The Islander Motel - Santa Cruz

522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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The Islander Motel - Santa Cruz

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Microwave

Refrigerator

Sports activities

Golf course

Overview

The Islander Motel is located in a downtown area of Santa Cruz in close proximity to Mystery Spot The, Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Seymour Marine Discovery Center. This hotel was opened in 1963 and renovated in 2000.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot.

The hotel enjoys a convenient location within 45 minutes' drive from Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

The Islander Motel provides guestrooms appointed with a trouser press, cable TV, an individual safe, a microwave and a dressing room. Guests can make use of guest toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Caffe Lucio offers Italian meals and lies within 100 meters of the property.

Services

There are a vending machine, a free car park and a designated place for smoking at guests' disposal.

Relax

Leisure facilities in The Islander Motel include a swimming pool and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • No elevators
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room view

  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area

Bathroom

  • Private 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

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    800 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Caffe Lucio (cuisine: Italian)
    80 m
  • Thai House (cuisine: Thai)
    140 m
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    1.3 km
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    2.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

Rooms and availability

The Islander Motel photos Room
Standard Room one Queen King bed
  • Room size:

    26 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Free WiFi, a flat-screen HD cable TV with extended channels, and en suite bathroom with hair dryer are included in this air-conditioned suite. A petite refrigerator and a microwave are featured in this room.

The Islander Motel photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Room one King Full Bed
  • Room size:

    18 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Free WiFi, a flat-screen HD cable TV with extended channels, and en suite bathroom with hair dryer are included in this air-conditioned suite. A petite refrigerator and a microwave are featured in this room. Room rate is based on 4 guests.

The Islander Motel photos Room
King Room Non-Smoking
Pool view
  • Room size:

    18 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Offering free WiFi, this room includes a flat-screen TV. A petite refrigerator and a microwave are featured in this room. A maximum of 2 guests can stay in this room.

The Islander Motel photos Room
Non-Smoking Double Queen Room
Pool view
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Offering free WiFi, this room includes a flat-screen TV. A refrigerator and a microwave are featured in this room. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Extra fees apply for additional guests. No extra bed are available.

The Islander Motel photos Room
Queen Room Non-Smoking
Pool view
  • Room size:

    11 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Offering free WiFi, this room includes a flat-screen TV. A petite refrigerator and a microwave are featured in this room. Maximum occupancy is 2 (see Hotel Policies).

The Islander Motel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center700 m

Places of interest

Sport related

Shopping areas

Amusement

Museums

Parks

  • Parks and Recreation Dept100 m
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Park800 m
  • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation900 m

Halls

  • Calvary Parish Hall800 m
  • Pacific Cultural Ctr900 m
  • Cayuga Vault900 m
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium900 m
  • Louden Nelson Community Ctr1.0 km
  • Holy Cross Parish Hall1.0 km
  • Viking Hall1.2 km
  • German American Hall1.2 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz700 m

Golf courses and Country clubs

Oceanfront Areas

Local attractions

  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach2.2 km
    5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
  • UCSC Arboretum3.0 km
    1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
  • Natural Bridges State Park4.3 km
    2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum2.7 km
    West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
  • Pleasure Point Beach3.8 km
    East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz

Near the hotel

  • Museum of Art & History570 m
    705 Front St., Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Wharf1.3 km
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach1.3 km
    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History1.5 km
    1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
  • Cave Train1.1 km
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Mission State Park1.2 km
    School Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk1.5 km
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz

Restaurants nearby

  • Caffe Lucio80 m

    Address: 381 Soquel Ave
    Phone: 831-427-0164

    63% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: CAD 32 - CAD 56

  • Solaire Restaurant + Bar180 m

    Address: 611 Ocean Street
    Phone: 831.600.4545

    81% likes this, based on 14 reviews

  • Ristorante Italiano230 m

    Address: 555 Soquel Ave
    Phone: 831-458-2321

    65% likes this, based on 40 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Thai House140 m

    Address: 353 Soquel Ave
    Phone: (831) 458-3546

    66% likes this, based on 12 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

  • Hindquarter Bar and Grille240 m

    Address: 303 Soquel Ave
    Phone: 831-426-7770

    60% likes this, based on 78 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 0 - CAD 37

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22
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The Islander Motel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Islander Motel

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 45 reviews

Rating by category:

Service
8.0
Value
5.0

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    5.0

    The room was clean and well maintained. It appears to be family owned and managed.

