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335 Riverside Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States of America – Show map
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Fax/Photocopying
Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
From 2:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 8 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 10 per night when using existing beds.
Extra beds are not available.
Cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
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.
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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 218 reviews
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Just across the street from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this pet-friendly hotel offers a continental breakfast. Wi-Fi and parking are included.
Score from 71 reviews Good
Located within a 5-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach, Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, this Santa Cruz inn features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool.
Score from 395 reviews Good
Just a short walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this California motel features free parking and easy access to a variety of local attractions. All guest accommodations include free Wi-Fi.
Score from 153 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
Easy access, good reception, cute motel
The water tasted really bad; no bath;what's wrong with the plugs? There weren't enough plugs for the equipment of the room! Impossible to put on the left lamp!; the cable of the coffee machine was too short; no hair dryer...
The room was nicer than expected. Good mattress.
We had a late check in and our room wasnt wiped down. Had splash spots on the mirror and kid fingerprints in the room. Was offered a rag with disinfectant. And told maintenance workers were the only ones in the room that morning.
The staff was very good. Good room for the price.
Bed bugs. Even when showing staff my bites and asking to change rooms because of the problem they declined and got offended that I even said anything. So now I'm stuck in a room for the next week while being attacked by bed bugs. Great.
peace + quiet, good bed, small refrigerator, nice shower, working cable tv, courteous service, convenient location
buildings are situated on slanted + uneven ground, making walking dangerous, especially with the concrete rims surrounding parking lot; the door didn't seem secure as there was space between frame + door, suggesting previous break-in
I like how it is a walking distance from the sta. cruz beach boardwalk. It is also a walking distance from a convenient store which is good because you can go there anytime you want to buy some food to eat. Service is good. If I come back and visit at Sta Cruz again I would still choose to check in and stay at Big Six Motel again.
Outdated facility in need of maintenance
Easy walk to Boardwalk and Wharf
Bathroom, Entrance Door in poor state of repair. Staff had little or no command of English and showed lack of interest.
- Wi-Fi did not work - TV did not work - smells bad in room - no fresh towel on next day - not cleaned up on next day - door get not open proper - needs a renovation! --> next time i will safe my money and sleep in car before to take this motel again!!!
location to beach and downtown
board walk is 2 blocks away
minor fixes in the motel
The wife was very rude! When I didn't hear her she started yelling, plus she was speaking in another language which wasn't really good especially I was the guest here. No manners at all and really bad customer service so wouldn't recommend it to any people whatsoever! This place had a coackroach, bedbug that's really gross! Facilities not maintained and really wished that me and my family didn't stay at this place! So disappointed when I couldn't cancel it even when I got there because everything was really disgusting. Disgusted with the owners bad manners, cockroaches, bedbug, and everything! How could the motel industry passed this place for inspection especially being so close to the tourist attraction of Santa Cruz! Motel industry give this place an inspection? It really needs it.
Customer service sucks. ....and it was very duty never again would i stay there!!!
Pool wasn't working. The place smelled really bad. And our front door was broken, took 20 min just to open it!
first room offered had leaking tap part of the time no hot water (may be an incident) In general, very disinterested staff pretending extremely limited fluency in English Pool was closed for no obvious reason
It was close to the boardwalk and the Coconut Grove, where we were attening a 50th birthday party of a family member.
the sheets were clean but the floor hadn't been cleaned. there was old trash. and the cockroahes!!!
The daughter was really nice and our booking.com reservation showed up instantly, the mother however was rude and tried to take 20$ see straight up from us. She said $10 "smoking deposit" and we'd get it back in the morning after the room was checked. We gave her a $20 and she threw a fit when we asked for change. She insisted she just keep the $20 and would give it back in the am. We had just paid in cash and a ten dollar bill was literally right next to her hand. She finally gave us the ten after much arguing. We were never given the WiFi password either.
microwave and fridge provided quiet effective air conditioning Really good location Good shower Nice people Comfy beds
Poor wi-fi making it mostly unusable. Coffee replenished but no creamer Only one available socket on an already over-stretched extension cord. Shabby decor
5 minutes walking distance to the boardwalk
The room was very dated, the room was not very clean and Wi-Fi unstable.
Best deal on strip at that time 5 min walk from boardwalk.
It is close to the attraction park by the beach but so are the rest of the motels. That is about it.
Room was dirty and non-smoking rooms seemed to have the Cracatoa inside. Towels provided were dirty Unfriendly staff. During our check in, the manager mentioned that a prior coupled checked in thinking they had a reservation there (they did not, theur reservation was in the Motel next door) a fact that the manager new as it did not had its reservation. The managar mention to us that it was not its problem so it took the couple's money, did not tell them that they had not the reservation with them and obviously, as they stayed in the wrong motel, they were charged in the correct one for a no-show. We were flipping out that the manager was telling us this and having a laught about it!
I loved how close it was to the boardwalk and other activities.
When I went to check in, the miss who helped me was rude. The room had an off odor and it was muggy inside. Also during check in , I was told numerous times "no smoking" and I had told the owners MULTIPLE of times that we won't.
We liked the location and the quiet room.
Very dirty and run down, spotty Wi-Fi, toilet clogged.
Very close to the Boardwalk, walking distance to bars/nightlife and restaurants.
Shower was like a fire hose coming out of the shower head, literally hurt to stand under it. And because it was so powerful, everything in the bathroom got wet. Old furniture and mis-matched chairs. Very very small room for the price. Parking is very limited!!
Location is only good thing about this place
Dingy room, not enough towels for number of guests, dangerous staircase, exposed electrical sockets, unpleasant staff (shhshing small children outside playing), 1 roll toilet paper 4 3 people staying 3 days...REALLY! Scammed...stated kids are welcome and free I was charged over$300 for 4 kids under 8 years old. I WOULD NOT STAY HERE AGAIN IF IT WAS FREEEEE!!!
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