All hotels in Santa Cruz, California, United States of America
1 room, 2 adults
You can collect Hotels.com® Rewards nights here

The Islander Motel, Santa Cruz

2 stars
522 Ocean StreetSanta CruzCA95060United States of America, 800-491-6126
Price GuaranteePrice Guarantee on hotel bookings. If you find a better price on exactly the same stay, we’ll either match it or give you a coupon. Click below for details.
Good3.6 / 5
Cleanliness
Clean
Value
Best value for money
Location
Great location
WiFi
WiFi system needs upgrading
299See all 299 Hotels.com reviews
From 167 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Islander Motel, Santa Cruz

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $60
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Standard Room
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 22 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property at least 48 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

Children

  • One child (4 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Free self parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite

Also known as

  • Islander Motel Santa Cruz
  • Islander Santa Cruz

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50.00

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Golfing nearby
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1963

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

The Islander Motel, Santa Cruz’s small print

Also known as

  • Islander Motel Santa Cruz
  • Islander Santa Cruz

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50.00

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

Recent reviews

Good 3.6 /5 from 299 reviews

The Islander Motel, Santa Cruz
Poor1.0 / 5
clean but not worth the price
A very simple hotel room, clean and a comfy bed but not much else. there is a tiny fridge and freezer but no coffeemaker or really anything to make your stay more convenient. For 109 dollars in a single room with a king-sized bed, this did not seem worth the price. There was also a complimentary breakfast that looked extremely unappetizing and cheap.
1 night romance trip
The Islander Motel, Santa Cruz
Good3.0 / 5
Basic, clean hotel
Front desk was very helpful. The room was clean, and the property well cared for. That said, this is a basic hotel. The mattress was cheap and "bouncy," and no coffee in the room (although there was coffee in the registration office...I just didn't realize it at the time.) hotels here aren't cheap, so if you just want a basic hotel at a decent rate, this will work fine.
1 night family trip
The Islander Motel, Santa Cruz
Excellent4.0 / 5
Convenient and affordable hotel
We were there for the night, as part of a Pacific Coast Highway/Anniversary trip. As I mentioned, the hotel itself is a little dated. However, the bed was comfortable, the room was clean, the owners were very polite and helpful. We enjoyed our stay. It was one of the few places along our trip that had free parking, and a decent price. The hotel is a quick Uber or 10 minute walk to the downtown shopping/entertainment district. Or a quick Uber to the boardwalk. Would definitely recommend this place.
1 night romance trip
The Islander Motel, Santa Cruz
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Staff very friendly
3 night trip
The Islander Motel, Santa Cruz
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Great place to stay
We needed a little getaway and I was quite surprised how great The Islander Motel was. The check in was was easy and the lady running the front desk was extremely nice.When we walked into our room it has all been updated and very nice. The bed was very firm and comfy. All the amenities in the room were exactly what we needed. It had a larger than normal hotel room refrigerator and a microwave. The room was VERY clean. The shower Water pressure Was great! I hate staying in a motel room when I can't rinse the shampoo out of my hair. (I know that sounds silly but I have long hair and it seems to happen more often that the water pressure is poor). I would definitely stay here again. The price was very reasonable for what we received! I would Definitely recommend this motel!
3 night romance trip

See all reviews

The Islander Motel, Santa Cruz

Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us