SATISFY THE SOULWITH A TRIP TO THE SEASIDE
There are dozens of reasons to choose The Dream Inn for your Santa Cruz getaway, and when you book direct you have our Best Rate Guarantee. It's our promise that you won't find a better rate at The Dream Inn than the one we offer right here. Plus, book directly with us and relax knowing you’re in the best of hands as you prepare for your trip to Santa Cruz, CA.
Read on to and see why other people have chosen to make The Dream Inn their Santa Cruz travel accommodation.
Nature at it's Finest
The Dream Inn is located just a short walk or drive away from some Central California’s most cherished state parks. Explore the forests of Big Basin and Nisene Marks. Adventure in the meadows of Pogonip or Wilder Ranch. Discover endless beauty along the beachside bluffs up Highway 1.
Self-Care & Pampering
Dream’inn of a massage or morning yoga on the beach? Located on site or just steps away, Dream Inn offers pool deck yoga with Luma Yoga, spa services from St. Johns Organic Spa, wine tasting excursions, and more!
Located right on Cowell beach, all you need to do is stop off at Club Ed’s Surf Rentals to pick up your board or SUP. Surf calm beginner level waves at Cowells. Or, if you’re feeling a bit daring, head out to Steamer Lane for the best waves in Central California. Note: Beware of The Locals.
Santa Cruz offers an eclectic array of vibrant inspiration to indulge your inner artist. Retail Galleries can be found at the Tannery Arts Center, which also hosts performances, lectures and works by artists-in-residence. The free First Friday Art Tour features local galleries and artists’ studios which open their doors to visitors. Located downtown, The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History displays historical collections alongside seasonal art exhibits. Annual art, wine and music festivals take place year around.
Dream a Little Dream of You
Santa Cruz offers many music venues & styles with frequent visits of top artists and musicians. Experience the best electronic dance music or hip hop at The Catalyst. Calm down with Santa Cruz Symphony, Actors’ Theatre, Kuuwamba Jazz Center, and Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Relish in Top 40 bands at the Civic Center or come across the best underground garage band you have ever heard at Moe’s Ally.
Location Location Location!
The Dream Inn sits on the site of Jack O’Neill’s first surf shop, and is only a playful hop, skip, and a jump away from Santa Cruz’s adored 100-year old wharf, historic Boardwalk, and picturesque West Cliff Drive. A few more skips away, Pacific Avenue, the city’s eccentric downtown, boasts an eclectic array of stores & eateries, from antique shops to trendy coffee stops. The Santa Cruz Yacht Harbor is only a short drive away and is home to a picture-perfect lighthouse, an instagrammer’s dream!
Refreshing Amenities and Culinary Experience
Wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the shore. Enjoy locally-sourced, seasonal cuisine from our in-house restaurant, Aquarius, either from its elegant yet whimsical atmosphere or from the comfort of your private balcony. As Happy Hour rolls around, head to the legendary Jack O’Neill Lounge to sip on handcrafted libations, local wines or microbrews. Then take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool, overlooking the sun-twinkled sea. Wherever you find yourself, revel in panoramic views of the gorgeous Monterey Bay.
Your Dream Beach Wedding
Tie the knot at the only beachfront hotel in Santa Cruz. Our 3,500 square feet of space is flexible so that your special day can be customized into the wedding of your dreams. Our packages include onsite catering and wedding coordination. Let the expansive views do the talking and our experienced event team do the work. Your only job is to celebrate your loving union with your closest friends and family.
Oceanfront Meetings & Social Events
Host a meeting, retreat, or reception with a spectacular view of the ocean in one of our three flexible event spaces, accommodating up to 250 guests. We offer in-house catering and banquet services.
Bond with your family playing games on the boardwalk, watching the seals from the wharf, or simply lounging by our heated pool. Whisk away your special someone to experience stunning bay sunrises & sunsets from your own private balcony or a scenic drive up Highway 1. Or, rally the whole gang for surfing lessons on the beach directly in front of the hotel.