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dublin,ireland
Reviewed 13 July 2009

Bartollo at the Bayview hotel.The service is kind and steady UNTIL the owners speak. Then expect confusingly to be dared to argue with the host... Is this also some kind of comedy or performance art? Very weird business.Mood swings from the host at our private family party were not what my group expected where we choose to celebrate.We tryed to...

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5Thank oliver3385
Santa Cruz, CA
Reviewed 4 March 2009

I sent this note to the Manager after our disastrous stay. She never replied. Less than professional. Extremely disappointing. Felt abandoned. How else to put it? We had reservations for Friday night, February 13th, our tenth wedding anniversary. We spent the first night of our marriage in a room on the third floor. We chose Bay View in part because...

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5Thank pavelij
San Jose
Reviewed 6 October 2008

I booked a room with the Bayview Hotel through Hotels.com. I later found out that the wedding party had already booked rooms at a different hotel. So, I called and canceled my reservation. This was over a month before the reservation date. I then get a call the day after the reservation date from Bayview Hotel telling me I didn't...

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2Thank tmunk
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 25 January 2008

We called the hotel directly to make reservations for 2 nites. We asked for an early check-in. They told us we could check in at noon. We arrived at noon after 6 hrs of driving and they said there was no way the maid could have the room done at noon as checkout was 11:00am. They said it would be...

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6Thank WeLove2travel_8
East vBay Ca.
Reviewed 13 November 2007

this place is crappy, nothing worked in the rooms . We stayed there because of a coupon book we had showing the second night free . we called and got a verbal rate of 169.00 plus tax and they would charrge room tax only for the second night. After we got there they charged my card over $400.00. they were...

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5Thank meetoo1
Sunnyvale, CA
Reviewed 20 September 2007

We encountered multiple issues with this place when we stayed here for one night., after making reservations a few months prior. Most lodging is this area is very expensive. This place was not cheap but seemed like it had the potential to provide a charming stay. We were off to a bad start when there was no one to check...

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4Thank hopefully_helpful
San Francisco
Reviewed 22 May 2007

I booked this place based on the recommendations I saw on trip advisor and was sorely disappointed when I got to this hotel. Our room was dusty and run down. The bar downstairs stayed open until late and we could hear every little bit of the fun being had. We had a similar experience in the morning by being woken...

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1Thank Rose411
San Francisco
Reviewed 5 February 2007

This place was great! The food is DELICIOUS, the service is wonderful, and the people there make you feel like you're at home. The room I got was nice and spacious, with an extremely comfortable bed. I would reccomend anyone to stay here, and I will definatley be eating and sleeping there soon again!

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2Thank leogurly311
los angeles
Reviewed 29 July 2006

The first floor of the Bay View Hotel is a restaurant and bar that seems a throwback to old Western movies: cowboy hats and whiskey bottles, a piano always playing in the background, someone named "Frenchy" singing. It looked interesting, until I realized that I was going to spend the night there. Upstairs were 11 small rooms. Mine was filled...

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5Thank wheninroam
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Los Angeles, CA
1 review
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Reviewed 29 December 2005

I found the accommodations to be comfortable and well done with tasteful decor. The beds are remarkable. (I was there two nights and had two different rooms because of a plumbing problem in my first room.) The restaurant is excellent and the breakfast was tasty and promptly served. The coffee was fresh and flavorful, as one would expect that close...

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The oldest hotel in Santa Cruz County built in 1870. Between the ocean and the mountains in Aptos, Ca. Well known for its friendly spirits. Beautiful garden area hosts a variety of activities such as fire dancing and movie nights. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bay View Hotel

Address: 8041 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003-3928
Region: United States > California > Aptos
Price Range: €102 - €253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Bayview Hotel Aptos
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