The Islander Motel

The Islander Motel

522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
+1 831 426 7766

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The Islander Motel
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Sat 9/7

About The Islander Motel

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Situated a short stroll from Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station, The Islander Motel offers guests an ideal base while visiting Santa Cruz. Rooms are air conditioned and a wireless internet connection is included free of charge.

The Islander Motel has been recently refurbished and features a 24-hour reception, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and luggage storage. There is also free private parking on site for those with a car.

All rooms at the motel include a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and a refrigerator. They are also fitted with a microwave, a hair dryer and cable/satellite channels.

The Islander Motel is within walking distance of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Mission Santa Cruz. Foodies can find various restaurants in the area.

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Standard rooms(£74 - £279)
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Amenities at The Islander Motel

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Hairdryer

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • 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
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Disabled access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Shower chair
  • Adapted bath
  • No smoking
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance


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


  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower


  • Family rooms
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Pool view
  • Storage available

Media and entertainment

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


  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Vending machine (drinks)

Services and conveniences

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed

Things to do

  • Beach access
  • Golf


  • Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying

Reviews of The Islander Motel

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5.1 Passable
Pros:Location. Room was nothing to look at
Cons:Cleaner bedding and room


522 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

What's nearby

  • Town Clock0.5 mi
  • Mission Santa Cruz0.6 mi
  • Cocoanut Grove0.8 mi
  • Main Beach0.9 mi
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History0.9 mi
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk1.1 mi
  • Santa Cruz Wharf1.2 mi
  • Santa Cruz Harbor1.3 mi
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum1.7 mi
  • State Lighthouse Museum1.7 mi
  • DeLaveaga Golf Course1.8 mi
  • University of Santa Cruz Arboretum1.9 mi



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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

FAQs when booking at The Islander Motel

  • The Islander Motel is located at 522 Ocean Street, 0.7 miles from the centre of Santa Cruz. Town Clock is the closest landmark to The Islander Motel.

  • Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Islander Motel.

  • Yes, The Islander Motel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, The Islander Motel offers free parking.

  • The Islander Motel is 27.1 miles from San Jose. The Islander Motel is 28.5 miles from Monterey Regional.

  • Yes, The Islander Motel has a pool on-site.

  • KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Islander Motel in Santa Cruz and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Islander Motel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Islander Motel.

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Distance to city centre

0.7 mi

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Nearest airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

27.1 mi