Pool area at Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Pool area at Dream Inn Santa Cruz
Pool area at Dream Inn Santa Cruz

The pool Dream Inn Santa Cruz Pool

Soak in the sunshine from our newly renovated pool area, with direct access to Cowell Beach. Swim, float or wade in the heated outdoor swimming pool or take a dip in the hot tub. When you are ready, wrap yourself in a plush towel and relax atop a chaise lounge or unwind and enjoy the beach views on a pillow-lined convertible cabana bed. Watch the waves while cozying up to a fire pit or enjoy the sunset with a cocktail from the pool bar. Snacks and drinks are served from Shorebreak Drink + Dine poolside bar.

See the Pool Deck

Pool concession stand


  • Oceanfront heated pool – 80 degrees
  • Oversized hot tub  104 degrees
  • Pool Bar  Shorebreak Drink + Dine
  • Convertible poolside cabana beds
  • Poolside chaise lounge with umbrella
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Fire pits with circular lounge seating
  • Restrooms and showers
  • Poolside high-top seating
  • Access to Cowell Beach 
  • Beach Chair and Umbrella rentals available (for Cowell Beach Only) 
sectional and fire pit on the outdoor patio in the evening


The Pool is open daily from 7:00am - 10:00pm.

Shorebreak Drink + Dine is open

Sun- Thursday 12:00pm – Sunset 

Friday & Saturday 11:00am - Sunset 

*Offerings are restricted to guests for use during their stay.

sandwich and salad on the pool deck with a blue frozen drink and a branded dream inn waterbottle


Open daily from 10:00am - Sunset

Enjoy poolside dining and refreshing drinks or cocktails.
Shorebreak offers a delicious selection of light meals, hardy snacks and simple favorites. Indulge under the sun, umbrella, or in one of our convertible cabana beds. All major credit cards accepted.

*Exclusively available to Dream Inn guests

Pool Menu  

lounge chairs on the dream inn pool deck


  • Our beachfront pool is exclusively available to Dream Inn hotel guests
  • Off to the beach? Vacant lounge chairs will be reset for other guests after 30 minutes
  • We’ll set you up with pool wristbands at check-in, please wear this to the pool and you’re all set!
  • Have a child with you that’s under 14? Please make sure they’re accompanied by an adult or legal guardian
  • We don’t allow any outside food + beverage, glass or coolers on the pool deck, but have no fear Shorebreak will help satisfy all of your food and drink cravings
  • We do have umbrellas on the pool deck, but for your safety they can’t be moved. Don’t forget sunscreen!
  • Forget to close out your check with your server or at the bar? You’ll see a 19% service charge added to your bill
  • Want to light a firepit? Please ask for assistance, we’re standing by to help

Thank You