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Aquarius - Dream Inn

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175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Bay Street)
8314605012
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great View, Great Food

A warm welcome from Alec, a window table, with an ocean view and delicious food; what more is there? The clam chowder was delicious, and the huge portion was actually more than I could finish. The Sunday menu was a brunch menu, and there weren't too many choices. I had a hamburger and fries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
birdie57
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Modesto
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Windsor, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Menu and food only so-so. We had hamburgers which are hard to mess up, and they were luke warm and not very tasty. Wait staff was friendly and prompt with service

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Wonderful options for breakfast and the views were so pretty! The omelet was large and fluffy and full of our requested items and the steel cut oats had plenty of berries for each bite. Staff was warm, pleasant and efficient. We will most certainly return.

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San Rafael, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If they still have it, the Dream Inn has one or two suites set aside with bunkbeds for families traveling with children too young to be left in their own room. That was almost like getting to

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Vermont
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Loved the food, service, and decor! We only had breakfast at Aquarius during our two-night stay at the Dream Inn. Fantastic ambiance and views.

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Modesto
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115 reviews 115 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A warm welcome from Alec, a window table, with an ocean view and delicious food; what more is there? The clam chowder was delicious, and the huge portion was actually more than I could finish. The Sunday menu was a brunch menu, and there weren't too many choices. I had a hamburger and fries. Huge hamburger and tons of fries,... More 

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Pacifica, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

When I stay at the Dream Inn I enjoy a great meal, atmosphere and view at the Aquarius Restaurant. They offer pool side service along with room service. Their bar area in the restaurant is accommodating to families with kids and do serve full dinner meals at the bar. It is a Must Eat Restaurant if you are in the... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Recently had breakfast overlooking the ocean in santa cruz. Great view of the surfers at Aquarius breakfast was a little pricey but the eggs were cooked perfect and the chicken apple sausage was good but the breakfast potatoes were terrible

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Orem, Utah
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This restaurant is better than most hotel restaurants, but it is very pricey. Right outside the hotel on the wharf are much more local-feeling seafood restaurants. This restaurant did not have that vibe. They did have gluten-free penne pasta, though, which was good.

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Northern California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We hadn't eaten lunch and arrived before we could check in so we decided to have a late lunch (2:45) and wait for our room to be ready. Unfortunately you are not allowed to sit in the beautiful window-filled dining room between 2-5 so we sat in the bar area. It also had windows, but we were a little disappointed... More 

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Redding, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

One of my favorites. We had our rehearsal dinner here. We return whenever we, are in town. The view is second to none. The atmosphere is upscale yet comfortable. The staff is very pleasant abd helpful. The food is delicious. Worth every penny!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    (Bay Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 8314605012

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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