Cheap Hotels in Santa Cruz

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Cheap Hotels in Santa Cruz

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What is Santa Cruz Like for Cheap Hotels?

There are lots of ways to enjoy the seaside city of Santa Cruz without breaking the bank. For example, you might want to put on your walking shoes, grab a map, and go for a stroll to a side of this destination where money doesn't do all the talking. Visitors to Santa Cruz particularly seem to like the entertainment choices and beaches, which are great ways to discover the local area. Take a photo at Monterey Bay and Ocean Street for some great memories without a hefty price tag. Our choice of cheap hotels makes Santa Cruz a favorite among budget-conscious travelers searching for a vacation to remember. Hotels.com has 16 cheap Santa Cruz hotels to choose from, the right one is just a click away!

What Are Some of the Best Cheap Hotels in Santa Cruz?

Hotels.com travelers' top Santa Cruz budget hotel picks:

    Hyatt Place Santa Cruz

    3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • Free breakfast • Free WiFi • Spa tub • Fitness center • Central location

    Salt Air Lodge

    Convenient to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • Free parking • Free WiFi • Outdoor pool • 24-hour front desk • Central location

    Motel Santa Cruz

    Within easy reach of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • Free parking • Free WiFi • Restaurant • Central location

    Comfort Inn Santa Cruz

    Hotel with outdoor pool, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • Free breakfast • Free parking • Free WiFi • Spa tub • Central location

    Beachview Inn

    Convenient to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    • Free parking • Free WiFi • 24-hour front desk • Central location

What Are the Best Things to See and Do in Santa Cruz?

You'll find plenty of sightseeing opportunities in Santa Cruz on a modest budget. Check out these sights and landmarks in the city, some of which you can appreciate without spending a penny.

    Parks
  • University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum
  • Pleasure Point Park
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park

  • Beaches
  • Main Beach
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
  • Twin Lakes State Beach

  • Sights & Landmarks
  • Monterey Bay
  • Ocean Street
  • Mission Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

What inexpensive motels can I find in Santa Cruz?
Beach Street Inn and Suites, Torch Lite Inn and Ocean Pacific Lodge are among the best-rated motels by fellow travelers for a budget-friendly stay. Additionally, you’ll find 20 motels to consider on our site.
What are some good hotel recommendations for a budget trip to Santa Cruz?
Guests love these budget-friendly options on their visit to the area: The Aqua Pacific Hotel and La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Santa Cruz.
Will I find a vacation rental in Santa Cruz?
You’ll find 227 vacation home choices on our site. Additionally, you’ll find 16 apartments and 5 condos.
Where can I get a good free breakfast at a cheap Santa Cruz hotel?
Other travelers gave kudos for the free breakfast at the following cheap properties: Best Western Plus All Suites Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz and Best Western Inn.
Where can I stay on a budget for my business trip to Santa Cruz?
Others on a business trip who want to spend less money recommend these affordable accommodations: Best Western Plus All Suites Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Santa Cruz and Best Western Inn.
Can I book any cheap hotels near the beach in Santa Cruz?
Check out the affordable rates at Capitola Venetian Hotel if your heart is set on a beach getaway to Santa Cruz but you don’t want to spend your budget on just a hotel room.
What areas in Santa Cruz should I consider for a budget trip?
If you’d like to spend less on your trip, the areas where you’ll find the most affordable hotels are Watsonville, Capitola and Ben Lomond.

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