BEST WESTERN Hotel Rose Garden Inn,  Watsonville

4.0/5  - based on 306 guest reviews.
740 Freedom Boulevard, 95076-3811, Watsonville, United States - See map
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When you stay halfway between Santa Cruz and Monterey, you get the finest of both worlds. Delight in everything these two cities have to offer, but away from the hustle and bustle. Guests can slip away to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the Monterey Aquarium, or linger only 5 miles away at Sunset Beach, where golden sands and fabulous outdoor recreation are on hand. We are also minutes from Elkhorn Slough, a haven for birding enthusiasts the world over. We cater to road trippers, vacationing families and business travelers that desire affordable elegance. Whether you're here for the Wharf to Wharf Race or a meeting with Granite Rock, staying at the right Watsonville hotel will make a difference. If you're in the area for the Strawberry, Artichoke or Garlic Festivals, you're in for a real treat. Renowned Martinelli's Sparkling Cider is produced locally, and a tour of the factory is a must stop for all guests. Gilroy Gardens and the Monterey Bay Birding Festival are also nearby favorites. An independent local poll rated us ?Best of the Pajaro Valley', the surrounding area's most revered hotel. You'll enjoy spacious rooms, luxurious bedding and a full array of amenities, including complimentary WiFi and an expanded continental breakfast. Need suggestions on things to do or places to dine? Just ask one of our congenial staff members. Your comfort and satisfaction remain our top priority. Reserve your upcoming stay at BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn today.

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BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn,Watsonville
  • 2
    « Not clean enough for me »

    Beds like cement, staff barely spoke English and room had dead bugs! It was $146 a night, way too much for quality! Our room was tucked around behind the office, maybe a former managers break room. We had to walk back out to the road and follow the sidewalk to a back garden gate to find our room. Kinda creepy!!

    4
    « Good value and service »

    Stayed for 2 nights with family. Allocated big room with kitchen and private patio. The room is accessed by walking along sidewalk. Room is good size and comfortable. Breakfast is OK. Breakfast room is tiny and gets full very quickly. Pool and spa tub are small. It clean. All in all would stay here again. Good value overall.

    4
    « Wonderful Stay »

    We found the Best Western Rose Garden Inn to be a great location. It's very close to Monterey and Carmel and also Santa Cruz. The hotel had a nice swimming pool and hot tub. The breakfast was included and they had a lot of items to chose from. There were restaurants located within walking distance which was also a plus.

    4
    « Love this Best Western! »

    I love to stay here. It is close to Monterey, Santa Cruz, beaches and tons of nearby attractions. Reasonably priced and easy to find. Clean and comfortable. Great breakfast, wifi, pool and hot tub. I will be staying there again soon.

    4
    « Great Stay in Watsonville »

    Rooms were clean, beds very comfortable, larger size refrigerator in room, pool was nothing fancy but kids and adults had a blast. Breakfast was more than we expected. Stayed for a baseball tournament and wouldn't hesitate staying again when in Watsonville

    3
    « LOUD DOGS ALLOWED »

    They ask you to move if they put a loud barking dog in the room next to you when you call the front desk to tell them about a noise issue after 10PM when they say it is supposed to be quiet time. We weren't causing the issue. Dogs should be muzzled if they want to let them stay on the premises.

    3
    « Family »

    Hotel was convenient & affordable for our needs. Rooms we small and parking was difficult Gym was very small but adequate for use Spa was clean but very small. Breakfast area was very small and crowded but food and drinks were good

    4
    « Nice Hotel »

    Nice Hotel on busy street, No restaurant at hotel as listed. Rooms were neat and clean but no comfy chair for relaxing. Wood floors squeak so if you are rooming with a light sleeper you wake them up when you walk on the floor. Breakfast had good selection of items, including warm oatmeal in crockpot and breakfast sandwiches you could microwave. Too cool to use the pool but looked nice and clean. Housekeeping does NOT leave toiletries or coffee when you stay over unless you are using what they leave you each day, per the head of housekeeping. So make sure you ask them to leave them if you want them.

