Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

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Reserve: 831-722-0551

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1186 San Andreas Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

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Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Campground Reviews

Apr 23, 2017
The rates at this KOA have gotten way too high over the past couple of years. During our most recent stay, the pool and spa were closed for construction, and the rates were still higher than almost every other campground we visit throughout the year. It's a great place, but I'll rethink my next stay due to the steep costs.
Apr 23, 2017
Great stay. Would highly recommend this koa.
Apr 23, 2017
Just wish the pool would have been available for use
Apr 23, 2017
The prices are way too high now. Bring them back down.
Apr 23, 2017
Great vacation for family. Love the kids area. A little disappointed about the pool but overall wonderful experience
Apr 23, 2017
Loved it!!!!!!!
Apr 23, 2017
Staff was friendly and smiling. This place was very clean and organized. I'll be back.
Apr 22, 2017
Staff is wonderful. Very friendly and accommodating. We love KOA.
Apr 22, 2017
Awesome facility and staff. Looking forward to coming back with the grandkids!
Apr 22, 2017
We had a good time at this place. However the swimming pool was not available, which we were looking forward to, and also thought was a part of the daily site charge. Tree climbing wasn't available either, but that was a minor problem. It would be nice if you can update your website regarding the availability of the attractions and maybe put up the weekly schedule of those that you are offering.
Apr 21, 2017
Every one was amazing up until the last couple of weeks. The new staff that just came in are not nearly as nice and friendly. We loved our time here!
Apr 21, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
First time at KOA and awesome experience. Clean cabin and have all required amenities
Apr 20, 2017
THE POOL AND HOT TUB WAS TORN OUT AND BEING REPLACED. THE HOT TUB WAS A BIG PART OF OUR REASON FOR CHOOSING THIS KOA. WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE LACK OF THE POOL. THEY DIDN'T SEEM TO MIND CHARGING US THE RESORT FEE HOWEVER. I REALLY LIKE THIS PROPERTY AND HAVE STAYED HERE BEFORE, BUT HAD I KNOWN THE POOL AREA WAS UNAVAILABLE WE WOULD NOT HAVE STAYED THERE.
Apr 20, 2017
It was nice and clean...well organized for a holiday weekend
Apr 20, 2017
Most excellent vacation for our family. Everyone got something out of it whether it was peace and quiet, relaxation or a bunch of running and playing for the younger legs in the family. Next time we will bring our dog and let him in on the fun. Thank you so much for the facility and keep up the good work!
Apr 20, 2017
Clean sites, friendly staff, and geared toward kids.
Apr 20, 2017
We have stayed here three times now and love it! Lots of fun things for the kids to do, close drive to the beach, very clean and we'll maintained. The spots are pretty close together but overall we love it!
Apr 20, 2017
It's not good to go on a raining day and if so the arcade should be big and better, Check in time was 2 pm there was not much for the kids to do with a few hours after getting settled. Also I wish they would of told me the pool was not working and the hot tub. My husband has a bad back and he was looking forward to that. I really liked the playground when it was dry. I feel i lost a day for $128
Apr 20, 2017
Expensive, but location, location, location!
Apr 20, 2017
The cabin was overpriced at $150/night! Why wasn't I told the pool would be closed? Why no ping pong balls? I feel ripped off!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! It's a terrible thing the ping pong balls ran out, totally understand, because there is nothing else to do on the campground besides jumping pillow, palm tree, mini golf, bikes, basketball, volleyball, horse shoes. OR take a short walk to the beach! Pool will be awesome!
Apr 19, 2017
We had some great family time. Very disappointed about the pool though, there is conflicting info on the site about the pool, shows open all year. You have to read more about the KOA to see that the pool is under construction. Price per cabin should of been a bit lower to compensate for that.
Apr 19, 2017
Site we stayed at did not have sewage hook up, very tight spaces, other than that all was satisfactory
Apr 19, 2017
It was a little muddy due to the rain, but overall it was a good stay.
Apr 19, 2017
