Motel Santa Cruz

370 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, 95060show map
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Guest ratingBased on  36 reviews
Overview

Situated walk from the wonderful beach, the 2-star Motel Santa Cruz offers 62 rooms. Renovated in 2012, the central hotel has welcomed guests since 1962.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property.

Guests can reach Motel Santa Cruz by car from Mineta San Jose International airport in 50 minutes.

Rooms

Non-smoking rooms feature individual climate control, cable TV, a laptop safe, a microwave and an iron with ironing board. They offer bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Offering a variety of dishes, Little Caesars Pizza and Hindquarter Bar and Grille are about 300 meters away.

Services

Guests can make use of 24-hour reception, housekeeping and newspaper service as well as free self-parking, a safety deposit box and a lift.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   62.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Meeting facilities

Business services

Services

  • Laundry

Business

  • Business services

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Washing machine

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedAll children19 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Boardwalk PhotosBoardwalk Photos3300 ft
Cocoanut Grove Banquet and ConfCocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf3300 ft
Art League Inc-Santa CruzArt League Inc-Santa Cruz400 ft
Museum of Art and HistoryMuseum of Art and History2000 ft
First Night Santa CruzFirst Night Santa Cruz2300 ft
Parks and Recreation DeptParks and Recreation Dept1400 ft
Calvary Parish HallCalvary Parish Hall2700 ft
Louden Nelson Community CtrLouden Nelson Community Ctr3000 ft
Gestalt Institute-Santa CruzGestalt Institute-Santa Cruz2700 ft
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Caffe LucioCaffe Lucio800 ft381 Soquel Ave
Thai HouseThai House800 ft353 Soquel Ave
Hindquarter Bar and GrilleHindquarter Bar and Grille1000 ft303 Soquel Ave
Little Caesars PizzaLittle Caesars Pizza900 ft233 Ocean St
Royal TajRoyal Taj1300 ft270 Soquel Ave
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Kids on BroadwayKids on Broadway1.0 mi
Seymour Marine Discovery CtrSeymour Marine Discovery Ctr2.7 mi
Scotts Valley Recreation DivScotts Valley Recreation Div3.0 mi
Holy Cross Parish HallHoly Cross Parish Hall4000 ft
German American HallGerman American Hall5000 ft
Viking HallViking Hall5000 ft
Portuguese HallPortuguese Hall1.1 mi
Goodwill IndustriesGoodwill Industries1.2 mi
Santa Cruz Adult SchoolSanta Cruz Adult School2.4 mi
Mark Abbot Memorial LighthouseMark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse1.7 miLighthouse Point West Cliff Drive
Mystery SpotMystery Spot3.2 mi465 Mystery Spot Rd
Capitola Historical MuseumCapitola Historical Museum3.6 mi410 Capitola Ave
Wilder Ranch State Park Wilder Ranch State Park 3.8 mi1401 Coast Rd
New Brighton State BeachNew Brighton State Beach4.4 mi1500 Park Avenue, Capitola
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Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)12.9 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.7 mi
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Reviews
3.8
Guest ratingBased on  36  reviews
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The counter staff were extremely helpful, particularly when our booking had a past date included. That was adjusted with minimum fuss for us while they were very busy.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The location was great, right on the main highway through Santa Cruz. Good value for the money.

    Room was a little sparsely furnished, no comfortable chair, no tissues in bathroom holder, no closet or coatrack to hang clothing.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    It was the cheapest place we could find but we paid for making that choice!!

    We specifically asked for a non-smoking room and yet it still smelled of smoke but then the couple in the room below us were in a non-smoking room but as we first went up to our room they asked us if we wanted a smoke (we obviously declined). The same couple proceeded to have arguements every now and then the two nights we were there. The door didn't fit properly and the wind was blowing in and even though we bolted the door from the inside when the maid came around (and didn't even bother knocking) she was able to still get in. The mesh on the window was also seemingly slashed. Generally a pretty dismal place. We changed hotel as soon as we could.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    It was pretty gloomy and the TV could not get any reception so it made things pretty sad and long night.

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    There is nothing good in this motel. The room was noisy and very dirty. Strange spots on chairs and floor. Sheets and towel not well clean.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Close proximity to Santa Cruz attractions. Receptionist was very informative to area attractions not previously known. Mini fridge and microwave included in budget price for area.

    Room was compact but well priced. Bed was wonky with flat pillows (Bring your own!).

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    That there was a lot of quietness and good to relax.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    I did not like anything about this motel except the location.

    We did not have tissues, bath towels, or wash clothes. The thermostat did not seem to work either.

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    Nothing! It was the most worst hotel of our holiday!

    Everything! Sheets were dirty, it smelled like chlorine, it was very loud, especially when a hotel guest cried loud at night and no one stopped him! Your stuff never apologized for this, when we complained the next morning. They only shrugged shoulders!

  • 6.2
    Good

    We enjoyed the central location, and the staff was very pleasant.

    The rooms were in desparate need of renovation...

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    close to the beach. .

    But the cigarete smoke was bad. We were in non smoking floor. Kept windows closed when we notice people in halway smoking. This helped

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Best thing the hotel had was putting a mini fridge and microwave in each room.

    The rooms were dirty, and even though a non smoking room was given, there were ashes and the smell of smoke throughout the entire room. The third floor is severely out of date compared to the first 2 floors, even the stairs leading up to the third floor were being held up with wooden blocks. Looking at some of the rooms on the second and third floor they appear to have been renovated recently and appear fairly clean, the third floor needs some of that work and love as well. Within our own room the bathroom was still dirty, the walls had dirty handprints on them and the mattress had crumbs on it.

  • 3.0
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    The Motel Santa Cruz was the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. It was dirty. Lamps were broken, there was no place to hang up my clothes, and the towels were dirty. I use better towels to wash my car. The pillows were like rocks. We paid $200 a night for this dump. I would never suggest this motel to anyone. The only thing that I liked about this motel is the location to the beach.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    What can I say, the localshouse call it the hooker hotel. This place was filthy; cigarette burns on thethe linens, someone elses hair in the bathroom and no towels. The place at leastthe reeked of bleach and the people running it were cracked out.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The price was fair- the shower worked good .

    The bed was lumpy .and the pillows were to small

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Highlights
4
Guest ratingBased on  36 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedAll children19 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Watsonville (WVI)12.9 mi
Marina Municipal (OAR)24.7 mi
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