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I’ve been staying here for more than 20 years and I don’t think there’s a more perfect beach getaway in Santa Cruz. ❤️✨

Overall = Quaint and cozy. Pros: The Inn is in a little nook with a quick walk to a beach cove access and a Starbucks across the street. The staff was super friendly and phenomenal! Cons: Units are a little noisy.

Stayed in a room that accepted dogs. It was clean and didn't feel cramped at all. Full kitchen and small dining space plus window seat. Beach is literally on the same road just watch for regulars sleeping in their cars. Party groups were there during our stay but...hey. The only reason I wouldn't stay again would be the homeless issue. The beach was a little dirty too from people not removing garbage. Also if you have never been, Capitola is Much nicer than Santa Cruz. Don't visit downtown SC. Felt unsafe when we went in search of breakfast. We left and went back to Capitola again.

This inn is more like a bed & breakfast -- feels like you are at home with the innkeeper as part of the family. Very comfortable, great location -- it's just far enough from a busy street to be nice and quiet!

dated but comfortable B&B, good location -- breakfast is yogurt & bagel, staff is accommodating. Right on Johans Beach -- can hear the waves at night.

This hotel is in a perfect location, right by its own private beach. The staff was friendly, the room was large, clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again!

Johans Beach Dr Santa Cruz CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Monterey Bay
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Eastside Santa Cruz, Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages is adjacent to Sunny Cove Beach and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Twin Lakes State Beach. This 13-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect free WiFi and 30-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include iPod docks, microwaves, and coffee makers. Housekeeping is available once per stay.


Property features

Guests staying at Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a picnic area. A stay here includes free parking. Helpful staff is there to provide front-desk service during limited hours, as well as offer insight about the area. If you like to take your furry friend along on your adventures, this pet-friendly property offers food and water bowls. Other amenities at this beach hotel include barbecue grills and a garden.

Room options

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

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

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

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Family Cottage - Pet Friendly

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

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

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages

Everyone (2) Couples (3) Business (1)
5
Everyone

I’ve been staying here for more than 20 years and I don’t think there’s a more perfect beach getaway in Santa Cruz. ❤️✨

By on Aug 10, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 13, 2020

Thank you for the perfect review - We look forward to having you stay with us again soon!

4
Partner Couples

Overall = Quaint and cozy. Pros: The Inn is in a little nook with a quick walk to a beach cove access and a Starbucks across the street. The staff was super friendly and phenomenal! Cons: Units are a little noisy.

By on Oct 20, 2019

Review comment responded on Oct 22, 2019

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff were friendly and helpful! We are sorry to hear that your relaxation was disturbed during your stay by noisy neighbours. Next time if you book in advance we can recommend cottages that are separate from other rooms so that you aren't sharing any walls. Thank you for your review, and we hope to have you stay with us again soon!

3

between capitola and santa cruz

Everyone

Stayed in a room that accepted dogs. It was clean and didn't feel cramped at all. Full kitchen and small dining space plus window seat. Beach is literally on the same road just watch for regulars sleeping in their cars. Party groups were there during our stay but...hey. The only reason I wouldn't stay again would be the homeless issue. The beach was a little dirty too from people not removing garbage. Also if you have never been, Capitola is Much nicer than Santa Cruz. Don't visit downtown SC. Felt unsafe when we went in search of breakfast. We left and went back to Capitola again.

By , from CA on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 26, 2017

Thank you for choosing Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages. We are sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. Our Sunny Cove is a wonderful beach which offers a wind break, great boogie boarding, whale watching, and fewer crowds than some of Santa Cruz's other beaches. Sometimes beach visitors are inconsiderate and leave garbage, but debris gets picked up regularly and rather quickly as we like our beaches to stay clean and inviting. Typically, there are no homeless encampments on the beach as the local rangers keep a close eye on the beaches to keep the area safe and comfortable for locals and tourists alike. In the future, please let us know of any concerns you might have, and we will try our best to remedy those issues. Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking for ways to enhance our guests' experiences. Kind regards.

4

great location and value

Business

This inn is more like a bed & breakfast -- feels like you are at home with the innkeeper as part of the family. Very comfortable, great location -- it's just far enough from a busy street to be nice and quiet!

By on Dec 11, 2012

3

ocean echo -- comfy

Couples

dated but comfortable B&B, good location -- breakfast is yogurt & bagel, staff is accommodating. Right on Johans Beach -- can hear the waves at night.

By on Sep 25, 2012

5

great hideaway from the city

Couples

This hotel is in a perfect location, right by its own private beach. The staff was friendly, the room was large, clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again!

By on Apr 9, 2012

Ocean Echo Inn and Beach Cottages

401 Johans Beach Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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