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Main Beach is within a 5-minute walk of Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel while other popular sites like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk are within a 15-minute stroll. This 165-room, 4-star resort has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, it's also near University of California Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.

Dining

This resort serves as home to a restaurant, which has ocean views and specializes in local cuisine, along with a bar. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start weekdays with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11:30 AM.

Rooms

All of Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel's 165 air-conditioned rooms provide iPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, laptop-compatible safes, and ironing boards.

Property features

Guests staying at Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for USD 25 per day. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include 3 meeting rooms, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Highlights

  • Walking distance to Main Beach and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

175 W Cliff Dr Santa Cruz CA 95060

Hotel Amenities

Exclusive Amenities This VIP Access hotel offers an exclusive amenity just for platinum and gold members. Amenities vary from property to property, and might include free breakfast, complimentary drinks or parking, spa or dining credits, free wi-fi, and more.

Hotel Amenities

Adjacent to one of the area's best surfing beaches, The Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel, is within 20 miles of dozens of wineries and tasting rooms. The Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and the Boardwalk are within two blocks. A bay-view sundeck houses a year-round outdoor pool, separate children's pool, and spa tub. The Dream Inn Santa Cruz offers 3,500 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour business center, and a grocery/convenience store. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Parking is available (surcharge).

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 165 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0 
  • Year Built 1966 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3,500 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Refrigerator  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

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

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge), RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel offers 165 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 

Where to Eat

Aquarius - Located just off the beach in Santa Cruz, Aquarius is an oceanfront Santa Cruz restaurant serving fresh and local seafood in a cool and breezy atmosphere.

Jack O'Neill Lounge - A collaboration with local legend and marine advocate Jack O'Neill, this bar has a playful menu, combining Jack's favorite food and drinks and the bar's own creations. Enjoy some of Jack's favorite photos as well as one of his original wetsuits decorating the walls.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests enjoy a year-round outdoor splash pool, children's pool, and spa tub. A staircase leads from the sundeck down to Cowell's Beach, which offers some of the best surfing in the area; its medium-sized, frequently occurring waves are especially good for beginners. Equipment rentals and lessons are available on the beach, and the hotel provides surf equipment storage.

More surfing is available a mile away at Steamer's Lane, where the waves are bigger and better for more advanced surfers. Monterey Bay is known for its sportfishing, kayaking, and sailing. The Aptos/Seascape Golf Course is 10 miles from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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 cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 20 for adults, USD 6 and USD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 25 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

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

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