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Hotel Solares

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave | Balcony

Overview of Hotel Solares

Hotel Solares

2.5 star property
Hotel with outdoor pool, near Monterey Bay

6.4/10 Good

1,005 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
The price is CA $143
Price available on 02/03/2023
600 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Monterey Bay - 24 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 24 min drive
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 43 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 46 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 53 min drive


  • Asti - 5 min walk
  • Firefly Coffeehouse - 6 min walk
  • Zachary's - 6 min walk
  • Blue Lagoon - 7 min walk
  • Malabar - 8 min walk

About this property

Hotel Solares

Hotel Solares puts you 1.2 mi (2 km) from Monterey Bay. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi, self parking, and continental breakfast daily. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and location.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 79 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, up to 45 lbs per pet)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised
  • Litter boxes available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning

Traveling with children

  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1989
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled) and air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • LED light bulbs

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Service fee: USD 12 per accommodation, per night

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Hotel Solares Santa Cruz
Solares Santa Cruz
Hotel Solares Hotel
Hotel Solares Santa Cruz
Hotel Solares Hotel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Solares offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Solares does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Solares?
As of 2 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Solares on 3 Feb 2023 start from CA $143, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Solares?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Solares?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Solares?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a maximum weight of 45 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per night. Litter boxes are available.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Solares?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Solares?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Solares and nearby?
Hotel Solares has an outdoor pool and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Solares?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Asti (5-min walk), Firefly Coffeehouse (6-min walk), and Zachary's (6-min walk).
What's the area around Hotel Solares like?
Hotel Solares is a short 5-minute walk from Ocean Street and 9 minutes' walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Travelers say the area is walkable and good for families.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

We love hotel solares! It’s a great family place, our children love the pool and hot tub!
Marci, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Brenda, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Construction was being done, room could have been cleaner. Pool area needs tile fixed. My 8year old slipped due to broken tiles.
Crystal, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

No housekeeping offered!
First room after check in was open bed not made towels on floor. Upgraded to suite, door was hard to close bathtub / jacuzzi was cracked filthy. Try to be eco friendly so did not want sheets new towels first two nights, third night still not clean told they did not do housekeeping and if we wanted clean towels to leave them outside the door! Well this would be nice to know at checkin. Construction going on again not stated on website. Front desk clueless as to customer service, wife wanted glass of wine after long drive they had no clue on local spots except “go downtown” not one good morning or good evening. I still am in shock we could not get clean sheets!!! Our entire stay! Only thing of any worth was the bed itself very comfortable. Oh and you needed a telescope to see the TV it was so far away from the bed. All of the indoor furniture was stained. Outdoor furniture seemed newer. Employee lounge was the lobby! Came back to half dozen staff having their lunch in the lobby!
Analibia, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Easy to get in/out of room. TV was janky, needs a tech to fix, hotels need to stop making it difficult to use streaming services. Door was always stuck, had to shoulder check it sometimes to get it to open. A light from outside that lit the parking lot was not covered with blackout curtain, whole room was way too bright, wife had to sleep with pillow covering eyes when facing that window. We went because it was $100 cheaper a night than most other hotels in the area. Worth the hassles for me, wife might differ.
eric, 2-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

The hotel is nice but the morning staff are so rude. We extended our stay and when we went to check if everything was good the front desk lady with a a lip piercing had such a bad attitude and insisted in telling me she was going to charge me a $100 deposit for every single night I stay and it’s “hotel policy” I’ve never stayed in a hotel before that charges you a room rate and a holding deposit for every single night. I insisted to talk to the manager and she wouldn’t let me she said they only text and and he doesn’t come in. We’ll the next day I caught the manager and he was very pleasing and helped us with everything and said she was wrong and that information she gave us was indeed WRONG. They only charge a $100 hold for 1 time during the stay of our hotel, (which I already knew). The manager was very nice and new what he was doing! Loved the hotel just not the morning staff! Very rude girl who should not be working in customer service like that. She has the “I’ll fight you attitude”
John, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One day stay
Pet area
King bed
Room patio
Monica, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean, well located, great price. Just what I wanted!
Robert, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

It’s an okay place to stay, not anything great
Brian, 4-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Needs Update
Room was dated, need some updating, paiont pealing in bath tub, water to shower would not turn all the way off, dripping. Some of the electrical outlets and usb ports did not work.
Gordon J., 2-night trip
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