Ocean Lodge - Santa Cruz

1015 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 2 stars
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Ocean Lodge - Santa Cruz


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Kitchen facilities



Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Sports activities

Golf course

Pets allowed


The 2-star Ocean Lodge is set just 2.0 km from Wilder Ranch State Park, University of California at Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Main Beach. Since 1978, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Santa Cruz.

The city center is about 20 minutes on foot.

The property enjoys convenient location within a 45-minute drive to Mineta San Jose International airport.


There are 30 individual rooms appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a writing desk, a wardrobe and a ceiling fan. The rooms come with private bathrooms featuring a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy a meal in Finns Coffee and Santa Cruz Diner, which are located in a historic area, just about 5 minutes’ walk from Ocean Lodge.


The hotel offers free self parking, a vending machine and a designated place for smoking and such services as 24-hour front desk, ironing service and concierge service.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   30.

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  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Children are welcome
  • No elevators
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course


  • Housekeeping

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Fluffy down duvets


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 12 years
Extra bed USD 10
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1015 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    1.2 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
  • Marianne's Ice Cream
    40 m
  • Santa Cruz Diner
    130 m
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    2.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Ocean Lodge photos Room
Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:TV

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.1 km

Sport related

  • Veterans Memorial Building600 m

Shopping areas

  • Pacific Avenue900 m
  • Pacific Garden Shopping900 m


  • Boardwalk Photos1.9 km
  • Surf Bowl Cafe1.9 km
  • Cocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf1.9 km
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk1.9 km


  • Kids on Broadway700 m
  • McPherson Center800 m
  • Museum of Art and History800 m
  • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center800 m
  • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz900 m
  • First Night Santa Cruz900 m
  • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt1.0 km


  • Parks and Recreation Dept500 m
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Park600 m
  • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation1.0 km


  • Viking Hall500 m
  • German American Hall500 m
  • Holy Cross Parish Hall700 m
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium1.0 km
  • Portuguese Hall1.1 km
  • Cayuga Vault1.1 km
  • Calvary Parish Hall1.2 km
  • Pacific Cultural Ctr1.3 km
  • Louden Nelson Community Ctr1.4 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz1.0 km
  • Goodwill Industries1.1 km

Golf courses and Country clubs

Local attractions

  • Santa Cruz Wharf1.9 km
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach2.0 km
    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
  • UCSC Arboretum2.7 km
    1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk2.1 km
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History2.2 km
    1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

Near the hotel

  • Museum of Art & History820 m
    705 Front St., Santa Cruz
  • Cave Train1.1 km
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Mission State Park1.1 km
    School Street, Santa Cruz

Restaurants nearby

  • Marianne's Ice Cream40 m

    Address: 1020 Ocean St
    Phone: 831-458-1447

    84% likes this, based on 114 reviews

  • Finns Coffee60 m

    Address: 1104 Ocean Street

    65% likes this, based on 46 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Denny's430 m

    Address: 1515 Ocean St
    Phone: 831-426-4628

    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: GBP 1 - GBP 15

  • Santa Cruz Diner130 m

    Address: 909 Ocean St.
    Phone: 831-426-7151

    58% likes this, based on 150 reviews

  • Samba Rock260 m

    Address: 291 Water Street

    73% likes this, based on 26 reviews
    Price Range: GBP 3 - GBP 6

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:
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Ocean Lodge Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ocean Lodge

Average guest rating

5.4out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 20 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple

    Bed bugs, mean workers

  • Single

    The price and ease of the location

    It was a bit run down. The room was small and the bathrooms needed updating. But for the price it was just fine.

  • Couple

    The Staff was great, made me feel like family. After checking in, KP took his time and helped us plan our day. We did not feel rushed or as if we were a burden. He really understands customer service, and how to treat guests.

  • Family with children

    It was clean and close to dining and coffee. Rooms were clean.

    Rooms were very small, no closets. Very expensive for this type of room.

  • Couple

    It was quiet and clean even though in need of updates. Staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Couple

    Manager tried to respond to the problems we encountered.

    We had to move twice to find a tolerable room. The first room wasn't made up after last use. The second was heavily smoked in & the outer door lock didn't work. The third room sink didn't drain plus other problems shown in photos, such as bathroom vent fan broken, shower door won't latch, sink leaked on floor, paint peeling, drapes not wide enough, etc.

  • Couple

    Front desk gave us a great recommendation for dinner, turned out to be fantastic. Across the street from the best coffee shop I've ever been to.

    Loud neighbors with late hours (not the hotel's fault), shower area could have been cleaner

  • Family with children

    I can't say. It was the most I have ever paid for a motel, and it was the shabbiest place I have ever stayed. 175$ a night for brocken door, brocken sink, spiders in the bathroom and rust on the fixtures! Worst hotel/motel experience ever!

    Everything this place was a total joke. I felt ripped off!

  • Group of friends

    The sheets were wonderful! Room was clean & comfortable for the price.There was no coffee or continental breakfast, but there was a great cafe across the street.

  • Single

    This was the worst value for money out of all of the hotels that I have stayed in during my life (I'm 81 so that's a lot of hotels). The cost of 368.63 for three nights (Sat, Sun, Mon) was excessive when viewed from the lack of comfort. Only one lamp out of two by the bed worked. The bathroom sink was mounted in a cabinet with one door missing, with the exposed hinges gaping. There were no hangers for clothes. The walls were whitewashed or painted white on plaster, no decor at all (could have been a prison). The location was quite far from the beach or the town of Santa Cruz proper, so location was not of great value. During my second day the room card key failed and the maid at first didn't want to admit me, although she had seen me occupying the room. The person at the front desk who had checked me in and taken my credit card said "Oh, are you staying over?" Did she think I had paid an exorbitant sum for one night in a prison room?? Finally, on the last day, Monday, I left the room around 7am and first returned about 5:30 pm to find that the room had not been made up!! This is the bad motel located on Ocean Street, there is another quite good one a few blocks North on Plymouth St.!! Unfortunately it was full.

  • Older travelers

    the price

    The shower dripped constantly.No air conditioner. The television remote did'nt work because it was missing 1 battery. There was no hot water at the wash basin.

  • Single

    The only thing good about this motel, it was close to the bus line.

    I hope that all National 9 motels are not like this one. I had to stay for 7 days because it was Non-refundable. The Proprietor was rude and has no social skills. Since you do not want complaints, I work for the State of ca and do lots of traveling. This was the first and last time I will stay in a National 9 motel. It was a nasty and disgusting place to stay. I have passed the word to my co-workers to avoid this motel chain. If you are interested in the horrible experience I had staying at this motel, please feel free to contact me by email and I will be happy to attach a copy of my complaint letter that I forwarded to the corporate office.

  • Couple

    This place was a dump! Broken cabinets, broken plaster, broken tile, shower water was cold then super hot, tv was manual, no remote, hard mattress, No bible. ( don't care, but every place in the world has a bible)! Clogged drains, broken curtains, cars parked on front doorstep. Huge money!

  • Older travelers

    Inexpensive (comparitively)

    Parking arrangement is ridiculous. Easily possible to get stuck in the parking lot.

  • Group of friends

    The room the services the ice machine the staff

How to reach hotel

hotel Ocean Lodge - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1015 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    1.2 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
  • Marianne's Ice Cream
    40 m
  • Santa Cruz Diner
    130 m
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    2.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms: