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Dream Inn
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

First of all, we rarely sleep past 7am, but this trip we both slept past noon after a wonderful beachfront breakfast on our terrace from room service. The sound of the waves is truly therapeutic. It is worth the extra cost to get an executive suite for the cathedral ceiling and glass walled view of the ocean.
The hotel has recently been remodeled and has a contemporary take on mid-century modern with dashes of complimentary color combinations(very soothing and spa like).
We lucked out with near 80 degree temps and a quiet beach in mid January and were able to sleep with the sliding doors open lulled by the ocean waves. It has become our go to local getaway.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank paulandsteven
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Came down just to eat somewhere near the water on my way to Carmel, decided to stay here for a night and enjoy the area...ended up staying 3 nights. A little pricey, but well worth it. The staff were fantastic, the room service was very good and it was an incredibly relaxing stay, best views from your room..walking distance to the boardwalk and wharf...perfect place to stay, will be a vacation destination for a long time to come, we're already planning our next stay here!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank D_Mullins
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

we visit Santa cruz every summer and have stayed at The Dream Inn the last three years The view is awesome and so is the employees ! I love this place.

Room Tip: All rooms have great views but ask for third floor or higher not as much pool noise during the day.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank caligirl1960
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

Words really cant express the time my family and I experienced at the Dream Inn - the Cloud Suite is awesome and the staff goes above and beyond!

Room Tip: Join the Joie de Vivre club
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Chadster44_11
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Reviewed 27 July 2011

We had a fun stay at the Dream Inn. My daughter and I drove up to help my other daughter move into her house. It was fun and funky. We liked the fresh updated decor. Upon arrival we ordered room service..it came fast and was tasty. The ocean balcony was nice and nothing beats the beachfront breezes. Even though we were on the first level, our room was still high above the beach, so we loved the view. Sadly the weather was gloomy, so we didn't get to enjoy the pool, but the pool/beach and poolside cafe is on our list for next time. It looks great for families, especially since there are rooms that open right up to the pool deck, but I wouldn't want to be on that level. Ours was perfect. It was quiet. I think this Inn can be anything you need it to be. Private for couples, great for families and even fun for business travellers. It is so conveniently located. We did not do valet but parked across the street in the Inn's lot and just walked the pier and boardwalk. I highly recommend the Dream Inn..especially if you can get a good rate, definitely worth it. We haven't found any other lodging that can compare in Santa Cruz.

Room Tip: Try not to get a room that opens to the pool deck..unless you want it.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank zoots5
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