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    Ocean Gate Inn

    111 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5115
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    Overview
    • Excellent1%
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    • Terrible54%
    10 Aug 2017
    “OMG VILE”
    7 Aug 2017
    “2 1/2 star motel”
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Family Rooms
    Business Centre
    Private Balcony
    Breakfast included
    1.5 Star Hotel
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    1 - 5 of 52 reviews

    Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

    However much you might think this place is a bargain and even if just for one night DO NOT STAY HERE!!! It's the most disgusting filthy smelly and actually dangerous place we've ever had the misfortune to stay. Just gross. Yes it's walking distance to...More

    Thank Ruth J
    Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Gate InnResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Ruth, We are very sorry to hear that our hotel did not appeal to you, and that you did not enjoy your stay with us. We pride ourselves on providing clean, comfortable, great value accommodation in this area, and we are sorry that our...More

    Reviewed 8 August 2017

    I read a lot of negative comments here and at first, I was pretty skeptical but we've seen some worse motels out there and sometimes one's need is not the same as the others so we took the chance and booked one night stay. Here...More

    Thank Paul L
    Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Gate InnResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Paul, Thank you so much for taking the time to detail your stay with us so thoroughly. We are happy that you recognize that our motel is suitable short stays, and that it was suitable for your needs. We appreciate you being so candid...More

    Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

    We will never stay again. If I could give a place a negative rating I would. It was so dirty, we weren't even sure if anyone was going to come and clean our room while we were there. It stunk like pot in the hallway...More

    Thank Misslisa813
    Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Gate InnResponded 4 weeks ago

    Dear guest, we are very disappointed to read your comments. there should not be any smoking at all in that room, we apologize that was not the case. Furthermore, our staff should have been more proactive resolving this issue. Please know that we are bringing...More

    Reviewed 9 July 2017

    Absolutely the worst hotel / motel I've stayed at in California. Where to start, room was dirty and STICKY, Floor was gross, Balcony was filled with cob webs that obviously hadn't been cleaned in some time. Hotel made us pay for wentire stay at checkin,...More

    Thank csilerjr
    Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Gate InnResponded 12 July 2017

    Thank you for choosing to stay with us for the special occasion of your wife's birthday, we are very sorry to hear that you had such a poor experience. Your room does not sound as though it was made up to the normal standard that...More

    Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

    Stay away. Overpriced by 50%. Room stinks like bad cleaning products. People walking the halls look like hookers and drug attics. Super bummer to book on Booking.com and know what it's like to try and unwind on the booking- sadMore

    Thank Gregg B
    Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Gate InnResponded 25 June 2017

    Hi Gregg, We are very sorry that you did not thoroughly enjoy your recent stay with us. We are surprised to hear that you felt our rooms were overpriced, we feel that we provide great value. We are disappointed that our hotel was not better...More

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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
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    • Price range
    • USD 64 - USD 223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 25
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    • Santa Cruz
    • Also Known As
    • Ocean Gate Hotel Santa Cruz
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