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Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

4.0 of 5 175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Coast Santa Cruz Hotel)
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was that feeling of victory when we pushed open the door and peered into our room. The room's amenities (plush king bed, spa-like bathroom, surf-themed decor and colors) are ultra modern and did not disappoint. The centerpiece though was the huge private balcony where we absorbed an amazing sunrise and lounged for hours. The views of Monterey Bay are... More

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Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The locals will tell you it's the nicest place to stay in Santa Cruz. We had a beautiful ocean view of Cowell's Beach and if you look to the left, you see the Boardwalk in the distance. The rooms were spacious and clean. Very quiet -- no hallway noise. The walk to the Boardwalk is about 5 minutes and downtown... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is right on the beach. Our 6th floor room had great views across the bay, the boardwalk and the pier were right opposite. Our room was modern, clean and of a generous size. The balcony was a great place to relax as well. Location is a ten minute walk to some great shops and restaurants, though the harbour area... More

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I attended a work meeting and then the weekend of relaxation here. Every room overlooks the beach with many overlooking the pool and spa. Yes it is expensive but in this business it is all about location. In 15 minutes you are at the Boardwalk and in about the same time you are at the end of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice hotel with great ocean views. Rooms very clean. Housekeepers are very friendly and helpful. Hot tub is disgusting. Very dirty. This needs more attention. Restaurant menu is very poor but staff is very friendly. Check in on the 7th /11 after 9:30 pm was very poor. I guess the staff was too tired to be bothered to offer... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel had a remodel since our last stay and they did a good job. They had nice fireplace tables out by the pool and you could sit and watch the waves through the glass railing while enjoying the fire. The room was plenty big and was very clean. The balcony was great too. My only complaint this trip was... More

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dream Inn in Sata Crus CA is the only Santa Cruz hotel on the beachfront. It is an older hotel that has been beautifully renovated and converted into a luxury contemporary one. Rooms are very spacious, comfortable and well decorated and appointed. Great beds, large TV's, very good tech support and very nice bathrooms (shower, no bath). Every room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing views from every room! Updated, modernized rooms were clean and bright. Staff was friendly and very accommodating. And you can't beat the sound of crashing waves to help with a good night's sleep :) Although we didn't take advantage of the amenities (in late, out early...), we will definitely go back when we can stay longer. It's worth the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night in early November. The hotel was lovely- well furnished in a quirky retro style- and the location was fantastic. Our room overlooked the beach, with a lovely balcony for breakfast. The pool and hot tub were ideal for relaxing and there were lots of vacant loungers at this time of year. We only paid... More

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Woodbury, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice enough hotel. The only reason I did not rate it 5 was that although it was nice, it was not as upscale as we thought it should be for the price. My wonderfully generous brother, a resident of Santa Cruz, picked up the tab for us, but still...At any rate, the fourth floor room facing the... 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*
Number of rooms: 165
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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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