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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
    2.5 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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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't stay here! The management is by far the rudest I've ever encountered in my life. The owner decided she wanted to curse me out, because I did not want to pay the $100 deposit for damages! Which! By the way! Was unknown until I tried to check in! I couldn't even get a refund! This hotel ended stealing my... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beware of this place. The staff is super rude and the rooms are old and dirty. The area of the motel is sketchy but the is some decent restaurants within walking distance. Make sure you check out before 11 or they will charge you extra, even if you're 5 minutes late. Oh, if you have friends visit, even if they... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here after our reservation at the hotel across the street refused to let us park our trailer in the lot. Got the room as a walk in, and it was actually cheaper than the other place!! The room was basic and definitely dated, however, with a few updates, it could be wonderful. Balcony room was... More 

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West Covina, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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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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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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California, Maryland
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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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