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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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  • 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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Pismo Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love staying at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz. The hotel and staff are all top rate. You can not find a better group of Valets at any other hotel. Since the accommodations and staff are all first rate, the only reason not to stay at the Dream Inn is the price. I recommend looking for deals, going off-season... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't beat the location. Five stars for that but for service, I'd give them two. The front desk staff is not very friendly or warm and inviting. Each time we went to the front desk, we had to ask for help. Almost like we were bothering them. The room is beautiful, very cozy and quaint! Views are breathtaking! Another... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every time we go to the dream inn we have a great time! the service is excellent from the front desk to the bell boys, to the pool staff and the wonderful house keepers. The views are beautiful and the location is great!

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this place. My daughter's and grandchildren make this place our annual summer get a away. Great hotel staff. Love the restaurant. Pool! So close to the beach. Just fantastic. Thank you. See you next year!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked Dream Inn for two nights at an amazing rate through their website. I was surprised at how affordable it was given in the past when I had looked it was out of my price range. This was a mini vacay before I return to work from having been on maternity leave. Myself, husband and three month old baby... More

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Olympia,Wa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel was a complete nightmare. I got knots in my stomach when I entered the hallway leading to our room. It was beat up, dark, dirty, run down, smelly and just plain creepy. When we arrived in our room there was a very foul smell and huge dirty/wet spot on the floor. We asked to change rooms. We we... More

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved being right on the beach, the wharf and the boardwalk. Nice clean accommodations, great restaurant and helpful staff. looking forward to our next visit! Walking distance to everything so you can park and forget about your car

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Friendly accommodating staff, well appointed spacious rooms. Delicious meals both in suite and in the hotel restaurant. Large pool area and beachfront access. Great location close to everything Santa Cruz. Despite the funky name this is a great property.

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Redwood City, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Location can't be beat and the staff was super friendly and helpful. Got a free bottle of wine for being a Joie de Vivre loyalty club member - love that! Rooms were clean and in excellent condition. I thought it was a bit pricey, but I guess you get what you pay for.

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Middleton, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel was very modern, up to date, comfy, pretty and right on the coast. I would most definetly go back and stay! We were just passing through Santa Cruz, but we would love to go back and stay longer. The only downside was having to pay extra to park each night.

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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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