Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
... Bundts' adventures. Riley still loves to chase balls.
It was easy to do all my laundry.
We had a picnic completely furnished by Stephanie. We ate at the harbor and avoided the crowds because the beach was hot and crowded. We talked until we got tired and then went to sleep.
The bed was great and Charley, Della and Derek's dog, said he would sleep in the room with me. So nobody was alone and everybody could snore in peace...
... supplies. Then heading back to the motel BAM! Another problem! Traffic seemed to be suddenly awful! We eventually come to the turning where our motel was and discover that police have closed the road off! We stopped the car to ask how we get to our motel to discover that right outside our motel had been a "drive by" fatal! Shooting! Arghhhhh! We were told that we could get to the motel, but we would have to go round the back way! Ok ...
On my birthday Winny took us for a day trip to the Santa Cruz hills, which was a pleasant drive from Fremont into beautiful green hills with giant Redwood trees close to the coast.
We stopped off for some entertainment at the famous mystery spot where we were in for some mysterious events. Magnetic ...
... eye could see. And as we turned north, we had mountains covered in gold and pale green on the right and the sea to the left and as we saw the land reaching out to touch the water, we knew that we were at that place where the mountains meet the sea.
The PCH runs right along the water, a road cut into the mountain side, winding around the contours of the rocks, with bridges over the rivers and creeks where the water flows down the ...
did enjoy San Fran, seemed like las Vegas at first but then loved the buildings, people, streets. Seemed grey at first but then the wow factor kicked in seeing all the different buildings. Went over the golden gate bridge to do the San Fran thing this ,owning n saw sausalito, very nice prices bait out of our range ....up to 90mil. Hmmmm just to look over a grey bay..don,t think so. Decent coffee at last there though. Did buy a cute necklace could,t resist. Picked ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Seaway Inn Santa Cruz
My family and I had a wonderful experance at the Seaway Inn. It is a charming, clean and comfortable place to stay. I was refered there by my family who lives in Santa Cruz.
There are less expencive places to stay closer to the Boradwalk, but who would want to stay there. They are shady and dirty.
The staff at the Seaway Inn where very friendly and helpful. In the evening the manager would walk along the deck and talk to us and made sure we were having a good time and a comfordable stay. I just can not say enough good things about our stay at the Seaway Inn... We will return again when we visit Santa Cruz.
What a GREAT FIND
Hey what a great place to stay....starting with really clean comfortable rooms and beautiful view from the balcony. Nice to be able to walk to the beach and the board walk. Can't wait to come back will bring some friends. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Need customer relations improvment
The property was not all that close to beach and you had to walk up "cardiac hill" to get back to your room. The room cost 192 per night. The room itself was smaller than others we stayed at. The bathroom was very small. The property overall was well maintained. The managers gave the impression that guest questions and simple requests were a hassle which interupted their day. Both of them needed a refresher class at Miss Pettibone's charm school. I would not return. There were other properties closer to the beach and probably cheaper.
We just returned from a 1 night stay. We had the best room in the house (mini suite) that you could actually see the ocean from. It was very noisy (street noisy), the shower is very small, there was no hair dryer (but there is an iron, fridge, microwave), and the walk to the boardwalk seems very far. We had to return to the hotel to get sweatshirts and it took forever. The continental breakfast was really bad (coffee, oj, prepacked rolls) so we went out. The hotel is very small and parking is limited. There are other hotels that seem nicer and closer to the boardwalk. As I said, we had a mini suite but our friends had a regular room (2 Queens) and it was very small and you enter the room through a sliding glass door. That is the door you have to leave open to get a breeze and there is no view to speak of.
I didn't expect the Four Seasons, but I would have liked a bit more in terms of customer service. The woman that checked us in was not friendly. When I asked for a 2nd sheet, she made me feel like I was asking for the world. I wish I'd paid more attention to the fact that there was no air conditioning in the rooms. Because there was no air conditioning the only way to get any air flow in the room was to leave the ONLY door open. So, when we wanted to sleep we had to close the door and it made for a stuffy room to sleep in. For those looking for privacy with fresh air, this is not your hotel. The room, bathroom and shower were all very small. I won't return.
The Seaway Inn was very clean but extremely small. You could not move around and the staff wasn't very helpful. I wouldn't recommend it.
Very nice hotel, nicely kept and very clean, great view, quiet for sleeping, very friendly staff and right across from the boardwalk/wharf...we stayed on the top floor, very large room with great ocean view. Our favorite place to stay in Santa Cruz so far and we've tried a lot of the different hotels.
I LOVE THE SEAWAY INN
On the contrary, I was very pleased with my stay at the Seaway Inn. I made my reservation and asked for the best room in the house. So, they quoted me a price for their best room (which is a spectacular view of the entire strip including the boardwalk/warf and ocean and it's all right across the street)!!!! When my crew and I arrived, I had learned that I was quoted the standard room price and not the "suite" price by mistake, so they gave me the "suite" at the rate I was originally quoted anyway, nice folks. I can't say enough wonderful things about that hotel. They have numerous ammenities and everybody knows that a continental breakfast is usually simple anyway. You haven't experienced Santa Cruz until you've stayed at the SEAWAY INN!!!! =)
We really found ourselves displeased with the overall experience. When making my reservation I had requested the upper floor (because I was told there was a balcony) so I could leave my door open and hear the waves crash.
Loved the Seaway Inn
What a great find. In the past we had stayed at the West Coast Hotel just across the street. The Seaway Inn is so much more quaint and unique. The views from the balcony are to die for and the rooms are very clean and stylish. It has to be the best location in Santa Cruz. The beach, boardwalk and wharf were just a short block away and could be seen from our room but we were just far enough away to get a peace full night sleep. Don't miss the walk down West Cliff drive. Thanks Seaway Inn for a great weekend!