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4.8 out of 5

"Well maintained and super comfortable. Absolutely priceless view and location. Traffic around hotel was pretty congested but once checked in it’s an e ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 01 Jun 2021

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront resort with outdoor pool

Beachfront retreat

With a stay at this Westside Santa Cruz resort, you'll be steps from Cowell's Beach and Santa Cruz Wharf. Santa Cruz Main Beach and Main Beach are also within half a mile (1 km).

Beachfront dining

This resort features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free WiFi. Valet parking, a business center, and a coffee shop are also offered.

Free WiFi, balconies

In addition to flat-screen TVs with cable channels, the 165 guestrooms offer free WiFi and balconies. Other amenities include room service, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View, Tower (Ocean View Deluxe - Tower King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$239* Per night/room Nov 1 - Nov 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View, Tower (Ocean View Tower - Two Queen)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View (Ocean View Cathedral Executive Two Qu)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View (Ocean View Deluxe - Two Queen)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Ocean View Cathedral Executive - King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Ocean View Deluxe - King ADA)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Dream Inn Santa Cruz ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Everyone (8) Couples (7) Family (9)
5 out of 5
Well maintained and super comfortable. Absolutely priceless view and location. Traffic around hotel was pretty congested but once checked in it’s an easy short walk to everything. Really…everything. Beach, food, wharf, boardwalk, shops, restaurants…everything. Priceless view and location.

Posted by on Jun 1, 2021

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5 out of 5
Access directly from the hotel to the beach. Valet parking was a little slow at checkout time on Sunday.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021

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5 out of 5
I was glad to have the opportunity to stay there and listen to the ocean all night.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2021

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5 out of 5
We loved everything. The room was nice , the fire pits by the pool bar were great! We loved sitting there in the evening and looking out at the beautiful view of the ocean. The beach right outside our door. We will be back for sure

Posted by on Mar 22, 2021

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5 out of 5
Came here to have a getaway experience with my girlfriend for Valentines Day and after staying here just one night, I will definitely be looking to staying here again in the near future. The staff are very friendly and make you feel very welcome. Our room view of the ocean beach was just amazing. Love hearing those wave sounds at night. The In- Room Dining experience was also a plus !! Food was ordered and came pretty quick. The outdoor Bar by the pool and the fire pits made it even more worth while. The only thing Is can say negative, is that it can be expensive staying here, but it’s like they say, “what you pay for is what you get”.

Posted by on Feb 15, 2021

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5 out of 5
Great location. Friendly staff. Perfect view from any room.

Posted by on Feb 11, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 1, 2021

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5 out of 5
we love the place, it was a second time we were there really nice people and stuff, we will come again, thank you for everything!!!!!

Posted by , from Rocklin CA on Dec 27, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 14, 2020

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5 out of 5
Everything about staying at the Dream Inn was perfect! The staff were amazing! The room, pool and being right on the beach was the perfect place to be. We will be definitely going back!

Posted by , from Stockton Ca on Sep 12, 2020

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. There's an onsite business center. Public spaces have free WiFi. An outdoor pool, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Dream Inn Santa Cruz. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Santa Cruz resort is smoke free.

  • 165 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Dream Inn Santa Cruz offers 165 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. This Santa Cruz resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • In-room dining
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Jack O'Neill Restaurant - This restaurant is located on the beach. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6.00 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 25.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Dream Inn
  • Dream Santa Cruz
  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
  • Dream Hotel Santa Cruz
  • Coast Santa Cruz Hotel
  • a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel Santa Cruz
  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz Resort
  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz Santa Cruz
  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz Resort Santa Cruz

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.