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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.

Pool concession stand


  • Oceanfront heated pool – 82 degrees
  • Over-sized hot tub  
  • Fire pits with circular lounge seating
  • Restrooms and showers
  • Access to Cowell Beach
  • Pool Bar open | 10am-Sunset
  • Mimosa Bar ($5) 10am-11pm
  • Pool Menu | 11:30am-Sunset
  • Tequila Sunset Hour ($8) | 6pm - 7pm 
  • Kid's Happy Hour | 6pm - 7pm
sectional and fire pit on the outdoor patio in the evening


The Pool is OPEN!

7:30am - 9:00pm daily

Must be a registered guest to use the pool 

lounge chairs on the dream inn pool deck


  • Must be an open lounge chair or cabana to enter the pool (to maintain Physical Distancing) 
  • 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!
  • 19% service charge is added to all Pool Bar charges 
  • Want to light a firepit? Please ask for assistance, we’re standing by to help