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Ocean Pacific Lodge
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060   |  
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Ranked #22 of 53 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Reno, Nevada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Hassle free clean place to stay!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

We were able to get a weekend room last minute here. The price was no higher than other hotels in the area. Paid $310 for Saturday and Sunday. the location couldn't be beat. Downtown is a ten minute walk away. The beach, boardwalk, and wharf is a four minute walk down the way. We went for the Santa Cruz half marathon, which luckily the start was at the beach. The room was clean, no stains on the carpet or bedding. bed was soft and the coffee machine worked. We had a fridge and microwave. they have two jacuzzis which are outdoor, and a medium sized pool. Pool water was warmed. The housekeepers are very sweet. My husband was able to flash his pearly off whites and get us the soft fluffy towels which make a huge difference in drying time with all the humidity. There's an amazing taqueria right down the street I highly recommend. Hotel is pet friendly for a fee. It is by a busy street, but when relaxing in the jacuzzi, I couldn't even hear it.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Surrey, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed here whilst on a road trip from San Fran to San Diego. i was looking for great value, good location and good previous reviews. A friendly welcome in a smart reception area by polite staff. Nice big room with crisp white bed linen. Nice to have a duvet rather than sheets and blankets like most of the other motels we stayed in. Tv, decent shower, coffee machine all fine. Breakfast good and there is even a breakfast room to eat it in. Probably the best motel breakfast we had. Great location, just a short walk to the beach, pier and boardwalk. All in all very good value and a nice overnight stop. Great job!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dortmund, Germany
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed there one night on my way through CA. Had a room on the 2nd floor overlooking the street. The room itself was big, with fridge and coffee maker. There were a lot of good TV channels, although the TV itself was a bit outdated. Everything seemed clean and worked properly. I found the location good as well - it took me 5 to 7 min to the beach and about the same to downtown. The breakfast was ok as well - 2 kinds of juices (cranberry and orange), some pastries, bananas, waffle making station, bread, etc. They even have a breakfast room which was the first for me. Internet worked, even though they told me it was just enough to check e-mail (which is all i actually needed), i was able to watch a movie online! All in all, it is a very good deal for the price in the area, i would definitely stay here again. And if they change TVs, i'll give them 5 stars next time :-)

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Soquel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We spent 2 nights at Ocean Pacific Lodge--which we've done many times before. We had a room with a king size bed. Everything was clean. Was Very impressed with the shower--a huge shower! (I'd love to have 1 at home!) Like the fact that the Motel is so close to the beach and the Boardwalk and restaurants. The staff were very helpful and accommodating.

Room Tip: A room on the 2nd floor facing the pool is always night. The king size beds are always cozy.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is the best hotel we have stayed in whilst looking for a home here. There is tons to do if you come on holiday and all the staff we have encountered have been very helpful indeed. The rooms are clean and there is maid service every day if you want it. If not you can just go and ask for a fresh towel or what ever you need. The pool is great too (they supply the towels)
The walls are a little thin but as there is a no noise policy after 10 pm and they make it work. Its nice to support a family -run business too. The parking is a bonus - its free.
We will be staying here again I see people complain about the noise here - all they had to do was call the night porter and he stops it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The room smelled bad. Carpets were worn. The furniture was stained and beat up. The heater didn't have a grill and was full of debris/the knobs were clearly filthy.
When your neighbor showers, it sounds like a jet plane landing in the building. The walls are thin. (they do provide a set of ear plugs, though). Ha.
On the flip side, the girl that checked us in was friendly and patient until we requested to move after the first night because of the odor. She had a little melt down and said THIS IS THE LAST TIME...(our first and only request to move) I guess because the room had already been cleaned and she assumed they would have to clean again but we weren't even in our room all day so there was no need to clean again. Good location. Close to beach and boardwalk.

Room Tip: We looked at several rooms which is what you need to do. The 1st floor has lots of pets. The 2nd f...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bothell, Washington
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40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

We spent one night at Ocean Pacific Lodge on a road trip. We had a room with two queen sized beds. When we walked in, there was a faint smell of paint so it seemed the room had been recently updated. The room was clean and fairly roomy. The big thing was a very large shower with two shower heads. It looked new and was very nice. However, if you need a tub, there is none. The sink is outside the shower/toilet room. It seemed low, however. Otherwise the room was great.

My one big concern was the free breakfast being offered. It is held in a room at the back of the hotel. My concern is with sanitation. The bread is left in the bag so you reach in to grab what you want wondering whose hand had been in there before. Worse was the big peanut butter jar that people had to stick their hands in to get peanut butter from as it was nearly empty. I hope the management will make appropriate changes soon.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Pacific Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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