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Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages
Ranked #2 of 15 Santa Cruz B&B and Inns
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Went overnight in Mid-November. Loved the individual cottages-very quaint. So close to the secluded beach. Good Italian restaurant nearby. Reasonable prices, friendly helpful staff. Beautiful view of the ocean while eating breakfast on the deck.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Betty S, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Thanks for the review - our secret is out! Glad you enjoyed yourselves. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We had an amazing experience at the cottage! Everyone was so nice and friendly. They gave us a free upgrade to one of their sweets for our honeymoon, the rooms were so cute,Quiet and very clean. We will definitely be coming back for our anniversary next year <3

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Kayla M
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OceanEcho, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

We are so happy that you chose Ocean Echo Inn to spend your Honeymoon, and that you had an enjoyable experience. Congratulations again, and we look forward to having you back as our guests to celebrate your anniversary!

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Our cottage was so great, we didn't want to leave! Our view while having breakfast each morning was so wonderfull. The beach was so close and very private, just perfect. We were minutes from downtown and the Boardwalk we were able to go have fun, come back and rest and go right back out again! Will definately come back and this time we might even bring our extended family.

Room Tip: Cottage 3 has the best view of the ocean. Very quiet and away from other cottages. Felt like we were...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Patsy O
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OceanEcho, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

Thank you again for choosing Ocean Echo Inn for your stay in Santa Cruz. We look forward to having you and your extended family as our guests in the future!

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Reviewed 18 October 2013

The property itself was very well kept and gave a comfortable, homey feel, however, it was Paul and Candace that made this gem really shine. They gave superior customer service and really worked with us when we had flight delays and arrived a day later than expected. There is a large deck facing the beach that is a perfect common area. Our large group spent most of our spare time hanging out together on the deck. There was a filling continental breakfast that made getting up and out in the mornings so easy. The beach is right there and Paul was helpful in directing us towards some other fun sightseeing spots such as Capitola and the Boardwalk.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Tracey O
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OceanEcho, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

It was a pleasure having you as our guests, and that you had an enjoyable experience. Please let us know when your future travel plans include Santa Cruz, as we would be glad to accommodate your stay.

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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Echo is well priced and located "50 steps" from the beach. Is a short drive from the downtown area where there are restaurants and movie theater. Well located to allow scenic drives to other points of interest. You can hear the sound of the surf as you fall asleep and smell the ocean breeze when you wake. The grounds are well maintained and the back patio has a lovely view from the deck, where you can chat with the wonderful hosts Candy and Tony. You can get a good espresso or cup of coffee at the Windmill cafe, two blocks away.

Room Tip: Stay in room 14 for the best price. It's small but you won't there much because you'll...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank chloesk
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OceanEcho, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us at Ocean Echo Inn. Please let us know if your future travel plans include Santa Cruz, as we would love to have you as our guests again.

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

My wife and I spent the night of September 14, 2013, and enjoyed our stay. We would readily stay here again. Paul and his wife, the managers, were very nice and helpful in pointing out directions and things to do to make our visit pleasant. We were in town to visit the Capitola Art and Wine Festival. This Inn was an easy drive to that event and also an easy drive to the Boardwalk and Yacht Harbor, both of which we visited. Our room was clean and comfortable, very basic, and had a small kitchenette and flat screen tv. It is part of an early 1900's farmhouse that has been restored. We enjoyed an afternoon bottle of wine on the patio while visiting with other guests. There is a continental type breakfast offered, with bagels, yogurt, and fruit. This place is nice in that it has close access to a small sandy beach that is only about 100 yards away. It is also quiet and does not have the all night yelling and noise that one may have to put up with when staying at motels near the Boardwalk.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 16.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Fred B
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OceanEcho, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

We very much enjoyed having you as our guests, and your positive comments about our property, location and accommodations. Please come back to visit again!

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Pros: The Ocean Echo Inn sit on a great property and wonderful beach location away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Santa Cruz. It is in quiet residential surroundings. I stayed in Room 4 which was supposed to be one of the two best rooms. The Cons: It is very dated and not worth the $245 we paid each night. Yes there was a basic kitchen, a deck and a grilling area (charcoal, bring your own). Because it is so dated I am sure it is difficult to keep it clean. However, no excuse.
My understanding by the managers, Mark and Betty, who departed last week, was that this place is owned by three generation hoteliers in Santa Cruz. They should be reassessing how much they charge and invest in the place. The inside furniture is sparse,the patio furniture is all mismatched and essentially rusted, the bathrooms dirty.

My biggest disappointment is all the great reviews on this site which was my deciding factor. I usually find reviewers more accurate.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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OceanEcho, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2013

We regret that your experience here at Ocean Echo had both positive and negative aspects. As new Managers, our goal is to provide the ultimate in guest service, and to also ensure that even though the property is older, that it is well-maintained, and most importantly, impeccably clean.
As we are in the process of extensive upgrading and updating the entire property, we would be pleased to have you as our guests again in the future.

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Additional Information about Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

Address: 401 Johans Beach Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Cruz
Price Range: £122 - £217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A hidden gem with direct access to the beach at Sunny Cove, a favorite local beach between Santa Cruz and Capitola! This property has a private and charming location with quaint rooms and cottages where you can spend the day on your romantic getaway, enjoy fun family events, eat at great local restaurants, then return to the soothing sound of the ocean waves. Some units have fully-equipped kitchens, ocean views & private decks. Some units are dog-friendly. Short walk to restaurants & yacht harbor. Free continental breakfast, free parking & free WiFi. ... more   less 
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