Dream Inn

There’s something for everyone

The newly renovated Dream Inn Santa Cruz provides you direct access to the beach making it the only beachfront hotel, next to the historic Boardwalk. Each of the chic boutique style rooms offer stunning views of the Pacific Ocean allowing you to relax on you private deck area and enjoy the cool Californian surf. A romantic break or a family vacation, the Dream Inn is the ideal choice; putting you at the heart of Santa Cruz’s abundance of local entertainment and fine dining.

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Guide Price

 £1,099  per person
Hotel Category
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 2963 Reviews
McWay Falls, Big Sur

Hotel highlights

  • Beachfront
  • Kids Pool
  • Chic Boutique
  • Great Location

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 165 rooms
  • Minimum age: 21
  • Floors have lift access: Some

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Dream Inn

2963 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1832
  • Very Good 751
  • Average 262
  • Poor 62
  • Terrible 56

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Nov 16, 2019

Best Beach Hotel In Santa Cruz

Sunnyvale, California

This hotel has the best location in Santa Cruz hands-down. It has only room that face the bay, a pool that overlooks the Monterey Bay, steps away from the boardwalk. And it’s also conveniently walking distance to downtown shopping and restaurants. Highly recommended.
Nov 16, 2019

beautiful views

Stayed for 3 nights - very clean room. Second elevator was not working, so sometimes had a long wait. The staff is great. Parking is a pain and expensive ($25 + tax) per night. The exit gate wasn't working correctly. You have to get the ticket validated at the front desk in order to exit the lot. If you forget the ticket you have to go back to your room or the desk for another ticket. It's a pain.
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