Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Dream Inn Santa Cruz

175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
+1 844 291 9681

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Dream Inn Santa Cruz
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About Dream Inn Santa Cruz

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

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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Amenities at Dream Inn Santa Cruz

  • Outdoor pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Business center
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Mini-market on site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • 24hr front desk


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned

Accessibility and suitability

  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • No smoking


  • Shower
  • Spa bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Canoeing


  • Beachfront
  • Sea view
  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Smartphone dock


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Reviews of Dream Inn Santa Cruz

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8.0 Great
Pros:The amazing view and comfy king size bed!
Cons:Better communication between staff. Went down to the pool and had a bunch of people from the balconies yelling at me to get out because a kid had pooped in it earlier. There wasn’t anything saying the pool was closed. I called the front desk and the woman didn’t say a thing. Pretty embarrassing to get in the pool and get right out.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Great ocean view!
Cons:Nothing. Perfect experience!
9.4 Excellent
Pros:What breakfast? And bed was good
Cons:The price is way to high. But I guess
5.4 Passable
Pros:The room was good size, nice design, beautiful view and nice pool
Cons:Hair in the bathroom, very dated, hallway carpet smells, iron baby crib. Could have spent the money in a better place elsewhere, I was expecting something better for this price.
8.2 Great
Pros:The customer service is superior, the location is ideal. The room looked nice just a couple minor areas things needed to be addressed. TV did not work and the cleaning crew needed to revisit our room. They addressed my concerns immediately!!
9.4 Excellent
Pros:The staff was really helpful and kind. The view is gorgeous and it's close to everything. The room was clean and upgraded.
Cons:There was still some renovations going on an it was very confusing when trying to find our way around the facility.
6.5 Okay
Pros:I like the location and the service.
Cons:This hotel at $600/night is wildly overpriced. It should be $250-300 at most. I didn't even get free parking (had to pay $25/day) even though I was completely ripped off. Unfortunately I had no other viable options.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:great view, awesome pool and restaurant, perfect location
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Great hotel for the entire family! Walking distance to the wharf and boardwalk. The views of the ocean from each hotel room are fantastic. We will do it again!
5.7 Passable
Pros:Loved the location. The rooms were small but nice and clean. The restaurant is really nice with great views.
Cons:The pools and hot-tub are filthy and 90% kids under 5. The hotel carpets common bathrooms and stuff are just Dirty. Staff RARELY pick up the phone when you need something. They automatically charge you a $25/night Parking fee whether you park there or not.


175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

What's nearby

  • Main Beach369 yd
  • Cocoanut Grove0.3 mi
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk0.4 mi
  • Santa Cruz Wharf0.5 mi
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum0.7 mi
  • State Lighthouse Museum0.7 mi
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History0.9 mi
  • Town Clock1.1 mi
  • Mission Santa Cruz1.2 mi
  • Santa Cruz Harbor1.4 mi
  • University of Santa Cruz Arboretum1.9 mi
  • Natural Bridges State Park1.9 mi



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Dream Inn Santa Cruz

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz is located at 175 West Cliff Drive, 0.9 miles from the center of Santa Cruz. Main Beach is the closest landmark to Dream Inn Santa Cruz.

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

  • Yes, Dream Inn Santa Cruz offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz is 27.8 miles from Monterey Regional. Dream Inn Santa Cruz is 28.1 miles from San Jose.

  • Yes, Dream Inn Santa Cruz has a pool onsite.

  • KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Dream Inn Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Dream Inn Santa Cruz and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Dream Inn Santa Cruz.

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Distance to city center

0.9 mi

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Nearest Airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

28.1 mi