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Big 6 Motel

335 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #52 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unbelievable that the city of Santa Cruz would allow a motel that is so unsanitary that it threatens the public's health. Horrible management and staff that are rude, obnoxious, and ill-mannered. Shame on them. Cigarette holes in linens, clogged toilet that overflowed, dirt and fingerprints everywhere. There was a hole in the wall with wires protruding. Pool so filthy that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

the location is the only good thing I have to say about this motel. It is 3 min walking distance from the boardwalk. The owners were very rude! The lady got mad and loud with me because I didn't understand her question because of her accent. Sorry, but she did not even try to speak clearly! She didn't give me... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

They forgot to give me back my $20 deposit in the morning which is THEIR RESPONSIBILITY not to rip off their customers (a man who ignored me when I asked him a question and shut the window on my face) for the key so I go back in the evening and the woman tells me they'be given it away already... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The reviews are right. I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt for the price and location but yeah. It seemed nice until the people below us decided to open thier door and watch us unload everything into our room. The knobs on the door are old school (key & knob) so not very secure. From that moment... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Well you get what you pay for. It is a dump. Broken windows bad customer service. No toilet paper.. And no ice machine too boot! I had to walk next door for ice. The older lady was. Rude and a loud mouth. I would not recommend this dump to anyone. Do not waste your money here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The older woman clerk was impatient and tried to rip us off for $20 as a "smoking deposit" and said we'd get it back in the morning... Originally said it was $10 and threw a fit about giving us $10 back when we only had a $20... Couldn't find an ice machine and we weren't offered the WiFi password or... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I only viewed the ~property~ - it is in DEFINITE need of a replacement facility being built in it location! YES< pool was closed - such as it was - VERY Dicey area - locals actually a block away warning us that druggies inhabit the ~premises~ yet the owners seemed HELL BENT on keeping everyone out that might indulge in... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Now I'm that type of person who will give a place or business the benefit of the doubt when I read reviews but man! Two things makes this place reasonable. The owners daughter being sweet and the location, only being less than a mile away from the boardwalk is good for me. But man! The moment I got there is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights recently. It's a short walk from the Boarwalk and Pacific Avenue which makes it a good base. I wasn't looking to spend a lot if time in my room so didn't care that it wasn't exactly pristine. The pool is still closed so having read previous reviews is say that it's just not being maintained.... More 

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Oakley, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Its not that the Hotel its self was bad it was the owners, they were like Prison Wardens. I have more freedom at my house then I do at this hotel. Me and my best friend wanted to get out of town for the weekend something low key, walk the board walk, mingle with the Locals but the owner was... More 

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