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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 rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries.

Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a spa tub. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Grab a bite to eat at the resort's beachfront restaurant, which features a bar, 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. Full breakfasts are served on weekdays 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 (0 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Dream Inn Santa Cruz, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

175 W Cliff Dr Santa Cruz CA 95060

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, a 24-hour business center, and a grocery/convenience store. 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 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 1966 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa tub 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Meeting rooms 3 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3,500 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Refrigerator  


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), RV, bus, truck parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • In-room climate control (heating) 
  • 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 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

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.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 25 for adults, USD 6 and USD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 25 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 25 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 49.00
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Dream Inn Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz
  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
  • Dream Joie de Vivre Boutique
  • Dream Santa Cruz
  • Dream Santa Cruz Joie de Vivre Boutique
  • Santa Cruz Dream
  • Santa Cruz Dream Inn
  • Dream Inn
  • Dream Inn Santa Cruz a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel

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