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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
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was lovely, I was a little concerned about the noise from the pool area as we were on level 2 but this wasn't an issue. We were stating over Easter so a busy time. The rooms were lovely, confortable and up to date. We lounged around the pool drinking cocktails and chilling... More 

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We come to Santa Cruz often as we are only an hour and a half away but this was the first time we stayed at the Dream Inn. First of all. Omar at the front desk. He is the man. I don't know if it was because they were at capacity, but we got upgraded to a cloud room on... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at the Dream Inn. Our room had an amazing view. The hotel staff was exceptionally friendly, from the valet to the front desk to the housekeeping crew. THe location is perfect, walking distance to the pier, the boardwalk, restaurants and bars.

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765 reviews 765 reviews
88 hotel reviews
1,709 helpful votes 1,709 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in town on business and my daughter, her husband little year old grandson were with us this time. We had two rooms for two nights for both of our families. Rooms 420 and 421. The rooms are clean and have balconies with pretty views of the wharf and beach. There is a restaurant on-site also where we enjoyed... More 

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

Dear Syrahgirl - Thank you for sharing the positive elements of your stay with us. As a Top Contributor, your comments are very appreciate and helpful. There is no dispute the location is amazing, especially when you can lounge by the pool or enjoy the view from your balcony. With that said, please accept our sincerest apology for what you... More 

Pacifica, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been staying at the Dream Inn since 2010. I have seen their remodeling transformations for the best. Even though I am only an hour away when I get their I feel like I am in Paradise!. The staff all provide "STELLAR" service. The rooms all face the beautiful ocean and the hotel is on the beach. The Dream... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff is worth every penny at the fabulous Dream Inn. They were accommodating, helpful, gave us free parking and a breakfast for the inconvenience of having to walk through the picket line. I do wish they'd keep the spa cleaner. It was a little dirty and needed to be filtered.

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Bellevue, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a cloud level ocean view room. The view is the only reason to stay at this hotel. The room decor was fine. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and the shower water pressure was excellent, but the walls were very thin. We could hear kids running up and down the halls until past 10 at night... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a Professional Photographer I tend to arrive in the middle of the night to check-in at most places I stay as my drive is constantly interrupted by frequent stops for photo opps.This adventure was no different.I was met by a fairly new employee that from the moment I arrived until the moment I checked out was 100% the BEST.The... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like funky, comfortable places then this hotel will be a good fit. I don't mind this when paying for a good location but I can see how other travelers might have higher expectations. I agree with other reviewers that the finishes were not very nice. This isn't that important to me so I enjoyed our room. Lobby and... More 

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Orem, Utah
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18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is definitely the nicest one in this part of the beach. It is right next to the wharf and has a beach and a pool. Very close to everything. The pool is in the shade, FYI. My room was awesome -- I was worried because it was on the main floor and across from the elevator, but it... More 

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