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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 #5 of 52 hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our first visit to Santa Cruz; we looked at many hotels before deciding on the Dream Inn. The hotel sits on a bluff above the ocean on a soft sand beach adjacent to the Santa Cruz pier. All of the rooms face the ocean; there is a pool and hot tub just above the beach with easy access to the... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here on a Spring break trip for two nights. Location was excellent. It is right on the beach and we all fell asleep to the sound of the waves crashing. Our view was excellent, overlooking Cowell's beach. We took surfing lessons right down the beach from the hotel. The room was nice and neat. The kids thought the pool... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed here for 1 night on the way down to Southern Cal. I would definitely stay here again. Pros: The hotel is right on the beach with great views from the room. We cracked the sliding door and could hear the waves crashing while we slept. The valet team was super friendly and recommended a variety... More

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Newington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place! Stayed for one Sunday night while passing through the area with my mom and sister. The pool area is divine with bright colorful lounge chairs and umbrellas, (they had nice outdoor couches around little fireplaces at night too) and has private access to the beach. Fantastic location, in walking distance to the wharf and boardwalk, but far enough... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very happy staying for two nights with nine years old. Right on the beach, the museum across the street, different restaurants withing 3 mints walking distance. Jacuzzi and warm swimming pool. Boardwalk within 5 mints walk. Loved the coffee maker, tea in the room.

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Reno, Nevada, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Good: Great views, cannot be beat. Right on the beach. Walk down from the pool right to the ocean The Bad: $24 a day for parking. Just add the cost to the room, don't stick us with an extra $24/day. Adjacent restaurant is expensive, even for Santa Cruz. The ugly: This place attracts the party crowd and families with... More

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Hanford, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked our stay at Dream Inn through Hotel Tonight. It was a Friday night and was pricey! I have seen this hotel listed on Hotel Tonight through the week for more than $100 cheaper. I think we'll come during the week from now on. Even with the price tag we were pleasantly surprised at the level of customer service,... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel with private beach on the Ocean. Nice room view fantastic view over the bay and the wharf. At night I could hear the waves, making me totally relaxed. the Hotel looks a little bit tired but service was very good. Nice breakfast with view of surfers getting ready to enjoy their day.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I just spend two days at the Dream Inn celebrating my husband’s birthday. I think this is our third time here and it seems that service keeps getting better and better. We LOVE the fact that all rooms are ocean front with a balcony. The sound of waves crashing oh that is just wonderful. However, the cherry... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Starting with the entrance and lobby, I was somewhat underwhelmed given the nightly rate. The tower suite was very spacious with eclectic furnishings, some attractive, some distracting, especially the artwork. Loved the updated bathroom. The bedroom is a huge, tasteful environment with a balcony view of the beach and nearby boardwalk. There was a refrigerator, wonderful coffee maker but no... More

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Additional Information about Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Coast Santa Cruz Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#8 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A fun culmination between the beach and the slightly offbeat town of Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Dream Inn is the ideal destination for a weekend escape, corporate event, family vacation or a romantic getaway. ... more   less 
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Dream Inn, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel
Dream Hotel Santa Cruz
Coast Santa Cruz
Coast Santa Cruz Hotel

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