Pros: The Ocean Echo Inn sit on a great property and wonderful beach location away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Santa Cruz. It is in quiet residential surroundings. I stayed in Room 4 which was supposed to be one of the two best rooms. The Cons: It is very dated and not worth the $245 we paid each night. Yes there was a basic kitchen, a deck and a grilling area (charcoal, bring your own). Because it is so dated I am sure it is difficult to keep it clean. However, no excuse.
My understanding by the managers, Mark and Betty, who departed last week, was that this place is owned by three generation hoteliers in Santa Cruz. They should be reassessing how much they charge and invest in the place. The inside furniture is sparse,the patio furniture is all mismatched and essentially rusted, the bathrooms dirty.
My biggest disappointment is all the great reviews on this site which was my deciding factor. I usually find reviewers more accurate.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Echo Inn And Beach Cottages
- Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages Hotel Santa Cruz