Dream Inn Santa Cruz

175 W Cliff DriveSanta Cruz95060USA
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About Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Dream Inn offers 4-star accommodations overlooking Cowell’s Beach and the Pacific Ocean. This hotel features fire pits, a seasonal heated outdoor pool, and a hot tub.

Each guest room includes a flat screen TV, bathroom with walk-in shower, mini refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, and complimentary Wi-Fi. All rooms have furnished patios or balconies with views of the ocean.

Santa Cruz Dream Inn offers concierge services, self and valet parking, board games, and a pillow library. The hotel also provides storage for bikes, surfboards and luggage.

Aquarius offers local seafood, as well as local and organic meats and produce when possible. Jack O’Neill Lounge features cocktails and beverages as well as bar bites in a casual, surf-themed setting.

Located on the beach, this hotel is an 8-minute walk from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The Santa Cruz Surfing Museum is 11-minutes away on foot, and Natural Bridges State Park is 2.3 miles away.


175 W Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, USA
Telephone: +1(831)4264300 | Fax: +1(831)4272025 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parasols
  • PC with internet
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Clean and well-maintained

This hotel has a fresh, breezy and laid-back atmosphere that suits the area. Guests love the cleanliness of this hotel, and the property itself is well taken care of. Modern décor and great design only adds to the experience.

Great location

Directly on the beach and close to shops and restaurants, this hotel has a prime location in the heart of Santa Cruz. Surfers, shoppers, and families alike will be able to find something of interest within walking distance.

Room with a view

All guest rooms offer views of the ocean, and guests say the views are impressive. You'll love watching the surfers or gazing out into the blue from your private balcony or patio.

Negative Reviews

It can get noisy when crowded

When the hotel gets crowded, you may notice more noise and less attentive service from staff. This hotel gets crowded during certain times of the year, and with all the foot traffic coming in and out, it can feel more chaotic than serene.

A few updates are needed

Overall, the hotel gets praised for being in good condition. However, a few guests have noted that few items, such as towels in the bathroom, require replacement. Other minor issues, such as tarnished fixtures or stained carpeting, have also been noted.

Value is debatable

Some guests felt that room rates were considerably high and not worth the money. While the views are incredible and the location is great, some were disappointed with the interior of the hotel, particularly the guest rooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 1671 reviews across the web
8.8 /10
  • Expedia
    9.0 /10
  • Hotels.com
    8.9 /10
  • Zoover
    10 /10
  • Hotelsclick.com
    6.6 /10
  • ebookers.ie
    10 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.4 /10
8.8 out of 10 based on 1671 reviews