Ocean Lodge

1015 Ocean StreetSanta Cruz95060USA
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About Ocean Lodge

Ocean Lodge offers classic motel accommodations near the Santa Cruz Monument and the Town Clock, with free onsite parking, free Wi-Fi access, and a complimentary daily continental breakfast.

All rooms are air conditioned and feature a balcony and a TV with premium cable channels. A refrigerator, microwave, clothing iron, and a hair dryer are all available upon request.

The motel features a season heated outdoor pool and a business center. Guests can also grab a cup of complimentary coffee or tea in the lobby area.

There are many dining options nearby, including Santa Cruz Diner, Denny’s, Buttery, and Laili. For a sweet treat, guests can visit Ferrell’s Donut Shop.

Ocean Lodge is located within two miles of the Santa Cruz Main Beach and Boardwalk, and three miles from the Mystery Spot and the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. The Henry Cowell Redwood State Park is six miles away.


1015 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, USA
Telephone: +1 8314238945 |

Top amenities

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

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Positive Reviews

Clean and Comfortable

Accommodations at National 9 are described as clean and comfortable. The arrangement and amenities are basic, but provide you with everything necessary for a comfortable stay. The rooms are well-renovated and feature up to date fixtures and appliances, including a nice TV, fast Wi-Fi, and strong air conditioning.

Pleasant Personnel

Aiming to make your stay as pleasant as possible, the staff is always quick and happy to assist you should any troubles come up. Guests said everyone they met was really friendly and accommodating.

City Central

National 9 is conveniently located a short and easy walk from the Santa Cruz town center. Guests liked having multiple breakfast options just across the street. In addition, the motel is close to both the main street and the highway, as well as easy to find. Of course, the beach is also only a short drive away, or a few miles walk if you’re up for it.

Negative Reviews

Basic Breakfast

The breakfast at National 9 offers a small continental breakfast, with only the basic items like coffee, juice and pastries provided. Guests thought this was a good pick-me-up but it’s not filling or energizing. In addition, there is nowhere to sit down and eat in the lobby, but you can take the food up to your room.

Limited Spaces

There is only a limited amount of parking onsite, and the lot can be full if you arrive too late. If you run into this problem, feel free to ask the staff and they’ll help you find an alternative option.

Dipping Pool

According to most reviews, the onsite pool is quite small, less suitable for swimming and best for a dip.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 551 reviews across the web
5.3 /10
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    5.0 /10
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    5.0 /10
  • hostelbookers
    6.7 /10
  • ebookers.com
    6.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    6.5 /10
5.3 out of 10 based on 551 reviews