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The Santa Cruz Dream Inn is the only beachfront hotel in Santa Cruz. Renovated in 2008 into an upscale hotel with its retro chic boutique styling The Dream Inn is a fun culmination between the beach and the slightly offbeat town of Santa Cruz with eclectic touches and natural laid back atmosphere. Every one of our 165 deluxe Santa Cruz guestrooms and suites feature spectacular views of the Monterey Bay from private balconies or patios. With a beachfront pool deck and a Jacuzzi there is something for everyone. The Dream Inn is also home to Aquarius Restaurant Santa Cruzs only oceanfront restaurant featuring local and sustainable seafood. The Jack ONeill Lounge a collaboration with local legend and staunch marine advocate Jack ONeill offers a playful menu interweaving Jacks personal favorites with food that just makes sense here. With three event spaces the Dream Inn can accommodate up to 250 guests thus ideal for weddings meetings and events.

Hotel Amenities

Favorite amenities

Free WiFi
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

Hotel Amenities

The resort offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Santa Cruz resort also offers ATM/banking services and an elevator (lift). Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Dream Inn Santa Cruz is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 165 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Smoke-free property 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Dream Inn Santa Cruz offers 165 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Balcony 
  • Free local calls 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Dream Inn Santa Cruz has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 16:00:00

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11:00:00

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Tourism fee: USD 3.00 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

  • Dream Inn
  • Dream Santa Cruz
  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

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