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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Travel Sustainable Level 1

This property is taking steps towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
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:

  • Hayley
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Look and feel of the room! The view! Beach access, room service.
  • Beth
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location, spacious, comfortable room, friendly staff.
  • Vicki
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Room was decorated in post modern fun and bright style, mattress was so comfortable.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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, 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
    • Bicycle rental
    • Happy hour
    • Beach

  • 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.

  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz has 1 restaurant:

    • Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge