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

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Overview

The central The Islander Motel comprises non-smoking rooms in the vicinity of Mystery Spot The, University of California at Santa Cruz and Cowell's Beach. The building was renovated in 2000.

The hotel is about 550 meters from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center and McPherson Center. The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

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

Rooms

The Islander Motel offers 22 guestrooms appointed with a dressing area, free Wi-Fi, individual climate control, flat-screen TV and a refrigerator with all the sights of Santa Cruz within easy access. Guests can make use of complimentary toiletries, a bathtub and a shower in every bathroom.

Eat & Drink

Serving italian specialties, Caffe Lucio is 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

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room view

  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • 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

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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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

The Islander Motel photos Restaurant Breakfast
Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed
Size: 240 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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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
    • 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

    Business areas

    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