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Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

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401 Johans Beach Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Paradise, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at the Ocean Echo Motel for years, as has my family. One year we did the Wharf to Wharf race, in July. This place is good for families with kids, trundle beds, or choose a romantice room with private balcony, or if you are looking for serenity, stay in the Victorian or any of the cottages or... More 

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Thanks for the great review! See you next time! More 

Truckee, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to stay with the family, steps from the small beach where we watched dolphins and whales swim by! We were close enough to ride our bikes into the boardwalk and enjoy the day. Mark the owner was so helpful and kind!

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We're so glad the dolphins made an appearance for you! Glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a cute and quaint motel with a beach feel vibe, the location is a hit and the price is a steal. You're literally a few steps walking distance to the beach. Mark the manager is a cool dude too. He provides a little breakfast in the morning before you start your adventures. It's a nice family retreat.... More 

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We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We think Mark is pretty cool too! More 

California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I, as well as our 7 year old daughter stayed at the Ocean echo Inn ( Cottage 5) and I have to tell you, as soon as we drove up the property, I was smitten. I couldn't believe what a find this was. The way the Inn sits, and the beautiful scenery, and care they take to... More 

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

Thank you so much! We do work hard to keep our property looking good. How exciting that we are your home away from home! See you next time. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cozy cottage accommodation. Rooms are well appointed and spacious. The bed was ridiculously comfy! Host was very warm, friendly and helpful. The beach is only steps away. Continental breakfast is basic but hit the spot. Cannot fault this place. Wish we stayed longer than one night!

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Thanks so much! Next time stay a little longer! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to stay. Clean and updated. So close to beach. Even after loosing power on block came through with hot coffee. My pet was welcomed Only problem the stay was to short. Our hosts were friendly. A very relaxing place to be

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

Thank you! You'll just have to stay longer next time!! More 

Santa Clara, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent and romantic stay at the inn. Where the manager was kind enough to upgrade us the wonderful room with the ocean view. You could hear the sound of the sea roaring even in your sleep. The breakfast was good too and have to mention, the private beach is totally worth a clambake.

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We're so glad you enjoyed that incredible view! See you next time! More 

San Jose, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed in cottage #6. We really liked this place for the following reasons: ~There are 2 queen beds in one room and a king and a pullout couch in the other room ~There is a fully equipped kitchen ~Free Wi-Fi ~There is a private deck, patio furniture to relax in, and BBQ that are all designated for this particular... More 

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

Thanks so much for the great review! We love it when our guests leave happy and can't wait to return. See you next time! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My fiancée and I stayed in room 12 for a night on our way up the coast to our Sonoma wedding. Firstly... What a view! You can hear the waves crashing on the nearby beach, and having breakfast on our private balcony was absolutely gorgeous. The room is clean and the bed is comfortable. I'm afraid I didn't catch the... More 

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

First of all, we are so sorry for the misunderstanding! We close the office at 10:00 pm, but that does not mean guests cannot check-in later (just last night we had an 11:30 pm check-in). We ask guests for their estimated time arrival basically so we know how late we have to stay up - it's absolutely no problem! We... More 

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Right on the beach, cozy cottage,and it was clean and very comfortable. We had our own grill and kitchen which was wonderful. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Would recommend for anyone to stay here!

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Thanks for staying with us! It is nice to have your own private deck and BBQ! More 

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