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Ocean Pacific Lodge

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301 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4922
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#22 of 53 hotels in Santa Cruz
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See why so many travelers make Ocean Pacific Lodge their hotel of choice when visiting Santa Cruz. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Ocean Pacific Lodge offers guests free wifi.

Plus, Ocean Pacific Hotel offers a pool, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove (0.5 mi) and Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse (0.5 mi), guests of Ocean Pacific Hotel can easily experience some of Santa Cruz's most well known attractions.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out El Palomar, Las Palmas Taco Bar, and Mutari Chocolate, which are some Mexican restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular state parks such as Wilder Ranch State Park, Mission State Park, and Seabright State Beach.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Ocean Pacific Lodge as you experience all of the things Santa Cruz has to offer.

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English, Spanish
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wolfsong88 wrote a review Nov 3
Sandys Parish, Bermuda88 contributions21 helpful votes
We had an excellent stay! We live in Silicon Valley and go to Santa Cruz all the time. Occasionally we stay overnight. We have tried a few places and I loved Ocean Pacific Lodge. I booked a room with two king beds and didn't realize that it was two rooms with a king bed in each room as well as a tv in each room. The bathroom and sink area separated the two rooms. This was a delightful surprise as I had forgotten my earplugs and my husband's snoring usually has us in two separate rooms due to lack of sleep on my part! The hotel actually had cute little bags in the bedrooms with earplugs so I might have been okay. The toiletries could have been a little better with shampoo and conditioner. There were shower caps, soap, shower gel, lotion. The bathroom had a huge jacuzzi as well as a shower stall and toilet. The sink area was outside of the bathroom which is always convenient when he is showering and I am trying to put on makeup. The room(s) were clean and everything worked. It was quiet. The beds were super comfortable. We went to sleep with me watching what I wanted on my tv and him in the other room enjoying the whole bed to himself watching what he wanted on tv. It was a great stay and it will definitely be the place we go to each overnight getaway we do. Some people I read complained about it being slightly outdated and overpriced. That is ANY coastal town for the most part. You are going to pay for the location. Santa Cruz is full of motels and inns. Everything is overpiced and for the most part, everything looks like it needs a major facelift. Ocean Pacific Lodge is in a fantastic location as it's a short walk to the wharf and boardwalk and a short walk downtown. You are in a good middle place that feels safe. It's easy to find and to get in and out of. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: We were on the 3rd floor in the middle. 2 King beds with 2 separate rooms.
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Response from , Owner at Ocean Pacific Lodge
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest: Woo hoo! Thank you so much for leaving us a PERFECT SCORE REVIEW!!! I am thrilled to hear your high praise! It makes me happy to see that you and your husband had a great stay at Ocean Pacific Lodge. Thank you so much for your kind words regarding our spacious rooms, excellent amenities, and our convenient Santa Cruz location! Your wonderful comments are highly appreciated by all of us. Also, a big thank you for highly recommending our hotel. Much appreciated! We really hope to be a part of your future trips. Take care! Make sure to book directly at TheOceanPacificLodge.com for the lowest rates available online. And please do sign up for our newsletter so we can keep you in the loop with room specials, and local events. Naomi, General Manager, Ocean Pacific Lodge
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SleeplessinSD wrote a review Jul 2020
San Diego, California319 contributions174 helpful votes
What this had going for it was the obvious cleanliness, though that came at a cost of heavy disinfectant odor. Our room was otherwise underwhelming. Guests were not even allowed to set foot in the lobby, which I assume was the fault of the pandemic, though it felt unfriendly. The location is good, but Santa Cruz looked dispirited and somewhat grim.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from , Owner at Ocean Pacific Lodge
Responded Jul 28, 2020
SleeplessinSD: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry that your stay wasn't up to par. I apologize about the disinfectant odour. We have implemented various precautionary measures to protect our guests and staff against the coronavirus, which might have some minor effect on your experience. We hope you can give us another chance next time you visit Santa Cruz. Remember to book directly at TheOceanPacificLodge.com for the lowest rates available online. And please do sign up for our newsletter so we can keep you in the loop with room specials, and local events. Naomi, General Manager, Ocean Pacific Lodge
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Ron Crandall wrote a review Mar 2020
Reno, Nevada186 contributions34 helpful votes
This is a really cool place to stay...The bed was comfortable, room was big, a short walk to the pier and boardwalk.... the staff is friendly and helpful....parking was great... the pool and jacuzzis look inviting....1 block to 7_11...
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from INNsight, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Pacific Lodge
Responded Mar 23, 2020
