130 W Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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NileGuide Expert tip:
Make reservations as early as possible to ensure you get a room at this popular hotel.
The Howard Johnson Inn at Fisherman's Wharf, or "HoJo," is literally steps from the most popular beach in Santa Cruz, Main Beach. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is but a stone's throw away as well.
The Ritz this ain't, but Howard Johnson has made a name for itself in convenience, comfort, and reliability. Some rooms feature a balcony overlooking the ocean, and all feature the standard accouterments, like a hair dryer and coffeemaker, that can make your stay that much nicer. Kids will love the fact that they won't have to walk far to get to the excitement of the sand and roller coaster rides, and parents will appreciate the fact that they won't have to tussle for parking to spend a day at the beach. West Cliff Drive, one of the most popular walking paths in town, is just up the hill in the opposite direction of the Boardwalk. It's the perfect place to go for a sunset stroll and catch some surfers hanging ten at Steamer Lane.