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Dream Inn Santa Cruz

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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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20Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
7Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Great location! If you want to stay in Santa Cruz this is the best location. On the beach, a heated pool, walking distance to the Boardwalk. The hotel has a private entrance to the beach. Great view of the ocean and lots of surfers.
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Outstanding hotel with amazing views, rooms & staff. Hotel surfing theme fits the area perfect. Great place for a weekend get away for couple, family. In addition the restaurant, Aquarius served delicious food.
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Response from Darren P, General Manager at Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Responded 3 May 2018
Dear Dan A, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We sincerely value your feedback. I am thrilled to read “Outstanding hotel with amazing views, rooms & staff. Hotel surfing theme fits the area perfect!” Our staff strives to provide superior comfort and relaxation to our guests, so thank you for sharing your thoughtful comments. We hope that you will return soon for your next getaway! Best, Darren Pound
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We were only able to stay one night but the location of this hotel is so fantastic, we will be back. Steps to the sand as well as a pool and spa. We didn't eat dinner but the bar had excellent entertainment - some locals performed with the scheduled performer and every one of
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Incredible location; lovely, clean, spacious room; good food. You can’t go wrong with this one. I went for a run along West Cliff early in the morning and watch the sun come up. I was awed by the beauty of the scene. We conducted a 2-day business meeting in the “Beach View”
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We have spent the morning wandering around Santa after a wonderful night at the Dream Inn. The hotel accommodations were excellent (we love the retro look), the restaurant and food even better but above all I have to say you have assembled a wonderful staff. Everyone was so
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They always get an impression of a credit card. I do not know if you can use cash. Sorry.
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When I stayed there parking across the street was free and valet was $20 or $30. You need to check directly with the hotel for their fees. The hotel is very close to the pier and you can drive onto the pier. I don't think I would spend more than one night in Santa Cruz. I would suggest driving from Santa Cruz to Monterey and possibly spending the night there if you want to go to the aquarium or looking around Monterey and then taking the 17 Mile Drive thru Pebble Beach (start on the north end because all of the pullouts are on the right) and then stay in Carmel to explore Big Sur area. I went as far as McWay Falls 29 miles south of Carmel in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. You can either hike down to an overlook or pull off the main road and see the falls. Really beautiful and there are many parks and scenic places to stop along the way. You'll enjoy staying in Carmel much more than Santa Cruz. Kent
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Have an amazing time with your family! I am, unfortunately, not the correct person to ask because I traveled alone. I am not familiar with the suite that you mentioned or the other hotel. I do know that the representatives of The Dream were extremely helpful so I'd strongly lean towards staying there but having another conversation with the hotel manager to clarify would be best. Easy travels!
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"Most Rooms have an incredible view, just personal preference on a lower or high floor"
"The King Suite with separate room and ocean view is quiet, spacious, and has an unobstructed and gorgeous view of the ocean."
"I prefer 320 series rooms off the same lobby level"
"Each room has a view of the ocean! The hotel sits right on the beach!"
"Not too close to the pool."
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PRICE RANGE
USD 221 - USD 507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
dream inn, a joie de vivre hotel hotel santa cruzdream hotel santa cruzcoast santa cruz hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Coast Santa Cruz Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Cruz
NUMBER OF ROOMS
165
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