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Dream Inn

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Danville, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came down with my kids for a few days over spring break. We've been to Santa Cruz many times over the past years. This was our first stay at the dream inn because we heard about the renovations. Holy cow! This place is now truly awesome! My kids said was their best trip ever. Access to the beach is great,...

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Darren P, General Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear papaJerm, Thank you for taking the time to post a thoughtful and kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed the newly renovated hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Dream Inn in the near future. Warm Regards, Darren Pound

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming to the Dream Inn. It's our "go to" place when we come to Northern California. The hotel has a funky surfer motif. The recent remodel has really given it a fresh uplift, especially the guest rooms. The revised pool area makes it feel more like a real resort, instead of an older, outdated motel. Totally agree with...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lived in Santa Cruz and came back for my daughter wedding... even worse... former finance employee at hotel group with the illusion of a wonderful stay next to the beach ocean view etc... Made a reservation more than a month ago to be sure to have the best view... I have ... the best ROOF!!! Sent a couple emails requesting...

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Darren P, General Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Mr. Gaby, I'm sorry your stay did not go as seamlessly as planned. Please reach out to me so I can personally address the issues you experienced.

Pismo Beach, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Santa Cruz Dream Inn is the best hotel in Santa Cruz. They have the best staff especially the Valets: Matt, Tim, Brian, Allie and Cody. The front desk staff are all professional and helpful and go out of their way to make sure my stay is perfect (which it always is!). The hotel has recently had a makeover and...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spacious clean room with balcony overlooking the ocean, very comfortable bed, bathtub and shower, balcony, air conditioning, free wifi, fridge for personal use, capsule coffee machine in room. The weather was terrible when we were there, so we did not sample the heated outdoor swimming pool or the hot tub - but others did! Staff were friendly and helpful. Valet...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a value shopper. I like nice hotels but I always balance price against quality. This was my third trip to Santa Cruz. I use one of the popular hotel sites to check pricing during planning for the trip and the Dream Inn has always been very expensive ($450/nt and up). In looking at hotels for this trip, I...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though the Tower rooms are not completely redone, our room definitely was and the fun and bright decor really complemented the patio view of the Boardwalk, the Wharf, the beach...the sunset. What a wonderful stay we had and we dined at the Aquarius twice! Stunning stay for a couple. I wish we could have had the suite with the...

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Darren P, General Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Hi Ann T, Thanks for taking the time to write a review on the Dream Inn. Our Renovations are officially complete and ready to enjoy Spring Break! Please contact me on your next stay and can assist in reserving your favorite suite.

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Renovated in early 2017, everything brand new! Pretty room, great views, nice staff, heated pool & jacuzzi, right on the beach, beach access, great restaurant, comfortable bed, great bathroom. Things to know: parking is an extra $25/night (valet), no mini-fridge in room, hotel is not pretty from the outside, prices super high on weekends. Location is good: right on the...

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Watsonville, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first time we've used your venue for a business gathering. The food was fabulous, the service was great and the meeting room with its spectacular views of the wharf, boardwalk and ocean was perfect! Our guests were impressed. A special thank you to Marjorie Dowdy and the Chef for your special attention to our event - you...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Talk about an ocean view!!! You couldn't get anything better than that! And as if the view from the window wasn't enough already, there's even a balcony! I very much enjoyed sitting there, reading a good book with the sound of the waves and the smell of the ocean...! I personally prefer higher floors, as the view is often better...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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 

Additional Information about Dream Inn

Address: 175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438 (Formerly Coast Santa Cruz Hotel)
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $324 - $741 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dream Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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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
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
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“Every room is good. Not a bad view anywhere and the old brick style makes them quiet!”
CorDill, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The first floor offers easy access to the pool and is on a cliff-side, so you don't have to worry about anyone getting in from the deck.”
SeattleNMNative, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Tower rooms are really nice because the view is more widespread and quieter because they are further from the pool.”
TrixieRabb, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have an ocean view. I prefer the high tower rooms, but I think anything above the second floor would be good.”
snapdragen, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Renovation in progress so expect noise and inconvenience.”
sunnycc5, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
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