Situated across from the sparkling sands of Santa Cruz, and an easy walk to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Municipal Wharf, Howard Johnson Inn Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a charming retreat for a weekend getaway, family vacation, or executive travel. Our intimate ocean view hotel offers inviting spaces, warm hospitality and a beautiful beachfront setting. Kick off your day with complimentary Rise and Shine breakfast with waffles, hard boiled eggs, fruit and coffee. Lounge on the sparkling sands, relax in the hot tub, or soak up some sunshine on our lovely courtyard patio. Walk down to the famous Santa Cruz Wharf and enjoy a relaxing waterfront dinner on the historic pier. Come enjoy the Northern California life with us.