Hotel Solares - Santa Cruz

ex. Santa Cruz Beach Inn

600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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Hotel Solares - Santa Cruz

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

USD 11 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

Situated near University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and Santa Cruz Harbor Beach, the attractive Hotel Solares offers a patio and a tennis court. Hotel Solares has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 2010.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property.

The hotel is easy access to the local beach in Santa Cruz.

Hotel Solares can be reached in 45 minutes by car from Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Hotel Solares are fitted with coffee/tea makers, a personal computer, a private toilet, multi-channel television and a dressing area. Some rooms overlook the garden. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer, free toiletries and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Every morning a complimentary continental breakfast is served. Guests can eat at Hindquarter Bar and Grille and Zachary's Restaurant, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

Services

Business travelers can use a business center and a photocopier available on site.

Relax

Hotel Solares offers cots and a kids' club for guests travelling with children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 11 per day.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   79.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Bowling
  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Game console
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Television in lobby
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Jacuzzi

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel Solares - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
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Hotel Address:

600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Little Caesars Pizza
    1000 ft
  • India Joze (cuisine: Indian)
    1200 ft
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    2300 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    79

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 230 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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This double room has air conditioning.

Room facilities
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    King Room Non-Smoking
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 295 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
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    This double room features air conditioning.

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      Queen Room Two Queen Beds Non-Smoking
      Bed type: 2 King-size beds
      Size: 295 sq. feet
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      This quadruple room features air conditioning.

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        Deluxe Queen Room Two Queen Beds Non-Smoking
        Bed type: 2 King-size beds
        Size: 295 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
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        This quadruple room features air conditioning.

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          Deluxe Queen Room Two Queen Beds Disability Access Non-Smoking
          Bed type: 2 King-size beds
          Size: 295 sq. feet
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          This quadruple room has air conditioning.

          Room facilities
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            King Room Disability Access or Non-Smoking
            Bed type: King-size bed
            Size: 140 sq. feet
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            • Air conditioning
            • Shower
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            This double room has a tea/coffee maker, toaster and air conditioning.

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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Hotel Solares - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
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              Hotel Address:

              600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Santa Cruz
                2000 ft
              Airports
              • Bus stop
                700 ft
              Restaurants
              • Little Caesars Pizza
                1000 ft
              • India Joze (cuisine: Indian)
                1200 ft
              Beaches
              • Santa Cruz Main Beach
                2300 ft
              • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
                1.2 mi
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2010
              • Number of rooms:
                79

              Hotel Solares Location

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              What's nearby

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 1700 ft

              Places of interest

              Sport related

              Shopping areas

              Amusement

              • Surf Bowl Cafe - 2000 ft
              • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 2300 ft
              • Cocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf - 2300 ft
              • Boardwalk Photos - 2300 ft

              Museums

              • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz - 1400 ft
              • McPherson Center - 2000 ft
              • First Night Santa Cruz - 2000 ft
              • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center - 2000 ft
              • Museum of Art and History - 2000 ft
              • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt - 2700 ft
              • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History - 3700 ft

              Parks

              • Parks and Recreation Dept - 2300 ft
              • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation - 3000 ft
              • Santa Cruz Mission State Park - 3300 ft

              Halls

              • Louden Nelson Community Ctr - 2000 ft
              • Calvary Parish Hall - 2300 ft
              • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium - 2700 ft
              • Pacific Cultural Ctr - 3700 ft
              • Holy Cross Parish Hall - 4000 ft
              • Cayuga Vault - 4600 ft

              Universities, Institutes

              • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz - 2000 ft

              Golf courses and Country clubs

              Marina

              • Cowell's Beach - 3300 ft

              Oceanfront Areas

              Local attractions

              • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 1.2 mi
                5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
              • UCSC Arboretum - 1.8 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 - 2.3 mi
                East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz

              Near the hotel

              • Santa Cruz Wharf - 2200 ft
                Beach Street, Santa Cruz
              • Museum of Art & History - 2300 ft
                705 Front St., Santa Cruz
              • Cave Train - 3500 ft
                Santa Cruz, CA
              • Mission State Park - 4400 ft
                School Street, Santa Cruz
              • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 2300 ft
                Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
              • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 2900 ft
                Beach Street, Santa Cruz
              • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - 3800 ft
                1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

              Restaurants nearby

              • Little Caesars Pizza - 1000 ft

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

                61% likes this, based on 14 reviews
                Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

              • Zachary's Restaurant - 1400 ft

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

                81% likes this, based on 119 reviews
                Cuisine: American
                Price Range: USD 1 - USD 21

              • The Greek Authentic Cuisine - 1300 ft

                Address: 435 Front St
                Phone: 831-466-9990

                80% likes this, based on 57 reviews
                Cuisine: Greek

              • India Joze - 1200 ft

                Address: 418 Front Street
                Phone: 8313253633

                66% likes this, based on 54 reviews
                Cuisine: Indian
                Price Range: USD 10 - USD 15

              • Saturn Cafe - 1400 ft

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

                62% likes this, based on 115 reviews
                Cuisine: Vegetarian
                Price Range: USD 0 - USD 20

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2010
              • Number of rooms:
                79

              Hotel Solares Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Solares

              Average guest rating

              6.4out of 10
              Good
              Based on 121 reviews

              Guest reviews

              • Family with children
                7.4

                great pool and hottub. Everything was clean and neat. Staff was friendly and professional.

