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San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Good location-- a 5 minute walk to the boardwalk. Request a room in the main courtyard. We got a room on the outskirts of the building and could hear traffic (and loud emergency vehicles) all night. There is a mini fridge, microwave and coffee pot in each room. The TV is so outdated though- it's a Zenith TV and I...

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Dear Moanikeale87, Thank you for taking the time to write a constructive review on our property. We are constantly updating our rooms to provide our guests with quality comfort at an affordable price. We hope you stay with us again so we have a chance to exceed your expectations. Thank you once again for your time.

California
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Americas Best Value Inn's are not the best but you get a decent and clean room at a reasonable price. I have found myself staying at these hotels more often over the last few year. We enjoyed our stay here. Bed's are a little on the soft side for a hotel, hotels usually have very firm beds, which is what...

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Dear cmswartz, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate all feedback to provide our guests with exceptional costumer service and value for their stay. I am pleased to hear that your room met your needs and we hope you think of us during your next stay in Santa Cruz.

Wendover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

This looks and feels as cheap as it is and is a fairly depressing room to stay in but with comfortable beds so little room to actually complain for one night at this cost. Parking is right outside and check in was a breeze (location is good too). Breakfast is pretty miserable (even the coffee is instant) so go elsewhere.

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Dear Joe M. I apologize that you did not have the best experience at our property. At America's Best Value Inn and Suites we strive to give our guests the best service and value for their money. Our rooms are in the process of being refurbished to reflect our commitment to providing nice and affordable rooms to our guests. Our...

Lodi, California
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Our family took an impromptu trip to Santa Cruz for Valentine's Day because we all have the Monday after off. We booked this hotel last minute and got a pretty good deal. We got the room with 2 queen beds. The room was clean and actually had two separate rooms divided by a door for privacy. It was nice to...

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Dear Krazyk209, Thank you for writing a review and we are happy to hear you were satisfied with the room and the location of the property. I apologize we did not meet your standard for the continental breakfast. Rest assured we have corrected the issue. I hope we have a second chance to provide you an exceptional stay.

HOUSTON
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We stayed only for one night and was pretty tired reaching in. check in was so quick and hardly took a minute. we could park next to our room and walk in as if i was in my home. room was little small to my Texas taste but i would not complain. it was clean and neat for an older...

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Dear Shiazv, We are glad to hear that your check-in experience was efficient and that the room's cleanliness met your standards. However, I apologize that our continental breakfast was not a standard we met with you. Our various pastry choices, cereals, breads and juices are to satisfy different dietary needs. We will discuss other items to add to our continental...

Carson City, Nevada
Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is a budget motel, and older place, in the process of being fixed up. But it is an exceptional value - AAA rated 2 diamond, nice small breakfast, amenities in the room which include iron and ironing board, hairdryer, coffee maker, clock, and LUXURIOUS, THICK TOWELS! (How often do you see really good towels in a budget motel?) They...

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Thank you 96donalds for your positive review. Value prices for a comfortable stay is our top priority at America's Best Value Inn and Suites - Santa Cruz. We hope we have more chances with you so you can see our rooms fully renovated. Thank you once again.

Thousand Oaks, California
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Our room was located inside the courtyard style parking lot area, which was monitored by security cameras so we felt pretty safe. I saw some of the reviews said it was scary which is true if you get the rooms not in the central block where I was. The room overall felt like a semi clean motel room. The Bathroom...

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Dear Brent R., Thank you for taking time to write a review. We appreciate all feedback to keep all our guests happy with the value of our rooms. Our rooms are still being renovated to exceed our guests standards. Please think of us during your next stay in Santa Cruz. Once again, thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 5 October 2015

Great two night stay ! Comfortable, clean, mini-fridge, micro, breakfast, xlnt staff and close to the boardwalk... we had one of the few rooms facing the street, we heard the traffic, but really wasn't an issue & across the street was a small park and the river... So wherever the room (courtyard/ street-side) we would definitely stay there again.

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vpanchal, General Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Thank you Lets R for writing a positive review on America's Best Value Inn and Suites. We appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback so we can continue giving our guests great service and value during their stay. Thank you once again and we hope you stay with us again during your next trip to Santa Cruz.

Sparks, Nevada
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Was not able to check in on night that was reserved for my 2-night stay as evening flight into nearby San Jose was cancelled for undisclosed mechanical reasons and no other flights were available. It was not practical to rent a car and drive instead, so dealt with front desk Yeselia by phone who made several attempts to try to...

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vpanchal, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review on the property. We appreciate the time you took to write this as we take costumer service very seriously at America's Best Value Inn and Suites. Please think of us during your next trip to Santa Cruz.

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 13 September 2015

My room was at the back of the motel. The door of my room led directly into a dark street, my door straight to the sidewalk. I had people walking one foot away from my door and window, noisy skaters, people singing rap, just a step from my window. I had to go to my car at night to get...

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vpanchal, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, responded to this review

Dear innoluap, We apologize that you were unhappy with your room. We take security very seriously. We have well lit parking areas surrounding the hotel. Although we have several rooms facing the street, the door does not lead straight to the sidewalk nor do the windows. The streets are well lit for pedestrians at night and there are no dark...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk

Address: 505 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5123
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: €70 - €175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Choose a double room I think those are the ones in the enclosed parking area seems much safer and quieter.”
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“135 was a great end room with two doors so you could get a cross breeze, but there is air conditioning anyway.”
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