Ocean Pacific Lodge
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- 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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... because Clint Eastwood was its mayor for some time). It was a pretty drive and were off the highway and bypasses Salinas. Into Monterey , find our lodgings then dinner at the old fisherman's wharf after a walk along the water front. Lovely end to the day. Monterey Bay harbour is just full of boats, thousands of them of all different shapes and sizes. I do not think we have seen so many in one place at one time.
A drive to Point Lobos ...
... as always to the wharf – I think we are pier and wharf experts: and when you bike out you can already hear them underneath you the California Lion Seals…. They actually were very active… we saw them lazy drifting in the water, playing and jumping around. A lot of fun to see them so close in the water… especially with hundreds and hundreds of cormorant birds… we saw ...
... out. Marine scientists found out that for some unknown reason, there are 60 to 70 year cycles of sardines in the area.
... needed a few things. Again, reorganized!!
Spent 1 day and 2 nights here. Would have stayed longer, but there were no openings for the weekend. The first day went to the ocean for an hour or so. Went back to have lunch and after decided I would lay down for a bit and watch the ocean. I fell asleep and didn't wake up until 6ish. Yikes, just in time to eat ...
The weather was rubbish to start the day. It was cloudy and not very warm, we all wore our jeans or leggings! We went to Cannery Row in Monterey. In the 1920s millions and millions of sardines were caught in Monterey and put in cans for sending round the World. In the 1940s, the fish disappeared and all the canning factories closed down. They were left to go derelict until they were renovated in the 1970s. The famous author John Steinbeck was ...