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“Great Location” 3 of 5 stars
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Ocean Pacific Lodge
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060   |  
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Ranked #21 of 53 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Nothing special here except the price and location. The room was of average size, could really use some updating. The water was hot for the morning shower, the bed was hard, the hotel in general seemed a bit run down. Walking distance to pier and many restaurants, location was the reason we stayed here.

Room Tip: Second floor was relatively quiet given the noisy area.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We spent 3 days here and were pleasantly surprised at how nice this hotel was. I was a bit hesitant, based on some of the reviews I had read. Beds were good with decent bedding. Breakfast was good and the pool area was really nice, esp. For a 2 star hotel.
The best thing about it is the fact you are located within walking distance between the boardwalk and downtown. Parking can be expensive and difficult to find in SC, which makes waking a great choice.
Price was definitely right at $75 a night. SC in the fall is great... Fewer people, decent weather and great priced hotels.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Key Largo, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I was pleasantly suprised by this hotel. The picture with the bright blue really looks pretty cheesey and cheap, and does not do it justice, it looks much better in person. It was very close to wharf/boardwalk and overall a very good choice. Room was clean and everything worked. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Abilene, Texas
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19 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night on a drive along the coast. The property is older but well maintained. Rooms are a good size and directv gives better programming that most motels. It's just a block from the beach so it's a great location for a stay in Santa Cruz. And surprisingly quiet considering it was completely full during our stay.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Los Angeles
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114 reviews 114 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Stayed at the Ocean Pacific Lodge for two nights. It was an ordinary motel but was adequate for a short stay. Were able to bring our dog with us and he was just fine in the room. Great location close to pier. Hotel was quiet and easy to find - pretty close to downtown. Breakfast was just adequate - ran out of coffee on our first morning and wasn't re-filled. Arrived at 2:00 but hotel does not let you check in a moment before three so we had to dawdle about and return -- a bit annoying.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Nice location close to everything, plenty of parking and great value for money. Very clean and (surprisingly!!) great shower - really did punch above its weight as far as my expectations. Very close to pier and boardwalk which was good for our 1 night visit (though I wouldn't recommend spending anymore time in Santa Cruz but that ain't the hotels fault)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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11 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We got a couple of rooms for the Friday night of labor day weekend. The price was great, the rooms were clean and its within walking distance to the board walk and the wharf. The staff was very pleasant. It was very quiet. Overall a very pleasant experience.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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