$70 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 5, 2015 Check-out: Apr 6, 2015

Ocean Gate Inn

3 stars
View map of 111 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5115

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.4
out of 5
22 reviews
nice

Very pleasant staff and great experience overall :) See full review

  • beAch g
  • Jan 14, 2014
Great location

Ocean Gate Hotel is walking distance from Santa Cruz Boardwalk;) It is very clean and not old... See full review

  • Lickety Split
  • Aug 9, 2014
Whether you are traveling on business or on vacation, we know that you have a choice where you want to stay when you visit Santa Cruz, CA. When you choose to stay with us at Ocean Gate Inn, you will discover why we have the reputation of Santa Cruzs best value hotel.

Making your stay the best it can be
Our goal is to provide you with comfort, convenience, and affordability. So, when you visit Santa Cruz, make Ocean Gate Inn your first choice.

Enjoy your stay in Santa Cruzs best value hotel.

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Ocean Gate Inn Rooms

KING - KING
This spacious room comes with a private balcony that has views of the boardwalk from Second and third floor. Stay with us and you will be just a short walk to the beach or to the downtown shops and restaurants. Hairdryers and free premium movie channels. Top floor with the best available view.
Amenities:
* Balcony
* Free Local Calls
* Hairdryer In Room
* Cable TV
* Upstairs
KING - KING
King Bed smoking room with private balcony, free cable channels, hairdryers in room. This spacious room comes with a private balcony. Stay with us and you will be just a short walk to the beach or to the downtown shops and restaurants. Hairdryers and free premium movie channels
Amenities:
* Balcony
* Free Local Calls
* Hairdryer In Room
* King Bed
* Cable TV
QUEEN - QUEEN
2 Queen Beds, room with private balcony, free cable channels, hairdryers in room. This spacious room comes 2 Queen beds, with a private balcony. Stay with us and you will be just a short walk to the beach or to the downtown shops and restaurants. Hairdryers and free premium movie channels
Amenities:
* Balcony
* Free Local Calls
* Hairdryer In Room
* Queen Bed
* Cable TV

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
General
Elevators
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Ocean Gate Inn

Overall score

2.4 / 5
5.01.0
22 out of 22
Amenities:
2.1
Cleanliness:
2.3
Hotel staff:
2.9
Comfort:
2.3
Location:
3.5
Value:
2.5

41% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Buster
Business
hesperia
Feb 9, 2015

work stay

Hotel is nice for price. Staff / owner needs to learn how to be pleasant to customers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dwanttravel
Business
watsonville, Ca
Nov 17, 2014

Great Location

This hotel was in a good location. The price was great and we were walking distance to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Neptunes Kingdom!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Lisa Tanner
Business
Oakland, ca
Sep 22, 2014

You get what you pay for

Pros: Great location; hotel was a short walk from the boardwalk. Also it was nice having a microwave and refrigerator to use in the room. Cons: DIRTY! Kept finding blonde hairs all over the room. The flowing were all dirty to the point that it was easily noticeable: shower curtain, walls, pictures on walls, light fixtures, and windows. Not to mention the halls smelled like smoke in a nonsmoking section. Also the elevator was disgusting. If you're looking for cheap this is the route, but if you care where u lay your head at night pass this hotel up. I won't stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lickety Split
Business
California
Aug 9, 2014

Great location

Ocean Gate Hotel is walking distance from Santa Cruz Boardwalk;) It is very clean and not old looking. Flat screen tv in room and balcony with a beautiful view of the boardwalk. The night scenery was gorgeous seeing it all lit up;) Pretty good value for $.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Always check groupon;) Groupon has some great deals. We ate in Capitola at the Wharf House Restaurant and only paid $7. Found a groupon for $36 n free food for 4;)

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Xxmomxx
Business
Sacramento
Jun 26, 2014

Clean sheets

The area is sketchy and the hotel is dirty, but we did have clean sheets. Non- smoking room smelled like smoke and other things. Rickety elevator and paper thin walls. Shower had hot water. Staff was nice. Basically, a friendly dive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
MariaPope
Business
Brentwood, CA
Jun 9, 2014

The Worst Hotel I've EVER stayed in

If you don't read any other review, please believe me when I say DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY in this place. I stay in A LOT of hotels because my kid plays travel sports year round. We're in at least one or two each month. I'm reporting this place to the Health Department. Seriously, the shower head was covered in black mold (I took pictures) the floor was filthy, the shelf in the closet had an inch of grime that hasn't been cleaned in YEARS. The tissue dispenser was rusted and rotted and didn't even contain any tissue. The dresser/nightstand didn't have handles so you couldn't even use them, there were NO TRASH CANS in the room and worst of all was the smell. We tried to find the source of it which is how we found there were no handles on the drawers and found it to be the refrigerator. As soon as we opened it, the smell took over the room even more than before and it made all of us gag. We had to leave and buy our own towels and air fresheners because we couldn't get another room anywhere last minute (soccer and basketball tournaments had the hotels sold out). I could go on about the horrible conditions but please believe me when I say it was honestly the WORST place I've ever stayed. I will post pictures on another review site if it doesn't give me the option to do so here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
StacyCakes
Business
Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 26, 2014

Nothing fancy but very pleasant and worth every penny!

Although this isn't a fancy hotel nor is it in the most ideal place in town for a tourist, per se...it is a lovely and large room with lots of space and I especially like the old-style brick and stone outdoor feel. The Manager was on duty when we checked in late last night and he was very pleasant and helpful. A lot of times the motels and hotels in Santa Cruz don't actually like us locals...so it was refreshing to be treated with polite courteousness throughout our stay. Will stay here again should I need to rent a room again in my little hometown! Thanks!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

I would almost always say to book with an outside party to get the best rates possible! And if you can wait until the last minute sometimes there are even better deals with the many new apps available.

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Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
beAch g
Business
santa cruz, ca
Jan 14, 2014

nice

Very pleasant staff and great experience overall :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Boardwalk

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Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nika247
Business
San Jose, Ca
Jan 6, 2014

Enjoyable stay

The front desk clerk was super nice. Our room had an awesome view of the boardwalk. Room was clean and came with everything we needed. Walking distance from stores and the beach. Very noisy at all hours of the day or night with cars and transients but not a problem for this city girl. Id stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
moepea
Business
San Francisco, CA
Dec 9, 2013

can't beat the Santa Cruz Boardwalk!

Definitely cozy, but nothing special. Appreciated the helpfulness of the desk clerk and the maid. Can't beat the location adjacent to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Linda's has the best breakfast in Santa Cruz

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