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335 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Big 6 Motel
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Ranked #52 of 53 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 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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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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Martinez, California
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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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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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Santa Cruz, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The only redeeming quality is the managers daughter. My advice to her is to go back to school. before you wake up one day and you see your mothers face in the mirror. You are too nice to sacrifice your life for mean people.The woman who runs this place is horrible! She yells and treats her guests as if they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

My family and I stayed four nights here. Our room was very clean, , and the beds where quite comfortable. I suggest though that you bring your own pillows. We checked in very late and woke up the manager/owner, she has a strong accent and a little hard to understand, however; she was efficient and polite. What makes this motel... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

got a room here through http://booking.com and was prepared for the worst, but things went pretty smoothly. i was prepared for cantankerous owners and was greeted by their daughter, a little cutie who was friendly as heck. big six has definitely seen better days, but the owners keep the place clean, the price is decent and you're a block from... More 

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Address: 335 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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#16 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz

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