Book your room at Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

Room type

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children)

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Cloud Level)

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds (Cloud Level)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Suite, 1 King Bed, Tower (Cloud Level)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Suite, 1 King Bed, Tower

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children)

Suite, 2 Queen Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Poolside

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Executive Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Junior Suite

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Sublime views and surfing on Monterey Bay

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Close to Boardwalk

Cowell's Beach, the best beginner's surfing beach in Santa Cruz, is next to this 10-story hotel; the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and the Boardwalk are within 2 blocks of the Dream Inn Santa Cruz.

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Year-round pools

The Dream Inn Santa Cruz's outdoor splash pool, children's pool, and surrounding patio overlook Monterey Bay and offer easy access to the beach. Surfing equipment rentals and storage are available on site.

Panoramic bay views

All nonsmoking guestrooms at this Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel are smoke-free and have furnished patios or balconies with unobstructed views of Monterey Bay. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Adjacent to one of the area's best surfing beaches, The Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel, is within 20 miles of dozens of wineries and tasting rooms. The Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and the Boardwalk are within two blocks. A bay-view sundeck houses a year-round outdoor pool, separate children's pool, and spa tub. The Dream Inn Santa Cruz offers 3,500 square feet of meeting space and a 24-hour business center. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Parking is available (surcharge).

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Total number of rooms - 165
  • Number of floors - 10
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Poolside bar
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Conference space size (meters) - 325
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Number of restaurants - 2
  • Spa tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Conference space
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Meeting rooms
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3,500
  • Smoke-free property
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies
  • Video-game console
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Free local calls
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Desk
  • Cable TV service
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
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Where to Eat

Aquarius - Located just off the beach in Santa Cruz, Aquarius is an oceanfront Santa Cruz restaurant serving fresh and local seafood in a cool and breezy atmosphere.

Jack O'Neill Lounge - A collaboration with local legend and marine advocate Jack O'Neill, this bar has a playful menu, combining Jack's favorite food and drinks and the bar's own creations. Enjoy some of Jack's favorite photos as well as one of his original wetsuits decorating the walls.

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Nearby Things to Do

Guests enjoy a year-round outdoor splash pool, children's pool, and spa tub. A staircase leads from the sundeck down to Cowell's Beach, which offers some of the best surfing in the area; its medium-sized, frequently occurring waves are especially good for beginners. Equipment rentals and lessons are available on the beach, and the hotel provides surf equipment storage.

More surfing is available a mile away at Steamer's Lane, where the waves are bigger and better for more advanced surfers. Monterey Bay is known for its sportfishing, kayaking, and sailing. The Aptos/Seascape Golf Course is 10 miles from the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
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Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 24 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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