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Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area, Santa Cruz

2.5-star2.5 stars
314 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States of America

Walking distance from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Free WiFi
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Beautiful beach
Good internet service
Great location
Great room
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From 426 reviews

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Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area, Santa Cruz

from $170
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

What’s around Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area, Santa Cruz


  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 3 min walk
  • Main Beach - 5 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 19 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 27 min walk
  • Ocean Street - 3 min walk
  • Cocoanut Grove - 5 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 19 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 44 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) - 45 min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 47 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 47 min drive
  • Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.) - 75 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 28 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - midnight.
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Children's pool
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area, Santa Cruz’s small print

Also known as

  • Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk
  • Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area
  • Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area Hotel
  • Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area Hotel Santa Cruz
  • Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area Santa Cruz
  • Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area Motel Santa Cruz
  • Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area Motel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 20 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 319 reviews

Fair 4.0
The price we paid ($380) for one night was not worth the room we stayed in. It was a last minute booking but that should not justify the mediocre condition of the hotel and room. We had to wait to be helped out during check in and out cause there was not anyone there. Gentleman who finally came was fairly nice. Our room was somewhat comfortable but there was hair in one of the beds, like they didnt change the sheets. I had to clean what looked like snot off the end table. There was no tissue in the holder. Noise level was good and the shower was decent. I could go on but not worth the small fortune I payed. This place is missing out on an opportunity to be one of the better places to stay because of their proximity to the Boardwalk.
usFamily trip
Poor 2.0
Front desk clerk is incredibly rude. When we came in DURING our check in time he made us feel like a burden and like we were bugging him. Then, he had the audacity to berate us for missing his call while we were DRIVING and was asking what we’d do if our parents were calling us. Like dude, not your business at all, it was 6 hour drive to this hotel. Then, he forced me to move my car from a perfectly fine spot to a tight spot and I hit the car next to me and he said “it’s fine” ITS FINE??? No it’s not. Place is nasty and guy is rude. Don’t waste your money here.
usTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Best Service
The service was above and beyond what I have received at other hotels. From the moment we arrived the manager was there accommodating our needs. He found a room for early check in and offered a snack to our child while we waited for the room to be available. We watched him at night checking to make sure cars were locked in the parking lot and locking them up if they weren't. Breakfast was good, rooms clean, this is the only place I will stay in Santa Cruz. Thank you so much for making our stay easy and comfortable.
usFamily trip
Very Good 8.0
Upset in Santa Cruz
I will not be staying here again even though the hotel itself was nice and very close to the boardwalk. The hotel clerk was very rude and very argumentative with everyone he came across despite their happy nature. I came to Santa Cruz to relax and destress and I was very unhappy with the clerks very foul attitude.
Sabrina, us1 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Clean but Overpriced for Surroundings
The hotel was neat and clean, but overpriced for the janky surroundings.
Martin, usFamily trip

Comfort Inn Beach/Boardwalk Area, Santa Cruz

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