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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 #6 of 52 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011
Gary and Pat M Foresthill, California
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Foresthill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

We arrived early, no problem, staff was eager to make our stay special. The rooms were exceptionally clean and nicely decorated. Wouldn't call it elegant but it was a very nice room for the beach front. We enjoyed the private balcony and private gate to the beach. We walked out onto the wharf and ate at great restaurants. Had room... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Wow. I have been ripped off at hotels before, but this one takes the cake. They crushed me on a rack rate as a result of last minute reservation. I understand such is life - but $339 for a November night??? I can understand that at a Four Seasons or Ritz. Heck, I can even understand it for a Westin... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011 via mobile

My son and I found the Dream Inn on the Internet while touring the coast. We were impressed from the minute wet set eyes on the place. It started with our drive up to the hotel when we were greated by the valet. He was actually happy and eager to help us. We proceeded to the lobby and were further... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

We have stayed at the Dream Inn in the past but lately on a more regular basis in August during the last 3 years. A bit pricey for this time of year but worth it. My boyfriend uses a wheelchair and we have found the bathroom modifications to be some of the best among the many hotels/resorts where we have... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

We booked a last minute overnight stay with the kids here. This is the second time that we've stayed at this hotel. We love this place! It is within walking distance to many restaurants and to the boardwalk. The hotel has it's own beach access. The pool is nicely heated. Love the room and liked that we had direct access... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

I stayed at the Dream Inn for one night due to a business meeting. But, that one night alone makes me want to come back again! The hospitality, professionalism, and welcoming environment made me feel comfortable. This is a place that I would definitely recommend to anyone and it is a place that I plan to come back to.

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Chico, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Got a discount upgrade to a Cloud King room on the 10th floor. Very nice room and very nice view. Staff was great and the hotel is spotless, but there are a few pesky shortcomings one wouldn't expect in a hotel for this price point. Heating in the room is anemic, which can be important during much of the year... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011 via mobile

Our stay was wonderful in every way! From the prime location, of our room, to the Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Sparkling Cider delivered to our room, we were pampered beyond our expectations!! Our 30th anniversary was acknowledged by almost every staff member that we came in contact with.....very special and very much appreciated! We will definitely return! Thank you Dream... More

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

We had the occasion to stay at the Dream Inn just one night while in transit. The staff was most courteous and helpful, the facilitates were clean and very up to date. We stayed in one of the "cloud" rooms overlooking the ocean--Great. I can totally recommend this hotel

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

We visit Santa Cruz several times a year, and always look forward to our stay at the Dream Inn! Our most recent stay in September again exceeded our expectations. The views of the ocean and pier are amazing with the sound of waves crashing as you fall asleep on the incredibly comfortable bed. Best location in Santa Cruz with a... 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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