Property Amenities


  • Clubhouse
  • Fenced pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool


  • Free parking nearby
  • Parking (limited spaces)
  • Free self parking

Property services

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Children allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service

Food and drink

  • Vending machines

Internet access in public areas

  • Wireless internet

In-Room Amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Individually furnished
  • Individually decorated
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Roll-in shower
  • Shower only
  • AM/FM alarm clock radio
  • Heating
  • In-room climate (air conditioning)
  • In-room climate control (heating)
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Smoke alarms in rooms

Bedding and linens

  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Sleep Number by Select Comfort mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Linens provided


  • Daily housekeeping

Media and electronics

  • Phone
  • Free local calls
  • Television
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Coffeemaker
  • Mini-fridge


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Toilet
  • Towels provided


The Islander Motel

242 Reviews #19 of 56 hotels in Santa Cruz

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Recent Reviews

acoupleoftravelers12 wrote a review on October 31, 2022
Trip Type: Couples

Great Area and Place for a Good Night's Rest

A great little motel that has great parking, close and walkable to a big street center, and a nice-looking room/bathroom. Everything works properly and looks like it is well-maintained. Great for a...
AntonioCavallo72 wrote a review on October 04, 2022 Ogden, Utah
Trip Type: Family

Great Value Family-Run Motel

Excellent family-run motel. Great value, close to everything, very nice staff. Very clean and comfortable, plenty of parking. Free coffee in the morning. Located a little ways (maybe a mile) from the...
John_Matthessen wrote a review on September 12, 2022 Seaside, California
Trip Type: Solo travel

Excellent value, clean, great customer service

I throughly enjoyed my stay at the Islander. The room was very clean and the staff was super-accomodating. (And the bed was very comfortable.) My only regret was not going in the pool. All in...


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