KNIGHTS INN SANTA CRUZ

510 Leibrandt Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States (USA)
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1.5 Star Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz County
36.96691-122.01984
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2.5/ 5

Based on 114 guest reviews

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  • Has an outdoor pool!
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • 27 rooms in property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • 4 suites in hotel
  • Check-out: 11:00am
  • Group booking rating of 7.5/10

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Local Attractions

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 2 blocks Downtown Santa Cruz 3 blocks ucsc 2 miles silicon valley 30-40 miles capitola village 3 miles capitola mall 3 miles

Summary of Verified Reviews

Good to know

  • Poor access to parking

    “Not enough on-site parking” “Amount of street parking is limited”

  • Beach nearby

    “Within walking distance to the boardwalk” “Close to the boardwalk and shopping”

  • Poor bathroom

    “Floors and toilet are slanted” “No toilet paper”

  • Dirty room

    “Carpet was soaked” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

Review highlights

Beach

98/100
101 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Within walking distance to the boardwalk” “Ideal for Boardwalk” “Close to the boardwalk and shopping”

Location

74/100
275 reviews

Great location. Nearby to the city center and beach with excellent sightseeing. Poor access to parking. Affordable parking.

“Close to local attractions” “Wonderful neighboring town” “Excellent location”

Service

71/100
228 reviews

Friendly service, and excellent management. Average professionalism from bad housekeeping staff and mediocre reception.

“Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Staff very nice and welcoming” “Fantastic service”

Value

67/100
114 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Affordable beach hotel” “More expensive resort” “Charged extra for pets”

WiFi

55/100
18 reviews

Regular internet service.

“New computers” “No internet access” “Wifi did not work”

Room

42/100
383 reviews

Rooms are unclean with uncomfortable beds and poor A/C. Bathrooms are large but dirty. Poorly-maintained rooms with crummy furniture and TVs. Decently sized rooms with okay minibars. Good kitchenette.

“Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

Breakfast

27/100
26 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No complimentary breakfast” “No breakfast or coffee” “No continental breakfast”

Amenities

27/100
40 reviews

Poor buildings and an uninspiring entrance area.

“Lobby was really small” “Facilities are old” “Office not open”

Bar

12/100
13 reviews

Bar is not good.

“No coffee” “No tea” “Only terrible coffee”

Ranked top 82% by families, with a score of 56

Good to know

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Lobby was really small” “Facilities are old”

  • Bad furniture

    “Carpet worn” “Dirty carpeting”

  • Bad amenities

    “Lobby was really small” “Facilities are old”

  • Good management

    “Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Night manager was extremely nice”

Review highlights

Beach

98/100
22 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Within walking distance to the boardwalk” “Ideal for Boardwalk” “Close to the boardwalk and shopping”

Location

71/100
74 reviews

Great location near the beach, but subpar parking.

“Close to local attractions” “Wonderful neighboring town” “Excellent location”

Service

70/100
59 reviews

Management is friendly, with moderately professional service.

“Great friendly staff” “Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Front desk was not staffed all the time”

WiFi

57/100
8 reviews

Regular internet service.

“New computers” “No internet access” “Great wifi”

Comfort

45/100
54 reviews

Uncomfortable, noisy rooms with poor beds. Large bathrooms and large enough rooms.

“Mattresses are old” “Thin pillows” “Paper thin walls”

Cleanliness

41/100
47 reviews

Pool relatively clean but rooms are untidy. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Carpet was soaked” “Sheets as well as towels were stained” “Floors were dirty”

Room

31/100
100 reviews

Filthy old rooms, and poor furniture. Rooms are outdated and have uncomfortable beds. The bathrooms are large but otherwise not very good.

“Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

Amenities

28/100
15 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Lobby was really small” “Facilities are old” “Office not open”

Breakfast

27/100
10 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No complimentary breakfast” “No breakfast or coffee” “No continental breakfast”

Ranked top 81% by couples, with a score of 64

Good to know

  • Dirty bathroom

    “Sheets as well as towels were stained” “Dirty bathroom”

  • Bad breakfast

    “No complimentary breakfast” “No breakfast or coffee”

  • Dirty room

    “Carpet was soaked” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

  • Poor beds

    “Mattresses are old” “Thin pillows”

Review highlights

Beach

99/100
8 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Within walking distance to the boardwalk” “Ideal for Boardwalk” “Close to the boardwalk and shopping”

Location

75/100
23 reviews

Great location near the beach, but subpar parking.

