Dream Inn - Santa Cruz

ex. Coast Santa Cruz Hotel

175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 4 stars
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Dream Inn - Santa Cruz

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Dining room

Snack bar

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The spectacular Dream Inn accommodates guests in a shopping area of Santa Cruz. Founded in 1963, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2008.

The property is 700 meters away from Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, Sky Glider and Cave Train. Set within a 20-minute walking distance from Santa Cruz city center.

Pleasure Point Beach is 4.0 km from the hotel and Capitola Historical Museum is about 6.5 km away.

Monterey Peninsula airport can be reached in 45 minutes by car from Dream Inn.

Rooms

The hotel offers 165 rooms. They are fitted with Wi-Fi, a DVD player, a trouser press, a laptop-compatible safe and pay television. As the hotel overlooks Monterey Bay, guests can enjoy a stunning view from their rooms. The rooms are decorated in chic design and equipped with a small fridge and coffee/tea makers as well as en suite bathrooms with towels, dressing gowns and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The hotel has a charming restaurant serving seafood meals. Guests are welcome to the Poolside bar to relax with a drink. Offering a variety of dishes, Aquarius - Dream Inn and Ideal Bar & Grill are just about 50 meters away.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Business facilities include audiovisual equipment, a photocopier and a conference room.

Relax

Dream Inn offers a patio, a heated swimming pool and a golf course to ensure guests' comfortable stay.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 25 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   10.  Number of rooms:   165.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Children's pool
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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hotel Dream Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
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Hotel Address:

175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    4000 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Aquarius - Dream Inn
    100 ft
  • Ideal Bar & Grill
    500 ft
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    1800 ft
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.4 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    165

Rooms and availability

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    Double Room
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    Standard|Double Ocean View King Bed

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    Pool Side King Room
    Bed type: King-size bed
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    Standard|Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Ocean View (Poolside)

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          Tower King Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed
          Size: 500 sq. feet
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              Pool Side Queen Room
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                Queen Room
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                        Junior Suite
                        Bed type: King-size bed or Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
                        Size: 595 sq. feet
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                                      Ocean View Deluxe Two Queens

                                      How to reach hotel

                                      hotel Dream Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
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                                      Hotel Address:

                                      175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

                                      Get directions
                                      City Center
                                      • Santa Cruz
                                        4000 ft
                                      Airports
                                      • Bus stop
                                        400 ft
                                      Restaurants
                                      • Aquarius - Dream Inn
                                        100 ft
                                      • Ideal Bar & Grill
                                        500 ft
                                      Beaches
                                      • Santa Cruz Main Beach
                                        1800 ft
                                      • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
                                        1.4 mi
                                      Hotel information
                                      • Check-in:
                                        from  3 pm
                                      • Check-out:
                                        until  11 am
                                      • Year renovated:
                                        2008
                                      • Number of floors:
                                        10
                                      • Number of rooms:
                                        165

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                                      Places of interest

                                      Sport related

                                      Shopping areas

                                      Amusement

                                      • Boardwalk Photos - 1400 ft
                                      • Cocoanut Grove Banquet and Conf - 1400 ft
                                      • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 1400 ft
                                      • Surf Bowl Cafe - 1700 ft

                                      Museums

                                      • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 4000 ft
                                      • McPherson Center - 4300 ft
                                      • Museum of Art and History - 4300 ft
                                      • Museum of History & Art at the McPherson Center - 4300 ft
                                      • First Night Santa Cruz - 4300 ft
                                      • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History - 4600 ft
                                      • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt - 4600 ft
                                      • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz - 4600 ft

                                      Parks

                                      • Lighthouse State Beach Park - 3700 ft
                                      • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation - 4600 ft
                                      • Parks and Recreation Dept - 1.1 mi

                                      Halls

                                      Universities, Institutes

                                      • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz - 4000 ft

                                      Golf courses and Country clubs

                                      Marina

                                      • Cowell's Beach - 1400 ft

                                      Oceanfront Areas

                                      Local attractions

                                      • Mission State Park - 1.1 mi
                                        School Street, Santa Cruz
                                      • UCSC Arboretum - 1.8 mi
                                        1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
                                      • Seymour Marine Discovery Center - 2.1 mi
                                        100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz
                                      • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 1.4 mi
                                        5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
                                      • Natural Bridges State Park - 1.9 mi
                                        2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz

                                      Near the hotel

                                      • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 600 ft
                                        Beach Street, Santa Cruz
                                      • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 1800 ft
                                        Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
                                      • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - 4700 ft
                                        1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
                                      • Cave Train - 4800 ft
                                        Santa Cruz, CA
                                      • Santa Cruz Wharf - 1500 ft
                                        Beach Street, Santa Cruz
                                      • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 3800 ft
                                        West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
                                      • Museum of Art & History - 4800 ft
                                        705 Front St., Santa Cruz

