My husband and I stayed here for a romantic getaway from our four kids on Valentines day 2009 ... It was Great !! I love this motel .. not only are you just across the street LITERALLY .. from the boardwalk .. there is a bar, bowling alley, resturants, laundromat and convience store within walking distance. The staff was great upon check in and our whole stay .. The room was really clean (and I am very picky) the shower had great water pressure ... !! The front desk clerk Antonette was super great ... told us some great local spots to eat, gave directions and tips even phone numbers for delivery pizza places. I also was able to get the package deal which is a super deal ! It came with 2 summer passes .. (normally $70 each) 2 day passes for friends to the boardwalk (normally $40 each) 2 games of bowling ( normally $14) and miniature golf ( normally $14) Then we got a bonus at the boardwalk with the 2 season passes .. they gave us 2 more all day guest passes for the boardwalk ( normally $40 each ) .plus 2 coupon books for lots of buy 1 get 1 free food on boardwalk (normally would of been $328 worth of stuff .. WOW .. and 2 NIGHTS Fri & Sat .. all for $292 total out the door .( this is the winter price but only goes up $100 in summer).. SO you do the math ... great room ... great deal .. great time .. The breakfast was coffee .. tea ... hot cocoa ... and home baked muffins some fresh cut fruit .. Was not impressed but who cares .... I saved so much by staying here that I ATE out for breakfast but the coffee was good and strong !! :) as for the people hangin around .. all I seen was lots of boardwalk employees coming and going becase the motel is across street from parking lot for employees ..but you see security 24/7 across street felt safe whole time .. was quiet .. . there are pictures of the view from our room (rm 309) on my myspace feel free to check it out :) I will NEVER stay anywhere else in Santa Cruz ... it was to good !! NOT one complaint
Pros: They get booked pretty quick !!
Cons: Across the street from boardwalk !! Very Clean !!