Fireside Inn - Santa Cruz

ex. Paradise Inn By The Beach

311 2Nd Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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Fireside Inn - Santa Cruz

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour check-in

Food/ Drinks

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation



Fireside Inn Santa Cruz is set in a beach area of Santa Cruz and gives access to Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, which is about 20 minutes' walk away.

The venue is 3.1 km away from University of California at Santa Cruz. The distance between Santa Cruz city center and the property is 1 km.

The hotel is set next to a museum, a lighthouse and a sanctuary.

Monterey Peninsula airport can be reached in 45 minutes by car from Fireside Inn Santa Cruz.


Rooms at Fireside Inn Santa Cruz feature modern touches such as cable TV with on-demand movies, climate control, a personal safe, a microwave and multi-channel television. In-room self-catering facilities include a dishwasher and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

Those staying at Fireside Inn Santa Cruz can sit down to a complimentary breakfast. A variety of dishes are served in La Barrenada Sea Food & Taqueria and The Picnic Basket, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.


There are housekeeping and newspaper service to enhance a stay at this property.


Fireside Inn Santa Cruz pampers guests with a seasonal outdoor pool and a golf course.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   24.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • No elevators
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Golf course


  • Housekeeping
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • In-room desk


  • Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television



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

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 12 years
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.

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Hotel Address:

311 2Nd Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    3000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Beach Street Cafe (cuisine: American)
    500 ft
  • La Barrenada Sea Food & Taqueria (cuisine: Mexican)
    500 ft
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    600 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Fireside Inn photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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  • General:Dressing area
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV

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  • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz3000 ft
  • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History3300 ft
  • McPherson Center3300 ft
  • First Night Santa Cruz3300 ft
  • Museum of Art and History3300 ft
  • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center3300 ft
  • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt4000 ft


  • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation4000 ft
  • Parks and Recreation Dept4000 ft
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Park5000 ft


Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz3300 ft

Golf courses and Country clubs


  • Cowell's Beach1700 ft

Oceanfront Areas

Local attractions

  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum5200 ft
    West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach1.2 mi
    5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
  • Natural Bridges State Park2.2 mi
    2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz
  • Mission State Park1.0 mi
    School Street, Santa Cruz
  • UCSC Arboretum1.9 mi
    1156 High Street, Santa Cruz

Near the hotel

  • Santa Cruz Wharf400 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach600 ft
    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
  • Museum of Art & History3700 ft
    705 Front St., Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk1200 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History3500 ft
    1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
  • Cave Train4300 ft
    Santa Cruz, CA

Restaurants nearby

  • Beach Street Cafe500 ft

    Address: 399 Beach St
    Phone: 831-426-7621

    61% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • South Beach Pizza Company500 ft

    Address: 303 Beach St
    Phone: 831-600-8900

  • Sawasdee By The Sea700 ft

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

    84% likes this, based on 45 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

  • La Barrenada Sea Food & Taqueria500 ft

    Address: 313 Beach St
    Phone: (831) 421-0590

    72% likes this, based on 18 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • Casablanca Bistro700 ft

    Address: 101 Main St
    Phone: 8314269063

    69% likes this, based on 38 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:

Fireside Inn Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Fireside Inn

Average guest rating

5.2out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 79 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple

    The proximity to the beach.

    It was rather run down and the room was very hot.

  • Single

    I was allowed into a room "early" when I arrived at 1pm from the train, which I appreciated. It is a good location close to the Board Walk and the Pier. Wifi was good.

    the heating was still on! (at the end of May??) - he had to turn it off for me - wondered why the room was so hot later! The pool was uncleaned but will not open for 2 weeks anyway.

  • Group of friends

    When I arrived at the motel a staff member in charge was not very friendly and not at all cooperative. The motel has very inconvenient politics with regard to payment: the full rates for the four nights which I had booked were charged immediately upon arrival, with no possibility of refund. So it was not possible to leave the motel before the end of the four days, which otherwise I would certainly have done. The motel is quite noisy, people next door yelling around and quarrelling at night. The furniture of the room is quite worn, wholes in the blankets, dirty matress.

  • Family with children

    It was clean and the desk staff was very nice.

    It is very run down. Beds were uncomfortable and had noisy springs.

  • Couple

    The motel is just suited for sleeping, nothing else. Employees were trying to cover everything which was not working rather than beeing honest about it. wlan was broke, as well as the heating (felt 35 degrees Celsius in the room)...........

  • Family with children

    It was close to the Boardwalk

    Although room seemed cleaned I was still hesitant to use the towels and bed sheets. My sister received some bumps on her body. The doctor stated it could have been some fleas in the hotel. I will not stay here again. Afraid of getting bed bug bites or any other types of infections.

  • Single

    Convience to beach and wharf.

    Nothing, just needs to be updated with drapes and the like.

  • Single

    Very close to the beach and boardwalk, free parking, cheapest rate available.

    Very slow check-in process; did not acknowledge customers waiting in line, room smelled like vinegar

  • Single

    I loved the fact that this hotel was so close to everything! It was awesome not having to drive anywhere in Santa CRuz. The staff was friendly and the hotel was just what I needed: a place to sleep, shower, and watch tv on my miniscule downtime. This is by all means not a four star hotel but if you are looking for a place to sleep and shower and are not picky, then I would choose this place. I will definitely be going back!

  • Single

    it was very close to the boardwalk which made it nice since I was without transportation

    I had to get a new pass key for my room everyday even though I paid for a 3 night stay on my first day and the manager was a little bit over friendly and made me uncomfortable

  • Older travelers

    The location was awesome.

    The room is very small and a no thrills. If you don't expect much then you won't be disappointed. The walls are very thin so you can hear everything and it seems that if you are in the room over the weekend, there is a lot of noice because you are getting a low class of people in these room because they are cheap. The beds are horrible and need to be replaced. Parking is difficult because the driveway is very narrow.

  • Couple

    I liked that I was so close to the boardwalk because the room was terrible.

    They didn't give me the room I reserved, they figured they could get more money from someone else and they stuck me in a smaller room for the same price. He said he was going to charge me if i stayed or not. The room looked dirty. The staff was rude.

  • Group of friends

    The location was very close to the beach

    Service was poor checking in took ages, I hed to go back to the checkin desk on three different occasions to get my room card to work

  • Family with children

    The location is excellent--right by coconut grove. Check in was a breeze, the staff was cordial.

    Smell of the room. Other guests were very noisy, drug paraphernalia found outside of the room in am as we were leaving for breakfast.

  • Older travelers

    The location, and the office person was really nice.

    The cleanliness was poor. The walls were dirty and the carpet was really stained.

How to reach hotel

hotel Fireside Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

311 2Nd Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    3000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Beach Street Cafe (cuisine: American)
    500 ft
  • La Barrenada Sea Food & Taqueria (cuisine: Mexican)
    500 ft
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    600 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms: