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Orange, California
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel right on the beach in Santa Cruz walking distance to the pier and the boardwalk which is open on weekends. Walking distance to historical Lighthouse and surf Museum. Tons of restaurants on the pier and close to downtown Santa Cruz. Pool area going under renovation at this time otherwise nice on-site restaurant bar. Only 10 rooms per floor...

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Auburn, California
Reviewed 28 November 2016

We made reservations in April for Thanksgiving based on a TravelZoo deal. I was suspect, given the construction. Our originally booked room was upgraded to the "Cloud" level as our original room was being renovated. All rooms have a spectacular view, and most should be renovated if you are booking for the future. The renovated rooms are nice, relatively basic,...

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Dear Susanmik1 Thank you for your review, and celebrating your holiday with us. Yes you are correct, the renovation is underway, and we could not be more excited. Pool, lobby, and 100% of the guest rooms should be done by Spring Break 2017. Come back and take a look Thank you Dream Team

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Our first visit to the Dream was Thanksgiving weekend. My husband had reserved a room with two queen beds because our daughter was with us. We were looking forward to using the pool. When we arrived, we were told that half the hotel was undergoing refurbishment, and the pool was under construction too. The front desk offered us a room...

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Dear FoodieMom2015 We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay over the holiday. We are trying our best to upgrade where we can to offset the 65 rooms being renovated. Glad you took the time to enjoy the balcony and beautiful views. Our renovation should be 100% complete by Easter 2017. We would love to have you come...

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Early morning noise due to renovation construction. Unexpected parking charge @ cost of $25.00/day. Beach vistas and wharf is the draw for this hotel. Nothing special and definitely not worth the price.

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Dear Beverlyc895 Thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for the construction noise. Our team is working diligently to finish our renovation by Easter 2017. We are excited to announce we will have a brand new pool desk, lobby and fully renovated rooms. We would love to have you back in the spring of next year to show you...

Marion, Indiana
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The beach views are spectacular--the hotel is located right on Cowell Beach. The hotel itself is listed as 4-star, but I think it falls short. The bed is OK, but not high quality. The A/C is an old, rusty window unit--VERY loud, & had to run on high the whole time to keep the room at a comfortable temp (in...

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Dear Dana30 Thank you for your review. We encourage all our guests to tell us how we can improve, and we have listened. You may have noticed our pool deck was in the middle of construction. You stated it perfectly that we need updates, and new products. From Nov 1st - early spring 2017, the Dream Inn is being completely...

Voorschoten
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Although Santa Cruz in itself is not a spectacular city the dream in is great. We had a room with balcony overseeing the Ocean. Very romantic. When arriving ask for the free bikes and make tour along the cost. We biked through west drive up to the scenic bridge. If you decide to stop in SC this hotel is highly...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Suddenly it is 1970. I can't tell if this hotel has maintained a motif or if they really have not updated the rooms since the building opened. This is an aging property in a town that has seen better days. We took a slow drive along the Big Sur. If we had it to do over, we would skip the...

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Dear Larry B, Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear you were unsatisfied with your stay earlier this month. We take all reviews very seriously, and appreciate any and all feedback from our guests. I have to say... you nailed it. We are ready for a renovation, and I am happy to announce, we are in the middle of...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our family of four loves staying at the Dream Inn. It's right on the beach, it has a pool and hot tub, it's modern and fun! The rooms are modest in size but comfortable, and we go to Santa Cruz to enjoy the beach, boardwalk, nature and city. We always enjoy it!

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Clovis, California
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The hotel has been updated and the location is fantastic. I've been once/year and prefer the 5th floor or higher to get a great view of the ocean. Rooms are clean, easily accessible to restaurants and the Boardwalk. I thought the rooms were very pricey and have paid much less for a similar room at other hotels. I guess it's...

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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This hotel / area will be fine for many however it was not my idea of a vacation area. We were not familiar with Santa Cruz and it's just an older city. This hotel is trying to make something more modern out of something out dated. The staff was very friendly, polite and courteous. The hotel is on the beach...

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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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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Banquet Room
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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: €221 - €528 (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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