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175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.4 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 672 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.5
  • Service
    4.5
  • Comfort
    4.4
  • Condition
    4.3
  • Neighborhood
    4.6
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"beach view worth every penny"
Loved it! Will return for future trips. Great views, great bar and friendly staff
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Apr 20, 2015
monica
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Paper thin walls and priority for wedding party"
It was our 1 year anniversary. I requested early ck in. Arrived at 1130 am and was told they would text us when room was ready. 430pm room still not ready. Gave us $40 credit and we waited for 30min at the pool. Room was finally ready. RIGHT by the elevator :(((( and next to a bachelorette/wedding group who was VERY loud. Woke up all night from elevator, people getting off, VERY loud room service carts. Also room was an ADA room. My husband likes baths. No tub. No counter space in bathroom. Requested room change. Gave us a room only 3 rooms down. Still loud but close to pool.Then checked in a family with a young child next door. The 3 hours we were in the room the child screamed and cried. Requsted room change again. Offered suite. Got in suite - no tub! Last night tired of room changes so we stayed. Was at the end of the hall so it was quiet. Room walls there are paper thin! We had left an anniversary cake with server in the bar who said they would mark it with our name/room. Called for room service dinner and asked for cake. They couldn't find it. Three calls later they found it. When we checked out the next day no credit for $40 on our bill. Two separate bills. It just seemed like one problem after another. Staff was very nice and tried to help but hard to make up for changing rooms every night. Valet was very slow and short staffed. We were trying to have a relaxing 3 night anniversary trip - pretty stressful instead.
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1 night romance trip May 4, 2015
Jodi
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Relaxing stay"
Loved it! The ladies at check-in were very nice,the view was beautiful and the bed was so comfortable. Very relaxing to fall asleep and wake to the sound of t waves crashing, we can't wait to come back!!!
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1 night romance trip May 1, 2015
Jessica
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
I arrived late at night & didn't see much then. But waking up in the morning was absolutely Magical!.. WOW! The Sunrise at The Ocean Front - right at my Balcony! What could be better?! Then I walked around - it was truly Incredible Location! Just a Dream Land itself!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 3, 2015
Valentina
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good vibes at the Dream Inn"
This was our fourth stay at the Dream Inn. It's definitely the best hotel in Santa Cruz. Fantastic location, very stylish, wonderful restaurant and pool. The room furniture is starting to look a little worse for wear, but that's my only complaint.
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2 night family trip Apr 25, 2015
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good Location"
Within easy walking distance of wharf restaurants, bars, arcade; even close to a nearby bowling alley.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 28, 2015
Robert
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"anniversary weekend"
The hotel is beautiful. the view is AMAZING. you can leave your slider open and listen to the waves crash all night. Private balconies is great. Two down falls is photos show bathtubs in all rooms but ours only had a shower and check in and check out (not even 24 hours to spend at the hotel). Very close walking distance to shops, the boardwalk, the pier, great restaurants. We had a amazing relaxing time. I am not sure it was worth the cost for the stay but worth the relaxing.
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1 night romance trip Apr 25, 2015
Bonnie
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A great little getaway"
We had a great getaway. after we checked in at hotel we walked to the pier for dinner . perfect as usual. came back to hotel, a little fire by the pool to wind down. we were in a lower room than usual (3) a little noisy around 3-4 am, but ok. Overall its just what we wanted - a great little getaway! We always come back.
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2 night romance trip Apr 21, 2015
James
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Walking distance to the beach."
Great location but expensive. Staff were very accommodating.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 25, 2015
Brent
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"The Dream Inn is great for families"
I really enjoyed the Dream Inn, the location was awesome right on the beach and near the Boardwalk. Very kid friendly and great location to keep your kids entertained.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 22, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Hotel"
It was the bomb
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1 night romance trip Apr 19, 2015
tim
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"It was wonderful! The hotel is right on the beach."
Great hotel on the beach at a great location for the wharf and Boardwalk.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 20, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Santa Cruz lover!"
It was wonderful!!! I've never seen so many family's but it was a very positive experience. My favorite place to stay.
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1 night trip with friends Apr 16, 2015
Paula
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Wonderful Staff!"
The entire staff was extremely professional, helpful and super friendly. So nice for tired travelers! The room was nice and the location was good. We weren't thrilled with room location as people sitting in the fireplace lounge areas could look right into our 2nd floor room. The room was clean and comfortable and loved the décor! The pool bar closed way too early and the pool area was extremely congested, but we were there on spring break, so I guess it's to be expected. Overall, probably would not stay again because of the price. That's the only reason, however. Thank you for a pleasant stay!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 19, 2015
Jeanne
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"spring break 2015"
I decided to go to Santa Cruz for my 11 year old daughter's last part of spring break. It was a nice drive, staff was great, very very kid friendly which I love. Got the deluxe pool side room great if you have little kids, unfortunately very noisy for me. Loved the Kerug in the room along with the fridge;). Was able to do a late checkout. Food awesome and pool area the best the view is the beach I will definitely stay again. Plus it's walking distance from Boardwalk.
