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Fireside Inn Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

2-star2 stars
311 2nd Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States of America

Walking distance from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 91 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Beautiful beach
Great wellness & sports facilities
Great location
Delicious food

Fireside Inn Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

from $79
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofabed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Basic Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around Fireside Inn Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz


  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 3 min walk
  • Main Beach - 4 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 15 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 23 min walk
  • Cocoanut Grove - 3 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 5 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 20 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

At a glance

Key facts


  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: NIGHT WINDOW AFTER 10.30P
If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM 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

Travelling with others


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

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1957

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Fireside Inn Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz’s small print

Also known as

  • Fireside Inn Santa Cruz
  • Fireside Santa Cruz
  • Paradise Hotel Santa Cruz
  • Paradise Inn By The Beach Hotel Santa Cruz
  • Paradise Motel Santa Cruz


Please note that only one car per room is allowed.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

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

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

Refundable deposits

    Cash deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Facilities are accessible for an extra charge

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 7.2 From 188 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Nice place to stay and closer to any places!
It’s nice stay! It close to every places where we can go to. Parking lots has very small spaces. Be aware of surrounding while u back up even parking.. also door need update like new door sets. Because it old and hard to close it. It had been open little bit by us.. even maid cleaned and didn’t close completely shut. Suggestions to manager to replace most of doors make it easier to close... most of overall is good.
Michael, us2 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
Beware of the filthy floor
The service and location are great however if you get a room with carpet and not the hard floors the carpet is filthy and gross. Our feet where black after walking on the carpet for less then 30 min. We had to keep our shoes on in the room and it was disgusting.
Lisa, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect right near the boardwalk!
Awesome location, fantastic staff, great neighbors!!
Craig, us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Close to the Boardwalk. No more, no less.
This is low quality motel in fairly poor condition. The only two reasons you would stay here are that parking is included and it's one of the closest hotels to the Beach Boardwalk. One, very important thing to keep in mind is that because it's so close to the Boardwalk, you have to fight through horrible traffic to get to it, and potentially to get back out. We were stuck in traffic for about 45 minutes to cover the last mile and a half. We did appreciate the block and half walk back to the motel coming back from the beach, while carrying/dragging all of our stuff.
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location, clean, and convenient
I had read the reviews before booking, so I was not expecting much. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the room was. The check in was fast, easy, and the women at the front desk was super nice and helpful. I had booked through ibotta through the app, and got a screaming deal for a Tuesday night. I was skeptical that a beach front so close to the boardwalk could be under $90/night, but it was well worth the money! The room was small, but cozy. It is an older beach town motel, but was super clean. You can tell there has been many years of repairs and repaints but overall its really nice. It is so close to the boardwalk you could throw a stone and hit it. I was on the ground floor and was worried about noise, but we slept very well and without any interruptions. The parking lot is on hill and narrow, but I had no problems with my small suv, however I would not recommend trying to drive in with a large truck. This place is worth the money, super convenient location, clean, cozy, with great staff. I will definitely stay there again.
Christina, us1 night family trip

Fireside Inn Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

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