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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 3 weeks ago
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Fresno, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will be paying a premium price but you will be at the best, cleanest and sweetest hotel in Santa Cruz. I have been to this hotel about 30 times throughout the past 25 years and it has never disappointed me. For all you people that left negative reviews, go somewhere else, pay less, then when it's not as good... More

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Seminole, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like the ocean, the location of the Dream Inn is just perfect. This is a great place to decompress and relax. My lower level room was very comfortable and offered a prime view of the beach. Due to the way Santa Cruz is situated on the coast, you will have the opportunity to watch a beautiful sunrise over... More

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New York City, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building looks like it was once an older motel that was then renovated into a tastefully modern yet retro beach hotel. I was on the 7th floor with a view out over the beach and water. Room was a good nice though bathroom was a tad cramped. I didn't get a chance to use it but there is a... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice modern decor, bright, great view of the pier, no room-to-room noise, overlooks the pier wich has a lot to offer; stores, fishing, sea lions, etc. Parking was exorbitant for the area, $24. Checkin/Check-out not so smooth, needs work.

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Fairfax, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We stayed here last weekend after attending a show at The Catalyst. The hotel is very nice and our room had sweeping views of the ocean. The beds were comfortable and the amenities were nice as well. The pool and hot tub were heated too. Excellent proximity to downtown. I would recommend and stay again.

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Jamestown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for a week and it was really great. Walking distance to many things and just a nice get a way location when in town. You could walk down to the pier and grab breakfast, and walk over to the boardwalk to check out attractions. I would recommend this hotel to a friend.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The hotel has been redone with a mid century feel and we loved it. Plus we had a great view of the ocean; heard the surf; and could walk to the pier. Perfect stopping place while driving down the coast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This hotel is great! Right next to the beach with a lovely salt water pool. They had a beautiful restaurant and we were a short walk away from the rides and pier where you can do canoeing. A fantastic insight to the Santa Cruz life... They need to make the whole swimming/ hot tub area bigger but overall a nice... More

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Germantown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Just stayed at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz. The hotels location is great. Easy to get to everything. Go out the door and make a right you have the Wharf, and Boardwalk. you can walk to both in less then 5 minutes. But if you want the real treat make a left and go for a rude or walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My husband and I stayed here right after the holidays for some much needed R and R and the Dream Inn delivered!! Every room faces the ocean, so we listened to the waves lapping on the sand every night. This is the only hotel right on the beach in Santa Cruz, so you are literally steps away from the sand.... 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 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#3 Family 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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Coast Santa Cruz Hotel

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