Dream Inn Santa Cruz

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On the beach
Outdoor pool, a heated pool, open 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, a heated pool, open 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM, pool umbrellas

Overview of Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Dream Inn Santa Cruz

4.0 star property
Upscale beachfront resort with outdoor pool, near Monterey Bay

9.0/10 Superb

1,001 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
The price is S$428
Price available on 28/09/2022
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Valet parking
  • Self parking
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Monterey Bay - 9 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 9 min walk
  • University of California, Santa Cruz - 10 min drive
  • Mystery Spot - 15 min drive
  • Capitola Beach - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 27 min drive
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 44 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 47 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 61 min drive

About this property

Dream Inn Santa Cruz

4-star resort in the heart of Westside Santa Cruz
A poolside bar, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe are just a few of the amenities provided at Dream Inn Santa Cruz. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location and beachfront dining. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. The onsite restaurant, Jack O'Neill Restaurant, features ocean views. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
Other perks at this resort include:
  • Heated pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge), and an outdoor pool
  • Luggage storage, ATM/banking services, and a banquet hall
  • Free newspapers, a 24-hour front desk, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the family-friendly amenities
Room features
All guestrooms at Dream Inn Santa Cruz offer perks such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Balconies, recycling, and coffee/tea makers


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 165 units
  • Arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 25.00 per night)
  • Onsite valet parking (USD 25.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • On the beach

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Heated pool


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Hand-held showerheads
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Pool hoist on site


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Alarm clock
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Recycling

Special features


Jack O'Neill Restaurant - This restaurant is located on the beach. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 10.00 and USD 30.00 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds


  • Self parking costs USD 25.00 per night
  • Valet parking costs USD 25.00 per night with in/out privileges

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Children under 15 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Dream Inn
Dream Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
Dream Hotel Santa Cruz
Coast Santa Cruz Hotel
a Joie De Vivre Hotel Hotel Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz Resort
Dream Inn Santa Cruz Santa Cruz
Dream Inn Santa Cruz Resort Santa Cruz

Frequently asked questions

Does Dream Inn Santa Cruz offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dream Inn Santa Cruz does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
As of 26 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dream Inn Santa Cruz on 28 September 2022 start from S$428, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Yes. Self parking costs USD 25.00 per night. Valet parking costs USD 25.00 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Dream Inn Santa Cruz and nearby?
Dream Inn Santa Cruz has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Dream Inn Santa Cruz?
Yes, Jack O'Neill Restaurant offers beachfront dining and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include The Picnic Basket (4-min walk), Las Palmas Taco Bar (4-min walk), and Sawasdee by the Sea (5-min walk).
Does Dream Inn Santa Cruz have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Dream Inn Santa Cruz like?
Dream Inn Santa Cruz is located on the waterfront in Westside Santa Cruz, a short 9-minute walk from Monterey Bay and 9 minutes' walk from Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Travelers say this resort is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Tara, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

James, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Grant, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dream Inn Staycation
Relaxing and beautiful!
Amy, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Very pleased.
We were able to check in earlier than the 4:00 checkin. Located on 2nd floor which gave us a great view of Boardwalk, ocean/beach and pier. Room very clean and updated.
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michelle, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jesenia, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Matthew, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location to beach. Terrific service.....very friendly. Restaurant was good.....martinis way too small! Hotel has been there for a long time and is a bit tired.
Steven, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Not a good experience
From the dirty mugs and glasses in the room to the rude front desk guy (just one by the way) and the ocean view which was actually obstructed by a bar in front of deck and the extremely noisy electrics room across the hall which hummed loudly night and day, I would not stay here again. This was an expensive room with an extra large patio and we left exhausted. The maids also run across deck chatting and yelling very early in morning - I guess to get to a different deck? No privacy!
Mary, 2-night family trip
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