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Motel Santa Cruz

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Free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, bed sheets, wheelchair access

Overview of Motel Santa Cruz

Motel Santa Cruz

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 2.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
370 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Beach Boardwalk15 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center18 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Cruz Wharf19 min walk
  • AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)42 min drive

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About this area

Santa Cruz

Motel Santa Cruz is located near the beach and in an area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach, while Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads are popular area attractions. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center are also worth visiting. With kayaking, sailing, and surfing/boogie boarding nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

What's nearby

  • Pacific Avenue - 12 min walk
  • Town Clock - 15 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 15 min walk
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center - 18 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 42 min drive


  • The Buttery Café — 7 min walk
  • Oswald — 9 min walk
  • Malabar — 9 min walk
  • Saturn Café — 10 min walk
  • Asti — 10 min walk

About this property

Motel Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz motel in Westside Santa Cruz, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
This motel features laundry facilities, free self parking, and free WiFi in public areas. All 62 rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and phones.
Motel Santa Cruz offers 62 accommodations. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Shower/tub combination


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV


  • Phone

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - midnight
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25.00 per pet, per night

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Property is also known as

Motel Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Motel
Motel Santa Cruz Motel
Motel Santa Cruz Santa Cruz
Motel Santa Cruz Motel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 25 out of 817 reviews
5 - Excellent 3%
Rating 4 - Good. 78 out of 817 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 130 out of 817 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 181 out of 817 reviews
2 - Poor 22%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 403 out of 817 reviews
1 - Terrible 49%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness
Does the job - place to crash for a night. Bed was comfortable, everything worked.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service
Wasn’t as bad as the reviews portray. Didn’t have weird homeless people hanging around that I saw but it’s was in good condition for the most affordable motel in Santa Cruz. Probably wouldn’t stay there again because there was some hairs in the shower, the water acted weird and the door has cracks at the top of it so any sounds from outside big or small I heard so I didn’t very well aside from the bad spring mattress. First CS lady I came across was very organized and polite didn’t fit the description to any of the bad reviews but the second was very scattered the few times I had to speak with her. I’d give the motel a 7/10 because I’ve definitely been to worse for more money. It’s a place to sleep so it served its purpose.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room smelled. The bathroom door would not shut. We had to prop the trashcan against the door to keep it from swinging open. Everything was old and worn. $180 for a room that should have been only $100 at most. I will never rent a room thru Expedia.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
All night was noisy and the dirty property needs maintenance
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
Convenient in middle of town. But noisy with Ocean street traffic.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021