The Islander Motel - Santa Cruz

522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, 95060show map
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Very goodBased on  49 reviews
Overview

The 2-star The Islander Motel boasts a convenient location near Mystery Spot The, which is around 4.8 km away. The Islander Motel was opened in 1963.

The property is 10 minutes' walk from center of Santa Cruz.

Mineta San Jose International airport is located 50 minutes' drive away from The Islander Motel.

Rooms

Guests of The Islander Motel can make use of cable TV, a personal safe, a microwave, a dressing area and a trouser press. They feature bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and guest toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Caffe Lucio and Solaire Restaurant + Bar offer a wide range of Italian meals and lie 100 meters away from the property.

Services

The on-site comforts include a free car park, a designated place for smoking and a vending machine.

Relax

Guests will benefit from a swimming pool and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports activities

Golf course

No pets allowed

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room view

  • Pool view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
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  • City landmarks
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Portuguese HallPortuguese Hall1.0 mi
Goodwill IndustriesGoodwill Industries1.1 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)13.0 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.9 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  49  reviews

Rating by category:

8.0
Service
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

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

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Air conditioner in room.

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

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Nice cheap place to stay.

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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Pleasant and helpful staff.

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

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

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

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    la piscine

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

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  49 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)13.0 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.9 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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