Howard Johnson Santa Cruz

130 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States (USA)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
2 Star Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz County
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Local Attractions

Santa Cruz Attractions Municipal Wharf and Beach - 1/2 Block Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 0.35 mile Downtown Santa Cruz - 0.5 mile Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary - 0.4 mile Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium - 0.9 mile Steamer Lane for Surfing - 2 miles DeLaveaga Golf Course - 2 miles Dominican Hospital - 2.2 miles Santa Cruz Harbor - 2.2 miles Pasatiempo Golf Club - 2.5 miles Lighthouse Point Park - 2.5 miles University of California Santa Cruz - 2.8 miles Natural Bridges State Park - 3.5 miles Mystery Spot - 3.5 miles Seymour Marine Discovery Center - 4.1 miles Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park - 4.2 miles Capitola Village - 6 miles Cabrillo College - 6.4 miles Roaring Camp Railroad - 6.5 miles Redwood Canopy Tours - 6.8 miles San Jose International Airport - 3 miles Ano Nuevo State Park - 21.8 miles
3.0 out of 5. Based on 334 guest reviews

Property Description

A Charming Hotel in Santa Cruz, Perched Along the CoastEnjoy warm hospitality, coastal charm and stunning ocean views at the Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.Perfect for romantic getaways, family beach vacations or visits to the UC Santa Cruz campus, our laid-back oceanfront hotel in Santa Cruz, CA offers a perfect location across from the Santa Cruz Wharf and modern amenities that make you feel right at home. Relax in our stylish rooms and studios with LCD TV's, free Wi-Fi, and balconies and patios with views of the sand and surf. Wake up to our Rise and Shine breakfast, relax in the outdoor hot tub, or check your email on sunny courtyard patio before walking down to the beach. Just steps from downtown, waterfront shopping and dining and the iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, our hotel in Santa Cruz is a charming retreat for fun in the sun and Northern California adventure.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00PM
Check Out: 11:00AM
Year of Last Renovation: 1996
Floors: 2
Rooms: 30
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 30
Handicap Rooms: 1
Rooms with 1 Bed: 14
Rooms with 2 Beds: 16
Suites: 0
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 3.0 Mi
Pool Info:
We have Hot Tub with Jets and timings are 10AM to 10 PM
Policies / Expenses
30 days in advance
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 11.00%
Total Misc Fees: $2.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 11.00%
City Tax: 2.00 Per Day (Tourism Tax)

Amenities / Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bus parking
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable

Airport & Shuttle Information

San Jose 30 miles, SFO 65 Miles,Oakalnd 65 Miles

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

We have free continental Breakfast from 7 AM to 10 AM

Pet Friendly?

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Parking Info

We allow 1 Parking space free per room reserved.

Internet / WiFI

We have free wifi at the property

About Howard Johnson

  • Rise and Dine breakfast offering coffee, fruit juices, and baked goods
  • In-room coffee and High speed internet access in every room
  • Pet friendly at participating locations
  • Home Office Rooms ideal for business travelers which includes a work desk and a comfortable chair with a refrigerator and microwave

The Howard Johnson highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz Fisherman's Wharf

Seasonality and Projections at Howard Johnson Santa Cruz

Rate fluctuations of Howard Johnson Santa Cruz

The graph above is fluctuations of room rates for both group/meeting prices and the lowest online individual prices our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was submitted. The most competitive group discount displayed is 18.0% in the month of April 2019 and the highest average individual rate is $344 in the month of August 2020. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Howard Johnson Santa Cruz in a month when rates are lower.

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FAQs about Howard Johnson Santa Cruz

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Howard Johnson Santa Cruz have?

There are 30 sleeping rooms in the hotel.

What kind of breakfast is at Howard Johnson Santa Cruz?

We have free continental Breakfast from 7 AM to 10 AM

What parking is available at Howard Johnson Santa Cruz?

We allow 1 Parking space free per room reserved.

How much does internet cost?

We have free wifi at the property

Can I get a group rate at Howard Johnson Santa Cruz?

Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 3.5%.


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"First time experience was great. We are involved with a softball organization that support 5 teams. I will pass the word to the rest of our coaches." P.D. - Bloomington, IL

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