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1 room, 2 adults

Hitching Post Studios Inn, Santa Cruz

2-star2 stars
1717 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062, United States of America

City-center motel within easy reach of Main Beach
  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Delicious food
Good internet service
Great location
Great room
138See all 138 reviews
From 105 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hitching Post Studios Inn, Santa Cruz

from $105
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking
  • Studio, 1 King Bed, Kitchen
  • Studio, 2 Double Beds, Kitchen
  • Standard Single Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Private Bathroom

What’s around Hitching Post Studios Inn, Santa Cruz


  • In Eastside Santa Cruz
  • Main Beach - 31 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 31 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 35 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Harbor - 15 min walk
  • Ocean Street - 19 min walk
  • Twin Lakes State Beach - 24 min walk
  • Town Clock - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 16 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 43 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) - 44 min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 44 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 44 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 31 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Working away
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free long-distance calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Hitching Post Studios Inn, Santa Cruz’s small print

Also known as

  • Hitching Post Motel
  • Hitching Post Motel Santa Cruz
  • Hitching Post Santa Cruz
  • Hitching Post Studios Inn Santa Cruz
  • Hitching Post Studios Inn
  • Hitching Post Studios Santa Cruz
  • Hitching Post Studios
  • Hitching Post Hotel Santa Cruz


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 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 5.00 per day

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 7.4 From 138 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Kinda pricey but everything is in this area during the season. Nice place though
Kalon, usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Our stay at the motel was good. It is centrally located no more than 10 minutes to most everything we needed.
usFamily trip
Poor 2.0
Horrible service. Bad place
Very very poor service from the male owner, Will not be back
shane, us2 night trip
Fair 4.0
The manager took a 100.00 deposit and has not given it back as of yet
Mary, us3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Highly recommend, best value in the area
I had a very good stay at the Hitching Post. The manager (presumably also owner) was pleasant each time I went to the office. I had only booked 2 nights but extended my stay because for a couple dollars more, it was much nicer than the comparable places nearby. The bed was firm which I love, the bedding, room and towels were white as snow, the little fridge chilled to the point of freezing which allowed me to keep ice cream in my room and the brick walls blocked any noise from adjacent rooms. I felt secure with many cameras on the property. The furnishings did not have any damage, good-sized TV with a lot of channels, the chair and ottoman were very clean, plenty of hot water in the shower which has a shower head at around 6'6" high. There was no discernible traffic noise in spite of the busy street. Parking available only steps from each unit. It was off-season so the small pool wasn't available but it looked well maintained and had a depth of three to eight feet. The majority of rooms are in an L-shaped building and there are two separate structures with roughly six units which is where I stayed. Walgreens directly across the street, walking distance to Safeway which is open until 2 am and a gas station convenience store open 24 hrs. Definitely will stay here again.
Diane, us2 night business trip

Hitching Post Studios Inn, Santa Cruz

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