I was able to get a early booking discount by booking 2 months in advance when I had no idea what the weather would be like - we got lucky, it was gorgeous.
The pool and hot tub are right above the beach and there is a convenient entrance on the beach (perfect of you are surfing).
The service was good, everyone was very helpful. We did not use room service but prices seemed reasonable and it was great to have the option.
Rooms: The beds were comfortable and in room heat and air worked great. There are coffee makers and fridges in the room. We stayed on the 3rd floor (so that we could check in a little earlier) and it was not as noisy as I thought it would be. I was able to peacefully enjoy the morning sipping on coffee (made in the room) and watching the ocean from my balcony. There are fans on the balcony, great for drying my wetsuit.
The only reason this is not a 5, is because at up to $400 a night, it does seem a bit overpriced, however, that is debatable given it's excellent location, the fact that other less updated and well located hotels are pretty expensive as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A fun culmination between the beach and the slightly offbeat town of Santa Cruz, the Dream Inn is the ideal destination for a weekend escape, corporate event, family vacation or a romantic getaway. ... more less
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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