My family regularly stays at Edgewater. We also enjoy turning our friends on to this hotel. Many of our friends have enjoyed Santa Cruz for themselves using the Edgewater as a "home base." The well-equipped kitchenettes save a bundle on breakfasts. Being so close to the beach it is easy to come back to our room for lunch before heading out again. Like the other reviewer I also liked the video on this site. The staff makes you feel like you are a guest being welcomed into their home. This seems to be a family run property that takes pride in their hotel. It does not have the big chain feel. I like that it feels more personal. I'm a regular guest and will continue to be.
This was a clean a quiet place to stay, it sis owned by a family so has a "Mom and Pop" feel to it. The owners and very kind and helpful. I had to stay in Santa Cruz on business for 2 weeks and chose to stay here. They offer microwaves and frig's, cable TV, and local wireless internet to guests. The rates are very good for the local and for what u get. Its not fancy but quite comfortable. They have recently done remodeling and even put in some new energy efficient windows that really add to the place. The beaches are only a short distance away as are stores and resturants. I would stay here again and I would recommend it to friends.
I have stayed in 4 different rooms on four separate occasions. Every room is completely different so each stay is like a brand new luxury experience. The rooms also seem very fresh and new. And VERY CLEAN! It is an easy walk to the wharf and boardwalk. It is a little longer walk to downtown or a 4 minute drive. But sometimes it is just nice to lounge around their pool. This place is a hidden treasure. I prefer supporting local family run businesses rather than the corporate chains. I loved this video. I like customer testimonials. It helped me decide to try Edgewater the first time.