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Ocean Gate Inn

2 stars
Santa Cruz, CA
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rate per night

Thu 5/23
Fri 5/24
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Standard room
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Double room

About Ocean Gate Inn

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Situated close to Santa Cruz Metro Bus Station, Ocean Gate Inn provides guests with a convenient base when in Santa Cruz. It is located a short stroll from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Santa Cruz Looff Carousel and Roller Coaster.

There are a variety of facilities on offer to those staying at Ocean Gate Inn Santa Cruz, such as a lift, a vending machine and a 24-hour reception.

All the rooms at the hotel provide a refrigerator, plus all the essentials for an enjoyable stay. They are also fitted with a microwave and a hair dryer.

The location of Ocean Gate Inn permits convenient access to many tourist attractions. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is a short stroll away.

Latest deals for Ocean Gate Inn

Thu 5/23
Fri 5/24
Standard room
1 king bed
1 king bed
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King room
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Double room
1 king bed

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at Ocean Gate Inn

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Internet
  • Hairdryer
  • 24hr front desk
  • Increased accessibility
  • Beach access

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Shower chair
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Raised toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Air-conditioned
  • Heating


  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Microwave

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • River view
  • Telephone

Services and conveniences

  • Wake-up service
  • 24hr front desk


  • Balcony


  • Iron and ironing board

Things to do

  • Beach access

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Reviews of Ocean Gate Inn

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8.5 Very good
Pros:Good value. Friendly desk staff Close to the beach in Santa Cruz Nice room--bed, furniture, plumbing, air conditioner all in good condition Flat screen TV and internet
Cons:No pool
8.0 Very good
Pros:Good tv, comfy beds, nice pressure for showers
Cons:People around the area, lots of hookers
5.4 Fair
Pros:Great location, enjoyable walking distance from the boardwalk, good value, and the service is very friendly for what I expected! Fridge and microwave in the hotel room which is nice! Overall would book again on a budget trip.
Cons:There was lots of cigarette burns in our smoking room which is expected but it made the bed more uncomfortable to sleep in. My boyfriend didn't want to use the bed blankets but I used them anyway and felt itchy all three nights! I regretted it immediately. Room wasn't cleaned after the first night unfortunately but we weren't messy. The maid was cleaning our neighbors room the 3rd day, but they happened to leave their Pepsi drink in our room! I think the maid's child left it there? They were playing in the other room while it was getting cleaned.


111 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

What's nearby

  • Cocoanut Grove0.4 mi
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History0.5 mi
  • Main Beach0.5 mi
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk0.7 mi
  • Santa Cruz Wharf0.8 mi
  • Town Clock0.8 mi
  • Mission Santa Cruz1 mi
  • Santa Cruz Harbor1 mi
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum1.3 mi
  • State Lighthouse Museum1.3 mi
  • University of Santa Cruz Arboretum2.1 mi
  • DeLaveaga Golf Course2.1 mi



Check in anytime after 3:30 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Ocean Gate Inn

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Cheapest month to stay with an average 32% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 130% rise in price.
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Top tips for your stay at Ocean Gate Inn

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Ocean Gate Inn, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and January.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Ocean Gate Inn, plan to stay on a Tuesday or Monday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Ocean Gate Inn was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $100, while the most expensive was $137.
  • How long should you stay at Ocean Gate Inn? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Ocean Gate Inn

  • Where is Ocean Gate Inn located?

    Ocean Gate Inn is located at 111 Ocean Street, 0.9 miles from the center of Santa Cruz. Cocoanut Grove is the closest landmark to Ocean Gate Inn.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Ocean Gate Inn?

    Check-in time is 3:30 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Ocean Gate Inn.

  • Does Ocean Gate Inn offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Ocean Gate Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Ocean Gate Inn offer free parking?

    Yes, Ocean Gate Inn offers free parking.

  • How far is Ocean Gate Inn from the airport?

    Ocean Gate Inn is 27.7 miles from San Jose. Ocean Gate Inn is 28 miles from Monterey Regional.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Ocean Gate Inn hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Ocean Gate Inn in Santa Cruz and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Ocean Gate Inn and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Ocean Gate Inn.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city center

0.9 mi

Nearest Airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

27.6 mi