                                      Restaurants nearby

                                      • Aquarius - Dream Inn - 100 ft

                                        Address: 175 West Cliff Drive
                                        Phone: 8314605012

                                        69% likes this, based on 98 reviews
                                        Price Range: USD 31 - USD 31

                                      • The Picnic Basket - 900 ft

                                        Address: 125 Beach St
                                        Phone: 831.427.9946

                                        82% likes this, based on 86 reviews
                                        Cuisine: American

                                      • Scontriano's Dolphin Restaurant - 1000 ft

                                        Address: 71A Munincipal Wharf
                                        Phone: (831) 426-5830

                                        61% likes this, based on 38 reviews

                                      • Ideal Bar & Grill - 500 ft

                                        Address: 106 Beach St
                                        Phone: 831-423-5271

                                        63% likes this, based on 157 reviews
                                        Price Range: USD 3 - USD 22

                                      • Las Palmas Taco Bar - 900 ft

                                        Address: 55 Front St
                                        Phone: 831-429-1220

                                        74% likes this, based on 56 reviews
                                        Cuisine: Mexican

                                      Hotel information
                                      • Check-in:
                                        from  3 pm
                                      • Check-out:
                                        until  11 am
                                      • Year renovated:
                                        2008
                                      • Number of floors:
                                        10
                                      • Number of rooms:
                                        165
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                                      Dream Inn Reviews

                                      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Dream Inn

                                      Average guest rating

                                      8.0out of 10
                                      Fabulous
                                      Based on 24 reviews

                                      Guest reviews

                                      • 0.8

                                        Nice pool, beautiful view. The people who staffed it were really nice.

                                        The hotel is undergoing a remodel. The first room we were given was uninhabitable. It smelled so toxic that we all felt nauseated within a few minutes and I got a headache. The front desk said no one had slept in it yet. So we moved to a room that had been remodeled a month prior. It still smelled really toxic. We ordered room service and the food was terrible. The Caesar Salad was literally the worst salad we've ever had. Completely inedible. The staff told us that meters needed to be plugged starting at 7am on a Sunday and to use the hotel's lot for $25. That wasn't true. We found on street parking and didn't need to plug a meter - within four blocks of the hotel. We've stayed there before and enjoyed it, so this was all a surprise.

                                      • 0.2

                                        Aquarius restaurant food is not bad, even if it is too expensive and the restaurant is freezing cold. Views are nice, except for the garbage bags.

                                        Worst-run hotel I have ever stayed at. They lost my reservation, which had been made months before (they also lost the reservation for one of my associates, made at the same time). Because of their remodel, they were moving the lobby to another location, so they had only one terminal. They did not expedite my check-in, but rather took care of other people while I waited and waited. Finally, in my room, my view was marred by a guy cleaning up the patio. He decided to set a spell on my veranda and make a phone call, even though I clearly was in the room. He left a disgusting bag of trash to mar my view. The room was freezing, but no thermostat or remote in sight. The front desk told me to look in the drawer, because upper management insists on hiding the remotes. I know that several other guests complained about the same thing. I guess they hope their guests will put up with the freezing cold. The typical "information binder" was empty, so I couldn't look for any information or a hotel map. I did mention this to the front desk, but it wasn't corrected the next day. Or the next. Finally settling in and warming up, a random maintenance worker barged into my room without knocking. I guess they can't keep track of which rooms are occupied. Met my associates in the Aquarius restaurant, which also was freezing. The wait staff brought a little tiny space heater to try to warm things up. The one star in my rating is because the restaurant food is pretty good (grotesquely overpriced) and the wait staff efficient and friendly. Next day, after a long day of meetings, I returned to my room, only to discover the key no longer worked. So I had to find the new lobby, for which there were no signs, and get a new key. This happened to several other guests as well. Finally back in my room, there was a nauseating chemical smell. I called the front desk to complain. They sent a maintenance guy, who (without any evidence) determined it was the carpet off-gassing. As if that was OK. I doubt it's true, because I smelled the odor again during the night -- maybe they use a noxious chemical to clean their sheets? In any case, it's apparently not fatal in small doses, but I would expect an expensive hotel to take more care in providing an odor-free environment for its guests. I opened the patio door to clear the air. I discovered that the door (which I had carefully locked in the morning) had been left COMPLETELY unlocked. The room was on the pool level, and it would have been easy for anybody to come in and rob the place. Again, the front desk was not alarmed by this unacceptable breach of security. After a nice walk on the wharf, I came back to the lovely view of another disgusting bag of garbage left on my patio. Summary: staff smiles, but doesn't do anything to fix the egregious mistakes in hotel service. The management clearly believes that a good hotel means a nice view and colorful curtains. Maybe they're better when they're not renovating, but I won't risk trying the place again. If they can't provide even a minimum level of good service, they're not worth it.

