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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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  • 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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Fresno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not what it's cracked up to be. Very disappointed in our experience there as it's very over-priced and the room was just average and small. Not even a chair to sit in and relax but did have 2 bar stools. Bathroom very limited for space and shower had no way to keep water off the floor. No shower... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is with a sad heart that give ocean echo inn a bad rating, but unfortunately we were given 3 weeks notice that our confirmed accommadation would no longer be available. This should not happen, especially not during high season, as we struggled to book anything at such a late stage.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place, wonderful beach. My cottage was modern, spic-and-span clean, and I really appreciated having the kitchenette. It's a little tricky to find, but once you're there, it's heaven! Free Wi-Fi, parking, everything one could want.

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

Thank you for staying with us! Glad you had a good time. More 

East Bay, Bay Area
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were desperate to find a place that is not a hotel, but located near the ocean, so the younger of us could play. Price wasn't a main concern, location and quality was. This place pretty much fit the bill and there was one cottage left. It was what we needed as it has a beautiful bedroom (with no door)... More 

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

Thanks for your suggestions. That cottage is next on our list to remodel. Glad you had some nice memories. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for our 16th anniversary. The inn is quite,clean and charming. The owners lovely. Conveniently located between Santa Cruz and Capitola. I love the little beach located next to it. We will be back.

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Hope to see you on your 17th anniversary! More 

Firebaugh, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

my daughter and I stayed here and it was really nice. Beach is about a half block away. Owners are very nice and helpful. Rooms are very spacious. I will definitely stay here again! Bed was very comfortable and they had a large patio to Bbq or just sit and view ocean. Very close to Crows Nest Restaurant. Plus a... More 

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

Thanks for staying with us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

This was a wonderful hotel the staff are so nice even made a reservation for dinner for us ..will definitely be back. And the beach is just a two second walk from the hotel you will definitely love this place.

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Thanks for staying with - until next time! More 

San Dimas, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stayed in #12 and enjoyed every minute of it. This place is adorable and the staff is great! The owners were awesome and friendly! It's clean and close to the beach! The shower was AWESOME!! We will be coming back for sure!! I am really disappointed in the negative reviews that I read before coming here. People need to... More 

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

Thanks for the kind words! See you next time! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in cottage #4! We originally had reservations for cottage #11, but my wife wanted a room with a kitchen! So the morning of our reservations we call to see if cottage #4 was available. It was! We asked if we could change rooms seeing as we haven't checked in yet, they said we could, no questions asked! We... More 

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

Thank you! We were happy to be able to accommodate you with Cottage 4! See you next time! More 

Paradise, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

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 

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