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Hotel Solares, Santa Cruz

2.5-star2.5 stars
600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States of America

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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  • There was dead bugs on the walls the AC unit did not work properly it was priced way too…Jun 9, 2019
  • Our stay here was spectacular. Price, location, and amenities was on point. Thank you…May 26, 2019
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From 741 reviews

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Hotel Solares, Santa Cruz

from $159
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Deluxe Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Suite, Multiple Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave

What’s around Hotel Solares, Santa Cruz


  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 11 min walk
  • Main Beach - 12 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 24 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 30 min walk
  • Ocean Street - 4 min walk
  • Pacific Avenue - 5 min walk
  • Pacific Garden Mall - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 18 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) - 46 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 46 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 79 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated good

  • Great for browsing and email



  • Self parking (limited) *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
Working away
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1989
  • Elevator/lift
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Hotel Solares, Santa Cruz’s small print


Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a rollaway bed. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Also known as

  • Hotel Solares Santa Cruz
  • Solares Santa Cruz

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 10 per day

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.00 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per pet, 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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 782 reviews

Good 6.0
We stayed in a two king suite and a double queen standard rooms both were very clean and beds really comfortable. Inside reminded me of a Marriott or Hilton in style and quality. It was quite during our stay. They have newly renovated the rooms and room size was very spacious. The location and the general use areas are in need of renovation. Elevator broken old and dilapidated. The staff was pleasant and helpful. It is relatively close to the boardwalk however location not desirable in a apartment style neighborhood and hotel across the street appears to be housing long term residents?
stacy, us1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Don't let their pictures fool you. Filthy.
We decided to book based on photos. I've been to Santa Cruz and surrounding areas plenty of times, but never stayed at this hotel. We came from out of town and it seemed very convenient for my daughters birthday since it was close to the boardwalk. Well let me tell you, we will never be staying again. We've stayed in motels with way less amenities, which were better than this place. Upon arriving and checking in, we weren't even greeted. We were handed our card and sent on our way. No explanation of what they offer, luckily I knew from the website. The lobby areas were very dirty, but we brushed it off as being a high traffic area. We get in the elevator and the buttons are all disgusting and the floor worse. Again, staying positive we enter the room. The AC didn't work, didn't realize till it was late and no one answered the front desk phone. Stains on the ceiling, bathroom door didn't shut. The tv remote says easy cleaning or whatever but it was dirty. The tables weren't even cleaned down and with fingerprints from previous people. A couple was waiting in the lobby for service for 15 min when we should have told them to run. We heard kids running around past 10pm "quiet hours". Spotted a prostitute the next morning. Complimentary breakfast is just loaded carbs and sugar. No one was even at the from desk when we were checking out and had to wait. Never again, the pictures are NOT how it looks now. TOOK ME 30 SEC TO CLEAN THE HAIR DRYER WHICH THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE. DISGUSTING
us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Hotel staff was great, location was great. Hotel needs some TLC
Dolores, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Property Close to the Boardwalk
This was a great hotel within walking distance of the boardwalk. Customer service was excellent, and the room was very nice and clean. However, I found out upon check-in that the hotel's rate for this property was SIGNIFICANTLY less expensive than booking on Be sure to check the direct price and request a price match!
Lynnette, us1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
They’re trying...I guess.
Chose this spot because they accepted pets but the shower curtains had weird stains on them & we ended up running late the following morning because we couldn’t turn the shower on & one of the front desk staff had to come and pry it on (props to you girl). The furniture & a few other things really need an upgrade but it seems like they’re trying. (Can’t leave a review on the breakfast since we were running late due to the whole shower prying situation). I would have to really reconsider staying here again. (Also, our neighbors were throwing a party next to us all night so we kept waking up, these walls are THIN)
Terresa, us1 night trip with friends

Hotel Solares, Santa Cruz

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