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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 #6 of 16 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 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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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Sonoma, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good thing about this place is that their is a small beach right by the hotel. The 2 folks operating this establishment are the 2 sweetest people in the world. I love them. They were so helpful and friendly. The room was clean. If you are staying here, please stay in room 8 10 or 12. 12 was amazing... More

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Walnut Creek, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay. We were in a newly remolded studio style room. The pro's: Very friendly managers. Nice little breakfast choices yogurt , coffee, bagels, tea and doughnuts! Walk to the beach two minutes. VERY clean beach yes there are bits of the fire pits from the night befor. However, NO TRASH or Dog poop. Full mini kitchen.... More

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SF Bay Area, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our studio was remodeled, well appointed, clean and comfortable. I'm gathering they are updating the place so it's worth asking about the state of each room/cabin. Some units I believe have a bit of an ocean view and some are dog friendly (adjacent Long Beach is dog friendly). Breakfast is a little weak as is the TP! Location is hard... More

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East Rockaway, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Usually the term 'motel' fills me with dread. This place was a pleasant exception to the rule. Owners are really friendly, rooms are cute and cozy. There are multiple patios to just sit and lounge, and table tennis out front. Ample parking, close to everything, and a stones throw from the beach! The only downside is that the interior of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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 July 10, 2014

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

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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*
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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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