Ocean Pacific Lodge
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ocean Pacific Lodge Santa Cruz
One to avoid
Noisy, dirty, stained ceiling, broken flush on toilet - this is one to avoid. We stayed in 11 hotels on our recent trip to the US, having done our research on trip advisor and this was the only one that disappointed us.
Not well tended
Rooms aren't clean; stains on the ceiling, dark and dank, kids enjoyed the pool and breakfast. Needs a face lift.
Used to a great place to stay, property now seems neglected
This was our second visit. First visit was perfect. The property now just seems tired and neglected. Of course, location is great, pool was loved by kids. The entire facility just needs a good cleaning and the lino in bathrooms needs to be fixed. I agree with a fellow reviewer about the beds and pillows. However, I do like hard mattresses, so that didn't bother me - but know they are hard. As for the pillows, bring your own if you are particular as the room pillows are very, very flat.
Staff was pleasant and helpful. Breakfast is adequate enough to start the day.
We will probably look at other facilities before staying at OPL again. Hopefully these reviews will encourage them to make a few little improvements.
Won't go back
Are you people freakin' kidding??!! Based on your positive reviews, my sister, niece and I booked a room at the Ocean Pacific for this past weekend. Besides the good location, the room was sub-standard, especially for the $150.00 rate we paid. I could give you a long list of things we found grotesque, but suffice it to say, we played "name that stain" before we got up the nerve to get into bed. For the money, I imagine you could do better.
Very bad in many ways
The place really has the feeling that it's falling apart and the owners don't care.
We paid $121 for a single night. The toilet didn't work when we got to the room, and the manager said it would be fixed by the time we returned. It wasn't, and we complained again twice, but it was never fixed. No offer to move us, just a cold reply, "Well, I called the plumber!"
The ceiling was stained. The cabinets were missing handles. There's a major construction site across the street, with truck back-up beeps beginning at 7:30 in the morning (expect construction at least through the summer).
The beds were queens, and pleasantly firm, and the location is good. But the room was really dark, with a small window and inadequate lamps.
The free "breakfast" consisted of white bread and cold cerial, with a jug of milk. Later, they brought in some danish, but ran out of milk and bread and didn't have any more.
Loved the Ocean Pacific Lodge
The Ocean Pacific Lodge is terrific. Very reasonable, basic but nice accomodations, great location, terrific for children. I highly recommend it.
If you cant handle hard beds better not stay here
I wasnt sure about this hotel but based upon the reviews I decided to stay there....We were there this past weekend...Oct. 17-19....I have to say this a great location only being 2 blocks from the boardwalk. The staff was very friendly and the property clean...Although I didnt eat there I did get coffee the first morning and they had cereal, danish, cinnamon rolls, coffee, orange and apple juice and some kind of icee raspberry drink....very nice....the problem with this hotel is the beds are ROCK HARD!!!! and Im not exaggerating...my back is still hurting from those beds...My friend also complained about it and luckily they had enough extra pillows for my friend to be able to lay them out across the bed and put a down comforter blanket she brought which helped her sleep but did nothing for me...The person at the front desk told me that they recently purchased new mattresses and box springs and all of the beds are like that. Also, the pillows were awful. It took 3 of their pillows to match 1 of mine...The best thing that happened is we started out having to pay $99 per night down to $81 and it ended up being $55 per night...how that happened I dont know but I guess it has something to do with the timing I originally booked the room...Even though the price was great and it gave continental breakfast I just dont think I would stay there again specifically because of the hardness of the beds...I came home last night and slept like a log because of lack of sleep all weekend....However, if you can handle hard beds go for it...
OP is it!
You can't beat the Ocean Pacific Lodge motel for price and proximity to the wharf in Santa Cruz. Be sure to book ahead, as it is often full on weekends. The staff are pleasant and helpful and the rooms are clean.
A Great Location!
We really enjoyed our stay. Found the room to be neat, clean and attractive. Service was courteous and helpful. So nice to have a place only two blocks from the wharf in a nice part of town. We will recommend it to our friends. Also enjoyed all of the amenities (fridge, microwave, pool and spa.) Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Look no further, the Ocean Pacific Lodge is the place.
We were extremely happy we chose the Ocean Pacific Lodge. It is in a very convenient location, close to the wharf and boardwalk.
It is not fancy. Bring your own iron or hair dryer. They are not available in the rooms, but you can check it out from the front desk if you do not bring one.
The staff was very nice.
they have vcr and microwave so you can bring microwave popcorn and your own vcr tapes if you would like.
TripAdvisor Reviews Ocean Pacific Lodge Santa Cruz
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... luxury tonight, two rooms in a 4 star hotel.....I got a 'flaming hot deal' on this booking on line as a mystery hotel. But had to modify things a bit and upgrade to a larger room for 20 per night, then subscribe to the pool for another 25, so they try and get the money from you in other ways. Fortunately WiFi is included.
After our settling in process, and a complimentary welcome drink in the bar, we head out the ...
... Tomorrow we plan to go to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and from there we will see. Our plans have always been open so we shall see where the wind takes us. Until our next post! Take care!
NOTE: I have not included photos on this entry because I just do not have time to organize them all in one sitting. As soon as I have time I will upload the pictures we took on this particular leg of the trip and let you know as soon as I do so.
... 40 years ago. Ha ha! We drove over to the Cannery Row area (famous for their sardines, Winnie) and then walked back along the bay for a half hour stopping a few times for photos, and then back. Good exercise finally, and no trouble getting enough air! A nice bay, with a big marina full of sailboats and power boats and a busy, working fisherman’s wharf area, with lots of tourist restaurants. Went to Safeway to stock up on ...
... from MIR and our hard-working fearless leader Hing. Most of us spent well under an hour in the visa office, though the online application asked for every little detail of employment, education, every place traveled and what was had for breakfast over the last 20 years. We'll be in St. Petersburg and Moscow on the longest days of the year: looking forward to those White Nights!
... pair of decent binoculars to help me see... and there was lots to see, Not just the teeming birdlife, but also seals, sea lions, and the odd otter out in the ocean but close enough to see and recognise even without binoculars. The smell was pungent and quite revolting. A fine mix of bird poo and fish, I would think. Revolting. Having seen the finest sights one could wish for, we decided to go on towards Carmel, on the 17 mile Drive, which goes through Pebble Beach. Now, even ...