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

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 7am11am daily. All other outlets will not be affected.

The poolDream 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 from a high-top table. Snack and drinks are served from Shorebreak Drink + Dine poolside bar.

Fire pit and couches by the ocean

Hours of operation

The Pool is open daily from 7AM - 10PM

Shorebreak Drink + Dine is open daily from 11AM – Sunset

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

Pool concession stand

Pool Area Amenities

  • 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

Shorebreak food

Shorebreak Drink + Dine

  • Open daily from 11AM - 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.
Pool Menu



  • Pool use is restricted to guests to enjoy during their stay
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian
  • Kindly wear your pool wristbands given out at Check In 
  • Outside food + beverage is not permitted
  • Due to demand, vacant lounge chairs will be reset for other hotel guests after 30 minutes
  • For your safety umbrellas cannot be moved
  • 19% service charge added to checks not closed  out with server or bar
  • No glass or coolers allowed on Pool Deck
  • Please ask for assistant when lighting the fire pits

Thank You