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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    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
Stunning Ocean Views

A resteraunt in a hotel right on the ocean. The views are beautiful, very romantic, heavenly at sunset. The wait staff are friendly, the food is good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Santa Cruz, California
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A resteraunt in a hotel right on the ocean. The views are beautiful, very romantic, heavenly at sunset. The wait staff are friendly, the food is good.

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Merced, CA
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were staying in the area and our hosts recommended the Aquarius to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Our hostess had called ahead and made reservations for us and told them it was our anniversary so we were seated at one of the best tables that overlooked the ocean. Since it was later in the evening they dimmed the lights and... More 

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London
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Had a very nice breakfast of Thick French toast here, while looking over the beach and they were more than happy to charge it to our room.

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Santa Cruz, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After the hype about its remake and the ads suggesting that it was now an upscale, cutting edge restaurant, I took a guest there and found it gloomy, shabby decor, full of squealing kids and beach-clad tourists, and mediocre food. There was nothing distinctive about it and the food was inferior to Burger King. As for its atmosphere, there were... More 

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Manteca, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Dinner two nights in a row, and fabulous both times. I like a restaurant that does not rush the patrons through the courses, and Aquarius is that. Cocktails, appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts were all spot on. The view is spectacular of course, and even waiting in the bar area is pleasant. A must visit.

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a rather upscale restaurant overlooking the wharf. It was my first time there at this restaurant and ordered plenty of food.. For starters , had the scallops. You only get 2 bites so I don't recommend it.. Very delicious, but you are done eating after first fork full.. The rib eye steak was amazing... good flavor, well seasoned,... More 

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Windsor, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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
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135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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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
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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Additional Information about Aquarius - Dream Inn

Address: 175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: 8314605012
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business
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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