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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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Santa Clarita, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the Dream Inn. Have stayed here before when my daughter graduated from UCSC. This time it was winter and it was just as awesome. The ocean view was amazing. Staff was spot on. Incredibly helpful and caring. Love this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz is perfect. All of the rooms have a view of the gorgeous Monterey Bay including the SC wharf and pier. We loved watching the many surfers and crashing waves against the adjacent cliffs. You can walk north along West Cliff Drive which has fantastic paths that follow the coastline with many... More 

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San Jose, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every room faces the ocean! I love to crack my balcony at night and listen to the waves, awesome. They have a wonderful, friendly staff. I like that they have a restaurant and lounge in the hotel, why so you can always get a great meal, my fav Fish & Chips and if you have a drink you don't have... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If your memories date back to the old Dream Inn... You're in for a treat. The location remains the same, but everything else is way better. Customer service is at the top of their list , and you will feel it everywhere. Rooms are just ok , but the view is fantastic ! Bathrooms are quite nice at this price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a good rate for a room in January. In the summer, especially on a week-end, it's very difficult to get any kind of discount. I always enjoy coming here, but often notice there are small things not quite right. Valet parking was great, but you have no choice but to pay $25 a night for it. Check-in was excellent,... More 

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Los Angeles
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night in January. I booked the basic room and asked for a high floor and when we checked in we were upgraded to a cloud room, thanks to belonging to their loyalty club, the Joy of Life club. We were also given a bottle of wine at check in. Our room was on the top... More 

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Thank wired2theworld
rshelley, General Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Wired, Thank you so much for providing your feed back in regard to your stay at the Dream Inn. We are glad you took full advantage of our loyalty program and look forward to your return soon. With warm regard, Bob Shelley More 

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked The Dream Inn in order to see friends who were staying in Santa Cruz. The front desk employees were very gracious and accommodating. There were many families that weekend, and they therefore arranged for a room in the tower where it was peaceful. The view is perfect and the rooms are well appointed, clean and attractive. I hadn't... More 

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

Dear Tahoe, Thank you, especially for the title "A Hotel That Cares"... We are so glad you made a return visit and provided us your thoughtful comments. We agree the view is perfect and rooms well appointed, but without the staff, it wouldn't be the hotel it is. Thank you for capturing all the wonderful things our hotel offers. Look... More 

Santa Cruz, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every room has an ocean view. It's beautiful. It's hip. It's so very Santa Cruz. Yay! I've stayed at The Dream Inn for extended periods on several occasions I will likely stay here again. So here's some details that will hopefully help others plan for their stay and/or help the hotel improve. I will often change hotel rooms at least... More 

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

Dear MonarchX, We are glad you are able to visit us on a regular basis. Please accept my apology for the condition you found your room. We will be remodeling the rooms this fall and look forward to having you back again. Your detailed comments have been shared with the staff as we continually look for ways to improve. All... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for four nights due to a family event in town. The room was modern, clean and comfortable and large. The bed and pillows are truly plush. It rained a lot but even still the private terrace is a delight and we could walk to the wharf. One oddity was only one robe when there were two of... More 

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

Dear Shozgirl, Thank you for your recent review in regard to staying at the Dream Inn. Please accept my apology for the robe not being delivered as well as the timing for dinner. I have shared your comments with the mangers and very much appreciate you sharing with us. We look forward to your return, and hopefully the sun is... More 

Litchfield, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is right on the beach a short walking distance from the pier. We stayed over Christmas and had no issues with beach noise. We were also on the 3rd floor which had amazing views of the water. We did not try the hotel restaurant due to the limited menu choices for the holiday. Staff was great loved the... More 

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

Dear Melissa, Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 circle review. This is a fun time of the year to visit and make the Dream Inn a winter retreat. The waves and surf are mesmerizing to watch. We look forward to your return. Warm regard, Bob Shelley More 

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