Stay in the heart of Santa Cruz Excellent location – show map

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. This beachfront hotel is located next to Santa Cruz’s famous boardwalk and steps from the center of the city, making it an ideal destination for a weekend escape, corporate event, family vacation or romantic getaway.

The Dream Inn features a natural, laid back atmosphere inspired by the ocean. All guest rooms and suites include private balconies or patios with spectacular views of Monterey Bay. Enjoy the memorable sunsets, watch the surfers and let the ocean waves lull you to sleep.

The hotel's spacious deck features a pool and hot tub. With a great location and luxurious amenities, the Dream is a great choice for business or pleasure.

This is our guests' favorite part of Santa Cruz, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Dream Inn Santa Cruz has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 20, 2008

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Santa Cruz, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.7

Private parking at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose Dream Inn Santa Cruz

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Cowell's Beach

    Cowell's Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    100 feet from property
  • Santa Cruz Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    650 feet from property
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    3,650 feet from property
  • Seabright State Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    3,900 feet from property
  • Mitchell's Cove Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    5,150 feet from property
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

    Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.3 miles from property
  • Black’s Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.6 miles from property
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
    0.1 miles
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    0.3 miles
  • Sky Glider
    0.4 miles
  • Pacific Garden Mall
    0.6 miles
  • Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse
    0.7 miles
  • Nickelodeon Theatre
    0.8 miles
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum
    0.8 miles
  • Pacific Avenue
    0.9 miles
  • McPherson Center
    0.9 miles
  • Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History
    0.9 miles
Top attractions
  • Roaring Camp, Big Trees and Pacific Rail
    4.1 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Cowell's Beach
    100 feet
  • Santa Cruz Beach
    650 feet
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach
    3,650 feet
  • Seabright State Beach
    3,900 feet
  • Mitchell's Cove Beach
    5,150 feet
Closest Airports
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport
    27.8 miles
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport
    28.5 miles
  • San Francisco International Airport
    49.5 miles
How to get to Dream Inn Santa Cruz from Mineta San Jose International Airport
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge

    Food: Local

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner

Amenities of Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 25 per day.
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Safe
General
  • Convenience store on site
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Heated pool
Spa
  • Beach umbrellas Additional charge
  • Beach chairs/Loungers Additional charge
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Dream Inn Santa Cruz takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 4:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request
Free
Extra bed by request
$30 per child, per night
2+ years
Extra bed by request
$30 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Cash Dream Inn Santa Cruz accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and supplements may apply.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Dream Inn Santa Cruz

  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz is 1,650 feet from the center of Santa Cruz.

  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz has 1 restaurant:

    • Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge

  • The prices at Dream Inn Santa Cruz may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Dream Inn Santa Cruz on this page.

  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Beachfront
    • Swimming pool
    • Live music/Performance
    • Happy hour
    • Beach

  • Check-in at Dream Inn Santa Cruz is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Dream Inn Santa Cruz by:

    • Car 1h 10min

  • Room options at Dream Inn Santa Cruz include:

    • Double
    • Quad

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Dream Inn Santa Cruz.