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The Ocean Echo Inn and Cottages is located on a quiet street that dead ends onto Monterey Bay’s lovely Sunny Cove Beach.  The Inn’s secluded location minimizes traffic and provides a relaxing and safe beach experience.  We are centrally located between downtown Santa Cruz and Capitola on a quiet, off the beaten path street.
The main house, built in the early 1900’s, features five guest rooms.  The rooms and cottages surrounding the main house were built in the ensuing years.  All rooms and cottages are unique, featuring King or Queen beds, flat screen TV’s, partial or full kitchens, private baths and some are even dog friendly.  Several rooms and cottages offer a full or partial ocean view and private decks.  We also have several BBQ grills on the property for guest use.
  The famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is less than a 10-minute drive away. Roaring Camp Railroad, Henry Cowell Redwood State Park and UC Santa Cruz are all within 20 minutes.  Santa Cruz is a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the beach as well as a central location for great day trips to places such as Monterey and Carmel, Big Sur, Half Moon Bay, and San Francisco.  It is rumored that Singer-Songwriters Neil Diamond and John Denver frequented the Inn and were inspired to write some of their most beloved songs here.  Come stay with us and let the ocean work its magic on you too. Our property is located on a quiet street away from the busy downtown and Boardwalk areas. If you're looking for something more in the main stream of activity, feel free to inquire at our lovely sister property, Capitola Hotel. You can find them at

Property Name: Ocean Echo Inn & Beach Cottages

Street Address: 401 Johans Beach Drive

City : Santa Cruz - California

Postal Code : 95062-4962

Contact Name: Guest Services

Phone: (831) 462-4192


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Beach
  • Board games / puzzles
  • Breakfast, Continental
  • Breakfast, free
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Carbon monoxide sources
  • Cashless payment accepted
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Common areas disinfected daily
  • Exterior corridor
  • Face masks available for guests
  • Family rooms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Garden
  • Guest accommodations disinfected between stays
  • Guest parking
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens, towels, laundry washed per local authority guidelines
  • Local safety protocols followed
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Smoke alarms
  • Smoke-free property
  • Table tennis / Ping pong
  • Towels changed upon request
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Wine / Champagne

Check-in/Check-out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies:

Check-In: 4:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Property and Cancelation Policies :

All reservations are charged the first night 7 days prior to arrival.
The balance (if any) and all dog fees will be charged the morning of your arrival.
All reservations are paid in full prior to check in.

Cancellation Policy:  
A cancellation fee in the amount of the first night's stay will be charged for any cancellations within seven (7) days of the arrival date. All reservations made within seven (7) days of arrival will be charged the first night upon making the reservation. Credit card on file will be charged the remaining balance (if any) morning of the arrival date. If we are unable to charge your credit card due to it being declined, we will contact you for an alternate credit card. If your credit card issue isn't resolved within 1 day, your reservation may be cancelled.

To avoid paying a cancellation fee:
• For reservations booked for one room, your reservation must be cancelled seven (7) days in advance to your check-in date.
• For reservations booked for two to six rooms, your reservation must be cancelled fourteen (14) days in advance of your check-in date.
• For reservations for seven or more rooms, your reservations must be cancelled sixty (60) days in advance.

• If you cancel your reservation after the cancellation period, your deposit will be non-refundable, therefore please note your cancellation period in advance.
• If you are a No Show for your reservation, you will be charged 100% of the room rate booked for your entire stay.
• If you are reserving a room as part of a group, wedding or event, your reservation must be cancelled (60) days in advance per the group/wedding/event contract.

Terms and Conditions

Office Hours 7:30 AM- 9:00 PM Sunday through Thursday and 7:30 AM-10:00 PM Friday & Saturday


- Check in time is between 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. If you will be arriving after office hours, please contact the hotel to make arrangements prior to 6:00 PM on your arrival date.
- Check out time is at 11:00 AM.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card.  Upon check-in, we authorize an $100 deposit for any incidentals.  We will scan your ID and verify your card. We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Cash. If you would prefer to pay with cash, please know we will still require a credit card at check-in for your authorization. 

QUIET TIME: Out of respect for other paying guests and neighbors we ask all guests to observe 'QUIET TIME' on the property after 10:00 PM. Thank you.

DOG POLICY: No dogs are allowed unless they are declared at time of reservation. Dogs may only be allowed in specified "Dog Friendly" rooms. There is a charge of $50 per dog (limit 2) per night. Upon check in our Dog Policy Contract will be required to be signed. Any pets not declared or found to be in any non-dog friendly rooms will be charged $100 per night.

ITEMS IN ROOMS: Removal of items is charged at variable rates.

DAMAGES: Any damages to the room are charged at variable rates. Including damage to towels and linens which are charged at $25 and up depending on item.

SMOKING: Ocean Echo Inn is a NON-SMOKING property.  NO SMOKING IN OR NEAR ROOMS. Smoking in or near rooms will incur a charge of $200.

PARKING: Parking is limited on the property. One space per guest room is allotted. If you have additional cars, please park them on Johans Beach Drive.  If you have friends visiting you on the property, their cars must be parked on the street. No exceptions. Thank you for understanding.

ADDITIONAL GUESTS: All rooms or cottages have a listed maximum occupancy. If any additional guests stay in the room overnight, you will be charged $25 per guest, per night. Unfortunately, we do not have rollaways, cots or additional beds.

TAXES: Taxes and Tourism Assessments subject to change.

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