                                      • Older travelers
                                        8.2

                                        location

                                        Bartender in restaurant acted like he didn't want our business; happy hour at bar did not apply to pool area

                                      • Group of friends
                                        10.0

                                        From the valet service with luggage assistance and parking, this was a superior hotel. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The ocean and beach view from the room was lovely, the rooms clean and bright, with the decor giving them a spa feel. The beds were comfortable and the shower had plenty of water pressure. Although we didn't eat there for every meal, given that there were several excellent restaurants in town, the hotel restaurant was elegant, providing good selection and prices for all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and service was superior. This hotel is luxurious, and providing that one can afford it, I would consider it a destination hotel for Santa Cruz. We will definitely return to the Dream Inn on our next visit!

                                      • Older travelers
                                        4.6

                                        Location on the beach.

                                        Hotel was so noisy, very expensive for thread-bare 60's decor.

                                      • Older travelers
                                        9.2

                                        Good quality rooms.

                                        Kids running loudly in the halls.

                                      • Older travelers
                                        7.0

                                        This is a beachfront hotel but access to the beach is only via the swimming pool. I like this hotel mainly for its close proximity to the wharf.

                                        No bath tub for this kind of room rates.

                                      • Older travelers
                                        9.6

                                        Everything - but especially the room and view/location right on the beach.

                                      • Older travelers
                                        7.0

                                        We love the staff, they are the most customer service oriented group out there. We enjoyed the Keuring machine and the fact that you offered my Husband's favorite coffee. This was the first time we used the pool and it was incredible, warm, salty "thick" water. Although we did not use them we appreciate hotels that offer all the docking stations and plug ins for the computers. And we love that you offer different kinds of pillows-we wish they were marked somehow so we could see what we liked the best. We love this chain of hotels and especially the Dream Inn, but compared to our previous visit our experience dropped a bit.

                                        People who work at the hotel should be required to use all of the facilities, the restaurant, pool, etc. It's no fun to ask how's the (insert item here) and being told they hear it's good but they haven't eaten/swam there... Also, I'm not sure if last time we stayed the hotel had just been remodeled, but it's looking kind of dingy which shocked us, the carpet in the lobby needed cleaning, there were scrape marks on the wallcovering in several areas, including our room, & our bed linens did not seem as high quality as before. Something you couldn't help were the people smoking pot on their balcony.

                                      • Couple
                                        9.6

                                        Loved that every room has a spectacular view of the ocean & the room decor

                                        Wish there was a little more in the in room snack bar.... Perhaps some beer options

                                      • Couple
                                        9.2

                                        Great location & excellent service. I had sent them advance email requesting a higher level room for better view & our request was granted. And a surprise slIce of cheese cake was delivered in our room for our 25 1/2 yrs late wedding anniversary celebration. Thank you so much it made our stay Special. We enjoyed using the pool & jacuzzi in the side note since its summer time & more kids are using pool so it needed extra cleaning so sand won't accumulate other than that a fresh rolled towel on each chair was great. We will definitely stay in this inn again. :-)

                                      • Family with children
                                        9.6

                                        The location, the view, and the extended pool hours.

                                        The service/maid room, right next to our room, was loud.

                                      • Family with children
                                        9.2

                                        Great location room nice staff

                                        Weed smokers in non smoking hotel couple fighting in room adjacent to ours

                                      • Older travelers
                                        9.6

                                        Everything - but especially the room and view/location right on the beach.

                                      How to reach hotel

                                      hotel Dream Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
                                      Show big map »

                                      Hotel Address:

                                      175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

                                      Get directions
                                      City Center
                                      • Santa Cruz
                                        4000 ft
                                      Airports
                                      • Bus stop
                                        400 ft
                                      Restaurants
                                      • Aquarius - Dream Inn
                                        100 ft
                                      • Ideal Bar & Grill
                                        500 ft
                                      Beaches
                                      • Santa Cruz Main Beach
                                        1800 ft
                                      • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
                                        1.4 mi
                                      Hotel information
                                      • Check-in:
                                        from  3 pm
                                      • Check-out:
                                        until  11 am
                                      • Year renovated:
                                        2008
                                      • Number of floors:
                                        10
                                      • Number of rooms:
                                        165