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Aqua Breeze Inn

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#10 of 25 motels in Santa Cruz
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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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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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2.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Michael T wrote a review Feb 2024
Saratoga, United States2 contributions4 helpful votes
Aqua Breeze is located behind the main boardwalk parking lot. Last time we were in SC, we paid a little more to stay literally across the street, but there is a lot of construction going on there and we were up at 6 am! the few blocks away made a huge difference. The room was clean and we got a good night's sleep. A few unusual things though all good. Coffee, cups, etc are all in the lobby. But that means you get what you need, not what the maid leaves you! No little bottles of shampoo, just a dispenser in the shower. We were short a set of towels, walked in and out of the lobby in 5 minutes with a set. Two really tiny nits. The outlets on one side of the bed didn't work (this happens enough in hotels that I always carry an extension with a power strip when I travel). Also the microwave wasn't connected. No big deal, we didn't eat in the room and I am sure they would have fixed it if we asked. All in all this was great value for the price!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Michael, thank you for choosing Aqua Breeze for your stay in Santa Cruz, and for taking the time to share your detailed feedback. We're delighted to hear that you had a good night's sleep and found our location convenient, especially considering the construction noise in other areas. Your understanding of our unique approach to amenities is greatly appreciated, and we're glad you found value in the cleanliness and comfort of your room. We apologize for any inconvenience with the outlets and the microwave, and your feedback will be shared with our team for prompt resolution. If you ever return to the area, we would be honored to host you again. Should you have any further comments or suggestions, please feel free to share. Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team
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Amy C wrote a review Feb 2024
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Horrible no heat won’t come here again! Asked for them to fix made me feel like I was an inconvenience drive 9 hrs to get here for a vacation just to freeze in a bed that I paid to be warm in. From Las Vegas to Santa Cruz it felt like we were being accused of breaking the heater! Just because the price is good do not book here!!!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Amy, We deeply apologize for the discomfort you experienced during your stay due to the heating issue. Providing a comfortable environment for our guests is our top priority, and we regret that we fell short of meeting your expectations. Your feedback regarding the interaction with our staff is concerning, and we will address this matter internally to ensure that all guests feel valued and supported. We understand the frustration of traveling a long distance only to encounter such challenges, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. Please know that your comments are taken seriously, and we will take immediate steps to rectify the situation and prevent similar occurrences in the future. We hope you will consider giving us another opportunity to provide you with the excellent experience you deserve. Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team
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RjCostales wrote a review Jan 2024
Elk Grove, California1 contribution
We really had an amazingggg stay at Aqua Breeze. The hotel staff was very nice & super accommodating to us! They allowed us to park there a little early & they didn’t knock at the 11am checkout (we requested a late check out) & we absolutely loved the view from our room. We would definitely come back!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Guest Experience Team, Other at Aqua Breeze Inn
Responded Jan 15, 2024
Dear guest, thank you for choosing Aqua Breeze for your stay and taking the time to share your positive experience. We're thrilled to hear that our staff was accommodating and that you enjoyed the view from your room. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we appreciate your kind words. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. If you have any further comments or if there's anything specific that made your stay memorable, feel free to let us know. Safe travels, and we can't wait to welcome you back! Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team
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Robyn R wrote a review Jan 2024
Ucluelet, Canada6 contributions3 helpful votes
Great location super friendly staff. A quick walk to downtown, a skip across the street to the boardwalk and centrally located to a variety of surf breaks, restaurants and shopping. Very safe and we would totally stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Jan 4, 2024
Dear Robyn, thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback with us! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our great location, friendly staff, and the convenience of our proximity to downtown, the boardwalk, surf breaks, restaurants, and shopping. We're delighted that you felt safe and would choose to stay with us again. We look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay in the future! Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team
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Ali A wrote a review Jan 2024
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Amazing location and staff and clean , but they need to change mattresses in the room we had. My kids love it Amazing location and staff and clean , but they need to change mattresses in the room we had.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Jan 4, 2024
