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Oakland, California, United States
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a budget hotel with minimal amenities. The beds aren't very comfortable, the TVs are old and there's no complimentary conditioner or lotion in the bathrooms. They offer bare minimum comforts and necessities, but they are extremely cheap and located conveniently near the wharf and boardwalk. If you don't need much, and just want a place to crash, then...

Thank Dianah R
San Francisco, California
Reviewed September 17, 2016

The place was ok for a 2 star hotel but CUSTOMER SERVICE was REALLY bad! We stayed for 1 night with a toddler. After watching TV for 10 minutes it imploded. First we thought it was a short circuit in the hotel until we started smelling something. I checked the TV and there was smoke coming out the back. I...

Thank marlenestoeckl
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We were slightly unsure after reading some reviews. Worry not. We had a great stay in a lovely clean room with newly fitted bathroom. Check in staff were friendly and helpful. Plenty of parking and in easy reach of the boardwalk and centre of Santa Cruz.

2Thank TommyC217
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed August 15, 2016

This place is disgusting. I don't know if it was mildew stains or live mildew in the plastic shower basin, I only know it was blackened. I don't know if the comforter was stained with grime or if the grime was still fresh, I only know it was too foul to lie on. I was on my hands and knees...

1Thank tomopper
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Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I rented 2 rooms for some friends and I. We were going to a wedding. I didn't like it at all. When I got out of the shower my hairdryer started a fire when I turned it on. Then when we went to bed my heater did not work. So needless to say I didn't enjoy my stay. Tried to...

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Bay Point, California
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We loved the location and speed of check-in. Some of the rooms have balconies but they do cost extra. We smoked on the balcony only, with the door completely shut each time, yet we were harrassed upon check out being accused of smoking inside the room. The guy literally ran his finger across the ragedy dresser (btw), checking for ashes...

5Thank KaijaG
Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Do NOT stay at this run down hotel.they STOLE our$100 deposit saying they found hair on the carpet and we brought a pet into our room..we did NOT have a pet!!!room smelled awful,stains on the bed, dish towels in the shower (Luke warm water) white bread and jelly was there "continental"breakfast. At all costs DO NOT STAY AT THIS DUMP.....

5Thank scott w
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

This is not the Hilton so don't expect the Hilton. This is a very low budget motel held together with blood and sweat. The check in process was quick. They honored the price line price. Walking distance to several great restaurants and c-stores. Pool on property, small breakfast in the AM. Microwave and Mini Fridge in room. AC works well...

1Thank williamrB1169UU
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed March 26, 2016

We just stayed one night because this hotel is too dark and cramp for us, carpet look old in the room, reception area small as well as the breakfast area. For the same price, we got a better hotel near the boardwalk, so just do your homework before booking budget places. Outdoor pool is small and supposed to be heated...

1Thank Draxxzo
Nelson, Canada
Reviewed January 26, 2016

Check-in was strange; they wanted a large damage deposit on the charge card, which I refused to provide. Rather than let me walk, they waived it. The room was adequate at the price, but the TV didn't work - we were not going to use it much, so did not bother to complain about it. No soap, but we had...

2Thank CarPilot
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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Oceana Inn Santa Cruz

Address: 525 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $65 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Oceana Inn Santa Cruz 2*
Number of rooms: 55
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Also Known As:
Oceana Inn Santa Cruz Hotel Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Travelodge
Travel Lodge Santa Cruz
Travelodge Santa Cruz
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“It is still smart to check out the hotel first before booking which takes only minutes”
 of 5 bubbles Draxxzo, Mar 26, 2016 | Read review
“Try for a renovated room.”
 of 5 bubbles CarPilot, Jan 26, 2016 | Read review
“boycott this motel”
 of 5 bubbles lazarusi, Dec 20, 2015 | Read review
“room 250 has a nice balcony and view of ocean ave”
 of 5 bubbles MikedaGoat, Nov 9, 2015 | Read review
“the back was quiet, but no wifi...course I guess you're not in santa cruz for the room really...”
 of 5 bubbles Mrs_Dawn_K, Sep 1, 2015 | Read review
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