comments I read about this place is true. The rooms were clean, nice and comfortable. There were some comments about the not-so-nice neighborhood, but I didn't think it bad at all. The streets around the hotel were empty when we arrived shortly past midnight. Generally I'd expect to find more people wandering the streets. But it was quiet and peaceful. Parking was limited, but free street parking is available, even at metered spots, until 10am the following morning. For the price I paid, this hotel was a great value!

        Parking on hotel premise was limited. But free streeet parking, right next to the hotel, was available.

        • Average rating
      • Family with children

        The room was spacious, the decor was modern enough though not over the top, and everything was clean and fresh. It was enjoyable for the price.

        The hotel is on hotel row near the boardwalk, which means that it is in the seedier side of Santa Cruz. Don't get me wrong. Santa Cruz is not that seedy, but there were some questionable characters in the area.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were very clean and had everything we needed. Free brekkie in the morning was a bonus. The location was very close to both the beach and downtown.

        Nothing about the accommodation itself. If walkgin in the evening, the street lighting on the way downtown is a little poor, although the area did not feel unsafe

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        the matress, and their helpfulness.


        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Extremely clean, spacious and well-kept room (with jacuzzi); excellent and personable service; perfect location to the Boardwalk; a great value - a wonderful stay!!

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Free parking

        The place was awful, there was no ligth in the room, not enough clean., the breakfast is the worst i ever eat...

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The breakfast included was very reasonable and the room was spacious, very clean and a pleasure to stay in.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        the owners were very friendly and very helpful in recommending local restaurants and attractions. we chatted quite abit with them, they are very nice people. The motel was very close to the boardwalk, which was our main destination, but very quiet at night and the bed was extremely comfortable. good breakfast too. we would definitely recommend this Super 8 to anyone!

        actually Winlaw is in British Columbia , Canada

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The best part about our stay was the couple who run this motel. Friendly, helpful, informative and always a smile. Can't beat this for the location and price.

        Parking got a bit crowded but were able to work through it.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Owners were very friendly and extremely helpful offering directions etc. Excellent location, v short walk to boardwalk/beach. Room clean and comfortable. A good pool area. Good value for money.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        We stayed during graduation weekend, and a heatwave which made for a very crowded city. The staff was vigilant about keeping parking spaces for guests, and was much appreciated. The traffic was horrible, as was the noise of the partying public, not guests.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Clean room, nice location - few minutes from the beach, free parking available. Comfortable bed with good pillows.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Traveling from San Deago to San Francisco we stayed in various hotels and even camped a few nights. Amazing the range that is to be seen from 50 - 120 per night. Yes, this the the range we paided along the way for hotels, of that range this hotel was these best of Alvin every way, clean, nice room, nice view, nice staff, late checkout (by half an hour) was no problem - overall just great. The surprising thing??? This hotel was in the lower section of the price range mentioned above! That is right folks, one of the cheapest, but by far the best! You cannot go wrong!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Location, continental breakfast

        Hard to get WiFi. Owner/managers not always helpful.

        • Average rating
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