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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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Dream Inn is a retro style hotel located next to the pier in Santa Cruz. Your paying for location here. We paid $339 a nite, over $400 per nite if you include taxes and the $24 per day parking charge whether or not you use valet. The hotel has a retro 70's style but it is clean an comfortable.... More 

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Valley Springs, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service, room and location cannot be beat. We've stayed there for over 40 years. It's just the best. The ocean is so close to the rooms. A nice ocean breeze at night. House keeping is over the top. The staff is wonderful. Just go there and you'll always return.

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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here 2 nights in July. The first night we got a 2 queen bed room. It was beautiful. The hotel is intelligently designed so every room faces the beach and has a balcony. 2nd night was just my husband and I. We sprung for the Romance package and got a King Suite with a gas fireplace and soaker... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This retro hotel blends in with the Santa Cruz groove. The old California beach town charm is alive in this modern but quirky hotel. It is in a great location, walking distance to the boardwalk and surf museum, across the street from a coffee shop, right next to the pier with restaurants and local shops. The area is nice and... More 

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Aptos
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live locally, but a few times a year I gather daughters and granddaughters and we head to the Dream Inn. We just returned from our second visit this summer, as my eldest (age 25) granddaughter came into town. She had missed our yearly June Birthday Bash and spending time with the younger girls (7 and 4), so we had... More 

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rshelley, General Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear sue u, Thank you for making the long 10 minute journey from Aptos. :) This might be the one time we say its not about the journey but the destination. Thank you for your continued visit to the Dream Inn and making this your destination. We have so many returning guest that have been visiting us for years. We... More 

Lemoore, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Room 212 as part of a family vacation. Our mother in law booked the rooms and the staff, though she had called ahead and let them know we would be there, acted as if they had never heard of such a thing. They did not deliver the bottle of wine as part of the membership program. When... More 

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rshelley, General Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear lisayoung57, Thank you for taking the time and providing your experience in regard to your visit with us. I am truly disappointed to hear of the condition you found our room in. This should have never been rented with the items you have described. We have since remedied the issues as well as implemented actions to allow us to... More 

Elk Grove, California
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Received an e-mail for early. Check in,plus I had called.Never got a response. View was ok,you can see the ocean,but I requested a room on a high level,was put on the 2nd floor so our view was over looking the pool,not a good view.Pool was very noisy,adults were drinking alcohol in the pool.children under 12yrs were in the spa without... More 

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rshelley, General Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear PeacefulRN, We are disappointed to learn of your experience with us. We absolutely value your comments and your choosing the hotel for your ocean getaway. Please accept our apology that we were not able to provide a better experience. Sincerely, Bob Shelley More 

Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is absolutely nothing to complain about at this hotel! The location, directly on the beach, is fabulous! The pool was warm and inviting with comfortable lounge chairs that overlook the beach and the barside service at the pool was also appreciated! The hot tub was wonderful. Service at the hotel was impeccable - everyone we encountered was friendly and... More 

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rshelley, General Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anne-Marie E, Thank you so much for sharing your Fabulous review on TripAdvisor. You captured one of the best parts of staying with us; the sound of the ocean. Truly something special and our staff is grateful to hear that they too were just as amazing. Thank you for making the journey from Toronto, Bob Shelley More 

San Diego, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights at the Dream Inn last week. The rooms and the views are outstanding. The staff was helpful and responsive. We enjoyed drinks in the lounge and breakfast in the restaurant. The pool and spa are convenient and access to the beach was a big plus. It's a short walk to the wharf and the amusement park... More 

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rshelley, General Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear StanS40, Thank you for being our guest and it was truly our pleasure to serve you. We appreciate you taking the time are sharing your experience on this site. It sounds like you had an opportunity to enjoy the our amenities both at the hotel and those right out our front door. We are happy to read we didn't... More 

Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view of the ocean is amazing, rooms are very clean and comfortable. The service is great including the restaurant which was to die for. Hotel is on the beach within walking distance of the wharf and the boardwalk. Would recommend.

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rshelley, General Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear a95380, Thank you for staying with us for an extended weekend. Now with your son close by, we look forward to welcoming you back soon and often!. Our staff is very much appreciative to hear the best part of your stay was their service. The location is pretty good too! Thank you so much, Bob Shelley More 

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