Knights Inn Santa Cruz

510 Leibrandt Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, 95060show map
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GoodBased on  17 reviews
Overview

Knights Inn Santa Cruz is a 2-star lovely guesthouse, located near to the beach. The hotel opened its doors in 1960 and was remodeled in 2004.

Guests can get to Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center in 10 minutes on foot. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Santa Cruz city center.

Mineta San Jose International airport is 50 minutes' drive away from Knights Inn Santa Cruz.

Rooms

The property comprises 26 non-smoking rooms equipped with climate control, a laptop safe, a microwave, a fridge and a personal computer.

Eat & Drink

The dining options include a complimentary continental breakfast served daily. Located 200 meters away from the hotel Miramar and Falafel Hut serve a great selection of American and Mediterranean food.

Services

Business travelers can avail of a business centre, a meeting room and a photocopier offered on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   26.

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Facilities
Paid Wi-Fi
Parking

Outdoor car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Laundry

Dining

  • Free breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool

Room features

  • Air conditioning

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Boardwalk PhotosBoardwalk Photos1000 ft
Cocoanut Grove Banquet and ConfCocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf1000 ft
Art League Inc-Santa CruzArt League Inc-Santa Cruz2300 ft
First Night Santa CruzFirst Night Santa Cruz3000 ft
Museum of Art and HistoryMuseum of Art and History3000 ft
Parks and Recreation DeptParks and Recreation Dept3300 ft
Louden Nelson Community CtrLouden Nelson Community Ctr2300 ft
Calvary Parish HallCalvary Parish Hall2700 ft
Gestalt Institute-Santa CruzGestalt Institute-Santa Cruz3000 ft
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MiramarMiramar600 ft232 Leibrandt Ave
Beach Street CafeBeach Street Cafe1100 ft399 Beach St
Falafel HutFalafel Hut1100 ft309 Beach Street
South Beach Pizza CompanySouth Beach Pizza Company1200 ft303 Beach St
La Barrenada Sea Food & TaqueriaLa Barrenada Sea Food & Taqueria1200 ft313 Beach St
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Kids on BroadwayKids on Broadway1.4 mi
Santa Cruz Parks and RecreationSanta Cruz Parks and Recreation3700 ft
Santa Cruz Mission State ParkSanta Cruz Mission State Park4600 ft
Santa Cruz Civic AuditoriumSanta Cruz Civic Auditorium3700 ft
Holy Cross Parish HallHoly Cross Parish Hall5000 ft
German American HallGerman American Hall1.3 mi
Portuguese HallPortuguese Hall1.3 mi
Goodwill IndustriesGoodwill Industries1.6 mi
Santa Cruz Adult SchoolSanta Cruz Adult School2.1 mi
Mark Abbot Memorial LighthouseMark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse1.3 miLighthouse Point West Cliff Drive
Mystery SpotMystery Spot3.6 mi465 Mystery Spot Rd
Wilder Ranch State Park Wilder Ranch State Park 3.7 mi1401 Coast Rd
Capitola Historical MuseumCapitola Historical Museum3.7 mi410 Capitola Ave
New Brighton State BeachNew Brighton State Beach4.5 mi1500 Park Avenue, Capitola
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Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)12.9 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.4 mi
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  17  reviews

Rating by category:

8.0
Location
7.0
Rooms
  • 6.6
    Good

    Close to boardwalk and had 3 rooms for our large family however I was disappointed in bookings when I book my reservations you advertised free cancellation but 6 days before our stay when I tried to cancel it said I would be charged the intire amount. To me this is false advertisement and for that I would not go threw bookings again .

  • 6.6
    Good

    The location was oke. Near the beach.

    The breakfast was nothing. Just Coffee, tee and donuts. That's not a continental breakfast. For ice in our travelbox was a penalty of 15 dollar. The parking lot was only for 6 cars.

  • 9.4
    Exceptional

    I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised and very satisfied with the accomodations. I was actually looking at a number of motels in the area, and I was very worried about how bad the ratings were especially for Knights Inn. There were comments on how "sketchy" the neighborhood was and they felt unsafe, that the rooms were filthy, condoms under the bed, sheets were dirty etc, etc. Let me tell you....there was no truth to it! The neighborhood is fine, the rooms were very clean, which was most important to me. The bathrooms were clean, (but they do need to upgrade the bathrooms). Bed sheets were clean and very comfortable. We stayed in double queen room..the second bed was in a separate section. There were comments about how old the microwave was? So what! It works. Location was great, about 2 blocks from the boardwalk entrance. The pool was small but clean, perfect for the kids. The parking lot is small but if there is no space, the hotel will give you a permit to park on the street. I will definately stay here again.

    Bathrooms need to be upgraded, and outside carpeting upgraded.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    The shower and checking out.

