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Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Dream Inn was so helpful to our local non-profit group. We are so thankful for the donation to our 24-hour paddle to raise funds for a local family battling cancer. Our group, The Ghostryders Waterman Club, is a non-profit paddle, surf, tailgate group in SC. We have raised money to provide scholarships to low-income kids, help provide the Santa...

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Thank CorDill
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was my third trip to the Dream Inn, but the first since the remodel. So from the valet to checkin to the restaurant. The staff were really wonderful. The new chef at the Aquarius restaurant is great (breakfast is good). Great for the family. Valet Parking is a expensive though, but parking in the area is at a premium....

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California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have stayed several times at the Dream Inn. The hotel has apparently just finished a remodel. The room we stayed in is exactly the same as before. The pool area has been upgraded and is fine with the addition of 3 nice fire pit areas. The problem this stay was our observation of general lack of cleanliness. The corridor...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice boutique hotel with some fun decor to match the beachfront location. Location was great; you're on the beach, close to the Boardwalk, and the downtown area is about 15 mins to walk. Driving downtown is worth doing as there is plenty of parking and it's cheap at $0.50 per hour or $5 for the day...unlike the hotel parking! For...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After our one night stay here we had little negative to say about the hotel. It's the only hotel in Santa Cruz directly on the beach. I believe all rooms face the Ocean and ours took in a pleasant view of the pier (we were on the lowest floor and still had the advantage of 20ft elevation to enable a...

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Seattle
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In a recent road trip to California we were looking for a last minute place to stay on a Sunday night in Santa Cruz that included a view of the ocean. Online the price was $209. Over the phone we were quoted $269. Once they transferred us to reservations, the price soared to $338. When I told the clerk that...

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Darren P, General Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear SeattleNMNative, Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel and for your review. I am very sorry to hear about your negative experience during the reservations process. We will use this as an important training opportunity for our agents as the response you received was not indicative of the service standards we expect from our team. Regarding the...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a family of 5 and had a delightful stay at the Dream Inn. All of the staff members we encountered were helpful and friendly. The remodel looks amazing, and the pool area is top notch. Common areas of the hotel were well kept, never encountered sand or garbage/food in the halls. We had a tower suite that was...

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Darren P, General Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lrpooch P, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. I am glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed the newly renovated hotel. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Best, Darren Pound

San Anselmo, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hotel! We've stayed before pre - remodel and it was fun then and even better now. The beach/surf vibe is spot on for the locationand it's a very kid friendly hotel. First off, the location is the best. Right on the beach and a 5 minute walk to the boardwalk. We stayed in a cloud suite which is a...

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Darren P, General Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear NVRam123, Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge Lauren and Bryson during your recent stay with us. I'm glad to hear that you like our newly renovated rooms at the Dream Inn. We look forward to your next stay with us. Warm Regards, Darren Pound

Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the only hotel/inn on the beach in San Clemente. Great location with amazing ocean views. The Dream Inn is close to the Broadway with all the rides. The room was clean, staff helpful, and pool area very nice. Fully enjoyed my stay at the Dream Inn.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel itself was cool. I love the surf/sand/sun decor. Pool was heated, epic views from our room of the beach, boardwalk, pier, etc. Waking up to the sound of crashing waves was truly relaxing. The staff was great. Everyone was friendly and accommodating. The thing I didn't like was that every time someone else opened or closed their sliding...

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Darren P, General Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear John B, Thank you for choosing Dream Inn and sharing your feedback. I'm so glad you liked our newly renovated property. I appreciate your comments and will share them with our team so we may further improve the noises issues you experienced. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Sincerely, Darren Pound

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • 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: $320 - $732 (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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