Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

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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

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Mar 21, 2017
The staff are professional and the facility is immaculate.
Mar 21, 2017
Best people at this KOA!!! Can't wait to try out the new pool area!
Mar 21, 2017
Great park, especially for kids. Lots of fun activities for the little ones including a train that goes around the park. Clean facilities and friendly staff. We will definitely be going back soon.
Mar 21, 2017
THe charges for this resort is terrible. We were in site 47. Dirty fence falling down bushes not cut. Had not been raked all winter. Sat and watched the hired help run around on golf carts doing nothing else. We are not strangers to KOA in santa cruz. We have been there since 1984. The last night $100,spring break? the park was mostley empty when we left. Disapointed.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! Santa Cruz KOA is a beautiful park and exceptionally well maintained. Even after multiple storms have blown through the park causing extensive damage,the staff continue to work hard to clean up. We stay positive regardless of what mother nature throws at us.
Mar 20, 2017
The stay was great. But someone 3 sites over from me was playing there music loud after the noise curfew. It was very loud. I should have got up and complained.
Mar 20, 2017
Stayed St Patrick's weekend. Although pool being closed was a disappointment our kid de were never bored . Looking forward to improvements been completed!! Love this KOA been visiting for 8 + years
Mar 20, 2017
loved our stay. Clean and well kept. Helpful staff
Mar 20, 2017
This KOA was immaculate and the staff was very friendly. Everything you need is provided (full hook ups) and they even have BBQ's, picnic tables, plus table and four chairs and fire pits. Great experience, we will definitely be back and recommend to all. Very kid and dog friendly as well.
Mar 20, 2017
My family and I loved this KOA campground! We will definitely be back!
Mar 20, 2017
Clean and pleasant family environment. Staff was very kind and helpful. Looking forward to next visit.
Mar 20, 2017
Mar 20, 2017
All I can say is WOW. This is a special place and we had a great time. Best kid friendly resort we've been to. One of the only recommendations is that the bathroom stalls be widened. No reason to have one urinal with 6 feet of clearance yet the stalls require efforts similar to an octopus burrowing into a crevice. Just sayin.
Mar 20, 2017
1. Tried to call for a specific site to reserve and find out availability because site was not giving what I needed to know. Had to call for several hours before I got a response. Would like better phone support. 2. Would like the s'mores to be moved back up to fire ring by beach house. 3. Still my favorite koa!!!
Mar 20, 2017
A+ Great place Great staff
Mar 18, 2017
4 kids ages 4,6,8,10. It's like camping at a resort. Kids loved it- we stayed a week and they were never bored. Lots of activities, we loved biking around the park. Ocean nearby! Love this Koa!!
Mar 18, 2017
Mar 17, 2017
Amazing customer service! Beautiful grounds! We had reservations at a local fairgrounds and our RV didn't fit. We called Santa Cruz and they got us in after hours! We will be back!
Mar 17, 2017
The staff is tremendously kind!! It's so clean, so.beautiful, fun and fantastic family friendly activities and the extremely well stocked store even carries Marianne's ice cream!
Mar 16, 2017
Very clean, spacious sites and very friendly staff. Loved seeing all of the kids that were staying in the park's excitement with the train. Also the dog wash station was awesome. Definitely would stay here again to explore the area. Quite an unexpected treat as we have previously found KOA's to be rundown and would choose any other campground in the area if possible. Not any more.
Mar 15, 2017
This is our favorite campground and we vacation here about every 2-3 months. The staff seems to have gotten very lenient on the rules. Tons of dogs running around loose. We witnessed a dog fight in the site next to us, our neighbors big dog chased and knocked my 3yr old to the ground. Two large dogs came into our site and dug through our garbage.
Mar 15, 2017
Mar 14, 2017
This was our first time staying at Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay, CA KOA! We had a great time and the staff were so helpful and friendly! They have so many great activities for the kids. We will be back and next time we are bringing our grandchildren.
Mar 14, 2017
WE HAVE BEEN TO THIS KOA MANY TIMES WITH OUR GRANDCHILDREN, AND WITH FRIENDS AND THEIR GRANDCHILDREN. HOPEFULLY, WE WILL GO MANY MORE TIMES!
Mar 14, 2017
This is our favorite place to stay! The grounds are beautiful and immaculate . The staff are all awesome! Love Love!
Mar 14, 2017
I have literally begged the people at this site to seek a booster or make cell phone connection possible. I stay here about 4 times per year and during that time it has gotten worse. I just can't recommend this site because of very poor ability to communicate if an emergency happens. otherwise as I have in the past could rate it easily a 10.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! Sorry to hear about your cell service,we would be happy to fix it if we could, but it's something the cell provider would have to do.
Mar 13, 2017
Loved it! everyone was friendly...we're coming back on mothers day weekend! :D
Mar 10, 2017
We had an absolutely wonderful stay!! Thank you!!
Mar 10, 2017
Mar 10, 2017
Staff exceptionally welcoming and helpful. Of course we have always received great service at KOA
Mar 09, 2017
1st time and it was AWESOME! We will be back
Mar 08, 2017
Very nice KOA. Staff extremely friendly and helpful.
Mar 08, 2017
We enjoyed coming here into the surrounding areas. We were disappointed to see that the swimming pool and hot tub were being redone, hot tub is the main reason we book certain KOA grounds

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

thanks for staying with us! It is exciting to have a fantastic new pool and spa area going in.
Mar 07, 2017
Was a little disappointed that the jump bouncer was out of order. Was given no notice. Rates seemed high considering the pool and bouncer were both out of order.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! A brand new pillow is being installed 3/7/17 and our new pool area will be spectacular and should be completed early summer.
Mar 07, 2017
I am rating this a 5 because of the future potential since the pool was being rebuilt and closed when we were there. The plans look awesome. Also the bounce pillow wasn't working, but looked like it would be soon. Great park! Very clean and very nice staff.
Mar 06, 2017
This was a great Kampground. They had curbside trash pickup, and place was well maintained. I didn't use the restrooms but my son did and said they were fine.
Mar 06, 2017
First time here with 2 small grandkids. We love the place very quiet but also have lot of activities for the kids. It's also very close to the beach. Management is also very good. The camp site and bathroom are clean. It is a great place to get away from San Jose since its very close by.
Mar 06, 2017
We love this KOA!! Staff is always so friendly. Park is kept very clean. They are currently doing many exciting upgrades around the park!! This is a favorite of ours!
Mar 05, 2017
Very friendly staff, clean bathrooms, hot showers, pretty Location.
Mar 04, 2017
The staff was very friendly and the campground was kept up immaculately!!!! We will return!!!
Mar 03, 2017
Beautiful campground with friendly ,helpful staff.A little expensive but a lot to offer
Mar 03, 2017
We usually love this campground but had some bad luck this time. Upon arrival we were delayed entry to the park by about 2hrs due to a power line that was hit in the driveway. Once inside the park we were disappointed that the pool was closed and the bouncer was broken. I also saw at 2 large dead pine trees that need to be removed and appeared to be a hazard.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us. The power pole being down was was unfortunate. The pillow was in the process of being replaced, we'll have a brand new for kids to enjoy. We are working on the trees that fell during the storm, any dead hazards will be removed.
Feb 28, 2017
Great family park with even things for "young minded" Grandparents!
Feb 28, 2017
Great set of resources and pleasant location
Feb 28, 2017
Terrible roads going in, very stressful. Lots of kids, we're retired. Nice drive to Santa Cruz.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! Appreciate that you noticed that we are a family campground that's fun for everyone, sorry to hear that your stay was effected by families enjoying it. Don't think California will let us fix the roads after the bad weather, but if we could we would. Enjoy your retirement.
Feb 27, 2017
Stayed for 2 nights with two teenage boys, did not hear one complaint from either of them! This is a GREAT place to stay if you have kids, so much for them to do. Very clean grounds, very friendly staff, we had a great time and will be back.
Feb 27, 2017
Always a great time and a great experience at Watsonville KOA. It is a great campground with lots of activities for the kids. Only thing is I wish we would've known about the pool remodel. Not that is would've changed our stay. Just would be good information.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! It is always a good idea to call or check the web-site prior to starting your trip, it will give closure information along with any emergency situations.
Feb 27, 2017
Disappointed the pool and the hot tub was being redone. I'm glad its getting redone but I just felt I should've been notified

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! It is always a good idea to call or check the web-site prior to starting your trip, it will give closure information along with any emergency situations.
Feb 25, 2017
We had a great time. Very clean campground and friendly, helpful staff. Kids had fun participating in activities & bouncing on bouncy pillow. Can't wait to go back!!
Feb 21, 2017
Unfortunately the Pacific Storms knocked out the power for the first 36 hours of our stay, so we did not fully enjoy the campground. It is optimal for us when visiting the Monterrey Bay and will stay here again. Will give it 45 stars next time if power is on.
Feb 21, 2017
Staff was very attentive to our needs. We arrived during severe storm and camp was without power for a few days but they did not let that hamper our stay. They kept us up to date on power issue and continued to provide excellent service. We were so impressed, we booked our 4th of July stay before we left! Highly recommend you visit this campground!
 

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