Crandall60: Thank you for the PERFECT SCORE REVIEW!! Our staff is honored to receive your glowing recommendation. I am happy that you liked our comfortable and spacious rooms, our convenient location, along with other facilities and amenities! We'd love to host you again if you come to Santa Cruz soon! Remember to book directly at TheOceanPacificLodge.com for the lowest rates available online. And please do sign up for our newsletter so we can keep you in the loop with room specials, and local events. Naomi, General Manager, Ocean Pacific Lodge
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Kristin wrote a review Feb 2020
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We arrived after a secure booking through the motel front desk to discover my reservation was cancelled,randomly, mistakenly, by manageement, the day I booked. I was told, "these mistakes happen." Fortunately, there was a room available, but already I am feeling insecure. No reduced rate was offered. The second night my 25 year old son, a professor in China, myself, a university professor, and an Ocean Pacific Lodge neighbor who walked by and struck up conversation with us, spoke in whispers and at low volume while my son smoked his tobacco pipe on the outdoor area. The night worker came by and told us we were being disturbing. This was a designated smoking area and we were very quiet. I laughed, due to the absurdity, and the curiously frightened little man threatened to kick us out, he said, because I laughed at the preposterous policing. He walked by us repeatedly. For no reason. Excessively upset and continually threatening. My son is 6'3" very good looking long haired man and the neighbor was a good looking young black man. I think the man felt as if rejected by the "cool" crowd. That was the behavior. And by the way, you cannot kick guests out of paid lodging if they are in no way being disturbing. I am a 54 year old woman with a disease. I move slow and absolutely demand quiet in my travels. This night worker was so absurd. Like the unpopular high school kid who feels power with a gun. He isn't a balanced person. This was night worker on Feb 1, 2020. The location is great and I would return but the employees are chaotic and unorganized and I consider one to possibly have clinical mental disorders. Environment extremely hostile. Disappointed as I liked the room for price and location and I travel a lot.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from INNsight, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Pacific Lodge
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Kristinm: The disturbance that our employee was referring to was the smoke. If you look at the terms and conditions section on the overview page of our website, you can see that our hotel is 100% smoke-free and we do not have designated ‘smoking areas.’ We enforce our policies across the board, and I assure you the enforcement of our policies has nothing to do with a guest’s height, age, ethnicity, occupation, hairstyle, or physical appearance. While I vehemently disagree with your condemnation and description of our professional staff, you are entitled to your opinion. I apologize for the mix-up during check-in. Mistakes and human error can happen, and unfortunately, this was one of those times. However, I am happy that we were able to easily accommodate you in an available room. I am very pleased to know that you found your room, our convenient location, and our excellent rates to your liking. I do hope you give us another chance to earn your loyalty. We would welcome you back as a guest of our hotel any time you are in the area. If you do choose to stay with us again, be sure to book your next stay on TheOceanPacificLodge.com to find excellent deals and the lowest possible rates. Thank you for staying with us. Naomi S. General Manager Ocean Pacific Lodge
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Jeremy M wrote a review Nov 2019
Saint Cloud, Minnesota14 contributions3 helpful votes
Clean carpeted floors. Plenty of room for a family of 5. Rollaway beds are the nicest/most comfortable ever according to my teenager. Beyond FRIENDLY staff. Accommodating. Good communicators and professional. Did I say clean? Shower was huge! Would definitely stay there again with our next trip to Santa Cruz. 5 STARS!!!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from INNsight, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Pacific Lodge
Responded Nov 19, 2019
Midwestman2018, Wow! Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review!! Hearing how much you enjoyed your time with us makes my day! I appreciate all the love and positive remarks that you’re sending our way regarding our hotel, amenities, and our helpful staff. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us. It's definitely a boost for us every time we read positive reviews like this. We can't wait to have you back for another visit! Make sure to book your next stay on TheOceanPacificLodge.com instead of OTAs and get excellent deals at the lowest possible rates. Thank you for staying with us. Naomi S. General Manager Ocean Pacific Lodge
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PRICE RANGE
$95 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Cruz
NUMBER OF ROOMS
57
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Pacific Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Pacific Lodge?
Nearby attractions include West Cliff Drive (0.04 miles), Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center (0.2 miles), and Kaiser Permanente Arena (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Pacific Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Pacific Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Ocean Pacific Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Pacific Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Picnic Basket, Saturn Cafe, and Ideal Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ocean Pacific Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Ocean Pacific Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Santa Cruz.
Are pets allowed at Ocean Pacific Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ocean Pacific Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Pacific Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Davenport Jail (9.8 miles).
Is Ocean Pacific Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.