    The double bed in the kitchen, the dreadful beds, the chair that should be in a landfill.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Knights inn was very clean and a great value. Walking distance from the boardwalk yet not right across the street where it's loud from all the goings on. We will definitrly stay there again!

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    I like that it was very close to the boardwalk and the beach and the room we stayed in 112 was large two queen beds and they brought us a rollaway bed there was 5 of us total

    I would say the parking not much of it you might have to park on the street but they give you a parking pass so you dont get a ticket

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Great location. Very close to Boardwalk. Large rooms that were clean and family friendly. Look forward to coming back!

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Friendly Staff and accommodated the time we were able to get our room. Nothing fancy but felt very clean. Withing walking distance to the Santa Beach boardwalk. I would stay there again.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The man that runs it is a very nice man and very accommodating. I had a problem with one of his workers being rude, but he apologized for our experience. I heard the manager talking to his other workers about it and how his guests should never be treated that way. Originally there were no rooms with a queen bed and a double, only two doubles. After speaking with Booked.net, who spoke with the manager, I was told to leave the request in the comment box of my pay page and they would upgrade us for only ten dollars after we arrived. I think that was very fair. It was already done when we arrived and our rooms were ready for us. I liked the layout of the rooms and they were clean. Our rooms each had two rooms so if you are traveling with children inquire about these where you could put your children to bed in the other bedroom and have privacy. The motel is about three blocks from the Boardwalk and the beach so it's a short walk without having to drive. In the morning there is hot coffee or tea bags along with some donuts. I'd stay here again and refer to others if they get internet in the rooms.

    There was no internet and not enough parking, but they will give you a pass for street parking. I ask Booked.net to check about internet and was told there would be internet in my room. I explained that this was an important issue when I booked. However, there was no internet. When I didn't have it in my room I was told there was a hot spot by the pool, but didn't work their either. I got logged on a few times but not strong enough to load a page. I heard others also complaining of the same thing. For an hourly fee you can rent time on their computer in the lobby. I was not able to check my email or make reservations for places we wanted to go the next day from the comfort of my room. I did speak to the guests at the other motels beside this one and was told they all had internet in their rooms and was able to use their ipods, ipads, computers, notebooks and whatever else they had with them with no problems. Their rooms were about the same price. This is a very big issue with most people and I'm sure they would have more return guests if he were to get a stronger internet like most other motels.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Close to the Boardwalk, downtown Santa Cruz. The facility was very comfortable and very safe.

  • 6.4
    Good

    Pretty much just the swimming pool for the kids

    Well the staying and over all was fine but the booking was difficult. They wont let me cancel my reservations after one night of booking because my family member has already booked enough rooms. And on top of all that they mess up on my sister in law rooms. so we had 23 people staying in two rooms with 6 beds... all the kids had to sleep on the grounds. It will be the last time I will ever book with Knights INN, and I would not recomend it to any of my friends and families.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location, close to boardwalk.

    "breakfast" is coffee and a donut, that is not a continental breakfast. If you consider staying here consider to book directly at knightsinn.com or Booked.net I found better rates at those sites.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    it was close to the boardwalk

    they gave the wrong room and when questioned about it they told me Booked.net had made a mistake not them and that they had no rooms left, toilet wouldnt quit filling and flooded carpet when we were sleeping,staff was rude especially when asked for toilet paper told me it was already in the room, staff vacumed wet carpet and dumped it into the shower and never cleaned it afterwards

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Available online to make reservation. Good location especially for walking to beach/boardwalk.

    Phone in room would not call outside motel, even though printed material in room and on phone stated how to. When mgt was notified answer was "you can come to office to use phone" and "you can borrow my cell phone". No apologies or recognition why printed material was not correct. "Oh, that's out of date". Nothing about how misleading, etc. Room was WAY overpriced and had door leading where ? that was locked from other side but only had turnkey lock on my side which was not locked. Felt unsafe as whoever had access to other side could come in. Rottweiler dog was staked out starting late afternoon through the night where they had me park my car, so that I would have to interact with dog to get to my car. Parking was very difficult as was getting my bags into/out of room.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Available online to make reservation. Good location especially for walking to beach/boardwalk.

    Phone in room would not call outside motel, even though printed material in room and on phone stated how to. When mgt was notified answer was "you can come to office to use phone" and "you can borrow my cell phone". No apologies or recognition why printed material was not correct. "Oh, that's out of date". Nothing about how misleading, etc. Room was WAY overpriced and had door leading where ? that was locked from other side but only had turnkey lock on my side which was not locked. Felt unsafe as whoever had access to other side could come in. Rottweiler dog was staked out starting late afternoon through the night where they had me park my car, so that I would have to interact with dog to get to my car. Parking was very difficult as was getting my bags into/out of room.

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  17 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)12.9 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.4 mi
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