Book your room at Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
Sublime views and surfing on Monterey Bay
When you stay at Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel in Santa Cruz, you'll be on the beach and minutes from Santa Cruz Wharf and Main Beach.
This 4-star resort is close to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and University of California Santa Cruz.
Make yourself at home in one of the 165 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Grab a bite at one of the resort's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Santa Cruz? This resort has 3,500 square feet (325 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
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
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Poolside bar
- Conference space size (meters) - 325
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Number of restaurants - 2
- Spa tub
- Outdoor pool
- 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
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
- Pay movies
- Video-game console
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Climate control
- Air conditioning
- Free local calls
- Coffee/tea maker
- Daily housekeeping
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Cable TV service
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Room service (limited hours)
- Free WiFi
- Free wired high-speed Internet
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.
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
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
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-out time is 11 AM
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.
- Self parking fee: USD 24 per day