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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, Santa Cruz

2 stars2 stars
505 Riverside AvenueSanta CruzCA95060United States of America
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Good3.1 / 5
Room is all right
Great location
Beautiful beach
Service is adequate
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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, Santa Cruz

from $59
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 25 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Recent reviews

Good 3.1 /5 from 19 reviews

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, Santa Cruz
Poor1.0 / 5
Terrible Management
Do not stay here! Hotel management was the worst. Office is closed until 8:30am so if you have any questions or problems before then you are out of luck. I did not get the "free breakfast" because I had to leave before it opened at 8:30am. If the manager wants to sleep in late he shouldn't be in the hotel business. I arrived at 2pm to check in and the manager said I could not check in until 3pm despite the fact that the room was ready. He said I would have to pay $10 to check in an hour early.
1 night business trip
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, Santa Cruz
Excellent4.0 / 5
Beat Expectations
My family and I went to Santa Cruz for a family vacation to enjoy the Boardwalk and the beach. The motel staff was friendly and they upgraded us to a mini suite which was great since we had our 19 year old with us. Overall, we got a little more than expected with the location and the upgraded, but my expectations for the room weren't high. We didn't go for the motel, we were there for the Boardwalk.
3 night family trip
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, Santa Cruz
Good3.0 / 5
Room was smaller than expected, but clean and comfortable. The bathroom was big, but looked like repairs were needed in the bath. Ice wasn't free. But the service was good
1 night family trip
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, Santa Cruz
Fair2.0 / 5
Careful you are not paying too much!
We booked this hotel for a graduation 1 night stay. It was $200.00 for a room worth about $80.00 on this website. They do have courtyard rooms, but gave us an outsize room. There was a skate park almost across the street and a bus stop. It is also a busy street at an intersection. Beds were soft and we did remarkably sleep pretty well considering. Bathroom was a Disability bath room so at least it was large and seemed new. The furniture is old and bedspread old in style. The room was clean. I can't imagine that there would be comparable hotels that are alot nicer for the price.
1 night trip
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, Santa Cruz
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Great Place for a Great Price
The place is clean, and has been recenlty remodeled. Good area and very close from the Boardwalk. We stayed there for 3 nights with our 3 kids 16, 10, and 5. Has all the comodities, and the room was comfotarble. Priced very reasonable, we will definately stay here again.
3 night trip

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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, Santa Cruz

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