The Islander Motel - Santa Cruz

522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, 95060show map
Check rooms and rates
exclusive online offers!
Check-in
Select date
Check-out
Select date
Rooms and Guests
2Guests1room
Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  68 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.

+ More- Less
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

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
+ More- Less
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:30FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
+ More- Less
+ More- Less

Rooms and availability

+ More- Less
Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Art League Inc-Santa CruzArt League Inc-Santa Cruz700 ft
Museum of Art and HistoryMuseum of Art and History1700 ft
First Night Santa CruzFirst Night Santa Cruz2000 ft
Parks and Recreation DeptParks and Recreation Dept400 ft
Santa Cruz Parks and RecreationSanta Cruz Parks and Recreation3000 ft
Calvary Parish HallCalvary Parish Hall2700 ft
Holy Cross Parish HallHoly Cross Parish Hall3300 ft
Louden Nelson Community CtrLouden Nelson Community Ctr3300 ft
Gestalt Institute-Santa CruzGestalt Institute-Santa Cruz2300 ft
+ More- Less
Caffe LucioCaffe Lucio300 ft381 Soquel Ave
Thai HouseThai House500 ft353 Soquel Ave
Solaire Restaurant + BarSolaire Restaurant + Bar600 ft611 Ocean Street
Hindquarter Bar and GrilleHindquarter Bar and Grille800 ft303 Soquel Ave
Ristorante ItalianoRistorante Italiano800 ft555 Soquel Ave
+ More- Less
Boardwalk PhotosBoardwalk Photos4300 ft
Cocoanut Grove Banquet and ConfCocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf4300 ft
Kids on BroadwayKids on Broadway4600 ft
Seymour Marine Discovery CtrSeymour Marine Discovery Ctr2.7 mi
Scotts Valley Recreation DivScotts Valley Recreation Div2.9 mi
German American HallGerman American Hall4000 ft
Portuguese HallPortuguese Hall1.0 mi
Goodwill IndustriesGoodwill Industries1.1 mi
Santa Cruz Adult SchoolSanta Cruz Adult School2.4 mi
Mark Abbot Memorial LighthouseMark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse1.8 miLighthouse Point West Cliff Drive
Capitola Historical MuseumCapitola Historical Museum3.6 mi410 Capitola Ave
Wilder Ranch State Park Wilder Ranch State Park 3.8 mi1401 Coast Rd
New Brighton State BeachNew Brighton State Beach4.4 mi1500 Park Avenue, Capitola
Manresa State BeachManresa State Beach8.7 miSan Andreas Road, Aptos
+ More- Less
Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)13.0 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.9 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
+ More- Less
Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  68  reviews

Rating by category:

8.0
Service
  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Heated pool -was not very warm at all! Picture of it online -was better than the real place! Price -you are expecting something better for that price

  • 7.0
    Very good

    This is definitely a budget motel, minimal breakfast with no eating area, no coffee in the room and the office/breakfast did not open until 7:30. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was adequate. Given the situation..... graduation week-end at UCSC and needing an inexpensive room on short notice, I was not unhappy with the facility.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    I enjoyed relaxing in the pool, walking to the beach and on Pacific Avenue to check-out the night life.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    pool is by main road

  • 8.8
    Superb

    For the price, it was a good place, centrally located. Walking distance to downtown. It is an older building, but the room was clean and the people who own it are very nice and helpful.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very courteous staff. Reasonably quiet at night (we were there on a Monday). About a mile walk to the beach with some decent routes and others a little sketchy. The room was fine--nothing fancy, but clean and utilitarian, with a microwave and fridge.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Location to UCSC and price

    Parking was very tight and someone actually hit my bumper when they were backing out.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The location, great value for money, Motel-style (great if have a car), breakfast included, friendly staff

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    We arrived very late and were checked in with no problems and left at check out the next morning so we really just got our heads down and didnt spend much time at the hotel but it was reasonable for the price.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    It was clean, the bed was comfortable, the price was right, the location is close to the freeways and a few minutes to downtown and the ocean.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Small but clean.

    Faces the road, so a fair amount of noise. Rooms were previously smoking rooms, and while clean and non smoking now, they still smell a bit off.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great price, good location - walked to the ocean and to the city centre.

    The breakfast was okay - cereal and toast available. However, it was served at reception. We ended up eating in the tiny reception area, even though I think we should have taken a tray and eaten in our room. I think this is quite normal for motels in the us, though.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Cheap and clean

    Very loud flush on the toilet. Could have had a better breakfast.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The receptionist was friendly and polite. The room was bigger than we had expected and nicely decorated. The motel was within about a half an hours walk of the main street.

    The shower door was broken and slightly dangerous. As it was broken the floor would flood a bit too.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    There was no coffee/tea making facilities in the room. One young staff member was very unfriendly and overprices for location and in general.

+ More- Less
Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  68 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:30FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 12 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
+ More- Less
+ More- Less
Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)13.0 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.9 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
+ More- Less
Check rooms and rates
exclusive online offers!
Check-in
Select date
Check-out
Select date
Rooms and Guests
2Guests1room