Being charged $24 per day we thought was highGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Our two bed queen room overlooked the ocean. View was gorgeous. You could walk from the hotel swimming pool right down to the beach . The pier and beach board walk on the same beach vicinity as our hotel; very close walking distance. Great Restaurants, and shopping close by. I would definitely love to come back againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful view and warm heated pool!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Special place on the beach"
You can't beat the view from EVERY room at this hotel! The beach, the wharf and the Pacific Ocean. Lovely hotel, older but very we'll maintained. They are thoughtful enough not to do renovations until low season. Great location, on the beach, next to the boardwalk and down the street from downtown Santa Cruz.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel! Awesome view."
Very nice room, great hotel. Really enjoyed our stay. Front desk people were not very helpful / nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
The location of this hotel is great, right on the beach.the only thing I was disappointed is the room was not even ready@4:30. The check in time was too lateGenuine Expedia guest review
"The best and only hotel right on the beach ."
Loved our stay at the Dream Inn. The rooms all have a balcony over the beach and all ocean views. We love the restaurant in the hotel, again overlooking the beach - without having to get in our car. The food was the best! Clam chowder and meals fantastic! Love hearing the ocean waves. A close drive into town for shopping- great stores. The Boardwalk […] a quick walk to enjoy! A five star stay!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location, Location, Location"
My family has stayed at the Dream Inn for 30 years, through multiple owner changes. You can't beat the location for easy access walking to the Wharf and Boardwalk. Its a short drive everywhere else in Santa Cruz too. Now that it's a Joie De Vieve hotel it has what they call a retro decor scheme- orange and yellow with minimal furniture design. I'm not […] going to say this fits really well in a beach side hotel but its not unpleasing either. The staff is wonderful, the services plentiful (although they could use on site laundry machines for guests) and the price.. is well... Californian. Summer weekends are VERY busy but off season and mid week is quiet. We will not hesitate to come back unless we are on a budget and then perhaps another hotel nearby will have to do. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"just not enough time"
Loved our short stay, truly wish we had more time there, will be back for aleast 3 days if not longer. Ideal location, great view, can't be beat anywheres else in Santa Cruz. Microwave and small fridge would be a good addition to rooms. Staff very friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice hotel on the beach with beautifull ocean views....however the restaurant is very expensive!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good spot but pushing the bottom of 4 star"
Overall it was what we expected. It was a nice little hotel on the beach. The room was clean and average size. The view of the beach was great. Overall, the facilities were a little dated but not unacceptable. My wife, a hotel snob, made a comment but was not unhappy which is saying a lot as she frequents the Four Seasons. Service was good. Valet was […] always crowded and a little bit of a pain but the bellman worked hard to minimize the wait. I did not feel like I was getting a bargain as it was a four star price but given the location I was fine with the value aspect even though we were not overly impressed. I would definitely stay again if in Santa Cruz. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fun getaway at the beach"
I thought the hotel was quite fun and perfect for my family. The pool was an added bonus. Great location right on the beach and close to all sorts of great things. We parked our car and never saw it again until we left. I thought the staff could have been a bit more professional, pool attendants moved all my things when I was in the pool to make space […] for the poolside yoga and didn't really say much when I was wandering around trying to figure out what to do. I think they could have been a bit more "professional". Loved the pool side bbq and bar!! Restaurant was quite nice the views were spectacular. Just keep in mind the hotel is old so the rooms look great but it's old. Overall we would go back again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was an excellent experience. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. You couldn't ask for a more spectacular view! My husband and I will definitely be back! :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My traditional breakfast was very disappointing . The bacon was obviously nuked and very over done. The potatoes were also disappointing (no flavor) On the other hand my husband loved the ricotta pancakes.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for families!"
Loved our family vacation here! Convenient location, close to boardwalk and pier in addition to great beach access. Nice room with good view and fun, modern design. Only complaint is that the bed was too soft and not very comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel and great staff!"
Best time in Santa Cruz! Best location and best rates. The staff was great! Perfect!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice view but service??"
