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Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Dream Inn is an old motel building that's been renovated and to be honest they've done a pretty decent job. They've given it a facelift and modernised the rooms. It's not the highest quality furniture but it's new and clean and modern. That said, it felt like they'd spent a lot more on the bathroom which was really nice.... More 

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gunner7: We hope your travels are finding you well and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We love that you noticed our history and the general retro style motor lodge roots. It really informed our designers on what to do with the rooms when we renovated in 2008. We hope to see you again soon and look... More 

San Jose, CA
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Just spent the weekend at the Dream Inn for my 10 year old daughter's Girl Scout Troop's Mother/Daughter weekend. The kids and moms loved it! Great location, boutique decorated guest rooms, warm pool/hot tub, nice firepits, great staff. The kids loved that we could play on the beach, or swimming pool, walk over to Boardwalk to go on rides, have... More 

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Suel: Thank you so much for taking your time to give us such a rave review. We love that you had such fun with the entire group and certainly hope to welcome you guys again soon. Kindly Aaron Z Wallace Front Office Manager More 

Palo Alto, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I almost stayed at a top contender hotel in Santa Cruz on Trip Advisor and knew it wouldn't be as good as The Dream Inn, so I changed my reservations to The Dream Inn. Sooo glad I did! We were celebrating my husbands's bday, who's new hobby is paddle boarding, so I thought the Dream Inn was fantastic hotel, and... More 

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Katie M, Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hello Patricia B: WOW!!!! What can I say but thank you? It is feedback like this that keeps us a top contender here in Santa Cruz. I have shared your review with the team and, needless to say, we are jumping for joy at how much you enjoyed your time with us. Come back soon so we can keep the... More 

Davis, California
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for three nights in August when I had a speaking engagement at UCSC. We had a lovely room with a great view--spacious and comfortable. I especially enjoyed the Keurig coffee maker. I should mention, though, that they seem to cycle down the air conditioning at night, and the sea lions were too noisy to... More 

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear LeftyDana: Thank you so much for taking your time to give us feedback. I am thrilled to know you loved staying with us and certainly hope to see you again soon. I am so sorry for your checkout experience. I assure you we never seek to treat our guest as anything less than an ally and this service experience... More 

Portsmouth
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My partner and I stayed here with another mature couple for one Saturday night in September, while touring the West Coast of California. We chose to stay in "Cloud King' rooms, primarily for the view and the quiet of being on an upper floor. In this respect, we were not disappointed. furthermore, the bed was comfortable, the room bright and... More 

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear scoasttripper: Thank you for taking the time to give us this very detailed feedback. I am thrilled that you enjoyed our location and views. We are truly lucky to be so well situated. I would, though, like to take a moment to apologize for the uncommon lapse in service at our restaurant. I will make certain that the management... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We were part of a large group, slept with balcony door open and enjoyed hearing the waves and sealions. Recommend staying high up but if you have kids ask to be near the swimming pool. Wonderful views of the beach, handy to pier.

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear KiwigirlNZ: Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay. We are so happy that you enjoyed us and the natural beauty of our surroundings. We hope to welcome you back soon! Warmly Aaron Z Wallace Front Office Director More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed here for 5 days it was lovely, the room were big enough although we didn't spend that much time in them . The view from the room was amazing with the sound of the seal lions echoing from underneath the pier. The location was fab and We walked into the town centre a couple of times. There were... More 

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Hello Plumb72: Thank you so much for such amazing feedback. Our location is truly a "triple threat". Views, entertainment, and sea sounds abound here and we are thrilled that you enjoyed all of these things. We would love to see you back and hope it is sooner rather than later. Warmly Aaron Z Wallace More 

Sarasota, Florida
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

We are here off season which to me is perfect. There are a total of 12 people on this little private patch of sand thoroughly enjoying the crashing waves, the sounds of the Seals and the rays of a Fall Sun. The hotel is truly the only one on the beach. Simply pure perfection. The king room on the 4th... More 

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Scbleo: Wow!! Thank you so much for such complimentary words. We are thrilled you had such a wonderful time. We hope to have you back as soon as possible! Warm Regards Aaron Z Wallace Front Office Director More 

Portsmouth, Ohio
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Our stay at Dream Inn was wonderful, the rooms were very nice and very clean. We had an oceanfront room with beautiful views! Walked out on the pier and had a romantic dinner overlooking the water. Within walking distance to several great shops and restaurants. Great stay and really comfortable clean rooms.

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear Regina: Thank you so much for such kind words. We love that you got to take in so much of what Santa Cruz has to offer. The municipal wharf is certainly one of the best places to dine for gorgeous views and great seafood. We are humbled by your commentary and are celebrating this success with all the teams... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Theyre rooms are beautiful, very modern. And the views of the beach are BREATHTAKING. And don't forget about their heated pool that glows in the dark. Simply luxurious. Highly recommend it. Very friendly valet with FREE YOGA!

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Dear heeyitschelsaay24: We are stoked that you had a great time. Free Yoga and a stunning view are certainly ways most of us can seek balance. We hope to see you soon! Warmly Aaron Z Wallace Front Office Director More 

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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
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
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: $300 - $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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