“Close to local attractions” “Wonderful neighboring town” “Excellent location”

Service

73/100
22 reviews

Friendly service.

“Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Staff very nice and welcoming” “Fantastic service”

Comfort

49/100
21 reviews

Not very comfortable, with bad beds.

“Mattresses are old” “Thin pillows” “Paper thin walls”

Room

44/100
44 reviews

Neglected, dirty rooms. Bad beds and TVs and filthy bathrooms.

“Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

Breakfast

25/100
4 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No complimentary breakfast” “No breakfast or coffee” “No continental breakfast”

Ranked top 74% by business travelers, with a score of 57

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Staff very nice and welcoming”

  • Room is not nice

    “Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge”

  • Great location

    “Close to local attractions” “Wonderful neighboring town”

Review highlights

Location

69/100
5 reviews

Location is ok.

“Nearby attractions” “Wonderful neighboring town” “Great neighborhood”

Service

67/100
7 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Staff were friendly and efficient” “Overall staff was friendly”

Comfort

48/100
4 reviews

Uncomfortable.

“Mattresses are old” “Thin pillows” “Paper thin walls”

Room

44/100
15 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

Ranked top 87% by solo travelers, with a score of 62

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Staff were friendly and efficient”

  • Fantastic service

    “Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Staff very nice and welcoming”

  • Room is not nice

    “Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge”

Review highlights

Service

75/100
4 reviews

Friendly service.

“Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Staff very nice and welcoming” “Fantastic service”

Room

45/100
4 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

Review highlights

Room

46/100
5 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

Good to know

  • Friendly service

    “Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Staff were friendly and efficient”

  • Dirty room

    “Carpet was soaked” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

Review highlights

Location

77/100
5 reviews

Great location.

“Close to local attractions” “Wonderful neighboring town” “Excellent location”

Service

75/100
6 reviews

Friendly service.

“Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Staff very nice and welcoming” “Fantastic service”

Cleanliness

49/100
6 reviews

Dirty room.

“Carpet was soaked” “Sheets as well as towels were stained” “Floors were dirty”

Room

40/100
7 reviews

Dirty room.

“Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

Good to know

  • Poor access to parking

    “Not enough on-site parking” “Amount of street parking is limited”

  • Beach nearby

    “Within walking distance to the boardwalk” “Close to the boardwalk and shopping”

  • Poor bathroom

    “Floors and toilet are slanted” “No toilet paper”

  • Bad furniture

    “Carpet worn” “Dirty carpeting”

Review highlights

Beach

99/100
94 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Within walking distance to the boardwalk” “Ideal for Boardwalk” “Close to the boardwalk and shopping”

Location

73/100
256 reviews

Great location. Nearby to the city center and beach with excellent sightseeing. Poor access to parking. Affordable parking.

“Close to local attractions” “Wonderful neighboring town” “Excellent location”

Service

70/100
212 reviews

Friendly service, and excellent management. Average professionalism from bad housekeeping staff and mediocre reception.

“Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Staff very nice and welcoming” “Fantastic service”

Value

66/100
107 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

“Affordable beach hotel” “More expensive resort” “Charged extra for pets”

WiFi

55/100
18 reviews

Regular internet service.

“New computers” “No internet access” “Wifi did not work”

Room

41/100
363 reviews

Bad TV's and furniture, and dirty rooms. Run-down rooms, uncomfortable beds, and terrible A/C. The bathrooms are large but otherwise not very good. Decently sized rooms with okay minibars. Good kitchenette.

“Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

Breakfast

30/100
25 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No complimentary breakfast” “No breakfast or coffee” “No continental breakfast”

Amenities

28/100
38 reviews

Poor buildings and an uninspiring entrance area.

“Lobby was really small” “Facilities are old” “Office not open”

Bar

12/100
13 reviews

Bar is not good.

“No coffee” “No tea” “Only terrible coffee”

Ranked top 80% by families, with a score of 54

Good to know

  • Bad breakfast

    “No complimentary breakfast” “No breakfast or coffee”

  • Poor hotel buildings

    “Lobby was really small” “Facilities are old”

  • Bad furniture

    “Carpet worn” “Dirty carpeting”

  • Bad amenities

    “Lobby was really small” “Facilities are old”

Review highlights

Beach

98/100
22 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Within walking distance to the boardwalk” “Ideal for Boardwalk” “Close to the boardwalk and shopping”

Service

70/100
56 reviews

Management is friendly, with moderately professional service.

“Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Staff very nice and welcoming” “Fantastic service”

Location

70/100
68 reviews

Great location near the beach, but subpar parking.

“Close to local attractions” “Wonderful neighboring town” “Excellent location”

WiFi

57/100
8 reviews

Regular internet service.

“New computers” “No internet access” “Free wifi”

Cleanliness

41/100
47 reviews

Pool relatively clean but rooms are untidy. Unclean hotel facilities.

“Carpet was soaked” “Sheets as well as towels were stained” “Floors were dirty”

Room

31/100
96 reviews

Filthy old rooms, and poor furniture. Rooms are outdated and have uncomfortable beds. The bathrooms are large but otherwise not very good.

“Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

Amenities

28/100
15 reviews

Poor hotel buildings.

“Lobby was really small” “Facilities are old” “Office not open”

Breakfast

27/100
10 reviews

Bad breakfast.

“No complimentary breakfast” “No breakfast or coffee” “No continental breakfast”

Ranked top 79% by couples, with a score of 63

Good to know

  • Poorly-maintained rooms

    “Walls are thin” “Floors and toilet are slanted”

  • Poor beds

    “Mattresses are old” “Thin pillows”

  • Beautiful beach

    “Within walking distance to the boardwalk” “Ideal for Boardwalk”

  • Dirty room

    “Carpet was soaked” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

Review highlights

Beach

99/100
6 reviews

Beautiful beach.

“Within walking distance to the boardwalk” “Ideal for Boardwalk” “Close to the boardwalk and shopping”

Location

74/100
20 reviews

Great location near the beach, but subpar parking.

“Close to local attractions” “Wonderful neighboring town” “Excellent location”

Service

73/100
21 reviews

Friendly service.

“Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Staff very nice and welcoming” “Fantastic service”

Comfort

47/100
19 reviews

Room sizes are okay, but uncomfortable with below average beds.

“Mattresses are old” “Thin pillows” “Paper thin walls”

Room

43/100
38 reviews

Average sized, unclean rooms with unacceptable bathrooms. Rooms are badly-maintained with poor beds and bad TV's.

“Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

Ranked top 75% by business travelers, with a score of 55

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Staff very nice and welcoming”

  • Room is not nice

    “Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge”

  • Great location

    “Close to local attractions” “Wonderful neighboring town”

Review highlights

Location

69/100
5 reviews

Location is ok.

“Nearby attractions” “Wonderful neighboring town” “Enjoy some of the nearby sights”

Service

66/100
6 reviews

Service is adequate.

“Great friendly staff” “Owners were extremely kind and helpful” “Front desk was not staffed all the time”

Comfort

48/100
4 reviews

Uncomfortable.

“Mattresses are old” “Thin pillows” “Paper thin walls”

Room

43/100
13 reviews

Room is not nice.

“Carpet was soaked” “Broken fridge” “Sheets as well as towels were stained”

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Customer Reviews of Knights Inn Santa Cruz

2.5 out of 5. Based on 114 guest reviews , Poor

Property Description

The Knights Inn Santa Cruz is set in the ideal location for the vacationing family. We are within walking distance of the beach and Boardwalk amusement park and within a 1.5 mile radius of the Historical Business and Downtown area. We are just 10 minutes from UC Santa Cruz. Knights Inn Santa Cruz has all nonsmoking rooms. Each room has a refrigerator and microwave. We provide a complimentary continental breakfast. Our outdoor pool is open during the summer season. Sorry, no pets allowed. Free WiFi

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00pm
Check Out: 11:00am
Year of Last Renovation: 2008
Floors: 2
Rooms: 27
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 27
Handicap Rooms: 1
Suites: 4
Meeting Rooms: 0
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
7 days prior to arrival, before 4pm
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 10.00%
Total Misc Fees: $5.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Central location
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Hairdryer available
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Quiet location
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable

Airport & Shuttle Information

San Jose airport 30 miles away

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

About Knights Inn

  • Affordable lodging for travelers on a budget
  • Now offering continental free breakfast at participating locations
  • Conveniently located near easy highway access
  • Clean, comfortable rooms

The Knights Inn highlights above are subject to change without notice.

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