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San Jose, California
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This motel was a pleasant surprise when I stayed there recently! Located just blocks from the famous Santa Cruz Boardwalk and pier! Rooms were spacious, quiet and equipped with refrigerators and coffee pots!! Balconies were nice as well as the in room wifi! Great seafood restaurants like Stagnaros and The Crows Nest are nearby! Also Charters for fishing or Sailing... More 

Thank Kurt L
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Gate Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kurt, we aim to provide a clean and comfortable stay for all our guest, so I am pleased to see that noted our efforts in this area. Thank you for your review, we hope you enjoyed golf! Hope to see you soon again next time you come by. Best wishes, Hotel Management More 

Reno, Nevada
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never felt so unsafe in a hotel before. Not only were there exposed electrical, the smoke detector was missing, graffiti on the trashcans, ants literally on the bed and the hot/cold was reversed in our shower. Not to mention the TV stand was broken, pain was pealing and there was no security latch on the door. It was super... More 

Thank Reno_AL
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Gate Inn, responded to this review

Dear guest, we try very hard to make our guests stays as pleasant as possible and it is always a disappointment when we learn one of them has left with a less than first-rate experience. We work with pest control experts regularly to ensure this does not happen. Furthermore, we check and clean all the rooms prior to guest's arrival.... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Fully equipped with microwave , fridge and coffee facilities iron and ironing board,air con , tv with approx 900 channels.very dated , bedding was full of cigarette burns, leak in ceiling , dusty, close to broad walk which is closed until 2017, staff friendly , no safe available

Thank Gina J
1 review
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We went to Santa Cruz for a wedding and got a discounted rate. Motel was clean a little loud because next to road but not a bad place. Could use a little sprucing up and a towel bar in sink area but would recommend if on a budget.

Thank Laura C
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
Reviewed August 30, 2016

August 5 came to see Yand t AT THE boardwalk. very nice show. that's more than i can say about the motel room. The place stunk of smoke and first thing i notice the toilet was broken. I called the front desk and the guy from the desk and the cleaning lady showed up. but the did not fix the... More 

Thank petervagenas
2 reviews
Reviewed July 30, 2016

This place smells like a dirty stinkin ash tray. When we arrived...our room was freshly smoked in (found weed all over the floor and a towel bunched up behind the door) by an employee and the manager seemed very unaware of anything that was going on in his motel. The fridge leaked all over the floor, other tenants yelled and... More 

Thank Jacob B
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Second stop on our road trip was Santa Cruz. We stayed here for two nights and were very happy. Rooms were very nice all well equipped, surrounding area was very peaceful. The location was great with just a short walk to the Boardwalk and 15 minute walk into town. We had a nice view of the Boardwalk from out room.... More 

Thank willie_corcoran6
Patterson, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed April 22, 2016

We booked this room because it was withing walking distance to the boardwalk. Pros: Close to boardwalk speedy check in/out good cable channels fridge/microwave( that had no plate iniside) Cons: Our non-smoking room smelled as if someone was smoking right in the room The bed sunk in Bedding was not comfortable at all Stained carpets There was hair all over... More 

Thank rkfan211
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41 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016

This place is right on the river walk and an easy walk to the famous Boardwalk. The location is also central to nearby downtown. The room was large, modern, clean and nicely decorated. The best feature was the wide balcony with the nearby Big Dipper Roller Coaster in the background. The bed was quite comfortable and warm when the weather... More 

Thank Lanny B
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2016

Room 28 is spacious with a balcony and small bathroom. Very large comfortable bed. Coffee machine and supplies, fridge, microwave, iron, TV. Good wifi. 5-10 minute walk to the boardwalk. It was fairly inexpensive ($63 excluding taxes). Fine for 1 night. Reception area was unmanned when I entered. I was immediately struck by the smell of curry. I rang the... More 

Thank Graham R
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Ocean Gate Inn

Address: 111 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5115
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $67 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Ocean Gate Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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“1st floor is parking area, 2nd and 3rd floors are rooms. Room 21 has a view of the back of the boardwalk!”
 of 5 bubbles robynabc, Nov 30, 2013 | Read review
“Search else where”
 of 5 bubbles 136EstherC, Aug 3, 2012 | Read review
“Our room overlooked the Boardwalk and you could hear all the Traffic. Very noisy during the day and early evening.”
 of 5 bubbles cruiseralmary, Jun 27, 2012 | Read review
“Ask for ocean facing balcony!”
 of 5 bubbles wnsind, May 5, 2011 | Read review
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