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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 51 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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This place looks a bit rough and outdated, but it's cheap and clean.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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Modesto, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

As my girl and I were driving through Santa Cruz, we were keeping an eye out for hotels to stay at. We called a few and they were fully booked, so we continued down Ocean street until we came across a promising looking place called Motel Santa Cruz. We did not realize that this was in fact the city's sewer... More

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Berkeley, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

everyone else has pretty much said it, but I could not believe that I was treated so rudely when bringing up legitimate safety concerns with the manager. she answered her cell phone, ignored me, made fun of me with family in their attached "apartment" when i was standing there, and gave me the email address of the "owner" to complain... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

Me and my friend were driving down from canada and had been sleeping in tents for a week so we found it cheap on expedia. While waiting outside these two other people starting mentioning nervously that they heard it was a crackhead. After they went to their room a cracked out naked man ran by us falling up the stairs... More

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Fresno, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

I was trying to save money and book a room that offered breakfast. They claimed they had continental breakfast but they don't even have coffee. The pillows and blankets are nasty! The so called towels are a joke! I wish I had read some if the other reviews here prior to making my reservation! Don't do it.... The people are... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Me and some friends were driving down the California coast and were in need of a motel. This motel seemed cheap and ok, and it was. It's not cosy in any way, but really not all that bad. If you are only in need of a bed for a few hours of sleep Motel Santa Cruz is ok. If you... 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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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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