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View on map1.9 mi from City Center700 yd from Pasatiempo Golf Club
Located off McPherson Center, this accommodation features a 24-hour bar and a swimming pool, close to a motorway.
7.6
Very good43 reviews
From   US$ 254 /nightSelect
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View on map1700 yd from City Center200 yd from Sky Glider
Located a few steps from The Satellite Workspace and Digital Media Studio, the hotel features 34 rooms with views over the ocean.
7.4
Very good15 reviews
From   US$ 149 /nightSelect
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1600 yd from City Center300 yd from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
Offering 22 rooms with ocean views, the hotel is set in Westside Santa Cruz district, just steps from University of California Santa Cruz.
7.6
Very good4 reviews
From   US$ 199 /nightSelect
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1700 yd from City Center1200 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
The property dates back to 1983, boasts a historical-style architecture and has convenient location close to Pacific Avenue.
7.2
Very good47 reviews
From   US$ 237 /nightSelect
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1200 yd from City Center300 yd from Santa Cruz
Within easy reach of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this hotel comprises 11 rooms with private bathrooms.
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1300 yd from City Center800 yd from Pacific Garden Mall
Located a few steps from University of California Santa Cruz, the hotel features 62 rooms with views over the city.
5.0
Guest rating69 reviews
From   US$ 176 /nightSelect
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1200 yd from City Center800 yd from Pacific Avenue
Offering convenient proximity to Pacific Garden Mall, the hotel is also close to Cowell's Beach.
7.6
Very good92 reviews
From   US$ 177 /nightSelect
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1700 yd from City Center1100 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
The property boasts a seasonal outdoor pool and a golf course on site and guests can laze by an outdoor pool.
7.6
Very good242 reviews
From   US$ 228 /nightSelect
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1.2 mi from City Center1.1 mi from UCSC Arboretum
The business hotel is a good starting point to Santa Cruz' sights including Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Rexford Winery.
7.8
Very good19 reviews
From   US$ 253 /nightSelect
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1600 yd from City Center1100 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
Featuring a private swimming pool, this hotel is located close to the beach and close to DIG gardens.
8.0
Great54 reviews
From   US$ 237 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center400 yd from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Offering 27 rooms with pool views, the hotel is set in Westside Santa Cruz district, just steps from Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.
7.6
Very good9 reviews
From   US$ 192 /nightSelect
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1.7 mi from City Center900 yd from Rio Theatre
Offering 31 rooms with garden views, the hotel is set in Eastside Santa Cruz district, just steps from Mystery Spot.
7.2
Very good73 reviews
From   US$ 194 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center800 yd from Pacific Avenue
The hotel boasts location in Westside Santa Cruz district close to Catalyst and offers its guests a spa centre and a Jacuzzi.
8.0
Great133 reviews
From   US$ 256 /nightSelect
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1600 yd from City Center1100 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
Located in a beach area of Santa Cruz, the comfortable hotel will have access to an outdoor pool.
8.4
Great42 reviews
From   US$ 216 /nightSelect
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1500 yd from City Center400 yd from Sky Glider
Offering convenient proximity to Cowell's Beach, the hotel is also close to McPherson Center.
7.4
Very good97 reviews
From   US$ 270 /nightSelect
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1100 yd from City Center300 yd from Santa Cruz
A short walk from Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and a train station, this hotel features a year-round outdoor pool and consists of 50 rooms.
7.0
Very good198 reviews
From   US$ 267 /nightSelect
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1700 yd from City Center1200 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, this budget venue gives access to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
7.4
Very good46 reviews
From   US$ 151 /nightSelect
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1500 yd from City Center700 yd from Sky Glider
While onsite there is an outdoor pool, the hotel offers unique location right in the heart of Santa Cruz.
5.6
Guest rating42 reviews
From   US$ 232 /nightSelect
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1200 yd from City Center500 yd from Pacific Garden Mall
Boasting an outdoor pool plus a poolside restaurant, the venue is ideally located in Westside Santa Cruz district.
6.8
Nice193 reviews
From   US$ 175 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center800 yd from Pacific Garden Mall
This hotel in Westside Santa Cruz district, just off Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, boasts 36 en-suite rooms and a lounge restaurant.
6.8
Nice251 reviews
From   US$ 209 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center800 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
This hotel offers the lounge bar and 50 rooms together with convenient location close to UCSC Arboretum.
6.6
Nice49 reviews
From   US$ 181 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center800 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
