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.

The hotel’s beautiful location offers quick access to University of California at Santa Cruz, Natural Bridges State Park and UCSC Arboretum. Santa Cruz city center is 1 km away.

This central hotel boasts close proximity to a grove.

Americas Best Value Inn is within a 45-minute drive to Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

Americas Best Value Inn provides guestrooms appointed with a refrigerator, Wi-Fi, a microwave, cable TV and a safe. The spacious rooms feature the garden view. Guests can make use of private bathrooms with a shower and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

The dining options include a complimentary continental breakfast served daily. The beach restaurant provides fine meals.

Services

A copier and a meeting room along with a vending machine and free parking are available for 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
  • Wake up service

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

  • 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
    2300 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Little Caesars Pizza
    900 ft
  • Miramar
    1200 ft
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    1900 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.1 mi
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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Cable TV is featured in this room.

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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
      2300 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Little Caesars Pizza
      900 ft
    • Miramar
      1200 ft
    Beaches
    • Santa Cruz Main Beach
      1900 ft
    • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
      1.1 mi
    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 - 2000 ft
    • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse - 1.2 mi

    Sport related

    Shopping areas

    Amusement

    • Surf Bowl Cafe - 1700 ft
    • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 2000 ft
    • Cocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf - 2000 ft
    • Boardwalk Photos - 2000 ft

    Museums

    • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz - 1700 ft
    • First Night Santa Cruz - 2300 ft
    • Museum of Art and History - 2300 ft
    • McPherson Center - 2300 ft
    • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History - 3300 ft
    • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt - 3300 ft

    Parks

    • Parks and Recreation Dept - 2700 ft
    • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation - 3300 ft
    • Santa Cruz Mission State Park - 4000 ft
    • Lighthouse State Beach Park - 1.3 mi

    Halls

    • Louden Nelson Community Ctr - 2000 ft
    • Calvary Parish Hall - 2700 ft
    • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium - 3300 ft
    • Pacific Cultural Ctr - 3700 ft
    • Holy Cross Parish Hall - 4300 ft
    • Cayuga Vault - 5000 ft
    • Viking Hall - 1.2 mi
    • German American Hall - 1.2 mi
    • Portuguese Hall - 1.2 mi

    Universities, Institutes

    • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz - 2300 ft

    Marina

    • Cowell's Beach - 3000 ft

    Oceanfront Areas

    Local attractions

    • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 1.1 mi
      5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
    • UCSC Arboretum - 1.9 mi
      1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
    • Natural Bridges State Park - 2.4 mi
      2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 1.3 mi
      West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
    • Pleasure Point Beach - 2.2 mi
      East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz

    Near the hotel

    • Santa Cruz Wharf - 1900 ft
      Beach Street, Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 2700 ft
      Beach Street, Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - 3500 ft
      1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
    • Mission State Park - 4800 ft
      School Street, Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 1900 ft
      Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
    • Museum of Art & History - 2700 ft
      705 Front St., Santa Cruz
    • Cave Train - 3800 ft
      Santa Cruz, CA

    Restaurants nearby

    • Little Caesars Pizza - 900 ft

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

      62% likes this, based on 36 reviews
      Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

    • Saturn Cafe - 1500 ft

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

      75% likes this, based on 107 reviews
      Cuisine: Vegetarian
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 21

    • India Joze - 1600 ft

      Address: 418 Front Street
      Phone: 8313253633

      60% likes this, based on 46 reviews
      Cuisine: Indian
      Price Range: USD 11 - USD 16

    • Miramar - 1200 ft

      Address: 232 Leibrandt Ave

      75% likes this, based on 12 reviews

    • Zachary's Restaurant - 1700 ft

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

      72% likes this, based on 119 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 2 - USD 22

    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

    Individual 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
      2300 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Little Caesars Pizza
      900 ft
    • Miramar
      1200 ft
    Beaches
    • Santa Cruz Main Beach
      1900 ft
    • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
      1.1 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      25