Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

505 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
+1 831 426 2899

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Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz
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About Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

  • Inn Room
    Room at a smaller hotel or guest house
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

This Santa Cruz inn is situated within a 10-minute stroll of Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station. It is located a brief walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster.

There are a variety of amenities available to guests of Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk, such as a vending machine and free Wi-Fi.

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk has 25 rooms offering all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay. They are also fitted with a microwave, a hair dryer and a refrigerator.

The area surrounding the inn has a range of restaurants and cafés. San Jose International Airport is a 45-minute drive away.

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Amenities at Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
  • Coffee machine
  • Air-conditioned
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Internet
  • Hairdryer
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Disabled access


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing rules
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


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


  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Disabled access
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area


  • Window
  • Family rooms
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted

Media and entertainment

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


  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet

Services and conveniences

  • Wake-up service
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour front desk

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Dining table

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Bicycle hire


  • Iron and ironing board

Reviews of Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

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2.0 Poor
Cons:Stay Away!!! My wife and I both woke up with large welts all over our arms and legs after staying there. We both got all bit up by something while we slept. Room 141. When they came and "cleaned" our room all they did was pick up the used towels off the floor and fold them up and put them back on the rack. They also took the soap and did not leave any new soap. This place is way overpriced. The rooms here should be no more the $40-50 a night, that is the quality of this place. Disgusting.
2.5 Poor
Cons:The carpet was disgusting, very old with a bad odor! The bed was worn out. 1980's tv.
7.1 Good
Pros:You get a lot of space for your $$! It was two bedrooms with a kitchenette and full bathroom. They have a nice little breakfast available if you want to grab a quick bowl of cereal or muffin before heading to the beach. The closeness to the boardwalk is what really makes this place worth it.
Cons:I expected it to be a little dirty and it was. I saw a tiny cockroach, but I mean it's an old beach motel with a circle of a few units... I knew I'd run into some kind of creepy crawly.
6.0 Okay
Pros:Room was clean and fairly good location
Cons:Room smelled . Breakfast weak
4.0 Mediocre
Pros:Nice bathroom
Cons:Beds soft
6.8 Okay
Pros:The room was cute, and the bathroom was nice. Very close to the boardwalk and restaurants.
Cons:When purchasing the room, it said that is was completed paid for, and that HBO and refrigerators were included in the room. When we got to the hotel, I had to put down additional $100 deposit that has not yet been returned. In the room, there was no refrigerator and no HBO. We had perishable items that needed to be refrigerated. When we asked about the refrigerator, they said it was an additional $10 a night.
2.8 Poor
Cons:NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!! Dirty, overpriced, horrible.
3.4 Poor
Pros:It was nice how close it was to the boardwalk.
Cons:The staff was very rude. No greeting when arrived. After getting settled in our room (30min) in we were next to the cleaning room, so all we heard was banging, loud rolling carts, very loud talking of the staff and more banging! I asked the lady if we could switch rooms, her response was there is no rooms left, sorry " with a blank stare" like she was waiting for me to just get out of her office already. About 5 min later, a younger lady came by and said we do have another room. I thought that was strange considering how rude and adamant the other lady was about them not having another room. So she showed me the room ( I paid for a king bedroom), the room she showed me was a very very small queen size bedroom with a very small bedroom. It would have been ok with me because it was away from all the banging and loud talking from the staff, until I asked if it would be a cheaper price and she said no. How can it be the same price for a significantly smaller room? So I said no thank you and she just turned around and walked away saying absolutely nothing. Needless to say I had a very bad experience at this hotel and I will not be staying there again. It's overpriced, not nice and the staff is very rude and unhelpful. Take your money else where.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Loved it
7.4 Good
Pros:Close proximity to beach and downtown. Fairly priced (I went in January) we got a kitchenette and separate bedrooms within the unit.


505 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

What's nearby

  • Cocoanut Grove0.6 km
  • Main Beach0.7 km
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History1 km
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk1.1 km
  • Town Clock1.1 km
  • Mission Santa Cruz1.3 km
  • Santa Cruz Wharf1.3 km
  • Santa Cruz Harbor1.8 km
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum2.1 km
  • State Lighthouse Museum2.1 km
  • University of Santa Cruz Arboretum3.1 km
  • DeLaveaga Golf Course3.5 km



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


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz

  • Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz is located at 505 Riverside Avenue, 1.2 km from the centre of Santa Cruz. Cocoanut Grove is the closest landmark to Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz.

  • Yes, Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz offers free parking.

  • Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz is 44.4 km from San Jose. Riverside Inn & Suites Santa Cruz is 45.3 km from Monterey Regional.

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Distance to city centre

1.2 km

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Nearest airport

Monterey Regional

Distance to airport

45.3 km