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“BIG ROOM! ” 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 #18 of 52 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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“BIG ROOM! ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We drove down from Washington with our two dogs and wanted a hotel close to the beach that didn't break our wallets. We took a chance on this hotel and were pleasantly surprised.

The room was HUGE, the bed was comfortable (King), the shower was also HUGE, and the ambiance was nice. There were only two downsides. The room was literally right across from the pool entrance and there was $30 per dog, per night fee! We take our dogs everywhere with us so I'm used to paying a pet fee..... but that is TOO much. My dogs create less mess than most kids.

We decided to stay in Santa Cruz two more days before heading back home and found another hotel (Seaway Inn) that worked much better for us.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

A great place to get a night's sleep. Staff very nice, rooms clean, yes, even the bathroom. The bathroom and carpet has been recently updated so felt good walking barefoot. A short walk to the beach and a short drive to downtown. I'd stay agin for sure

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Quite costly for what is on offer and had to pay extra for bike hire at the Lodge, when at previous Hotels bikes are free to use. Noisy fridge, although staff provided ear plugs. Breakfast was ok, some fruit as an option would have been nice. Room was clean. Staff seemed quite strict.

Stayed August 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Ocean Pacific was our first stop after a long airplane drive. Stephanie kindly checked us in and started our vacation off on the right food. She sent us off on the West Cliff Walk/Drive (we walked) which gave us a view of the ocean and allowed us to stretch our legs. Beautiful in the evening and in the morning. She recommended "515" as a place to go and it fit in with the old Hollywood/Beachy theme, like the hotel. An easy walk along the Cliff, and a quick walk to the Boardwalk where things were happening! We're more the quiet Cliff type people, but the perfect location of the Ocean Pacific Lodge made everything you'd want to do in Santa Cruz a short walk away. Also, a Trader Joe's is very nearby in case you need to stock up on some groceries, which we needed to do before our trip to Yosemite.

The rooms were clean and again, beachy. Simple, fresh, and ready, even early.

We went to the Seabright Cafe for breakfast before we left the next morning. A great place, open early, but remember it doesn't take credit cards.

The staff was friendly, offering great meal suggestions for a quick but scenic overnight stay in Santa Cruz!

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Found this on a travel website and wasn't sure what to expect. But wow! This is more than a hotel, its more of a boutique type hotel inside the rooms. The rooms were beautiful and clean! The beds were incredibly comfy with super soft sheets! We walked a few blocks to the pier. We loved this place! I wanted to return this summer but the rates were pretty high. So we'll keep looking for another great rate since we would love to return.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The date to this review is wrong. We haven't stayed here in awhile but anytime my husband and I visit SC we always stay here. We found this hotel while we were dating and it's been a memory to us lol. We love the jetted tub in the room, the rooms clean, it's not far from downtown and the boardwalk. Also the people who work there are very nice.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The front office staff was amazingly nice..Which seems to be a rarity these days. Close walk to the beach.. safe and well lit parking lot...We will definitely be staying here again in the near future.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ocean Pacific Lodge

Address: 301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 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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