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Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

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401 Johans Beach Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here to visit our son at UCSC. A bit far from campus, but the view of the ocean and the room was very nice. Room was very clean. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom/shower was extremely nice. The only negative we had was the bath linens - they were more Motel 6 quality than what the room... More 

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Deborah C, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Dear Judy, Thank you for taking time to evaluate our property. It's always good to hear positive feedback. Although we are not as close to the campus as you had wished for, it's quite a great trade off being right here at the beach! As far as the bath linens go, we replace our towels frequently and I will definitely... More 

Piti, Mariana Islands
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23 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After bouncing around Santa Cruz looking for a pet friendly hotel that isn't a dirtbag establishment my wife calls Ocean Echo. Just as the office is closing mind you, they stayed open the 35 minutes it took us to get there, and welcomed us to their establishment. Room was cozy, very clean, had a kitchenette and a jacuzzi tub! Right... More 

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Deborah C, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Hi Lee, Thank you for your kind words. Our housekeepers work extremely hard on our pet friendly rooms to make sure everything is refreshed so their are no pet odors. We have a limited amount of pet friendly rooms on the property, so we are really glad we had one available last minute for you. It's hard to find good... More 

El Segundo, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed seeing and hearing the ocean from our room. The private patio made the already generous space even larger. Just a few steps to the beach! Lee and Debra were gracious hosts, and we look forward to our next stay.

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Deborah C, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We are so happy to hear that you were extremely pleased with your cottage. The private patios definitely add more space onto the room and give you the chance to enjoy the beautiful weather that Santa Cruz has. We hope to see you next time you are in our... More 

Newport Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our stay here over New Years. The staff was nice and friendly, place was clean and all the other guests were really nice too. The property added to the vibe of the place, very nice and tucked away on a little hill. There's also a little beach

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Deborah C, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

We are so happy that you had the opportunity to get away over New Year's Eve. Other guests have reported the same feeling of peace and tranquility here at the inn and we are so delighted that you also had this experience. There were surprisingly a lot of things going on in town for New Years Eve this year, and... More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first night away since baby was born, some much needed rest and relaxation. Great place, restful, relaxing, easy to get to and from, friendly staff, nice room. Breakfast was simple but adequate. Would stay here again!

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I loved the close proximity to the beach. I got to watch the sunset and sunrise in the morning with coffee. Simply beautiful. I love the decor and cleanliness of the room. I look forward to my next visit and hopefully very soon

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Would not return to this hotel again. No heat in room on a 29 degree night for $200 a night! This room should have never been rented. We froze all night long and because it was New Year's Eve we had no where else to go. Owners offered no refund or even discounted room rate. Would not reccomend.

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Deborah C, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns regarding our cottages. Unfortunately we did have an issue with the furnace at the time of your stay in your cottage only. Our Innkeepers are always available 24 - 7 for emergencies such as yours. Had we known of your discomfort at the time, we could have offered more blankets,... More 

Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I feel a little odd writing this review, as the innkeeper was very keen for me to tell him if I had any problems during my stay, rather than putting them in a review. So, I felt a bit odd from the time I check in. That being said, the property is really idyllic. It's just yards away from a... More 

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Deborah C, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Judy for taking the time to express your concerns regarding your stay. It always helps to hear when we miss the mark that we need to work on those particular items if at all possible. Expansion plans are in the works for our breakfast area and at that time we will be able to have some seating inside.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This was my first time to the area, and I had no idea of the location or the place. I was very pleased with the place, and the location. I would recommend staying here and I will be back next year for sure.

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Deborah C, General Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

We are so happy that you found us too! We love to have repeat guests and do have a number of guests that are regulars every time they are in the area. We thank you for your input and for taking the time to respond. Warmly, Deborah and Lee More 

Lincoln City, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

On quiet side of Santa Cruz, parking easy and secure, immaculate cottages, patio overlooking ocean, bed very comfortable, 2 flat screens w/ cable. Our cottage had full kitchen, owners very friendly and helpful! Best of all, it is pet friendly! .will return

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Deborah C, General Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

We are so happy you had the opportunity to get away for a little tranquility at the start of this busy time of year. Sometimes that's the best way to start a holiday season! Many of our guests specifically enjoy the cottages with full kitchens so they can bring some of their favorite foods along and just sit back and... More 

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