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Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked on the Santa Cruz pier and stopped by at one of the many souvenir shops to pick up a Santa Cruz/ Pacific memorabilia and order ice cream. Lovely handcrafted blown glass figurines were being sold. There are many good seafood restaurants here and also quaint little curio shops selling miniature dolls. We also hung out around the fishing...

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Cocoa, Florida
Reviewed September 29, 2016

We were needing a hotel in Monterrey but they were all too expensive so we decided to try a cabin that wasn't too far. The drive through the country side was really nice, the cabin was very clean, the beds were comfortable, it just wasn't up to being modernized. This is fine for people that are use to this type...

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at this campground after arriving late one evening. Staff were great, they even helped us hook up because it was late and they could tell we were tired. Kids enjoyed the parks facilities and explored while we cooked up a big Aussie breakfast. After a day exploring it was nice to come back to the park...

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Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best trips we've ever taken.. we came with some friends for labor day weekend and I've never camped before but now, this is probably the only way I'll go camping or glamping.. we stayed in cabin 157.. we had a loft, mini kitchen, bathroom, tv, ac/heater and a queen size bed that was comfortable.. it...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

I have stayed at a lot of koa and this one by far brings me the best memories. My husband with our kids rented an airstream trailer. I have no words to explain how amazing it was. Had just right amount of privacy for a family when you're camping. Just the right amount of Kitch. I have been shopping for...

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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends who are all 21 needed somewhere to stay and found this place so we could explore Santa Cruz the next day. The wifi was excellent, the bathrooms were very clean and the camp site was spacious and really nice. Highly recommend for the price it was as it was affordable!

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Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

All the amenities you would want particularly for kids. Helpful, friendly staff. Why the two and why am I not a happy camper? We tent camp. The tent area is small and the sites are crammed together. My biggest complaint is the noise level at night. Though they suggest that quiet times are "strictly enforced," I had to sleep in...

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Cleveland/Sun City, United States
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a GR8 place to bring the family for a week or weekend. There is so much to do for families. The staff is wonderful and the park in nice and tidy. You great a wonderful greeting when you come in, to Robin asking you for a song or dance on your departure. If your have an RV, rent...

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Reviewed August 21, 2016

My family just got back from a very disappointing trip to this RV Park. We rented a deluxe cabin and were looking forward to sitting around the fire with our four year old daughter and make smores. When setting up our chairs I noticed the neighbor’s huge air conditioning unit within 3 feet of our chairs. After getting the fire...

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Santa Cruz, CA
Reviewed August 14, 2016

I didn't book in advance yet was able to get the 2 nights we needed at a high, reasonable for SC, rate. Our site was raked clean & trash was picked up at your site continuously. The restrooms were within easy walking distance and although I used handicap shower, which was large & clean, husband said normal showers were ok....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come join in the fun! Whether you want to relax at your campsite, join us for themed weekends and special activities, take a walk on the beaches or explore the variety of things to see and do in the Santa Cruz area, this KOA has it all. For a home away from home, try the camping cabins or fully furnished deluxe cabins - offering all the comforts of home and just a short walk or drive to the beach! Or stay in an Airstream travel trailer while you enjoy the pleasures of the California coast and experience all that this KOA has to offer. For the RVer, weve got full hookup sites, 50 amp service, pull-throughs, and free cable and Wi-Fi! Weve got the tenter covered, too, with sites conveniently located with picnic tables and fire rings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

Address: 1186 San Andreas Rd, La Selva Beach, CA 95076-9639
Location: United States > California > La Selva Beach
Number of rooms: 230
Also Known As:
Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay Koa Hotel La Selva Beach
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“"Kouples kabin" has double bed, rather than the bunks of other cabins”
 of 5 bubbles LausMac13, Aug 4, 2016 | Read review
“Stay in site 98”
 of 5 bubbles Jupitertrvl, Jul 15, 2016 | Read review
“Premium cabins are great, more like a mini house, brand new looking, calling them a cabin is a misnomer.”
 of 5 bubbles torenv, Mar 25, 2016 | Read review
“Airstream was fun or go for a cabin if you don't want to tent camp it”
 of 5 bubbles tdouglas, Feb 17, 2016 | Read review
“pick an RV sight near the bouncing pillow if you have kids. If you want quiet, ask to be as far from that pillow as possible. If you want to swim, ask for a site near the playground. If you have a dog, try to be near the beach shack.”
 of 5 bubbles Vallianm, Apr 21, 2015 | Read review
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