Best Place To Stay In Santa Cruz, CA | The Islander Motel


Walk into The Islander Motel’s charming and cozy guestrooms to experience an immediate sense of comfort and satisfaction. Be sure to take advantage of our high-speed Wi-Fi to post your favorite beach photos to social media. After a fun day in the sun, kick back and unwind by watching your favorite show on a 40” flat-screen HDTV. Freshen up in your private bathroom, equipped with a hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, and clean towels. Our superior mattresses and room temperature controls ensure that guests get a good night’s sleep before tackling another adventurous day. A microwave and refrigerator are provided in each of our rooms for storing and preparing food and drink items. Housekeeping will drop by each day to tidy up your room.


The Islander Motel offers its guests with a variety of thoughtful property amenities. Our seasonal and fenced outdoor pool is the perfect spot for you to cool off with a swim on a warm California day. There’s no need to pay for parking during your stay with us. Street parking is available free of charge! Fax and photocopying services are available for any administrative needs. Are you in the mood for a quick snack? We have vending machines throughout our property. Our gracious around-the-clock front desk staff members are always available should you have any questions or requests during your stay with us.


There is a wide selection of delectable restaurants to enjoy nearby our property. Try ordering a dish at Mariscos Rosarito, Chowder Barge, or the San Pedro Fish Market Grille. The Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk are within a one-mile radius from our location. Enjoy hot rides, warm sand, and free entertainment at the only major seaside amusement park on the west coast. The Museum of Art and History is another attraction close by, which aims to ignite shared experiences and connections through art. If you enjoy sports, the Pasatiempo Golf Course is where you want to be. While you are here, be sure to also tour the University of California Santa Cruz’s majestic campus.

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The Islander Motel Features & Amenities

General Services

Outdoor Pool High-Speed Internet Free Parking Direct Dial Phones 24-Hour Front Desk Refrigerator Microwave Seasonally Heated Outdoor Pool Closed In Winter Hairdryer Family Rooms Air Conditioned Non Smoking Rooms Phones With Data Ports USB Heater Flatscreen TV Cable TV

Business Services

Fax Service (Fees May Apply) Wireless High Speed Internet (Free) Copy Service (Fees May Apply)


No Pets Allowed (ADA Defined Service Animals Allowed)


Morning Coffee (7:30AM - 9:30AM) Complimentary Continental Breakfast

ADA/Accessible Features for the Overall Property

On-Site Designated Accessible Parking Accessible Guest Rooms with 32 Inch Wide Openings Key card reader positioned so persons who use wheelchairs may approach and operate the opener Hotel corridors a minimum of 36” wide Wheelchair Accessible Staff is Trained to Offer Assistance to Ensure Accessibility Door hardware (lever, pull, panic bar, etc.) usable with one hand, without tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist Self-Operating ADA Pool Lift All doorways to and within Accessible Guest Rooms are Wheelchair Accessible People in Need of Accessible Features Can Book Accessible Rooms During The Same Time and Terms That Others Can Reserve Rooms Accessible Pool Entrance Main Features of Hotel Accessible on Ground Floor 32 Inch Wide Openings to Common Areas Hotel Provides Proper Number of Accessible Guest Rooms Stipulated by ADA Wheelchair Accessible Route From The Accessible Parking Space To The Facility’s Front Entrance and Registration Desk Van Accessible Parking Exterior stairs built so blind persons and persons with low vision will not hit their head Service Animals Allowed At No Additional Charge All sidewalks and walkways free of any objects that pose a hazard to persons with low vision Pool Entrance and Area Accessible Accessible Registration Check-in Counter No steps or abrupt level changes that will impede access for persons who use wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility aids between accessible parking and guest room entry Accessibility Equipment for The Deaf Hotel Provides Proper Number of Accessible Parking Spots Including Van Accessible Spots Stipulated by ADA WCAG Level 2.1 Website Ground Floor Hotel Entrance Staff Has Access to Information About Guest Rooms At the Check-In Counter, there is a Retractable Table that Extends for Wheelchair Level Access. Registration Desk is Accessible ADA Accessible Guest Room

The Islander Motel Policies

These are general hotel policies. Policies may vary per room type. Please check the accompanying room details accordingly.

