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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved staying at the Dream Inn during the week before our daughter's wedding reception which was hosted there in their Seaside Room. The guest rooms were clean, the beds comfortable, the showers and amenities wonderful, and the view spectacular! This hotel is not the Four Seasons. It's an older hotel, but if you love beach decor and reminiscing about... More 

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

Gloria - Thank you so much for the privilege of hosting your daughters wedding reception! What a special day! Your comments have made everyone smile and the recognition is very much appreciated. The Dream Inn sits on an amazing stretch of beach and we are truly authentic Santa Cruz. Thank you again Gloria and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to stay with the wife and kids! Hotel and property are clean and safe. Accommodations are comfortable and the location on the beach is perfect. Valet park the car and walk to restaurants and the boardwalk.

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

Dear 4Espos - We are so glad you had a relaxing visit. The beach location and sounds of the ocean certainly help one to unwind and enjoy Santa Cruz. Thank you for taking the time to share your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! In the Spirit of Hospitality, Robert Shelley Area Managing Director More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Santa Cruz for a long weekend to celebrate a special birthday. Although we live less than an hour away we felt we were faraway in vacation wonderland. Among all things that we loved about the hotel, it was the balcony overlooking the bay and the sound of the waves that took us over the top. Going to... More 

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

Dear Celloheidi, Sometimes the best vacations are the ones in your own back yard. Thank you for making the trip from Palo Alto and joining us for the weekend. We recently went into our winter menus for both food and drink and happy to see your comments and appreciation. We'll keep the sounds of the waves going for you until... More 

Boulder Creek, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel in a fun walkable surf town. Perfect balance of sophistication and funky vibe. Bring your binoculars and try to spot sea lions and otters. Pool and beach right outside the hotel; you can even bring 2-way radios and keep tabs on family members from the room.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Well 10 years since last visit, it's had a revamp, service great, food ok, location great, room size we like a lot (it's huge) bar a little loud if it's full, view in the morning is why your staying here, that's if you like sunrises over the water.

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

Dee - Thank you for visiting the Dream Inn and sorry it took you 10 years to make it back. We appreciate your kind words in reference to our service, large rooms and wonderful sunrise. Look forward to welcome in you back soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is situated in one of the best location Santa Cruz. We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The restaurant had a very good menu. It was a beautiful experience from start to end. Thank you very much

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

Andrew - So glad you enjoyed your stay and we too think we have the best location in Santa Cruz. Sitting on the ocean tends to earn that title, but providing a beautiful experience from start to finish is a wonderful compliment to our staff. Thanks you and I look forward to your return. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Dream Inn and stay there whenever I am in Santa Cruz. I love the fact that every room has an ocean view and that it is close to the wharf, boardwalk and West Cliff Drive. We always go for a walk on West Cliff drive and see otters, seals, sea lions, and even whales sometimes. It is... More 

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

Dear DiDiFoodie - We appreciate you taking the time and sharing the reasons why you enjoying coming to Santa Cruz and staying at the Dream Inn. Being able to watch so much marine life from your balcony or a short walk down the wharf makes this place special. The waves are getting bigger this time of year so hurry back... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from our fourth floor deluxe king room was superb. You can look straight down at the beach. The room is nicely decorated in a contemporary 60's style. There was some noise in the halls which travel very loudly and the air conditioning heating unit was old and very noisy. As I learned later and as other people have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant location. Hotel restaurant had a good menu, food was brilliant. Good breakfast choices. Friendly staff, clean rooms. Good location for boardwalk and 10 minute walk to shops. Would definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay! Location is convenient to everything. Boardwalk and beach right outside the door. Every room has a ocean view that is amazing to people watch, watch the sunset or sunrise or eat breakfast on the balcony! The rooms are pretty standard. Nothing very special. Clean and roomy enough. Bathroom lighting could be better. Staff very polite and... 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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Also Known As:
Dream Inn, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel Santa Cruz
Dream Hotel Santa Cruz
Coast Santa Cruz Hotel
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz

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