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Portsmouth, Ohio
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Our stay at Dream Inn was wonderful, the rooms were very nice and very clean. We had an oceanfront room with beautiful views! Walked out on the pier and had a romantic dinner overlooking the water. Within walking distance to several great shops and restaurants. Great stay and really comfortable clean rooms.

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear Regina: Thank you so much for such kind words. We love that you got to take in so much of what Santa Cruz has to offer. The municipal wharf is certainly one of the best places to dine for gorgeous views and great seafood. We are humbled by your commentary and are celebrating this success with all the teams... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Theyre rooms are beautiful, very modern. And the views of the beach are BREATHTAKING. And don't forget about their heated pool that glows in the dark. Simply luxurious. Highly recommend it. Very friendly valet with FREE YOGA!

Thank heeyitschelsaay24
Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear heeyitschelsaay24: We are stoked that you had a great time. Free Yoga and a stunning view are certainly ways most of us can seek balance. We hope to see you soon! Warmly Aaron Z Wallace Front Office Director More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2013

The first thing to say is that this hotel is in a great location for the beach and boardwalk. It is about a 5/10 minute walk to the boardwalk and its basically on the beach. We only stayed one evening on our tour down the Pacific Coast and it was a good choice. The room was quite large with a... More 

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jackie541 Thank you for your words of advice on where to see in Santa Cruz. We appreciate you giving such incredible advice to fellow travelers. You hit the nail on the head for all the surrounding attractions the Dream Inn is lucky enough to share a neighborhood with. We do hope to see you again soon!! Warmly Aaron Z... More 

Auburn, California
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

We left Santa Cruz 15 years ago. On our 59th Wedding Anniversary we decided to return to this beautiful Beach town and celebrate with several of our old friends. We had never stayed at the Dream Inn in the past but with its location and the incredible view of the crashing waves and the wonderful facilities, we felt it was... More 

Thank Ramsey T
Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ramsey T: First things first, thank you for sharing such a special occasion with us. We love to host guests celebrating special occasions. What is even more thrilling to us is that it seems our service had some impact on how much you enjoyed this lovely day in your life. Needless to say, we are jumping for joy in... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

This hotel is in a great location but other than location I can't say we would return. We did have a nice front desk attendant that was very helpful but the room and common area is so dated and worn out that I can't recommend staying here. When we walked into the room it smelled like sewer gas and that... More 

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear 007Jimmy: Thank you for taking your time to give us this very constructive feedback. We seek to be far above average and are pained that we didnt live up to that expecation we set for ourselves. I am happy to know that you had a good experience with our desk team and I will make sure they know you... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

The first moment you stepped in you felt comfortable as the staff made you really welcome. The rooms were comfortable and well equipped. The pool area was great and in a good location giving you access to the beach as well. It was also a short walk away from the pier but not too close!

Thank k g
Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear K G: Thank you for such a glowing assessment of our service. I am personally thrilled to celebrate your kind commentary with our team. We hope to see you again in the future! Kindly Aaron Z Wallace Front Office Director More 

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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

We had a deluxe king room, which was perfect. Very comfortable bed and sliding door that opened to the sights and sounds of the ocean and boardwalk. Nice pool with wait staff and direct access to the beach. The entire staff was very friendly and accommodating.

1 Thank stickynotes53
Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear Stickynotes53: We love welcoming back prodigal guests and I assure you we are thrilled you thought of us when booking. Thank you for recognizing the team for their natural kindness and efficiency. Additionally, you are absolutely correct, we do have the most stunning views from all of our rooms and its now peak whale watching season. All the more... More 

Sacramento, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2013

I stayed at the Dream Inn for the Big Kahuna Triathlon. The staff was absolutely wonderful. When they saw my trophy after the race, they sent me the most genuinely nice card on a tray of room service treats. In decades of travelling for races, I have never experienced anything like that! The staff is exceptional in their cheerful service... More 

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear Happylynn: I cannot thank you enough for such kind words. We are proud to have hosted one of the top finishers in the Big Kahuna. Thank you for sharing this victory with us. We hope to see you again next year (or sooner) for another athletic victory. Warm Regards Aaron Z Wallace Front Office Director More 

Oakley, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We loved staying at Dream Inn. We have stayed for romantic getaway's and for family trips with our kids. It was in my mind the best place to stay. I had always recommended the Dream Inn to anyone going to Santa Cruz. My husband recenly bought a deal off Living Social that was prepaid for a Suite. When we arrived... More 

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Katie M, Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear Traci P: While I al thrilled you have enjoyed the Dream Inn before I am incredibly sorry this stay did not live up to the expectations we have set for ourselves. We do understand that there was some confusion with the reservations and we apologize for that snafu. It does seem that some in our team made a positive... More 

Tampa, Florida
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194 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

I have been to Santa Cruz many times but never stayed here until recently. I should have tried it before. Professional staff, valet and a nice lobby started my experience off nicely. My room was clean, well-equipped and featured one of the best Boardwalk and Pacific Ocean views I have experienced. A fast internet connection, flat screen, comfortable bed, nice... More 

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear Coasterwarrior: Thank you for taking time out of your day to give us feedback. We are thrilled that you found our service to be professional, our valet friendly, and the view stunning. We think all these things too and are celbrating these comments with all respective teams. We hope to see you back soon!! Warmly Aaron Z Wallace Front... More 

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  • 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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A fun culmination between the beach and the slightly offbeat town of Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz 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: $303 - $643 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dream Inn 3*
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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“Stay far away from the elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles FoodieMom2015, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“5th floor and higher get great ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles travelfan1961, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a beach view.”
 of 5 bubbles HenriqueNeto76, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have an ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles 881MaryW881, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“don't get a room over the pool - very loud with lots of kids in the evening”
 of 5 bubbles janicek390, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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