    5
    « Clean, pleasant, centrally-located »

    I stayed here for a quick business trip. It's the Best Western quality that I count on - clean, well organized, nice staff. In addition, the tile work in the bathroom sink area was pretty and unique - nice touch.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    A nice hotel, very comfortable (and quiet) for a couple of nights. Rooms a good size. Nice pool and hot tub. Breakfast pretty basic and breakfast room on the small size. A little off the main routes for the coast but pretty handy.

  • 3
    « Basic clean and comfortable »

    Stayed here during Monterey car week. Parking can be tight but overall this was a good value for price. It is an older style outside entrance room but has recently been renovated. It is really like new. Mattress and pillows were very nice. I did not eat breakfast there but appeared to be on par with other chains.

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    This was a great place to stay rooms where very clean had everything in you needed and a pool which was warm hot tub. Place was nice and clean staff was very helpful and the breakfast was really great. We will surely stay there again when we are in that area.

    2
    « Dirty carpet »

    When we checked the pictures online the room looked clean and decent. When we got there room smelled so bad that I had to sleep in my car the first night. Carpet was really dirty. Breakfast was decent and choices are very limited. The hotel is old and needs a lot of updating. Staff members were extremely friendly and helpful.

    3
    « Nice place to stay in the area. »

    I was in town for Pebble Beach and everything close to Carmel had been booked months in advance, this was the closest I could find that was not outrageous in price for that weekend. I was pleasantly surprised! The rooms were spacious and very clean. The bathroom looked like it had been recently renovated. The staff was nice. I would stay here again if in the area. Be aware that parking is limited and fills up pretty quick around 9p. There is additional parking on the far side of the property, but it's off another street and does require a bit of a walk. But not bad. My only real complaint is that the A/C is one of the new controls that the median temperature is set by the hotel. You can set it lower, but once it hits that mark, then it automatically resets itself, so the you get warm again and have to get up and run it down again in the middle of the night. Very annoying. If I'm paying for the room, I should be able to set the temp wherever I want it set and it stay there! Breakfast was included and it was a good traditional spread of options.

    2
    « They don't care »

    Loud crack heads slamming door and swearing all night. No hotel security. It's up to the guest to call 911 at $230/night. Requested room ignored and not available on a four night stay booked 9 months in advance. Virginia at front desk does not care. Manager is not available. Toilet doesn't refill. No elevator.

    4
    « second choise »

    Overbooked in Monterey.... pleased with room.. bed was great.... wish they had an elevator. Not the newest...but very clean and good. Close enough to Moss Landing to have diner a Phil's. Drove the next day to Monterey.

    2
    « Worst bathroom ever!! »

    First I checked in had to drive around the black to park which was fine,Got into my room the light didn't work in the kitchen area of fine again. But the reason for my bad review was the bathroom the shower no tube was a 4x4 size I felt claustrophobic in there made it a quick shower the sink was just as bad you stand at the sink and your arms are against the walls. I went down stairs for breakfast and the choices are very limited no eggs potatoes sausage or bacon every best western I have ever stayed at had those options this one did not I left and went out for breakfast. Also the front counter lady was very nice I had a free night voucher which she could not figure out what to do I had to go in three different times for mu two night stay and no one there knew how to do the free night very frustrated with that I will see what happens when I get my credit card statement.

    2
    « Beware online booking site »

    Before I start on the hotel I have to mention the problem with the online booking. I felt I was on Best Western site, searched best western and turns out it was not them it was another hotel booking site. A huge problem with communications, didn't get my reservation, needed multiple calls. Called hotel and they said they have had this problem. Be careful that you are talking to Best Western directly. Hotel was adequate, somewhat noisy if you have a room by breakfast area. Good value for the price. Breakfast was fine. I am giving them a poor rating because of the problems with the online booking sites. Also if you are trying to go back to Santa Cruz area, every day no matter what time it was the traffic was horrible and took forever to reach our destinations. Parking lot got filled up and one night we couldn't find parking in the lot. We were here 3 nights and they didn't refill shampoo or conditioner and housekeeping was at our door every morning at 8 am wanting to clean the room.

