Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

1186 San Andreas Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

Reserve: 800-562-7701

Info: 831-722-0551

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RV Reviews

Aug 11, 2014
The lady checking us in seemed like she woke up on wrong side of the bed. I booked this site 2 months in advance. When I got there, they put us in the worst site squeezed in a corner. It was a tent overflow site and I reserved an rv site. For the amount of money I spent per night it was not worth it. I will NOT be returning.
Aug 11, 2014
My family and I had a great time!
Aug 11, 2014
Aug 11, 2014
We had a good time. We are coming back on the 12th of Sept. We really like the upgrades you have made to the sites. Thank you for making our weekend great.
Aug 10, 2014
Having booked already in winter this year and after asking for a certain area, I'd expected that you guys don't give us any other stall without notice/comment. That's not the service we'd expected. And: Your WiFi is crap! I'd rather pay for it and get one that works.
Aug 10, 2014
Fabulous location, fun amenities, good sites. Unfortunately, it's not much less than a hotel. An inland hotel would be less expensive.
Aug 10, 2014
A perfect family retreat!! We no longer have little ones, but can't wait for grandbabies - what a wonderful place to bring the kids!!
Aug 09, 2014
Aug 09, 2014
Great place for the family. The six grand kids had a great time. We were there for four nites and the wifi did not work til the last day. My wife needs wifi so she can work away from home. This is the only negative for this KOA. Great staff.
Aug 09, 2014
It was 9 years since the last time we came to this KOA. I don't know what took us so long but we will be back again next year. This place is so clean, the staff is all so friendly and the jump pillow is amazing! This truly is a family campground. My only request is they NEED to carry ice-cream cones for the wonderful variety of ice-cream they carry in their store.
Aug 09, 2014
We had a great stay.
Aug 09, 2014
Love all the things for kids to do! Is was like a kid amusement park :) Also love the curbside trash pickup and coffee in the store. What luxuries! Felt like a resort, especially after 5 days in Yosemite.
Aug 08, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the Santa Cruz KOA. The staff was friendly when we checked in & helpful getting us into our RV spot. There was a lot of things for kids to do & the facilities were clean.
Aug 08, 2014
Very peaceful family campground... all the kids must bounce on the huge bounce pillow and wear themselves out. Private sites, quick trash pick up, and hot showers, quick ice and firewood delivery. We will be back!
Aug 08, 2014
It was our last night in the US before delivering our RV back to the rental company. Therefore we had less time to discover the campsite and facilities. We had good impressions. Easy finding, good directions. Nevertheless the pricing level of the campsite is very high.
Aug 08, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
This was one of the most nicely equipped KOA's we've stayed at.
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
Staff very friendly, our site was large and plenty of room so we did not feel right on top of other campers. We stayed for the Garlic Fest and location was close to every thing we wanted to see and do, Monterey, Carmel, Beaches.
Aug 06, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
The only thing I see that could be better is the direction to you camp site.
Aug 06, 2014
Great time and wonderful staff, Mel thank-you for all your help.See all of you next year. The Garcias
Aug 05, 2014
Such a great place for a family with young kids. Only downfall was that the campfire and movie nights are only on Fri & Sat's and we camped Sun-Thurs.
Aug 05, 2014
had a good time with Family. The Rate was to High. We will stay in Greenfield, Ca next time.
Aug 05, 2014
Me amd my family had a great time at the campground great amenities and very clean
Aug 05, 2014
No 30 amp power which would be expected at the price we paid. Too much hounding to purchase membership card. Too many people!
Aug 05, 2014
Control the persons limit in the hot spa. It was over loaded most of the time. And maybe not allow children under 12. Everything else was great!
Aug 05, 2014
Had a wonderful time. Just want to let you know that we met 2 fanilies that came in to use the park and did not pay. They are locals and live close by. We had family that visited us and they had to pay to come in. If the rules are in place then there should be a way to make sure that everyone has to follow them. Those families come in often on the weekends is what they told us to use the park
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
Had a great time here, very clean and near the beaches, Santa Cruz & Monterey
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
The kids love this campground. There is so much for them to do there. The campground itself isn't like being in nature, but a 5 minute car ride to the beach or a 10 minute car ride to the forest can be.
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
Overall we liked the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay KOA. There were fun things for our kids to do, and we liked the location of the camp ground. Bathrooms and showers were clean and well kept. We did not like the cost of the sites and the fact that our water/electric site was just dirt with no cement, gravel, or grass.
Aug 04, 2014
A wonderful camp experience !! Will return soon as we can.. Perfect for kids of all ages and located nicely between Monterey and Santa Cruz... A must stay place for happy campers... Thank you
Aug 04, 2014
I tagged this KOA as a favorite in my KOA App. Loved my experience this weekend. The crew was nice and extremely helpful. The only thing I would reccommend would be a monitor for the jumpy. I liked the convience to jump on it anytime however, there were some teenagers and adults that didnt respect the toddlers on the jumpy. It would have been nice to allow the little kids to jump alone
Aug 04, 2014
It is a very nice place to stay. My family loved it and the staff is very friendly.
Aug 04, 2014
Love this KOA normally. All the staff are great, the place is clean and lots to do. This time however we got an awfull site, on an end and also on a curve of the road. The spot is way too small! We were disapointed in it to say the least. Cars coming around the curve often cut the corner to make room for another vehicle, and drove onto the site.
Aug 04, 2014
Every staff member we encountered was friendly and helpful. The grounds were clean and well kept. We all had a great time!!
Aug 04, 2014
This KOA is over priced for people over fifty we're stayed in four other Lisa's in the last thirty days and not one was over fifty five dollars.
Aug 03, 2014
Best place ever. Full service. Friendly staff.
Aug 03, 2014
Wonderful place! Wonderful people that work there!! So friendly!! A very happy place and we will be back!!
Aug 03, 2014
Best campground visited ! Only remark, internetaccess should be improved
Aug 03, 2014
We love all of the activities and such at this KOA. This was the first time that I was disappointed in the RV site we had. It was not wide enough for the slides and then the only place that the picnic table could be was right next to the sewer connection for the space next door. Don't stay in space 87 if you have slides.....

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