Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

401 Johans Beach DriveSanta Cruz95062USA
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About Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

Enjoy an escape near the sea at Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages, a private and secluded property located in Santa Cruz.

The inn features a selection of cottages, some offering guests multiple bedrooms. All units come with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and microwaves; some feature private decks boasting beautiful ocean views. Larger cottages also have full kitchens. Additionally, animal lovers will enjoy the fact that some units are pet-friendly.

Guests will appreciate free parking at this property. For sand and surf lovers, direct access to the beach at Sunny Cove is an added bonus.

For dining options, a complimentary daily breakfast is provided and several restaurants are also within walking distance.

Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages is just a short walk away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and harbor as well as attractions such as the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park and Lighthouse Harbor State Park.


401 Johans Beach Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062, USA
Telephone: +1(831)4624192 | Fax: +1(831)4620658 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Beautiful setting by the sea.

You will appreciate the convenience of being close to the beach while staying at this property. The inn also offers some accommodations which provide guests with beautiful ocean views. .

Close to area attractions.

Aside from having easy access to the beach, this inn is a great base from which to explore all the Santa Cruz area has to offer. It's close to downtown Santa Cruz, the boardwalk and a number of parks. .

Nice room features.

Several guests have said that some of the cottages provide well-equipped kitchens and nice patios with outdoor tables and grills, factors which they enjoyed.

Negative Reviews

Noise levels can be bothersome at times.

Depending on the cottage you book, you may or may not have some issues with noise. Several guests mentioned that the cottages located closest to the beach were very noisy. Other people had issues with being able to hear their neighbors. .

Rooms can be somewhat sweltering.

There have been several negative remarks about lack of air-conditioning in rooms. Some people had trouble sleeping because their units were too hot, and when they opened the windows, they could hear noise from the beach coming in, which disturbed sleep further .

Some need upgrading, better maintenance.

A few people mentioned that some of the cottages were getting run down and could definitely use a few upgrades and updates. People have also commented that rooms were not always cleaned appropriately during extended stays, citing issues such as dirty dishes left in sinks and bedding not being changed regularly. .

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 520 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
  • Expedia
    8.6 /10
  • Hotels.com
    8.5 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.8 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 520 reviews