The Islander Motel

522 Ocean StreetSanta Cruz95060-6602USA
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About The Islander Motel

Featuring a two storied building, The Islander Motel in Santa Cruz is around a mile from the Boardwalk and from Santa Cruz Beach. The downtown is a five minute walk from the motel.

The rooms at The Islander Motel are bright and well ventilated. Each room features flat screen TVs with cable channels, microwaves, minifridges and phones with data port. All rooms are air conditioned. Bathrooms are en suite with bath and shower and hair dryer provided.

The motel is a smoke free establishment. It features a seasonal outdoor pool. The front desk staff is available all through the day and night. Self parking is free and Wi-Fi can be freely accessed in the rooms and in the public places of the hotel.

The motel serves complimentary continental breakfast every day. Many restaurants are closely located for other meals.

The motel is around two miles from the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.


522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060-6602, USA
Telephone: +1 8314267766 | Fax: +1 8888504675 | 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
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Ideal and central location

The Islander Motel in Santa Cruz is in an ideal and central location close to both the downtown and beach. Guests find it extremely convenient to tour the city being accommodated in the motel. Guests who enjoy the beach side find the Santa Cruz a stroll away and the Cowell's Beach a mere five minutes drive from the motel. Many places of interest including the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History and the University of California are around two and four kilometers away respectively.

Individually designed, clean rooms

The 22 rooms spread over two stories are individually designed. All rooms have air conditioning, flat screen satellite TVs, minifridges and microwave. Phones with data port are present. Bathrooms are en suite and hair dryers are provided. Rooms are well maintained and very clean.

Good amenities

The motel has a seasonal outdoor pool with sun loungers for guests to swim and relax by the pool. The front desk staff is available 24 hours and assists the guests with their queries and requests. The hotel serves a free continental breakfast to its guests.

Negative Reviews

Small rooms

The rooms are small. Outlets are defective and appliances do not work on plugging in.

Parking and Wi-Fi issues

The parking areas are cramped with not many parking spaces available. So most of the time it is full and guests have to park their cars on the side of the road. Wi-Fi speed is very poor and almost non-existent. Guests are unable to connect their laptop, mobile or tablet to the Internet, which they find extremely inconvenient.

Breakfast has limited choices

The breakfast included has few choices and most of them are unhealthy. The breakfast area is very cramped with no seats to sit on and eat.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1573 reviews across the web
7.7 /10
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7.7 out of 10 based on 1573 reviews