Hitching Post Studios Inn - Santa Cruz

ex. Hitching Post Motel

1717 Soquel Avenue , Santa Cruz, United States, 95062  show map
 2 stars
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Hitching Post Studios Inn - Santa Cruz

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Hitching Post Studios Inn boasts convenient positioning at a close distance to McPherson Center, Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center and Pacific Avenue, offering 31 rooms and a seasonal outdoor pool and a golf course. It features 24-hour reception, ironing service and housekeeping as well as free self parking, a baggage storage and a vending machine.

West Cliff Drive, Cowell's Beach and Santa Cruz Harbor Beach are within 25 minutes' walk away. Guests can get to Santa Cruz city center, which is 3 km away.

Hitching Post Studios Inn can be reached in 45 minutes by car from Mineta San Jose International airport.

Rooms

Hitching Post Studios Inn is a central hotel offering rooms with free Wi-Fi, a sofa, cable TV, a dressing area and a patio as well as a microwave, coffee/tea makers and a stove. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy american and mexican snacks and meals in Mackenzies Chocolates located 300 meters away.

Services

Business facilities include a business center and a copier to suit the needs of business travelers.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   31.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Garden furniture
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Toilet
  • Towels
  • Hair dryer on request

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Hitching Post Studios Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
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Hotel Address:

1717 Soquel Avenue , Santa Cruz, United States, 95062

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    2.4 km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Mackenzies Chocolates (cuisine: American)
    260 m
  • Taco Bell (cuisine: Mexican)
    370 m
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    2.1 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    31

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds
Size: 19 m²
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Hitching Post Studios Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
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    Hotel Address:

    1717 Soquel Avenue , Santa Cruz, United States, 95062

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Santa Cruz
      2.4 km
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Mackenzies Chocolates (cuisine: American)
      260 m
    • Taco Bell (cuisine: Mexican)
      370 m
    Beaches
    • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
      2.1 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      31

    Hitching Post Studios Inn Location

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 2.3 km

    Places of interest

    • Sky Glider - 2.4 km

    Sport related

    • Veterans Memorial Building - 2.2 km

    Shopping areas

    • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center - 2.1 km
    • Pacific Garden Shopping - 2.2 km

    Amusement

    • Surf Bowl Cafe - 2.5 km

    Museums

    • Kids on Broadway - 1.6 km
    • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz - 1.6 km
    • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History - 2.0 km
    • Museum of Art and History - 2.1 km
    • McPherson Center - 2.1 km
    • First Night Santa Cruz - 2.3 km

    Parks

    • Parks and Recreation Dept - 1.6 km
    • Santa Cruz County Parks Dept - 2.1 km
    • Santa Cruz Mission State Park - 2.3 km

    Halls

    • Cayuga Vault - 600 m
    • Pacific Cultural Ctr - 800 m
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars - 1.1 km
    • Live Oak Senior Ctr - 1.8 km
    • Viking Hall - 1.8 km
    • Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange - 1.8 km
    • German American Hall - 1.9 km
    • First Church-Religious Science - 2.2 km
    • Holy Cross Parish Hall - 2.4 km
    • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium - 2.5 km
    • Calvary Parish Hall - 2.5 km

    Universities, Institutes

    • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz - 2.4 km

    Business areas

    • Pacific Avenue - 2.2 km

    Medical care and Hospitals

    • Dominican Hospital - 1.7 km
    • Sutter Maternity & Surgery Ctr - 2.2 km

    Local attractions

    • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - 2.0 km
      1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
    • Museum of Art & History - 2.2 km
      705 Front St., Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Wharf - 2.6 km
      Beach Street, Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 2.1 km
      5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
    • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 2.5 km
      Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz

    Restaurants nearby

    • Mackenzies Chocolates - 260 m

      Address: 1492 Soquel Avenue

      62% likes this, based on 39 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    • Staff of Life Natural Foods - 520 m

      Address: 1305 Water St
      Phone: (831) 423-8632

      86% likes this, based on 10 reviews

    • Deli-Licious Catering - 580 m

      Address: 418 Trevethan Ave
      Phone: (831) 423-3567

      61% likes this, based on 6 reviews

    • Taco Bell - 370 m

      Address: 1404 Soquel Ave
      Phone: 831-316-0031

      66% likes this, based on 16 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican
      Price Range: GBP 2 - GBP 17

    • Jeffery's Restaurant - 540 m

      Address: 2050 Soquel Ave.
      Phone: 831-425-1485

      86% likes this, based on 34 reviews
      Cuisine: American

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      31
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    Hitching Post Studios Inn Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hitching Post Studios Inn

    Average guest rating

    6.8out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 41 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      6.2

      I like that it was not far from my family and was available.

