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Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

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401 Johans Beach Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4962
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#1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.1
Service
4.3
Value
3.9
Travelers' Choice
A hidden gem, mere steps to the beach at Sunny Cove, a favorite local beach between Santa Cruz and Capitola! This property has a private and charming location with quaint rooms and cottages where you can spend the day on your romantic getaway, or enjoy fun family events, eat at great local restaurants, then return to your room to listen to the soothing sound of the ocean waves. Some units have fully-equipped kitchens, ocean views & private decks, and some are dog-friendly. Short walk to restaurants & yacht harbor. Free continental breakfast not available during COVID19, free parking & free Wi-Fi. Larger rooms for families and rooms beautifully appointed, and perfect for two. Welcome to Ocean Echo Inn. As close as you can get to your own beach house!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Patio
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Outdoor dining area
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
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Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Stovetop
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English
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John M wrote a review Jun 2022
San Francisco, California3 contributions
Stayed here overnight to attend a birthday party in Santa Cruz. This place is so cute. The rooms are beautiful and charming. It is just a few steps away from the beach. There are many sitting areas around the grounds. Very quiet area. We highly recommend staying here. Staff was helpful & friendly!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jun 7, 2022
John, Thank you so much for the kind words. We do our best to provide a peaceful and enjoyable stay. We think the proximity to the beach is one of the best features of this property. It is good to know that the staff was helpful and friendly. Thanks again, for this wonderful review.
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Mjde1229 wrote a review Dec 2021
Sacramento, California27 contributions11 helpful votes
Our group of five ladies came to Santa Cruz Friday evening for a long weekend getaway, only to discover that the house we had rented had not been cleaned and was a huge mess. It really was not fit for us to stay. In addition, we had reservations at Shadowbrook in two hours! My sister and I both got on our phones and called around to various places in the area looking for somewhere that could accomodate us all for the night. Many places had no rooms, of course, and one very well-known place that we called hung up on us, we think due to lack of organization and staffing issues. I called and talked to Dawn, who was so helpful and got us situated with two rooms that fit our group perfectly. We quickly drove over and were so enamored with the quaint, updated, New England vibe of the place. Our rooms were very nice, had everything we needed, and even had ocean views, all for a very reasonable price. We made it to our dinner reservation on time, and were transported in the Shadowbrook taxi shuttle since we were now staying within their distance radius (even better!). It could not have worked out more perfectly. So thankful to Dawn and everyone at Ocean Echo Inn. We will definitely be back and will tell our friends. Truly a hidden gem of Santa Cruz!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: Lots of choices of rooms with various locations, ocean views, etc.
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Response from Ocean Echo Inn, Guest Services / Front Office at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages
Responded Jan 26, 2022
Hello Mjde1229, Thank you so much for the kind words and 5 star review. So glad Dawn took such good care of you! I will certainly print this review out for all to see. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kindest regards, Monique
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Naomi G wrote a review Oct 2021
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My company just had our first ever retreat at Ocean Echo. The accommodations were lovely and being just steps from a secluded cove on the beach made for some great down-time experiences. We all enjoyed having the continental breakfast each morning out on the deck with an ocean view! Someone on the staff even baked us a fresh banana/chocolate chip loaf. All 12 of us also fit quite comfortably on the deck for various meetings. Everyone on staff was extremely friendly and they went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed for our stay, even going so far as to accept some early packages for us. When someone on our team left a shirt behind, they reached out to let me know and then shipped it back to that person the same day. I would definitely return for another visit, either with my company or for a family vacation!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded Jun 7, 2022
WOW! I am so proud of this review. It is really great to hear we are able to provide superior service to our guests. Thank you for this fabulous review. We hope to see you again in the future.
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csknuckles wrote a review Jul 2021
Redding, California1 contribution
Definitely not worth the price they charged for a room with clogged bathroom sink, old beds hard as a rock and a musty dirty room. Quaint looking but will not return. I was hoping for coastal character as I grew up with that but this was not the character I was looking for.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Ocean Echo Inn, Guest Services / Front Office at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages
Responded Aug 3, 2021
Thank you for your review and feedback. Unfortunately being so close to the sand, our drains are the first to suffer. We encourage you to inform the front desk as we are here to resolve any issues immediately. We look forward to your next getaway to Santa Cruz.
