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Big 6 Motel

335 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We booked in for 1 night on our California road trip. It wasn't a palace but was ok to get our heads down for the night. The room was a good size with fridge we had 2 double beds. The room/motel could do with a major updating, as the carpet & fittings and bathroom were all a bit shabby. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We are from England and i have never arrived at a hotel anywhere i have travelled where the reception don't even talk to you, how rude is that. The internet was always always losing connection, we had to ask for fresh towels and the bed was never made, it was a grubby and tired place that needs renovating and the... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

HORRIBLE place! Nothing worked, pool always closed, WiFi very temperamental, rudest people i have ever met you can here them shouting and arguing with each other. Not a clue what they are doing. DO NOT BOOK A ROOM AT BIG 6 MOTEL

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Horrible Experience all the Horror story reviews are true, Room beat up, shower smelled like mildew as they have cloth shower curtains that haven't been changed in a while. ceiling panels loose above you. Broken window in room 2 doors down, A/C did not work on hottest day of the year, yet this was not disclosed upon arrival. pool closed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

The staff here are the rudest people I have ever met! I wish I could give them a zero or negative number! As soon as we walked into the office they started yelling at us about having our kids with us even though the policy states kids are free. They tried to make us get another room for $420. I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Worst of the Worst all around. Horrible customer service, the people have no concept of how to run a motel, they are plain rude and never make you feel welcome, very inhospitable. I feel bad we had to end up in that dump for two nights, simply disgusting. I complained about the cleanliness and the lady went off at me... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 22, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

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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