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“The Crappiest Hotel in America” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Ocean Gate Inn
Ranked #45 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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“The Crappiest Hotel in America”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2005

This is possibly the worst hotel ever! The sink was broken, the tub didn't work, there was only 6 tv channels and no clock, service was crappy, just an all around terrible place. Please look somewhere else!

  • Stayed June 2005
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  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2005

This place did not even have a clock in the room! So, if you wanted to get up early, you had to use their 'wake up call'. They also want to make sure you are still there every day since I had to have my key-card reactivated every night when I returned to the room. And the continental breakfast consisted of a small cup of coffee and a pre-packaged Danish that they handed you. Ironincally, this was probably the best thing about the stay. And, I saw no one around there who looked like the person shown in the picture standing at the front desk. Take your time, spend a little more money and look around for some other place to stay in Santa Cruz!

  • Stayed March 2005, travelled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2005

This hotel was over priced and a dump. First of all our room that was supposed to be ready was dirty, smelt like urine and had not been cleaned on time. We were then given the room next door which smelt bad, burn marks on the bath tub, stains on the bed!! , shortage of towels, we went and purchased Lysol and sprayed the whole room and yet had the most uncomfortable stay ever. THANK GOD WE ARE HOME!!!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2004

Yikes ! ! This place should be closed, placed on a flatbed truck, hauled to the beach,
set on fire and floated off into the sunset! The only use of this structure is as a beach bonfire. Very, very disappointed.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2004

We had an unpleasant stay. This motel is pretty old and is in serious need of a renovation. The elevator had loose parts, the buttons were missing so we decided to take the stairs instead. The room stank of smoke even though we had asked for non-smoker. Cigarette burns were all over the bathroom sink. The drapes were sagging and falling off the hooks (held in place with tape) allowing no privacy from the busy street. The balcony door would not shut properly. All in all way overpriced for such a dump. Outrageous weekend rates. For what we paid we could have stayed at a decent B&B in the area.

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Additional Information about Ocean Gate Inn

Property: Ocean Gate Inn
Address: 111 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5115
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Ocean Gate Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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