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Gina K wrote a review Jun 2021
Palo Alto, California8 contributions
This was a very quaint, clean, modest hotel. We loved that the cottage had it's own little kitchenette, living space, and separate bedroom. It was perfect for us, our daughter, and our dog. The walk to the beach was literally 1-2 minutes away -- and we enjoyed the shared deck with our friends, as well as a bonfire. This may be our go-to place whenever we come to the Santa Cruz area! Only two things I would add for improvement: one would be for them to bring back their complimentary continental breakfast in the form of a grab-and-go option; second would be for them to try flipping the mattress - ours was sagging a bit on one side, making it noticeably lopsided. Staff was friendly. Location was top notch!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Water Tower, Beachcomber, and Unit #5 (forgot name) have their own private decks.
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Response from Ocean Echo Inn, General Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages
Responded Jul 6, 2021
Thank you for your great review! We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We now have our continental breakfast back up and available daily from 8am - 10am. It will be here waiting for you for your next getaway with us! Thank you again for sharing your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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martinezerika55 wrote a review Jun 2021
Sacramento, California1 contribution
Best Dog Friendly Inn steps away from the beach. The room had a cute layout filled with modern furniture, appliances, and decor. The Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages was a breath of fresh air! 10/10 - highly recommend
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Ocean Echo Inn, General Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages
Responded Jun 15, 2021
Thank you Ericka for the perfect review! We really appreciate the feedback! My staff will be so pleased to hear about your experience with us! We look forward to your next getaway with us!
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bverrips2021 wrote a review Jun 2021
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This charming small hotel is nestled on a hillside on a quiet one-way street and only steps away from a secluded beach. The room was nicely appointed and immaculate and served our needs perfectly. The staff was refreshingly personable and unhesitatingly helpful in providing good advice and assistance on several matters. I often stay at hotels throughout the US and internationally, and am pleased to report that Ocean Echo Inn stands in the top 1 percent of the many hotels I have stayed in.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Ocean Echo Inn, General Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages
Responded Jun 15, 2021
Thank you for your perfect review! We appreciate all the feedback! My staff will be happy to hear how thrilled you were about your stay! We look forward to your next getaway with us!
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PortlandGeorge wrote a review May 2021
Reston, Virginia1 contribution
Recently refurbished, this wonderful gem is exceptional. In addition to the location with its own private cove access, the general manager /innkeeper was most accommodating for a late arrival which was truly appreciated. She reached out before arrival to welcome me. Exceptional service! Hope visit again in August for a longer stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded May 26, 2021
Thank you for your perfect review! We appreciate all the feedback! My staff will be happy to hear how thrilled you were about your stay! We look forward to your summer getaway with us!
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dosiesanchez wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Great place to stay. Very clean and staff was very helpful. This place is new so bring your own cooking supplies. They have bare minimum when it comes to cooking supplies. Minute walk to the beach and is a nice size for a family.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Ocean Echo Inn, General Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages
Responded Apr 23, 2021
Thank you for the perfect review! We appreciate the feedback on the kitchen supplies, I will address this right away and will ensure a fully stocked kitchen for your next getaway with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again!
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bwrightrn wrote a review Apr 2021
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My husband and I and 2 small children had a great time here for 3 nights. The cottages are clean and close to the beach and restaurants. The kitchen is stocked with a small number of kitchen utensils/plates/Bowles, but no other items. The office staff was very helpful and very friendly. Victoria was super helpful when making the reservation and the other staff member even offered to help take us to the airport. Great place
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded Apr 23, 2021
Thank you for your perfect review! My team will be excited to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to hosting you and your family again soon! Thanks again!
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PRICE RANGE
$314 - $491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Cruz
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Santa Cruz Harbor Beach (0.6 miles), Twin Lakes State Beach (0.4 miles), and Santa Cruz Harbor (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Crow's Nest, Harbor Cafe, and Lago di Como Ristorante & Pizzeria.
Are pets allowed at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting San Lorenzo River Railroad Bridge (2.6 miles).
Does Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.