Have you ever considered letting folks pick their own campsite? You should...It's being done elsewhere, and very well.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for staying with us! That's a great suggestion, and one that we are able to accommodate. We offer guaranteed sites. We call them "Lock Sites." For a $10 fee you can pick out your favorite spot and lock it in. Our guests love it, and we think you will too!
Apr 18, 2017
Best place for kids on the central coast. Spent Easter weekend there.
Apr 18, 2017
Family had a great time loved our site lots of room would stay again. Can't wait for the pool.
Apr 18, 2017
Great weather and staff was very helpful ... looking forward to the next trip
Apr 18, 2017
Apr 18, 2017
Everything was great. Wifi sucked but your camping
Apr 18, 2017
WE HAD A GREAT TIME JUST ALOT OF PEOPLE CRAMP QUATERS NOT ALOT OF PRIVACY.BUT EVEYONE WAS SUPER NICE THE STAFF WAS GREAT THE KIDS LOVED IT
Apr 18, 2017
Loved it! It was our first KOA experience and we enjoyed it and the location.
Apr 18, 2017
We had the best quality family time at Santa Cruz KOA! The location is beautiful and close to the beach. There are lots of activities for the kids.The cabin was clean and stocked! I won't bring so much with me next time. All the employees were so nice and accommodating. To top it off I forgot I left my wallet and received a phone call right away that it was found. Gotta love honesty in employees!!
Apr 17, 2017
This KOA has it all, helpful staff and great playgrounds for the kids, bikes , the fun train the beach and for our large family RV hook ups for those of us who have RV's across from the adorable cabins. We love this one stop vacation get away.
Apr 17, 2017
Great campground for families.
Apr 17, 2017
Koa Santa Cruz is the best for families. Love all the amenities, the staff is very friendly. The cabins are great but could be a little cleaner.
Apr 17, 2017
Love the KOA, however are stay would have been 5 star had the pool been open. The pool was closed for Spring Break this year, total bummer for the kiddos. I would have liked them to have offered a promo due to the pool situation.
Apr 17, 2017
it was just wonderful, the men who drive the golf car and are watching the sites are great.
Apr 17, 2017
We stayed in a deluxe cabin. It was adorable! Very clean and we enjoyed the amenities.
Apr 17, 2017
We have stayed here before. Booked from my phone this time & there was no indication that pool & hot tub were closed. We were very Disappointed as that's why I chose that campground & $80 to camp is expensive. Staff was very friendly though Also neighbors were really loud.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us. There is a notification on the app that shows the pool is under construction. Sorry you missed it. The new pool is really exciting and will be worth the wait.
Apr 17, 2017
We had a wonderful time. There was so much to do for our children and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We are already planning a return trip! Thank you!
Apr 17, 2017
Excellent staff! Wish Wi-Fi was better, bring your own wood or pay $$$ for a bundle!
Apr 17, 2017
Employees were very friendly. My son enjoyed the fun activities.
Apr 17, 2017
This is our favorite place to camp with kids. I do however feel that the playground area needs to be cleaned up a bit. Weeds are growing over into the bark area, and I think it needs more bark. Other than that, we love the train ride and the staff is friendly and helpful.
Apr 17, 2017
It was far too expensive for a tent site... though I'll admit the grounds were very nice (from what I saw)

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! The grounds are very beautiful to go along with the surrounding area. The campground has a lot to offer, daily activities, bikes rentals, a climbing palm tree, jumping pillow mini golf and the fun train just to mention a few. A short drive to Santa Cruz and Monterey.
Apr 17, 2017
We had the nest time ever. KOA Santa Cruz/ Monterey Bay truly has the best staff. Very friendly and helpful. My family can not wait to return. I have already talked to my sister's and their families about making reservations.
Apr 17, 2017
We booked a day prior to our stay and were fortunate to get a spot. At $107.00 a night it was 2X what we normally pay at other KOA's. But being Easter weekend we understand. By far the nicest campground we have ever stayed at and will be back.
Apr 16, 2017
Had a great time at a great KOA.....
Apr 16, 2017
I love this koa! There's always something fun to do! It's so close to the ocean how can you not feel relaxed!
Apr 16, 2017
 

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