Housing for Graduate Students at Best Western All Suites

UC Santa Cruz has partnered with a local hotel, Best Western All Suites Inn, to provide housing for a limited number of UCSC graduate students! Finding suitable off-campus housing in the Santa Cruz area can be challenging, and this new option is available for interested graduate students.

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About this option

  • Located at 500 Ocean Street (Ocean & Soquel Ave.) in downtown Santa Cruz, close to stores and restaurants
  • Graduate students will be housed in single occupancy rooms.
  • Comfortable suite fully furnished with a full-size bed, microwave and mini-fridge, sofa, desk and chair, flat screen TV, and private bathroom
  • Enjoy hotel amenities such as: wireless internet, cable TV service, complimentary breakfast daily in hotel lobby, ice/vending machines, hot tub
  • Parking (one space per room)
  • Santa Cruz Metro Center is nearby and a bus stop is across the street from the hotel
  • Monthly rate of $1,247 billed to your UCSC student account
  • Academic year contract term (September 2021–June 2022). Students must commit to residing at the hotel for a minimum of one academic quarter, and may stay up to the full academic year.
  • Note: The hotel will be undergoing renovations during the period of residence, and students will be required to change rooms when instructed to do so by the hotel management. This will only be required once during your stay. Additionally, the hotel requires a valid credit card upon check-in to cover any use of the hotel's ancillary services, and for any such expenses to be paid weekly by credit card or cash—note that this does not include rent, which will be billed to your University account.

There are a limited number of spaces available. If you are interested:

  1. Log in to the Housing Portal (studenthousing.ucsc.edu) to complete the Graduate Student Housing application.
  2. Contact gradhousing@ucsc.edu to express your interest in this hotel option.
If you prefer to find your own housing in the off-campus community, you are encouraged to utilize the rental listings and helpful online resources at communityrentals.ucsc.edu.
  • Take the online Renters Workshop. In addition to learning how to optimize your rental search and living experience, you'll also receive a certificate of completion to add to your rental application packet. Landlords know informed tenants make better tenants and many prefer or only accept those who complete this workshop.
  • Places4Students.com contains off-campus rental listings in the communities surrounding UCSC, as well as roommate profiles of UCSC affiliates who are looking for off-campus housing. Viewing of rental listings and roommate profiles is restricted to UCSC affiliates so this is a great resource for all UCSC students!
  • Forms: including a rental application and rental agreement.
  • Sample Rental Application Packet: an example of the information to provide when applying for a rental.

For more information, contact gradhousing@ucsc.edu.