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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We were very happy staying for two nights with nine years old. Right on the beach, the museum across the street, different restaurants withing 3 mints walking distance. Jacuzzi and warm swimming pool. Boardwalk within 5 mints walk. Loved the coffee maker, tea in the room.

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Reno, Nevada, USA
Reviewed 6 April 2014

The Good: Great views, cannot be beat. Right on the beach. Walk down from the pool right to the ocean The Bad: $24 a day for parking. Just add the cost to the room, don't stick us with an extra $24/day. Adjacent restaurant is expensive, even for Santa Cruz. The ugly: This place attracts the party crowd and families with...

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Hanford, California
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We booked our stay at Dream Inn through Hotel Tonight. It was a Friday night and was pricey! I have seen this hotel listed on Hotel Tonight through the week for more than $100 cheaper. I think we'll come during the week from now on. Even with the price tag we were pleasantly surprised at the level of customer service,...

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Very nice hotel with private beach on the Ocean. Nice room view fantastic view over the bay and the wharf. At night I could hear the waves, making me totally relaxed. the Hotel looks a little bit tired but service was very good. Nice breakfast with view of surfers getting ready to enjoy their day.

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 1 April 2014

My husband and I just spend two days at the Dream Inn celebrating my husband’s birthday. I think this is our third time here and it seems that service keeps getting better and better. We LOVE the fact that all rooms are ocean front with a balcony. The sound of waves crashing oh that is just wonderful. However, the cherry...

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Seattle
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Starting with the entrance and lobby, I was somewhat underwhelmed given the nightly rate. The tower suite was very spacious with eclectic furnishings, some attractive, some distracting, especially the artwork. Loved the updated bathroom. The bedroom is a huge, tasteful environment with a balcony view of the beach and nearby boardwalk. There was a refrigerator, wonderful coffee maker but no...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 26 March 2014

I loved this hotel! Rooms are clean, and the location is perfect! The hotel is located on Cowell Beach. Every room has a balcony with a small table and a couple chairs to just relax and stare out to the ocean. Free WIFI! The price is a bit high but it is WELL WORTH IT! It's within walking distance to...

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Fresno, California
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

You will be paying a premium price but you will be at the best, cleanest and sweetest hotel in Santa Cruz. I have been to this hotel about 30 times throughout the past 25 years and it has never disappointed me. For all you people that left negative reviews, go somewhere else, pay less, then when it's not as good...

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Seminole, Florida
Reviewed 21 March 2014

If you like the ocean, the location of the Dream Inn is just perfect. This is a great place to decompress and relax. My lower level room was very comfortable and offered a prime view of the beach. Due to the way Santa Cruz is situated on the coast, you will have the opportunity to watch a beautiful sunrise over...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 March 2014

The building looks like it was once an older motel that was then renovated into a tastefully modern yet retro beach hotel. I was on the 7th floor with a view out over the beach and water. Room was a good nice though bathroom was a tad cramped. I didn't get a chance to use it but there is a...

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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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: $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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