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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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Aberdeen
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped at Santa. Cruz to decompress after a 14 day road trip before flying out of San Francisco. Really grateful to the guys in TrailFinders who made the recommendation. The hotel is situated right on the beach, next to the jetty. It has a wonderfully positioned restaurant and bar serving their own take on a range of cocktails. Downtown... More

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Santa Cruz, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Santa Cruz, Ca visit The Dream Inn and have a relaxing cocktail or some delicious clam chowder at the Jack O'Neill Lounge and bar. The views are beachfront and are of the beach boardwalk, the historic wharf and the surf break at Cowell's beach. The inside decor is covered with surfboards and the history of the wetsuit founder... More

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Madera, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought the wife for her birthday. Wasn't sure were to take her. She loves the ocean and there are several places she like to go along the coast. We have never stayed the night in Santa Cruz so I thought I would see if I could find somewhere up to our (special occasion) standard. Well I like the joie de... More

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family group of 5 stayed ate the Dream Inn. Its a very nice place with a spectacular setting overlooking the beach and the Pier. It also has a nice pool and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The hotel is very nicely styled with a modernized 1960's feel to it.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for two nights recently as part of a longer road trip and we really enjoyed our stay. A great location overlooking the beach and sea which is very easy to walk to and the boardwalk is only about a 10 minute walk. A slightly longer walk to the town centre which is nice and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there 2 weeks ago. Wish we were back there. Lovely hotel. We had a room on the ground floor with a sea view and very near to the pool. Very friendly staff and great location near to the pier and not far for the fair which has a $1 a ride night on a Monday. Very helpful staff... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this hotel. Milton and I stayed there about 25 years ago during one of our first trips together. I had always remembered the incredible view of beach, pier and boardwalk. Recently we had the pleasure of returning there. It really is a little out of our usual mid-range budget but it is worth the splurge. We stayed in... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed four nights at the Dream Inn over Labor day weekend with our granddaughters, 14 & 11. We had a wonderful time. Every staff member was friendly and helpful. Our room had a balcony with a beautiful view of the beach and ocean, the wharf and the boardwalk. Having a refrigerator was a nice perk. The girls enjoyed the... More

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Fremont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess all depends on what you are looking for in a hotel. Spent $425.00 per night for 3 nights, plus 25.00 per night for parking. Great view, good location however the hotel was just mediocre. Upon entering my room (627) immediately noticed dark stains on the carpet and there were several, I took photographs. One so large, looked the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where do you begin when Everything exceeded your expectations? It started with Katie at the Front Desk, she went way above and beyond the call of duty when we stopped in to see if they had any ocean front rooms available. Not only did she have a room with the view, but she upgraded us to a Beautiful Suite with... 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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Dream Inn, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel Santa Cruz
Dream Hotel Santa Cruz
Coast Santa Cruz Hotel

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