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Watsonville, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the first time we've used your venue for a business gathering. The food was fabulous, the service was great and the meeting room with its spectacular views of the wharf, boardwalk and ocean was perfect! Our guests were impressed. A special thank you to Marjorie Dowdy and the Chef for your special attention to our event - you...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Talk about an ocean view!!! You couldn't get anything better than that! And as if the view from the window wasn't enough already, there's even a balcony! I very much enjoyed sitting there, reading a good book with the sound of the waves and the smell of the ocean...! I personally prefer higher floors, as the view is often better...

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Sunnyvale, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel has been undergoing major renovations, and it has paid off! We stayed in one of the largest rooms on the third floor overlooking the pool, pier, and ocean. The view is simply excellent, and it has extra beauty with the changing sun. The large stone faced fire place adds a great romantic touch - gas. This deluxe room...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so surprised by this hotel! It was very nice! The staff was incredibly nice! They all said hi! The rooms were updated and cute! It was decorated in a surfer style! Really cute! Very nice hotel ! I would recommend it!

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1Thank Claudia119
San Jose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited while the hotel was trying to finish up renovations, the lobby was gutted. I don't know if all the rooms have been renovated yet, but mine was. Very nice, the color scheme has been toned down, all the surfer art has been replaced. New beds are very comfy, not the creaky things they had previously. Also, the air conditioners...

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1Thank snapdragen
Darren P, General Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Dear Snapdragon Thanks for the feedback on the newly renovated guestrooms as we are excited about completing all renovations in all areas in the next couple of weeks. Wanted to clarify that Woodside Hotels now manages the hotel on behalf of the existing ownership group. I look forward to having you stay with us again when your travels take you...

Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous, Modern hotel with the most incredible view. Surfing and the beach are just outside your window by the boardwalk. Bottle of wine upon check in. Very helpful staff. Cool hip vibe. I will be back.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There isn't a better hotel location in Santa Cruz. This is the only hotel that sits directly on the beach. I had a basic room and it was comfortable, modern, clean and met all of my needs. It had a balcony that looked directly over the pool and onto the Santa Cruz coast. Even with the windows closed, I could...

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Thank casa1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are local, we live in Boulder Creek. We decided to stay one night at the Dream Inn just to get away from the stress of all our road/rain/storm issues. I've stayed here before and knew there was construction going on...we had a fantastic time! The person who checked us in (can't recall the gentleman's name) was...

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Sonora california
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Too expensive for what you receive. Homeless are EVERYWHERE. All night long outside your room pacing hallways and yelling. Literally fights break out all night!! More security needed. But it is right on beach. It has a nice pool and spa. Rooms are not very cozy. Too much money for a room that is not updated. Nice staff thought.

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Darren P, General Manager at Dream Inn, responded to this review

Travelerddp, thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent visit to the Dream Inn. I am truly sorry to hear we did not exceed your expectations. We realize the city of Santa Cruz has displaced people in the city, but I assure you we take many safety measures to keep our guests safe. We are...

San Jose, California, United States
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I stayed there for a romantic weekend. We reserved the Ocean View Deluxe King room but what we got was the standard room with two queens right in front of the pool. We complained to the front desk and they said their Ocean View Deluxe King rooms were in the tower and under renovation. To appease us,...

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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
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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: ₹ 15,132 - ₹ 37,534 (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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