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Fireside Inn Santa Cruz

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Basic Suite, 2 Bedrooms | Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Fireside Inn Santa Cruz

Fireside Inn Santa Cruz

2.0 star property
Within easy reach of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
6.8 out of 10 Good
6.8/10 Good

646 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • 24/7 front desk
311 2nd Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Near the beach
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Microwave
  • Television
  • Free self parking
  • Free toiletries

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 4 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 27 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 1 min drive
  • University of California, Santa Cruz - 7 min drive
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park - 7 min drive
  • Mystery Spot - 10 min drive
  • Capitola Beach - 9 min drive
  • Roaring Camp Railroads - 14 min drive
  • Rio Del Mar Beach - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 25 min drive
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 44 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 47 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 53 min drive


  • Ideal Bar & Grill - 5 min walk
  • Asti Cafe - 8 min walk
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar - 4 min walk
  • Marini's at the Beach - 3 min walk
  • Riva Fish House - 5 min walk

About this property

Fireside Inn Santa Cruz

When you stay at Fireside Inn Santa Cruz, you'll be just a 5-minute drive from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Also, this motel is 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from Capitola Beach. Fellow travelers like the beach location.


English, Hindi

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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1957


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Fees & policies

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)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Facility access costs USD 3 per accommodation, 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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.


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.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards.

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
Fireside Inn Santa Cruz Motel
Fireside Inn Santa Cruz Santa Cruz
Fireside Inn Santa Cruz Motel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Does Fireside Inn Santa Cruz offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Fireside 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Fireside Inn Santa Cruz?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Fireside Inn Santa Cruz?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Fireside Inn Santa Cruz?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Fireside Inn Santa Cruz?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What's the area around Fireside Inn Santa Cruz like?
Fireside Inn Santa Cruz is located near Main Beach in Westside Santa Cruz, a short 4-minute walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and 4 minutes' walk from Santa Cruz Main Beach. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

Looked like the place was in Stockton
Stacio, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Chloe, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Bridget, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hilltop Heaven
I greeted very kindly at check-in. The room was clean and comfortable. I was quiet. I very short walk to the boardwalk. I have stayed there before and i will again. .
Kat, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Neal, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Overall state of the room/property was a bit dingy. Linens and towels were clean, but bathroom/shower had mold/mildew visible and was in serious need of a rehab. For the money, I would have expected better and won’t choose to stay here again.
Bryan, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

No frills, close to boardwalk
Its a place to sleep with hot water. This a no frills hotel close to the boardwalk. It was clean, the beds were okay. The parking lot is interesting small spaces and steep. If you are a flatlander or have a LARGE car you might have issues parking. It is on a hill, as you can see from images therefore not very accessible for some.
Stacy, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Scott, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fireside Inn is in the perfect location for visiting the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. You can easily walk a couple blocks and enter the arcade area and explore the rides and attractions! There is also a cafe and bowling alley across the street from the motel that you can explore. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. And the staff is very welcoming! I arrived way earlier than my check in time but Lily the manager let us park at the hotel lot so we could explore the boardwalk while the room was prepared. She was able to get my room ready early and called me to let me know. It was such an accomodating gesture and made us feel very at home. I would definitely recommend a stay at the Fireside Inn!
Siobhan, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Traveled with family
The room was shabby, the only source of heat was a small vent in the wall that took forever to warm the room, the water was hot, which was good, and had a good shower head, but the bathtub looked like it had been repaired over and over and over, with caulk and plaster all over it. The one good thing it was close to the boardwalk.
Robert, 1-night family trip
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