Check in Time - 03:00 PM
Check out Time - 11:00 AM
Currency - USD ($)
Extra Child Cost - $12.00
Extra Adult Cost - $12.00/Night

Cancellation Policy

72 hours
Policy Details

We have a 72-hour Cancellation Policy on weekends and a 48-hour cancellation policy on weekdays. If you wish to cancel or modify a reservation, you must do so by 3 PM (local hotel time) 72-HOURS or 3 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL DATE if your arrival date is on a weekend, and 48-hours or 2 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL DATE if your arrival date is on a weekday. If you cancel or modify your reservation post the expiration of the Cancellation Period or you fail to show up, a no-show charge will be levied on your credit card for one full night plus tax. Failing to call or show before check-out time after the first night of a reservation will result in the cancellation of the remainder of your reservation. Early departures are considered last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. Holidays & special events are subject to seasonal rates. Non-refundable reservations cannot be canceled or modified - total reservation amount will be charged in case of cancellation or no-show. The hotel reserves the right to cancel your reservation. A refundable deposit is required upon check-in. By Booking Online, you have received our best rates. Online Web rates cannot be combined with any other offers (discounts) or specials. The credit card will be authorized by 3 PM on arrival day. A deposit is required. Payment for the room is collected at check-in. Invalid or declined credit cards will lead to a false reservation and will be canceled unless the guest has contacted the Inn for arrangements. The Inn will not be responsible for alternative accommodations. Email cancellations are not accepted.


The Islander is a family-friendly motel that provides guests with clean and comfortably furnished guestrooms.  Our property features an around-the-clock front desk, free Wi-Fi, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool Closed in Winter.


The Islander provides the following services: daily housekeeping, vending machines, fax/photocopying.

Guest Parking

Limited parking 1 car per room only,Extra Car Must park on Street,On-site parking is available for guests free of charge.


Enjoy free access to high-speed Internet.

Children and Extra Beds

Children 5 years of age and older are welcome to stay at our property.  Guests that are 13 years of age and older are considered adults.  We do not have the capacity to supply extra cots or rollaway beds.


ADA defined service animals are welcome. Pets are not allowed.

Accepted Payment Methods

Visa, MasterCard, Discover. This hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.

Terms & Conditions

This property is privately owned, and the management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and will not be responsible for accidents or injury to guests or for loss of money, jewelry or valuables of any kind. Any incidental charges will be assessed directly to you by the hotel upon check-out. Examples: Phone Calls. - Changes to the name on a reservation are not permitted after the booking is completed - No refunds for unused nights, including those resulting from delayed check-in or early check-out, will be given. You must confirm late arrivals. You may be required to present a valid credit (not debit) card or cash deposit at check-in for incidentals. If you experience an issue during your trip, you must call us immediately so that we can assist you in resolving your problem. Any portion of your trip that has been used is non-refundable. We are not responsible for any modifications you make to your trip without our assistance. Bed types, smoking preference, and in-room amenities are subject to hotel availability. Room Policies Any changes to, or cancellation of this booking are subject to a cancellation penalty. This includes a 1-night room charge plus applicable Tax Recovery Charge & Service Fees. Cancellations or changes made after check-in are subject to a 100% charge. Once checked in, no cancellations. All linens are inventoried: missing or damaged linens will be charged. Any damages to the hotel property will be charged an additional fee upon assessment.  ABSOLUTELY NO-SMOKING. There is no smoking in the guest rooms.  If anyone in guest's party smokes in the guest room, or any non-designated smoking areas, the guest hereby expressly authorizes hotel management to charge the credit card a minimum cleaning fee to reimburse the property for the additional cost of cleaning a guest room.  NO PETS ALLOWED.  Any guest who violates the pet policy will be charged a cleaning fee. If your reservation has been paid in advance or you elect to pay by cash, a security deposit via credit card will be required upon check-in and will be charged in the event that damages outlined herein occur. The hotel takes a credit preauthorization but does not accept cash deposits. Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for payment and incidental charges. Any misuse or damages to the guestroom or facilities will be the sole responsibility of the registered guest. Please respect your neighbor's privacy and solitude, just as you would like it. This way, all our guests can have a relaxing visit. Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Extra Person Charge $15.00 Per Person. All Credit Cards Will Be Pre-Authorized By 3 PM On Arrival Day. Any Items missing from the room will be subject to a charge of $25.00. Credit Card or Cash Deposit Required at Check In. Card Holder Must be Present with Valid Photo ID and Credit Card. Payment will be collected at Check-in Time.