Edgewater Beach Motel

525 2nd Street, Santa Cruz, 95060, CA

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1 Room / 2 Adults

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With only 17 guestrooms and suites, the Edgewater Beach Motel might fill up quickly with families looking for a comfortable stay and great amenities. Enjoy rooms and suites with queen beds, Murphy beds, sofa beds and/or bunk beds, kitchens, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Some suites can sleep up to six and eight people at a time. The hotel has ocean views all around and is steps from the beach. A heated pool and BBQ area are also onsite and pets are welcome. A complimentary breakfast is served daily.

Our Editor Loves

  • Spacious suites sleep up to eight
  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Beach and ocean views all around

Family Interests

  • Beach
  • Museum/Cultural

Family Amenities

  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenettes
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool


Location and Charm are key for this sweet motel

by E O

Stayed here for business one night, but thoroughly enjoyed the proximity to the beach and to downtown SC - easy walk to boardwalk, beach and downtown SC eats and shopping. The owner is so sweet and they want to work with you so just be a person - you know, a human who is present and kind - it is returned 10-fold. This is an older motel with A LOT of charm. California is expensive. You can stay somewhere less expensive but that is your choice. I would absolutely stay here again. Great service, sweet people and darling property at the beach!

I know you get price gouging on holidays... Who rates this place excellent?!?

by HoltED

I assume the standards and expectations of motels in Santa Cruz are so low that people would rate this place fabulous. The staff is nice enough, but the place is very old and outdated. The room has green indoor/outdoor carpeting. There is no AC. Yes it is a 2min walk to the ocean, but the room was very warm upon check in. It can get easily get into the 90s in Santa Cruz. I don’t know how old the mattresses are, but the sheets seemed ancient as they were very scratchy. This was also the first time I have seen a bed spread in 15 years. Why do you need it when it’s 89F. The bathroom was literally 4x4 but at least the shower had almost decent water pressure. Cannot complain about the location as we walked to the beach, dining and the boardwalk. This was a last min booking and I sorely regret using my valuable free night on the property. If I had paid $85 I would have NO complaints but the cash value of my free night was $320 and I paid another 95 to cover the difference plus taxes.

I should have done more research. This is the one time TripAdvisor let me down.