Americas Best Value Inn - Santa Cruz

505 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn - Santa Cruz

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

No pets allowed

 Air conditioning

Overview

The 2-star Americas Best Value Inn enjoys its location close to the beach. The building was renovated in 1997.

Many Santa Cruz sights, including University of California at Santa Cruz, Natural Bridges State Park and UCSC Arboretum are within about 10 minutes' drive. Guests can get to Santa Cruz city center, which is 1 km away.

This central hotel boasts close proximity to a grove.

A local bus stop is 150 meters away. The property is set 45 km from Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

Americas Best Value Inn offers 25 guestrooms appointed with a refrigerator, climate control, free Wi-Fi, a safe and a microwave with all the sights of Santa Cruz within easy access. Guests can make use of a shower and a bathtub in every bathroom.

Eat & Drink

Little Caesars Pizza serves indian dishes and lies just 5 minutes walk from the property.

Services

The hotel provides a vending machine and free parking along with a copier and a meeting room to fit the needs of all guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   25.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines

Services

  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

505 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    700 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Little Caesars Pizza
    270 m
  • Miramar
    360 m
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    570 m
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.8 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    25

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Americas Best Value Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
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      Hotel Address:

      505 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Santa Cruz
        700 m
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Restaurants
      • Little Caesars Pizza
        270 m
      • Miramar
        360 m
      Beaches
      • Santa Cruz Main Beach
        570 m
      • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
        1.8 km
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        25

      Americas Best Value Inn Location

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 600 m

      Places of interest

      • Sky Glider - 500 m
      • Cowell's Beach - 900 m

      Sport related

      • Veterans Memorial Building - 1.0 km

      Shopping areas

      • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center - 700 m
      • Pacific Garden Shopping - 800 m

      Amusement

      • Surf Bowl Cafe - 500 m
      • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 600 m
      • Cocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf - 600 m
      • Boardwalk Photos - 600 m

      Museums

      • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz - 500 m
      • First Night Santa Cruz - 700 m
      • Museum of Art and History - 700 m
      • McPherson Center - 700 m
      • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History - 1.0 km
      • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt - 1.0 km

      Parks

      • Parks and Recreation Dept - 800 m
      • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation - 1.0 km
      • Santa Cruz Mission State Park - 1.2 km

      Halls

      • Louden Nelson Community Ctr - 600 m
      • Calvary Parish Hall - 800 m
      • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium - 1.0 km
      • Pacific Cultural Ctr - 1.1 km
      • Holy Cross Parish Hall - 1.3 km
      • Cayuga Vault - 1.5 km

      Universities, Institutes

      • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz - 700 m

      Business areas

      • Pacific Avenue - 800 m

      Golf courses and Country clubs

      Marina

      • Cowell's Beach - 900 m

      Oceanfront Areas

      • Santa Cruz - 700 m

      Local attractions

      • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 1.8 km
        5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
      • UCSC Arboretum - 3.1 km
        1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
      • Natural Bridges State Park - 3.9 km
        2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 2.0 km
        West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
      • Pleasure Point Beach - 3.6 km
        East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz

      Near the hotel

      • Santa Cruz Wharf - 570 m
        Beach Street, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 800 m
        Beach Street, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - 1.0 km
        1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
      • Mission State Park - 1.4 km
        School Street, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 570 m
        Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
      • Museum of Art & History - 810 m
        705 Front St., Santa Cruz
      • Cave Train - 1.2 km
        Santa Cruz, CA

      Restaurants nearby

      • Little Caesars Pizza - 270 m

        Address: 233 Ocean St
        Phone: 831-469-9100

        62% likes this, based on 36 reviews
        Price Range: GBP 1 - GBP 16

      • Saturn Cafe - 450 m

        Address: 145 Laurel St
        Phone: 831-429-8505

        75% likes this, based on 107 reviews
        Cuisine: Vegetarian
        Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 16

      • India Joze - 460 m

        Address: 418 Front Street
        Phone: 8313253633

        60% likes this, based on 46 reviews
        Cuisine: Indian
        Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 12

      • Miramar - 360 m

        Address: 232 Leibrandt Ave

        75% likes this, based on 12 reviews

      • Zachary's Restaurant - 500 m

        Address: 819 Pacific Ave
        Phone: 831-427-0646

        72% likes this, based on 119 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: GBP 1 - GBP 17

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        25
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      Americas Best Value Inn Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Americas Best Value Inn

      Average guest rating

      7.2out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 38 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      7.5
      Rooms
      8.0
      Service
      8.5
      Value
      9.5

      Guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        2.8

        It was cheap, close to the beach, but farther than the 2 blocks that they mention in their advertisement. Quieter than I expected.

