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500 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States of America – Show map
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Outdoor Pool (seasonal)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 3:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Up to two children under 13 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 10 per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 10 per night in an extra bed.
One child under 2 years is charged USD 10 per person per night in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 395 reviews
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Less than a 5 minute walk from the beach, this hotel is also less than 10 minutes from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and a 10 minute drive from University of California - Santa Cruz.
Score from 253 reviews Good
This 100% non-smoking motel is only 3 blocks from the historic Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk. The motel offers a daily continental breakfast and guest rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 449 reviews Very good
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is a 10-minute walk from this California hotel. An outdoor pool is on site along with rooms that provide free Wi-Fi and cable TV.
Score from 144 reviews Review score
The Ocean Gate Inn is ideally located in the heart of Santa Cruz. This hotel is just a short walk from the Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk, as well as downtown shops and restaurants.
Score from 106 reviews Review score
Beds were comfortable nice management,room was clean continental breakfast was good .Beach is very close 5min or more walk .I hope to stay again with my kids
Great location for the price.. Walking distance to the boardwalk..Very clean room and comfortable.. Loved the balcony above the pool! We will stay here again! Mountain mikes pizza delivers.. That's a plus :-)
It's on a one way street.. Which can't be helped and its on a busy intersection..
The house keeping staff was excellent.
Sam, the manager was terrible.
The condom that sat on the stairwell from the time I checked in was still there upon checkout.
Room comfort, room cleanliness.
the difficulty finding entry driveway. The free breakfast hours 7am to 9am are too short.
Room wasn't very clean, horrible facilities, laundry machine broken but no one mentioned that when I asked about it at check in. We had to move rooms because the first one smelled of horrible stale cigarettes even though it was a non smoking room, thin walls, bad location. Just seemed gross, we were very happy to leave and would not return ever.
Good location, cheap price, very clean
parking was limited, location had poor views
I liked the fact that the vehicles were not parked directly in front of the rooms. All of the necessary motel features were available.
Though it was a good value, I will try another offering next time. Booking had other offerings and I will try one of them.
Good distance from the Beach Boardwalk!
The heater in our room didn't work so we were cold outside and when we went inside...
It's fine for just a place to stay. They had a breakfast too.
value for money more then expectation clean room comfy bed my lil kid enjoyed heated pool in cold weather will come back
Location, Location, Location
Customer Service, they charged my card prior to check-in when I wanted the charges on a different card and claimed they could not do anything about it. I would have to contact Booking.com to get it fixed. What!!! There was only one working light in the room the other lamp was missing the bulb. I was told at the front desk there was nothing they could do about it because the management would not be back for 3-4 hours later. I would not stay here again.
hotel is clean breakfast had good stuff to eat comfortable bed nice room will be back
location, staff rude
My stay in touch lite was perfect helpful staff free breakfast was good I enjoyed my stay .
walking distance to downtown and boardwalk
dirty grounds and surrounding area. I did not feel safe for myself or my car. homeless sleepimng adrinking in the covered parking area.
the exterior needs a thorough cleaning; too many cigarette butts in the hallways; dirty stair wells.
I love the place
no long mirror in room two o four
Great location--in walking distance to the Boardwalk. Staff very accommodating.
Motel is very close to sea，Room is clean and the surrounding is quiet. Great value for the price.
The Motel wall is kinda thin and you can hear your neighbor talking.
Location: 5 minute walk to the beach, boardwalk arcade and 10 minute walk to town. Staff: polite and happy. Room: comfortable and clean. Good TV reception. Pool: clean and well maintained. Breakfast: good selection of either toast, cereal, yogurts, muffins and more.
Laundry: put one load of washing through and when went to get it, it was sopping wet. After ringing it out by hand and putting it in the dryer I put a second load on and discovered that once the washing machine filled up it did nothing until it emptied itself about 30 minutes later. This meant clothes in dryer hadn't been washed properly. Took ages for them to dry plus had to put second load through the dryer also as I was leaving the next morning to catch a bus. When spoke with the person at the desk he was aware of the problem just hadn't gotten around to putting an 'Out of order' sign on it. No offer of refunding the money I had spent to wet and dry my clothes. Still no sign the next day as I was leaving.
Pool view, balcony, sunset. Walk distance to downtown and to the beach.
The facility was clean and comfortable. Appliances were working properly. Based on reviews it was what we expected to see. We really like the location, which was an easy walk to the Beach Boardwalk and downtown.
There were cigarette butts outside the facility. It made the place appear "dumpy". It was strange, but the only trash bins they have was next to the soda machine, I had to walk all the way there to throw our trash away.
Close to the boardwalk. Easy to get to and out of.
Management, non American's. No rules or hours posted that was readable. Poor selection for breakfast and no attendant around. TV remote held together by scotch tape, no instructions for operation. No restaurants close by or list of those near.
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