    3
    « wedding trip »

    This was a wedding trip for a family member. It was not easy reaching the hotel online as all the booking sites seem to jump in. The room was fine, bed not so great, but adequate. Virginia the daytime desk person is fantastic. Evening weekend gent is ok. Overall experience was fine. Bring your own breakfast - that is the one really weak area for a Best Western.

    3
    « Average Quality »

    Room served its purpose, but light between beds was not plugged in and cord barely reached outlet and some electric plugs did not work. Attention to detail of of room was lacking as these items are frustrating but not enough to call the front office to have someone come deal with them.

  • 5
    « lovely hotel great pool »

    this is an unexpected pearl in watsonsonville. lovely location, refreshing pool, nice rooms but too busy breakfast location. rooms in the quiet side next to the pool are very nice and quiet. location very nice

    5
    « Great Hotel for Bikers »

    Great hotel, Clean, comfortable, with good restaurants close by, Walking distance, Friendly staff and covered parking for motorcycles. Will stay here again when I'm in the area. Now Tripadvisor is telling me to add more characters. Still not enough.

    5
    « Wonderful Experience »

    This hotel was very relaxing. Helpful/pleasant staff. Rooms were decorated nicely and furniture was comfortable. A little noisy since our room was by the pool but to be expected. Great price! I recommend this hotel

    5
    « Another great stay from Best Western »

    Our stay was very pleasant. You get what you pay for but that is a good thing in this case. We weren't expecting luxury, we were expecting a good stay for our family, especially since we were all staying for 3 nights and that is what we got. The rooms were clean, beds were comfortable and amenities were sufficient (microwave and fridge). The pool was heated which was a very nice surprise because that way, the kids could get in whenever they wanted. I also noticed the pool being serviced every morning (appreciate cleanliness). Our rooms were clean and turned down every evening when we returned. From the front desk to the lady who made sure breakfast was ready, customer service was perfect. Best Western really pays attention to the little things and it shows. The neighborhood wasn't the greatest but while we were at our hotel, we never felt unsafe or uncomfortable.

    4
    « Nice place to stay »

    The Best Western Rose Garden Inn in Watsonville is a nice hotel. It is centrally located and has a very functional breakfast buffet. Across the street is a nice little restaurant and there are several fast food places a short distance away. Parking can be challenging here, but the staff is always friendly and upbeat.

    2
    « Too noisy »

    Motel nicely renovated. We were in the back where it was dangerous getting out onto the street, cars parked on either side of the entrance, so hard to see oncoming traffic. Room was so noisy until 2:00 a.m. and as early as 5:00 a.m. that we could not sleep. Left about 6:00 a.m., which was too early for free breakfast. Would not stay again.

    4
    « A LOVELY WEEKEND »

    Spent a nice, relaxing weekend in Watsonville and Salinas. We enjoyed our stay at this hotel and will definitely be coming back for another stay with family and friends. Annie was very nice and helpful checking us in and checking us out. The room was clean and I especially liked the whirlpool.

    5
    « Great Stay »

    We had a great stay at this hotel. The beds were comfortable, they allowed pets and had a good variety of breakfast items in the morning. All in all it was a good one night stay. We'll definitely be back.Thanks BW.

    3
    « Mixed Experience »

    My second stay at this property. Positives: GREAT bed! Other amenities are adequate. Breakfast could have longer hours. Coffee in lounge is nice. Very frustrated that they did NOT clean my room on July 3. While I was out of the room between 8;30 am and 4:30 pm, they left a note saying they wanted to give staff a break for the holiday weekend, so let them know what we needed cleaned. Well, I needed clean towels and coffee, which I eventually got, but this was handled so late, and so poorly, I don't know if I'll return. Depends on what else I can find in the area. This is the only real bad thing about the hotel. The beds are good and the rooms are quiet. There's a pool, but I haven't used it. I woke the night clerk to check out at about 6:10 am, and she gave me incorrect directions to the highway. After going in two different circles and finally ignoring her directions completely, I got there eventually. They should have a map or written directions to nearby, relevant highways.

