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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 52 hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ocean view see through private patios in the tower are incredible, we were able to fall asleep listening to the ocean, the pool was a perfect way to spend an afternoon sipping from the poolside bar, and the banana pancakes from room service were yummy! You can't get any closer to the pier either so everything Santa Cruz is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With expectations set high - dream inn was the perfect location to soak in the Santa Cruz spirit. The walk to the boardwalk was ideal and the pool service was a slice of perfection!!! The Resturant is perfect for families of all sizes and ages! Thanks Jacob and Cali for the wonderful service!!! Much appreciated!!

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The position of this hotel is amazing with stunning views over the ocean. The rooms are a great size and the beds very comfortable. Bathroom was a bit small but the shower was good. With each room having a balcony it is the perfect seaside hotel. We ate in the restaurant which again overlooked the sea. The food was excellent.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Clean hotel with no specific interest. The pool is crowded and is loud.the ballet parking is obnoxious and of no interest. Rooms are clean but have no charm. No kind attentions. There is no life in this hotel which is a sleeping place with a nice view. Too bad

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

as others have noted, it is the only beachfront hotel. Adjacent to the wharf and close to the bustling amusement park. Nice and friendly welcome. Our room, a Cathedral King, was spacious with a lovely high ceiling, and exceptional views of the bay and the Wharf. a warning to those who need a dark room - - these rooms do... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé had a wonderful time at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz. The view from our cloud king room was magnificent. We sat out on our balcony and listened to the waves crash all night. From the moment we pulled into their reception area, we were greeted by fantastic service from the valet person and the front of house... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far this hotel is the only one right on the beach with the best views. It is adjacent to the Wharf and short walk to a great Amusement Park. The hotel restaurant has a beautiful view of the ocean and the food was fresh and delicious. We appreciated the heated pool because the ocean is a bit rough and... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dream Inn is world renowned with good reason. We stayed on the 10th floor and the views are incomparable. The views of the beach, the wharf and the Boardwalk were spectacular, especially at night with the lights reflecting off the ocean. The staff was extremely phenomenal. I was staying with my best friend who recently lost her husband to... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the perfect place in Santa Cruz to relax and enjoy the beautiful views. While not being very nice to look at from the outside, the location and the view is perfect to enjoy this cute little town. The room has a sleek and simple design and the terrace in the Cloud King rooms were great! Room service was... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took one of our grandsons to Santa Cruz, California for a few days to enjoy the beach and the amusement park on the Boardwalk. The Dream Inn was the only hotel that had beachfront/ocean access, so the location was great. We did have fun in the Pacific, and the hotel pool was nice too with personal staff (thank you... 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
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Coast Santa Cruz Hotel

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