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Clovis, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages is my favorite discovery of 2016! Nestled on a small street in Santa Cruz the cottages are charming and private. The proprietors, Christine and Greg are fabulous, and the rooms speak peace to my soul. The beach has always been a haven of sorts for me, and Ocean Echo is mere feet from the...

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Kristine W, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

......and we love having you! It is guests like you that make my job so much fun! I look forward to your arrival every month just like a family member coming to visit. We are glad you love us and we will continue to make your stay memorable!! Thank you from the staff at Ocean Echo Inn

Napa, California
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the tall ceilings and wall color! The bathrooms are very updated! Ours was large and the water pressure is great! I watched all my movies on Netflix so the wifi was great and free!! We love the walk to the beach and how dog friendly the neighborhood and beach is!! Dog lovers we are! Now we work here and...

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed overnight for a mini vacation. Our room was very quaint, clean and comfortable. Kristine. and Greg were very accommodating and super nice. The continental breakfast was probably the best I've ever had. Great homemade goodies. We will definitely return.

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Kristine W, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you Colleen S! We are excited to always be in search of the best muffin recipe to add to our morning breakfast! I just added another one banana coconut chocolate chip!! yummy! Come back and try it sometime!! From the beach! Kristine and Greg

Chanhassen, Minnesota
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Don't think twice about whether or not to stay here! Each unit/cottage has it's own character. Care thought is put into the continental breakfast - homemade goodies, not just prepackaged items. It's a must!

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Kristine W, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are always striving to do our best, and its good to see what we are up to is not over looked! Enjoy your journeys and stop in again with us here on the beach! Kristine

San Ramon, California
Reviewed 16 October 2016

From the time you are greeted by Christine and Greg, you know you are in for something special. Great story behind this little gem. Cozy rooms, beautiful views. A great find! Easy to find, quiet location. Will definitely return!

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Kristine W, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Awwwwwww our first review since taking on this fun adventure here at Ocean Echo Inn! It is always great to hear we make a difference in peoples journeys. Even for a moment to have a chat and a laugh! Thanks for the kind words and gracious acknowledgement!

Chico, California
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was our second time here, first time with the new owners. My mom & 3 year old son stayed in cottage 9. The room was clean and the kitchenette had everything we needed. One of the owners checked us in and she even brought us a padded mat along with extra blankets for my son to sleep on and...

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Nicely decorated clean room (14), great owners, sunny and comfortable patio area and lovely breakfast (homemade banana bread was delicious!). Very close to a very local beach and starbucks! My only very minor complaint was that the bed was noisy (I shared with a friend which could have been the problem!) 10 minute drive to the boardwalk.

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Kristine W, Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for taking time to write a great review!! We appreciate the feedback! We love to share our baked goods so come on back for more!! Kristine~

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our overall impression of this inn is great!! Our room was clean, nicely decorated, comfortable bed and everything we needed in the kitchen! There were many common areas to sit and enjoy the ocean view. There was also a nice grass area and a ping pong table. Towels and chairs were provided for the beach. The managers and owners went...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Cottages are nice enough. We didn't realise how far away from the Boardwalk and Pier we were - you really need a car to get there but then parking is difficult, it's just over 2 miles walk but not a great walk.... Sunny Cove is very close but had a lot of dogs on when we visited, not sure if...

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Union City
Reviewed 19 August 2016

The coffee at breakfast was the best! The hosts were very pleasant and helpful. It's out of the way and close to a small semi private beach. Our unit (#5) looked like it had new tile installed in the shower which we really liked. Would come back again.

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Deborah C, General Manager at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your kind review! We also are very fond of cottage 5 with it's ocean view deck, barbecue and outdoor dining availability. A lot of our guests also tell us that they really enjoy the peacefulness of the cove and being just far enough from town to not be too busy. We do hope to see...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A hidden gem with direct access to the beach at Sunny Cove, a favorite local beach between Santa Cruz and Capitola! This property has a private and charming location with quaint rooms and cottages where you can spend the day on your romantic getaway, enjoy fun family events, eat at great local restaurants, then return to the soothing sound of the ocean waves. Some units have fully-equipped kitchens, ocean views & private decks. Some units are dog-friendly. Short walk to restaurants & yacht harbor. Free continental breakfast, free parking & free WiFi. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

Address: 401 Johans Beach Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4962
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $222 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Traveling alone? Get room 7, couple, room 9, and for 2 or more, ask for 5. All are fabulous!”
 of 5 bubbles marti829, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Only a handful of rooms can see the ocean but this place is full of character. There is a community deck for guests to relax on.”
 of 5 bubbles H7033LKjeans, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are being refurbished. Ours had not been, but was still cozy and comfortable. If you need more modern, be sure to ask in advance about your room!”
 of 5 bubbles P6451KUjonp, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“More towels.”
 of 5 bubbles hilarym743, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Quiet and very quaint”
 of 5 bubbles itumidon, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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