$100 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 13, 2014 Check-out: Aug 14, 2014

Ocean Gate Inn

3 stars
111 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5115
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.1
out of 5
25 reviews
nice

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

  • beAch g
  • Jan 14, 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... See full review

  • StacyCakes
  • Jan 26, 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.

Hotel Map

36.969 -122.0168
Area served
Santa Cruz,CA Area.
Nearby airports
Main Airport
San Jose International Apt CA - SJC
Alt. Airports
Oakland International Apt CA - OAK
Livermore CA- LVK
San Jose International Apt CA - SJC
San Francisco International Apt CA - SFO
Monterey Penin
Area description
The Ocean Gate Inn is ideally located in the heart of Santa Cruz. Our hotel is just a short walk from the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk, Downtown shops and restaurants. Our affordable hotel has large spacious rooms where you can enjoy views of the Boardwalk or the Mountains. Each room is equipped with Cable and premium channels, free local calls,free wireless Internet, private bathrooms with a hairdryer, microwave, refrigerator, and its own private balcony. Next time you visit Santa Cruz make Ocean Gate Inn your first choice. Our goal is to provide you with comfort, convenience and an affordable stay

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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:
1400
Check-out:
1100

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

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Guest Reviews (25)

Ratings and reviews for Ocean Gate Inn

Overall score

2.1 / 5
5.01.0
25 out of 25
Amenities:
1.9
Room cleanliness:
2.1
Hotel staff:
2.8
Room comfort:
2.1
Location:
3.4
Value:
2.3

36% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Xxmomxx
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
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
MariaPope
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
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
StacyCakes
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
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.

Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

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

nice

Very pleasant staff and great experience overall :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Boardwalk

Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nika247
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
moepea
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Linda's has the best breakfast in Santa Cruz

Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
BillyC333
Washington, DC
Oct 15, 2013

Old and in Need of Repair

I am not a picky traveler, I am happy to stay at an inexpensive hotel without many amenities. However, I want a place to be clean and safe. This hotel is old and run down, the room has old furniture that is covered in scratches, burn marks on the carpet and bathtub and there was a dirty shower curtain. These things are tolerable for a cheap hotel, but made me want to write a negative review was the experience I had when I woke up to some other people in the hotel screaming and yelling at each other. There was apparently a drug addict couple staying in one of the nearby rooms where were yelling at each other about their addictions to meth and alcohol. I felt very unsafe and afraid to leave my room and there seemed to be nothing done about it. There was also a man working on his dilapidated car int he parking lot who added to the sense of insecurity. I suggest spending a few more dollars and stay someplace else. This place should be torn down.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Still a local
Palm Springs, CA
Aug 26, 2013

How does the City of Santa Cruz allow this!!

This motel should be condemed. I somewhat new what to expect because I grew up in Santa Cruz. I was so disapointed when I saw the area and this motel that looked like a third world slum. It is really a shame because most of Santa Cruz is still so awesome. These rooms should be going for about $20.00 a night if even that. Forget summer time rates. Come here in the winter, pay for a nice hotel and you will experience Santa Cruz in an awesome way.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Salty mike
Todos Los Lugares
Aug 7, 2013

Great spot

The only complain I have was they had just cleaned the carpets and they were still wet, when I put a towel down to walk on it got super filthy. But the owners are super nice, room was super comfy and nice view from a cool little porch for only about $100

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Ocean Gate Inn

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Sports family
Bay Area
Jun 3, 2013

Not a good stay

We have been going to Santa Cruz for the sand soccer tournaments for the past 5 years and always get a hotel. This was a last minute booking and I will never book a hotel in Santa Cruz at the last minute again. I will also never stay at this hotel again. The first thing we noticed was that the area was not that good. I wouldnt walk around without somebody with me. We were afraid to park the car in some of the areas without lighting. I was afraid the car would get broken into. The blankets were dirty and had hair on them. I was afraid to take off my shoes. The sink didn't drain. The people in the room next to us (that live in the hotel, as do many others there) were up all night yelling and talking very loud. We had a roll away with no sheets and stained blankets. The shower curtain and the faucet handle in the shower had mold all over.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
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