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7-11 across the street. Everything else is a 15 min walk

this is a bare bones spot. Clean rooms, good service response ,long in the tooth, no hanging racks, no tissue, noisy heater. Price compared to other similar spot good,okay for short stay.

Nice staff.... But the beds were so hard and old.... The water in the shower kept found cold to hot to cold... Had to dance and scream before being clean.... Super noisy people in and out all night in other rooms..... I only rate high on the staff

The motel looks OK but that's about it. Everything about the facility is marginal at best. We had never been to Santa Cruz and I booked the first dog friendly place that seemed good. Should have taken the time to read the review's. The office was dingy and unattractive. The room was cramped and lacked a closet. The towels were threadbare and there were no face cloth's. The bedding was stiff and thin. The shower barely worked and was very short. It was hard to bend down enough to wash my hair. The TV was small

Rude staff. Tried to check in at front desk, was told they had no rooms despite showing them orbitz stated otherwise. Finally got my app working and booked from app they ended up having rooms after all. Discrimination or bad business

This motel is very dingy inside. Very basic amenities as in toilet paper, tiny thin bar of soap, 2 small envelopes of shampoo. No coffee maker, poor television reception. It did have a small refrigerator and microwave. You would leave nothing in your car if you stayed there. I would only use if nothing at all else available.

For the 2 beds and dresser, room was very compact...could barely walk between end of bed and dresser to move to other parts of the room (squeeze by)..restroom was very very tight too... like they tried to cram what a room needed in a very small area.. was clean, beds r ok, but kinda lumpy..if the only had 1 bed and opened the restroom like 1 ft it would make a huge difference..if u just need sleep this is the place, but not for the price either..

Dirty looking rooms, stains on the wall, lots of patches in the walls. Lots off bums and druggies everywhere. Not worth the 180 we paid.wouldn't suggest staying there. Sorry

My lock didn't work on my door, office said they would fix and never did. Wouldn't move me. Towels were stained. Bedding had cigarette burns and stained. Internet worked intermittent. Trash all around the facility. I would caution anyone from staying there.

old,dirty, broken down, way overpriced for what is there.

Not good , didn't have towels in room really noisy at night

OK for over night stay. Stiff drink helps. stayed here 12 years ago...place has gone down hill.. Felt really good leaving early in morning ..Good coffee across street at 7/11

Not bad for the price located in a beach town, room are a bit small. Nice proximity to the beach. Room had basic minimums a bit outdated though

So my fiance and I just moved to Santa Cruz without anything but our clothes, half a tank, and $125. Motel Santa Cruz seemed right since it was located right off two main streets. The two ladies that worked the front desk were very diligent but also understanding and kind knowing we just moved and didn't have much. The room was really nice. Bed was the best part. Onsite laundry for $3, 7-11 and Little Ceasers pizza across the street. Downtown and boardwalk are 20 mins walking. And best of all.......QUIET!!!! Very quiet given the location. Would definitely stay again

Non smoking room smelled of stale smoke. 2 skimpy bath towels, no wash cloth or hand towel. No coffee in room or lobby. Very spartan.

Nothing to complain about. Not too expensive with the basic.

It's a good stay near to Santa Cruz Downtown, boardwalk, fastfoods etc... And the price is reasonable too...

If you're looking for a cheap, but still decent hotel: this is the one to go to. Nothing fancy, but they have smoking rooms, which is super rare these days. Nice for being SUPER close to the beach, and for pretty cheap.

Not good. By far the dirtiest hotel I have ever stayed in when arrived the toilet paper was not changed out the trash cans still had trash in them. As I tried to take a nap I could not because the employees were screaming at each other in the hallway. We were left with one towel ( for a 2 queen bed room). All amentities were extremely out of date. There was a big cloud of hovering flies as you try and walk up the stairs. A fly was inside of a framed picture in the room above the bed, the same picture had large chunks of hair stuck In the frame. Toilet paper was rolled up in the peephole of the door. The toilet would flush on the second try /after wiggling the handle. Not clean or friendly serviced hotel would never stay again or recommend to my worst enemy.

Ocean St Santa Cruz CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Westside Santa Cruz within a mile (2 km) of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Motel Santa Cruz is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Monterey Bay. This 62-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and laundry facilities.


Rooms

The 62 rooms have phones. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi.


Property features

Guests staying at Motel Santa Cruz enjoy free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Motel Santa Cruz

Everyone (9) Business (2) Couples (22) Family (15) Other (1) Friends (5)
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Family

7-11 across the street. Everything else is a 15 min walk

By on Mar 8, 2021

3
Everyone

By on Mar 13, 2020

3
Partner Couples

this is a bare bones spot. Clean rooms, good service response ,long in the tooth, no hanging racks, no tissue, noisy heater. Price compared to other similar spot good,okay for short stay.

By on Feb 24, 2020

1
Everyone

Nice staff.... But the beds were so hard and old.... The water in the shower kept found cold to hot to cold... Had to dance and scream before being clean.... Super noisy people in and out all night in other rooms..... I only rate high on the staff

By , from SAN ANTONIO TX on Oct 28, 2018

2

marginal hotel not really convenient to the beach

Everyone

The motel looks OK but that's about it. Everything about the facility is marginal at best. We had never been to Santa Cruz and I booked the first dog friendly place that seemed good. Should have taken the time to read the review's. The office was dingy and unattractive. The room was cramped and lacked a closet. The towels were threadbare and there were no face cloth's. The bedding was stiff and thin. The shower barely worked and was very short. It was hard to bend down enough to wash my hair. The TV was small

By , from Berkeley Ca. on Jul 23, 2018

2
Everyone

Rude staff. Tried to check in at front desk, was told they had no rooms despite showing them orbitz stated otherwise. Finally got my app working and booked from app they ended up having rooms after all. Discrimination or bad business

By on Jul 15, 2018

2

conveniently located but not greatest place to sta

Business

This motel is very dingy inside. Very basic amenities as in toilet paper, tiny thin bar of soap, 2 small envelopes of shampoo. No coffee maker, poor television reception. It did have a small refrigerator and microwave. You would leave nothing in your car if you stayed there. I would only use if nothing at all else available.

By , from Gold Country on Sep 18, 2017

3

very compact

Everyone

For the 2 beds and dresser, room was very compact...could barely walk between end of bed and dresser to move to other parts of the room (squeeze by)..restroom was very very tight too... like they tried to cram what a room needed in a very small area.. was clean, beds r ok, but kinda lumpy..if the only had 1 bed and opened the restroom like 1 ft it would make a huge difference..if u just need sleep this is the place, but not for the price either..

By on Jun 26, 2017

2

only plus is closer to the beach

Everyone

Dirty looking rooms, stains on the wall, lots of patches in the walls. Lots off bums and druggies everywhere. Not worth the 180 we paid.wouldn't suggest staying there. Sorry

By on Aug 20, 2016

1

worst hotel i've ever stayed in.

Everyone

My lock didn't work on my door, office said they would fix and never did. Wouldn't move me. Towels were stained. Bedding had cigarette burns and stained. Internet worked intermittent. Trash all around the facility. I would caution anyone from staying there.

By , from santa cruz on Jul 23, 2016

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