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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This was the best value room ($45) of my trip Seattle to LA Easy to find, just off ocean street, I experienced no issues at all Checkin- efficient and businesslike Room: clean and comfortable. Nice decor. Cable tv, fast WIFI, plenty of power points. Plenty of hot water and nice shower. Motel was fairly busy but was not disturbed. Toiletries...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

The motel is clean and quite basic. The kids loved the pool . It's about a 20 minute walk to the boardwalk where there are some nice restaurants. The walk to the beach is interesting . We were up too late for breakfast !

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 10 March 2014

I was traveling solo and this room was $100. per night. The internet pictures make it look much nicer than it is. Pros: King size comfortable bed, free internet, and motel was quiet at night, also close to boardwalk, restaurants etc. Cons: Rooms are small, no coffee maker, sheets thin, floors not so clean, drain in bathtub wouldn't drain (gross)...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2013

all clean and comfortable, the bed was a little soft but slept well. no microwave, fridge or coffee making facilities. Didn't try breakfast. Great on a budget. Old style 4:3 TV but with hbo and free good wi-fi. I'd stay here again for the same price ($50) if passing.

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Kibbutz Gezer, Israel
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We spent four nights at the Islander, including Halloween. You just can't beat the price (we spent $56 including tax!), and upon arrival were upgraded to a queen room. It's true the rooms are small and the breakfast pretty useless unless you're very fond of cereal, but the place is clean, friendly and well-kept. Even on Halloween night when there...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 6 November 2013

This is a nice, clean and decent motel but it lacks a few ordinary amenities that are commonplace almost anywhere. I stayed in a one queen bed room for a very good price. But there is no coffeemaker or microwave as they have in their other rooms. This meant that when I woke at 5:00 am I could not have...

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Lawrence, New York
Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

The rooms at the islander motel are very clean, and the location is very good. It is close to some kind of main road so it is very noisy and very hard to sleep. The room is very small. They don't even have a flat screen tv, which is usually a basic thing in hotels today. The stuff wasn't very...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We stayed in the Islander for 1 night after driving up the Pacific Coast Highway. We got a special rate of $60 for a king room for the night and thought this was excellent value for money. There is adequate parking, some of which is under cover. Our room was a decent size, clean and had a large fridge. The...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 21 September 2013

First the positives....decent price...parking OK...great bathroom...good lighting...shampoo and lotion supplied...great location about 1 mile from the water...good bed...lots of TV stations....average size room....nice clerk. The biggest negative was a small cathode ray tube that Motel 6 would love to have because most of their rooms have the same type. It is located on a busy street (Ocean) so there was...

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Reviewed 28 August 2013

A room was well sized. Beds are good. Everything looked clean. I experienced lack of fresh air and some in unpleasure smell. There are many other motels on this street. For me it was noisy inside during the night. Resume: it is good, but as for me overpriced.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cleans and Comfortable,2 story with 22 guest rooms that include, 32" flat Screen LCD-HD TV Withe Remote, complimentary continental breakfast, Free Local Calls, All rooms have phone, Free WiFi. High speed Internet access in Room hairdryers. All rooms with Micro fridges. Free parking, Seasonally heated pool and electronic door locks for your security. Located approximately 1 mile from the world famous Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. We are within walking distance to Downtown Santa Cruz, numerous nightclubs, theaters and shopping at Pacific Garden Mall. Roaring camp, Mystery Spot, The University of California Santa Cruz, the Museum of Art and History and Pasatiempo Golf Course are all nearby. We look forward to making your stay with us the Best Value in Santa Cruz. Sorry No Pets.One car per Room.Parking is limited. Deposited Required. Extra Person $15.00 Per Person No Extra Beds or Crib,Payment will taken upon arrivel,. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Islander Motel

Address: 522 Ocean Street, 522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: €64 - €152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Islander Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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“For quiet away from street get upstairs in back”
 of 5 bubbles larryo621, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room towards the back. While we did not hear any noise at all, the hotel is on a very busy street.”
 of 5 bubbles StephanieM217, 26 May 2015 | Read review
“Friendly staff, clean room and not too far from the beach”
 of 5 bubbles 241ts, 20 May 2015 | Read review
“It is a very good motel with the very limited parking space.”
 of 5 bubbles TanyaS227, 19 Aug 2014 | Read review
“If you need a room with a fridge and microwave, choose the rooms that have two queen beds.”
 of 5 bubbles Morg17, 3 Aug 2014 | Read review
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