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Other trip Apr 12, 2015
heidi
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful beach view..."
The hotel was fabulous... They even gave me a free upgrade! Amazing service, friendly staff, I told my friends to stay here whenever they are in Santa Cruz.
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1 night family trip Apr 9, 2015
Christine
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Beach View with Some Comforts"
This hotel has a great ocean view. We were on the 8th floor which is further away from the pool area. The pool area generates a lot of noise right up until 10pm (which can be heard from our balcony). Room service was great (veggie wrap, kid's burger, granola/yogurt, ricotta pancakes were all good. Chicken sandwich and spinach hummus, not so great). Room wasn't ready when we arrived at 3:45 (4pm guarantee, so no biggie), so we waited for a phone call. No phone call but stood in line again anyway at 4:15 to find the room was actually ready. Hotel did give us an hour later checkout the next day, which was a plus. Room was very cute and beachy feeling.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 11, 2015
Emily
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great views, great location"
It is a great family hotel, wonderful views, beach access, nice pool, the only exception was that the woman at the front desk said that the pool was heated at 85 degrees but there was no way it was 85 degrees. Close to Boardwalk, wharf, everything is walking distance. Very clean and nicely furnished. Keurig coffee maker in the room is an added bonus!
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Other trip Apr 8, 2015
Joy
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Hotel is close to the beach and boardwalk and pier"
We enjoyed the fantastic views and the Aquarius Restaurant was great.
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Other trip Apr 7, 2015
marco
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"The rooms are all about the view."
If you want a room with a view, you need to reserve the "cloud level" which is something like 4th floor and above. May not be worth the cost without the view.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 6, 2015
Don
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Such a fun place to stay with kids!"
Walking distance to the boardwalk, a lovely pool overlooking the beach, and a stunning trail to walk along the coast for miles right out the door made this a fabulous family get away. We loved watching the surfers and falling asleep to the sound of crashing waves. Gets chilly at night so bring a warm jacket so you can stay outside and enjoy the fire pits in the evening. My only complaint is the hotel needs an adults only hottub... Everytime I walked by the hottub it was filled with children. ;) Don't miss The Picnic Basket for lunch. Also, the tide pools and Monarch Butterfly trail at Natural Bridges State Park just down the road are worth a visit.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 5, 2015
Catherine
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great stay!"
Great views, friendly staff and lots to do in area. Highly recommend.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 27, 2015
Lynn
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect"
Very beautiful kept up grounds and rooms. Staff very friendly. Appreciated the Valle parking. Pool heated overlooking the ocean. Easy quick access to the boardwalk. Will use them again.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 29, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful view!"
Came here for my birthday weekend, the views are AWESOME! You can hear the waves crashing on the beach all night, it's serene!! Comfortable bed, down pillows, and down comforter. Definitely recommended! We are going back for sure. :)
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 27, 2015
Lisa
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
great ocean view, friendly staff, close to pier and town
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Other trip Mar 23, 2015
peter
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"99% great"
Everything thing was great, except the door keys. Could not get doors keys to work properly - ending up in a lot of extra exercise claiming stairs. Amazing front desk staff did their best; but it seems to be a technology issue with their door card equipment
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 23, 2015
carrie
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great family weekend"
We went for a family getaway, it was amazing, heated pool for our son to swim in, while my husband and I could sit overlooking the ocean, and order food and drinks poolside, balcony over looking the ocean, beautiful, great friendly staff, we will definitely be going back again!
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2 night family trip Mar 13, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
wonderful hotel ... compared to all the others this one is a gem,
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 15, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A great escape from the Ice Age"
We arrived from Boston after the third blizzard hit, and Dream Inn was a delightful reminder of what summer felt like. Had an airy, bright balcony room with a fabulous view of the ocean as well as a sunrise and sunset, which is rare, and a tribute to the hotel's location on Monterey Bay. Located right on the beach with a heated pool on the grounds, the hotel was just what we needed to thaw out and play summer. Friendly staff, clean rooms, and great location to walk the boardwalk and stroll down the beach.
