Dream Inn Santa Cruz

175 W. Cliff Drive | Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438  [SEE MAP]Santa Cruz, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Waterside location with direct beach access
Some recent guests weren't pleased with the cost of on-site parking

Sitting beachfront adjacent to the Santa Cruz boardwalk, the Dream Inn welcomes visitors with warm colors and funky furnishings. Walking in, you may think you've traveled back to the 1960s: Bright, bold decor can be found throughout the hotel, but there are modern amenities, too. Guest rooms boast high-tech items such as iPod docks, flat-screen TVs and rain showers, not to mention private balconies – previous visitors highly recommend asking for an ocean view room on a higher floor for better views and less late-night noise. Travelers also enjoy spending time by the heated beachfront pool. If seeing and hearing the ocean isn't enough, taste it at Aquarius, which serves up fresh seafood in a very relaxed, casual environment. Despite all its offerings, this property earns the most praise for its excellent customer service; previous guests describe the staff as extremely friendly and helpful.

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Location
Santa Cruz, CA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 165 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean
Style
Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers, Families

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

Oyster.com

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The colorful lobby features a bright, geometric carpet and a curved pull-apart couch, flanked by a yellow-framed photograph of surfers on the beach.

Jetsetter

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With splashy colors lapping over surfer motifs, the boutique spot celebrates the nostalgia of the nearby historic boardwalk but embraces a new wave of sophistication surging south from Silicon Valley.

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2485 have reviewed the Dream Inn Santa Cruz, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2485 reviews 4.5 (based on 2485 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Bright rooms at the hotel include marble vanity bathrooms, walk-in showers with rain showerheads and private patios. Entertainment amenities include iPod docks, Keurig coffee makers and 42-inch LCD TVs.
  • Ocean views

Standard room size340 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Dream Inn Santa Cruz is located in the Monterey Bay area in Santa Cruz, California. The resort is located on the beach and offers an array of outdoor adventures. The Santa Cruz boardwalk is adjacent to the hotel.
  • About 3 miles south of University of California, Santa Cruz
  • About 34 miles south of Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International airport; 45 miles north of Monterey Regional Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($25)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

    Number of restaurants2

    Cuisine TypesAmerican

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast

    Kids

      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs

      Business

      Meetings at the hotel are hosted in any of the three meeting rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out onto the beach. The 3,500 square feet of space can accommodate up to 200 people.
      • Audiovisual equipment provided
      • Catering provided by Aquarius restaurant

      Number of meeting rooms3

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

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