Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

2 stars
Santa Cruz, CA
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About Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

This Santa Cruz motel is located within a 10-minute stroll of Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station. It also offers an outdoor pool, a BBQ/picnic area and free Wi-Fi.

Bay Front Inn has 50 rooms and has been recently refurbished. There is off-site parking for those with a car.

All rooms at Bay Front are comfortably furnished and include a refrigerator. They are also equipped with a hair dryer and a microwave.

Attractions close to Bay Front Inn include Santa Cruz Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. There are a range of shopping, dining and nightlife options nearby, and University of California Santa Cruz is a short drive away.

Latest deals for Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Free Internet
  • Conditioner

Health and safety

  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV
  • Smartphone dock


  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Telephone
  • City view

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge service
  • Key card access
  • Bottle of water

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Bicycle rental


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available


  • Outdoor pool

Reviews of Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

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6.5 Okay
Pros:No breakfast served. WiFi did not work. Bed was comfortable. Room was very clean, a big plus.
Cons:More seating accommodations. One bench, mostly under the hanging clothes, was inadequate. The bed was a bit too high to offer comfortable seating (fine for sleeping - just not for sitting).
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:The location was perfect, 5 minutes walk to the boardwalk. The bed was also incredibly comfortable!
Cons:The curtains were dirty and the TV didn't work but we didn't spend much time in the hotel so it didn't ruin the trip.
6.2 Okay
Pros:The first time we stayed here, we were pleasantly surprised. It looked just like a little budget motel. The room turned out to be spacious and clean with a very beachy vibe. The beds were decent too. Walking distance to the boardwalk!
Cons:On our second visit here, it was like staying at a completely different hotel. The room felt like it was made for one bed and another one was shoved in. Sheets were stained and the beds were way less comfortable. The shower was almost too small to properly wash and could have used a remodel. It looks like. $100 security deposit was taken out of my account, but that was never mentioned when I made the reservation, when I checked in, or when I was told the total amount.
5.1 Fair
Pros:Walking distance to the beach
Cons:Unexpected fee parking , bathroom to small and late brake fast
5.1 Fair
6.2 Okay
Pros:I loved the closeness to the beach boardwalk and the down town area is so close
Cons:Seemed like it was a more of a permanent residence for some guests we had to switch rooms because they were being really loud and obnoxious and there was supposed to be no smoking and they all were smoking outside our room. Seemed to be in more of a "upcoming" neighborhood. There was someone with a yappy dog that wouldn't shut up all night. You had to pay for parking per night and then there was never any parking when you got there! And best of yet the owners didn't seem to even care! i would have paid more for something better not a good deal at all.
9.4 Wonderful
Pros:Somewhat friendly , we went to a concert at the catalyst and it was perfect in walking distance and to the boardwalk. Perfect if you staying for a night.
Cons:The floors were filthy, my socks were black. The parking fees and other fees added on at time of check-in that weren't mentioned at the time of booking, I was not pleased about.
7.0 Good
Pros:Located close to the pier and close to downtown.
Cons:Breakfast after 8 am.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Location. Simple aesthetic. Waffles. Dog friendly (even though we don't have a dog).
5.0 Fair
Pros:Location location location
Cons:Hard beds


325 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

What's nearby

  • Main Beach384 m
  • Cocoanut Grove0.5 km
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk0.9 km
  • Santa Cruz Wharf1.2 km
  • Town Clock1.3 km
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History1.4 km
  • Mission Santa Cruz1.4 km
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum1.5 km
  • State Lighthouse Museum1.5 km
  • Santa Cruz Harbor2.3 km
  • University of Santa Cruz Arboretum2.7 km
  • Natural Bridges State Park3.3 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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FAQs when booking at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz

  • Where is Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz located?

    Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz is located at 325 Pacific Avenue, 1.1 km from the center of Santa Cruz. Main Beach is the closest landmark to Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz.

  • Does Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz offer free parking?

    Yes, Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz offers free parking.

  • How far is Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz from the airport?

    Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz is 44.9 km from San Jose. Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz is 45.1 km from Monterey Regional.

  • Does Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz have a pool?

    Yes, Bay Front Inn Santa Cruz has a pool onsite.

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Value for money


Distance to city center

1.1 km

Nearest Airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

44.9 km