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Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Long Beach, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You cannot beat the location of this hotel. Very cool, beachy vibe throughout. It is fun to see what the Joie de Vivre hotel group does with old, standard hotel structures and how they boutique them up.

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Placerville, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the best time. Right on the beach, room service, pool side bar, what more can you ask for. Hotel is not new but who cares! The location is why you stay here. The boardwalk and the wharf are a short walk from the hotel. The food at the bar was very good, try the pastrami sliders..... The pool... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in Santa Cruz for a night on our way from San Francisco to Los Angeles. We were jet lagged and the weather was chilly for July, so we were not able to fully enjoy Santa Cruz, but this hotel was a good choice - great location, professional staff, excellent restaurant and a very comfortable room with some personality... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location if you want to be on the beach and by the boardwalk. But the rooms and pool area are feeling tired and in need of some love, especially for the price. The food is average and expensive. They have modernized the hotel, but it really is more like a motel than a boutique hotel. Next time I'll stay... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great stay in our very comfortable room at the Dream Inn. We were also quite happy with the Aquarius which is the hotel's restaurant. We were however disappointed that for the price of the room, guests still had to pay for the parking as well as for a fast internet and no breakfast was included. This would... More 

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time we've stayed at the Dream Inn. Both times were great. This time we brought the kids and they loved the hotel. Despite the fog and cold weather, the heated pool and spa were a hit. As was the proximity to the boardwalk. One humble suggestion for management. Asking for a $75 early check in fee... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the Dream Inn because my husband loves the film the Lost Boys which was filmed on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, which is only a short walk away. The hotel staff were very friendly, the room was lovely and clean. We only stayed for one night during our drive from San Francisco to LA, it was a really good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have stayed in two other Joie de Vivre hotels in the past. We thought the Dream Inn would be on the same level as those previous hotels. We were disappointed. Joie de Vivre's business model is to purchase older exceptional properties and bring them up to boutique status. This property misses the boat by at least... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were just here for two nights this week. First of all, this the the best hotel in the boardwalk area, in terms of location and accommodations. The Beach Boardwalk and Wharf with restaurants and shopping are literally a 5 minute walk. There's also a pricey but delicious restaurant "Aquarius" on site. When I called to make a reservation a... More 

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Clovis, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two nights, celebrating our sons birthday. Everything was perfect. The restaurant was excellent. We have been coming to Santa Cruz for over 50 years. This was the best Dream Inn experience, but it is pricey.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A fun culmination between the beach and the slightly offbeat town of Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Dream Inn is the ideal destination for a weekend escape, corporate event, family vacation or a romantic getaway. We're getting ready to make a splash. Our beachfront pool area will be closed for renovation from December 1, 2014 through March 12, 2015. We look forward to reopening with upgraded amenities and design, plus a hot tub more luxurious than ever before-all steps from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Monterey Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly Coast Santa Cruz Hotel)
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $299 - $631 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel 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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