The Islander Motel - Santa Cruz

522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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The Islander Motel - Santa Cruz

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Microwave

Refrigerator

Sports activities

Golf course

Overview

The Islander Motel is rated 2 stars and provides visitors with a vending machine, a free car park and a designated place for smoking. This hotel was opened in 1963 and renovated in 2000.

This hotel is about 3.0 km away from Canepa Motorsports Museum, UCSC Arboretum and Pleasure Point Beach. The Islander Motel lies within a 10-minute walk from the center of Santa Cruz.

The Islander Motel can be reached in 45 minutes by car from Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 22 non-smoking rooms featuring a trouser press, a private safe, a microwave, flat-screen television and a dressing area as well as en suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Offering a variety of dishes, Caffe Lucio and Solaire Restaurant + Bar are just about 100 meters away.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • No elevators
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room view

  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Hotel Address:

522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Caffe Lucio (cuisine: Italian)
    300 ft
  • Thai House (cuisine: Thai)
    500 ft
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    4200 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
Bed type: 1 King-size bed or 1 Queen-size bed
Size: 280 sq. feet
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Standard King Room
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 195 sq. feet
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    Queen Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed
    Size: 120 sq. feet
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Islander Motel - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
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      Hotel Address:

      522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Santa Cruz
        2700 ft
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        400 ft
      Restaurants
      • Caffe Lucio (cuisine: Italian)
        300 ft
      • Thai House (cuisine: Thai)
        500 ft
      Beaches
      • Santa Cruz Main Beach
        4200 ft
      • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
        1.3 mi
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        22

      The Islander Motel Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 2300 ft

      Places of interest

      Sport related

      Shopping areas

      Amusement

      • Surf Bowl Cafe - 4000 ft
      • Cocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf - 4300 ft
      • Boardwalk Photos - 4300 ft
      • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 4300 ft

      Museums

      • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz - 700 ft
      • Museum of Art and History - 1700 ft
      • McPherson Center - 1700 ft
      • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center - 1700 ft
      • First Night Santa Cruz - 2000 ft
      • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt - 2700 ft
      • Kids on Broadway - 4600 ft

      Parks

      • Parks and Recreation Dept - 400 ft
      • Santa Cruz Mission State Park - 2700 ft
      • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation - 3000 ft

      Halls

      • Calvary Parish Hall - 2700 ft
      • Pacific Cultural Ctr - 3000 ft
      • Cayuga Vault - 3000 ft
      • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium - 3000 ft
      • Louden Nelson Community Ctr - 3300 ft
      • Holy Cross Parish Hall - 3300 ft
      • Viking Hall - 4000 ft
      • German American Hall - 4000 ft

      Universities, Institutes

      • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz - 2300 ft

      Golf courses and Country clubs

      Oceanfront Areas

      Local attractions

      • 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 - 2.7 mi
        2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 1.7 mi
        West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
      • Pleasure Point Beach - 2.4 mi
        East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz

      Near the hotel

      • Museum of Art & History - 1900 ft
        705 Front St., Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Wharf - 4200 ft
        Beach Street, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 4200 ft
        Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - 4900 ft
        1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
      • Cave Train - 3600 ft
        Santa Cruz, CA
      • Mission State Park - 4000 ft
        School Street, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 4800 ft
        Beach Street, Santa Cruz

      Restaurants nearby

      • Caffe Lucio - 300 ft

        Address: 381 Soquel Ave
        Phone: 831-427-0164

        63% likes this, based on 39 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian
        Price Range: USD 26 - USD 46

      • Solaire Restaurant + Bar - 600 ft

        Address: 611 Ocean Street
        Phone: 831.600.4545

        81% likes this, based on 14 reviews

      • Ristorante Italiano - 800 ft

        Address: 555 Soquel Ave
        Phone: 831-458-2321

        65% likes this, based on 40 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian

      • Thai House - 500 ft

        Address: 353 Soquel Ave
        Phone: (831) 458-3546

        66% likes this, based on 12 reviews
        Cuisine: Thai

      • Hindquarter Bar and Grille - 800 ft

        Address: 303 Soquel Ave
        Phone: 831-426-7770

        60% likes this, based on 78 reviews
        Price Range: USD 0 - USD 30

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        22
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      The Islander Motel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Islander Motel

      Average guest rating

      7.4out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 45 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Service
      8.0
      Value
      5.0

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        5.0

        The room was clean and well maintained. It appears to be family owned and managed.