    4
    « Breakfast service time change »

    I've been stay in this hotel for the past 8 months, everything has been excellent until someone decided to change the breakfast service time. Usually it was available around 6:30am however they changed it to start at 7am which it is unacceptable specially for the business people that need to work early. Management must consider returning back to the original schedule.

  • 5
    « Budget friendly with nice perks! »

    We stayed here twice this year and wouldn't hesitate to return. I first booked this hotel in January, when we had a horse riding trip planned at Mt. Madonna Stables, less than 30 mins away. Because of the rain and muddy trails, the horse riding trip was cancelled. But we kept the hotel reservation and drove over two hours for a weekend getaway. So what were the perks, besides a great price? Here you go: 1) Heated pool 2) Hot tub 3) Free cookies! 4) Next door to Super Taqueria!! Whoohoo, hello delicious tacos!! So instead of a lovely horseback riding trip, we had a great time swimming in the evening, soaking in the hot tub, and eating tacos in the room. We had the pool area all to ourselves. It stopped raining, and the weather was nice. The room was clean with a cute Spanish style. The bathroom was super tiny, but not a deal breaker. We stayed again in March, when our horse back riding trip was rescheduled. This time our room had a much bigger bathroom, yay! This bumped up my rating to 5 stars. Again, we enjoyed Super Taqueria and the pool. The beautiful flowers surrounding the hotel also makes it easier to pretend you're somewhere tropical. :-) I also have to give a HUGE thank you to one of the workers at Best Western Rose Garden Inn. My husband left his truck door wide open in the parking lot (really, was he that excited and forgot to close the door, hah!), but a worker saw and chased us to let us know that he closed the door and we should go lock up. Wish I got his name. If you're on a budget and looking for a clean room, heated pool, friendly service, yummy cookies, and great Mexican food next door, this is the place to stay!

    3
    « Could be better »

    The setting and grounds are attractive, Our family suite with 2 bedrooms worked well for 2 teenagers. Friendliness of staff could be improved. Stairs and railings were sticky and had spills over the three days we were there. Breakfast offered a good variety of choices, but only one day out of three was a water pitcher provided.

    5
    « clean, nice & affordable! »

    I just wanted to write a review on how cozy my room was! bed and pillows were great! its perfect for an quick nights rest! i will def be back! pool was a little small but it was perfect for the kids, very clean and updated

    3
    « Alright for an overnighter »

    The room was average, but the quality of fixtures and fittings a bit low, and maintenance poor. The attitude of the hotel staff was unfriendly, and their rules, obviously set by the manager, were inflexible, and rigid. Did not leave the ability to accommodate their differing guests requirements.

    4
    « Great Hotel »

    Stay here for a night, this hotel has a nice, spacious, and clean room. I love the interior design of the room. It has nice big comfy bed, clean bathroom even it's a bit small. They provide coffee maker & large refrigerator too in each room. Air-con was okay but it's kinda noisy. They provide breakfast where you can make your own waffle. Not bad. Overall this hotel was okay and great.

    4
    « Very Clean & Comfortable »

    Our room was very comfortable and clean. The bed was very comfortable. Everything was in working order! We had a very comfortable stay. Parking was confenient. The contenental breakfast food was okay but the area was very small for the volume of people using the area.

    5
    « Simply wonderful. »

    We booked a few months before our stay and that is the best way to get a room at this cute hotel. The hard working, sweet, employees are and will always be my favorite part of this hotel. We stayed here in the past and they have really worked out all the kinks. We even used the pool and enjoyed other people who were staying at the hotel. The rooms are very clean, comfortable, just a very nice stay over all.

    5
    « Upgraded Beautiful Hotel »

    This hotel was one of the nicest hotels I've stayed at. I has an outdoor pool and hot tub. We were upgraded to a king suite the next day and was absolutely beautiful. If had 2 rooms the king room had a fireplace and jetted tub the other room had a queen bed with a sitting area that included a love seat. The hotel is a Spanish theme hotel, the pool and hot tub where updated and clean. Will come back here for sure.

