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Motel Santa Cruz

370 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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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
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    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This"hotel" is more the a hooker and drug dealer / addict headquarters. The rooms are filthy and the reception staff is horrible. There we're holes in the walls like from someone pushing it. Don't stay here especially with children.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really wanted to write a nice review because the front desk manager was so helpful, but this was a really icky motel. While I am accustomed to staying in much nicer accommodations, we only needed a room for one night and we didn't want to spend a lot of money. $194 later I can say we wasted a colossal... More 

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California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for 2 nights. Motel looks great from the outside but the inside is musty and extremely outdated. Felt like I was in a cheap motel in Mexico. My white socks were so black from me stepping without my shoes that I had to throw them away. We walked through the neighborhood at night and it was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

at this hotel for a two night stay. Loved that it had a mini fridge and a microwave. But the room seemed to be falling apart. One thing I really hated was the ice machine was on the second floor and u had to pay for the ice.other than that it was ok we spent most of our time out... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Kicked us out while we were getting ready! Some of us were half naked and the guy was telling us to get out!! The lady at the desk was yelling at us and was extremely unprofessional. It was dirty and VERRYY unsanitary. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL TO ANYONE. Do not let the pictures fool you. If I could... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Ugh, this is an absolute dump not a motel, it is filthy, worn out everything, stained everything, smelly, this motel is not fit for regular human beings and is obviously a place for transients, drug deals and prostitutes. Its like the motel on the TV series "Breaking Bad". The people that own this place should be ashamed and out of... More 

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We ended up staying at this dump because everywhere we tried was full on a long memorial weekend and we arrived late,obviously we should have checked the reviews first, everything we have since read on the negative reviews we agree with. We are from New Zealand and were on a vacation, everywhere we stayed in the USA [ except this... More 

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Badger, South Dakota
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I can only reiterate previous reviews: Lack of towels and wash cloths (had to go to front desk for more; washed but stained); thermostat needed batteries (and still didn't work); no facial tissues; no nite stands; no place to put luggage or hang clothes; pillows in shams (afraid to take them out for fear of what would be inside); 50... More 

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Modesto, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is by far the worst Hotel I have ever stayed it. We booked a room here because about every other Hotel was packed due to it being Valentine's day. We were not expecting any thing fancy but for 350 $ after I expected a bit more. Our room did not have any night stands, a chair, or a place... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I wanted to go to Santa Cruz for a last minute weekend. Unfortunately we picked a weekend during which Santa Cruz was hosting a cheerleading competition, a triathlon, and UCSC move-in weekend so this was literally the only hotel left in town. Motel Santa Cruz took advantage of this (as is their right) and we had to... More 

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