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Big 6 Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   335 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #49 of 52 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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English first
Santa Cruz area CA
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
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
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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fort mohave Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

This day started off great until check in. The attendant was very rude. Rooms are very small. Heaters dont work properly. Dont dare complain they will only respond with yelling. Beware of this place only stay if nothing matters to you but sleeping. Never again

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Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Given the price of about $100 per night for a single, I expected more from this hotel. I brought a suit to attend a wedding and was amazed that there was no closet. There was no coffeemaker either. Parking was crowded and tricky, with minimal space for each car, and it was not easy to back out and turn around... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This motel was in a great location in Santa Cruz and was walking distance to the boardwalk and downtown. The room was very cheap and although run down, it was tidy and hygienic. It offered all the necessary things we needed like a clean bed, tv, bathroom and towels. The staff were also very nice too.

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Address: 335 Riverside Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Big 6 Motel 2*
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Big Six is located in Santa Cruz, along the beautiful coast of California. When coming to enjoy some sun in the fun, there’s nothing better than checking into a motel that offers the best location, with a stress-free environment. Big Six Santa Cruz is the best choice for inexpensive rates, great rooms and the friendly service that you as our customer deserve. Being located in the heart of Santa Cruz where guest will experience some of California’s best beaches, which are perfect for surfing, playing volleyball or just having a good time with family. In addition, the beach boardwalk is only two blocks from the motel. Please note that the property has been renovated as of May 2011. ... more   less 
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