Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk - Santa Cruz

505 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk - Santa Cruz


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour security

Meeting facilities

Meeting room


Continental breakfast

No pets allowed
Air conditioning

In-room air conditioning


Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk is a 2-star pleasant guesthouse, located close to the beach. The building was renovated in 1997.

You can find Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Pacific Avenue and McPherson Center only 750 meters from the property. Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk lies within a 10-minute walk from the center of Santa Cruz.

A local bus stop is 150 meters away. Due to its location 45 km from Mineta San Jose International airport, it will take about 45 minutes' drive to get there.


Guests are offered 25 non-smoking rooms featuring a refrigerator, television with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi, a microwave and a personal safe. The guestrooms look out on the garden. Bathrooms are appointed with a shower and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Offering Vegetarian and Mexican meals, Saturn Cafe is around 500 meters away.


Comforts like a vending machine and free self parking are provided on site.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   25.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Vending machines


  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms


  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock



  • from  3 pm


  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay at the price of USD 10 per person per night in an extra bed. 


  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

505 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Little Caesars Pizza
    900 ft
  • Miramar
    1200 ft
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    1900 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.1 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 2 Queen-size beds

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What's nearby

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  • City Center2000 ft

Places of interest

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Shopping areas



  • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz1700 ft
  • First Night Santa Cruz2300 ft
  • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center2300 ft
  • Museum of Art and History2300 ft
  • McPherson Center2300 ft
  • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History3300 ft
  • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt3300 ft


  • Parks and Recreation Dept2700 ft
  • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation3300 ft
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Park4000 ft


  • Louden Nelson Community Ctr2000 ft
  • Calvary Parish Hall2700 ft
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium3300 ft
  • Pacific Cultural Ctr3700 ft
  • Holy Cross Parish Hall4300 ft
  • Cayuga Vault5000 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz2300 ft

Golf courses and Country clubs


  • Cowell's Beach3000 ft

Oceanfront Areas

Local attractions

  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach1.1 mi
    5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
  • UCSC Arboretum1.9 mi
    1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
  • Natural Bridges State Park2.4 mi
    2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum1.3 mi
    West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
  • Pleasure Point Beach2.2 mi
    East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz

Near the hotel

  • Santa Cruz Wharf1900 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk2700 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History3500 ft
    1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
  • Mission State Park4800 ft
    School Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach1900 ft
    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
  • Museum of Art & History2700 ft
    705 Front St., Santa Cruz
  • Cave Train3800 ft
    Santa Cruz, CA

Restaurants nearby

  • Little Caesars Pizza900 ft

    Address: 233 Ocean St
    Phone: 831-469-9100

    62% likes this, based on 36 reviews
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

  • Saturn Cafe1500 ft

    Address: 145 Laurel St
    Phone: 831-429-8505

    75% likes this, based on 107 reviews
    Cuisine: Vegetarian
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 21

  • India Joze1600 ft

    Address: 418 Front Street
    Phone: 8313253633

    60% likes this, based on 46 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 16

  • Miramar1200 ft

    Address: 232 Leibrandt Ave

    75% likes this, based on 12 reviews

  • Zachary's Restaurant1700 ft

    Address: 819 Pacific Ave
    Phone: 831-427-0646

    72% likes this, based on 119 reviews
    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 22

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 38 reviews

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  • Older travelers

    It was cheap, close to the beach, but farther than the 2 blocks that they mention in their advertisement. Quieter than I expected.

    Moldy bathroom, everything felt wet all the time (carpet, bed, furniture). Poor ventilation. They kept the windows wide open in order to ventilate, the smoke alarm goes off when you take a shower, because of the steam. The toilet paper gets wet from the poor ventilation and steam. The bed was not a queen like they said, more like a full size mattress. It was also further than two blocks from the beach. I've stayed at better places for less money. Next time I'll stay at a best western. My husband only gets a few paid vacations days per year, so it was very disappointing for someone who rarely gets to have a vacation. We spent most of our time at the beach!

  • Couple

    We arrived a few hours prior to check-in. They were so accommodating they let us have our room early.

    The bed was a bit uncomfortable.

  • Family with children

    Loved the fact that it was a 5 minute walk to the boardwalk and that the the room had a mini frig & microwave

    Decor was outdated & complintary breakfast was minimal but a great place to stay if on a budget

  • Group of friends

    Located just 10 minute walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Confortable. Quite cheap. I recommend it.

  • Group of friends

    Ucsc graduation

    Have to pay for ice, no good choices for continental breakfast, not the cleanest it could have been

  • Older travelers

    We had booked a room with 2 queen beds and were delighted to find that they were actually separated by the bathroom. Since one of us snores and wakes up the other, this was perfect. It was also quiet even though the motel is on a busy corner. The beds were comfortable. The water pressure in the shower was great. We liked having the small refrigerator and coffee maker in our room.

    We only stayed one night, so the fact that the shower was warm as opposed to hot was not a big problem. However, if we had stayed longer I would have been disappointed in the water temperature. There was not a place to sit in the lobby to have the breakfast; still we were happy to have some coffee and a danish before we went for brunch.

  • Couple

    No breakfast was available before 8:30 while on the schedule was set at 7:30. For a 110$ motel I reckon this is not accetable

  • Couple

    There was a bed to sleep in...

    We got a room out to the street along the canal/river which meant a fair amount of traffic noise. Room didn't feel overly clean, bed was too soft, furniture was poor quality (dresser looked like it was made from cardboard and had soaked up a lot of moisture). Too expensive (we payed 140 dollar for one night)... Basically find somewhere else to stay...

  • Single

    Good location

    Very, very small room. Toilet loose & rocks on floor. Floor in bathroom is not soid.

  • Group of friends

    Clean rooms. Close to the center of the city.

    No touristic informations, Not so close to the beach (we used the car)

  • Older travelers

    Price of room

    Lobby was not open until 8:30 AM! That's too late to wait for a cup of coffee and a "continental breakfast". In-room powdered coffee creamer undrinkable. No ice either, unless you had a quarter, which I did not. Also, there was not a single place on the hotel grounds to sit ouside of the room. Pretty weak...

  • Couple

    My boyfriend and I recently did a road trip around California. We opted for budget accommodation - a cheap and cheerful bed for a night or 2. We acknowledge that you get what you pay for so would have been happy as long as it was clean and functional! The hotel fitted the bill! It was a short walk down to the main boardwalk and pier. The staff were friendly and the room was clean.

    The only downsides were that it was very out dated and the breakfast was beyond basic. But for the price we couldn't really complain.

  • Couple

    Decent location; only a ten minute walk to the beach/boardwalk.

    Poor rooms, old and tired. Damaged furniture and wallpaper peeling from the wall. Too expensive for the quality of accommodation.

  • Single

    Good value for the money, clean

    The location, the rooms facing to the street get noisy.

  • Older travelers

    Very convenient location.

    It was a refurbished small old motel. I know rates are high in Santa Cruz, but I believe I could have saved money by using one of the nearby independent small hotels that have not yet been bought by a big chain.

How to reach hotel

hotel Americas Best Value Inn & Suites-Boardwalk - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

505 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    2300 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Little Caesars Pizza
    900 ft
  • Miramar
    1200 ft
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    1900 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.1 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: