Suite back patio with pool and ocean view
Suite back patio with pool and ocean view
Suite back patio with pool and ocean view

January 2, 2019 through mid-February - Aquarius Restaurant and Jack O’Neill Lounge will be closed for renovations and we are very excited to reopen as Jack O’Neill Restaurant & Lounge.

During this time, a daily breakfast buffet for purchase will be available in from 7am – 11am daily. All other outlets will not be affected.


Santa Cruz’s only beachfront hotel, the four-star Dream Inn offers something for everyone. Monterey Bay sunsets from your private balcony, surfing and paddle-boarding on world-famous Cowell Beach, easy access to historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and University of California Santa Cruz. Our boutique hotel features 165 air-conditioned guest rooms with thoughtful amenities like iPod docking stations and refrigerators, free WiFi and rainfall showers.

Enjoy oceanfront dining at Aquarius, where menus showcase seafood, meat and produce from small, local organic farms, as well as local wines and craft beers, or head to Jack O’Neill Lounge for feel-good beach fare, including ceviche, calamari and award-winning clam chowder. Outside, firepits and a hot tub beckon guests to wind down the day with an ocean breeze.

If you’re planning a meeting or wedding, the Dream Inn is a dream destination for up to 200 guests. We’ve got three exceptional event spaces with ocean views, plus in-house catering and banquet services and top-notch event planners.


  • Aquarius Restaurant
  • Jack O’Neill Lounge
  • Shorebreak Pool Bar
  • 3,500 SF meeting and event space
  • Outdoor heated beachfront swimming pool and hot tub
  • 24-Hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • In-Room dining
  • Self and valet parking ($25 plus tax assessed daily. Learn more)
  • Non-smoking facility 
  • Laundry/dry cleaning
  • Luggage, Surfboard and Bike Storage
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Hotel
  • Best selling books at your bedside - take them home as a souvenir (provided by Bedside Reading®)

Thank You