Dream Inn Santa Cruz

175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
+1 831 426 4330

Cheapest
rate per night

9.1

Excellent
based on 1,100 reviews
Dream Inn Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
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Good to know

Distance to city center 0.9 mi
Location rating 9.8
Nearest Airport San Jose
Distance to airport 28.1 mi

Rooms

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Queen Rooms

$258+

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$258 per night
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$258 per night
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$258 per night
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$258 per night
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$265 per night
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$303 per night
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$313 per night
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$314 per night
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$469 per night
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$486 per night
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$532 per night
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Queen bed
$758 per night

King Rooms

$291+

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$291 per night
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$302 per night
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$313 per night
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$313 per night
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$336 per night
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$402 per night
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King bed
$462 per night
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Unknown
$491 per night

Executive Rooms

$302+

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$302 per night
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$347 per night
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Queen bed
$369 per night

Deluxe Rooms

$202+

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$202 per night
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$202 per night
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$202 per night
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$202 per night
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$202 per night
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$202 per night
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$202 per night
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$202 per night
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$202 per night
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$202 per night
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$213 per night
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Queen bed
$224 per night
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$226 per night
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$239 per night
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$246 per night
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$247 per night
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$247 per night
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$247 per night
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$247 per night
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$247 per night
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$247 per night
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$258 per night
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$275 per night
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$275 per night
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$283 per night
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$291 per night
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$302 per night
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$304 per night
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$305 per night
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$313 per night
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$319 per night
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King bed
$335 per night

Standard Rooms

$237+

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Reviews

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Traveler rating

436
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bit pricey in 23 reviews
board walk in 40 reviews
friendly staff in 157 reviews
great place in 9 reviews
hot tub in 56 reviews
hotel is right in 87 reviews
location and view in 204 reviews
ocean view in 149 reviews
pool area in 124 reviews
right on the beach in 138 reviews
room were amazing in 161 reviews
santa cruz in 31 reviews
sound of the waves in 14 reviews
valet parking in 28 reviews
wharf in 22 reviews
  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9.6

    Beautiful Location and excellent staff.

    The food is good in the restaurant but a little hit and miss. Have the huevos rancheros for breakfast!

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    We enjoyed everything .

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    It is simply the best place to stay in Santa Cruz. I have been going there for a few years and absolutely love it. I have stayed in other locations in Santa Cruz and I am always disappointed. At this point I will only stay at the Dream Inn. But it's expensive. Go during the week or off season.

    My preference is to stay in the rooms above the beach not the pool. I leave the sliding glass door to the balcony open all the time and I can hear people easily if i'm above the pool. Not really a deal breaker.

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9.6

    On the beach and walking distance to the wharf

    Too many noisy little kids around our room

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    The vegan food offered!

    The people at night on the beach were throwing things at the birds and I didn't like having to watch it nor did I like having to make them stop.

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About

Overview

Surfers and adventurists alike will enjoy the aquatic environment of Dream Inn Santa Cruz. From the oceanside views and the event spaces to the outdoor activities and comfortable rooms, guests can relax and have fun all in one place.

Many oceanfront restaurants are available at Dream Inn, such as Aquarius, Shorebreak Drink and Dine, and the Jack O'Neill Lounge. Guests can enjoy deconstructed and innovative favorites like burgers, tacos, seafood, and the delicious Nutella cheesecake. Both in-room and poolside dining are also available at the hotel.

Visitors can also host a wedding at Dream Inn, with a variety of wedding and catering packages to choose from. Both vegan and vegetarian menu options are available here, as well. The ballroom consists of over 3,500 square feet of space and can hold 200 guests.

For nearby attractions, visitors can also check out Mount Hermon Adventures, the Roaring Camp Railroads, the Swift Street Courtyard shopping center, and the plethora of wine tours. This hotel is also nestled above the iconic Cowell Beach, which is home to surfing, swimming, and incredible sunsets.

