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175 W. 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
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 53 hotels in Santa Cruz
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A fun culmination between the beach and the slightly offbeat town of Santa Cruz, the Dream Inn is the ideal destination for a weekend escape, corporate event, family vacation or a romantic getaway.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
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
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
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
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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lorinenohr wrote a review Yesterday
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We come to the Dream Inn to relax and add some peace and fun in our lives. There isn’t a bad room here, all have ocean views with cool vintage style decor authentic to the era. The pool deck is perfection complete with great cocktails and food. The pool is comfortably warm as well. We LOVE this place !!
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chandrasuperstar wrote a review Yesterday
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Beach vibe at it’s best. Great service, clean, location is excellent. Adjacent to the famous and historical Santa Cruz wharf. Although COVID-19 has made things difficult for many reasons, we adjusted and got takeout from various restaurant’s, including room service from the famous Jack O’Neill restaurant. Great and much needed trip for the family.
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walkers459 wrote a review Yesterday
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I would highly recommend the Dream Inn for a getaway for any manner of trip - friends, family, couples alike! The hotel has been updated to a old school Santa Cruz style that come make anyone nostalgic. The rooms were clean and the view is unbeatable. The staff were friendly and efficient with all requests. Eric the bartender at the poolside bar was a highlight of the trip as well! It was a great getaway during COVID times, masks in public areas and at the pool area until you were seated in your own area. I felt safe and secure about everyone following protocols!
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tinklaw71 wrote a review Jan 21
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All the rooms are overlooking the ocean! The room was cute and clean. The bedding was clean and comfortable. There was drinks and fire by the poolside. It was cozy and romantic. It was perfect for a family or a couple. I told my sister about the place right away. What a delightful experience! So happy we came. I look forward to coming back again.
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Stephanie v wrote a review Jan 21
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We love staying here, what a location. The furnishings were dated and in need of replacing: torn sheets, upholstered chairs badly stained, etc. Also, we were told that the pool would have a limited capacity during COVID, but there were easily double the amount of people on the pool deck and in the pool than should have been.
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PRICE RANGE
$236 - $558 (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 is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Picnic Basket, Firefish Grill, and Ideal Bar & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes 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.