Hitching Post Studios Inn - Santa Cruz

ex. Hitching Post Motel

1717 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95062  show map
 2 stars
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Hitching Post Studios Inn - Santa Cruz


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Heated swimming pool


Self-service laundry


Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities



The central Hitching Post Studios Inn with a seasonal outdoor pool and a golf course is a nice place to stay in Santa Cruz on holiday.

A short walk will take you to Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History in 25 minutes. The property lies within 3 km from the city center.

The hotel enjoys a convenient location within 50 minutes' drive from Mineta San Jose International airport.


Compact rooms at Hitching Post Studios Inn are equipped with free Wi-Fi, individual climate control, TV with satellite channels, a seating area and a trouser press. Bathrooms are fitted with a bathtub, a shower and guest toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Mackenzies Chocolates treats guests with American and Mexican dishes and is 300 meters away.


Business facilities feature a business center and a photocopier.


Beach facilities at Hitching Post Studios Inn include chairs and umbrellas.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   31.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course


  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • BBQ facilities

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Garden furniture
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Toilet


  • Microwave


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
  • Blackout curtains



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE


Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

1717 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95062

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    1.5 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Mackenzies Chocolates (cuisine: American)
    900 ft
  • Taco Bell (cuisine: Mexican)
    1300 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.4 mi

Places of interest

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Shopping areas


  • Surf Bowl Cafe1.6 mi



  • Parks and Recreation Dept1.0 mi
  • Santa Cruz County Parks Dept1.3 mi
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Park1.4 mi


  • Cayuga Vault2000 ft
  • Pacific Cultural Ctr2700 ft
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars3700 ft
  • Live Oak Senior Ctr1.1 mi
  • Viking Hall1.1 mi
  • Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange1.1 mi
  • German American Hall1.2 mi
  • First Church-Religious Science1.4 mi
  • Holy Cross Parish Hall1.5 mi
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium1.6 mi
  • Calvary Parish Hall1.6 mi

Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz1.5 mi

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Dominican Hospital1.1 mi
  • Sutter Maternity & Surgery Ctr1.4 mi

Local attractions

  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History1.3 mi
    1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
  • Museum of Art & History1.4 mi
    705 Front St., Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Wharf1.6 mi
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach1.3 mi
    5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach1.6 mi
    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz

Restaurants nearby

  • Mackenzies Chocolates900 ft

    Address: 1492 Soquel Avenue

    62% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Staff of Life Natural Foods1800 ft

    Address: 1305 Water St
    Phone: (831) 423-8632

    86% likes this, based on 10 reviews

  • Deli-Licious Catering2000 ft

    Address: 418 Trevethan Ave
    Phone: (831) 423-3567

    61% likes this, based on 6 reviews

  • Taco Bell1300 ft

    Address: 1404 Soquel Ave
    Phone: 831-316-0031

    66% likes this, based on 16 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

  • Jeffery's Restaurant1800 ft

    Address: 2050 Soquel Ave.
    Phone: 831-425-1485

    86% likes this, based on 34 reviews
    Cuisine: American

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Hitching Post Studios Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hitching Post Studios Inn

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 41 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single

    I like that it was not far from my family and was available.

    It has been a long time since I've been in a hotel without a hairdryer, tissues, air conditioning. It was good to have a kitchen, but why no pots, pans, dishes, eating utensils?

  • Family with children

    Pool wasn't heated for the kids. The oven wasn't working and didn't realize there wouldn't be any pots and pans or silverware, ect.

  • Family with children

    It was quiet. Separate sink area/ toilet room.

    Uncomfortable beds. No breakfast. Refridge did not work

  • Older travelers

    Great location for our purposes...close to downtown and the beach...wonderful staff with nice clean affordable room...will definitely return

  • Older travelers

    room was not ready tried to check in at 1400 but was told to come back at 1500. 1530 we went back room was not ready still with dirty linens, very disappointed. not coming back/not recommending.

  • Single

    It was the least expensive hotel I could find on short notice (day before). The people were friendly.

    It did not look or smell clean. The bed was mushy. The kitchen had no cooking or eating supplies provided (no pots and pans, no plates, nothing).

  • Couple

    Price and access.

    Outside noise, just an example in the middle of the night a tow truck was picking a car from the parking lot.

  • Couple

    The hotel was right between where we had reservations and the beach. Its at a great location. We got lot a few times and seemed as find out way back. Its close to the beach, but not too close and for travelers; there way a walgrees right across the street. It was nice.

    When I got there I waited like 30 minutes for someone to come, when they came I had to wait an hour for a room key. Those were the only issues I had

  • Group of friends

    It was a solid hotel. Didn't feel like I would be stabbed and it was clean.

    It was a little more expensive than it should be.

  • Couple

    Very cheap. We payed $60 for a king room with separate kitchen. The place was huge. Very retro. The place hasn't been updated since the 80's but great value for money. Plenty I parks available.

    For the price of our room you can't complain about it being retro.

  • Family with children

    Steve in the lobby was very accommodating, very friendly, got me a roll away bed instantly and opened the gate to the swimming pool when it was locked. Also provided me a map to get to Crow's Nest and Shadow Brook Restaurant without taking the freeway, which is a big deal while the Begonia Festival is going on.

    It's on the older side, not modern. They definately need to remodel.

  • Family with children

    Clean and easy

    The price was different when I paid from the quoit I got online

  • Older travelers

    Large room, large bed, refrigerator, dining table, free wireless internet.

    One sleepless night due to a very loud guest in an an adjacent room and an inability to contact hotel staff to address it.

  • Family with children

    Hitching was a great place to stay for my wallet. Had two kids, wife and I. Paid about $100 for the night, got two beds. Our main goal was to have fun in Santa Cruz, and then get back to the hotel, fall asleep. We did not stay at the hotel for too long.

    Well, you could say a lot of bad things about the hotel if you were looking for luxury. But if your focus is in budget friendly, the complaints that I have was our room was not ready when we got their. We had to wait 15 minutes for the maid to finish getting our room ready. The air conditioner did not work, and I am glad that we spent most of our time not in the hotel, the brick walls were not really doing it for me. Basically stayed their to sleep, then left the next morning.

  • Older travelers

    it's in Santa Cruz

    Thin threadbare bedspreads, lime green walls? Door opens on driveway, no buffer.

How to reach hotel

hotel Hitching Post Studios Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1717 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, United States, 95062

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    1.5 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Mackenzies Chocolates (cuisine: American)
    900 ft
  • Taco Bell (cuisine: Mexican)
    1300 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: