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Ocean Lodge

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Point of interest
Point of interest
Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non-Smoking w Sofa Bed | Down comforters, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
Budget Double | Bathroom | Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer

Overview of Ocean Lodge

Ocean Lodge

2.0 star property
City-center motel within easy reach of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

334 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet friendly
  • Internet access
  • Free WiFi
  • 24/7 front desk
1015 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge services

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 27 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Wharf - 3 min drive
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park - 4 min drive
  • Monterey Bay - 5 min drive
  • University of California, Santa Cruz - 6 min drive
  • Mystery Spot - 7 min drive
  • Capitola Beach - 7 min drive
  • Roaring Camp Railroads - 12 min drive
  • Rio Del Mar Beach - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 20 min drive
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 41 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 45 min drive


  • Jack In The Box - 6 min walk
  • Mariannes Ice Cream - 1 min walk
  • McDonald's - 2 min walk
  • Taqueria Los Pericos - 8 min walk
  • Starbucks - 4 min walk

About this property

Ocean Lodge

Ocean Lodge puts you within a 10-minute drive of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay. Guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, mountain biking, and scuba diving. Also, this motel is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from Capitola Beach. Fellow travelers like the location.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:30 PM - midnight
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Free bicycles nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Multilingual staff


  • 2 buildings/towers


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls


  • Limited housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Cleaning deposit: USD 200.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 10.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 35.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 35.00 (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 30.00 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Ocean Lodge Motel Santa Cruz
Ocean Lodge Santa Cruz
Ocean Santa Cruz
Ocean Lodge Motel
Ocean Lodge Santa Cruz
Ocean Lodge Motel Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Does Ocean Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ocean Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ocean Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Ocean Lodge?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 30.00 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of USD 100.00 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ocean Lodge?
You can check in from 3:30 PM - midnight. There's a charge of USD 35.00 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 35.00 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Ocean Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and sailing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours and segway rentals.
What's the area around Ocean Lodge like?
Ocean Lodge is in Westside Santa Cruz, a short 1-minute walk from Ocean Street and 9 minutes' walk from Pacific Avenue. Travelers say this motel is in a good location.






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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Dora, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Someone was vomiting outside the hotel room in the middle of the night.
Steven Constante, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Enrique, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Flat pillows, room smells like cigarettes. The bathroom was clean, the housekeepers were friendly . For one day -one night stay is okay nothing fancy but definitely the pillows need to be replaced.
Martha, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Luis, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Michelle, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

This property was conveniently located, room was comfortable. My only complaint was no coffee pot. Lol.
Wendy, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Was great especially the shower, but if one complaint would be lack of a/c paying the price we did!
Julie, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jazmine, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Reena, 1-night trip
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