Dear Ali, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're delighted to hear that you appreciated our amazing location, friendly staff, and cleanliness. However, we apologize for any discomfort you and your kids experienced with the mattresses in your room. We value your feedback, and we will certainly look into the issue to ensure improvements are made. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back for a more comfortable stay in the future. Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team
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TheLayfamily2023 wrote a review Dec 2023
Santa Rosa, California1 contribution
The room heats up pretty fast making it warm and cozy. Not a lot of blankets but the heat definitely does its job. The room came with a coffee machine but no coffee. The shower heated up fast and perfect warmth. I would definitely come back here, we parked our car and walked to the boardwalk..everything we needed was near by. It may not be high class hotel but I can tell u it’s worth it!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Guest Experience Team, Other at Aqua Breeze Inn
Responded Jan 1, 2024
Dear guest, thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We're thrilled to hear that you found our rooms warm, cozy, and well-equipped for your needs. It's great to know that you appreciated the convenience of our location, allowing you to easily explore the nearby boardwalk and amenities. We apologize for the oversight regarding the coffee machine and will certainly handle this with our team to ensure future guests have everything they need. We value your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay in the future! Safe travels and best regards! Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team
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Igor V wrote a review Nov 2023
June Lake, California3 contributions
While it’s not the Waldorf Astoria it is perfectly adequate for an old place. It is oh, so pet friendly, charmingly decorated in a maritime motif. Make your own coffee with packets from the office. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Guest Experience Team, Other at Aqua Breeze Inn
Responded Nov 29, 2023
Dear guest, it's wonderful to hear that you found our place adequately charming and pet-friendly during your stay. Our maritime-themed décor aims to create a unique and pleasant atmosphere for our guests. While we may not offer the grandeur of a high-end establishment, we're thrilled that you found our accommodations suitable. We're delighted that you appreciated the ability to make your own coffee with the provided packets from the office. Thank you for your kind words and for considering a return visit. We look forward to welcoming you back and ensuring another enjoyable stay. Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team
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Camper214690 wrote a review Nov 2023
Cloudcroft, New Mexico1 contribution
Very nice location, easy walking to the Boardwalk and all of the attractions in Santa Cruz including the pier and the amusement park and casino.The parking was safe, pet friendly large room with nice views.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Guest Experience Team, Other at Aqua Breeze Inn
Responded Nov 9, 2023
Dear guest, we greatly appreciate your positive feedback regarding your stay at our hotel. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our excellent location, within walking distance of many Santa Cruz attractions, as well as the convenience and security of our parking facilities. We're pleased that you found your pet-friendly room to your liking and that it offered nice views. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we're delighted that you had a great experience at our property. Should you have any further comments or suggestions, please feel free to share them with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team
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timE6257HA wrote a review Oct 2023
Richmond, California1 contribution
It was great had fun with the kids and grandkids at the Boardwalk Great location close to the boardwalk and places to eat and drink the weather was awesome too I would recommend and stay at the Aqua Breeze again
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Guest Experience Team, Other at Aqua Breeze Inn
Responded Oct 30, 2023
Dear guest, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you had a great time with your kids and grandkids at the Boardwalk and that you enjoyed our hotel's great location. It sounds like you made the most of your visit, and we're thrilled to have been a part of your enjoyable trip. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Aqua Breeze on your next visit. If you have any further comments or suggestions, please feel free to share them. We're here to ensure your stay is exceptional. Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team
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Daniel y wrote a review Oct 2023
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The room was perfect ,the employees were so nice and helpful. The location was the best had plenty of parking . The rooms where clean and spacious. The beds are so comfortable and the room had everything I needed.i would definitely be staying there again
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Guest Experience Team, Other at Aqua Breeze Inn
Responded Oct 24, 2023
Dear Daniel, we're thrilled to hear that your experience at the hotel was so positive. Your satisfaction with the perfect room, friendly and helpful employees, convenient location with ample parking, clean and spacious rooms, comfortable beds, and well-equipped room is wonderful to hear. Thank you for your kind words and feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit, and we'll strive to provide you with another excellent stay. Best Regards, Aqua Breeze Inn Customer Care Team
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PRICE RANGE
C$104 - C$201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
aqua breeze hotel santa cruz, sea breeze hotel, sea breeze motel
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Cruz
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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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, Ideal Bar & Grill, and Beach Street Cafe.
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).
Is Aqua Breeze Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.