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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 | Open Daily | 7:30am - 10pm
  • Shorebreak Pool Bar
  • Complementary Infused Water
  • Outdoor Inlaid Hot Tub   
  • Fire Pits with Lounge Seating
  • Restrooms and Beach Showers
  • Staircase access to Cowell Beach
  • Complementary Towels & Swim Diapers
  • Sunscreen & Goggles Available for Purchase
  • Beach Chairs and Beach Umbrellas Available Upon Request


    • Shorebreak Pool Bar | Open Daily 11am – Sunset
    • Poolside Menu | Available Daily 11am – 9pm
    • Mimosa Bar | Available Daily | Happy Hour 11am – 12pm
    • Tequila Bar | Available Daily | Happy Hour 6pm – 7pm
    • Kid’s Ice Cream Happy Hour | Daily 6pm – 7pm

    lounge chairs on the dream inn pool deck


    • Must be a registered guest to access the pool area
    • Vacant lounge chairs will be reset for other guests after a 30-minute absence
    • Pool wristbands are provided at check in and are required to enter pool area
    • All children under the age of 14 must be supervised by an adult  
    • Outside food, beverages, glass, coolers, music players and pool floats are not permitted
    • For safety precautions, umbrellas on the pool deck may not be moved
    • 19% service charge is added to all unclosed tabs   
    • Please ask for assistance when lighting firepits
    • When pool area has reached capacity please ask for assistance