Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

1186 San Andreas Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

Reserve: 800-562-7701

Info: 831-722-0551

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Sep 05, 2013
this camp is well maintained and staff are friendly. Its close to beautiful beaches.
Sep 04, 2013
This was our groups 25th year of coming to the KOA on Labor Day weekend. It is a shame that no one at KOA noticed.
Sep 04, 2013
I don't like the 11:00 AM check out time. We had to get up earlier than we wanted to make the 11:00 AM check out. Felt like we lost one morining of sleeping in. The old 12:00 Noon check out worked fine. Set something up at the shack so that people can pay by credit card for the bicycles. Tired of walking up and down the hill all day to rent bikes. Have a snack shach at the shack that serves snacks
Sep 04, 2013
Amazing Staff! Very hard working and always pleasant! Working on organizing a Quilt of Valor Retreat for military families in 2014 now! Military families need R an R also! Impressive and Memorable!!!!
Sep 04, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
We had reserved 2 sites, one for another family member, we had to cancel one site, we did this within the cancellation time frame, and we were still charged for the 1st night!! Also KOA keeps stating that tents are not allowed in certain sites. This week-end and the July 4th week-end, this rule was not followed by KOA. All in all, we had a nice time
Sep 03, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
The tent campsites were very small and very close to the road. Cars drove way too fast through the camp ground. The store was great and the bathrooms were kept clean. We would stay again, but know that this is not a place to go unless you don't mind being right on top of your neighbor campers. The noise level was insane. When they played the movie, the sound echoed through the whole campground.
Sep 03, 2013
Unfortunately the WI-FI was nonexistent even in front of the transmitter, also the sewer pipe was up at least 6-8 inches, so it made emptying the tanks really tough
Sep 03, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
I think your check-out time at 11AM is too early. You should extend it to 12 noon. Also the trees in front of pull-thru sites force large MHs to turn against trees damaging the MH side finish. The lawn area is dead. You should keep it alive.
Sep 03, 2013
Spotlessly clean, friendly staff and great location.
Sep 03, 2013
Lovely cabins, great service people, and a friendly atmosphere. We had wonderful stay!
Sep 03, 2013
We have family that live in capitola so when we visit we have been staying at the Koa its very nice and the staff is great.
Sep 03, 2013
We had a fabulous time at this KOA over LABOR DAY WEEKEND. There were so many kids, everyone was respectful, cleaning crew was awesome, staff is great, all around great!!! We had a trailer spot between the playground and the bouncer which was perfect with our 5/7 year olds. I will be back! Thanks KOA!
Sep 03, 2013
Our experience was terrific. Thanks for creating a safe place for my son and our family to enjoy!
Sep 03, 2013
Great stay All staff were kind and helpful. There was a mix up in camp site upon arrival, staff were quick to resolve. Service was great we will be back....
Sep 03, 2013
This was our first visit. There are tons of activities for the kids and the rustic cabins were cute. Everything was very clean and the workers were friendly. The only drawback was that our cabin faced all the trailers and, since it was Labor Day weekend, it was very crowded. There were other areas that were a little more private and I will reserve one of them the next time. Thanks!
Sep 03, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
This campground is very institutional and geared to large families. Not many trees or natural water features. We had neighbors who were partying way too much into the night not thinking of others around them. We were too close to the kids bouncy thing and they were at it all day and night. It would have been nice to have a heads up when we made the reservation that noise would be a possible issue.
Sep 03, 2013
We had 3 5th wheels and 10 people in our group for the Labor Day weekend. The place was very busy, as is expected on a holiday weekend, but the kids had a great time enjoying all the activities available to them. KOA staff was extremely friendly and customer service was awesome! Kampground was very clean and well maintained, especially considering how many people were there. Great job KOA!
Sep 03, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
Loved it. Would like to see more organized activities in the evening. Like ice cream socials and limbo and hula hoop contest.
Sep 03, 2013
Love this campground. We have returned to this campground numerous times.
Sep 03, 2013
Nice Upgraded hook-up sites by the playground. Movie night is always a hit. only down side... Playground Shower house and Bathrooms tight fit... small stalls and I'm a small guy
Sep 03, 2013
We whole-heartedly enjoyed our vacation here! Our three sons loved the big bouncer, the playground and the quick drive to the beach. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Showers and restrooms were clean (for a campsite.)
Sep 03, 2013
We had a really great time Labor Day Weekend. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The kids loved all the activities they could do. Loved the lodge we stayed in. We would've loved to stay longer!
Sep 03, 2013
We chose this KOA for its location and proximity to areas we like to visit. It's approximately 25 mintues to Monterey and 15 minutes to Santa Cruz. It's a great campground for families with small children. There are plenty of activities to keep your children busy. The campgrounds are very clean thanks to the many staff who work there.
Sep 03, 2013
I love bring my family to this KOA.
Sep 03, 2013
way over priced!!! kids wake you up parents complain about late night noise but their kids wake you up way early.
Sep 02, 2013
This KOA is well run. It is organized, clean and the staff are extremely friendly.
Sep 02, 2013
Great holiday, the staff are really nice. The only thing is that the toilets got a bit messy as the day went on, and the pool didn't have a night cover so there could be a lot of bugs in it. Lovely campsite and great facilities and activities for children!
Aug 31, 2013
Aug 31, 2013
Super friendly and accommodating. Would highly recommend!!
Aug 31, 2013
My family always enjoys this campground and we visit anually. The facilities and staff are great. He only criticism I have is the very poor, inconsistent wifi signal. We were asked to log in with every use, then the connection would be lost again.
Aug 30, 2013
We had an awesome stay!! Staff and fellow campers were all friendly! I will definately be back for winter camping!
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Our accommodations (deluxe cabin) was excellent (spacious & clean). Service from the staff was always friendly & helpful. KIds had lots to do and we had a great time!
Aug 29, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Love all the activities for kids and that the pool was so warm!!! And I appreciate that most activities don't cost extra. Bike rental is understandable and reasonable. I feel safe staying there--a single mom and her daughter. Place is clean and everyone pleasant and helpful. Love how close it is to the beach. This is our favorite KOA and we come every year at least once. Love the new improvements
Aug 29, 2013
Very clean, fun activities. Shaggy is so friendly and awesome with the kids. Duke and the others are great too.
Aug 28, 2013
all staff were friendly and helpful. facility was clean and there are lots of things to enjoy at this koa.
Aug 28, 2013
Aug 28, 2013
Aug 28, 2013
overall had a great time and would consider returning. however, given the premium cost of the airstream, was disappointed that the bathroom was not as clean as it could be - mostly hair and door mat was filthy.
Aug 28, 2013
Had a great time! Very clean and wonderful friendly staff
Aug 28, 2013

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