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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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Petrolia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located off of E. Cliff Drive on a narrow side street leading down to the beach, this property offers comfort, a fully equipped kitchen in a funky cabin. A really great place to stay while exploring Santa Cruz, CA.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we liked some things about the Ocean Echo, overall I cannot leave a positive review. I decided to stay here based in part on the positive reviews here on Trip Advisor, and I am sorry to say the place fell very short of my expectations. On the positive side, it is conveniently located in terms of getting to all... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inn is quite close to a lot of attractions and most importantly it's pet friendly. The room is clean and good in size, the owners are super nice , we will definitely go back again in the future!!!

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

Hi Iris, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy that you had a lovely stay with your family and enjoyed our "Pet Friendly" Inn. The dogs seems to enjoy their getaway as much as their owners as the beach is right here so close to explore and meet the other local dogs! Maybe this will... More 

San Ramon, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being tall the room I was in was not made for someone my size. My first walk up the stairs, which were very small. I hit my head on the ceiling and the $100 sunglasses that were on my head were cracked apart and no longer usable. The bed was too short for a tall person like me as well... More 

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

Hi and thank you for taking the time write and review. When guests call and book directly with us or call and ask our opinions about our very different room selections we actually do mention that there are a few things to know about renting this particular cottage if you are taller. Cottage 10 was once a water tower on... More 

Sacramento, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great little walkable beach - nice patio for wine and coffee - very clean and comfy room with bathroom and kitchen. Hide-a-bed not great. Breakfast minimal. had to drive to restaurants and Boardwalk. Unable to settle bill with three credit cards. Man was rude and condescending.

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

Dear Barbara, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our full ocean view deck for your morning coffee and evening wine. We offer a light continental breakfast basically to benefit the 3 guest rooms that do not have kitchens. The continental breakfast consists of homemade nut bread or muffins, bagels and cream cheese, fresh fruit... More 

Fresno, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was very clean, cozy, it has its own stove, oven, dishes etc. I felt like I was in a cottage! It was a nice short trip, wish I was able to stay longer! Next time I will bring some cookie dough and bake some cookies!

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

Hi Christine, We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at the Ocean Echo Inn. Its so great how so many guests do really enjoy cooking and baking in their cottages at the beach! We had one guest go out and purchase some aluminum disposable baking sheets and made some great chocolate chip cookies. Of course the great smell of... More 

Napa, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a last minute trip and finding a place to stay when not familiar with the area was not as easy as I expected . The location is great it is right between Santa Cruz And Capitola. So either is very accessible but you are not dealing with all the boardwalk tourists. There is a small beach right behind... More 

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

Hi Lela, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the cottages and enjoyed cooking out on the deck. Thanks for sharing your steak and salad with us. You are truly both amazing cooks we can tell. Depending upon where your coming from the selection of restaurants may not be as vast as what your expectations were... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great stay at Ocean Echo! The room was clean, modern, and newly renovated (the kitchen made it that much easier). The couple who run the place were friendly, thoughtful, and gave us great tips! We had a relaxing dinner of wine, cheese and meats on the community deck overlooking the ocean and listening to the waves. We... More 

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

Hi Jennifer, We thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate your kind words. We love to hear that guests had a great time and enjoyed all that Santa Cruz has to offer. We do have some rough tides at times, but it usually does not last for too long A few blocks down the beach... More 

San Francisco, CA
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Of course I'd return! One night wasn't nearly enough time to truly enjoy this beautiful gem. This is a very charming place in a fairly quiet part of Santa Cruz. We were in room 7 with our little dog and included a full kitchen with a mini fridge. The white wainscoting and seafoam-colored walls created a lovely coastal feel and... More 

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

Hello and thank you for your 5 STAR REViEW! We are so over joyed when we hit the mark! Santa Cruz is a great place to travel with your four legged friend as there are so many dog friendly beaches including right here at our Sunny Cove Beach! We hope you will be back soon and try out another of... More 

San Jose
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Beautiful, just simply beautiful. Planning on another stay already. Very accommodating, clean, awesome view. Missing my morning coffee on the deck , and the short walk to the beach was great. Took some great pictures

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

Hi Diane, We are so happy to hear that you had a truly amazing stay and are planning another trip back. We always say that the Fall is the hidden Summer with most of the time perfect weather and lighter crowds. Another great thing for the traveler is the prices go down on lodging and parking is a breeze around... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A hidden gem with direct access 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, enjoy fun family events, eat at great local restaurants, then return to the soothing sound of the ocean waves. Some units have fully-equipped kitchens, ocean views & private decks. Some units are dog-friendly. Short walk to restaurants & yacht harbor. Free continental breakfast, free parking & free WiFi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

Address: 401 Johans Beach Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $209 - $399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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