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Aqua Breeze Inn

204 2nd St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5406
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#38 of 53 hotels in Santa Cruz
If you’re looking for a budget friendly motel in Santa Cruz, look no further than Aqua Breeze Inn. Nearby landmarks such as the Beach Boardwalk, Cocoanut Grove, Wharf and Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse make Aqua Breeze Inn a great place to stay when visiting Santa Cruz. The rooms offer a flat screen TV with HBO and ESPN, a microwave, refrigerator, air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease. In addition, guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking (1 car per room). During your visit, be sure to check out one of Santa Cruz's popular lobster restaurants such as Stagnaro Bros Seafood, The Crow's Nest, and Ideal Bar & Grill, all a short distance from Aqua Breeze Inn. Best of all, Aqua Breeze Inn makes it easy to experience some great Santa Cruz attractions like To Honor Surfing Monument, which is a popular . The staff at Aqua Breeze Inn looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Junior G wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
Don’t leave anything in the rooms or make sure you put them away very good they have untrustworthy workers in this hotel never again will I stay very untruthful and at the end I don’t get anything that I lost or replaced
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Kamal Naran, General Manager at Aqua Breeze Inn
Responded May 12, 2021
Dear Guest, Our housekeeping team has been working with us for more than 5 years and we have not had a single problem with them. When they do any rooms that have to be serviced they do not touch any personal items. For example, if there are any personal items on the bed they do not make it as to not touch anything personal in case situations like this arise. Our workers have no need to be taking items from guests. Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn
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melaniep820 wrote a review Apr. 2021
San Francisco, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
It is 3:59 a.m., and the people in the room next door are still having a party. This started at 12:30 a.m. with blaring music and yelling, resulting in the people upstairs banging on our ceiling, thinking it was us. I tried calling the front desk to no avail. The partiers are still going. We secured alternative lodging for our next two nights, and will seek a refund for the remainder of our booked stay here. Other notes: People smoking weed on the terrace in front of kids; rooms are small but adequate and clean. I relied on TripAdvisor reviews when booking. I wish I'd read Yelp too.
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Date of stay: April 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from GuestXperience Team, Other at Aqua Breeze Inn
Responded Apr. 11, 2021
Dear guest, thank you so much for your valuable feedback. While we are glad you chose to stay with us, we are sad to know that your experience was not up to the usual standards. We sincerely apologize for failing to provide you with a better experience and, had we not been fully booked. We surely would have helped you find a better alternative. We hope you forgive us and give us another chance to improve your impression of us. Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team
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Rena Maier wrote a review Mar. 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Booked this hotel for 5 or us. It was our sons 17th birthday, so it was nice being close to the beach and the boardwalk. The room was a two bedroom, with a kitchen, which was nice for saving money on eating out. Price was a little high, I believe, because the rooms need major updating. It was fairly clean, and we felt safe. Had some issues with hot water the second night, around 11, and the property manager came in and checked everything, and noticed that the boiler had turned off. 10 minutes later, I had a nice hot shower. Great stay! 3 stars because the rooms were outdated, and could have used some minor repairs. Would stay again!
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from GuestXperience Team, Other at Aqua Breeze Inn
Responded Mar. 27, 2021
Dear guest, thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted with your decision to spend such a special day with us. However, we are sorry for not blowing it out of the park for you. It is unfortunate that you feel overpaid. We do monitor our prices regularly and keep the rates competitive for the area. We will look into your claims regarding property and check the feasibility of a property upgrade. We hope you had a great tour of the beach and, we look forward to hosting you again. Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team
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Randoms R wrote a review Aug. 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Very disappointed. Room is dirty and smelly. Good thing I brought cleaning supplies. You can hardly move the room is so tiny, beds are extremely uncomfortable, ac doesnt work. I opened the door and door knob broke off. Only plus is the location
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from GuestTouch Inc, Other at Aqua Breeze Inn
Responded Aug. 2, 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and letting us know that our location suited you. We appreciate it. We strive to deliver a great guest experience, but it sounds like your time with us did not meet your expectations. We apologize for the issues you describe with the beds and the AC, and we are very sorry to hear that you had concerns related to cleanliness and odor. At Aqua Breeze Inn, we take upkeep and cleanliness very seriously, and your room should always feel fresh and clean. Our staff generally does a great job when it comes to maintaining our property and preparing the rooms for upcoming guests, so it is strange that this happened. Please know that the maintenance conditions that you experienced are an exception to our guest commitment and we extend our heartfelt apologies for any failure in delivering on our commitment of providing you with a clean, comfortable, and pleasant place to stay. Your comfort and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us, and we have taken all your observations on board for the betterment of the guest experience. We will also have your comments reviewed by our housekeeping team to ensure our standards of cleanliness are maintained at all times. Furthermore, we will see to it that our staff does a better job of preparing/airing out the rooms moving forward. We also want you to know that we have a variety of rooms available and in a range of sizes. If you were to consider staying with us again, we would be happy to assist you with the room type that might suit you the best in terms of size. It is disappointing if a guest leaves with less than first-rate experience - this is very unlike us. We know we can do better, and it would be an honor to have another chance to change your perception and restore your faith in our facility and hospitality. Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team
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Ralstin wrote a review Feb. 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
NEVER EVER STAY HERE. I am writing the first review of my life. I am a 38 yr old working professional woman who travels 75% of the time and have stayed in countless hotels. I am a local SC resident and waiting for two weeks to move into my new rental. I paid in advance online for 3 nights at this place and upon checking in the owner was so incredibly rude I have never in my life experienced this kind of brash out of nowhere discrimination for absolutely no reason. He decided that he was not going to let me stay bc I was a local!?!!! He looked at my vehicle which is a nice Mercedes and then said the people in the car ( my husband and his friend) who were dropping me to check in and go out the coast for the day to gold hunt looked "too local" in his words. We are a hard-working , clean and sober family. He refused to allow us to stay and gave no other reason but that we are local and look local. I was in business attire mind you. Disgusting, disrespectful, inappropriate, and unethically immoral. I am reporting him to the BBB. I now have to go through a big ordeal to get refunded online. Please save yourself the trouble and spread the word. There are many other wonderful places to stay here in SC with lovely staff in and around the boardwalk for those coming here on vacation. It may be cheaper than others, but pay a little more for someone who understands how to do business and properly. This is beyond anything I have ever experienced in this type of environment.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
2 Helpful votes
US$74 - US$1,106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aqua Breeze Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Aqua Breeze Inn?
Nearby attractions include Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (0.2 km), Santa Cruz Wharf (0.2 km), and Boardwalk Bowl (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aqua Breeze Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Aqua Breeze Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Aqua Breeze Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aqua Breeze Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Picnic Basket, Beach Street Cafe, and Ideal Bar & Grill.
Are pets allowed at Aqua Breeze Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aqua Breeze Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Aqua Breeze Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting San Lorenzo River Railroad Bridge (1.4 km).