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Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Coast Santa Cruz Hotel)
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Ranked #6 of 52 hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is ok as just a stopover location. Great views of the beach and pier and perfectly acceptable rooms but there's just something missing with it. Pool is crowded with lots of noisy kids, which is fair enough but not want even our own teenage kids wanted.

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Sacramento, California
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11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were lucky to get a 10th floor room with a fantastic view of the Pier and Boardwalk. The crash of the waves was nice to hear all night. In Monterey we listened to screaming birds. We watched people play in the sand and swim in the pool from our high perch and later took on stroll on the pier.... More

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San Francisco, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I cannot understand how this hotel stays in business. Are the other hotels in Santa Cruz that bad? As soon as we pulled up behind the long line of cars and attempted to wait for valet, I knew something was wrong. As we waited I watched as one valet went back a forth....ONE VALET at the rush of check-in. I... More

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Lake Arrowhead, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First let me say that I have been staying at this property for 50 years so I have seen lots of changes and not many of them good. The Dream Inn has been bought and sold over and over so many times and always with the same result. The new owners always remodel and raise rates. Its hard to swallow... More

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13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms very clean and comfortable, excellent ocean and wharf views. Valet parking or self parking across the road. Pool small, but well maintained and busy pool bar. Also access to the beach from the pool area

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Denver, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ocean view see through private patios in the tower are incredible, we were able to fall asleep listening to the ocean, the pool was a perfect way to spend an afternoon sipping from the poolside bar, and the banana pancakes from room service were yummy! You can't get any closer to the pier either so everything Santa Cruz is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With expectations set high - dream inn was the perfect location to soak in the Santa Cruz spirit. The walk to the boardwalk was ideal and the pool service was a slice of perfection!!! The Resturant is perfect for families of all sizes and ages! Thanks Jacob and Cali for the wonderful service!!! Much appreciated!!

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The position of this hotel is amazing with stunning views over the ocean. The rooms are a great size and the beds very comfortable. Bathroom was a bit small but the shower was good. With each room having a balcony it is the perfect seaside hotel. We ate in the restaurant which again overlooked the sea. The food was excellent.... More

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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean hotel with no specific interest. The pool is crowded and is loud.the ballet parking is obnoxious and of no interest. Rooms are clean but have no charm. No kind attentions. There is no life in this hotel which is a sleeping place with a nice view. Too bad

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as others have noted, it is the only beachfront hotel. Adjacent to the wharf and close to the bustling amusement park. Nice and friendly welcome. Our room, a Cathedral King, was spacious with a lovely high ceiling, and exceptional views of the bay and the Wharf. a warning to those who need a dark room - - these rooms do... 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*
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