        Moldy bathroom, everything felt wet all the time (carpet, bed, furniture). Poor ventilation. They kept the windows wide open in order to ventilate, the smoke alarm goes off when you take a shower, because of the steam. The toilet paper gets wet from the poor ventilation and steam. The bed was not a queen like they said, more like a full size mattress. It was also further than two blocks from the beach. I've stayed at better places for less money. Next time I'll stay at a best western. My husband only gets a few paid vacations days per year, so it was very disappointing for someone who rarely gets to have a vacation. We spent most of our time at the beach!

      • Couple
        6.6

        We arrived a few hours prior to check-in. They were so accommodating they let us have our room early.

        The bed was a bit uncomfortable.

      • Family with children
        8.2

        Loved the fact that it was a 5 minute walk to the boardwalk and that the the room had a mini frig & microwave

        Decor was outdated & complintary breakfast was minimal but a great place to stay if on a budget

      • Group of friends
        7.4

        Located just 10 minute walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Confortable. Quite cheap. I recommend it.

      • Group of friends
        6.2

        Ucsc graduation

        Have to pay for ice, no good choices for continental breakfast, not the cleanest it could have been

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        We had booked a room with 2 queen beds and were delighted to find that they were actually separated by the bathroom. Since one of us snores and wakes up the other, this was perfect. It was also quiet even though the motel is on a busy corner. The beds were comfortable. The water pressure in the shower was great. We liked having the small refrigerator and coffee maker in our room.

        We only stayed one night, so the fact that the shower was warm as opposed to hot was not a big problem. However, if we had stayed longer I would have been disappointed in the water temperature. There was not a place to sit in the lobby to have the breakfast; still we were happy to have some coffee and a danish before we went for brunch.

      • Couple
        5.8

        No breakfast was available before 8:30 while on the schedule was set at 7:30. For a 110$ motel I reckon this is not accetable

      • Couple
        4.4

        There was a bed to sleep in...

        We got a room out to the street along the canal/river which meant a fair amount of traffic noise. Room didn't feel overly clean, bed was too soft, furniture was poor quality (dresser looked like it was made from cardboard and had soaked up a lot of moisture). Too expensive (we payed 140 dollar for one night)... Basically find somewhere else to stay...

      • Single
        5.4

        Good location

        Very, very small room. Toilet loose & rocks on floor. Floor in bathroom is not soid.

      • Group of friends
        8.2

        Clean rooms. Close to the center of the city.

        No touristic informations, Not so close to the beach (we used the car)

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        Price of room

        Lobby was not open until 8:30 AM! That's too late to wait for a cup of coffee and a "continental breakfast". In-room powdered coffee creamer undrinkable. No ice either, unless you had a quarter, which I did not. Also, there was not a single place on the hotel grounds to sit ouside of the room. Pretty weak...

      • Couple
        7.0

        My boyfriend and I recently did a road trip around California. We opted for budget accommodation - a cheap and cheerful bed for a night or 2. We acknowledge that you get what you pay for so would have been happy as long as it was clean and functional! The hotel fitted the bill! It was a short walk down to the main boardwalk and pier. The staff were friendly and the room was clean.

        The only downsides were that it was very out dated and the breakfast was beyond basic. But for the price we couldn't really complain.

      • Couple
        4.2

        Decent location; only a ten minute walk to the beach/boardwalk.

        Poor rooms, old and tired. Damaged furniture and wallpaper peeling from the wall. Too expensive for the quality of accommodation.

      • Single
        7.4

        Good value for the money, clean

        The location, the rooms facing to the street get noisy.

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        Very convenient location.

        It was a refurbished small old motel. I know rates are high in Santa Cruz, but I believe I could have saved money by using one of the nearby independent small hotels that have not yet been bought by a big chain.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Americas Best Value Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      505 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Santa Cruz
        700 m
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Restaurants
      • Little Caesars Pizza
        270 m
      • Miramar
        360 m
      Beaches
      • Santa Cruz Main Beach
        570 m
      • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
        1.8 km
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        25