Seaway Inn

176 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz95060USA
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About Seaway Inn

Less than five minutes from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on foot, the Seaway Inn is a small hotel that provides cozy and well-equipped rooms. With its position overlooking the Monterey Bay, the shared balcony and some accommodations offer wonderful views.

A cable television with DVD player, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker are standard features of all the air conditioned rooms at the Seaway Inn.

For convenience, the hotel has a 24-hour front desk to assist guests in a quick and efficient manner. Free on-site parking is available, while Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the accommodation is also free of charge.

A substantial complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning in the hotel’s dining room and includes items such as cereal, waffles, yogurt, juice and coffee/tea.

Downtown Santa Cruz is a 20-minute walk from the hotel. West Cliff Drive is five minutes away by car.


176 West Cliff Drive , Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, USA
Telephone: +1(831)4719004 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Positive Reviews

Wonderful location with great views

The Seaway Inn's location has proved to be one of its biggest highlights for former guests. This is thanks to the hotel being less than five minutes away on foot from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, while the downtown area of the city is only a 20-minute walk. Furthermore, its hillside location contributes to the fantastic views on offer in select rooms and via the shared balcony area.

Clean and comfortable rooms

The rooms at the hotel, according to nearly every previous visitor, are at a very high standard in general. Along with being spotlessly clean, the rooms are also considered comfortable and well-appointed.

Pleasing continental breakfast

Most past guests were very happy with the free continental breakfast that they received at the Seaway Inn. Both the selection and quality of the breakfast was praised, while the breakfast room itself also generated a lot of positive feedback.

Negative Reviews

Small parking lot

For those that traveled to the Seaway Inn via their own form of transport, parking proved to be somewhat of a worry. The hotel's parking lot is noted as small, and there is no guarantee of being able to acquire a spot. However, due to an agreement with a nearby hotel, an alternative free parking option is available if needed.

Compact rooms

The only common problem brought up about the rooms at the hotel relates to the compact nature of the accommodations. Although it does not apply to all of the rooms, some of them are regarded as cramped - which can reduce the overall comfort levels to an extent.

Recreational facilities at a premium

Other than a relaxing shared balcony space, there is very little in the way of recreational facilities at the Seaway Inn - a disappointment for a small number of previous visitors.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 390 reviews