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Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

2.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
325 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Wharf5 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk11 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonterey Bay14 min walk
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)43 min drive

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About this area

Santa Cruz

Located in Santa Cruz, Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz is near the beach. Shoppers can check out Ocean Street, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 4 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 5 min walk
  • Cowell's Beach - 6 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 11 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) - 43 min drive


  • Asti - 5 min walk
  • Saturn Café - 5 min walk
  • Aquarius - 6 min walk
  • The Picnic Basket - 6 min walk
  • Zachary's - 7 min walk

About this property

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

Bayside Santa Cruz motel in Westside Santa Cruz, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
An outdoor pool, a business centre and a computer station are available at this smoke-free motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a garden, a picnic area and a TV in a common area are on-site. All 38 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus in-room free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find coffee makers, hairdryers and free toiletries.
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz offers 38 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves.

This Santa Cruz motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free off-site parking; booking required

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Fridge

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: USD 15


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 10

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per night
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15 per stay.
Cots (infant beds) are available for USD 15 per stay

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 150 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Early check-in fee: USD 15 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 10 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work

Property is also known as

Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz
Bay Front Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Bay Front Inn
Bay Front Hotel Santa Cruz
Bay Front Motel
Bay Front Inn
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Motel
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Santa Cruz
Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz Motel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 206 out of 968 reviews
5 - Excellent 21%
Rating 4 - Good. 277 out of 968 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 209 out of 968 reviews
3 - Okay 22%
Rating 2 - Poor. 142 out of 968 reviews
2 - Poor 15%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 134 out of 968 reviews
1 - Terrible 14%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
It was close to beach, the beds are very comfortable and the room was fairly large. The office staff did not open until well past 3 when we were supposed to be able to check in. And the price was pretty high considering the pool was not heated and no jacuzzi. Nobody answered the phone when we tried to call before check in.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family and small children
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room was dirty bathe towels limited and one was dirty. Room had a strange smell drapes didn’t close properly. Doors looked like they were forced. Too expensive for horrible conditions of room. Won’t ever return
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very friendly staff, and great accommodation for the 70.3 Ironman race!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Worst experience ever. The staff called me they left my keys under the mattress in front of the gate. When I arrived, I found the envelope of keys was not mine. Then, I had to call their sister hotel and waited 15 minutes.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Definitely not staying in Santa Cruz again after this time around visiting. The area is beautiful but this hotel in particular reeked something in between animals, pee, and anything else unsanitary. No matter how much cleaning and air disinfectant the smell wouldn’t go away. I do not recommend this place unless it is an emergency.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021