    Hotels in Santa Cruz are crazy expensive, but even so the Islander did not seem like great value for money. The room was tiny (though well maintained), and it was right on a busy street, and consists only of the rooms surrounding a bare parking lot, with dumpster. Breakfast, included, was the most pitiful offering I've seen yet. Coffee, honey Cheerios, and a few muffins cut into quarters. The Islander will do for a one-night stopover if everything else in Santa Cruz is too far out of town or too expensive.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Price, bed, location, clean, fresh coffee, muffins and very nice owners. No frills motel with a great Italian restaurant across the street and a mile from the beach.

    Clean but not a 3 or 4 star

  • Family with children
    9.2

    The motel is very clean, bed/pillows very comfortable. The staff are very courteous and helpful. Location good, rate awesome! The room has a small refridgerator and microwave. Continental breakfast was coffee, juice, cereal and muffins-more than adequate.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    There was hair in the bathroom and on the shower curtain when I arrived.

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    Air conditioner in room.

    Breakfast was minimal. Empty OJ, coffee and toast and cereal.

  • Older travelers
    5.0

    We liked that we were only there for one night.

    Innkeeper grouchy and very stingy with coffee. Coffeepot supplied upon request, but the man grudgingly parceled out two scoops when asked for some. It wasn't enough for even one decent cup apiece and we went out and bought our own can. (We joked that if we needed more Kleenex, "Mr. Friendly" would probably grump and issue us two tissues only.) Also didn't appreciate innkeeper's young son's scolding manner about my smoking -- outside. Facilities adequate, but way overpriced for what it was, where it was. Next night, at same price, we stayed at Quality Inn, Marina, practically by the beach and with very friendly service. I'd recommend that one and we'd stay there again for sure.

  • Couple
    6.6

    The room was clean, the hotel was in a good location (close to the beach), and the price was fair for the area.

    It was on a busy street and there was a lot of traffic that you could hear through the crack in the door and the walls. Also, the bathroom was very outdated (especially the tub) and there wasn't a good selection for the free breakfast.

  • Couple
    7.4

    Nice cheap place to stay.

    Include Breakfast, but have to get at the counter and eat it in our Room.

  • Single
    9.2

    A very affordable hotel, very clean and well-maintained. The owners/staff are quite nice and friendly. It was very easy to walk anywhere I needed. Great grocery stores and restaurants nearby, and easy walk to downtown.

  • Older travelers
    4.6

    The staff was nice and the room was clean but it is very much a budget motel.

    The room was tiny. Breakfast consisted of 2 kinds of bread, 2 kinds of cereal, and orange juice. It is not near the boardwalk, the beach or downtown

  • Single
    7.0

    The customer service was pretty good and they wanted to ensure that I was fully satisfied with my room. For the price and location it was nice place to stay and rest for awhile.

    Nothing to really complain about. I'd stay here again on my next trip to Santa Cruz

  • Family with children
    7.0

    hotel was pretty close (driving distance) to attractions. the evening staff gave us extra blankets. the fridge was a nice amenity.

    The male staff guy was less than hospitable or welcoming. The pool did not feel heated. the breakfast was fair.

  • Couple
    6.6

    Pleasant and helpful staff.

    Room was older, and let in most of the street noise.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The cleanliness of the room and the hotel staff/owners who were extremely nice.

  • Family with children
    5.4

    la piscine

    les draps etaient laves mais encore taches. Le petit dejeuner est tres simple

How to reach hotel

hotel The Islander Motel - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    800 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Caffe Lucio (cuisine: Italian)
    80 m
  • Thai House (cuisine: Thai)
    140 m
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    1.3 km
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    2.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22