Bay Front Inn

325 Pacific AvenueSanta Cruz95060USA
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About Bay Front Inn

A relaxed and smoke-free motel, Bay Front Inn is nestled in Santa Cruz. Guests can enjoy an outdoor pool and free continental breakfast every day. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center is only 300 meters away.

All of the 38 guestrooms are smokeless and boast hardwood floors. Other amenities include air conditioning, ironing facilities, microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer, free Wi-Fi, and cable TV channels.

Complete with a picnic area, Bay Front Inn also offers its guests a computer station, lobby TV, business center, disabled parking, and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Guests can enjoy parking on site. A limited-hour front desk is available.

Several different eateries can be found within close proximity.

Main Beach is within a quarter mile. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is within a half mile. Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is almost a mile away. Natural Bridges State Park is approximately two and a half miles away.


325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, USA
Telephone: +1(831)4238564 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Right Near Beach

If you want to get to the beach in no time, this is the spot for you. The hotel is located right within walking distance to the lovely sandy shores of Santa Cruz, giving you the ultimate access to just about everything.

Near Boardwalk

Bay Front Inn is right near the boardwalk, opening up endless opportunities for activities and entertainment. And because you can walk there easily, you have tons of choices for shopping, eateries, and unique destinations.

Excellent Breakfast

You won't find a single item missing at this widespread selection of options at breakfast. With waffles, juice, muffins, cereal, and coffee, you can get your fix before heading out for the day.

Negative Reviews

Limited Parking

While the hotel does have parking right on site, it is very limited, so you might not find a spot. There is also a nightly surcharge, which can get pretty expensive if you want to stay for a while.

Early Check-In Fee

If you want to check into the hotel early, you might have some trouble doing so without getting a fee. No matter how early you want to check in, you will have to pay a fee for this.

Small Pool, Hotel Could Be Cleaner

Though this hotel offers the convenience of having a pool on site, you might have trouble getting a spot, as it's a small pool and overall area fills up fast. The hotel also would benefit from having cleaner facilities throughout the entire area, as housekeeping doesn't always do the best job the first time around.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1609 reviews across the web
6.8 /10
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    7.4 /10
6.8 out of 10 based on 1609 reviews