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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 30 May 2014

I go to Santa Cruz periodically and I ALWAYS stay at the Dream Inn ! The location is perfect. Right on the beach, with a view of the pier and Boardwalk. The rooms are fantastic, all w/ views of the ocean. The staff is Very Accommodating and always helpful and professional. I don't even think of staying anywhere other than...

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Calistoga, California, United States
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have stayed at this hotel during spring brake with my kids for many years! Love that all the rooms face the ocean and can access beach from pool. Great bar set up and food service! Also, redone not that long ago with a great looking white grass cloth in rooms and wood look of vinyl wallcovering in corridors. The...

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San Martin, California
Reviewed 25 May 2014

A beach front Hotel next to the pier and world famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Room: Ocean View Cloud King. Reason: Anniversary getaway!! Pros: 1) Location, Location, Location. 2) Amazing views from the 9th floor. 3) Free Internet 4) Welcoming staff, easy check-in. Cons: 1) Finding the best way to get to the beach or street. 2) Ice on the...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 21 May 2014

This place is awesome! Location, location, location. PROS: Location. Right on the water overlooking everything from the pier and the boardwalk to the surfers and the cliffs up/down the coast. Clean and colorful room, complete with a keurig coffee maker. CONS: Expensive. Loud doors that slam hard each time someone enters or leaves a room (I suppose this comes with...

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1Thank Bella W
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 20 May 2014

It was on a business trip when I stayed in this hotel. A very nice n comfortable place right on the beach. The rooms were really good n the sound of the waves were really soothing at night. Infect I slept with the balcony door open

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Anniversary in Santa Cruz on the Beach. We stayed Saturday evening at the DREAM INN which was anything but a dream Bellman started out the adventure with " well you only have two bags you can take those yourself ". REALLY? So we make our way to a room that has a 1970's decor. First thing we notice the TV...

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Vallejo, California
Reviewed 19 May 2014

My husband, 3 (almost 4) year old, and myself just got back from a quick overnight trip to Santa Cruz, and we stayed at the Dream Inn. Overall it's a great place. We were able to check in a couple hours earlier than their standard check in time. Initially we were given a room on the 3rd floor, which was...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 18 May 2014

The Dream Inn boasts an unmatched location. The views of the boardwalk and bay are spectacular, and the beach is steps for your room. We made this visit to run The Surfer's Path Marathon. The management went out of their way to be friendly, helpful, and accommodating. We were treated with personal attention and generosity by the entire staff. Thanks...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2014

This hotel was in a great location for the beach and boardwalk. We loved our room and the view from the balcony of the beach and pier was amazing. Fab coffee machine. Parking seemed a bit pricey on top of the room charge ($24) but the car was secure and valet parking was available for those who wanted it. We...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Excellent room with huge comfy bed and a great view of the beach and pier from the balcony. The bathroom was clean and had a good shower. Also had dinner in their place downstairs which was very tasty. Parking was very pricey at $24 per day.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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: $306 - $750 (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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“All rooms have an ocean view. I prefer the high tower rooms, but I think anything above the second floor would be good.”
 of 5 bubbles snapdragen, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Renovation in progress so expect noise and inconvenience.”
 of 5 bubbles sunnycc5, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view room for sure”
 of 5 bubbles SuzyC533, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have an ocean view, some may be close to the pool which can be noisy with the fun sound soft kids and adults enjoying the scene...”
 of 5 bubbles douglasw330, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Stay far away from the elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles FoodieMom2015, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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