Close to University of California Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, the lovely hotel is lodged in a historical-style building and consists of 42 rooms.
7.0
Very good33 reviews
From   US$ 266 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center600 yd from Pacific Garden Mall
Offering 25 rooms with garden views, the hotel is set in Westside Santa Cruz district, just steps from Pacific Garden Mall.
7.2
Very good167 reviews
From   US$ 205 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center200 yd from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Adjacent to Cowell's Beach, and close to Cowell's Beach, this central hotel features 25 en-suite rooms.
5.8
Guest rating112 reviews
From   US$ 161 /nightSelect
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1.8 mi from City Center1400 yd from Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History
This hotel features rooms with garden views, while a convenient location provides easy access to Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.
7.4
Very good21 reviews
From   US$ 220 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center700 yd from Sky Glider
Offering convenient proximity to Pacific Avenue, the hotel is also close to University of California Santa Cruz.
6.0
Guest rating64 reviews
From   US$ 172 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center800 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
Guests can enjoy the landscape views and an outdoor pool, while taking advantage of the hotel's location close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk as well as a port.
6.8
Nice34 reviews
From   US$ 169 /nightSelect
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2.2 mi from City Center1700 yd from Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History
Offering convenient proximity to Santa Cruz Charters, the hotel is also close to Santa Cruz Wharf.
8.0
Great9 reviews
From   US$ 239 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center600 yd from Pacific Garden Mall
Featuring historic architecture, the venue provides 38 rooms and offers easy access to McPherson Center.
6.4
Nice97 reviews
From   US$ 265 /nightSelect
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1200 yd from City Center500 yd from Pacific Garden Mall
Featuring an indoor pool, this property is set a short distance from Pacific Garden Mall and Mission State Park.
5.6
Guest rating59 reviews
From   US$ 168 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center200 yd from Santa Cruz
Located just off Santa Cruz Wharf and 42 km from Fisherman's Wharf, this hotel features a patio and a cocktail lounge.
7.2
Very good40 reviews
From   US$ 224 /nightSelect
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1500 yd from City Center100 yd from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Located near Pacific Avenue, the hotel offers ocean views and an outdoor swimming pool.
6.8
Nice27 reviews
From   US$ 132 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center400 yd from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Offering an ideal location in Westside Santa Cruz district of Santa Cruz, the hotel welcomes guests with a daily continental breakfast.
6.8
Nice29 reviews
From   US$ 145 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center100 yd from Santa Cruz
This budget hotel with ocean views lies close to the sights of Santa Cruz including Pacific Avenue.
7.2
Very good61 reviews
From   US$ 146 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center500 yd from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Situated 1 km from the centre of Santa Cruz, the apartment with a view over the garden offers a sunbathing terrace.
7.8
Very good11 reviews
From   US$ 152 /nightSelect
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1500 yd from City Center400 yd from Sky Glider
Guests can swim in an outdoor pool on site, provided by the hotel conveniently set in a busy area.
7.2
Very good5 reviews
From   US$ 70 /nightSelect
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2 adults
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.4 mi from City Center1.1 mi from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
Located in the beach area of Santa Cruz, the villa comprises 1 bedrooms and a kitchen for guests' convenience.
9.0
Perfect1 review
From   US$ 181 /nightSelect
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8 adults
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1.7 mi from City Center900 yd from MJA Vineyards
Offering a kitchen equipped with a microwave oven, coffee/tea making facilities and a cooktop, this villa is set near Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse.
From   US$ 245 /nightSelect
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4 adults
2 bedrooms
4 beds
3.5 mi from City Center
Offering a kitchen equipped with a microwave, coffee/tea makers and a cooktop, this villa is set near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
From   US$ 212 /nightSelect
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8 adults
4 bedrooms
5 beds
1.2 mi from City Center900 yd from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
Placed in Westside Santa Cruz district near Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse, the venue offers windsurfing, horse riding and cycling.
From   US$ 148 /nightSelect
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3 adults
1 bedroom
2 beds
1300 yd from City Center400 yd from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Offering setting in Westside Santa Cruz district, the vacation home features 1 bedrooms and includes a kitchen with a microwave, coffee & tea making machines and a fridge.
From   US$ 268 /nightSelect
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4 adults
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1200 yd from City Center1300 yd from UCSC Arboretum
Offering a kitchen equipped with a microwave and a dishwasher, this villa is set near Cliff Drive Vista Point.
From   US$ 283 /nightSelect
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FAQs about cheap hotels in Santa Cruz

