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|Distance to city centre||1.5 km|
|Nearest airport||San Jose|
|Distance to airport||45.3 km|
|"Amazing amenities and such friendly staff!"||(in 120 reviews)|
|"Great location and incredible views!."||(in 139 reviews)|
|"The bar/pool area was perfect"||(in 81 reviews)|
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|bit pricey||in 23 reviews|
|board walk||in 40 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 157 reviews|
|great place||in 9 reviews|
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|hotel is right||in 87 reviews|
|location and view||in 204 reviews|
|ocean view||in 149 reviews|
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|right on the beach||in 138 reviews|
|room were amazing||in 161 reviews|
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The Dream Inn was perfect! Beautiful view, warm pool, amazing beach access!!! Wonderful place to stay!!!
The toilet was very loud...
The incredible views at an affordable price
Top notch hotel.
You park across the small street.
We come here often
View was amazing of ocean full of surfers. Vibe of the hotel was very nice; very surfer oriented. Great views!!!
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.
based on 1,189 reviews
Things to know
- Nice building
- Clean rooms
- Great view
- Beach nearby
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Dream Inn Santa Cruz
What kind of event spaces are available at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel?
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.
How much is parking at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel?
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.
What is the quickest way to get from Mineta San Jose International Airport to the Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel?
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.
Are there any recreational classes to take at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz 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.
Do children’s beds/cribs come at an additional charge at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel?
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.
Is the outdoor pool at the Dream Inn Santa Cruz heated and when is it open?
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.
Are there laundry services provided by the Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel?
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).
Where is Dream Inn Santa Cruz located?
Dream Inn Santa Cruz is located at 175 West Cliff Drive, 1.5 km from the centre of Santa Cruz. Main Beach is the closest landmark to Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
Does Dream Inn Santa Cruz offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Dream Inn Santa Cruz offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Dream Inn Santa Cruz offer free parking?
No, Dream Inn Santa Cruz does not offer free parking.
Does Dream Inn Santa Cruz offer free airport shuttle service?
No, Dream Inn Santa Cruz does not offer free airport shuttle service.
How far is Dream Inn Santa Cruz from the airport?
Dream Inn Santa Cruz is 44.7 km from Monterey Regional. Dream Inn Santa Cruz is 45.3 km from San Jose.
Can you bring pets to Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
No, pets are not allowed at Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
Does Dream Inn Santa Cruz have a pool?
Yes, Dream Inn Santa Cruz has a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- Main Beach 326 m
- Cocoanut Grove 0.5 km
- Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 0.6 km
- Santa Cruz Wharf 0.9 km
- Lighthouse Point Park 1 km
- Santa Cruz Surfing Museum 1.1 km
|Monterey Regional||44.7 km|
|San Jose||45.3 km|
|Santa Cruz||1 km|
|Scotts Valley||9.7 km|