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    The Islander Motel

    522 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-6602
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Room & Suite (14)
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    • Excellent25%
    • Very good45%
    • Average20%
    • Poor7%
    • Terrible3%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    1 - 5 of 174 reviews

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    My room was okay, nicely cleaned, run down furniture. The staff was nice. Breakfast was not much more than toast and cheerios, coffee. I was a bit bothered by the fact that there was someone sleeping in their car overnight, right outside of my first...More

    Thank Tim K
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had a great stay. Perfect location. Close to beaches and walking distance to downtown. Only moved car once. Room 229 is very spacious and very clean. The pool looked well keeped but didn't use. The staff is suoer friendly. We will diffently stay her...More

    Thank Julie B
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Very clean and well kept motel. Recently remodeled with new furnishings. Close to down town. Easy walk to Pacific Avenue down town area. New tile in bathroom. Good AC/Heat. Water restrictor on shower cut water flow too much. Takes too long to get soap off...More

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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Stayed the night on a stopover on our way down the coast. Staff was very friendly, check-in was easy. The room was very clean. It's an older motel but it's very well kept and updated. The bathrooms were completely redone in the last year (...More

    Thank Topher J
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My boyfriend and I stayed at the islander motel on the 1st October on our first night of a 3 week trip. After flying from Manchester to San Francisco we chose a stopover in Santa Cruz before continuing down the Californian coast. It took just...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
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    • Pool
    • Outdoor pool
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    • US$73 - US$221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Green Hotel in Santa Cruz
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 22
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    1 August 2015|
    Response from David O | Reviewed this property |
    I think it does...but I would say call them to see if there is and reserve it
    Room Tips
    "we were on the second floor (room 230) very close to the street above the office and I heard nothing after I..."
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    "It seems second floor not handicap accessible. We stayed in ground floor room and were not bothered by noise..."
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    "Rooms in back are quieter. Upstairs tends to get more traffic noise."
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    "For quiet away from street get upstairs in back"
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