Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

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Reserve: 831-722-0551

Info: 831-722-0551


1186 San Andreas Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

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Camper Rating 4.5 out of 5

Based on 1000 Reviews

Cabin Reviews

Feb 27, 2017
My wife and I were on our way to Big Sur when the road closed due to inclement weather and washouts. We contacted the the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA and booked a cabin quickly. We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the place was. Very well kept, nice staff, good camp store with everything you might have forgotten at home. Cheaper than most area campgrounds too. Would definitely go back again.
Feb 27, 2017
Feb 23, 2017
Power went out on our stay for more than 36 hours and was only compensated for 1/2 a day. Grounds are nice but feel that we could have been compensated more for the inconvenience that we had.
Feb 17, 2017
We had no electricity for the first 24 hours but the staff did their best to accommodate us as much as possible while we were in our cabin.
Feb 17, 2017
Very nice campground. Loved activities for kids. Can't wait to go back again
Feb 16, 2017
Feb 16, 2017
We have stayed at this KOA before and were very pleased with it. The staff is wonderful. The power was out due to a fallen tree this stay. We had no electricity and no water for the two days. Very disappointing. I do understand that there was nothing that the management could do about the problem. But the lack of services was not what we paid for in a cabin.
Feb 15, 2017
we had no power or water for this first day and half the second day but besides that we still made the best of it
Feb 15, 2017
All was as expected. No complaints. Nice staff!
Feb 11, 2017
We were there for a school outing. The staff was very friendly and courteous and outgoing. I would consider it a privilege to stay again. Thank you to the staff for a wonderful stay.
Jan 30, 2017
I have stayed at this KOA several times, renting the Deluxe Cabin without issue. On this stay, the top bunk was dirty and the bathroom smelled like urine. The water heater also stopped working one night, requiring servicing. In addition, the pool was under construction with no prior notice. I will likely not stay at this KOA again.


Thanks for staying with us. Interior problems have been resolved due to a moisture issue from previous rains, we apologize for not getting it fixed prior to your arrival. Yes it is true, we are getting a new pool and spa area, complete with fire pits, dog park and picnic area, very exciting.
Jan 29, 2017
It was an absolute perfect two day midweek getaway. This was our second time to this KOA because we really liked it the first time. However we happily noticed that the staff was so much nicer and responsive than from the first time we came there. Everything was clean and the staff was very helpful. Keep up the great work and we'll see you again later this year!
Jan 19, 2017
Jan 18, 2017
We arrive late as I had to pick up a friend from the airport. Despite leaving a note, and calling the responsible party. When we arrived we were told we cannot get it in as there was no reservation for us! We had to wait for about half an hour so that the night security would go wake up his wife to check and see if he could get us keys to our Cabin. The guy almost send us to a motel.
Jan 14, 2017
4th time to be there. Waiting for updated receipt. Had to leave for death in family. 1st night was rough with bedding that had been eaten and a critter underneath the cabin, other than that all was good . Thanks
Jan 09, 2017
The cabins were great, the new years eve dj and photo booth were fun... good music & good crowd. Thank you for a fun stay.
Jan 08, 2017
We stayed in the Deluxe cabin. It was very clean and stocked with everything we needed. Unfortunately out hot water stopped working, but the KOA staff was amazing at trying to fix the problem. We will definitely be back again.
Jan 06, 2017
I've already been telling friends how great the stay was.
Jan 05, 2017
Staff were helpful and nice, lots of great activities, our cabin and outside area were groomed nicely
Jan 04, 2017
Jan 03, 2017
the campground had so many cabin options. The only downside is that there weren't any available fire pits for the single cabins I stayed in. Other than that, staff was friendly and helpful and the amenities were nice since it was a holiday KOA. Will stay here again some day.
Jan 02, 2017
We stayed in a very basic room. Warm clean comfy. Bathroom always clean and close by. We'll be back. Staff is doing a great job. Thank you.
Jan 01, 2017
It is just not our idea of camping. We were there for family which was great.
Dec 31, 2016
Comfortable cabin. Great activities for children. The bouncy pillow was a favorite of all. Good location for special opportunities in this region.
Dec 31, 2016
Everything about our stay was perfect. The place is clean,well kept, and convenient for many attractions in the area. I would have given it 5 stars, except for the bed in our cabin. Advertised as a queen but really was very small more like a full instead of queen. Great cabin, horrible bed. Due to the lack of sleep I had to take off a star, but I really love the place and would visit again soon.
Dec 30, 2016
We've camped here many times and always have a great time. I was a little disappointed by the added fees this year (the $7 kid fee and the $2 resort fee?). They increased the cost of our stay significantly.
Dec 30, 2016
Bathrooms are clean and staffs are kind. This is the best Koa camp that I've ever had.
Dec 26, 2016
Great staff who quickly solved problems and beautiful setting. Airstream A06 need central heat with thermostat rather than noisy electric heater. Cabin 212 should have real stove and not just a microwave and it has rodents in walls that are noisy at night...this needs attention. Miniature golf course needs to be upgraded and leveled so balls don't always roll to the edge.
Dec 20, 2016
Best KOA we've ever stayed in. Excellent people and so clean and well maintained. Loved it
Dec 16, 2016
Dec 14, 2016
Great pool and jacuzzi! Deluxe cabins were great! Kids had fun on the jumpy pillow! The office staff was not as friendly as the grounds staff.
Dec 14, 2016
Our first stay at ANY KOA. Very Nice. The only improvement/suggestion I would have is to put some type of drip guard (45 degree angle) over the coolers so there is no DRIP...DRIP..DRIP all night long. THANKS
Dec 01, 2016
Units are very nice. Wish there was more activities planned for day after Thanksgiving. One note: we felt really nickeled and dimed. Charging per person (outside of normal occupant is acceptable) along with resort fees are exhorbant and feels fraudulent for "rates".
Dec 01, 2016
My son and I stayed for 6 nights absolutely loved it.
Nov 30, 2016
KOA Watsonville is a fantastic family venue. Lots of activities for kids and close to other destinations for adults. Cabins are very nice but a bit pricey for holidays. Already booked for next year.
Nov 30, 2016
Staff is always so nice and helpful!! Arron is the best! The campground is always clean and our 2 bedroom cabin was nicely equipped and very clean.
Nov 29, 2016
Lots of activities for kids, cabins were nice. Atmosphere was great! Only wish the bathrooms/showers had heat
Nov 29, 2016
We had so much fun!!! The play areas and amenities were wonderful. All my kiddos enjoyed riding the bikes and my girls had a wonderful time on the bounce pillow. Our cabin was the perfect size and close to everything we needed.
Nov 28, 2016
Nov 28, 2016
Pull- out bed was a disaster. Inflate-able mattress would not stay inflated. Replacement (next day) mattress very uncomfortable & would not fold back up.


Thanks for staying with us, a new sofa and mattress has arrived and is in place. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Nov 27, 2016
First time at a KOA . Stayed in a cabin . Only recommendation is a light in the patio area . We had a great time . Thx
Nov 27, 2016
Staff and accommodations excellent, pet friendly and small touches make our stay with big difference
Nov 27, 2016
Kind staff Exciting activity
Nov 27, 2016
Great for families with kids, so much fun stuff to do! Staff friendly and helpful.
Nov 26, 2016
Great people that really care.
Nov 26, 2016
Family/dog friendly, clean, friendly staff, and always something to do!!! Will definitely be back!!!
Nov 25, 2016
My family loves this place! We will definitely make it a family tradition to come every year.
Nov 25, 2016
Super fun and very friendly environment
Nov 24, 2016
Had a great stay! Very family oriented and plenty of things to keep the kids busy. Really loved being in the deluxe cabins. Was impressed by how clean and well-kept they are. Thank you! We will definitely be back.
Nov 23, 2016
Very nice campground. We arrived early and the kids played till our cabin was ready. We arrived on a Sunday and there was lots of trash in the playground from the weekend but it got cleaned up late that day. Kids thought it was a fun campground. Everyone in the office was super friendly. Wish the shower stalls had benches in them to lay out clean clothes. We will definitely revisit.

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