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Staff was rude and unapologetic. Room was clean and nice but just ONE towel for 2 people.

A little run down but clean.. staff was very friendly.

Friendly service. Sketchy area and guests. Watch your back and stay safe.

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.

Ocean St Santa Cruz CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Westside Santa Cruz within a short walk 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 a restaurant and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Dining

This motel has a restaurant that's perfect for a leisurely bite to eat.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Phones are also standard.


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, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

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

Guest reviews for Motel Santa Cruz

Everyone (10) Couples (23) Business (2) Family (17) Friends (5) Other (1)
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Partner Couples

Staff was rude and unapologetic. Room was clean and nice but just ONE towel for 2 people.

By on Jun 7, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2022

I'm very sorry to hear that the stuff was rude to you if there is anything I can do please let me know and thank you for staying at motel Santa Cruz

4
Family

A little run down but clean.. staff was very friendly.

By on Jun 3, 2022

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2022

thank you for very for staying with us we look forward to having you gain.

3
Family

Friendly service. Sketchy area and guests. Watch your back and stay safe.

By on Apr 17, 2022

3
Everyone

By on Dec 2, 2021

5
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

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