The Islander Motel - Santa Cruz

522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities
^

The Islander Motel - Santa Cruz

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

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.

This field is required.
Email not defined
 Open
WRITE A QUICK REVIEW
Very Bad Excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rate this hotel
YOUR IMPRESSION OF THE HOTEL

In general

Pros

Cons

YOUR DETAILS
First Name
Email
Cancel
To get your review moderated and published, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site car park
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room view

  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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

Hotel Address:

522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 95060

Get directions
City Centre
  • Santa Cruz
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Watsonville (WVI)
    13.0 mi
  • Marina Municipal (OAR)
    24.9 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Caffe Lucio (cuisine: Italian)
    300 ft
  • Thai House (cuisine: Thai)
    500 ft
Parks
  • Mission State Park
    3200 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 Room
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed or 1 Queen-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Down/feather pillows
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Offering free WiFi, this room includes a flat-screen TV. A refrigerator and a microwave are featured in this room. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Extra fees apply for additional guests. No extra bed are available.

The Islander Motel photos Room
Standard King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Down/feather pillows
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Free WiFi, a flat-screen HD cable TV with extended channels, and en suite bathroom with hair dryer are included in this air-conditioned suite. A petite refrigerator and a microwave are featured in this room. Room rate is based on 4 guests.

Standard Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed or 1 Queen-size bed

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Free WiFi, a flat-screen HD cable TV with extended channels, and en suite bathroom with hair dryer are included in this air-conditioned suite. A petite refrigerator and a microwave are featured in this room.

The Islander Motel Location

Legend
  • Current hotel
  • Hotels nearby
  • Other hotels
  • Airports
  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
  • General

Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

Route Planner
Enter your starting point (at least street address and city) to receive driving directions to or from the hotel.

What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center2300 ft

Places of interest

Sport related

Shopping areas

Amusement

Museums

Parks

  • Parks and Recreation Dept400 ft
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Park2700 ft
  • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation3000 ft

Halls

  • Calvary Parish Hall2700 ft
  • Cayuga Vault3000 ft
  • Pacific Cultural Ctr3000 ft
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium3000 ft
  • Holy Cross Parish Hall3300 ft
  • Louden Nelson Community Ctr3300 ft
  • Viking Hall4000 ft
  • German American Hall4000 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz2300 ft

Theaters

Golf courses and Country clubs

Local attractions

  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach1.3 mi
    5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
  • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse1.8 mi
    Lighthouse Point West Cliff Drive
  • MJA Vineyards 1.9 mi
    328 Ingalls St Ste A
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum1.7 mi
    West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point
  • UCSC Arboretum1.8 mi
    1156 High St

Near the hotel

  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)1900 ft
    705 Front St
  • Nickelodeon Theatre2700 ft
    210 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk4200 ft
    400 Beach St
  • Storrs Winery4100 ft
    303 Potrero St Ste 35
  • Pacific Garden Mall 2100 ft
    Pacific Avenue
  • Mission State Park 3200 ft
    144 School St
  • Santa Cruz Wharf4000 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz

Restaurants nearby

  • Caffe Lucio300 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 + Bar600 ft

    Address: 611 Ocean Street
    Phone: 831.600.4545

    81% likes this, based on 14 reviews

  • Ristorante Italiano800 ft

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

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

  • Thai House500 ft

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

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

  • Hindquarter Bar and Grille800 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

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, California, United States, 95060

Get directions
City Centre
  • Santa Cruz
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Watsonville (WVI)
    13.0 mi
  • Marina Municipal (OAR)
    24.9 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Caffe Lucio (cuisine: Italian)
    300 ft
  • Thai House (cuisine: Thai)
    500 ft
Parks
  • Mission State Park
    3200 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