Dream Inn Retro-cool digs fronted by Cowell's Beach and the Santa Cruz boardwalk—welcome to the California of postcards. The DestinationWhen you imagine Santa Cruz, the first things that come to mind should be sun, surf, and unconventional cool. This seaside community on the northern edge of Monterey Bay stands out for its offbeat and forward-thinking attitudes, not to mention its mild Mediterranean climate. Stroll the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk if the season allows, and enjoy dozens of rides and attractions, or get an up-close look at creatures from the deep at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab. Meanwhile, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum at Lighthouse Field celebrates 100 years of riding waves in the Monterey Bay area.The Digs At the Dream Inn, the only thing separating you from the sand is a heated outdoor swimming pool lined with sun chairs, the centerpiece of this Joie de Vivre hotel overlooking famous Cowell's Beach. Adjacent to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Dream Inn plays host to Aquarius, an oceanfront restaurant and bar that serves classic California cuisine inspired by seasonal ingredients, sustainably caught seafood, and local wines. Done up in a vintage beach motif—with funky furnishings, retro light fixtures, and splashy accents—every room boasts views of Monterey Bay, a flat-screen TV, an MP3 docking station, and either a private balcony or semi-private patio.The Diversions• Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk• Shakespeare Santa Cruz • West Cliff Drive • Natural Bridges State Park
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175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA

California Dreaming on Cowell's Beach

Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, CA

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  • A One-Night Stay for Two in a Poolside Two-Queen Room
  • Or, a One-Night Stay for Two in a Cloud-Level King Room
  • Or, a One-Night Stay for Two in a Tower Suite
  • $12 Parking Credit
  • Book Consecutive Nights for an Extended Stay

hotel description

Retro-cool digs fronted by Cowell's Beach and the Santa Cruz boardwalk—welcome to the California of postcards. 

The Destination
When you imagine Santa Cruz, the first things that come to mind should be sun, surf, and unconventional cool. This seaside community on the northern edge of Monterey Bay stands out for its offbeat and forward-thinking attitudes, not to mention its mild Mediterranean climate. Stroll the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk if the season allows, and enjoy dozens of rides and attractions, or get an up-close look at creatures from the deep at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center at Long Marine Lab. Meanwhile, the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum at Lighthouse Field celebrates 100 years of riding waves in the Monterey Bay area.

The Digs 
At the Dream Inn, the only thing separating you from the sand is a heated outdoor swimming pool lined with sun chairs, the centerpiece of this Joie de Vivre hotel overlooking famous Cowell's Beach. Adjacent to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Dream Inn plays host to Aquarius, an oceanfront restaurant and bar that serves classic California cuisine inspired by seasonal ingredients, sustainably caught seafood, and local wines. Done up in a vintage beach motif—with funky furnishings, retro light fixtures, and splashy accents—every room boasts views of Monterey Bay, a flat-screen TV, an MP3 docking station, and either a private balcony or semi-private patio.

The Diversions

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Dream Inn
175 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

hotel amenities

  • Bar/Lounge Onsite
  • Business Center
  • Golf Nearby
  • Gym Nearby
  • Internet Wireless
  • Meeting Room Internet ...
  • Meeting Room Internet ...
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Newspaper

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