    2
    « Disappointed »

    We were not impressed with this Best Western. Room staff kept turning off air conditioner and did not leave replacement shampoo, etc. We stayed 4 nights and ran out of items and had to go to lobby to ask for shampoo and lotion, unacceptable. Breakfast was ok but staff working there were not helpful.

    5
    « weekend getaway »

    will defintely stay again,we go visit friends about 2 times a year and always stay in the same location,its very nice and comfortable we recommend it to our friends and family a gym addition would be very nice,maybe you will consider that

  • 4
    « Good place to stay with a satisfactory breakfast »

    Good hotel, room was nice with a very comfortable bed. Room was in the back on the 2nd floor with no exterior noise. Breakfast room was cramped but they had a good selection of food for a continental breakfast. Desk staff directed us to a great place for lunch the California Grill which had fantastic food.

    5
    « Surrounded by Flowers »

    Rose Garden Inn was a delight. I could tell right away we would love this place. Blooming flowers everywhere enhanced the lovely Mission style property. Although filled we enjoyed a quiet, restful night's rest in our pretty and very comfortable room. We will put this place on our favorites list!

    2
    « Terrible »

    Booked A KING ROOM for 2 nights by phone directly with the hotel. We arrived late in the evening. We dragged our belongings in the rain to the far side of the hotel.We were given a DOUBLE ROOM! The room was small and dark. I immediately went back to the desk and was told there was some kind of miscommunication in the booking, but there were no KING ROOMS available. I said that I wanted to speak to the manager and was told he would be in the next day and that the issue would be noted and the manager informed. We had a family reunion to attend the next day,but by 1pm we had not heard from the manager and never did!!! The room itself was small,dark, had a noisy frig and a dirty iron that left marks on my clothes. It seemed that all the cleaning staff did a meet and greet outside our room every morning as we were on the back side of the hotel.To top it off, when I went to relieve my dog I found A DEAD RODENT in the relieving area!!!! Will never stay here again!!!

    3
    « Undecided »

    Clean, pretty rooms. Excellent staff and service. Warm cookies and hot chocolate served in the lobby in the evenings. Down side was when we checked in the clerk went over a list of 'rules' for the hotel with us, such as 'no parties', 'quiet time is 10pm', and list of what things cost if they are stolen from the room. Made us very nervous as to what we were getting ourselves into. There were also people hanging out on the balcony's staring into the parking lot every time we left our room.

    4
    « Charming »

    This is a cute and well-maintained hotel. The price was very good. We were heading to Monterey and wanted a clean, simple place to spend the night. The Best Western Rose Garden Inn was perfect for our needs.

    4
    « World of Outlaws »

    Great weekend of races in California, first night Watsonville the track was so so, organization very suspect but in all races were solid. Traveled north the Chico, boy they know how to put on a show! Chico staff, track, amenities you name it was legit! Great experience at Chico, if you like Dirt racing and the World of Outlaws, Chico is a must!

    5
    « Great place »

    We arrived in the wee hours, very tired. The receptionist was exceptional. The room is cute with a little fridge and microwave. The bed is very comfortable. Parking a bit of a challenge but not too impactful.

    4
    « Very nice stay »

    Large, clean room. Excellent wifi service. Quiet. A little difficult to find but no highway noise. Reasonable, but limited motel breakfast. Parking was tight but we found a space each night. A very nice stop right in the middle of Watsonville.

    5
    « The little place that tried and THEN DID »

    My surprise of this week on the road is this BW. Couldn't tell if it was new and made to look seasoned or an older property impeccably maintained--no matter. VERY clean Spartan rooms with a frig and microwave, STRONG WI-FI (thanks BW for listening!) and spotless bathroom. Used the laundry area and the fitness room (weight machine--thanks BW for listening!) Popular with workers in the area; regrettably heard the big trucks fire up early. Rooms near ice machines do not filter out their use--beware. Breakfast was fundamental; something for everyone. I will use them and other BWs again!