These are 6 useful recommendations about top cheap hotels with breakfast in Santa Cruz.

What are the cheapest properties in Santa Cruz?

To spend your Santa Cruz trip in an economical way, find out a hotel among 9 affordable deals on Booked.net. Consider booking Best Western Plus All Suites Inn with rating 7.8/10, where prices start from 70US$ per night. This 3-star deal provides cribs, a business center and a Jacuzzi, as well as fashionable, air-conditioned and comfortable rooms. You may also find out Quality Inn rated 7.0/10 at the cost of 104US$ per night. It has a golf course, a seasonal outdoor pool and newspaper service on site. Find out other cheap places like Best Western Inn, Hampton Inn West, Ca and Hampton Inn .

What are the best budget hotels not far from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk?

For guests looking for an affordable option not far from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, there are 6 properties to choose from. Alternatively, you may find out Capri Motel Beach Boardwalk (rating: 6.4/10) with a golf course, bowling and mini golf on site. It's set 10 minutes' walk from the landmark and costs 179US$ per night. Other perfect deals include Budget Inn, Howard Johnson By Wyndham Beach Boardwalk and Pacific Inn .

What are the cheapest 4-star hotels in Santa Cruz?

According to Booked.net travel data, there are 3 4-star budget options to choose from. Chaminade Resort & Spa rated 8.0/10 is also a perfect 4-star hotel with a tennis court, a golf course and newspaper service.

What are the top cheap accommodations featuring free parking?

According to Booked.net travel data, there are 16 deals on Booked.net. We recommend Carousel Beach Inn rated 8.0/10 with 24-hour security, free private parking and 24 hour front desk assistance on site. It's located a 10-minute walk from Ocean View Park and costs 164US$ per night. Alternatively, you may book Bella Notte Inn rated 8.2/10, featuring hiking, a free parking lot and free private parking. It costs 222US$ per night.

What are the top Santa Cruz cheap hotels providing a free breakfast?

We recommend Ramada Limited Water Street rated 6.6/10, which is set 0.9 miles from Nickelodeon Theatre. Guests can enjoy Japanese and Asian meals at Sake japanese Steak House & Sushi restaurant nearby.

What are the most popular budget hotels in Santa Cruz among families?

If you're traveling with your family, Booked.net offers 18 cheap hotels to choose from. You may book Hitching Post Studios Inn (rating: 7.2/10) for 211US$ per night. This perfect family option is a 5-minute walk from Arana Gulch Trail and offers express check-out and 24-hour reception on site. You may also like Ramada Limited Water Street rated 6.6/10 at the price of 126US$ per night. This accommodation offers express check-out, 24-hour front desk and dry cleaning, as well as an outdoor pool and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool on site.