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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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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

it appears all the rooms look out on the water. The rooms are good size and part of the interior color seems on the artsy side but is updated. The front desk staff helpful and polite. The rooms are clean. Nice balcony to sit out on. The wharf is really right next door to the hotel. Also right up the... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Dream Inn is a wonderful place to stay! Right on the sand with beautiful modern rooms - all with balconies and stunning ocean views. Walking distance to the boardwalk and entertainment. The hotel's restaurant, Aquarius, was equally spectacular with its stunning views, delicious food & wine, and amazing service. We loved the heated pool, hot tub, and bar. They... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location of the hotel is awesome, right on the main beach in Santa Cruz; right next to the wharf and Boardwalk. The pool/hot tub overlooking the ocean are great. We stayed in a tower king room which was huge (2 separate room), very well decorated and very comfortable. Probably one of the best examples I've seen of making modern/hip... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing views, right on the beach. Heated pool. Jacuzzi. Walking distance to the boardwalk. You can take your bikes with you and bike from the hotel to the beaches. Hotel can store the bikes for you. Breakfast was great. I would definitely stay here again.

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West Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Dream Inn was just that...a wonderful & dreamy place to stay. It is right on the sand and every room looks out over the sand and the ocean. You are just steps to the wharf...where there are plenty of choices of restaurants. A block or so down the beach is the Boardwalk, if you are interested in the rides... More

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time at the Dream Inn and definitely will go back. The room is fresh, sparkling and attractive, sort of a mod surfer-dude decor with driftwood greys accented by bright orange-reds and lime and yellow. We splurged on the Cathedral Executive King because we had our teen with us on a rollaway. This is not a huge room in terms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our daughter was married on the beach at the Dream Inn Sept 7, 2014. It was a perfect wedding with kudos to Aurora Smith who was the wedding consultant. She is an extremely efficient, warm and lovely lady who kept us on track (and that was a pretty big job), came through with everything she promised and had a wonderful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a sleepless first night in a room near the parking lot and swimming pool, Trevor was very apologetic and found us a nice and quiet room on the upper floor. We had a nice night of sleep. Special thanks to Trevor! Will return to Dream Inn next family reunion!!!

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is the best one in Santa Cruz. Every room has an ocean view. We slept with the window open to listen to the waves all night. Hotel staff is awesome. Made us feel like more than just a hotel guest. We arrived at 1:00 and our room was ready.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Requested a quiet room. Got a room is between the swimming pool and hotel restaurant. It is 10pm Loud party at the pool. And big smoking and a bunch drunk party outside restaurant. Make it even worse the next room has a baby crying and screamMing whole night. Called the front desk, requested to speak to the manager on duty... 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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