Dream Inn

175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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17.5
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  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces17
  • Service18
  • Overall17.5
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Hotel Description

For a long time the classic California beach town of Santa Cruz managed to get along without a classic California beach hotel. Those days are over: the proprietors have taken a faded Sixties mid-rise just off the west end of the boardwalk and given it the retro-chic mid-century modern boutique treatment, accenting its vintage geometries with a bold modernist color palette. The result is the Dream Inn, an approachably stylish 165-room boutique hotel that just might serve as the most concise introduction to Santa Cruz that an outsider could possibly ask for.

It’s in a location that feels like the center of it all, with private balcony or patio views over the beach, the wharf, and out into the bay. This is a town of public attractions, so the private pool is a particularly welcome counterweight to the multitude of public beaches — and to the Pacific Ocean’s bracing temperatures. You’re in safe culinary hands with Aquarius, the hotel’s versatile seafood-focused restaurant, and Jack O'Neill Lounge maintains an easygoing surfer's vibe with comfort shareables and beachy cocktails galore. For that matter, you’re in safe hospitality hands as well — half of the Dream Inn’s appeal is its smart design, but the other half is the accessible charm provided by its thoughtful service staff.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 165 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

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Credit cards accepted:

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Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

11am

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  • Ocean View Deluxe Room - 2 Queen Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 325 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • minibar
    • safe
    • terrace
    • tiled floor
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Infinity King ADA

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 340 ft²/31 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Deluxe King Bed ADA

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 340 ft²/31 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Cloud Two Queen Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 340 ft²/31 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Cloud King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 340 ft²/31 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Deluxe - Tower King

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 340 ft²/31 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Deluxe Tower - 2 Queen Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 340 ft²/31 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Deluxe Double ADA

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 340 ft²/31 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Cathedral Executive King

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 340 ft²/31 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Cathedral Executive Two Queen

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 340 ft²/31 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Infinity - 2 Queen Beds

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds
    • 340 ft²/31 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Cloud Suite King Bed

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 500 ft²/46 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Suite - Tower

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 500 ft²/46 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Infinity Suite King ADA

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 580 ft²/53 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Dream Suite King Bed

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 600 ft²/55 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Ocean View Junior Suite King Bed

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 600 ft²/55 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iPod docking station
    • iron
    • patio
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

11am

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