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Hotel Solares, Santa Cruz

2.5-star2.5 stars
600 Riverside AveSanta CruzCA95060United States of America

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • It’s not bad but not great. Check in was quick and easy, room looked clean at first sight…Jan 14, 2019
  • Quiet and very polite and helpful staffJan 13, 2019
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From 730 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hotel Solares, Santa Cruz

from $75
  • 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
  • Monterey Bay - 23 min walk
  • Ocean Street - 4 min walk
  • Pacific Avenue - 6 min walk
  • Pacific Garden Mall - 8 min walk
  • Museum of Art & History - 11 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 22 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 43 min drive
  • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) - 45 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 49 min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 50 min drive
  • Free self parking

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



  • Free self parking

  • Self parking *

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

Also known as

  • Hotel Solares Santa Cruz
  • Solares Santa Cruz


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.

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 706 reviews

Hotel Solares, Santa Cruz
Bathroom smelled of urine, shower look dirty ( we did not take a bath ) security latch on door looked like someone had tried to kick the Door in ( Frame was cracked at the latch). People in the room next to us got into a fight police were called. Not and a safe neighborhood.
Melanie, us1 night trip
Hotel Solares, Santa Cruz
Needs some updating
We booked two rooms, one the heater didn’t work and the hotel was full so they gave us a space heater. The other room was not fully made up so we had to find housekeeping to finish. Check in is extremely slow.
Timothy, us1 night trip
Hotel Solares, Santa Cruz
Great Room, but disappointing experience
This is a Motel, that has probably been upgraded. I had booked a King-Room, but got upgraded for Free to a King Suite. The room was spacious, comfortable, and clean. unfortunately, that is where the good part ends. I got a 3rd floor room, but the elevator was not working. They promise free WiFi, but Internet did not work. They provide Free Breakfast, but it is as good as not being there. They don't have a dedicated staff for the breakfast area, so once anything runs out or needs cleaning, you have to wait for the front-desk staff to come. Toaster didn't work, and the only thing worth mentioning was the waffles/pancakes that you can make fresh. No eggs, sausages, bacon etc. You would have to wait for Bagels, bread, and even coffee. I chose not to. They charged and additional amount on my credit card after I checked out. Fortunately, I was keeping track of my credit card transactions, called and the hotel immediately reversed it citing it was a mistake. I would like to believe that.
Jose, us1 night trip
Hotel Solares, Santa Cruz
The location is great close to boardwalk. But after a 3 days stay not once did we get room service. Our beds were never done or trash taken out. WIFI not working, elevators not working, heating not working.
Laura, us3 night trip
Hotel Solares, Santa Cruz
Fair4.0 needs to update the descriptions of the rooms. I paid for a "suite" but the room was just a basic room. I checked the hotels actual website to see how they described their rooms and the room description on DID NOT MATCH!!! I would not have paid extra for the "suite" had I known I would be put in a regular room. When I asked the front desk they said the room I booked was just a regular room with 2 beds, and I didnt have a suite. They were fully booked and could not accommodate.
Nicole, us1 night trip

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Hotel Solares, Santa Cruz

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