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Oceana Inn Santa Cruz

525 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 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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Sacramento, California
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Never stay here. Sleep in your car . We paid a small fortune for a room that was filthy and smelly. A sign in the bathroom says we would be charged for missing linens. Checking the linens that were there....we were already missing linens. And a bath towel had a big hole in it. When I inquired about the missing... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stayed here for a night a week ago, To start off i wish i could rate it negative 1. Worst place ive ever stayed in... Super stinky as soon as you walked in the hallway, smells like smoke, the manager was a jerk. To top it off the room we stayed in looks like it had blood on the... More 

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Livermore, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very disappointed in this motel. NOT within minutes of beaches &boardwalk as advertised. Room was clean , but very shabby. Holes in the wall, shower tile disgusting,beds very uncomfortable, never did get room cleaned or beds made. Also the breakfast included was a bowl of cereal,come on! Overall a very unpleasant experience for the price chgd. Over $300 for 2... More 

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