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Oceana Inn Santa Cruz

525 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #47 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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West Covina, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm very sorry to say that this Hotel wasn't what was promised and not worth the money. It was a disappointment and my family couldn't believe we paid so much for our stay and it was a trouble hotel. The hotel was a magnet for shady people. The people staying there look like they were using the hotel for housing(... More 

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Redding, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was one of the cheapest motels we found in the area. It was in a very good location. It was a 10 minute walk to the downtown area and it was easily accessible by car. For the price, we got a clean room with wi-fi, cable, in-room coffee, fridge and microwave. Breakfast was basic and was available for only... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have read some bad reviews, however staff have been very friendly, room is clean and has fridge, micro, coffee and bed is comfortable. Wifi is great & Restaurants nearby are good. Anyone expecting more for the price lives in fantasy land. Would definitely stay here again.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

While not fancy, our room was very clean and quiet and everything worked properly. The inn is close to downtown, great cafes, groceries, restuarants and the beach. I stayed on a spring break weekend with my son as we were in town for a college tour of UCSC.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The room is old, smelly and the shower is stupidly built, you cant use it easily and probably end up wasting alot of water just by figuring out how to get warm water. Staff was rough by calling you in the morning at 8 asking if you want to stay for another night as they wonder why we still havent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place must be under new ownership. The seedy place described in reviews is simply not here anymore. Amazing in regards to pricing, cleanliness, location and staff. The only motel in its price range (in Santa Cruz) that says 'sure, no problem' when requesting 11:45 late checkout. In fact the Oceana is the first motel in Santa Cruz to not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Have stayed at this hotel many times in the past. It is about as bare-bones as they come, but also cheap. However the newest round of management and desk staff have the hospitality skills of prison guards, suspect of guests intentions and motivations from check-in to check-out. There are many other options in Santa Cruz where the staff will treat... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Will never stay here again. Booked a roon thrugh kiak for 50.00 found out that they booked me for sun. Changed date for sat. They charged 250.00 total screw should have left bit was an important weekend. 40th rwunion will , will never stay again. Hope this helps others.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My boyfriend and I came in to Santa Cruz on a Friday night. We usually camp during our travels, but everything was full because of great weather and a 4 day weekend. We jumped on an online site to find a cheap deal on a hotel/motel. One of the cheapest places we could find was Oceana Inn. Before I booked... More 

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