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West Sussex, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We decided not to book ahead for our trip down the Pacific Coast Highway and just stop when we found somewhere nice. Santa Cruz appealed and so we tried a few places until we found one at a sensible price - Lanai Lodge. I'm very glad that we didn't read the TripAdvisor reviews first as it would have put us... More 

2 Thank Barlers
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

This was our first trip to Santa Cruz, the kids have been asking to go to the beach boardwalk. However, for some reason every motel/hotel in walking distance was either booked or way overpriced (i think there was a beach volleyball tourney) hence we found ourselves at the Lanai Lodge (also incredibly overpriced considering the condition, I've stayed at 3... More 

4 Thank redtiggrLA

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Fantastic location, clean room, friendly staff. The room had everything we needed, and there was also a bonus of a balcony, pool, and ice machine. the free, complimentary breakfast was a nice bonus, and the wi-fi connection was good. A fridge would have been nice, along with more channels on the TV.

1 Thank meldevereux007
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Here's the thing about this place - you sacrifice comfort for the beach and boardwalk being quite close. My mother and I came here for years and it was always the same, the floors are dirty, you have to walk with shoes always unless you want black feet, the rooms are subpar with nothing fancy (if coffee maker and fridge... More 

2 Thank elicia77
Napa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2013

The room we stayed in was clean and the bed was comfortable, but it did not include many extras - such as hair dryer, coffee maker, old style TV, wall heater, etc. Overall, it probably needs to be remodeled as the bathroom is also is very dated, vanity, wall cabinet, shower tiles show old patched hole from previous shower door,... More 

Thank Chuck49ers
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2013

I called after reading these reviews and expressed my concern of reserving a room but wanted to check it out. The owner " jay" held my room with no deposit on Presidents' Day weekend so I could decide after inspecting the room. I showed up and jay had keys waiting for me, the room was clean. I agreed to stay... More 

1 Thank Shannonwilliams4
Lancaster, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2013

The good news is that this is much cheaper than the hotel across the street. Santa Cruz has a lot of cheap hotels and this isn't the best buy. Also, you're probably going to get a balcony and at least a sliver of a view of the ocean. Now comes the bad news. We felt less like guests than like... More 

1 Thank Robert P
Citrus Heights, California
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

This place is absolutely the worst in Santa Cruz! Anyone giving this a good review must work for the place! Nasty dirty, holes in the counter top, food & dirty blankets in the pull out bed! The sliding door wouldn't lock & there is a trail leading up to it from the street. With the money we gave them over... More 

2 Thank Steev_0
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 July 2012

the bathtub had been repainted several times, and was chipped in layers to see the original colour the wall light smoked when turned on the patio door did not lock after leaving me and my partner were covered in bite marks the next day. animal stuck in attic making noise all night very low quality shampoo soap and towel very... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2012

After reading the reviews, I too felt nervous in staying here ... but we all are different and I like to try things for myself and glad i did ... This lodge is under new ownership, so I can say whatever had been said, did not happen to me... thankfully... I was greeted and received my door keys and my... More 

2 Thank kristina w

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just minutes to the University of California-Santa Cruz and the beach, the Lanai Lodge, a Magnuson Hotels affiliate, is just minutes to various attractions including Natural Bridge, Cowell Redwoods State Park, golfing, museums, shopping, boating, and a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. Guests will enjoy comfortable rooms with a continental breakfast each morning, a seasonal outdoor heated pool and sundeck, ocean view rooms, and free wireless internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz

Address: 550 Second St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $119 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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“ask for second floor to prevent noise above you”
 of 5 bubbles fred3235, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“For ocean view, get 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles BigBoyA77, 3 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Free wifi but it didn't work.”
 of 5 bubbles karenpG8007LY, 11 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for downstairs if you have lots of luggage.”
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“Choose a room somewhere else!”
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