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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice hotel just in front of the beach. Walking distance to the Pier with many options of restaurants and shops. There is a nice pool. Room is big and very clean. Ask for a room with ocean view, it is great.

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Edinburgh
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for two nights and would most defiantly go back! Great room, views, staff, food and drink! Upon arrival we were given a free bottle of wine at reception and enjoyed this in the pool/jacuzzi! It was about 9pm and we ordered food at the pool, the guy came out lit the fire pits and we happily ate!... More 

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited several family members and friends in their rooms, although we did not stay here. We also attended a wedding by the pool and a reception in one of the banquet rooms. You can't beat the views. While we thought about staying here since it was the host hotel for the wedding, the rooms were just too pricey for... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent the night here with my husband a few weeks ago - we don't live far away so just a short get away - the view was of course magnificent - right on the water overlooking the Wharf - The room needs updating and the bed was so hard I was tempted to sleep on the floor.

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this place is a nice 3-star hotel. On the other hand, it costs as much as a luxury 5-star hotel. But it's right on the beach! On the other hand they don't provide any of the service one would expect from a beach-front property. So the rooms are nicely updated, but on the other hand the corridor was tile... More 

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Thank lookupatthesky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family was traveling up the coast and I booked this hotel as our touchdown in Santa Cruz for one night. Such a good decision! The location is right on the beach with a lovely pool that looks out on the beach area. The weather was a bit cool, but clear plastic barriers surrounding the pool area blocked the wind... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is ideal, close to downtown, the boardwalk and located right on the beach. Overall, nice feel of the hotel and our room was facing the ocean! One thing that this hotel is lacking, is customer service oriented staff. The gentleman at the lobby was very friendly when we checked in, but not once did I feel pampered or... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is the quintessential beach hotel! laid back attitude and yet still efficient check in staff; timely valet parking; spacious rooms; balconies with couple of chairs to enjoy the view; nice hot tub and pool below; and walking beach; walking distancing to Santa Cruz boardwalk; and upscale restaurant on site! def plan to return!

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Nevada city, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It may not be the cheapest around but it IS the best. I lived in Santa Cruz for years and I know the other hotels in the area. Most of they are run down and out of date. The Dream Inn will NOT disappoint. We haven't stayed here in a few years because we were trying to save a few... More 

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Santa Paula, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 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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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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  • 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: $251 - $568 (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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