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San Ramon, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only spent one night here for a work conference in the morning. Arrived late at night but they were very helpful and accommodating including the security officer. Parking lot across the street for guests is 24 bucks a night but there are plenty of spaces. The room itself was clean and neat enough. Big screen TV, additional hookup for stuff...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in an upper level floor, ocean view with balcony. The price at >$500/nt. While it's walking distance to the Pier and Boardwalk, still felt the price was a bit on the gouging end based solely on the popular holiday weekend and not based on luxury amenities. Santa Cruz as a whole was a little underwhelming. Not very lush or...

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.. To this wonderful hotel!!!! If we had known it was this good, we would have stayed longer. Alas we were only here for the night. We decided to stop here after a crazy few days in San Francisco so were looking to treat ourselves before our big drive down the coast. Fabulous location, right on the beach, we had...

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Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are charging dot.com era prices when the economy has adjusted since the bust. It's dated and slow, and the inn and the restaurant are overpriced when there are more family-friendly and affordable places nearby. They may have once had the monopoly on the location, but are dreaming if they want to charge premium prices and not keep up with...

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Dear Sunnym0m0f3 We value all our guest reviews, and thank you for posting. As you mentioned we are becoming a bit outdated and it's time to catch up with the times, and the price of staying on the beach. That being said, you probably noticed we are in the middle of a complete renovation. We have many long time guests...

Yuma, Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at this property during our yearly Christmas trip to the coast. We have stayed here before and decided to return this year. Omar a the front desk made us feel welcome and was apologetic for a delay in getting our room keys due to s technology glitch. Our room was clean and modern and offered...

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Dear Carol, Thank you so much for your review. Yes, we all love Omar, as he has been with us for many years. Your review is prefect for guests exploring Dream Inn on TripAdvisor. We are currently in the middle of renovations, and should be completed by the end of March. There is minimum impact during the renovation, as we...

Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Our family of 8 stayed here for four nights. Beautiful hotel! The rooms were clean and comfortable, the staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the location was within walking distance to everything we wanted to do (Boardwalk, beach, pier, restaurants). The Inn offers hotel guests free use of their cruiser bicycles which we gladly took advantage of, and...

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Reviewed December 6, 2016

For a family with youngsters, this place is the best. You are on the beach, next to the sand, in a cove close to surfers and cool rock formations, with a private swimming pool and jacuzzi for day and night use. We try to go at least once a year...

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Orange, California
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel right on the beach in Santa Cruz walking distance to the pier and the boardwalk which is open on weekends. Walking distance to historical Lighthouse and surf Museum. Tons of restaurants on the pier and close to downtown Santa Cruz. Pool area going under renovation at this time otherwise nice on-site restaurant bar. Only 10 rooms per floor...

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Auburn, California
Reviewed November 28, 2016

We made reservations in April for Thanksgiving based on a TravelZoo deal. I was suspect, given the construction. Our originally booked room was upgraded to the "Cloud" level as our original room was being renovated. All rooms have a spectacular view, and most should be renovated if you are booking for the future. The renovated rooms are nice, relatively basic,...

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Dear Susanmik1 Thank you for your review, and celebrating your holiday with us. Yes you are correct, the renovation is underway, and we could not be more excited. Pool, lobby, and 100% of the guest rooms should be done by Spring Break 2017. Come back and take a look Thank you Dream Team

Sacramento, California
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Our first visit to the Dream was Thanksgiving weekend. My husband had reserved a room with two queen beds because our daughter was with us. We were looking forward to using the pool. When we arrived, we were told that half the hotel was undergoing refurbishment, and the pool was under construction too. The front desk offered us a room...

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Dear FoodieMom2015 We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay over the holiday. We are trying our best to upgrade where we can to offset the 65 rooms being renovated. Glad you took the time to enjoy the balcony and beautiful views. Our renovation should be 100% complete by Easter 2017. We would love to have you come...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A fun culmination between the beach and the slightly offbeat town of Santa Cruz, the Dream Inn is the ideal destination for a weekend escape, corporate event, family vacation or a romantic getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dream Inn

Address: 175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438 (Formerly Coast Santa Cruz Hotel)
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $195 - $536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dream Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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Also Known As:
Dream Inn, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel Santa Cruz
Dream Hotel Santa Cruz
Coast Santa Cruz Hotel
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ocean view room for sure”
 of 5 bubbles SuzyC533, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms have an ocean view, some may be close to the pool which can be noisy with the fun sound soft kids and adults enjoying the scene...”
 of 5 bubbles douglasw330, Dec 6, 2016 | Read review
“Stay far away from the elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles FoodieMom2015, Nov 27, 2016 | Read review
“5th floor and higher get great ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles travelfan1961, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a beach view.”
 of 5 bubbles HenriqueNeto76, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
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