We stayed 3 nights at the Dream while touring the SF bay area. I really like the vibe of this place. It is a 60's modern hotel, but the renovations were done perfectly. The designers/decorators were able to fully update the facilities, but keep a 60's SoCal/Surfer feel that is very inviting and relaxing. The rooms and baths look brand-new, but at the same time, feel very casual and well done. The first thing I did on arrival was to pop the iPod in the in-room player and put on a Beach Boys album!
The pool and deck look brand new. Good pool furniture layout including sofa and chair groupings. The hotel may be one of the few in Santa Cruz with direct access to the beach. Free in-room WiFi. The hotel is right next to the pier which has a lot of good restaurants. The restaurant in the hotel was also very good. We had one breakfast and a dinner there and enjoyed it both times.
A NOTE TO SMOKERS: The City of Santa Cruz apparently hates you and does not want you there. I was told it is one of the few cities in the world that has actually banned all outdoor smoking in the downtown area. You cannot walk down the street with a lit cig. Just a heads up. While I loved the Dream Inn, I will not be returning to Santa Cruz, CA.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A fun culmination between the beach and the slightly offbeat town of Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Dream Inn is the ideal destination for a weekend escape, corporate event, family vacation or a romantic getaway. We're getting ready to make a splash. Our beachfront pool area will be closed for renovation from December 1, 2014 through March 12, 2015. We look forward to reopening with upgraded amenities and design, plus a hot tub more luxurious than ever before-all steps from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Monterey Bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dream Inn, a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel Santa Cruz
- Dream Hotel Santa Cruz
- Coast Santa Cruz Hotel