      It has been a long time since I've been in a hotel without a hairdryer, tissues, air conditioning. It was good to have a kitchen, but why no pots, pans, dishes, eating utensils?

    • Family with children
      5.8

      Pool wasn't heated for the kids. The oven wasn't working and didn't realize there wouldn't be any pots and pans or silverware, ect.

    • Family with children
      7.4

      It was quiet. Separate sink area/ toilet room.

      Uncomfortable beds. No breakfast. Refridge did not work

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Great location for our purposes...close to downtown and the beach...wonderful staff with nice clean affordable room...will definitely return

    • Older travelers
      5.0

      room was not ready tried to check in at 1400 but was told to come back at 1500. 1530 we went back room was not ready still with dirty linens, very disappointed. not coming back/not recommending.

    • Single
      4.4

      It was the least expensive hotel I could find on short notice (day before). The people were friendly.

      It did not look or smell clean. The bed was mushy. The kitchen had no cooking or eating supplies provided (no pots and pans, no plates, nothing).

    • Couple
      6.2

      Price and access.

      Outside noise, just an example in the middle of the night a tow truck was picking a car from the parking lot.

    • Couple
      9.0

      The hotel was right between where we had reservations and the beach. Its at a great location. We got lot a few times and seemed as find out way back. Its close to the beach, but not too close and for travelers; there way a walgrees right across the street. It was nice.

      When I got there I waited like 30 minutes for someone to come, when they came I had to wait an hour for a room key. Those were the only issues I had

    • Group of friends
      7.8

      It was a solid hotel. Didn't feel like I would be stabbed and it was clean.

      It was a little more expensive than it should be.

    • Couple
      7.8

      Very cheap. We payed $60 for a king room with separate kitchen. The place was huge. Very retro. The place hasn't been updated since the 80's but great value for money. Plenty I parks available.

      For the price of our room you can't complain about it being retro.

    • Family with children
      7.8

      Steve in the lobby was very accommodating, very friendly, got me a roll away bed instantly and opened the gate to the swimming pool when it was locked. Also provided me a map to get to Crow's Nest and Shadow Brook Restaurant without taking the freeway, which is a big deal while the Begonia Festival is going on.

      It's on the older side, not modern. They definately need to remodel.

    • Family with children
      8.2

      Clean and easy

      The price was different when I paid from the quoit I got online

    • Older travelers
      6.4

      Large room, large bed, refrigerator, dining table, free wireless internet.

      One sleepless night due to a very loud guest in an an adjacent room and an inability to contact hotel staff to address it.

    • Family with children
      5.4

      Hitching was a great place to stay for my wallet. Had two kids, wife and I. Paid about $100 for the night, got two beds. Our main goal was to have fun in Santa Cruz, and then get back to the hotel, fall asleep. We did not stay at the hotel for too long.

      Well, you could say a lot of bad things about the hotel if you were looking for luxury. But if your focus is in budget friendly, the complaints that I have was our room was not ready when we got their. We had to wait 15 minutes for the maid to finish getting our room ready. The air conditioner did not work, and I am glad that we spent most of our time not in the hotel, the brick walls were not really doing it for me. Basically stayed their to sleep, then left the next morning.

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      it's in Santa Cruz

      Thin threadbare bedspreads, lime green walls? Door opens on driveway, no buffer.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Hitching Post Studios Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1717 Soquel Avenue , Santa Cruz, United States, 95062

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Santa Cruz
      2.4 km
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Mackenzies Chocolates (cuisine: American)
      260 m
    • Taco Bell (cuisine: Mexican)
      370 m
    Beaches
    • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
      2.1 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      31