Motel Santa Cruz

Motel Santa Cruz

370 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
+1 831 458 9220

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based on 726 reviews

Motel Santa Cruz
Sat 13/8
Sun 14/8

About Motel Santa Cruz

  • Motel Room
    You’ll have direct access to the parking lot
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free
Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ocean Street and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.

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Standard rooms($270)
Standard Room
no bed type specified
no bed type specified


$270 totalSnaptravel
Double rooms($100 - $516)
Double room
1 king bed

1 king bed



$100 totalKAYAK
2 double beds

2 double beds



$204 totalExpedia
2 double beds

2 double beds



$232 totalFINDHOTEL
King rooms($148 - $517)
King room
no bed type specified
no bed type specified


$148 totalPriceline
no bed type specified
no bed type specified


$148 totalKAYAK
1 king bed

1 king bed


Queen rooms($270 - $597)
Queen room
2 queen beds

2 queen beds


2 queen beds

2 queen beds



$283 totalSnaptravel
2 queen beds

2 queen beds



$314 totalTraveluro

Amenities at Motel Santa Cruz

  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Health and safety

  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mobile hotspot device
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Adapted bath
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Microwave
  • Restaurant
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Family rooms
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Sofa
  • Landmark view
  • Telephone
  • City view

Services and conveniences

  • Wake-up service
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour front desk

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Washing machine

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Fold-up bed

Things to do

  • Beach access

Reviews of Motel Santa Cruz

MediocreBased on 726 verified guest reviews

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2.0 Bad
Pros:Nothing good to say about this place.
Cons:Water pressure was bad, water temp. fluctuates, rooms are dirty, smell like cigarettes, out dated, place is falling apart, and service isn't that great either.
2.0 Bad
Pros:Bed was too big for room so you couldn't even get to the bathroom without climbing over the web. Spent $180 which didn't included continental breakfast. Room only had two towels and one little bar of soap. I can't help but few ripped off.
2.0 Bad
Pros:Location was the only good aspect of this motel.
Cons:Room was.small, dark and dingy, tape covering the holes in the door. No shades on lamps, noisey neighbors, bed wasn't comfortable. We would NEVER stay there again!!!!! DONT DO IT!!!!
5.7 Passable
Pros:Nice location was walking distance to the boardwalk abot a mile walk there, so we drove. The staff was polite and no deposit required. Has Smoking rooms, which is a major bonus, and pet ok.
Cons:Well bring your own bedding, the room was kinda cleaned but questions on bedding, I used my own. The police patrol the motel which I wasn't bordered although crime may be high, not sure. Homeless people around because of a 711 store across the street, but again not bothered by, I wouldn't recommend this motel for kids, because there's no pool, alot of weed smoke and potheads, and rooms are small. But if you're going as a couple and not super picky its not bad. I've stayed here before was about the same.
2.0 Bad
Pros:Absolutely nothing
Cons:The staff was rude, the room was the worst I've ever seen, the grounds were filthy and delapidated at best. People live at this dump. If I had to choose between sleeping in my car or renting a room at this motel I'd absolutely sleep in my car. Steer clear folks, it's that bad.
5.1 Passable
Pros:It's walking distance from good restaurants and boardwalk and couple miles from downtown. Very close to the university also
Cons:Cockroaches in the room, bugs that bites during the night, couldn't regulate water in the shower
3.7 Poor
Cons:This hotel was not at all what was reflected in its listing. Yes, it had a king bed (with cigarette burns in the spread), but very little room around it. There was a hole punched in the bathroom door, the blue counters has ugly white caulking in all the corners. Outside amenities included 33 gal garbage cans on each of the walkways, anti-jimmy plates on the door, a clientele that immediately caused my fiance to say that she would NOT step out of the room alone, the aroma of pot smoking in the air, and the gate to Ocean St having a heavy chain and padlock. I found it totally unacceptable and demanded the reservation be cancelled (after a 1/2 hr arguement) and moved to another motel though because of the last minute arrangements we incurred significant additional costs. The room was nothing like the posted photos or the pamphlets in their lobby.
2.0 Bad
Cons:The mattress was old; the room and everything in it was old. There was no elevator. The rate was cheap so all the young drunk kids get a room there and screamed at each other until 2:00 in the morning. At that time another guest came out and screamed at them to shut up and called the police while standing in front of my window. I didn't take a shower because I just wanted to get the hell out of there.
3.7 Poor
Pros:The staff was friendly, the walk to the boardwalk was only about 15 minutes, you can leave the car parked and walk around as long as you don't mind a 1-2 mile walk each direction.
Cons:Besides being bare bones (no provided towels, no furniture aside from beds, no covers on the light fixtures) the rooms were disgusting. The entire motel is run down and the room stunk, the bed sheets had debris in them when the blankets were first pulled back, and the walls were covered in graffiti. I would never have agreed to pay almost $100 for the room had I seen it prior to swiping my card. Pay a little extra to stay somewhere else. The kindness of the staff doesn't clean the bedding or get the horrendous smell out.


370 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

What's nearby

  • Town Clock0.9 km
  • Cocoanut Grove1 km
  • Main Beach1.1 km
  • Mission Santa Cruz1.2 km
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History1.2 km
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk1.5 km
  • Santa Cruz Wharf1.7 km
  • Santa Cruz Harbor1.9 km
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum2.5 km
  • State Lighthouse Museum2.5 km
  • University of Santa Cruz Arboretum3.1 km
  • DeLaveaga Golf Course3.1 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Motel Santa Cruz

  • Motel Santa Cruz is located at 370 Ocean Street, 1.1 km from the centre of Santa Cruz. Town Clock is the closest landmark to Motel Santa Cruz.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Motel Santa Cruz.

  • Yes, Motel Santa Cruz offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Motel Santa Cruz offers free parking.

  • Motel Santa Cruz is 43.9 km from San Jose. Motel Santa Cruz is 45.6 km from Monterey Regional.

  • Yes, Motel Santa Cruz is a pet-friendly hotel.

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Distance to city centre

1.1 km

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Nearest airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

43.9 km