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Motel Santa Cruz

1.5 of 5 Motel   |   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
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco Bay Area
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

cheapest place I could find on a summer weekend. If you need a relatively clean bathroom and bed this place is ok. If you want more than that- go elsewhere. Exterior is poor, clientel is not great. Free parking is highlight

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Fresno, California, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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
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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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11 reviews 11 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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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*
Number of rooms: 20
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