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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We booked a king room at the Dream Inn and were pleasantly surprised to find that we had an ocean front room overlooking the wharf and Cowell's Beach. The view was breathtaking! We were able to hear the waves crashing and enjoy the sunshine on our private balcony. We were even able to see a pod of whales passing by...

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Modesto, California
Reviewed 28 October 2013

While attending the 4th annual Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's Chili Cook Off, we decided to stay at the Dream Inn after a horrible night staying elsewhere in town. The Dream Inn is located very near the Boardwalk along West Cliff Drive and looks out towards the water above Cowell's Beach. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The beds are...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We loved our stay at the Dream Inn and would go back. Nice "tower" room, nice heated pool and spa, beachfront view, good room service food! BUT: we know our toddler's special blanket that she's had from birth(!) got left behind in in our hotel room (yes, parent fail). Of course we called, and Dream Inn staffers told us they...

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Leeds
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights. Reception was chaotic when we arrived and we had to wait a while to check in. When we did check in the member of staff was helpful. Our room was on the first floor. It was clean and like all the other rooms in the hotel, had a balcony with a fabulous view over...

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2Thank Leeds31
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 October 2013

I stayed here when visiting the University of Santa Cruz and it was a nice hotel. I ate breakfast in my room every morning on the balcony, which had a beautiful view over the ocean and went for a morning swim in the pool (this visit was in February), which was nicely heated. The staff was friendly and room service...

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Lake Forest, California
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We have stayed at the Dream Inn several times over the years and it is getting better all the time. We used to come here before they remodeled, and if you haven't been since the remodel I highly recommend it. They've done a really nice job! The rooms are great and all (I think) have an ocean view balcony. We...

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2Thank Jaime D
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We stayed at the Dream inn on a road trip on the Pacific Coast highway from LA to San Francisco on the 20th of 0ctober 2013. We arrived early and a room was available for us, so we checked in. Reception staff were very friendly and helpful, our room, tastefully decorated in a sort of laid back summer/sunshine style. The...

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San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 22 October 2013

My husband and I decided to travel to Santa Cruz at the last minute on a whim. I was debating paying $50 less for a different hotel that was NEAR but not ON the beach, and ultimately I'm so glad we picked the Dream Inn. We loved it! It was a real treat to stay in a room right on...

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear Meli229: Thank you so much for deciding to splurge on us. We do know that there are multiple options of where to stay and its an honor to be chosen. We also know that business pressure does sometimes cause lines and I am proud to know that no matter what was in front of the team that the level...

Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Both of us have insomnia from time to time and we slept thru all 3 nights. You know the saying, "Sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care"! Well, we did it, it's just cool enough in the rooms. The staff as well as the guests were very friendly. And if you can't sleep, Floyd at the front desk...

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear 2MuchFun33048: All I can say to your kind words is WOW!!!Thank You!!!. We do take pride in our service level and are super thrilled that you recognized one of our unsung heroes. Floyd has been such a loyal and integral part of our team. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon. Kindly Aaron Z Wallace Front Office...

Sydney
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Loved this hotel and def did not want to leave,, staff were so accommodating - letting us check in when we arrived early in the morning - that NEVER happens anywhere - so was so refreshing when Pamela said "sure no problem, your rooms ready now"". Highly recommend to anyone who wants to be right on the beach, a a...

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Katie M, Front Office Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear Macqueen Sydney: WOW!!! I am thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience with us and even more so that we get to celebrate Pamela for providing such a warm welcome. We hope to see you again soon! Warm Regards Aaron Z Wallace Front Office Manager

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Amenities

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  • 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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • 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: $260 - $671 (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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