    4
    « Just passing thru! »

    This was a one night stay to break up a very long drive.Best western did not disappoint. We were meeting friends in Santa Cruz for dinner ( 14 EASY miles away) so we didn't get a chance to eat in Watsonville but will explore next time thru. You have many good choices close by.Any UCSC parents out there stay here save some money on Santa Cruz hotel prices. Easy access to highway and easy to find. Busy traffic at the normal peak drive times,then it's very sedate. Our room was clean and comfortable and the front end staff friendly and helpful. Will stay here again. Parking was not a problem there is an overflow lot around the corner if you leave and come back late well lit and safe.

  • 5
    « Vacation in Watsonville and Moss Landing »

    We've been using Best Western Rose Garden Inn for 15 years to come down to the beautiful sea shore at Moss Landing. We love the area and enjoy the stay at the Inn and the surrounding restaurants and activities that are available in the area.

    5
    « Really nice, pool not so "heated" »

    The overnight in this room was really nice. Everything was in working order and clean. We stayed in a carpeted pet room and you couldn't even tell a pet had been there before. We were greeted by a lovely young lady who was very sweet. The only problem was that the heated pool was not heated. I'll blame that on all of the rain they've been having in that area. Loved the charm of the bathroom sink.

    1
    « No Power and They Charged »

    An unreal story. The power went out the first night...my room had power, but no wireless, no breakfast. My team were in other rooms and had no power period. We check out the next day with a request that we be charged for one night (the night we slept there) and that was it...We only slept there one night and the lights were still not on Monday (we had reserved a three night stay. The manager had the gall to say we had wireless with 2 of the 3 who had no electricity at all, and my room had NO WIRELESS...none nada. He lied right to my face, acted nervous and then charged me for a night when I had already checked out. Do not stay in this hotel!

    4
    « Good Experience for a Reasonable Rate »

    We spent the weekend in Santa Cruz but wanted a cheaper hotel for our family of 7. We had stayed before in Watsonville so we knew the fares would be a little cheaper. Found this Best Western with favorable reviews online. So we purchased and were not disappointed. The beds were comfortable, the rooms cozy. We purchased two rooms and let our teenage daughters stay in it while my wife and I stayed in the other one. Pool and hot tub were great to use in the morning. Breakfast was adequate (nothing to write home about) but it made due. Overall a very good experience. Would stay there again.

    5
    « Loved the Decor »

    I really like this room. We checked in late but luckily there is a restaurant across the street. Our room was right beside the pool and hot tub which we liked. The room was a little crowded but the decor was so pretty I didn't mind. Beds were comfy. In room coffee wasn't great but the breakfast room coffee was better. Breakfast was basic continental.

    3
    « Practical. Comfy Bed! »

    A practical place to stay. The king bed and pillows in room 253 was very comfortable. We stayed in a room with a kitchenette and unless you are going to use it don't choose this room! The shower was SO tiny (no bathtub either) you can not get out from under the running water to suds up or shave your legs. I didn't know they made a shower this small except for maybe an RV. The kitchenette is very dated and nasty enough that I wouldn't have used it if I needed to. Best Western needs to do some serious updating! Otherwise, if you are looking for a practical place to stay for a decent price it will meet your needs. The staff was friendly too.

    2
    « Not recommend for business travelers »

    Extremely noise from the outside. Room window and door do very little to block any sound from outside. The room was facing the street. Fellow guest are not loud but I can still hear sound from the outside. Staff is decent. Parking is bit crowded.

    2
    « Okay for a night »

    We needed a place to stay on our way to Carmel, after arriving by plane in San Jose in the evening so chose Rose Garden based on TripAdvisor reviews. Our rate was about $100 (king room after Aarp discount). We expected more due to both the rate and the reviews. The good news: the check-in person was friendly; the motel is attractive; the room was clean and the bathroom sink area cheerful and very attractive; the night was very quiet; the hotel has a fitness room; it also serves a free breakfast. The other news: the check-in process itself was very unfriendly and seemed oriented to reminding you of hotel legal policies and procedures; we had not been warned in advance (in spite of a reservation reminder email message) that TV cable service would be unavailable for many channels (we were told it would be restored later in the month); while outdoor noise was quiet, the room refrigerator made a loud hum that pierced the night; breakfast was adequate but did not include some normal breakfast fare (such as oatmeal in any form); the "exercise room" equipment was okay but the bathroom was in total disrepair and not fit for use; the bed was soft enough hat I had some lower back pain after arising. Though off Route 1 for a ways, the hotel is fairly convenient. We obviously were glad we arrived late and checked out after breakfast in the morning. We would not have stayed a second night but it was okay for our quick-in, quick-out stay.

