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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Tripadvisor rating 3052 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

3052 Reviews 85% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1898
  • Very Good 765
  • Average 265
  • Poor 66
  • Terrible 58

What to Expect

  • Location
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  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Mar 18, 2020

Anniversary Getaway

Anniversary Getaway It was a wonderful night at your hotel. The food was great. The room was awesome. The beach was fabulous. We also loved the hot tub! We definitely plan on coming back and staying there again.
Mar 18, 2020

Great place to stay

Placerville, California

This is the third time my wife and I have stayed here in the last 5 years. Special shout out to Aurora Smith for making our anniversary stay feel special. There was champagne and chocolate covered strawberries waiting! We love to stay here because every room is overlooking the ocean and in walking distance of the wharf. The rooms are very clean and the hotel staff is very accommodating. We have stayed at other hotels near by for a little bit cheaper but never again. You get what you pay for and for us its always going to be the Dream Inn. Cant wait to go back.
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