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175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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#5 of 56 in Santa Cruz
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.6
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4.5
Value
4.0
Travelers' Choice
Dream Inn Santa Cruz is the only beachfront resort offering oceanside dining with panoramic views of the famous Cowell Beach.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Business Center with Internet Access
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Green
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Accrusion wrote a review Today
Austin, Texas40 contributions28 helpful votes
We had a wonderful "long weekend" at Dream Inn in May 2022. Our party of three – parents with twenty something daughter – were very comfortable in our two-queen room. The room was nicely appointed and perfectly maintained. We enjoyed our second-floor view of the pool area and the beach beyond. Beach access very easy, and the beachside rinse-off showers were very welcome. Snacks and drinks pool-area bar were quite good, but pretty expensive. (We never visited the on-property restaurant, nor tried room service.) Very nice to be so close to the boardwalk and wharf.
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VickyAllen1957 wrote a review May 2021
Boulder Creek, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Beautiful venue, all rooms have ocean view, comfy beds, hit it right for Los Lobos concert, champagne and chaucatterie, pastel colors, sleep to the sounds of the ocean, surf classes start at sun rise on the beach below, sand captions on the sand below created by sand artist, never want to leave!
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Response from Isaac S, Sales at Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Responded Jul 7, 2021
Dear VickyAllen1957, Thank you for staying at the Dream Inn and sharing your feedback with us. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed our ocean view rooms and beach front location. I am so glad that we were able to exceed your expectations. Thank you again for your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best Regards, Isaac S
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Odyssey308895 wrote a review Today
San Antonio, Texas2 contributions1 helpful vote
I request a room up high and told was told that's what I would get. Once I arrived, I was given one on the first floor. I arrived early middle of the week so no reason to say all high room were booked up. Room cost were crazy high for the money beach area was nasty full of insect's seaweed and smelled bad. I have stayed at better motels 6's on the beach than this! SAVE YOUR MONEY FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE TO STAY.
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V8021KBmaria wrote a review Jun 24
Napa, California4 contributions4 helpful votes
Great Property- access to the beach, wharf and boardwalk. Very friendly staff. Would go back.Great views from rooms. The only negative was Kids camp going on all day- beach busy and loud but it was all okay.
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5h6ho51r3m wrote a review Jun 22
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My stay was very pleasant , and the location is perfect. The room the best that I have stayed in with the view splendor. Don't like the parking policy. should be on sight or no extra charge. All in all everything is within walking distance and the beach is very enjoyable . Hey it's Santa Cruz the way it's suppose to be.
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Lugkat wrote a review Jun 22
Sunnyvale, California3 contributions
Location is absolutely perfect to enjoy the beach, a morning run, sunset… jacuzzi at the property is very hot and great at the end of the day. Room with patio is spacious and nice. Drinks and food at the pool are convenient and tasty. Room dining and restaurant are top-notch! We’ll be back soon!
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Review512 wrote a review Jun 22
Austin, Texas1 contribution
For the price tag... I was expecting it to be an amazing place! The room had an amazing view and was decorated well. But, the bathroom was dated and had a leaky shower. The pool was cloudy, full of screaming kids and parents were either missing or were too high to care about what their kids were doing. Our room smelled like weed the whole time we were there because it comes through the vents. I was very unimpressed by the area and the clientele. Again, for that price tag... I was expecting more class.
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Eva W wrote a review Jun 21
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Great stay. Very clean rooms & attentive/thoughtful staff! Constant upkeep going on which was so nice to see. It was super convenient to be able to leave our car and walk to the boardwalk. The activities provided for guests (yoga/kids happy hour) were a fantastic addition. Thank you for a great stay!
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Response from Isaac S, Sales at Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Eva W, Thank you for staying at the Dream Inn and sharing your feedback with us. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your time at our oceanfront property in Santa Cruz and were treated to an impeccable getaway. It was an honor hosting you and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best Regards, Isaac S
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janewalker7794 wrote a review Jun 17
Pleasant Hill, California1 contribution
We had the best time! Very friendly staff! We were there only overnight but it felt longer because of how comfortable and at home we felt. Everyone from valet staff, inroom dining, front desk and housekeeping were friendly, courteous and kind. This was our 2nd annual trip and we enjoyed every minute. Can't wait to stay longer next year!
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Dear janewalker7794, Thank you for being such a loyal customer and sharing your thoughtful comments about the Dream Inn! We love that you continue to give us the opportunity to serve you for a relaxing getaway in Santa Cruz. Thank you again for your time and feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Best regards, Isaac S
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Michael S wrote a review Jun 17
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My wife and I have been going to this amazing beach front hotel for many years. The rooms are spacious and well maintained by the friendly housekeeping staff. The hotel is on the beach and every room faces the ocean and has a private balcony. The large pool deck faces the ocean and has a large jacuzzi, drink bar, and taco bar. We have come to know several staff members and we look forward to seeing them each time we come. Mollie at Jack O'Neill restaurant is very friendly and attentive. Eric at the pool bar is very friendly and makes great drinks. Jason G. at the pool bar is also very friendly and makes great drinks. Jason has a Cajun background and has some interesting stories about his time growing up in Louisiana. These staff members have taken the time to get to know us and always greet us by name. This hotel can be pricey, but in our opinion worth every penny.
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Dear smith341024, Thank you for taking the time to craft such a thoughtful review. We always strive to provide incredible and relaxing getaways for all our guests. Thank you for highlighting the superb service you received, we will be sure to share your comments with our staff. Shall your travels bring you back to Santa Cruz, it would be our pleasure to host you for another unforgettable vacation. Best regards, Isaac S
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PRICE RANGE
$360 - $659 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
dream inn, a joie de vivre hotel hotel santa cruz, dream hotel santa cruz, coast santa cruz hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Coast Santa Cruz Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Cruz
NUMBER OF ROOMS
165
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Which popular attractions are close to Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Nearby attractions include West Cliff Drive (0.2 miles), Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center (0.1 miles), and Boardwalk Bowl (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jack O'Neill Restaurant & Lounge, The Picnic Basket, and Ideal Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Dream Inn Santa Cruz located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Santa Cruz.
Are any cleaning services offered at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Dream Inn Santa Cruz offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.