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Carousel Beach Inn

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Sparks, Nevada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Carousel Beach Inn was right across the street from the Boardwalk entrance. The parking is in the middle of the motel which felt safer for our truck. There is a gate requiring a room key to open for access the rooms. All rooms have a balcony or patio, and all the front doors faced inward, toward each other instead...

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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our stay was off-season and this available hotel was the most affordable for being close to the boardwalk. We arrived way earlier than check-in but were able to park in the lot and go explore the Boardwalk. I didn't realize how close it was...it was fabulous! Very clean and inviting lobby, along with friendly and helpful staff. I liked the...

Thank hkd1970
Modesto, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This is where we stay every time we go to Santa Cruz. With or with out the kids. They have re done the whole hotel it is so clean and crisp. I love there is no carpet now! In the morning i get a cup of coffee and go wall the beach or boardwalk right across the street. 302 is...

1Thank dianamT4166EP
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is great. You are just across the road from the amusement park on the boardwalk. Having free parking in this area of Santa Cruz, which is included, would be a real bonus most of the time. The boardwalk was closed while we were there with lots of damage from the storms. I don't know how noisy it would...

Thank VHD001
Modesto, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The manager Lori was great. Breakfast is very simple bt healthy. Great fresh Scones 😋. Rooms are plain bt clean. Pillows suck! Beds are comfortorable. The Location is perfect will stay here again. Rite across the boardwalk

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Frederick, MD
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My grown daughter and I spent 3 nights at the Carousel Beach Inn. It is a decent, clean, middle of the road motel. It is a good location, we like to walk and we could walk to the wharf, West Cliff Drive path and downtown. There were a few issues, but other than the squeaky bed, they weren't really the...

Thank Rose306
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We are a family with 2 teenage boys (15 & 17). Loved this place. Beautiful decor. Very nice employees. Parking included which was a huge bonus. Right across the street from the boardwalk. Down the street from a great family friendly long boarding beach. Would definitely stay here again!!

Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Santa Cruz in Feb was very quiet, making the location of the Carousel Inn not ideal at this time. The room was good, just had very squeaky mattresses which wasn't great with a baby. Breakfast was ok, only a few options, I would have liked to see more fruit available.

Thank Andrea W
Taneyville, Missouri
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Hotel was great with the exception of not being able to smoke on the balcony. The room was clean and the water pressure in the shower was great. It was just what we were looking for for our stay. Very close to the boardwalk and it even had a view of the ocean.

Thank misspokey1966
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Everything about this place was easy. Really nice staff at check in. Great parking. And so close to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. It's literally across the street. Our room has two large beds that were really comfy. An exceptionally clean bathroom. There was some funky photo art of the Boardwalk on the walls. And a great price. If you took...

1Thank AdButler_AU

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The family-friendly Carousel Beach Inn is just steps away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Main Beach. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carousel Beach Inn

Address: 110 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5520 (Formerly Carousel Motel)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $135 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 33
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Also Known As:
Carousel Motel Santa Cruz
Carousel Hotel Santa Cruz
Carousel Santa Cruz
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Cruz
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
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“If you don't mind a bit of noise in the summer, ask for a view of the boardwalk”
 of 5 bubbles 537garethm, 10 Dec 2016 | Read review
“3 floors with elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles 874deborahh, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs on North side of building is great view to beach, boardwalk, and hills.”
 of 5 bubbles familysarazen, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Alway go with the king spa rooms, ask for one that overlooks the street for the best view of the boardwalk.”
 of 5 bubbles D1134YLmichaelh, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Check to see if the boardwalk is open, top floor room”
 of 5 bubbles 174jenns, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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