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View on map4.3 mi from City Center
The hotel is ideally situated facing Pasatiempo Golf Club and offers a year-round outdoor swimming pool along with meals, a play area and video games for guests with children.
8.0
Great117 reviews
From   US$ 289 /nightSelect
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View on map1200 yd from City Center700 yd from Pacific Avenue
Less than 1 km from the city centre of Santa Cruz, this 106-room accommodation features a shared lounge and a tennis court.
8.0
Great67 reviews
From   US$ 302 /nightSelect
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1.8 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.
7.8
Very good78 reviews
From   US$ 228 /nightSelect
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1100 yd from City Center400 yd from Santa Cruz
The venue has a lobby bar and a seasonal pool on site and offers direct access to a train station just few steps away.
8.0
Great284 reviews
From   US$ 310 /nightSelect
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1700 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.
7.8
Very good81 reviews
From   US$ 242 /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.
7.8
Very good32 reviews
From   US$ 249 /nightSelect
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1700 yd from City Center1200 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
Guests can relax in the beach bar of the hotel that boasts an ideal location in Santa Cruz.
7.4
Very good80 reviews
From   US$ 242 /nightSelect
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1.8 mi from City Center1.2 mi from University of California Santa Cruz
Located in an upscale area, the hotel has 82 rooms, and it features a motorway nearby.
8.2
Great25 reviews
From   US$ 249 /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.
From   US$ 109 /nightSelect
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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.
6.0
Guest rating136 reviews
From   US$ 198 /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 good129 reviews
From   US$ 224 /nightSelect
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1400 yd from City Center500 yd from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Offering location close to Cowell's Beach, this hotel overlooks the mountain and has a beach restaurant.
7.0
Very good122 reviews
From   US$ 308 /nightSelect
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700 yd from City Center1000 yd from Pacific Garden Mall
Offering a convenient location in Westside Santa Cruz district of Santa Cruz, the hotel welcomes guests with a daily buffet breakfast.
8.4
Great66 reviews
From   US$ 238 /nightSelect
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1700 yd from City Center1200 yd from Veterans Memorial Building
Featuring a private swimming pool, this hotel is located close to the beach and close to DIG gardens.
7.8
Very good55 reviews
From   US$ 224 /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.
7.4
Very good117 reviews
From   US$ 198 /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
Great117 reviews
From   US$ 139 /nightSelect
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1200 yd from City Center700 yd from Pacific Avenue
Adjacent to Pacific Garden Mall, and close to Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, this central hotel features 55 non-smoking rooms.
6.8
Nice118 reviews
From   US$ 59 /nightSelect
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1200 yd from City Center800 yd from Pacific Avenue
The hotel is ideally placed in Westside Santa Cruz district, boasting 77 contemporary rooms and a 24-hour bar.
7.8
Very good199 reviews
From   US$ 247 /nightSelect
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1300 yd from City Center600 yd from Pacific Garden Mall
Overlooking garden, this business hotel welcomes guests with a daily continental breakfast.
7.4
Very good228 reviews
From   US$ 145 /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 good224 reviews
From   US$ 317 /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.
7.0
Very good418 reviews
From   US$ 231 /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 good115 reviews
From   US$ 285 /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.
7.6
Very good97 reviews
From   US$ 146 /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.
6.2
Nice64 reviews
From   US$ 180 /nightSelect
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1400 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
Nice278 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.
6.8
Nice82 reviews
From   US$ 198 /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.
7.6
Very good100 reviews
From   US$ 243 /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 good162 reviews
From   US$ 225 /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.
7.0
Very good60 reviews
From   US$ 107 /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.
6.4
Nice160 reviews
From   US$ 159 /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.
7.6
Very good48 reviews
From   US$ 191 /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.
6.8
Nice117 reviews
From   US$ 147 /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
Great41 reviews
From   US$ 244 /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.
6.6
Nice135 reviews
From   US$ 259 /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.
6.2
Nice100 reviews
From   US$ 163 /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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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.
7.6
Very good117 reviews
From   US$ 207 /nightSelect
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1.3 mi from City Center1.1 mi from UCSC Arboretum
Offering convenient proximity to Sones Cellars, the hotel is also close to Wilder Ranch State Park.
5.8
Guest rating3 reviews
From   US$ 262 /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
Nice28 reviews
From   US$ 145 /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 good14 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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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.
8.4
Great1 review
From   US$ 195 /nightSelect
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FAQs about cheap hotels in Santa Cruz

We hope that these 6 answers to the questions about cheap hotels in Santa Cruz will help you plan your trip.

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.