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Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Coast Santa Cruz Hotel)
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Ranked #6 of 51 hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Bay Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your unable to afford to stay here at the hotel , you have to at least stop and try out the Aquarius Restaurant. One of the chief's specialties is his Pastrami sandwich, it's the BOMB !!!! By far it was the best pastrami we have ever had. He has got that pastrami down to a science. All of our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been here twice now, both times staying during May. The valet guys are the first you'll meet and they are super friendly and helpful. Then your front desk will greet you and quickly get you checked in. I recommend you book a room with an ocean view that is at least on the same floor as the hotel... More

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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here based on the tripadvisor reviews, and I am very glad we did. Our trip wasn't perfect, but I believe the hotel tried their best. Let's start with the positives... - Beautiful view of the ocean from all rooms. The higher you go, the better. - Just a few minutes walk from the boardwalk and wharf- you don't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff was outgoing and attentive, loved the pool and view. Can't beat the location next to the boardwalk and pier. Our room was right off the pool, view was incredible right off of the beach. Great BBQ by the pool with a nice little bar.

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Sonora, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is quite expensive, especially on the weekend (two of the three nights we were there). The location is fantastic, the view couldn't be better and the sound of the waves outstanding. The room was clean and the beds very comfortable. However, for the price of the room, I did expect a bit more luxury. The hotel itself is... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stay at the Dream Inn for a few days every year when we visit Santa Cruz. Our latest visit left me with mixed feelings. On the positive side: location, location, location-right on the beach, walking distance to the Boardwalk and the Wharf. Great views of the ocean and Monterey Bay from the room. We saw dolphins,... More

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been coming to this hotel every summer for years. We love the location, the private balcony facing the ocean, and the retro themed design of the hotel. Prior to it's renovation around 2008, the hotel was affordable. They continued affordable pricing for a couple of years after it's renovation because it's grand reopening occurred right... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the last stop on our Northern California tour, and the hotel didn't disappoint. Our room was spectacular, with full width sliding glass doors and a balcony looking out over the beach, the Boardwalk and the Pacific ocean. Drifitng off to sleep with the sound of the ocean gently lapping on the beach was perfect, and such a restful... More

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Menlo Park, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very poor value for what I paid (1100 USD for 2 nights!) - Parking was over priced - should have been complimentary for such a high hotel room price - The room was more like a $100 room. The view would get a $100 premium, and perhaps the hotel pool would get another $100 per night premium. Still atleast 250... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a few days in this hotel on a recent trip to California. The location is wonderful - right on the beach; Staff are very helpful and efficient; rooms large and clean....all in all a lovely place to stay. Food and drinks a bit on the pricey side but plenty of other places to eat and... More

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Address: 175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Coast Santa Cruz Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel 4*
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Dream Inn, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel Santa Cruz
Dream Hotel Santa Cruz
Coast Santa Cruz Hotel

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#2 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz #4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz #5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz #6 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
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A fun culmination between the beach and the slightly offbeat town of Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Dream Inn is the ideal destination for a weekend escape, corporate event, family vacation or a romantic getaway. ... more   less 
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