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1 room, 2 adults

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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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Beautiful beach
Great location
Fantastic service

Fireside Inn Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

from $65
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed
  • 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
  • Monterey Bay - 15 min walk
  • Cocoanut Grove - 3 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 4 min walk
  • Main Beach - 4 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 5 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 44 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 26 min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 53 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 47 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
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. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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

  • Smoke-free property
  • 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
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1957
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hindi

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
  • Fireside Inn Santa Cruz Motel
  • Fireside Inn Santa Cruz Santa Cruz
  • Fireside Inn Santa Cruz 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.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

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

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

Facility access costs USD 3 per accommodation, 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.

FAQs for Fireside Inn Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

  • Are pets allowed at Fireside Inn Santa Cruz?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Fireside Inn Santa Cruz?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Fireside Inn Santa Cruz?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to midnight. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Fireside Inn Santa Cruz?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Coasters (2-min walk), South Beach Pizza Co. (3-min walk), and Loards Ice Cream (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 302 reviews

Fair 4.0
Close To Beach, But Really??
Our room was nothing like the pictures on the website. They advertized their best room, not the average room. No carpeting, vinyl flooring. The door had not 1 but 2 peep holes about 18 inches apart --- the lower one was at at door knob level. The room was a pea green color & some wall fixtures had been moved from the wall so pink paint showed through. They did not bother to paint over it. There were faint white paint streaks on the green wall where white was painted on door moldings. The foot of the bed was higher than the head of the bed. When you turned over to sleep at night, it sounded like tin cans clincking underneath the bed. Large rotating fan mounted next to headboard. Small heater. Noisy ice machine. No breakfast. Looked like someone tried to scratch out "free breakfast" on their sign posted out side. Large bathroon with walk in shower. Electrical chords held by clothes pins. Parking was crowded and people parked their car in such a way that it was difficult to drive through the one-way drive way. My husband had to drive backwards to get onto the street. Close to beach and boardwalk. Very pretty view at night. But if you leave your car after check out time, there is a penalty that will be charged at $20 per hour.
Cynthia, us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Clean & comfortable but not worth high season rate
Clean, comfortable bed, good location. Unfriendly front desk but answered questions and concerns. So far has kept $100 security deposit. Safety & security is questionable - no safe for valuables, unsafe confusing stairs, narrow aisle in room for escape if there was a fire, cracks and messy paint work, old AC equipment not being used still in room. If management had been more friendly I would have overlooked a lot of things. Not a 7.4/10 rating - more like a 5.5/10. Visiter for hospital stay.
us3 night trip
Fair 4.0
No guest no deposit
I didnt like how i wasnt allowed any guest i come to visit i couldnt have my fmily over brcause were not allowed have gyuest or i would lose my deposit
us3 night family trip
Good 6.0
It was ok with the price around boardwalk Beach
Iraj, us1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Beach bummer
The shower was broken. I had to use a cup to wash my hair. It smells like mildew. Mold was growing in the curtains. The lamp shades were busted. Hair wasn't cleaned up in the bathroom. There was a hole in the wall that was patched with duct tape and painted over. The couple who owns it were extremely rude. They need to fix thier rooms, and work on customer service skills.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great as usual
Phuong, us1 night business trip
Good 6.0
Bathroom was horrible, it may have been cleaned before our arrival, but the sink rusty and had chunks of porcelain missing....It reminded me of a really bad gas station bathroom. At check-in they charge you a $115 “security” deposit which is charged to your CC within 5 minutes, but takes up to 5 days to be credited back to your CC if you don’t “damage” the room. UGH!!!
us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Good convenient location, but the place is in need of repair. All needs painting, floor, bathroom terrible.
Tony, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Its not too bad at all
The staff is great. Its in a fairly decent area. The Boardwalk is like 3 to 4 mins or less walking distance. Theres plenty of great places to eat nearby. If your ready to relax. The rooms come with great tvs with a line up of chanels to watch( like 7 hbos and max chs) . the beds were comfy as well. Its not a 5 star motel but its fair enough and comfy.
Phuong, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best place for the rate
Always feel at home here, always feel safe. Staff goes out of their way and I appreciate that from them .
Lisa, us2 night trip

Fireside Inn Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

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