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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here just before xmas.... Easy to find and within such a short walk to the pier, and just a little further to the main centre.... Room was clean and as to be expected, and the DIY breakfast is more than adequate to see you through most of the day.... Great staff too.

Thank Jason E
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here when driving to highway one from LA To San Francisco. Arrived late and weather wasn't great but room was nice and big and he bed was comfortable. Walked into town for dinner in the evening - took about 20minutes to get to the main hub. Breakfast was pleasant - bagels fruit etc. I feel it was slightly over...

Thank katythom1986
Hong Kong
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we called The Seaway Inn, we could feel a difference. Davenport took our reservation, extended us a discount and gave us explicit directions. We were travelling without a GPS so unfortunately it took us some time to find the Inn.When we arrived and walked in we could immediately feel the homey touches. It did not feel like...

Thank Destinyspeaks
Victoria, BC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were looking for a pet friendly place to stay in Santa Cruz and came across this. It is definitely dated and needs upgrading. Clean. We stayed in a "family" room which had a second room with a TV and 2 enormous chairs. That room had a musty odour to it. I found the beds to be soft with sad...

Thank Lisa-in-Victoria
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are always in the process of updating our rooms, we are actually working on changing out the bedding and getting rid of the out dated comforters. The rest of the room, including furniture has been updated however. I'm sorry that you had such a bad experience with our heating unit. My systems show...

Pacifica, California
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Well kept and run hotel. We only stayed overnight to avoid driving 1 1/2 hrs. but the bet was comfortable, the staff was very accommodating, it was clean, and the location was great (across the street from the beach). You are within walking distance to the boardwalk and to downtown. The rates were reasonable for off season (December). The free...

Thank hemiadvisor
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and posting your review! We are happy to hear that you were satisfied and comfortable. We look forward to seeing you again, should you be back in our area. Just a tip, if you are specifically looking to be on the 2nd floor, it is always best to call us directly to book.

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Riddle, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This motel is very charming. We loved it there---the staff--EXCELLENT!! The bed--very comfortable!! My husband became ill during our visit, so I asked to extend our stay by a day--the front desk clerks are all very nice and arranged things so we could remain in the same room--the next day, we were asked how my husband was feeling. We enjoyed...

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Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Although your husband was ill, during your stay with us, we are happy that we are able to accommodate you and that you "enjoyed" your stay. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to seeing you next time!

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed only one night while passing through to see family. Trusted the reviews on Trip Advisor and was not disappointed. Great location, no traffic noise, comfy bed, clean and wonderful continental breakfast this morning. Stefanie, the General Manager, is gracious and accommodating. Looking forward to a return visit the next time we are in Santa Cruz!👍

Thank Marci S
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

We look forward to seeing you again!

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Beds comfortable. Short walk to Beach. Very nice rooms. Breakfast good loved the make yourself waffles. Clean and you can walk everywhere. Staff very helpful. Would stay here again. Wifi was a bit slow

Thank j0higgins
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We are sorry to hear that you thought our WI FI was a bit slow, I will make sure to inform the proper personnel in that regard. We look forward to seeing you again, when you're back in our area.

Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This is our second time staying in The Seaway Inn. It's in a great location, bed is comfy, decent price and breakfast is a bonus in the morning! It's always been really clean and everyone working there is always very helpful.

Thank Sian T
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking some time to review your experiences in staying with us. We hope to continue to see you, when you are in our area!

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Good prices , close to the boardwalk , complementary breakfast , comfy rooms,nice staff . Really enjoyed my stay. I Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to spend a night in beautiful Santa Cruz .

Thank Jesus M
Stephanie V, General Manager at Seaway Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation! We hope to see you again, should you be back in Santa Cruz.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Seaway Inn is a charming Santa Cruz hotel perched on a hillside overlooking the gorgeous Monterey Bay. It has all the warmth and coziness of a classic beach hotel with a full array of modern amenities. It is just a short walk to family fun at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, world-class surfing at Steamer Lane, fine dining at the Municipal Wharf, and unique shops and entertainment in bustling Downtown Santa Cruz. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Seaway Inn

Address: 176 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5440
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $123 - $316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Not sure if the first floor is accessible by lift, so if you are not too mobile get a ground floor room”
 of 5 bubbles JasonE781, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Second floor rooms have a better view of the sea.”
  • The three sisters view when you look up from the balcony
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 of 5 bubbles Destinyspeaks, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“stay in a second floor room so you don't hear the people above you walking around”
 of 5 bubbles hemiadvisor, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for a seaview with balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles Offthetouristtrack, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room, as close to the offfice as they can do.”
 of 5 bubbles Lesley19662015, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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