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California’s Original Surf Town

A Santa Cruz favorite for surfing, sunsets and the freshest seafood, the Dream Inn is a beloved local landmark on the historic Beach Boardwalk. 

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Whether you're looking for an adventurous outdoor excursion or a relaxing day by the beach, Santa Cruz has something to offer everyone. 

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Fresh seafood, produce from nearby organic farms, local wineries...it all comes together in menus that sparkle with flavor and originality.

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The only beachfront hotel in Santa Cruz, the Dream Inn offers flexible space with floor-to-ceiling windows ideal for all types of meetings, weddings and events. Close the drapes to minimize distractions or open them to take advantage of the ample natural light and spectacular ocean views.

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Incredible Ocean Views Retro-Chic Rooms

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Incredible Ocean Views Retro-Chic Suites

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Rooms

Tower King

Ocean View Deluxe

Tower King
Size
340 sq. ft.
Occupancy
3

A stylish oceanfront retreat, our Ocean View Deluxe Tower King guest room features sliding glass doors to a private balcony.

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King ADA

Ocean View Deluxe

King ADA
Size
340 sq. ft.
Occupancy
3

A stylish oceanfront retreat, our Ocean View Deluxe Tower King guest room features sliding glass doors to a private balcony.

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Tower Two Queen

Ocean View Deluxe

Tower Two Queen
Size
340 sq. ft.
Occupancy
4

A stylish oceanfront retreat, our Ocean View Deluxe Tower King guest room features sliding glass doors to a private balcony.

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Two Queen

Ocean View Deluxe

Two Queen
Size
340 sq. ft.
Occupancy
4

A stylish oceanfront retreat, our Ocean View Deluxe Tower King guest room features sliding glass doors to a private balcony.

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King

Ocean View Cloud

King
Size
340 sq. ft.
Occupancy
3

Located on floors 7 - 10, our Ocean View Cloud King guest room offers views of Monterey Bay from a private balcony.

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Two Queen

Ocean View Cloud

Two Queen
Size
340 sq. ft.
Occupancy
4

Located on floors 7 - 10, our Ocean View Cloud King guest room offers views of Monterey Bay from a private balcony.

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Two Queen

Ocean View Cathedral Executive

Two Queen
Size
340 sq. ft.
Occupancy
4

Our stylish Ocean View Cathedral Executive Two Queen features a private balcony, two queen beds, and vaulted cathedral ceiling with fans. Bathrooms are equipped with a bathtub and detachable rain water shower head. Floor to ceiling window configuration varies by room.

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King

Ocean View Cathedral Executive

King
Size
340 sq. ft.
Occupancy
3

Featuring a private furnished balcony and vaulted cathedral ceiling with fans, the spacious Ocean View Cathedral Executive King is perfect for a weekend getaway. Floor to ceiling window configuration varies by room.

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Shore Break Suite ADA

Ocean View Suite

Shore Break Suite ADA
Size
580 sq. ft.
Occupancy
4

The Dream Inn suite features a king-size bed, tub, fireplace, pullout sofa bed and two chairs. This suite boasts a private balcony overlooking the Monterey Bay, the Santa Cruz municipal wharf and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

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Cloud Level

Ocean View Suite

Cloud Level
Size
475 sq. ft.
Occupancy
4

The Dream Inn suite features a king-size bed, tub, fireplace, pullout sofa bed and two chairs. This suite boasts a private balcony overlooking the Monterey Bay, the Santa Cruz municipal wharf and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 

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West Cliff

Ocean View Suite

West Cliff
Size
580 sq. ft.
Occupancy
4

Our breezy, attractively furnished Ocean View West Cliff Suite features a plush king bed, private balcony with ocean views and queen sleeper sofa.

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Dream Inn

Ocean View Suite

Dream Inn
Size
580 sq. ft.
Occupancy
4

Our breezy, attractively furnished Ocean View West Cliff Suite features a plush king bed, private balcony with ocean views and queen sleeper sofa.

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Tower

Ocean View Suite

Tower
Size
475 sq. ft.
Occupancy
4

The Dream Inn suite features a king-size bed, tub, fireplace, pullout sofa bed and two chairs. This suite boasts a private balcony overlooking the Monterey Bay, the Santa Cruz municipal wharf and the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

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Two Queen

Ocean View Infinity

Two Queen
Size
340 sq. ft.
Occupancy
4

Overlooking our beachfront pool, the Ocean View Infinity Two Queen guest room features ocean views from a semi-private patio. Bathrooms are equipped with a bathtub with detachable rain water shower head.

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King ADA

Ocean View Infinity

King ADA
Size
340 sq. ft.
Occupancy
3

Overlooking our beachfront pool, the Ocean View Infinity Two Queen guest room features ocean views from a semi-private patio. Bathrooms are equipped with a bathtub with detachable rain water shower head.

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Santa Cruz Specials

"Let's Cruz" With Gazelle Bikes

Enjoy the ease of exploring Santa Cruz on your luxury electric Gazelle Bike

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California Dreaminn' 60th Birthday Package

California Dreaminn' 60th Birthday Package

Celebrate Dream Inn's 60th Birthday day all year long. This package is made to celebrate

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Bubbles & Beach Days

Bubbles & Beach Days

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Screamin' Dream

Screamin' Dream

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The Dream Breakfast Package

The Dream Breakfast Package

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Livin' The Dream Package

Livin' The Dream Package

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Yep! Your 3rd Night Is Free

Yep! Your 3rd Night Is Free

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Yep! 4th Night Is Free

Yep! 4th Night Is Free

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Gift Cards

Our traditional gift cards are valid at the Dream Inn and Jack O’Neill Restaurant and Lounge. Gift cards make the perfect gift - sent with your personalized message! 

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Enjoy one of our delectable in-room amenities for your upcoming visit. Perfect for celebrating momentous occasions or simply indulging in some well-deserved luxury.

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Oceanfront DiningAlong The
Santa Cruz Coast

“Its always summer on the inside.”

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Santa Cruz Local Events

Jul15

Hop N' Barley Beer Festival

This family and dog friendly beer festival is celebrating fun in the sun with craft brews from far and wide!

Jun24

Woodies on the Wharf

Celebrate the Santa Cruz lifestyle and classic surf wagons at Woodies on the Wharf.

Come see the more than 200 “Woodies”, gorgeous, pre-1950s cars that feature wood bodies, line the Santa Cruz Wharf. Stroll the Wharf and enjoy dozens of shops and restaurants and stellar coastal views while you soak up the sun and beauty of Northern California’s premier “Woodie” show. At 3:30pm, be sure to take part in the Woodies Send-Off Parade!

Jul23

Wharf to Wharf Race

The annual 6-mile, scenic seaside run from Santa Cruz to Capitola-by-the-Sea is widely acclaimed as “The best little road race in California”. The Wharf to Wharf is the biggest summer event of its kind on the West Coast.
The race route is lined with fans, bands, and all kinds of great fun! Come to Santa Cruz and cheer them on!

Jun15

LIVE MUSIC on the COLONNADE - Beach Boardwalk

Rock out to the Bay Area bands at the beautiful seaside location, while you enjoy a variety of Boardwalk treats. Play the arcades that stay open late or shop at many stores open late on the Colonnade. Admission Free!

 

Jun16

FREE Movies on the Beach - Beach Boardwalk

There's nothing like watching your favorite movies right on the beach with the smell of kettle corn, hot dogs, and saltwater taffy filling the air. Head down to the Boardwalk Friday nights at 9am from June 16th - August 11th.