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Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
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Overview of Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

2.5 star property
Bayfront motel with outdoor pool, near Monterey Bay

6.8/10 Good

1,002 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is €101
Price available on 12/02/2023
325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Monterey Bay - 14 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 25 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 43 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 47 min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 54 min drive


  • Las Palmas Taco Bar - 3 min walk
  • Firefly Coffeehouse - 4 min walk
  • Asti - 5 min walk
  • Aquarius - 6 min walk
  • The Picnic Basket - 6 min walk

About this property

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz puts you 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Monterey Bay. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and location.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 38 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby; booking required

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 40 (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25 (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.</p><p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Bay Front Inn
Bay Front Santa Cruz
Bay Front Hotel Santa Cruz
Bay Front Motel
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Motel
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Santa Cruz
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Motel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Does Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz?
As of 9 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz on 12 February 2023 start from €101, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM. There's a charge of USD 40 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 25 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz and nearby?
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Firefly Coffeehouse (4-min walk), Asti (5-min walk) and Aquarius (6-min walk).
What's the area around Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz like?
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz is a short 5-minute walk from Santa Cruz Wharf and 11 minutes' walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Needs updating and a better check in process
The check in times and process is ridiculous, it's a part time with people in the office only at 9-10a and 2-6pm on Saturday. At the same time the official check in time is 4pm with a $40 early check in fee if you check in earlier. Then we you get to the room this property is in bad need of maintenance, it's very run down with scrapes, paint missing, bathroom marks, floor marks/dents and a matress that should have been replaces a long time ago as the springs are complete worn out.
Morten, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Small and close to the beach, Perfect!!
We arrived early and were able to check in early as well which was very convenient! We enjoyed our stay and the cleanliness. It’s late January so we didn’t use the pool but everything else for the value was spectacular.
Sahra, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Francisco Jose, 2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

it sucked
well we got scammed first of all and the person who is writing this is Kimberly isaias daughter and it was an over all really bad experience
Isaias Miguel, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Matthew, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

It wasn’t all I thought it was going to be walls have cracks bathroom tile missing toilet isn’t held down at the base of the tile to toilet very small showers also when I ran the water it smelled at first like fish but after was fine tv turned off randomly
Illiana, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Really close by the santa cruz boardwalk. Everythimg is almost walking distance. Rooms are comfortable. Really recommend.
Cristian, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

The room smell of bleach,coffe pot was missing and there was apparent water damage in the walls.
Edith, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2 day getaway
Close to the beach and dry affordable.
Theresa, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The location is great. Rooms were a bit dirty but overall I pleasant stay
Lance, 3-night family trip
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