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Ocean Gate Inn

111 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room 28 is spacious with a balcony and small bathroom. Very large comfortable bed. Coffee machine and supplies, fridge, microwave, iron, TV. Good wifi. 5-10 minute walk to the boardwalk. It was fairly inexpensive ($63 excluding taxes). Fine for 1 night. Reception area was unmanned when I entered. I was immediately struck by the smell of curry. I rang the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here recently on a weekend trip with my daughter. It is a decent enough place to meet your needs in Santa Cruz. The hotel itself structure wise is quite dated but the rooms have been updated. They have microwaves, refrigerators and flat screen TV's. Ours had a balcony with a view of the boardwalk. It was within walking... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When you book a motel you know you are not staying in a luxury hotel. The room was spacious, had a balcony, some basic amenities, and a 5-10 minute walk to the Santa Cruz boardwalk. If you look for a basic room, for a reasonable price and near the boardwalk of Santa Cruz this hotel is perfect. If you look... More 

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Modesto, California, United States
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Booked this disaster before doing enough research. Always do your research. When we arrived we noticed that the neighborhood was scary. Not like ghost scary though. This was like a gangster rap video and it ended up having all the necessary features of a rap video. In just a few minutes we saw the following things - Drug deal. A... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Stayed in room 29. Okay view. Room in disrepair and dirty. Examples: broken balcony furniture, big gob of fresh phlegm on the wall by the bed, damaged door and bedside table, rusty corroded bathroom fixtures, filthy carpet, dirty bathroom wall by the toilet - just to name a few (have pictures, but unable to attach to this review). TV channels... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights and paid over $500. I have spent far less at 4 star hotels. This place is dirty and worn out. Batjtoom was not cleaned well and carpet is filthy. They charge for location which is walking distance to Boardwalk but the the neighborhood is not safe at night with drug and gang activity right on the... More 

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Byron
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This place was pretty good. It was nothing fancy, but for 1-2 nights worked. It's a short walk to the boardwalk. The rooms itself are tired and needs some updating. The worst part was seeing the burnt and ripped iron board cover. Something like that costs $4 to replace. Lastly, there is no way that elevator meets code. Duct tape... More 

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Baja California, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place was terrible the room smelled, everything was old and run down. And for two hundred a night. I feel like I was ripped off, but under the circumstances we had no choice. We needed a room for our kids to sleep. I will never stay there again.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Was there the 7th of Feb. 2014 and I wish I could forget that date. The room was smelling of old smoke. Found black hair at the toilet, everything was worn out, the light with motion Sensors had a life on it's own that we had to wake up during the night to turn it of. My wife wanted to... More 

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Yuba City
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I rented room 21 from 11/22 through 11/28/13 and was very satisfied! It was clean, had two queen beds and a slider to a private balcony. Black out curtains that kept it very dark in the room for sleeping! Flat screen mounted on the wall, but no alarm clock in the room. Set up a wake up call instead! No... More 

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