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2 night family trip Mar 7, 2015
Gary
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Surprised"
I was surprised at how loud the toilet was when it was flushed. Also, the sound of water running when guests in other rooms were showering was very loud. We were perplexed at the lack of a mini-fridge. That would have been nice.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 9, 2015
Norma Jean
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"View was amazing"
We loved this hotel. The staff was awesome, the service was great, the room was clean. The view was over the top amazing. I had very low expectations since most hotels that boast about ocean views dont come close to a true ocean view. There were plenty of pillows and the bed was nice - although I would recommend bringing your own pillow if you are picky because they were pretty flimsy. We will definitely be back!
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Other trip Mar 9, 2015
Carina
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Worth staying at"
Nice hotel with a great view.
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2 night business trip Feb 17, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Loved it!"
Excellent layout with a view from each room. Very cheerful decor. Great launching place to explore the coast. Pool and spa were great except it's like going through a maze to get there. Very pleasant staff. We'll be coming back again.
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3 night romance trip Mar 2, 2015
Greg
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Quick Getaway"
We were very happy with our stay. It had been a while since we had been to Santa Cruz and the hotel had been totally redone since we were there last. A very nice surprise! The bed was wonderful. Bar was very nice. The view was great as always!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 27, 2015
Stacie
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very good hotel"
Front desk was very helpful; room very clean; view was excellent; restaurant help excellent
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 4, 2015
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Relaxing Stay at Dream Inn"
Had a wonderful stay at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz. You can't beat waking up to the sounds of the ocean and the incredible views. The rooms were comfortable and inviting. The hotel management were welcoming, attentive and very accommodating. The location is perfect for taking in the beach, walking and dining on the pier and Boardwalk. The only downside was the slow WIFI but at least it was free.
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2 night family trip Feb 27, 2015
Chris
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"million dollar view"
Great million dollar view
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1 night romance trip Feb 27, 2015
alexander
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Road Trip to decompress"
The views from our balcony were fantastic and tge sound of the waves washing a shore were so relaxing.Pamela was fabulous at making us feel at home.
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1 night romance trip Feb 26, 2015
Courtnie
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Stay a day or days."
This is a GREAT place to stay overnight -or- for a week or more. It's close to everything. The amenities can be found at no other hotel in Santa Cruz. The pool is a stairway away from Cowell's Beach. The Wharf and Boardwalk are but a short walk away. The Aquarius Restaurant and 'Jack O'Neil's' cocktail lounge are on premise.
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3 night romance trip Feb 24, 2015
Phillip
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Beautiful."
It was a nice stay; most of the employees are pretty awesome. I would suggest warning customers about the hotel tax fee imposed by the city. That can add a nice chunk to the bill. And parking, just so everyone knows, is the same price for valet or self-parking. I didn't find this out till after I had checked out. Other than that, I'm a big fan of just sitting out on a balcony doing work and having the ocean right next to me is only a bonus. Overall, I'd say 4.2 out 5. Be aware of traffic. And Pool hours are a bit depressing when you're out next to a fire pit being quiet and having to leave at 10 pm.
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1 night trip Feb 17, 2015
Gabriel
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1.0 / 5Poor
"Labor Dispute - Hotel is a mess"
There were strikers outside our window for 2 days. Our room was never cleaned. Dirty dishes and linens in the hallways. No valet services available at times. It seems they don't really care about their workers. We won't be be back until they do.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 22, 2015
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Valentines Weekend"
Room 321 had one of the most beautiful views of the ocean that I've ever seen! Not too high, not too low, just right. You can see the boardwalk and the pool area as well as the wharf. Service was great! Room was outstanding and very comfortable to sleep in. The weekend was also very nice that it was convenient to enjoy the weather by walking around downtown. Can't wait to be back next year! :)
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2 night romance trip Feb 13, 2015
Jonathan
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Only hotel right on the beach."
All ocean front rooms, staff very friendly and extremely helpful.
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Other trip Feb 21, 2015
Cherokee
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great experience to look out at the ocean from our balcony.
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Other trip Feb 20, 2015
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Best February stay in Santa Cruz ever!"
we arrived early and they were able to check us into our room. it was very nice to be able to check in and get our day started on the beach early. the staff was very nice and their service was wonderful. it was a busy weekend and they still provided us with wonderful service.
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1 night family trip Feb 13, 2015
Kim
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"fun time with friends and sons"
Beach time for the parents and kids. Kids love the boardwalk and the parents like the location of beach and boardwalk
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Other trip Feb 18, 2015
Spudster
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great nights stay"
Very nice, great views, comfortable bed
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1 night romance trip Feb 15, 2015
Mark
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice Hotel"
Very good Hotel!
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2 night romance trip Feb 14, 2015
Marco
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great view"
View was perfect. Priced a little high.
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1 night romance trip Feb 15, 2015
Fred
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect Get Away"
If you are looking for a quick couple get away, just book a room here!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Feb 13, 2015
Neil
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