Ocean Lodge - Santa Cruz

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


On-site parking

Luggage storage

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area


Free shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool


The 2-star Ocean Lodge places guests abound 2 km from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. This hotel dates from 1978 and was refurbished in 2009.

The venue is 3.8 km away from University of California at Santa Cruz . The property is located within a 20-minute walk to the center of Santa Cruz.

Mineta San Jose International airport is situated within a 50-minute drive from Ocean Lodge.


Guests are offered 30 individual hotel rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi, satellite television, heating, a sitting area and a wardrobe. Room facilities also include a microwave, a dishwasher and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. The restaurant menu features American dishes. The lounge bar serves tea and coffee. Guests can enjoy a meal in Finns Coffee and Santa Cruz Diner, which are located in a business area, about 5 minutes’ walk from Ocean Lodge.


Ocean Lodge offers conference equipment, computer rental and printers to satisfy the needs of business guests.


An outdoor swimming pool and a golf course are available at the hotel.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   30.

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  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Children are welcome
  • No elevators
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Golf course


  • Free shuttle service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Free American breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Free breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Audiovisual equipment

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries


  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Down duvets


  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Data ports

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
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
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, California, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Marianne's Ice Cream
    200 ft
  • Santa Cruz Diner
    500 ft
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    1.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • City Center3700 ft

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  • Kids on Broadway2300 ft
  • McPherson Center2700 ft
  • Museum of Art and History2700 ft
  • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center2700 ft
  • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz3000 ft
  • First Night Santa Cruz3000 ft
  • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt3300 ft


  • Parks and Recreation Dept1700 ft
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Park2000 ft
  • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation3300 ft


  • Viking Hall1700 ft
  • German American Hall1700 ft
  • Holy Cross Parish Hall2300 ft
  • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium3300 ft
  • Portuguese Hall3700 ft
  • Cayuga Vault3700 ft
  • Calvary Parish Hall4000 ft
  • Pacific Cultural Ctr4300 ft
  • Louden Nelson Community Ctr4600 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz3300 ft
  • Goodwill Industries3700 ft

Golf courses and Country clubs

Local attractions

  • Santa Cruz Wharf1.2 mi
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach1.2 mi
    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
  • UCSC Arboretum1.7 mi
    1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk1.3 mi
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History1.4 mi
    1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz

Near the hotel

  • Museum of Art & History2700 ft
    705 Front St., Santa Cruz
  • Cave Train3800 ft
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Mission State Park3600 ft
    School Street, Santa Cruz

Restaurants nearby

  • Marianne's Ice Cream200 ft

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

    84% likes this, based on 114 reviews

  • Finns Coffee200 ft

    Address: 1104 Ocean Street

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

  • Denny's1500 ft

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

    Cuisine: American
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

  • Santa Cruz Diner500 ft

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

    58% likes this, based on 150 reviews

  • Samba Rock900 ft

    Address: 291 Water Street

    73% likes this, based on 26 reviews
    Price Range: USD 4 - USD 8

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

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

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Hotel Address:

1015 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 95060

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
  • Marianne's Ice Cream
    200 ft
  • Santa Cruz Diner
    500 ft
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    1.2 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
  • Number of rooms: