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 31, 2017
Stayed two nights. Friendly and really clean. Would stay again.
Mar 30, 2017
Awesome experience; like a Hilton campground with everything you need right there plus lot of activities for kids. 30 mins in either direction to Monterey or Santa Cruz and we love Manresa State Beach around the corner.
Mar 28, 2017
It would be really nice if everyone had the same rules. To many permanent residents. Wish they would provide local tv channels to keep up with weather and events in the area.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thanks for staying with us! Santa Cruz KOA does not have permanent residents, we do have minimum number of monthly guests from November - April and the same rules apply to everyone. We do get all local stations.
Mar 28, 2017
Everything was great from the store the people and the showers. the price was steep but the VA discount helped
Mar 27, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
Never been to a KOA. All the conveniences were fantastic. Only complaint was needed to hustle out on check out day because they needed to remove a large tree from our campsite. Would have liked to know ahead we had to leave early. Employees were very helpful, place was so clean!
Mar 27, 2017
This was our first stay in a KOA and we loved it, it rained during our stay and we still had a blast. Very satisfied 😁
Mar 27, 2017
Friendly welcoming people. We did not need or use any of the facilities so can notcomment on those.
Mar 26, 2017
All of the park employees were extremely friendly and helpful. The park is kept very clean and is in a beautiful area.
Mar 26, 2017
Very clean campground, friendly helpful staff, lotsa kids activities scheduled....
Mar 24, 2017
Nice place, good people, but expensive. With state parks closed due to severe rain damage, it was the only place in the area.
Mar 23, 2017
We had a great time! Very friendly staff and kid-friendly park.
Mar 23, 2017
Restrooms were very well kept!
Mar 23, 2017
Loved the campground 199t is a horrible site and should be turned into something besides a campsite. You can't even get your awning out and the picnic table has to be on the front of your camper.
Mar 22, 2017
Mar 22, 2017
Just a quick weekend but very nice camp ground
Mar 22, 2017
Very nice staf, and helpfull.
Mar 21, 2017
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.
 

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