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

Jun 14, 2014
BEAUTIFUL, the site we had was incredible. Level, with patio and firepit area. Very friendly staff and even advised us of lower rate after later time. Would DEFINITELY stay again, just would pick spot further from bathrooms and playground.
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
Most expensive KOA we've stayed at, with the worst WiFi we've experienced. Rest of facilities and environment are top-notch. Very family oriented,which is always refreshing. For the price, they could afford to upgrade the WiFi. It is often important to people traveling these days.
Jun 11, 2014
Perfect place for a family vacation. Very well maintained, organized, with a very friendly, and helpful staff. A little pricy, but you get what youse for.
Jun 11, 2014
The variety of activities was great. It was a clean, well layed out campground. The itinerary for the kids was great and well organized. The location was perfect. It felt hidden the trees and couldn't hear any cars. Beach was really close. The workers were all so friendly and helpful.
Jun 11, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
I have stayed twice at the Santa Cruz / Monterey KOA . The employees are great keeping the facilities clean and taking care of the campers . We like the location to Santa Cruz , Monterey and Carmel .
Jun 10, 2014
Very clean campground, many kid activities, good pancake breakfast.
Jun 10, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
Best Place Ever... Improvements being made every time we visit. Renovation of the spaces much appreciated!
Jun 10, 2014
Jun 10, 2014
Receptionist very patient, assistance with RV's,men were kind and helpful. My neighbors were really loud and the security was right on and helpful with asking them to be quiet. Overall stay was great.
Jun 09, 2014
The only problems we had were quiet times were not enforced. Having small kids while the people partied until late was not to family friendly. Our friends neighbor was a cabin and they had a dinner/party with about 40 people. Isn't that why you have a group party room?!
Jun 09, 2014
Jun 09, 2014
We had a difficult time getting our reservation made. The campground was clean and had great activities for the kids but the quite time policy was not at all enforced and it was VERY noisy well past midnight. Not sure we would stay here again because of the late night noise.
Jun 09, 2014
Jun 09, 2014
Jun 09, 2014
The beach zone is a farce, I thought that meant I might be able to see or hear the beach
Jun 08, 2014
Jun 08, 2014
We have been coming to Santa Cruz KOA for 20 years and it is by far the best campground, KOA or any other campground, to stay at. The staff are the very best. They are very friendly and accommodating. The improved campsites are very big and have great amenities! It is the very best campground for children and their families. I tell all my coworkers at CDCR that this is the place to go!
Jun 08, 2014
We stayed 3 nights with our daughter & 1 year old grandson. We stayed at the south end....very quiet. We will definitely bring back both our grandsons when they are older because there are so many fun activities for the kids.
Jun 05, 2014
Had a great time. Loved the recreation area, slides, big bounce etc. The staff was the most friendly we have experienced.
Jun 04, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
Great for kids and great for parents!
Jun 03, 2014
I've stayed here quit a few times. This stay however was disappointing because the phone and internet service was horrible.
Jun 02, 2014
Jun 02, 2014
This was our first stay at this KOA. We have stayed at many other KOA's during our travels. The staff here is so friendly, helpful, outgoing, etc.... What a nice surprise !!! We were traveling with two 12 year old boys and 3 dogs. The boys were gone most of the day to the jumping bag, ping pong, mini golf, play structure, pool, pretty much anything that they could climb on ! We loved this place!!!
Jun 02, 2014
Overpriced food at general store, not enough variety inside general store for meat proteins or fresh fruits and vegetables.
Jun 01, 2014
Really nice campground and lots of fun for the kids. One disappointment was the wifi - We couldn't access it at all from our camp site.
Jun 01, 2014
Camp was cleaned, well ran and all personal we encountered were extremely helpful. We have already recommended KOA Santa Cruz to friends.
Jun 01, 2014
May 31, 2014
Need to have specific times for younger kids to jump on the jumping pillow.
May 31, 2014
Our family attends Memorial Day weekend here annually with our 5th wheel trailer. Our children are 9 year twins and this is their camping trip. The campgrounds and bathrooms are very clean. We were in site #91(by the bounce pillow) & it was a spacious site. However, people would walk right through our site at all times of the day. It was extremely annoying. I will never have that site again.
May 30, 2014
May 30, 2014
We stayed over on a very busy holiday weekend but that was no problem because we all had a great time. The kids were busy the whole time playing with new friends, we met new people and were able to relax and unwind.
May 30, 2014
Very best KOA yet. Friendly and happy staff. Beautiful sites. Hated to have to leave.
May 29, 2014
Once again we had an outstanding stay at our favorite KOA. We Love this place.
May 29, 2014
Out in the middle of nowhere, great if you have kids, but if not......
May 28, 2014
Great time! Wish they still had Bingo for adults & kids great time!
May 28, 2014
The Santa Cruz KOA was my daughters first choice of places to spend her 10th birthday! We are now making this our new family tradition. The staff were amazing, and everything was so clean. Thank you.
May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014
We love coming to this KOA camp and especially if you have a child with special needs. Our stay started with Shane the manager greeting us and moving our campsite to where we were closer to the sand pit/jumpy, but still quieter for us. And as usual FD was on hand to help make our stay even better. Everyday FD and Shane would check in with us to make sure everything was going okay.
May 28, 2014
This was our first KOA experience. We got to the camp and unfortunately the space they had assigned us to was already full. We waited about 20 minutes and were escorted into the available space. The mgr was very kind, very apologetic and very professional. The entire staff was fabulous and the Sonshiners were *amazing* with the kids. We're just sorry we didn't have time for a longer stay.
May 27, 2014
Memorial Day weekend, great employee attitudes, but too noisy for us.
May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014
We were with a group, really loved our site...requested it for the same dates next year. We found it very clean and staff very helpful. Our only issue was we could never get the TV to connect, but, how much do you watch anyway? :-)))
May 27, 2014
F.D. was very friendly and helpful with explaining to us how to quickly light up our firewood. Ms Didi and her husband helped us choosing the right part for our sewer hose. Her husband went to our site to survey what exact part we need from the store. Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable and memorable.
May 27, 2014
Please keep the restrooms clean..
May 27, 2014
Outstanding campground. Need more bathrooms.

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