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Motel Santa Cruz

1.5 of 5 Motel   |   370 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #50 of 52 hotels in Santa Cruz
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  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Fresno, California, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rented a room here and it was nothing like the pictures depicted it to be. The room was absolutely disgusting. It smelled like smoke and dogs. The smell was so overwhelming we contemplated on sleeping with door open. We were in a non-smoking room. There were questionable stains on the pillow cases and sheets. Multiple burn marks on the... More

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Coulterville, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Feared for my life walking out side to go get a bottle of water from the convenience store nearby. Kids hanging out In the parking lot scoping the cars and bikes there. Hard beds and very worn furniture. The flush on the toilet was not working. The concrete stairs have blocks of wood holding them up. The dog in the... More

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Grover Beach, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taking our 5 grand kids on a long weekend getaway. We reserved 2 adjoining rooms three weeks in advance of this trip. The information we were given said this "hotel" had a swimming pool, provided breakfast and had adjoining rooms. We called ahead to explain we would be checking in late due to the fact we had taken... More

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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked online after dark traveling alone - I know 3 out of 3 Bad combo. Paid non refundable $120. Exhausted & could not go any farther. The carpet was burned, black spots. The doors to the rooms face off in pairs( like a flop house. I got in wishing I could leave but stayed & just tried to sleep.... More

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Fresno, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself, my daughter and a friend of mine arrived at this hotel. We were there for the Wharf to Wharf race. Outside was nice. Inside was quite the opposite. The office smelled...the clerks were rude and arguing with each other. Got up to our room...it ranked of cigarette smoke...I asked for non smoking....called the office to confirm we actually were... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This place looks a bit rough and outdated, but it's cheap and clean. The location is perfect, the manager is very personable and the pet fee is only 10 bucks. The bed was super comfortable! If you need a conveniently located place to rest your head, this is it. If you're looking for amenities, this isn't your place. But you... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I was planning a last minute trip to Santa Cruz for MDW. Most motels near the boardwalk were booked so I reserved a room at Motel Santa Cruz. I had an emergency the morning of the trip and had to cancel. When I called to cancel the room, the manager was very rude and told me that they wouldn't cancel... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The outside of the motel looks nice but beware of the inside! The pictures online are not what it is really like!! The front desk staff was very nice but the rooms were horrible. Cleanliness was marginal and the mattress was the worst I have ever seen. It was sunken in the middle. Even though the price was very reasonable,... More

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Lihue, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Don't stay here. They charged us $179 for each room (2 queens each), using the Monterey Jazz Festival as an excuse. What a rip off. The rooms do not have closets, the beds were old, the sheets stained and had smoke holes, the towels were old. Looks ok from the outside, but don't be fooled. The insides stink!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a quick weekend getaway to Santa Cruz and not too expensive. We chose this hotel because it was cheap and close to things. I can't say that I can fairly review the place physically because I never made it. I had car problems on the way there and had a horrible night just... More

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Address: 370 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Motel Santa Cruz 1.5*
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