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Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

2.0 of 5 Inn   |   401 Johans Beach Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Ranked #5 of 16 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
juldenza Firebaugh, California
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Firebaugh, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this inn by accident. Price was what we were looking for since it was only a one night getaway and decided to try it. Mark and Betty are very nice and enjoyed talking to them. We are already planning on going back!! Want to take the whole family! Beach is just 25 yds away and the view from... More

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Betty S, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

We're so glad you found us! See you again soon! More

Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm having mixed feelings about writing a review that will benefit all who read it. I don't want to sound like a Debbie downer. but..... Yes, the rooms are going through renovations, however have no charm. No pictures, dated bland furniture. Our floor was filthy, and there was someone else's hair on the shower stall wall. Bath towels and toilet... More

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Betty S, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

We're so sorry you were disappointed in your stay. We have purchased artwork and are in the process of installing it - our furniture and mattresses are all brand new, sorry you didn't like our choice. We will definitely address your other concerns! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More

Olivehurst, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off I'd like to say that Mark and Betty are amazing hosts, very friendly and helpful. Ocean Echo is certainly the place to stay in Santa Cruz. Everything was wonderful and our cottage was very cute and clean. Loved being able to grill on private deck and enjoy the ocean. Just steps away from the beach. Our three night... More

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Betty S, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

We can't wait for you to come back! See you next time. More

Calgary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night in September on our way to San Fran. Brought our dog with us. Booked over the phone and the owner was very sweet. Was given a recently remodeled room which was clean and cute. Checked in around 10 pm and out around 10 am. At first glance it felt like the renovations were really making this place... More

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Betty S, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

We're sorry you weren't completely satisfied with your stay! We have upgraded our toiletries to an organic natural wild citrus blend and will be purchasing new towels. Our mattresses are brand new Euro Top - we had hoped everyone would sleep comfortably on them. Thanks for your suggestions! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, open airy rooms! We even grilled steaks on our own private deck. Excellent view of the ocean, only 55 steps to the sand. Loved falling asleep to the sound of the surf. Thanx so much, we will be back!

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So glad you enjoyed yourselves! See you soon. More

Bountiful, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mark and Betty great hosts. Love the deck and the view of the ocean. Beds and pullout sofa not as comfortable as I'd like for the price. Very clean not all the utensils in the kitchen that you might need. Complimentary continental breakfast was very nice.

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Betty S, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

It's easy to be good hosts when you have great guests! Thanks for staying with us - see you next time! For future - we have extra dishes, pots, pans, utensils in the office! More

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just stayed here for Labor Day 2014 - and we'll be back. This is a charming "motel" that was actually a former farmhouse - with a small but fantastic beach 50 yards down a tiny side road. You're paying for the location ... Sunny Cove is WONDERFUL. And you're essentially in the Twin Lakes area, with that great beach... More

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Betty S, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us!! Great tip about wine & ping pong! See you next time! More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stayed four nights in a cottage with King bed and loved it. Pretty decor, great bed. On a great little beach. Betty and Mark were kind and unobtrusive. Great to have a wee kitchen of our own and breakfast basics supplied.

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Betty S, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

We're missing you as well! See you next time you're on this side of the world! More

Sonoma, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed in the Water Tower, Unit 10, which suited my husband, my dog, and me just fine. It was located apart from the other units and had a small fenced yard which was perfect for our pet. The location is probably the best feature - half a block from dog friendly Sunny Cove Beach. It's also a short drive... More

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Betty S, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us! We've been doing some upgrading to Cottage 10 - we've installed a new fence and artificial grass - so now the grass is always green! See you next time! More

Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for one week and during that time we were very well treated by the couple that manages and conserves the place clean and pleasant. The place is comfortable and decorated in a familar and way. Is also very weel located and close to everything you need to have a enjoyable and relaxing stay. We... More

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Betty S, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Glad you had a great time! We've actually done some remodeling to the Water Tower - you'll have to come back and see what we've done! More

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Address: 401 Johans Beach Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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