                Could be kept up a bit better, but would probably be more expensive if it were. I'm happier with low rates than fresh paint. Breakfast was a diabetic's nightmare (all simple carbs- juice, bagels, pastries, waffles, sugary cereal--there was a container for cornflakes , but it was filled with frosted flakes).

              • Family with children
                7.0

                The general manager was accomodating & friendly. He even made waffles for some of his guest because there was a long line & wait one of the morning we had breakfast. It was pleasant & would stay there again in the future if we had to bring our dog, but would go to a closer location to the Boardwalk if we did not bring our dog.

              • Family with children
                5.8

                I did not like anything about the hotel. The area was too far away from the actual beach but it charged as if it was on the beach.

                Everything: location, building, constant running water that was always audible, and not worth the price. It should have been a $60 dollar room, not a $130.

              • Couple
                7.8

                The location was great due to the fact that we ran the Wharf-to-Wharf race. We could walk to the Starting Line.

                The front desk girl was soooooo confusing. She kept saying, "it's hard to explain." The language barrier was a little too much. There were no cots available either. Only 2 for that many rooms?

              • Couple
                6.6

                Friendly and helpful staff. Continentale breakfast fair. Adequate selection, nothing extraordinary. Watchout for sand in your bedsheets!

                Watchout for sand in your bedsheets! If you stay here, the surrounding area is residential and you will hear the street activity.

              • Older travelers
                7.8

                Was very nice, within walking distance to the beaches and boardwalk. Only complaint: when we got there the room with the queen bed was not ready yet. insteacd of asking us if we mind a different room with 2 queens beds in the 3rd floor. They just give us that room withour saying anything

                Only complaint: when we got there the room with the queen bed was not ready yet. insteas of asking us if we mind a different room with 2 queens beds in the 3rd floor. They just give us that room withou saying anything. When we got to the room. we questioned why to beds, when we asked that when they explained.

              • Couple
                9.2

                Friendly staff, good location, continental breakfast, safe location.

              • Single
                10.0

                The manager was very friendly and all the staff were extremely good - efficient, friendly and genuine. Housekeeping were excellent, the entire place was very well maintained. Breakfast was my favourite of all my travels - it included a waffle machine to make hot waffles, yum! I didn't have time to avail of the pool but it looked great. I really enjoyed my stay here and would definitely return.

              • Older travelers
                4.2

                We have been to Santa Cruz many time. It was a normal getaway for a couple days.

                I did not make reservation for a handicap room!!!! We were put in a handicap room. That is not what I made reservations for!!!

              • Older travelers
                4.2

                Convenience of location

                A generally untidy and dirty environment. Lack of coat hangers in the room. The so-called breakfast room was a disgrace and we refused to eat there. The choice of food for breakfast was appalling - we ate only a banana. One kindly cleaning woman did find extra coat hangers for us after the front desk said that there weren't any.

              • Couple
                9.2

                For the price, we had a nice comfortable stay with a nice range of amenities.

                Some parts of the hotel could use a bit of updating such as the elevator.

              • Couple
                10.0

                I liked the location of the hotel and the quality for the price. It was within walking/driving distance of great places to eat and local attractions

                I didn't like that the elevator door would sometimes get stuck and not open on the ground floor.

              • Family with children
                5.8

                the best thing is location, then pet friendly however costs an extra $15.00 per night

                beds are very uncomfortable, no one got a good nights sleep, very simple and basic. No ice machines were working.

              • Couple
                5.0

                decent for amount paid. nice shabby sheik, decent deco. would stay there again due to price.

                they dont tell u when u book that they r going to put a $150 hold on ur account for security deposit. only one plug in the room to charge phone computers ect. and the only entrance to ur room would be threw the front desk entrance. Not in a great neighborhood huge signs in parking lot say not responsible for theft

              • Couple
                8.2

                The staff were friendly and polite. The room carried no alarming odors and appeared to be clean. The lobby also seem well-maintained. There were plenty of towels and soap. The breakfast offered a reasonable selection of bagels, pastries, cereal, fruit, and beverages. The room had a reasonable number of locks. - I wasn't concerned that I would be killed in the night. For the location and the cleanliness, the price seemed to be fair.

                The pay-per-view channel was outdated by almost two years, but there was an ample array of other tv channels and it did not darken our experience overall. My personal preference disagrees with the bedding, but it seems standard for many hotels.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Hotel Solares - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Santa Cruz
                2000 ft
              Airports
              • Bus stop
                700 ft
              Restaurants
              • Little Caesars Pizza
                1000 ft
              • India Joze (cuisine: Indian)
                1200 ft
              Beaches
              • Santa Cruz Main Beach
                2300 ft
              • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
                1.2 mi
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  3 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2010
              • Number of rooms:
                79