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Dream Inn - Santa Cruz

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Dining room

Snack bar

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Laundry

Overview

The 4-star spectacular hotel Dream Inn offers a tasteful accommodation within easy reach of Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse, which is about 15 minutes` walk. Remodeled in 2008, the property features historic architecture.

The city center is 20 minute walking distance from the hotel. There are restaurants, golf courses and bars in the area.

The property is close to boutiques and shops.

The hotel enjoys a beachfront location within 50 minutes' drive from Monterey Peninsula airport.

Rooms

A stunning view over the sea welcomes guests to junior king suite, tower king suite and king suite with chic décor. Many guestrooms offer views of Monterey Bay. They are fitted with coffee/tea makers and a fridge as well as private bathrooms with a shower, free toiletries and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

At the restaurant seafood dishes are served. Guests are welcome to the Poolside bar to relax with a drink. The property is located near highway, about 50 meters from Aquarius - Dream Inn and Las Palmas Taco Bar serving a wide selection of dishes.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Dream Inn also offers audiovisual equipment, a conference room and a photocopier for business travelers.

Relax

Leisure facilities, such as a sun deck, a patio and a swimming pool, are provided on site.

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
  • 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
  • Lift
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Exterior corridors

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Children's pool
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 4 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Centre
  • Santa Cruz
    4000 ft
Airports
  • Watsonville (WVI)
    13.2 mi
  • Marina Municipal (OAR)
    24.2 mi
  • 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  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    165

Rooms and availability

First-Floor Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Local calls
  • Dining:Refrigerator
Dream Inn photos Room
Pool Side Queen Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Dream Inn photos Room
Queen Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Free local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Room - 2 double beds - Sea view

Dream Inn photos Room
Pool Side King Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Dream Inn photos Room
King Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Free local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
First Floor King Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
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  • General:Terrace
  • Free local calls
  • Dining:Refrigerator
King Suite
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Living room
  • Free local calls
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Refrigerator
Room Description:

SUITE OCEAN VIEW KING BED. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Tower King Suite
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    500 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
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  • General:Seating area
  • Free local calls
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Refrigerator
Suite
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:Free local calls
  • Dining:Refrigerator
Junior King Suite
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Seating area
  • Free local calls
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Refrigerator
Dream Inn photos Room
Deluxe Queen Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Free local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Dream Inn photos Room
Deluxe King Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Free local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Dream Inn photos Room
Standard Deluxe Single Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

SINGLE DELUXE OCEAN VIEW. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Dream Inn photos Room
Executive Queen Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Double beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Free local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Double Room - Executive - Sea View

Dream Inn photos Room
Executive King Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Free local calls
  • Dining:Refrigerator
Luxury Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room - 2 double beds - Sea View

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Shopping areas

Amusement

Museums

Parks

  • Lighthouse State Beach Park3700 ft

Halls

  • Louden Nelson Community Ctr2700 ft
  • Calvary Parish Hall3700 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz4000 ft

Theaters

Golf courses and Country clubs

Marina

  • Cowell's Beach1400 ft

Oceanfront Areas

Local attractions

  • Mission State Park 1.2 mi
    144 School St
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach1.4 mi
    5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
  • UCSC Arboretum1.8 mi
    1156 High St
  • MJA Vineyards 1.2 mi
    328 Ingalls St Ste A
  • Storrs Winery1.4 mi
    303 Potrero St Ste 35

Near the hotel

  • West Cliff Drive1800 ft
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk2600 ft
    400 Beach St
  • Cave Train 3600 ft
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Nickelodeon Theatre4000 ft
    210 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach1800 ft
    Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Wharf2200 ft
    Beach Street, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum3800 ft
    West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point

Restaurants nearby

  • Aquarius - Dream Inn100 ft

    Address: 175 West Cliff Drive
    Phone: 8314605012

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

  • The Picnic Basket900 ft

    Address: 125 Beach St
    Phone: 831.427.9946

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

  • Scontriano's Dolphin Restaurant1000 ft

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

    61% likes this, based on 38 reviews

  • Ideal Bar & Grill500 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 Bar900 ft

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

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

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    165

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 26 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

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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Centre
  • Santa Cruz
    4000 ft
Airports
  • Watsonville (WVI)
    13.2 mi
  • Marina Municipal (OAR)
    24.2 mi
  • 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  4 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    165