Dream Inn Santa Cruz

175 West Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States (USA)
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4.0 Star Property
36.961617 -122.025370
+1-800-219-2797
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4.0/5

Based on 1099 guest reviews

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  • Our hotel comes with an outdoor pool
  • Avg. Group Discount of 10.9%!
  • 165 rooms in property
  • Hotel has 10 floors
  • Hotel has 16 suites
  • Check-in: 4pm
  • Group score of 8.4/10
  • 2 conference rooms in property

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Standard prices by room type for the next 60 days

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Room Types

Check Rates2 Queen Beds Ocean View Ocean View Deluxe 2 Queen
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Check Rates2 Queen Beds Ocean View Ocean View Deluxe 2 Queen 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesCathedral Superior Room with Ocean View 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesCloud Superior Room with Ocean View 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesDeluxe 2 Queen Room with Ocean View
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Check RatesDeluxe Ocean View
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Check RatesDeluxe Ocean View Room with 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesDeluxe Room 2 Queen Beds Ocean View Ocean View Infinity 2 Queen
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Check RatesDeluxe Room 2 Queen Beds Ocean View Tower Ocean View Tower 2 Queen
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Check RatesDeluxe Room 2 Queen Beds Ocean View Tower Ocean View Tower 2 Queen 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesDeluxe Room with Ocean View
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Check RatesDeluxe Room with Ocean View Double Bed
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Check RatesDeluxe Room with Sea View
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Check RatesDeluxe Tower 2 Queen Room with Ocean View
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Check RatesDouble Deluxe Ocean View
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Check RatesDouble Deluxe with Views
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Check RatesDouble Executive Superior
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Check RatesDouble Room 2 Beds
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Check RatesDouble Room Sea View 2 Beds
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Check RatesDouble Room Sea View Deluxe 2 Beds
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Check RatesDouble Room Sea View Superior 2 Beds
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Check RatesExecutive Superior
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Check RatesHabitación Deluxe 2 Camas Queen Size Vista Al Océano Torre Ocean View Tower 2 Queen
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Check RatesHabitación Estándar 2 Camas Queen Size Vista Al Océano Ocean View Deluxe 2 Queen
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Check RatesHabitación Superior 2 Camas Queen Size Vista Al Océano Ocean View Cathedral Executive 2 Qu
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Check RatesInfinity Deluxe Room with Ocean View 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesOcean View 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesOcean View Cathedral Executive 2 Queen
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Check RatesOcean View Cloud 2 Queen
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Check RatesOcean View Cloud 2 Queen Room
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Check RatesOcean View Deluxe 2 Queen
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Check RatesOcean View Executive 2 Queen
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Check RatesOcean View Poolside 2 Queen
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Check RatesQuadruple Superior Ocean View
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Check RatesStandard Room, King or Two Doubles
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Check RatesSuperior Executive Room
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Check RatesSuperior Ocean View
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Check RatesSuperior Room 2 Queen Beds Ocean View Ocean View Cathedral Executive 2 Qu
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Check RatesSuperior Room 2 Queen Beds Ocean View Ocean View Cathedral Executive 2 Qu 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesSuperior Room 2 Queen Beds Ocean View Ocean View Cloud 2 Queen
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Check RatesSuperior Room with Ocean View Double Bed
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Check RatesTower Deluxe Room with Ocean View 2 Queen Beds
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Check RatesTwin Deluxe with Views
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Local Attractions

Beach, Boardwalk, Wine Country, Wharf, and Downtown

Verified Reviews of Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Cozy Hotel & Great View!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Great design of the room, friendly staff, cozy hotel. We really enjoyed our stay and our room had a beautiful view.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
23-Dec-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Dec 20 to Thu Dec 21 2023 at a $209.00 average nightly rate.
"Hotel was clean and beds were comfortable. Had a lot of fun."
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Hotel was clean and beds were comfortable. We had a very good time.
(Group coordinator, booked 2 rooms), from US flag
21-Jun-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Jun 19 to Wed Jun 21 2023 at a $523.99 average nightly rate.
"Wonderful Hotel!"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
We had an incredible time in a beautiful room. Would stay again in a minute.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
31-May-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Sat May 27 to Mon May 29 2023 at a $489.99 average nightly rate.
"The rooms were very clean, and the bed was comfortable. Excellent"
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The rooms were very clean, and the bed was comfortable. We love the room service. The staff were very nice!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
17-Mar-2023 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Mar 16 to Sat Mar 18 2023 at a $369.99 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 1099 guest reviews

Property Description

The Santa Cruz Dream Inn is the only beachfront hotel in the city offering luxury accommodations. Located on Cowell's Beach, the hotel features 165 deluxe retro-chic, boutique style guestrooms and suites, each with spectacular views of the Monterey Bay from private balconies or patios.Offering 3,500 square feet of flexible and newly designed meeting and banquet space, The Santa Cruz Dream Inn is the ideal destination for all types of business and social events up to 250 guests.Boasting spectacular views of the Monterey Bay through floor-to-ceiling windows, our spaces allow you to create the atmosphere best suited to your function needs. Close the drapes for a quiet, distraction-free meeting, or take advantage of the generous natural light and ambiance-enhancing views.With full catering services, on site audio visual equipment rentals and dedicated, professional Banquet and event coordination staff, the Santa Cruz Dream Inn will exceed your expectations.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4pm
Check Out: 11am
Year of Last Renovation: 2009
Floors: 10
Rooms: 165
Corridors: Both Interior and Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 165
Handicap Rooms: 8
Suites: 16
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 2 View Spaces
Meeting Space: 3500 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 250 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 2.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: 1.0 Mi
Lounge/Bar Hours: 7AM-10PM
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
48 hour Individual, group policy varies
Nightly Parking: 0
Total Taxes: 10.06%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 0.06%
Occupancy Tax: 11.00%
City Tax: 2.00 Per Night
Parking Fee: 24.00 Per Night

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Central location
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Licensed bar
  • Mini bar
  • Movies in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Office in room available
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail
  • Shop

Airport & Shuttle Information

26 Miles from San Jose (shuttle $80 R/T) 75 from San Francisco (Shuttle $110 R/T)

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Suggested AI Generated Itinerary

    Day 1

  • Breakfast: The Picnic Basket - Start your day with delicious breakfast options and artisanal coffee at this charming cafe located 0.3 miles from Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
  • Lunch: The Penny Ice Creamery - Indulge in homemade ice cream and unique flavors at this local favorite located 0.4 miles from Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
  • Dinner: The Crow's Nest - Enjoy fresh seafood and stunning ocean views at this popular restaurant located 1.5 miles from Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
  • Activity: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - Have a blast at this iconic amusement park with thrilling rides and games, located 0.7 miles from Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
  • Day 2

  • Breakfast: Cafe Gratitude - Start your day with healthy and delicious plant-based dishes at this trendy cafe located 0.6 miles from Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
  • Lunch: Verve Coffee Roasters - Enjoy artisanal coffee and light bites at this popular coffee shop located 0.3 miles from Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
  • Dinner: Shadowbrook Restaurant - Dine in a romantic setting surrounded by lush gardens and waterfalls at this renowned restaurant located 2.5 miles from Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
  • Activity: Natural Bridges State Beach - Explore the beautiful tide pools and witness the natural rock bridge at this scenic beach located 2.2 miles from Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
  • Day 3

  • Breakfast: Zachary's Restaurant - Start your day with hearty breakfast options and homemade pastries at this cozy diner located 0.5 miles from Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
  • Lunch: The Crepe Place - Enjoy savory and sweet crepes at this eclectic eatery located 1.1 miles from Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
  • Dinner: Hula's Island Grill - Experience the flavors of Hawaii with delicious tropical dishes and cocktails at this lively restaurant located 0.9 miles from Dream Inn Santa Cruz.
  • Activity: Santa Cruz Wharf - Take a leisurely stroll along the historic wharf and enjoy panoramic views of the coastline, located 0.8 miles from Dream Inn Santa Cruz.

Previously known as:
Coast Santa Cruz, Dream Inn, Santa Cruz Dream Inn

Meeting Rooms and Banquet Rooms at Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Below are the meeting, banquet, conference and event spaces at Dream Inn Santa Cruz.

