Hotel Solares Santa Cruz

600 Riverside AvenueSanta Cruz95060USA
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About Hotel Solares Santa Cruz

Hotel Solares is only a mile to the Santa Cruz Wharf and a quick ten-minute walk to the boardwalk.

The smoke-free, air-conditioned rooms provide ensuite, hairdryer, free toiletries, balcony, blackout drapes, ironing set, flat-screen TV, free local calls, work desk, free Wi-Fi, tea-and-coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, and daily housekeeping services. There are also rooms with adjoining rooms available.

The pet-friendly hotel offers 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, free lobby newspapers, elevator, front desk safe, outdoor pool, spa tub, and free parking for guests.

Guests are welcome to enjoy the Daybreak continental breakfast which is served daily. There are also other restaurants nearby for other meals throughout the day.

Hotel Solares is close to Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Pacific Garden Mall, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Lighthouse Field State Beach, Roaring Camp Railroads and Mystery Shop.


600 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, USA
Telephone: +1 8314589660 | Fax: +1 8314268775 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Convenience store
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Decent Find for the Money

Visitors remarked that for the price they paid, they came out ahead when staying in Santa Cruz with this hotel. Since it's within walking distance of the beach, they didn't have to pay a parking fee. Furthermore, those traveling with children really enjoyed the free breakfast because, again, they didn't have to pay for at least one meal during the day.

Perfect for Boardwalk or Downtown

Guests remarked that this hotel is conveniently located close to the Boardwalk (approximately a 10 min. walk) while still also being near downtown.

Not Posh Yet Perfect

Guests mentioned that this is not a luxury retreat by any means and that's fine with them. The rooms are very big and spacious. They also offer other amenities like the outdoor pool and kitchen appliances such as refrigerators and microwaves.

Negative Reviews

Neighborhood Appears a Bit Sketchy

A few visitors remarked they felt nervous. Although no one reported an issue, the neighborhood seems to have loiterers outside at different times of the day and night according to some guests. As a result, some visitors didn't feel entirely safe.

Odorous Rooms

Guests mentioned that the rooms can have a very odd odor. Some describe it as the moldy while others mentioned smells of urine and lingering cigarette smoke in non-smoking rooms. Just keep in mind that staying here maybe a smelly adventure depending on your room.

Dilapidated and Unclean Stay

Housekeeping has some flaws according to some guests. They mentioned things like bathrooms with no towels and rooms that aren't clean thanks to unmade beds, dust on counters, etc. Furthermore, guests stated that things such as the decor and furniture seemed outdated and worn-out.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 3198 reviews across the web
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6.3 out of 10 based on 3198 reviews