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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
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It was in a perfect location. Rooms were very nice but the no AC sucks. I understand for the most part it's cold, but the rooms were soooo hot! We enjoyed our close walk to the beach. We came back and had two friends visit we were hanging out on our balcony laughing enjoying ourselves at 10pm when we were... More

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming, cozy and clean. We stayed for a B-day get away and was beautiful close drive to the attractions and beach just few steps away from the cottage, bed was very comfortable and a cute kitchen. We loved it and we will definitely come back soon.

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

We hope you'll make Ocean Echo Inn your go-to place for birthday celebrations in the future! Hope to see you before the next celebration! More

Maui, Hawaii
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pictures are deceiving - room was run down - stayed in house - bathroom was moldy - cost was too high for the room we stayed in. Could not recommend the place based on one stay in an old run down room.

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

We sure are sorry you were disappointed in your stay - we hope you'll give us a try again. In one of our remodeled rooms! More

Modesto
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Will definitely stay again, the beach by the cottages was crowded so we went to twin beach about three minutes away. It was a dog friendly beach and was really nice. The Managers were very nice at Ocean Echo!!

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

Glad you and your pup had a good time - our location is great with so many beaches to choose from. See you again soon! More

Shakopee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Homey, Quaint and comfy. Clean and remodeled. Kitchens are awesome to have. This is a unique experience as we are sick of the commercialized hotels. The staff is very friendly. There's a private cove that is awesome for building fires. We paid $135 for a very comfortable bed. Plan on going downtown for breakfast.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review - see you next time! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a the newly renovated room. Mark, the Manager, has a nice personal touch. Very clean and quaintly decorated. We also had a new king size bed in our room You can't beat it for the money. Also, very close to a little beach cove you can walk to for sunsets, etc.

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

We're so glad you had a great time - and slept well on our brand new Euro Top mattress!!! See you next time. More

Concord
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Perfect Location, Very Clean, Comfy Bed, Beautiful View, & Best off all the Managers were extremely kind & helpful with anything we needed. We plan on defiantly coming back here many more times in the future ! A Special Thank you Mark for Everything. Your kindness & Great Accommodation made our stay at your Cottage a great Experience overall. You... More

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! See you next time! More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We really liked the place, cottage 6 was just what we needed, close to the beach. Great service, the room had a kitchen and had everything, just bring your own condiments. I will recommend this place to my friends.

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

Glad you enjoyed your stay! We'll look into the problem with the heater. See you next time! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We made last-minute plans to go away for Memorial Day weekend. We just needed a place for one night, near the beach, with enough space for my family of 5. Ocean Echo had a cottage available. They were willing to waive the 2-night minimum for us. Better experience than what it would have been at a typical motel, which cost... More

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

We're so glad you had a good time! The ping pong table sure was good investment! See you next time! More

1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Very close to the beach...best thing!! Couple that checked us in very accommodating and friendly. We stayed in #6 and would not stay in that again...King bed up against a wall so the person on "the wall"side had to crawl out of the bottom of the bed to get up...please move the bed...the bathroom soaps and shampoo were tiny and... More

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

Thanks for the great suggestions! We are getting our new furniture next week and will be doing some rearranging. We do hope you'll visit us again - remember, all our cottages are different, and have varying configurations! More

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Additional Information about Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

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*
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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A hidden gem with direct access to the beach at Sunny Cove, a favorite local beach between Santa Cruz and Capitola! This property has a private and charming location with quaint rooms and cottages where you can spend the day on your romantic getaway, enjoy fun family events, eat at great local restaurants, then return to the soothing sound of the ocean waves. Some units have fully-equipped kitchens, ocean views & private decks. Some units are dog-friendly. Short walk to restaurants & yacht harbor. Free continental breakfast, free parking & free WiFi. ... more   less 
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