Nice hotel/ restaurant and location is good.. But expect 1 1/2 hour delay on the room service... and 1/2 hour delay on the valet parking...Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient and great view"
Perfect for our family and new baby. Easy walk to private beach and wonderful view.Genuine Expedia guest review
The room is spacious and clean. The hotel doesn't look as fancy as other 4 star hotel. We enjoy the fresh air and the ocean view from the balcony. Kids love the heated swimming pool. The food at pool side bar is not as good as we expect. Good location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's like having your own beach."
The Hotel is located on a great spot. Beautiful views from all the rooms. I arrived about an our earlier than check-in time and was told that the room was not ready. I then proceeded to wait an additional hour before my room was ready. They told me they would call, but after not receiving a call, I went to the desk and they surprisingly said my room […] was ready. The parking situation is abhorable. Not enough room for all incoming guests to park for check-in. They seemed to need more bell hops/valets. Very busy all the time. Maybe they should consider moving the check-in area to the circle near the restaurant. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I only spent one night at the hotel. I guess the expensive price it's really because of the location - nothing else. I wasn't impressed with the pool service. I'm also glad I looked at my bill after paying (something that i never do) - somehow had few things charged to my room that I never ordered - the front desk immediately apologized and gave me […] the refund - it was a charge that came from the pool server it looks like. Maybe it was just a busy day... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I was very much looking forward to our stay here in Santa Cruz to start our trek through the Oregon Coast into Vancouver. However our stay for the price I paid for this hotel was nothing of what I imagined. Our room was located right at the pool which for convenience is awesome, but we were also right beside the walk way which caused a huge amount of […] noise. The walls are paper thin so we heard absolutely everything from kids screaming or adults just talking to each other. We did enjoy the pool and the hot tub looking over the ocean, this was absolutely beautiful – but next time I think I would recommend not being on pool level. This hotel would be awesome if possibly we weren’t located where we were. Another downfall was that our A/C kicked out after only being there for two hours, when someone came to fix it, it started up again and but not even 10 minutes after he left it kicked out again – which was very unfortunate as it was extremely hot. All in All the hotel itself its beautiful, the location is beautiful .. but I recommend not staying at Pool level! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful staff, clean hotel"
Staff very friendly and pleasant the moment we arrived. Jennifer at the desk was so helpful and gave us great hotel information and tips about hotel and area.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice hotel, great views right on the beach! Only draw back was it was noisy our room opened to the pool!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Exceptional ocean views"
Great views, lots of sunshine and an easy walk to pier or boardwalk. Downtown is a close drive or longer walk. Hotel has valet parking which is convenient and efficient.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great beach access"
Third time here. Price was a little steep. I didn't like the idea of paying for parking. Eventhough, I still like the place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Staff but not enough of them."
We arrived at 3:30pm room not ready. We were told they would call us when ready and it would be ready at 4:00 pm. At 4:15 no call and we went back to office. Room still not ready and they said it would be 2 hours. They found us another room. Valet was busy and there were limited number of valet's. All staff were pleasant but they could not accommodate […] all of the people checking in or checking out. Valet informed us that most of the staff had their hours recently cut. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel , close to the beach"
This is the place for who likes to enjoy luxury and peace . You pay for what you get . Very clean , employes all nice and friedly , great restaurante with great food and services . Our family love it . Wondefful hotelGenuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing weather, great location."
Amazing weather, great location, great views from the room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A little noisy on lower floors"
Everything was pretty great until our a/c went out,but the staff gave us free parking and 1 free breakfast ,so It worked ot ok. The weather was cool so it wasn't a huge deal.Genuine Expedia guest review
Fantastic vacation with the family. Everything is walking distance. restaurant is also fantatic. Great food and service. Looking forward to our next stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Amazing location to enjoy the natural beauty and nostalgia of Santa Cruz! Very pleased with our choice.Genuine Expedia guest review
Very nice hotel with all rooms facing the beach, on the beach. Next to the wharf and it's great resturaunts. It has a great pool area with glass around it that, for the most part, keeps the wind out.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Love the Location..."