For a night to unwind, guests can relax in their rustic-style hotel room. Every room comes with complimentary Wi-Fi, an iPod dock station, best-selling books, and a mini fridge. There are also upgraded suite options to choose from, including the Ocean View Cathedral Executive with a private furnished balcony and a vaulted ceiling with fans, and the Ocean View Infinity with a semi-private balcony that overlooks the beachfront pool and a bathtub.

Dream Inn Santa Cruz is the ideal choice for travelers who are looking for sweeping views of Monterey Bay, as well as a comfortable stay in an atmospheric hotel.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

9.1 Excellent

based on 1,100 reviews

9.9

Beach

9.8

Location

8.8

Pool

7.7

Breakfast

Things to Know

  • Clean rooms
  • Friendly service
  • Beach nearby
  • Great view

Check in

4:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM

Cancellation/prepayment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
Increased accessibility
ATM on-site
A/V equipment rental
Business center
Kid-friendly
Concierge service
Cribs available
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle rental
Hot tub
Child pool
Outdoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Cable or satellite TV
Air-conditioned
Coffee shop
24hr front desk
Safe
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Long-term parking (surcharge)
Private beach
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Wedding services
Terrace/Patio
Elevator
Massage
Hairdryer
Parking (surcharge)

FAQs when booking at Dream Inn Santa Cruz

What kind of event spaces are available at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel?
The hotel boasts a total of three event spaces, all on one level, which are the perfect fit for a wide range of events. Regardless of whether you want to celebrate your wedding, hold a business meeting, or party off at your birthday – here you will find the space. The Surf View room offers splendid views of the ocean and has direct access to the pool deck. With its 1623 sq ft it’s the perfect place for bigger events and social gatherings. For a more private meeting setting, rooms like The Cove with seats for 6-12 people offer the ideal setting.
How much is parking at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel?
For parking at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz, you have two options: self-parking or valet parking. Either way, a parking fee of $25 + tax is incurred per night and per vehicle for the nearby parking lot. In/out privileges apply for hotel guests.
What is the quickest way to get from Mineta San Jose International Airport to the Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel?
Mineta San Jose is the closest airport to the Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel and only a 45m car ride away. Travel the 35 mi via the CA-17 Southbound to reach the hotel. Even though public transport is also available, it is not recommended to travel publicly, as it takes over 2h to get to the hotel.
Are there any recreational classes to take at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel?
If the ocean and pools do not give enough incentive to sculpt your body, you can also attend pool deck yoga classes offered by the hotel. During the summer months (from June to August), yoga sessions take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:00 am under the sun (dates and place are subject to change). This way you can start your day by cleansing your mind and working out your body. Inquire at the hotel reception desk for sign-up and details.
Do children’s beds/cribs come at an additional charge at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel?
Children under the age of 18 are free to stay with their parents, provided no extra bed is required. Free-of-charge cribs are also provided for infants aged 0-1. Additional beds for children cost $32 per person and per night.
Is the outdoor pool at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz heated and when is it open?
The outdoor pool is heated to 80 °F and the hot tub to a relaxing and comfortable 104 °F for the ultimate bubble experience. Splashing around in the outdoor pool, dosing on the sun loungers, or nibbling pool snacks is possible daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Are there laundry services provided by the Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel?
Laundry as well as dry-cleaning and ironing services are provided Monday to Friday by the Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel for an additional charge. Also note that the laundry services will take place off-site and will therefore require up to 24h until your clean clothes can be returned to you. (Prices checked 17/05/19).

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Location

Most Popular Landmarks

  • Main Beach 357 yd
  • Cocoanut Grove 0.3 mi
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 0.4 mi
  • Santa Cruz Wharf 0.5 mi
  • Lighthouse Point Park 0.6 mi
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum 0.7 mi

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Getting Around

Monterey Regional 27.8 mi
San Jose 28.1 mi
Santa Cruz, California 0.6 mi
Scotts Valley, California 6 mi

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