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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Greenwich, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel sits right on the beach with great ocean views. Rooms are up to date with great showers. Beds are comfortable though pillows could be better. Nice restaurant on site. Pool and hot tub very enjoyable, as well as the outside heaters when the temperature is a little chilly. Great walking distance to boardwalk. Only reason I have 4... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love the place. It's clean, quiet, located ideally, and has a wonderful overall feel. We stayed only one night (many more nights next visit for sure). We enjoyed the pool, the sound of waves crashing that can be heard from the room, we loved being by the boardwalk, but not too close to it. We loved that the beach... More 

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Peoria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Dream Inn is the only place to stay when visiting Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz has a lot of drug activity which we saw out in the open. I'm not saying you will see gangs of druggies up and drown the Boardwalk but you will walk from your very nice hotel and pass by one person on the bench smoking... More 

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I stayed here for two nights. The hotel has been redecorated in a very modern style that works with the older architecture. Our room was very comfortable with a balcony overlooking the beach and the pool. Extra points for having an actual bathtub! The restaurant overlooks the beach. The food was good, although the service was inconsistent... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's been a year and a half since we stayed here, but we really enjoyed it for an anniversary trip. Our service was good throughout our stay, and we had a beautiful modern room overlooking the beach. We could leave the door to our balcony open to go to sleep to the sound of waves (did almost get a visit... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel during our 40th anniversary trip. It was outstanding! From the minute we arrived the staff was excellent! Pamela at the front desk gave us an upgrade because it was our anniversary. She was so nice. The room was perfect! We were on the 8th floor and our view was awesome. The valet was very polite... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are modern, and I love the fact that I can sleep with the door open with the sounds of the ocean to lull me to sleep. The staff and overall service quality of the hotel is excellent. There are only a couple of shortcomings that I think should be noted. 1. They don't have a gym. 2. The... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Front desk service was great, check in was a breeze, we were able to get the early check request. Our beachfront view was the best part. Smart glass balconies ensure a scenic experience. Minutes away from the wharf and boardwalk. Prime location. Rooms were clean and simply decorated with a retro seventies vibe.

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Beverly, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked it. The service was good. Food expensive, Room above average. Parking a killer per day. I would stay again if my wallet allows. Can't beat the view. THe pool side service seemed high. Nice for families

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5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to treat my sister in law to a nice fun weekend without traveling too far and since I've stayed here 30+ years ago I thought it would be ideal for a quick get a way from San Jose area... Check in was easy and surprisingly BEFORE the 4 o'clock check in time, it was a nice surprise. Room... More 

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