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Santa Paula, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome location, closed to the wharf and the boardwalk. Hotel is right in the ocean, it's so nice to wake up to the sound of waves. My children loved the pool it's nice & warm. Staff was very nice & friendly they assisted me with AC , I was also assisted with TV set up.

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

Good family room - only stayed a night but would love to have stayed longer - kids loved it. Pool and fire pits a nice way to finish day - close to the pier. Farmers market a foodie delight - best oysters.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super fun hotel if you want to have ocean view and be in the heart of Santa Cruz and the boardwalk. Wonderful if you like to walk, we walked west cliff and along the ocean and onto the wharf. Very nice rooms and the pool was wonderful with full ocean views. The only thing we thought was lacking at the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a gorgeous room and had an amazing view and pool. However you pay the price, was not cheap! parking was an extra $25 which I think was far too steep. The area is pretty run down, we were just passing through but it definitely was a really nice place to stay.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the third time visiting the Santa Cruz beach area with my wife and kids (now ages 12-20) over the past decade...always as a short stop on a longer venture. Since we were coming from camping I thought I would splurge for the "Family Suite" at the Dream Inn on the beach. Those who have stayed here will likely... More 

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Portola Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a good room on the 10th floor with a beautiful view! Although it is by far the best hotel in Santa Cruz, it could value its customers more. The hotel is fairly bare bones at a high price. It does sit right on the ocean at Cowells Beach. I gave it a 4 rating but located in SF it... More 

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Riverbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Dream Inn has great views of the boardwalk and ocean. Everyone at this hotel is really nice and ready to help with anything you might need. They also have beach cruisers available to borrow if you feel like taking a bike ride. The restaurant on site has great food with amazing views. The juevos rancheros are some of the... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was delivering a presentation at UC Santa Cruz and the department that was hosting me reserved an ocean view room for me at the Dream Inn. The moment I walked in, I saw the ocean and heard the waves splashing onto the shore and I fell in love. It is right on the beach where instructors gave surfing lessons... More 

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Munich, Germany
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16 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here in July and about 7:30 am was woken up to Jr Lifeguard Camp/Training that takes place on the beach, right outside of my room. I was on the top floor but this didn't matter. Overall the ambiance is updated and modern but not a chill place for couples or rest/relaxation seekers. Best for families with kids. Lots... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Scratching my head as to how this is a highly recommended and pricey hotel. Very dated, doesn't seem very clean and we had tons of issues. Examples: room keys never worked and had to keep going down to the lobby to reprogram, room service took over an hour for a simple breakfast and coffee, elevators constantly jam packed and no... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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
Room types
  • 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
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 95060-5438 (Formerly Coast Santa Cruz Hotel)
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $271 - $632 (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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