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"Our cottage was smaller than expected, doorways are very low, skinned my head entering the cottage which was not a great start. Staff not sympathetic, ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 04 May 2016

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Hotel Description

Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages places you steps from Sunny Cove Beach and within a 10-minute stroll of Twin Lakes State Beach. Highlights at this beach inn include free in-room WiFi.

All 13 individually decorated rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy iPod docks, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. Additionally, microwaves, irons/ironing boards, and free toiletries are available. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

This pet-friendly inn offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Plus you'll find barbecue grills. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Eastside Santa Cruz inn, you'll be 1.6 km (1 mi) from Santa Cruz Harbor and 3.3 km (2 mi) from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Abalone Room (7), Deluxe III Queen - No Dogs

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$280* Per night/room 10 May - 11 May

Driftwood Cottage (5), Family Cottage - No Dogs

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Blue Whale Room (11), Family Double - No Dogs

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Sea Otter Room (16), Deluxe II Queen - Dog Friendly

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Cottage - Pet Friendly

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Captains Quarters (12), Ocean View King - No Dogs

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 2.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages

Family (1)
3 out of 5

Close to beach but some distance to downtown

Pros: See above.
Cons: See above.
Location: Small shopping centre and some surprisingly inexpensive restaurants a short walk away, which was handy.
Our cottage was smaller than expected, doorways are very low, skinned my head entering the cottage which was not a great start. Staff not sympathetic, the response to my polite feedback about erecting a height warning sign was "the cottages were built a long time ago when people were shorter". Breakfast bar is adequate but ran out of items fairly quickly (to be fair it may be constantly replenished but it was quite bereft both times I went there). Overall it's pretty and well maintained but some cottages would be definitely be more desirable than others. Perhaps you should ask if your cottage has a view, or at least an outlook before booking. Depending on the number of other guests parking may be some distance (including stairs) from your cottage. Beachside location is pleasant and outdoor areas are nice. Ping pong table was a hit with the kids. However I didn't really feel that our experience was anything special, hence the neutral review.

Posted by , from Sydney on 4 May 2016

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About the Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages

Location 401 Johans Beach Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Property Features

Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages offers its guests a terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete renovation of Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages was completed in November 2018. This 3.5-star Santa Cruz inn is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 13 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1909
  • Towels for the beach
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) (60.2 km / 37.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages offers 13 accommodations with iPod docking stations and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 30-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered once per stay and change of towels can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • IPod dock
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Change of towels (on request)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Guests traveling with their dogs who do not book dog-friendly rooms may not be allowed to check in.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Credit card pre-authorisation
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: USD 100 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 50 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Echo Inn
  • Echo Ocean
  • Ocean Echo
  • Ocean Echo Beach Cottages
  • Ocean Echo Beach Cottages Santa Cruz
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  • Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages
  • Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages Santa Cruz
  • Ocean Echo Inn Beach Cottages
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  • Ocean Echo Cottages Santa Cruz
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  • Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages Santa Cruz
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You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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