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Oceana Inn Santa Cruz

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Lexington, Oregon
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Had no idea about the deposit, was informed on check in -- put it on a different card. (they did cancel/refund/whaetver by later the day of checkout) but, you need an extra 100... We were in a smoking room...hard wood floor, second story...different. The bed was more homey and less hotel--I liked that. The in room "free" wifi was HORRIBLE...

Thank Dawn M
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Don't stay here! The management is by far the rudest I've ever encountered in my life. The owner decided she wanted to curse me out, because I did not want to pay the $100 deposit for damages! Which! By the way! Was unknown until I tried to check in! I couldn't even get a refund! This hotel ended stealing my...

2Thank lem97
San Diego, California
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Beware of this place. The staff is super rude and the rooms are old and dirty. The area of the motel is sketchy but the is some decent restaurants within walking distance. Make sure you check out before 11 or they will charge you extra, even if you're 5 minutes late. Oh, if you have friends visit, even if they...

2Thank jennymac39
Kansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here after our reservation at the hotel across the street refused to let us park our trailer in the lot. Got the room as a walk in, and it was actually cheaper than the other place!! The room was basic and definitely dated, however, with a few updates, it could be wonderful. Balcony room was...

Thank Erin H
West Covina, California
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I'm very sorry to say that this Hotel wasn't what was promised and not worth the money. It was a disappointment and my family couldn't believe we paid so much for our stay and it was a trouble hotel. The hotel was a magnet for shady people. The people staying there look like they were using the hotel for housing(...

2Thank cactisuzy
Redding, California
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This was one of the cheapest motels we found in the area. It was in a very good location. It was a 10 minute walk to the downtown area and it was easily accessible by car. For the price, we got a clean room with wi-fi, cable, in-room coffee, fridge and microwave. Breakfast was basic and was available for only...

Thank joselyn2015
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

I have read some bad reviews, however staff have been very friendly, room is clean and has fridge, micro, coffee and bed is comfortable. Wifi is great & Restaurants nearby are good. Anyone expecting more for the price lives in fantasy land. Would definitely stay here again.

2Thank Garry M
Santa Cruz
Reviewed 23 April 2015

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1Thank Keith S
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 22 March 2015

While not fancy, our room was very clean and quiet and everything worked properly. The inn is close to downtown, great cafes, groceries, restuarants and the beach. I stayed on a spring break weekend with my son as we were in town for a college tour of UCSC.

1Thank 87DeadHead
California, Maryland
Reviewed 29 January 2015 via mobile

The room is old, smelly and the shower is stupidly built, you cant use it easily and probably end up wasting alot of water just by figuring out how to get warm water. Staff was rough by calling you in the morning at 8 asking if you want to stay for another night as they wonder why we still havent...

3Thank h h

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • 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 95060-6601
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: RM301 - RM1,036 (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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“the back was quiet, but no wifi...course I guess you're not in santa cruz for the room really...”
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