    5
    « Good Location »

    This place is in a very good location with shopping and restaurants all around you. We enjoyed the restaurant across the street called Yesy's had great food and great prices. The next morning we had breakfast at the Country Cowboy restaurant which is just down the street from Best Western.

    5
    « Nice room and bed »

    Everything was great, no problems. Staff was very helpful, plus the suite room had everything you could possible need, even had a clothes line in the tub/shower area. I liked that it had two rooms with beds and 1 1/2 bathroom. Breakfast was good and had a nice selection. The location was good, but on a busy street which did seem to quiet down after 10pm.

  • 4
    « Reasonable price, good location »

    Worth the price, good location near shopping malls, restaurants and downtown, nice restaurant right in front of the hotel. Breakfast good enough for a traveler, good coffee, waffles, sandwiches, fruits, yogurt and juices. Second floor rooms are the best, very quiet and comfortable. Parking space limitations, not too many spots, most of parking spots reserved for compact cars.

    5
    « Great place for staying in the Monterey area »

    Stayed on Dec. 3 for one night. Great room, very comfortable. Quiet areas even on the main floor. Breakfast was awesome! Great choice of breads, muffins, yoghurts, waffles, bulk cereals, fresh juices, hot beverages... Highly recommended hotel!

    5
    « Great stay for a good price »

    We really like coming to this hotel - it is not a luxury hotel, but the rooms are nicely decorated, clean, well-appointed, and fairly spacious. Love having a pool, and good breakfasts, with real (hard boiled) eggs, along with all kinds of cereals, muffins, waffles, and really GREAT coffee! Staff persons are very friendly and helpful. Location is great - situated in Watsonville, between Santa Cruz and Monterey. We'll definitely come back.

    5
    « Once Again-Amazing »

    I stay twice a year for the Goat Hill Antique show and we fill the hotel with staff, vendors and guests for that weekend. It has always been and continue to be the only hotel we recomend in Watsonville, CA. I highly recomend the hotel for its comfort, service, cleanliness and amenities.

    4
    « GOAT HILL FAIR GROUP »

    Our group books the majority of the Best Western rooms 2 weekends a year. Our vendors appreciate the breakfast, the housekeeping staff, warm cookies and beverages in the office. Had issues with the internet this past visit but normally no issues. Cute place in great location for our event.

    4
    « Rose Garden Watsonville »

    Our room was really nice and because of our pet the room was in the back of the hotel... The breakfast was very nice and warm where it was supposed to be warm and cool where it was supposed to be cool Overall experience was very good.

    4
    « Extemperanous stay close to Monterey »

    Good value; not overpriced, quality service, quality amenities, quality accommodations; perfect location for what we needed--late night arrival, and close enough to Monterey to serve our 17-mile drive visit purposes

    5
    « Great for dogs »

    Pet rooms are away from other guests... very private and quiet, so we didn't need to worry about our dogs reacting to noise. The decor in the room was also very nice with lovely tiles in the sink area.

    4
    « Nice Hotel, Pleasant Stay »

    We stayed four days at the BW Rose Garden Inn this Oct. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was always good. The location is really convenient for traveling to Monterey and Santa Cruz. My only complaints are very minor (parking was a little difficult and there is only one washer/dryer for laundry). Overall I would return for a nice hotel at a decent price.

    5
    « Fun weekend »

    We usually have very good luck with Best Western hotels. We stay at this one while our friends stay at KOA Halloween camping. We prefer to stay at this hotel only 10 minute drive away. This hotel has been very nice, stayed there two different years. The grounds are well kept, nice pool--but never used it, great continental breakfast options, very clean rooms and great service..

