Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk - Santa Cruz

505 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk - Santa Cruz

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Breakfast

Continental breakfast

No pets allowed
Air conditioning

In-room air conditioning

Overview

The business Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk is a 2-star property placed 4.9 km from University of California at Santa Cruz . The building was renovated in 1997.

The hotel is set within a 10-minute walk from the city center.

It will take a 50-minute drive to get to Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

The property comprises of non-smoking rooms appointed with free Wi-Fi, climate control, cable television, a safe and IDD telephone. Some rooms overlook the garden. Guests will enjoy a bathtub and a shower provided in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Little Caesars Pizza with Indian specialties is just around the corner.

Services

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk welcomes guests, offering free self parking and a vending machine along with a meeting room and a copier.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   25.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Vending machines

Services

  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • HBO available
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
Extra bed USD 10
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

505 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    700 m
Airports
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
    44.5 km
  • Monterey Peninsula (MRY)
    45.0 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Little Caesars Pizza
    270 m
  • Miramar
    360 m
Parks
  • Mission State Park
    1.3 km
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    570 m
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.8 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    25

Rooms and availability

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk photos Room
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This room offers a TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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Room Description:

Suite|2 Queen - Non-Smoking - Suite

Spacious Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Connecting room
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Wake up service
  • Radio
Comfort Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center600 m

Places of interest

  • Sky Glider500 m
  • Cowell's Beach900 m

Sport related

  • Veterans Memorial Building1.0 km

Shopping areas

  • Pacific Garden Shopping800 m
  • Pacific Avenue800 m

Amusement

  • Surf Bowl Cafe500 m
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk600 m
  • Cocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf600 m
  • Boardwalk Photos600 m

Museums

  • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz500 m
  • First Night Santa Cruz700 m
  • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center700 m
  • Museum of Art and History700 m
  • McPherson Center700 m
  • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History1.0 km
  • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt1.0 km

Parks

  • Parks and Recreation Dept800 m
  • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation1.0 km
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Park1.2 km

Halls

  • Louden Nelson Community Ctr600 m
  • Calvary Parish Hall800 m
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium1.0 km
  • Pacific Cultural Ctr1.1 km
  • Holy Cross Parish Hall1.3 km
  • Cayuga Vault1.4 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz700 m

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk500 m

Marina

  • Cowell's Beach900 m

Oceanfront Areas

  • Santa Cruz700 m

Local attractions

  • Storrs Winery1.7 km
    303 Potrero St Ste 35
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum2.1 km
    West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point
  • MJA Vineyards 2.6 km
    328 Ingalls St Ste A
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach1.8 km
    5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
  • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse2.2 km
    Lighthouse Point West Cliff Drive

Near the hotel

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk590 m
    400 Beach St
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach570 m
    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
  • Pacific Garden Mall 720 m
    Pacific Avenue
  • Nickelodeon Theatre800 m
    210 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Wharf520 m
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Cave Train 690 m
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)780 m
    705 Front St

Restaurants nearby

  • Little Caesars Pizza270 m

    Address: 233 Ocean St
    Phone: 831-469-9100

    62% likes this, based on 36 reviews
    Price Range: INR 129 - INR 1 362

  • Saturn Cafe450 m

    Address: 145 Laurel St
    Phone: 831-429-8505

    75% likes this, based on 107 reviews
    Cuisine: Vegetarian
    Price Range: INR 64 - INR 1 362

  • India Joze460 m

    Address: 418 Front Street
    Phone: 8313253633

    60% likes this, based on 46 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: INR 713 - INR 1 038

  • Miramar360 m

    Address: 232 Leibrandt Ave

    75% likes this, based on 12 reviews

  • Zachary's Restaurant500 m

    Address: 819 Pacific Ave
    Phone: 831-427-0646

    72% likes this, based on 119 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: INR 129 - INR 1 427

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    25
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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 124 reviews

Rating by category:

Service
8.5
Value
9.5
Location
7.5
Rooms
8.0

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    4.2

    Decent location; only a ten minute walk to the beach/boardwalk.

    Poor rooms, old and tired. Damaged furniture and wallpaper peeling from the wall. Too expensive for the quality of accommodation.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Location was good as it was close to both the beach/boardwalk and downtown! The room seemed a bit dated but was more than enough for us as we don't really need a fancy room as we spend most of our time out and about.

    I was a bit shocked when upon checking in there was a sign on the wall saying 'this motel stores chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm'. We didn't drink the water put it that way. I've never seen this before and not sure if it's common to see or not. It wasn't that cheap either, although it was a Friday that we stayed but still the cheapest I could find close to the Boardwalk.

  • 3.8

    Small, broken hair dryer, right next to the street with skaters.

  • 7.8

    Room was to be expected but our bathroom was amazing. Cribbed shower, lots of space, remodeled tiles. I'd go there again just for the shower

    Staff was okay but at least you only need to see them at the beginning and the end

  • 10.0

    Great for the price. Walking distance to the boardwalk.

    Parking was not the greatest but you could not beat the price.

  • 9.6

    A small, recently redecorated room, everything clean and working. A good value for a single or 2 good friends.

  • 5.0

    The location is great for waking to the boardwalk.

    The room was furnished with old furniture, it wasn't very clean, there was mold around the window in the second bedroom. You could hear street noise through the fan in the bathroom. Oh, the bathroom! There was garbage in the bin in the bathroom when we checked in, the shower it's the size of a casket at best, and just about as dark. The neighbors were noisy - paper thin walls. The best part, though, was that we hated it so much that we checked out a day early (being charged for a second night anyway), and when we went to the office - where there is supposed to be breakfast as well - on a Saturday morning, we were met by a sign on the door that said they would not be open until 8:30am and not to disturb them unless it was an emergency! Seriously, don't stay here.

  • 7.4

    The motel was a little diffidult to get to, but it was comfortable. The staff was friendly.

  • 9.2

    The location and price and the fact there were 2 separate bedrooms as we traveled with our children

    Not much variety for breakfast

  • 9.2

    The motel is only about a 10min walk to the boardwalk. The bathroom is huge and motel is really clean.

    I wish there was a microwave in the room and also, I didn't like having to pay .25 cents for ice.

  • 6.6

    staff was very helpful and friendly...room was very clean.

    location is sketchy...more of a motel, rundown, curtains, bedspreads, etc...very old.

  • 8.2

    It's about 1/4 of a mile from the boardwalk, which wasn't bad for us. The room was clean, and the breakfast was better than we expected as well. They had fruit and mini cinnamon rolls and muffins, pretty good for how comparably cheap it was.

    The only bad things about the hotel are things you would bring yourself. The complimentary toiletries are the worst, so bring your own; same with the hair dryer. And we had extra blankets which was nice because the sheets were a little light and thin.

  • 5.8

    The location

    The front desk staff rude not helpful. Ran my credit catd that i didnt want her to and she said she didnt but she did. So i had to report fraud to my credit card compamy

  • 5.0

    Location was good for Boardwalk

    Very noisy, inappropriate language from party ongoing in neighbouring room.

  • 7.4

    The bathroom was beautiful and the location was very good. We came to see the beach and it was adequate for our stay.

    My car was broken into on the street beside the hotel. There wasn't enough parking, so we had to park on the street. So this made our stay a little stressful. The room was a little small and the carpet could have been cleaner.

How to reach hotel

hotel Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
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Hotel Address:

505 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 95060

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    700 m
Airports
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC)
    44.5 km
  • Monterey Peninsula (MRY)
    45.0 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Little Caesars Pizza
    270 m
  • Miramar
    360 m
Parks
  • Mission State Park
    1.3 km
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    570 m
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.8 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    25