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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 December 2013

One thing you certainly can't complain about is the location of Dream Inn, you'll struggle to get more beachfront anywhere. Rooms are furnished with a modern flair but rather basic. One item a noticed absent was a mini bar or even bottled water. Do be well aware of the check-in time. I arrived at 2pm on a Sunday only to...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 30 November 2013

Came from Dever, Colorado with my husband a 4 year old. This was a present from my husband grandmother. I am a saver so this would not have been my 1st pick because of the price. Also in this review you will see how "cheap" i am but with a husband who has a great appetite and a 4 year...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

Cliche I know, but it was brilliant. The outside had that 70s beachside resort feel but once inside it was awesome. Massive room overlooking the beach, the best shower -- very big, and really nice people. Parking was included and it was right up the road from the Santa Cruz wharf.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

Dream Inn is fantastic. Doesn't look fancy on the outside but the quality is in the room. Large, spacious and beautifully decked out. We stayed in a king's room facing the beach. The view is spectacular. The bed is so comfortable I didn't want to get out of bed. The TV is big and sharp and has the FOod Channel!...

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Elk Grove, California, United States
Reviewed 21 November 2013

What an amazing place to stay. All rooms have ocean views. Our room was on the 7th floor with an unbelievable view of the Beach, Ocean, Pier…. well everything. The room was clean and well layed out. November in northern California and one would never have guessed it by staying here. The resort was at full steam… literally… with the...

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California
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We stayed in a king suite room which was very nice and in good condition, however the room was rather spendy for the night ($300) but Santa Cruz is not the little sleepy surf town that I grew up nearby. It is now a very expensive destination. Despite the price, with enjoyed the room and location right on the beach....

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Reviewed 16 November 2013

this is a great 60s surf hotel that is refitted in retro interior. The balconies all open out to the bay, where you can see seals/sea lions swimming all day long around the pier. the staff is excellent and the rooms are spacious and clean. the staff is great.

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Sydney
Reviewed 9 November 2013

This place is delightful and the only regret was not staying longer. The front desk staff were friendly and obliging allowing us to check in a little earlier which was nice. Parking is either by valet or across the street and at 24.00 a night is fairly normal as hotels of this nature go. We had a room on the...

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DC
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Here on business - two nights. This hotel is terrific. Lovely design, right on the beach, comfortable. My room is spotless. Staff is very helpful. We had breakfast in the restaurant - Aquarius - which overlooks the beach. My oatmeal was terrific, which is usually not the case in restaurants, which usually serve instant oatmeal. This was real steel-cut oats,...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 November 2013

I visited the stylish Santa Cruz Dream Inn for a birthday weekend and was truly impressed. It’s a retro-modern hotel perfectly located on the beach within walking distance of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The room was designed with a warm mix of colors and equipped with all the luxury comforts and amenities to please the most discerning traveler. The...

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
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: $263 - $717 (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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