  • 3
    « Satisfactory Stay, Outlandish Price »

    This is an average hotel. Because of the location (not in Santa Cruz, but close) and apparently due to area activity, it was outrageously priced. We have stayed in equally nice hotels for a third the price. That said, rooms were acceptably clean, plentiful pillows, slightly above-average breakfast options. HVAC system was not great (didn't cycle often enough to keep room from getting stuffy), front desk staff was clearly bored out of their minds and gave no more than a rote greeting. Location is within striking distance of many, many Mexican restaurants and grocery stores. There are lots of state beaches nearby.

    4
    « grandma visits »

    we went to Watsonville to visit our daughter and granddaughter. the hotel was perfectly situated. it was quiet and clean. the beds were comfortable and we loved the bathroom. the front desk personnel were very helpful as well.

    5
    « Watsonville Jewel »

    The hotel rooms and grounds are well maintained. The rooms are quiet and the beds are firmer than most places at which we have stayed. We were very happy with our stay. Watsonville has a small town feel to it. We enjoyed walking in the neighborhood early in the morning. The catholic church is just across the street and is lovely. Although we aren't catholic, we went inside it to view the beautiful stained glass windows. We recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Amazing »

    Amazing. Friendly, clean courteous. Great location. All the comforts of home. Great location close to shops and restaurants and the beaches. Breakfast room had a great selection of food and beverages. Pool was well heated and clean.

    4
    « Old but clean and cute »

    The decor was California-Spanish - tiles and such. Clean and comfortable. We stayed one night. Mattress was good, clean bathroom and they have a dining area for breakfast that surprised us with all the options - hardboiled eggs, cereals, juices. Very good

    4
    « Great hotel central to downtown »

    Great hotel near downtown Watsonville. Clean rooms, friendly staff; park for dog walking 1 block away. Good family restaurant across the street. Minimum AC temp is set too high for good sleeping unless you like a warm room. We had a 2BR, 2BA deluxe room - it was a really nice room, very clean.

    4
    « beautiful »

    was very good and is highly recommended, we would like to stay there again and again .The plant despite the near highway was very quiet and the pool was very nice and clean .we like to stay at a Best Western and I have to say is one of the most beautiful on our Travel were very surprised.

    5
    « family visit to California »

    Very nice with a clean room and amenities ready available. Was a pleasure after staying in an inferior motel earlier. The motel is located to easily get back on Highway 1. The room price was very good and well worth the price. We enjoyed the separate breakfast room.

    3
    « Great breakfast but noisy hotel »

    Older hotel, poor sound barriers between rooms. Great breakfast, lots of choices Good location Small and I mean small showers Pleasant staff No local maps available - staff unable to help much with dircrections

    4
    « Vacation 2015 »

    Nice clean room near the pool. Had a small issue with the TV but the staff soon had it fixed. Not a large property but comfortable. A very Spanish styled property. A good sized breakfast room for the free buffet breakfast. I would stay here again but Watsonville is not on everyone's map. Outside access with two floors.

  • 4
    « Family Trip »

    We had a great stay that this motel. It was clean, staff was polite and helpful, breakfast was much better then your usual continental breakfast. They offered bagels and waffles along with hard boiled eggs and yogurt. The area was not that great, but the motel made up for it. We were here so we could be close for a football game of our daughter. I would recommend this motel.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: North Hwy 1 South. Take the Watsonville/Gilroy/152 Exit. Straight on Main Street through six lights. Turn left on Freedom Boulevard at the Super Taqueria/St Patricks (big red brick church) to the BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn. ·From: South Hwy 1 North. Take the Riverside Exit. Turn left on Main Street and then turn right on Freedom Boulevard at the Super Taqueria/St Patricks (big red brick church) to the BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn. ·From: Hwy 101. Take Hwy 129 West. Turn right on Main Street and then turn right on Freedom Boulevard at the Super Taqueria/St Patricks (big red brick church) to the BEST WESTERN Rose Garden Inn.