Ocean Gate Inn Santa Cruz  3 stars

111 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show mapSave
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The comfortable Ocean Gate Inn offers spacious accommodation located close to UCSC Arboretum, Santa Cruz Surfing Museum and Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse. Since 2013, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Santa Cruz.

Just 1km from the center of Santa Cruz known for Cowell's Beach, Santa Cruz Wharf and Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center.

Mineta San Jose International airport is 45 minutes' drive from the hotel.


The hotel offers 25 rooms. All of them feature TV, a private balcony, a telephone, wireless internet and a microwave. They are fitted with own bathrooms with a shower and a hairdryer.


Guests can make use of a wake up service, an ironing service and 24-hour reception as well as a lift and free parking.


Guests can go in for dolphin watching, surfing and deep-sea fishing at the hotel.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   25.

City Center Santa Cruz - 3300 ft
Airports Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) - 27.7 mi, Monterey Peninsula (MRY) - 27.9 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Little Caesars Pizza (cuisine: Pizza) - 700 ft, Miramar (cuisine: Seafood) - 1200 ft
Beaches Santa Cruz Main Beach - 2100 ft, Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 5300 ft
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  • Elevator
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Balcony
  • Dressing area
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are not allowed.

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas
      • City Center
        3000 ft
      • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse
        1.3 mi
      Shopping areas
      • Surf Bowl Cafe
        2000 ft
      • Cocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf
        2300 ft
      • Boardwalk Photos
        2300 ft
      • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
        2300 ft
      • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz
        1700 ft
      • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History
        2700 ft
      • Museum of Art and History
        3000 ft
      • McPherson Center
        3000 ft
      • First Night Santa Cruz
        3000 ft
      • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt
        4000 ft
      • Kids on Broadway
        1.3 mi
      • 1.4 mi
      • Parks and Recreation Dept
        3000 ft
      • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation
        4000 ft
      • 4600 ft
      • Lighthouse State Beach Park
        1.4 mi
      • Louden Nelson Community Ctr
        3000 ft
      • Calvary Parish Hall
        3300 ft
      • Pacific Cultural Ctr
        3300 ft
      • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
        4000 ft
      • Cayuga Vault
        4300 ft
      • Holy Cross Parish Hall
        5000 ft
      • German American Hall
        1.2 mi
      • Viking Hall
        1.2 mi
      • Portuguese Hall
        1.3 mi
      Universities, Institutes
      • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz
        3300 ft
      • Cowell's Beach
        3000 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
        5300 ft
        5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
      • Mission State Park
        1.0 mi
        School Street, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
        1.3 mi
        West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
      • UCSC Arboretum
        2.1 mi
        1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
      • Pleasure Point Beach
        2.1 mi
        East Cliff Dr. and Pleasure Point Dr., Santa Cruz

      Near the hotel

      • Santa Cruz Wharf
        2200 ft
        Beach Street, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Main Beach
        2100 ft
        Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
        3100 ft
        Beach Street, Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
        2700 ft
        1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
      • Museum of Art & History
        3400 ft
        705 Front St., Santa Cruz
      • Cave Train
        4600 ft
        Santa Cruz, CA

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Little Caesars Pizza

        69% likes this, based on 24 reviews
        Cuisine: Pizza
        Price Range: USD 2 - USD 21

        700 ft
        233 Ocean St

        Phone: 831-469-9100

      • Miramar

        73% likes this, based on 13 reviews
        Cuisine: Seafood

        1200 ft
        232 Leibrandt Ave
      • Beach Street Cafe

        63% likes this, based on 63 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        2100 ft
        399 Beach St

        Phone: 831-426-7621

      • Hindquarter Bar and Grille

        60% likes this, based on 79 reviews
        Cuisine: Steakhouse
        Price Range: USD 2 - USD 32

        2300 ft
        303 Soquel Ave

        Phone: 831-426-7770

      • Thai House

        54% likes this, based on 23 reviews
        Cuisine: Thai

        2200 ft
        353 Soquel Ave

        Phone: (831) 458-3546

      Ocean Gate Inn Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ocean Gate Inn

      Average guest rating

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      Based on 10 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Family with children

        Close to Santa Cruz Boardwalk and the rate was good

        Room is newly painted, but it stinks and the furnitures and carpet were so old. I did not feel the room was clean at all.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The room was comfortable and spacious on the top floor. The bed was good and the bathroom adequate. There was balcony which was a plus

        Our room was a 'view' room - not of the ocean but a river than runs into the ocean. Unfortunately it also overlooked a busy road, so except for the late night it was noisy

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Room was noisy on a very busy road - not a very nice part of town.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Spacious room was good for value, complete with refrigerator and microwave (would be good for extended stay).

        Loud neighbors, Cable didn't work, no view.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Judging by the other reviews I think I significantly over paid for this place. It was an acceptable motel but I paid a decent hotel price so I left feeling a bit ripped-off

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Service was great and the room was clean.

        Puffy Pillows because the one they had were flat.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        I did not like the hotel. It did not have adequate lighting in the room. I had to ask to be moved to a different room, and it was not any different. The hotel is older and in need of renovation. The website did not do the hotel justice with the pictures. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

        The balcony door and screen were older and did not open or lock as they should. The balcony door window was scratched or dirty. There was little to no lighting in the room. It was a drab olive color. Not all rooms had a fan (as there was no air conditioning) or a luggage rack. Since I changed rooms, I brought the fan and luggage rack to the other room. There was no light to work at the desk, when I asked for one, they were unable to provide a lamp for me. I am a student and I worked at the desk. There was no work out room or a pool either.

        • Average rating
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