Motel Santa Cruz

370 Ocean DriveSanta Cruz95060USA
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About Motel Santa Cruz

The Motel Motel Santa Cruz is a simple, pet-friendly accommodation choice that offers well-equipped rooms and a central location in Motel Santa Cruz. The Motel Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a 15-minute walk from the motel.

A cable television, microwave and refrigerator come as standard with all of the guestrooms at the Motel Motel Santa Cruz. The air conditioned rooms also feature a telephone, ironing equipment and hairdryer.

Free Wi-Fi is accessible in all areas of the building, while on-site parking is available at no additional cost. The motel also provides a 24-hour front desk and laundromat for convenience.

For a place to eat, a range of highly rated and diverse restaurants are within walking distance of the motel.

The Nickelodeon Theatre is less than 15 minutes away from the motel on foot. The Motel Santa Cruz Wharf is a 25-minute walk, while West Cliff Drive can be reached in ten minutes by car.


370 Ocean Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, USA
Telephone: +1 8314589220 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Convenient to roam Santa Cruz

Whilst the Motel Santa Cruz's neighborhood was often lambasted, the location of the accommodation was seen as convenient as a base from which to explore Santa Cruz. With a central position close to many restaurants, shops and attractions, the motel is also within walking distance of the popular Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Spacious and free on-site parking

If you are traveling to the Santa Cruz area in your own transport, it should be noted that the motel provides ample on-site parking for its guests. In addition, the parking is inclusive with all stays.

Rooms well-equipped

Although the exclusion of an in-room coffee maker was seen as disappointing, some former visitors were pleased that their accommodations at the Motel Santa Cruz came equipped with a microwave and refrigerator.

Negative Reviews

Cleanliness a major concern

For virtually all past guests of the Motel Santa Cruz, cleanliness was a big problem. Mold in the bathrooms, pungent smells, sightings of bugs and general hygiene issues have all been reported on more than one occasion.

Small, outdated and distressed rooms

Whilst its exterior appearance apparently shows promise, many previous visitors lambasted the condition of the motel's rooms. Along with being small and featuring dated amenities, the overall state of the rooms is also described as way below an acceptable standard.

Noisy and uncomfortable area

Various former guests noted that their comfort at the Motel Santa Cruz was often disturbed by outside interference. With a local convenience store positioned opposite the accommodation, noise can supposedly be very bothersome at all times during the night.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1549 reviews across the web
4.2 /10
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4.2 out of 10 based on 1549 reviews