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Ocean Pacific Lodge
Ranked #22 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
California
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Great location, very decent hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

We spent 3 days here and were pleasantly surprised at how nice this hotel was. I was a bit hesitant, based on some of the reviews I had read. Beds were good with decent bedding. Breakfast was good and the pool area was really nice, esp. For a 2 star hotel.
The best thing about it is the fact you are located within walking distance between the boardwalk and downtown. Parking can be expensive and difficult to find in SC, which makes waking a great choice.
Price was definitely right at $75 a night. SC in the fall is great... Fewer people, decent weather and great priced hotels.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

I was pleasantly suprised by this hotel. The picture with the bright blue really looks pretty cheesey and cheap, and does not do it justice, it looks much better in person. It was very close to wharf/boardwalk and overall a very good choice. Room was clean and everything worked. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Newark, Delaware
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night on a drive along the coast. The property is older but well maintained. Rooms are a good size and directv gives better programming that most motels. It's just a block from the beach so it's a great location for a stay in Santa Cruz. And surprisingly quiet considering it was completely full during our stay.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

Stayed at the Ocean Pacific Lodge for two nights. It was an ordinary motel but was adequate for a short stay. Were able to bring our dog with us and he was just fine in the room. Great location close to pier. Hotel was quiet and easy to find - pretty close to downtown. Breakfast was just adequate - ran out of coffee on our first morning and wasn't re-filled. Arrived at 2:00 but hotel does not let you check in a moment before three so we had to dawdle about and return -- a bit annoying.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Nice location close to everything, plenty of parking and great value for money. Very clean and (surprisingly!!) great shower - really did punch above its weight as far as my expectations. Very close to pier and boardwalk which was good for our 1 night visit (though I wouldn't recommend spending anymore time in Santa Cruz but that ain't the hotels fault)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Jose, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

We got a couple of rooms for the Friday night of labor day weekend. The price was great, the rooms were clean and its within walking distance to the board walk and the wharf. The staff was very pleasant. It was very quiet. Overall a very pleasant experience.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Exactly what the title says. I'm not comparing it to The Ritz-Carlton so I'll give it a thumbs up considering it's Santa Cruz and California (which tend to be pricey). But the room was clean, service was great, ***'and *** best of all they enforce a strict silence policy after 10pm so you don't have to worry about rowdy neighbors. If you cant afford to stay at a hotel for $250/night then this a great choice. Oh yeah, free parking on site. Walk to wharf and boardwalk. Rent bicycles across the street.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Ocean Pacific Lodge
Address: 301 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4922
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
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Ranked #22 of 54 Hotels 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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