Dream Inn

Santa Cruz, California Coast

The hotel

The only beachfront hotel in Santa Cruz, the Dream Inn really lives up to its name! Every room features views of the ocean, which you can admire from your own private balcony or patio, marvelling at the surfers perhaps or the most tremendous sunsets with a cocktail in hand. The boardwalk is just steps away as is the centre of this archetypal Californian town, home to a variety of exciting attractions. Monterey Bay is also conveniently close by as is the Seymour Marine Discovery Centre and the Roaring Camp Railroad which takes you through incredible redwoods all the way to the beach. Grab a book from the library and head down to the beachfront swimming pool for a good laze in the sun. There’s also a hot tub to soothe limbs tired from sightseeing! There are plenty of restaurants and diners close by too but don’t miss the hotel’s own Aquarius Restaurant, also on the beachfront and serving sustainable and delicious seafood dishes in a cool and breezy atmosphere – the perfect place to chill after a busy day!


  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Children's Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Cowell’s Beach, adjacent to the wharf and historic beach boardwalk.

Hotel information

165 rooms. All with air-conditioning, patio or balcony with ocean views, satellite TV with pay-per-view movies, telephone, complimentary WiFi, iPod docking station, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, bathrobes, hairdryer, iron and board. Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Aquarius Restaurant, pool bar (seasonal). Heated beachfront swimming pool, hot tub. Luggage, surfboard and bike storage. Board games. Library. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Concierge service. Limited room service*. Business centre. Complimentary WiFi. Self-parking and valet parking are $24 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.