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Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Coast Santa Cruz Hotel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I read all the reviews, some were oh no, others wonderful, so I said to myself going for it and glad I did. The location is absolutely the best, the pool, the Aquarius restaurant, the view, the room. I believe for the initial price it would not have been worth it but I kept looking until a deal showed up... More 

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San Bruno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every front desk agent I made contact with was very friendly, and I was acknowledged every time I passed through the lobby. The parking is a bit rough because your charged 24 dollars a night, but the valets are helpful. The highlight of this hotel has got to be the pool area. Theres a small bar, and they serve food.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only place I'll ever stay when I visit Santa Cruze. Our unplanned stay started with a stop for lunch, that turned into a 3 day experience that was the best of the best, the staff were amazing and it felt like they were old friends, we felt so comfortable and spent 3 amazing days that changed me..then... More 

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San Leandro, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just spent 2 nights at the lovely Dream Inn. I was in Room 111 which accommodates 5. I don't recommend that room. The ocean view is not really a view. A pool utility room is the view. There were no wash clothes the first night of our visit and just 4 towels for 5 people. The air conditioning unit... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights in a one bedroom suite in this updated Santa Cruz classic. Beach and ocean views are simply stunning. Service is friendly and very prompt. Room was spacious and comfortable, though the funky color schemes can be jarring. While thoughtful high tech amenities abound (e.g., pop up power strips), basic elements fall short of expectations (e.g., peeling paint... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of 6 ours kids ranging from 1yr to 17yrs old. The location is everything for us. We don't have to get in the car our whole trip. We literally walk 5min down the street to the wharf and the Boardwalk. The beach is even closer. We start at the pool then go to the beach and... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed during Graduation weekend at USCS and this hotel really took advantage. Our below average 2 queen room over the pool cost $700/night plus $25/day for parking. The mini fridge was broken, the coffee maker didn't work, the hot and cold water lines were reversed in the shower, and to top off the disappointing experience, someone pulled the fire... More 

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit: comfortably appointed room, fantastic room service, delicious dining experience at attached Aquarius Restaurant, heavenly views, Clean pool area and helpful staff. What more do you want?!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place, located RIGHT ON THE BEACH, with a view of the Pier, the volleyball courts, and the Boardwalk, but WITHOUT all the noise of it. Every visit has been great! The rooms are modern, clean, spacious, have amenities that allow for a pleasant visit even if you have to work there. Beautiful, large flat screen, connectivity for computer use,... More 

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Napa, California
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful room on the 9th floor, awesome view with the sound of the ocean to lull us to sleep. Walking distance to the boardwalk, downtown or to take a walk or bike along the paved trail along Cowells beach. Perfect.

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