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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

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

Private parking at the hotel


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 queen beds
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.1
Facilities
8.8
Cleanliness
9.0
Comfort
9.0
Value for money
7.7
Location
9.7
Free WiFi
8.7
High score for Santa Cruz
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Shelley
    United States of America United States of America
    The staff was friendly and responsive to all our needs. This includes the check in receptionist, the valet, the waitor at the restaurant and the bartender at the pool (especially him), everyone made us feel well taken care of and had a great...
  • Nico
    United States of America United States of America
    Love its proximity to the beach (it's literally on the beach)! We splurged for an ocean-view room and loved hearing the waves crash at night. Love the vintage vibe and room decor, and location was a 8-10 min. walk to boardwalk and wharf. Great...
  • Michele
    United States of America United States of America
    The view was amazing! Breathtaking! The staff was exceptional during our stay in every way- My husband is on Hospice and a trip to the Beach was just what we needed. From making the reservation to checking out , the staff went above and beyond...

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge
    • Cuisine
      Local
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Romantic

Amenities of Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
View
  • Sea view
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Balcony
Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Live music/Performance
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Hiking
    Off-site
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
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 $30 per day.
  • Valet parking
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!
  • Open all year
  • Heated pool
Spa
  • Beach umbrellas
    Additional charge
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
    Additional charge
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

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 will be charged as 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 years
Extra bed upon request
$30 per child, per night
Crib upon request
Free
2+ years
Extra bed upon request
$30 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

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
Must-know information for guests at this property

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

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

  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz is 1,650 feet from the center of Santa Cruz. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • 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
    • Bicycle rental
    • Happy hour
    • Beach

  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz has 1 restaurant:

    • Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Room options at Dream Inn Santa Cruz include:

    • Double
    • Quad
    • Suite

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Dream Inn Santa Cruz. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.