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National 9 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

2-star2 stars
130 Plymouth StSanta CruzCA95060United States of America

Motel with outdoor pool, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Fantastic service
Great location
Great pool
Value for money
Best value for money
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From 49 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

National 9 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

from $199
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 25 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 1 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

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

In the hotel

Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
Working away
  • Business center
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping

National 9 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz’s small print

Also known as

  • National 9 Motel
  • National 9 Motel Santa Cruz
  • National 9 Santa Cruz


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.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 150.00 per night

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.

What’s around National 9 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz


  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 32 min walk
  • Main Beach - 36 min walk
  • Town Clock - 16 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park - 18 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History - 19 min walk
  • Museum of Art & History - 19 min walk
  • Mission Santa Cruz - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 38 min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 45 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 33 reviews

National 9 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz
You definitely only get what you pay for.
I didn't expect a lot because the motel was so cheap so I wasn't too surprised or overly disappointed. Pros...the room was clean and the sheets fresh. Check in was quick and easy. Cons... Electrical outlets near beds were limited. The biggest disappointed was that we found no free breakfast when we were ready to leave in the morning (7:25am) and no sign posted saying the hours it would be available. I might stay there again since it was cheap and clean.
Annette M, us1 night romance trip
National 9 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz
Hometown touch
We were very pleased with our stay.Choosing a motel online is sometimes difficult,not knowing how it looks in person.From the beginning of our stay,till the end,it was a great experience.....
A Traveler, us2 night family trip
National 9 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz
if you pay to sleep,sleep is what you should get
I have stayed here twice ,first time was great but second time was extremely disappointing. I guess they think its ok to have construction begin at 0745 on the cottage in the back which was right outside my window. nail guns, compressor, four guys yelling back and forth to one another. I was under the impression that when you pay money to sleep somewhere you get to sleep.It doesn't happen here. I consider myself ripped off
A Traveler, us1 night trip
National 9 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz
Very Good8.0
Best of the lower cost motels in Santa Cruz!
Fantastic location, very clean, and super friendly staff! This is one of the best lower cost motels in Santa Cruz. When I was searching, I was looking for cleanliness above everything else and this place hit that mark especially for the price! The bed was a bit older, everything was bolted down, but again was CLEAN, could walk bare footed with no worries... and best of all no bed bug worries!!
Michael, us2 night romance trip
National 9 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz
Very Good8.0
Best value in Santa Cruz!
Our stay was facilitated by early check-in time (starts at 1:00 pm.) Also, I loved the giant soaker tub! Our room had both a microwave and very good refrigerator. This motel was a great value at a low price for the region. The decor is dated, but the room was clean and there was adequate on-site parking, which is a huge plus. For us, the location was perfect, but others may be bothered by road noise as it is very close to the freeway and a major surface street. Overall, one of our best motel experiences in Santa Cruz.
A Traveler, us1 night family trip

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National 9 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

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