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Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not the spot for tent campers looking for a rustic adventure. This is for families camping in tents, RV's, or renting a cabin. If you can't stand kids, this is not for you. This spot is very close to both Santa Cruz and Monterey's tourist attractions. You will spend more money at this camp site versus state parks...

1Thank Arismommy
Cameron Park, California
Reviewed 17 February 2017

As all KOA campgrounds this one is similar, but I believe one of the largest as they have many different lodging options (many one room cabins and multiple room cabins as well as tent area and RV). I stayed in one of the one room camping cabins, which just has a double bed and a bunk bed. This is standard...

Thank Andrew B
Tahoe City, California
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great time camping here over New Year's with our two young kids in an RV. Lots of fun stuff to do onsite as well as nearby. Campsites were well kept and decently sized. Good onsite general store. Arcade could use newer games, but our kids had a blast on the bouncy pillow and there is a pool...

Thank SGandMT
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was our first time we went with 7 other families and stayed different type rooms. The best is room with loft. It is great place the restrooms were cleanest I've ever seen for camp places. We walked to the beach from the camp site with the kids on the old train tracks and found some track nails, kids loved...

Thank Önder E
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Spent a week here with my family in November and we come several times a year. Campground is kept very clean and all staff is friendly. It has a air pillow, train rides, and a nice large playground area my kids love. It's a bit of a risky walk / ride to the near by state park for beach access....

Thank daniel h
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We walked on the Santa Cruz pier and stopped by at one of the many souvenir shops to pick up a Santa Cruz/ Pacific memorabilia and order ice cream. Lovely handcrafted blown glass figurines were being sold. There are many good seafood restaurants here and also quaint little curio shops selling miniature dolls. We also hung out around the fishing...

Thank Bokuli
Cocoa, Florida
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were needing a hotel in Monterrey but they were all too expensive so we decided to try a cabin that wasn't too far. The drive through the country side was really nice, the cabin was very clean, the beds were comfortable, it just wasn't up to being modernized. This is fine for people that are use to this type...

1Thank RacingMom
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at this campground after arriving late one evening. Staff were great, they even helped us hook up because it was late and they could tell we were tired. Kids enjoyed the parks facilities and explored while we cooked up a big Aussie breakfast. After a day exploring it was nice to come back to the park...

Thank Jodie S
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best trips we've ever taken.. we came with some friends for labor day weekend and I've never camped before but now, this is probably the only way I'll go camping or glamping.. we stayed in cabin 157.. we had a loft, mini kitchen, bathroom, tv, ac/heater and a queen size bed that was comfortable.. it...

Thank hazel d
San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I have stayed at a lot of koa and this one by far brings me the best memories. My husband with our kids rented an airstream trailer. I have no words to explain how amazing it was. Had just right amount of privacy for a family when you're camping. Just the right amount of Kitch. I have been shopping for...

Thank redrobot23

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come join in the fun! Whether you want to relax at your campsite, join us for themed weekends and special activities, take a walk on the beaches or explore the variety of things to see and do in the Santa Cruz area, this KOA has it all. For a home away from home, try the camping cabins or fully furnished deluxe cabins - offering all the comforts of home and just a short walk or drive to the beach! Or stay in an Airstream travel trailer while you enjoy the pleasures of the California coast and experience all that this KOA has to offer. For the RVer, weve got full hookup sites, 50 amp service, pull-throughs, and free cable and Wi-Fi! Weve got the tenter covered, too, with sites conveniently located with picnic tables and fire rings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay KOA

Address: 1186 San Andreas Road, La Selva Beach, CA 95076
Region: United States > California > La Selva Beach
Number of rooms: 230
Also Known As:
Santa Cruz / Monterey Bay Koa Hotel La Selva Beach
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“"Kouples kabin" has double bed, rather than the bunks of other cabins”
LausMac13, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay in site 98”
Jupitertrvl, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Premium cabins are great, more like a mini house, brand new looking, calling them a cabin is a misnomer.”
torenv, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Airstream was fun or go for a cabin if you don't want to tent camp it”
talden1971, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“pick an RV sight near the bouncing pillow if you have kids. If you want quiet, ask to be as far from that pillow as possible. If you want to swim, ask for a site near the playground. If you have a dog, try to be near the beach shack.”
Vallianm, 21 Apr 2015 | Read review
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