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Dream Inn
Ranked #2 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Staying here 5 days on family vaca. Pros...housekeeping is great, brought extra towels, room cleaned by 8:30am daily, gave us tons of extra towels. Great view, quick valet, close to everything. Con's...tell the kids to stay out of hot tub!!? Nothing makes me madder than wanting to sit and relax in a hot tub and 10 kids are using it as a kiddy pool. Why doesn't staff tell them to get out??? Ordered a cesear salad with no anchovies. Smallest salad ever for $17and had anchovies!! Argh. Would stay again but next time I will complain to front desk about hot tub. Bought soda at front desk and clerk acted like I was putting her out by having her ring it up and not charge to room that I wasn't paying for...

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We came down for a quick 24 hour get away from the SF Bay Area. Booked through the hotel website, got AAA discount. The check-in was easy, and every room has a gorgeous view. You are directly on the beach, next to the Boardwalk and pier. All staff were friendly and efficient. Rooms are hip and modern. This is my fourth trip to this hotel, and I love it every time. Take highway 1, if you can! Also, there are great walks right out the door to see sea otter, sea lions, and check out the local flavor of Santa Cruz.

Room Tip: All rooms have a view, away from the elevators is quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Redondo Beach, California
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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Right on the beach with a great view of the bay! Staff is friendly, comfortable rooms with balcony to watch the sea life. Easy walk to the pier and boardwalk. Conference center views made it hard to focus on work. Will definitely stay here again!

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

The Dream Inn is the place to stay in Santa Cruz! Walking distance from everything! The pool temperature water is just right! Food and beveridge service makes it relaxing. Dining on site with a spectacular view can be romantic. Park your car and enjoy your stay! Excellent staff from check in to check out!

Room Tip: Love the ocean view
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We weren't really sure what to expect of the Dream Inn since we had never heard of or stayed with the Joie de Vivre hotel Chaim before - but ended up being pleasantly surprised! The location is great - literally situated on the beach and right beside the fun Santa Cruz boardwalk. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The pool was nice and great for lounging around to soak up the sun. We also enjoyed breakfast one morning at the beautiful Aquarius restaurant and it was wonderful! Overall a great stay and would definitely recommend it.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I have always loved this funky place and the location is great. I like to stay here when I visit family since it's close to there neighborhood. The ocean view couldn't get any better and watching the fog roll out in the morning is great with coffee. The staff is friendly and request are welcomed.

Room Tip: Get a ocean view room or go someplace else
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

I stay here about once a month during the season and highly recommend it to everyone. The only hotel in Santa Cruz that is RIGHT ON the beach (not across the street or one block away). Sound of waves is a great way to go to sleep. Pool and hot tub also overlook the beach and have a private stairwell down to the sand. Can't beat it.

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Additional Information about Dream Inn

Property: Dream Inn
Address: 175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438 (Formerly Coast Santa Cruz Hotel)
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Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Cruz
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Cruz
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Cruz
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Dream Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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 
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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

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