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Quality,clean,location, front desk friendly, room service,meal in room,safty.

The location is superb. Ocean front and the rooms are lovely modern mid century style.

Wasnt aware there was no daily housekeeping, they did bring more towels when asked.

Our shower drain began to flood and the front desk immediately put us in a new room and gave us a room service credit as an apology. Very accommodating!

Way overpriced! Nice, but you can do alot better at a smalll Mom and Pop motel. Won't stay here again.

Check in was slow due to them converting to a new check in system. Why this was done on a Friday instead of a Monday or Tuesday i will never understand. Even with that delay, the room wasnt ready for an hour. The $25 F&B credit promised to us for the delay never materialized at check out. I would have said something, but the front desk was significantly understaffed on a Saturday morning. Great design throughout, but not ready for prime time - especially for the price. Disappointing.

Room windows and balcony overlooking the ocean. Pleasant and accommodating staff, enjoyable breakfast and lunch at the restaurant (we were out for dinner). Good proximity to the Pier. Only negative was that open hallways were rather brisk during our somewhat chilly January stay.

Right on the oceans, beautiful mornings, great location

Close to beach and wharf, plus driving distance for restaurants

This is one of my favorite hotels in the world. It's a stunning spot, true to its nature, and has a wonderful staff.

What a fabulous location, beautiful views and so close to everything!

Beautiful!!! Really living up it’s name! Perfect location, very clean, all of the staff was friendly! We really enjoyed our stay.

So this is an updated, yet historic hotel on the beach in Santa Cruz. It is exactly what I wanted. Clean, comfortable queen beds, excellent location, free wifi, a/c (rarely needed in Santa Cruz) worked perfectly for us during an unusually hot spell. Valet parking was something like $28/day with in and out privileges. Did not try restaurant or room service. Family friendly. Great place to learn how to surf.

W Cliff Dr Santa Cruz CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Monterey Bay
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Westside Santa Cruz, Dream Inn Santa Cruz is within a 5-minute walk of Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Monterey Bay. This 4-star resort has 165 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a spa tub.


Dining

Explore the resort and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Rooms

The 165 rooms have an array of amenities, including balconies, coffee makers, and free local calls. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers and safes are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests staying at Dream Inn Santa Cruz enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is offered for USD 25.00 per night. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach resort include a business center, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View, Tower (Ocean View Tower - Two Queen)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Ocean View Cloud - King)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View (Ocean View Deluxe - Two Queen)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View (Ocean View Cloud - Two Queen)

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Everyone (23) Couples (5) Family (7)
5
Family

Quality,clean,location, front desk friendly, room service,meal in room,safty.

By , from Pacifica, ca on Jan 2, 2021

5
Partner Couples

The location is superb. Ocean front and the rooms are lovely modern mid century style.

By , from Gilroy, CA on Oct 24, 2020

4
Everyone

Wasnt aware there was no daily housekeeping, they did bring more towels when asked.

By on Oct 13, 2020

4
Everyone

By on Sep 29, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Sep 12, 2020

5
Partner Couples

Our shower drain began to flood and the front desk immediately put us in a new room and gave us a room service credit as an apology. Very accommodating!

By , from Santa Cruz on Sep 2, 2020

3
Family with small children

Way overpriced! Nice, but you can do alot better at a smalll Mom and Pop motel. Won't stay here again.

By , from Sacramento on Jul 1, 2020

3
Partner Couples

Check in was slow due to them converting to a new check in system. Why this was done on a Friday instead of a Monday or Tuesday i will never understand. Even with that delay, the room wasnt ready for an hour. The $25 F&B credit promised to us for the delay never materialized at check out. I would have said something, but the front desk was significantly understaffed on a Saturday morning. Great design throughout, but not ready for prime time - especially for the price. Disappointing.

By on Jan 26, 2020

5
Partner Couples

Room windows and balcony overlooking the ocean. Pleasant and accommodating staff, enjoyable breakfast and lunch at the restaurant (we were out for dinner). Good proximity to the Pier. Only negative was that open hallways were rather brisk during our somewhat chilly January stay.

By on Jan 19, 2020

5
Family Family

Right on the oceans, beautiful mornings, great location

By on Nov 30, 2019

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