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Helsinki
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Hotel is located in beautiful location with a nice beach and cliffs, downside is noise from the outside. Hotel was pretty pricey for off-season (January), but service was great and vales were very efficient. Rooms were clean, and spacious, staff courteous.

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Borrego Springs, CA
Reviewed 29 April 2014

This hotel is directly on the beach. It has a huge back deck with a pool, sauna and Jacuzzi, facing the ocean. The views and sunsets are great with the Wharf and The Santa Cruz Boardwalk on one side and people surfing off the point on the other. The rooms are a little small but are bright and clean. Beds...

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

I like this place. Front desk service was good. Lounge service was good. Pool drinks service not so good. But location and overall atmosphere made up for it. Signature "Jack's Bloody Mary" didn't offer salt on rim or even a lime but cost 12 dollars. Not impressed with that.

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Merced, California
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Location, cleanliness, price and safety = great place. The room also has updated tv, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and free breakfast. However I woke up every hour to rotate my position in the bad trying to get comfortable, I kept wishing the night was over. Best comparsion to the way my body felt in the morning was like a night...

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Riverside, California
Reviewed 21 April 2014

If you love a beach front hotel with beautiful views, this place is for you. The balcony is so lovely, it was hard to leave the room. Probably the nicest beach view we've ever had. Stayed during the week in late March and the rates were excellent. Everything was wonderful about this visit. This is on our list of places...

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Room Location: Your entire hotel experience at this property may very well be dependent on these two words. A room assignment in the 100-300 rooms overlooking (better description “on top of”) the pool, unless you are a family with young children, may very well provide a very negative experience. Here is my experience – it will help to note I...

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Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 20 April 2014

staff was rude in checking in--way over priced for what you receive---would never have stayed here, except I had joie de vivre credits. upon checking out, the clerk completely screwed up and didn't apply the credits of $1,500 and had to correct the bill to include the credit. guess what!! I just received my credit card bill and he didn't...

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Aisha O, Public Relations Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Hello kcreds45, We are very sorry that your experience was not to our typical standard. We would like to investigate this further. Please contact us at mschultz@jdvhotels.com or 831.460.5007 so that we can resolve this issue as soon as possible. Thank you! Warmest regards, Santa Cruz Dream Inn

Lincoln, California
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Stayed for one night, during spring break. We had a room on the tenth floor, it was awesome. The hotel is right on the beach, the swimming pool is awesome, but super crowded from am-pm. It's clean, food is good, it's expensive but so worth it.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Our first visit to Santa Cruz; we looked at many hotels before deciding on the Dream Inn. The hotel sits on a bluff above the ocean on a soft sand beach adjacent to the Santa Cruz pier. All of the rooms face the ocean; there is a pool and hot tub just above the beach with easy access to the...

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Augusta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Stayed here on a Spring break trip for two nights. Location was excellent. It is right on the beach and we all fell asleep to the sound of the waves crashing. Our view was excellent, overlooking Cowell's beach. We took surfing lessons right down the beach from the hotel. The room was nice and neat. The kids thought the pool...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $312 - $764 (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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“All rooms have an ocean view. I prefer the high tower rooms, but I think anything above the second floor would be good.”
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“Renovation in progress so expect noise and inconvenience.”
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