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“Sweet Dreams”
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Dream Inn
Ranked #2 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
Fountain Valley, California
Level 6 Contributor
377 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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“Sweet Dreams”
Reviewed January 9, 2010

Loved the Dream Inn! We stopped for one night and I could have stayed a few more days. Valet was easy, check in a breeze all with very friendly staff. Our room was on the 10th floor and offered amazing views of the ocean, Boardwalk and Pier. We left our sliding door partially open during the night and all we could hear were the waves crashing, it was so relaxing. We loved the retro furnishings and the shower was awesome! Great water pressure and great shower head. The entire property was immaculately clean and fresh. My only disappointment was there is no workout room on the property, so my husband and I went and walked the boardwalk and pier. The pier is fun, lined with shops and restaurants, we stopped in to one of the cafe's and had coffee and tea watching the ocean.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Monterey, California
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Reviewed January 7, 2010

We stayed one night in The Dream Inn. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We didn't get a chance to use the pool area, but we were just above it and it looked beautiful. The view of the wharf and boardwalk were great.

Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Marseille
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38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2009

What a gem - great spacious and well functioning rooms - a gorgeous view and sound of the rolling surf. A perfect weekend getaway - for me during the off season because the town looks like it could get quite rowdy during the season - roller coasters, casino and bars but this time of year it was just wonder full and the town it self is also a little gem. - Try the *New Leaf food store' it is a must see.

Don't miss the hotel restaurant Aquarius - it is one of the best hotel restaurant experiences i have had in a while - authentic honest well prepared modern food - in a very appealing setting with a great ocean view . Morning staff are both sweet and very professional - evening team have the right attitude but lack some ( quite a bit ) skills... But the food is wonderful

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2009

perfect stay in santa cruz. we were given a room right by the water on the highest level. rooms are large, furnishings modern, and the perfect location right by the boardwalk. it's the only place i'd stay in santa cruz.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2009

I stayed here with my family. The front desk was attentive, listened politely and was speedy in rectifiying some errors, for example the crib we pre-ordered was not yet in the room. The family suites have one minibar fridge and one empty fridge, which was a huge help as any family with young children knows. My 5 year old loved the pool. Room service breakfast is a must for my family because the kids get up early. Breakfast doesn't start until 7:00, so it would come a bit late when we ordered right at 7:00. On our last day the person who took the order recommended ordering it via the front desk as early as we wanted - if they had the order when they came in we might get it 15 minutes earlier. So I pass that bit of advice along to any families staying here.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Ottawa, ON Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2009

Great hotel, great location, stayed for 3 days and loved it!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 11, 2009

I was booked into the Dream Inn as part of a business event I was attending so I didn't know what to expect and thought the name might be an overstatement--it wasn't. The place was so unexpectedly comfortable, clean and cozy with a fantastic view of the beach and pier. Comfortable beds, nice balcony. The staff was professional and accommodating and the surrounding community was bustling and fun. Lots of great nearby restaurants especially on the pier. Area was a tad touristy, but I will definitely stay here next time I'm in Santa Cruz. Don't forget to walk down the pier, right near the Inn, to see the Sea Lions! There's also a small amusement park right down the road, visible from the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Dream Inn
Address: 175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438 (Formerly Coast Santa Cruz Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dream Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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

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