        Hotels in Santa Cruz are crazy expensive, but even so the Islander did not seem like great value for money. The room was tiny (though well maintained), and it was right on a busy street, and consists only of the rooms surrounding a bare parking lot, with dumpster. Breakfast, included, was the most pitiful offering I've seen yet. Coffee, honey Cheerios, and a few muffins cut into quarters. The Islander will do for a one-night stopover if everything else in Santa Cruz is too far out of town or too expensive.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        Price, bed, location, clean, fresh coffee, muffins and very nice owners. No frills motel with a great Italian restaurant across the street and a mile from the beach.

        Clean but not a 3 or 4 star

      • Family with children
        9.2

        The motel is very clean, bed/pillows very comfortable. The staff are very courteous and helpful. Location good, rate awesome! The room has a small refridgerator and microwave. Continental breakfast was coffee, juice, cereal and muffins-more than adequate.

      • Family with children
        6.6

        There was hair in the bathroom and on the shower curtain when I arrived.

      • Older travelers
        5.4

        Air conditioner in room.

        Breakfast was minimal. Empty OJ, coffee and toast and cereal.

      • Older travelers
        5.0

        We liked that we were only there for one night.

        Innkeeper grouchy and very stingy with coffee. Coffeepot supplied upon request, but the man grudgingly parceled out two scoops when asked for some. It wasn't enough for even one decent cup apiece and we went out and bought our own can. (We joked that if we needed more Kleenex, "Mr. Friendly" would probably grump and issue us two tissues only.) Also didn't appreciate innkeeper's young son's scolding manner about my smoking -- outside. Facilities adequate, but way overpriced for what it was, where it was. Next night, at same price, we stayed at Quality Inn, Marina, practically by the beach and with very friendly service. I'd recommend that one and we'd stay there again for sure.

      • Couple
        6.6

        The room was clean, the hotel was in a good location (close to the beach), and the price was fair for the area.

        It was on a busy street and there was a lot of traffic that you could hear through the crack in the door and the walls. Also, the bathroom was very outdated (especially the tub) and there wasn't a good selection for the free breakfast.

      • Couple
        7.4

        Nice cheap place to stay.

        Include Breakfast, but have to get at the counter and eat it in our Room.

      • Single
        9.2

        A very affordable hotel, very clean and well-maintained. The owners/staff are quite nice and friendly. It was very easy to walk anywhere I needed. Great grocery stores and restaurants nearby, and easy walk to downtown.

      • Older travelers
        4.6

        The staff was nice and the room was clean but it is very much a budget motel.

        The room was tiny. Breakfast consisted of 2 kinds of bread, 2 kinds of cereal, and orange juice. It is not near the boardwalk, the beach or downtown

      • Single
        7.0

        The customer service was pretty good and they wanted to ensure that I was fully satisfied with my room. For the price and location it was nice place to stay and rest for awhile.

        Nothing to really complain about. I'd stay here again on my next trip to Santa Cruz

      • Family with children
        7.0

        hotel was pretty close (driving distance) to attractions. the evening staff gave us extra blankets. the fridge was a nice amenity.

        The male staff guy was less than hospitable or welcoming. The pool did not feel heated. the breakfast was fair.

      • Couple
        6.6

        Pleasant and helpful staff.

        Room was older, and let in most of the street noise.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        The cleanliness of the room and the hotel staff/owners who were extremely nice.

      • Family with children
        5.4

        la piscine

        les draps etaient laves mais encore taches. Le petit dejeuner est tres simple

      How to reach hotel

      hotel The Islander Motel - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Santa Cruz
        2700 ft
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        400 ft
      Restaurants
      • Caffe Lucio (cuisine: Italian)
        300 ft
      • Thai House (cuisine: Thai)
        500 ft
      Beaches
      • Santa Cruz Main Beach
        4200 ft
      • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
        1.3 mi
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        22