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176 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 273 reviews)
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Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
24-Hour Front Desk, Daily Housekeeping, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
New Leaf Community Market (1.3 miles) Safeway (1.5 miles)
Trader Joe's (1.5 miles)
Ideal Bar & Grill (0.1 miles)
Ideal Bar & Grill (0.1 miles)
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children or adults stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years are charged USD 5 per night in a crib.
Extra beds are not available.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges 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 273 reviews
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Only a 2-minute drive from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, this California hotel features an outdoor pool, serves a daily continental breakfast and has rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Score from 361 reviews Good
This Santa Cruz, California motel features a seasonal outdoor heated pool and free Wi-Fi. It is 5.5 miles from the University of California Santa Cruz and guest rooms provide cable TV.
Score from 312 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 478 reviews Very good
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 137 reviews Review score
Room smelt a bit fusty, it just needed a good airing.
Good value, good position.
older property - not as soundproof as we would like
great location.....near beach; 15 min walk to downtown
Location, pets welcomed
The male in the office on Sunday nite. He seemed to talk with a slur when we called to see if he was ok when there was a guy in the office that looked like a homeless. We felt very uncomfortable.
The girls in the office working with us to get upstairs instead of downstairs.
The parking could be better. I had no problems but if you arrived late it was somewhat of a pain.
The staff is very friendly. The view was wonderful and location was perfect.
I loved the location of the hotel. In my opinion it was a better value than staying at a higher priced hotel next door. The staff was nice and so were all the guests. How can you be unhappy in Santa Cruz anyway?
Musty moldy old odor and decor
Room had sitting room adjacent plenty of space but not slot of views from 105
Staff seems very conscious of their "townie" role. Person manning the desk when we checked in was nice. Person at the desk when we checked out was somewhat sullen and not very helpful or forthcoming. Sheets had a very strong chlorine odor to them.
I like its proximity to the Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk and to downtown. Overall, the Seaway is nice enough but if it wasn't where it is I'd never dream of paying that amount of money on a "just okay" motel.
Location on the busy corner where a guest was killed crossing the crosswalk during my stay. Lots of police action at night on our street too.
Comfy Bed and clean
Wifi signal was quite poor.
Bed was very comfortable Location is excellent. It's only 1 block from the beach
Great breakfast....We enjoyed the cookies and beverages available all day. Close to wharf Boardwalk. Helpful and efficient reception staff. Friendly feel.
The roundabout streets are confusuing but not an issue with the Seaway Inn
Comfort, Good Coffee provided. Clean Room Sufficient towels Pet friendly. Close to the beach, close to the recommended Posta restaurant and the Harbor Cafe, which is pet friendly, close to the rcommended Santa Cruz Pier.
Would've liked a bigger bed
Loved the location right across from the beach and close to many little places to eat a few blocks away.
Great open glass door view of the ocean and pier. Comfy bed, clean facility Friendly staff, very accomodating
Like that there is micro and Fridge in room
Close to the pier with great food and a ocean sunset view. Beach was about a block away. Easy access and a great location.
The queen room was a little squashy and left us feeling a little claustrophobic with 2 adults and 2 kids.
The location was great and the staff were very accommodating and friendly. The internet was great too.
Location, price, cleanliness and very good mattress.
Comfortable, efficient use of the room considering its small space. Close proximity to wonderful coastal walk, the beach and downtown.
No dresser, limited counter space, and no window other than the door/wall facing the parking lot. Although you will be fairly near the sea, you will not see it from the room.
Attractive room, comfortable bed.
The price, convenient location, free wifi. I'm a local and I always stay here if I need a room for some reason. I like that it's not a chain (I don't think it is anyway)
The hotel looks a little shabby on the outside.
Everything was very nice inside the hotel, so don't worry about the sketchy exterior.
I was pleasantly surprised how nice this place was. Although the room was small it was very comfortable and clean. The breakfast was good as was the dining room.
Parking is somewhat slim...One staff member in the office seemed slightly annoyed every time I went into the office, but other staff members were very friendly and helpful...Rooms are a little dated, but not off-putting.
Location was close to the boardwalk and beaches...Pet friendly with a reasonable charge...Comfy bed
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