We had a wonderful time at the Dream Inn! There is nothing like falling asleep to the sound of waves outside your window...Absolutely beautiful views...The location was perfect...You're on the beach, next to the wharf and Boardwalk...plenty to do...The beds were comfortable, the rooms fabulously clean, the service was great...I'm looking forward to […] our next visit, as we will for sure stay here again and again... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The views from the room were fantastic! I loved to hearing the ocean waves at night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Pros: Location was great, easy 5 min. walk to Boardwalk area and right on the beach with private beach access. The Pool was a salt water pool, very clean and water was good temperature. Beds were good, pillows good, balcony has a awesome view of beach area. Cons: Building is old, renovation needs to be done. The door to the room was on old hinges and […] would slam shut if not being held open, very annoying. Room we had had only a partial role of TP, so we had to call the front desk for more TP because house keeping didn't think to leave any. Thermostat stopped working, front desk didn't seem surprised when I told them as if it happens all the time. The person said, "yeah, probably needs a resent". That's great, but it died middle of the night. This place is expensive to stay at, the view may add extra dolllars, but I did expect much more for the cost. The rooms are very small, decor is dated but not in a cool way, but in a rather cheap yardsale way (but at least it matched). All in all it was "ok", but next time I'll go further South for another beach hotel maybe in the Monterey Bay area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel has a fabulous location with a great pool but is lacking the little accommodations especially when traveling with kids. Very pricey as well..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location! On the beach."
Had an amazing time. Enjoyed the room and the location. The restaurant was delicious and room service was exceptionally quick. Security immediately quieted a loud room. I really appreciated that.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Location can't be beat!"
The hotel is a few blocks from the Boardwalk and the swimming pool is directly across from the beach, with beach access from the pool area. Our room had a beautiful view! There isn't much to complain about except that there were frequently dirty dishes (from room service) in the hallway a little too long, but other than that I can't complain. I would […] certainly stay here again and recommend it to friends. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We only stayed one night but wanted to stay longer. Great room with awesome view over the ocean and pool. Friendly laid back staff were very helpful. Views from restaurant and room were highlights, and location to boardwalk was great. Very kid friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good Overall place"
Was a stop off on our way to Big Sur. Nice location and it was fairly clean. Due to the ocean air, there were many parts of the hotel that needed attention. The internet, even the upgrade, was on par with dial-up . Pretty sad considering.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Too much money for an old hotel!"
Way too much money for the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is nice but not super luxuorious or anything. The room we got was nice and overlooked the ocean. The room was pretty basic but the ocean view was awesome. The hotel is located right up from the boardwalk and is the only hotel in Santa Cruz that is directly on the beach. The pool was ok... Not spectacular by any means, but it is heated to […] 85 everyday. There are nice chairs by the pool that overlook the ocean but there is glass in front of ur view. The jacoozie is small and there were a bunch of kids in it. Made me feel like I was sitting in a warm toilet but that's just me. Other then that the staff was friendly and there is "free" valet. They drive ur at across the street and charged $24 a day for parking. Or u can park it urself if u don't want to tip the valet guy but u still get charged $24 a day. I'm pretty sure this is the nicest hotel in Santa Cruz which is pretty sad. I had never been to Santa Cruz before and went for a couple nights to celebrate with my fiance. To be honest I'm not too big of a fan of Santa Cruz. I went in June and it was sunny but cold and I wasnt about to hop in that water. But then again I am from San Diego and have visited Hawaii and Mexico multiple times. I felt there were more hippis than surfers here. Anyways, hope this helps u out. peace Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The Dream Inn is a wonderful beach front hotel that we will stay in again when we go to Santa Cruz. It was very clean, we had a beautiful full view of the ocean and the staff were very friendly and courteous. I would tell anyone that is going to Santa Cruz to stay here.Genuine Expedia guest review
This is fabulous. Anywhere else is second best.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Our two night stay at the only hotel on the beach"
The stay at the Dream Inn was very pleasant and the staff was very helpful and did anything we asked.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Will definitely stay here again"
Spacious rooms, comfortable beds with choice of pillows, very personable staff, beach access and close to the Boardwalk, and above all, FANTASTIC view of the ocean, wharf, beach from our room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent beach view"
Quiet room, soft bed, great shower, and great beach view looking out to the pier!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel - beuatiful view!"
Overall great experience! Wonderful hotel, great amenities and perfect view. Only note about location - if you're looking to stay need the tourist sites (Wharf and boardwalk) it's perfect! But not walking distance to the downtown area. Still an easy drive down. Overall would definitely stay again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The view was amazing! Try to get an upper level room for the best view.Genuine Expedia guest review
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