Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz

550 Second Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool


Flat-screen TV

No pets allowed
No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz is a 2-star budget property, set walk from the beach front. Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz has been welcoming guests to its comfortable rooms since 1990.

The venue is 9.8 km away from Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. The property lies within 1 km from the city center.

Beach & Pacific bus stop is located nearby. The hotel is within 45 minutes' drive from Monterey Peninsula airport.


The property offers 20 guestrooms appointed with IDD phone, a work desk, a balcony, heating and free wireless internet. Some rooms have the ocean view. They provide bathrooms with free toiletries, a shower and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Offering various dining options, Ideal Bar & Grill and The Picnic Basket are about 5-minute walk away.


There are a vending machine and a car park at guests' disposal.


The hotel offers a swimming pool and a patio to make your stay more enjoyable.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   20.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio


  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



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

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib USD 10
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 14 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 10
Children above
14 years or adults
Extra bed USD 10
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

550 Second Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    3000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    200 ft
  • Ideal Bar & Grill
    800 ft
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    1400 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

Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz photos Room
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
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  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service

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What's nearby

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Shopping areas



  • First Night Santa Cruz3000 ft
  • Museum of Art and History3300 ft
  • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center3300 ft
  • McPherson Center3300 ft
  • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt3700 ft
  • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz3700 ft
  • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History4300 ft


  • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation3700 ft
  • Lighthouse State Beach Park4600 ft
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Park4600 ft
  • Parks and Recreation Dept4600 ft


Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz3000 ft

Golf courses and Country clubs


  • Cowell's Beach1700 ft

Oceanfront Areas

Local attractions

  • Mission State Park5000 ft
    School Street, Santa Cruz
  • UCSC Arboretum1.8 mi
    1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
  • Seymour Marine Discovery Center2.2 mi
    100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach1.3 mi
    5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
  • Natural Bridges State Park2.0 mi
    2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz

Near the hotel

  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk700 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach1400 ft
    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
  • Cave Train4000 ft
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum4800 ft
    West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Wharf1100 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Museum of Art & History3800 ft
    705 Front St., Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History4500 ft
    1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

Restaurants nearby

  • Las Palmas Taco Bar200 ft

    Address: 55 Front St
    Phone: 831-429-1220

    62% likes this, based on 44 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • The Picnic Basket800 ft

    Address: 125 Beach St
    Phone: 831.427.9946

    72% likes this, based on 95 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Sawasdee By The Sea800 ft

    Address: 101 Main Street
    Phone: (831) 466-9009

    78% likes this, based on 30 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

  • Ideal Bar & Grill800 ft

    Address: 106 Beach St
    Phone: 831-423-5271

    64% likes this, based on 171 reviews
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

  • Casablanca Bistro800 ft

    Address: 101 Main St
    Phone: 8314269063

    69% likes this, based on 53 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Continental
    Price Range: USD 18 - USD 41

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

Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz

Average guest rating

6.4out of 10
Based on 8 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Family with children

    The staff was really nice. The location is a block away from the warf.

    The place needs to be updated. Was afraid to step out on the porch bare foot. Too many nails showing on the floor.

  • Family with children

    No breakfast, for the money there should be more than toast.

  • Family with children

    The manager was completely rude to us and lied to us on several occasions. We had booked the room for 2 nights about 3 hours prior to us arriving and then as soon as we saw the place we were immediately disgusted and wanted to cancel our reservation but she wouldn't let us without a 2 day notice. So we decided to stay rather then loose out on our money. She gave us a room key for down stairs when we ordered a room with a balcony. And I told her that and she said that all the other rooms were reserved!!! I know because I reserved one of them!!!! We took the damn key to the downstairs room and it didn't even work so we had to go back to the office and tell her and she said I will give you one of the rooms upstairs. When she said they were all reserved??? We were the only car in the whole parking lot she was totally lying. The room was filthy, the paint was pealing of the walls, the carpet was stained in many places and the smell was a mix between dirty gym socks and Indian Curry. It was gross. We ended up not sleeping at all that night due to a rude guest next door. We have a young child and bc the man next door was shouting and yelling he kept waking her up. It was seriously one of the worst night ever. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. The service was absolutely a nightmare and the we were treated horribly. I seriously would have rather spent the night in my car. Don't waste your time or money. Also on the side note the police were in the parking lot on 3 different occasions. It's a run down place that attracts low life people.

  • Family with children

    This place is not luxurious, it's good enough for what you pay. The boardwalk is really close by. If you just need a place to crash, this is the place, nothing fancy. We stayed in the family suite. All the appliances worked well :-).

    People around are loud at night...

  • Family with children

    We stayed in a family suite. Definately not fancy, but very functionable, comfortable and clean. The location is excellent, a very short walk to the Boardwalk/Pier. Parking was very easy, never overcrowded.

    The complimentary breakfast did not begin until 8AM. Having stayed there for a soccer tournament, that didn't work with the early AM games for those in our group that did not have a suite.

  • Group of friends

    the lady who worked there was an absolute grouch -- she berated me when i asked about their cancellation policy for the second night we had booked and told me that i would be charged full price if i attempted any changes, was very reluctant to let me see my room before signing my credit card bill because she claimed i was looking for an excuse to cancel, and then after i asked for late checkout and had it approved, she called my room at the original checkout time, then came to the room and demanded that we leave so that the cleaning people could come in. the first time she even cracked a smile was when we were driving away and she cheerfully suggested we stay there again soon.

How to reach hotel

hotel Lanai Lodge Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

550 Second Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    3000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Las Palmas Taco Bar (cuisine: Mexican)
    200 ft
  • Ideal Bar & Grill
    800 ft
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    1400 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.3 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: