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Dream Inn
Dream Inn
Dream Inn
Dream Inn
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A Santa Cruz favorite for surfing, sunsets and the freshest seafood, the Dream Inn is a beloved local landmark on the historic Beach Boardwalk. Effortlessly captivating longtime guests with its colorful retro-chic style while delighting newcomers who appreciate modern services and amenities, this full-service beachfront hotel features 165 guest rooms (all with ocean views), an outdoor pool steps from the sand, exceptional seasonal cuisine at Aquarius, drinks at Jack O’Neill Lounge and state-of-the-art meeting and event space for up to 250 guests.

Santa Cruz,
California

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Nature at it's Finest

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Quality Time

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As a thoughtful gift, or as a distinctive way to say thank you, our Dream Inn Gift Cards are the perfect gesture. Our traditional gift cards are valid at the Dream Inn, Aquarius, Jack O'Neill and at all participating Woodside hotels, restaurants and spas.

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Good family room - only stayed a night but would love to have stayed longer - kids loved it. Pool and fire pits a nice way to finish day - close to the pier. Farmers market a foodie delight - best oysters.
quote - garyaO3579LT
- Based on over 1200 reviews
Awesome location, closed to the wharf and the boardwalk. Hotel is right on the ocean, it's so nice to wake up to the sound of waves. My children loved the pool it's nice & warm. Staff was very nice & friendly they assisted me with AC , I was also assisted with TV set up.
quote - Rocio0304
- Based on over 1200 reviews
Very nice hotel just in front of the beach. Walking distance to the Pier with many options of restaurants and shops. There is a nice pool. Room is big and very clean. Ask for a room with ocean view, it is great.
quote - marciarenatat
- Based on over 1200 reviews
We have stayed here every summer for the last three years, and it has become our families' favorite vacation destination. The place is simply amazing, location can't be beat, and wonderful staff. We will continue to go to the Dream Inn until the Apocalypse.
quote - Erick T
- Based on over 1200 reviews
This place is the quintessential beach hotel! laid back attitude and yet still efficient check in staff; timely valet parking; spacious rooms; balconies with couple of chairs to enjoy the view; nice hot tub and pool below; and walking beach; walking distancing to Santa Cruz boardwalk; and upscale restaurant on site! def plan to return!
quote - Chertravelgirl
- Based on over 1200 reviews