Ocean Lodge

Ocean Lodge

1015 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
+1 831 423 8945
R1 908

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based on 5 reviews

Ocean Lodge
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ProviderNightly total
Hotels.comR2 440
ExpediaR2 707

About Ocean Lodge

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
Located in Westside Santa Cruz, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Wharf and Monterey Bay. Mystery Spot and University of California Santa Cruz are also within 6 mi (10 km).

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Standard rooms(R2 707)
Standard Room
2 queen beds

2 queen beds


R2 707/night

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Double rooms(R1 908 - R2 440)
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R1 908/night

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R2 440/night

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Amenities at Ocean Lodge

  • Business centre
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Disabled access
  • Concierge service
  • Beach access

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Designated smoking area

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Express check-out
  • Concierge service
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Wi-Fi
  • Fan
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free toiletries


  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Things to do

  • Eco tourism
  • Beach access

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Reviews of Ocean Lodge

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3,1 Poor
Pros:The price but after this horrible experience I will invest more money but do not revival this bad experience.
6,0 Okay
Pros:low price and close proximity to city features
Cons:Broken shower head, room was well worn and broken in..
2,0 Bad
Cons:I paid over 200.00 for one night in a room that had no air conditioning, the sink leaked, staff was not friendly, and there were no amenities whatsoever. Overall cleanliness was terrible,
3,1 Poor
Pros:Location is the only thing positive this place has going for themselves.they provide plenty towels. I wouldn't ever put this on my last resort list.
Cons:No AC Rude staff Never answered the phone so I had to walk to front desk every time to reach them. Drug addicts walking up to your room high as a kite talking jiberrish. It smelled horrible & was basically a trash dump with trash bags thrown around everywhere.
2,0 Bad
Cons:This was the worst experience we have ever had and we travel a lot. The lady was so rude she actually walked out to our car to make sure we weren't hiding kids or other people in it. When we told her we didn't appreciate the way she was talking to us she laughed and said get out then but good luck getting your money back. I was shocked I asked to talk to her manager and she said she was the manager. My husband said let's go to me and she actually followed us outside trying to antagonize a fight. I was really confused and couldn't understand how a business can treat people like that. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER AND IT WAS OUR ANNIVERSARY
2,0 Bad
Cons:Water damage and black mold in room, abandoned mattresses in parking lot. Rude front desk help.
2,0 Bad
Pros:Literally nothing. At first it seemed like a cheap, nice place, but once we got here the $44 turned into $74 and we were not quite sure where the extra $30 was charged from, especially since they did not provide us with the "free wifi" password.
Cons:It took 10 minutes to decide this was the wrong place. On the outside it looked super SKETCHY. The STAFF live in the space behind the lobby so upon entering you can hear them CURSING and YELLING behind the wall. They are the RUDEST people I have ever met & the UNDENIABLE SMELL OF WEED is not very masked by the in-your-face incense & the actual rooms are not much better. The FREEZING, "nonsmoking" room was drenched in the SMELL OF CIGARETTES, but this, strangely, was not the worst part. The VCR & other appliances were from the 90's or farther and played ONE CHANNEL. The walls & paint were covered in HOLES and a terrible paint job. The "white" BATHROOM WAS YELLOW and didn't even have a shower curtain. In addition the bathroom door didn't work. The pillows and sheets had holes and fuzz stuffing falling out and the neighbors seemed to be BANGING ON WALLS & doors in the 10 minutes we were there. In that short time, I never rid the feeling that the knocking was actually a hooker come to spend the night, as the room gave that whole "CHEAPEST RESORT FOR CASUAL SEX" vibe. Because they didn't have another open one bed room that we could breathe in, and we were only there for a couple minutes, we expected some sort of a refund, but instead they left us WAITING AT THE FRONT DESK FOR 15 MINUTES after walking out on us while we were explaining the situation. The young man (who was easily 12 YEARS OLD) sent in his mother to YELL AT US for not liking the room and FORCE us to either "take or leave" another room, which seemed to be just as bad. Upon leaving (as fast as possible) we passed open bins of sheets in the parking lot obviously crawling with BED BUGS. TERMITE holes littered the establishment. On the other hand, the room, comfort level, vibe, and staff definetly was consistent.
8,2 Great
Pros:Small room, but included 2 queen beds as we requested and was very clean and well-stocked. We were pleasantly surprised to find the small refrigerator and microwave. The shampoo and stuff wasn't anything special, but there were plenty of towels, water cups, and more. We found plenty of parking and electrical outlets and wi-fi internet. The woman who greeted us at the front desk was great (although staff was not yet around when we were leaving at 7:45 am and their dropbox was well-hidden). It has a great location just off Hwy 1 and close to the U-Haul and Santa Cruz Diner and downtown. We were only there for one night, and it was great for that.
Cons:The refrigerator was so cold that our food froze, but I guess we should have checked that. I also was freezing all night since the covers on the beds aren't heavy, but didn't notice the thermostat was turned all the way down until the next morning. I guess they don't turn the heat on until a customer turns it on, which appeals to my environmentalist side!
2,0 Bad
Cons:Possibly the worst motel I have ever stayed at. No A/C, no screens on the windows,T.V. was broken, graffitti on the door, the room smelled. The whole place felt dilapidated. Neighbors flushed the toilet and burned me in the shower I will never stay there again
2,2 Bad
Pros:There was nothing good about this place besides it was sorta close to the boardwalk.
Cons:They had no air conditioning. The staff was rude. And the rooms looked so dirty. Showers were tiny. Guess you get what u pay for.


1015 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

What's nearby

  • Town Clock0.7 km
  • Mission Santa Cruz0.8 km
  • Cocoanut Grove2 km
  • Main Beach2.1 km
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History2.2 km
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk2.5 km
  • Pasatiempo Golf Course2.5 km
  • DeLaveaga Golf Course2.6 km
  • University of Santa Cruz Arboretum2.7 km
  • Santa Cruz Wharf2.7 km
  • Santa Cruz Harbor2.9 km
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum3.3 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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FAQs when booking at Ocean Lodge

  • Ocean Lodge is located at 1015 Ocean Street, 1,1 km from the centre of Santa Cruz. Town Clock is the closest landmark to Ocean Lodge.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Ocean Lodge.

  • Ocean Lodge is 43 km from San Jose. Ocean Lodge is 46,7 km from Monterey Regional.

  • Yes, Ocean Lodge is a pet-friendly hotel.

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Distance to city centre

1,1 km

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Nearest airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

43,0 km