Feel free to use the Dream Inn Santa Cruz meeting space capacities chart below to help in your event planning. Hotel Planner specializes in Santa Cruz event planning for sleeping rooms and meeting space for corporate events, weddings, parties, conventions, negotiated rates and trade shows.

Meeting Room Name L x W x H
(Feet)
Size
(sqft.)
Banquet
5'/6'
Banquet Space Layout
Crescent
Crescent Tables Layout
Classroom
Classroom Meeting Layout
Hollow
Square
Hollow Square Table Layout
U-Shape
U Shape Meeting Layout
Boardroom
Boardroom Meeting Space
Convention
8'/10'
Convention Booth Layout
Theater
Theater Layout
Reception
Reception Desk for Meeting
Regist.
Desk
Registration Desk for Meeting
Surf View 50 x 33 x 10 1623--/1009570504040--/--160160--
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Surf View

Offering 3,500 square feet of flexible and newly designed meeting and banquet space, The Santa Cruz Dream Inn is the ideal destination for all types of business and social events up to 250 guests.Boasting spectacular views of the Monterey Bay through floor-to-ceiling windows, our spaces allow you to create the atmosphere best suited to your function needs. Close the drapes for a quiet, distraction-free meeting, or take advantage of the generous natural light and ambiance-enhancing views.With full catering services, on site audio visual equipment rentals and dedicated, professional Banquet and event coordination staff, the Santa Cruz Dream Inn will exceed your expectations.• Three flexible, newly renovated rooms on one level, accommodating 5 to 250 people• Experienced and dedicated staff to assist you in planning your event• Wireless high speed internet access• State-of-the-art audio/visual equipment available• Attentive, professional banquet service• Easy access to all meeting rooms• Perfect for business meetings, retreats, team building and all types of social catering event
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
1623 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
50 x 33 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
8
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System
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Beach View 40 x 28 x 10 1100--/704050353040--/--80110--
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Beach View

Offering 3,500 square feet of flexible and newly designed meeting and banquet space, The Santa Cruz Dream Inn is the ideal destination for all types of business and social events up to 250 guests.Boasting spectacular views of the Monterey Bay through floor-to-ceiling windows, our spaces allow you to create the atmosphere best suited to your function needs. Close the drapes for a quiet, distraction-free meeting, or take advantage of the generous natural light and ambiance-enhancing views.With full catering services, on site audio visual equipment rentals and dedicated, professional Banquet and event coordination staff, the Santa Cruz Dream Inn will exceed your expectations.• Three flexible, newly renovated rooms on one level, accommodating 5 to 250 people• Experienced and dedicated staff to assist you in planning your event• Wireless high speed internet access• State-of-the-art audio/visual equipment available• Attentive, professional banquet service• Easy access to all meeting rooms• Perfect for business meetings, retreats, team building and all types of social catering event
Room Type:
Ballroom
Total Size:
1100 Sq. Mi
Dimensions:
40 x 28 x 10 Ft.
Floor Level:
Ground Level
Columns:
0
Windows:
4
Natural Light?:
Yes
Obstructions?
No
Built In Screens?
No
Built In Stage?
No
Built In A/V?
Yes
Amenities Available
  • Coffee/Tea Setup
  • Food/Beverage
  • Projection Equip.
  • TV/VCR/DVD
  • WIFI Internet
  • Podium
  • LAN Internet
  • Microphone
  • Teleconferencing
  • White Board
  • Video Conference
  • Flip Chart
  • Air Conditioning
  • Computer Rentals
  • Simultaneous Interpretation
  • Sound System

FAQs about Dream Inn Santa Cruz

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11am based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Dream Inn Santa Cruz have?

There are 165 rooms in the property.

Is there any meeting space at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?

Yes, they have 2 meeting rooms that can support various table layouts.

Can I get a AAA rate at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

Is there a pool at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property..

Testimonials:

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"Great. Very helpful...My account representative was very helpful...I would recommend it to others." M.W. - Anderson, SC

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