Dream Inn - Santa Cruz

ex. Coast Santa Cruz Hotel

175 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, California 95060, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060  show map
 4 stars
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Dream Inn - Santa Cruz

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

Dream Inn is a 4-star spectacular guesthouse, located on the beach. The hotel opened its doors in 1963 and was remodeled in 2008.

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property.

Boutiques and shops are located nearby.

The venue is notable for the oceanfront location within a 45-minute drive to Monterey Peninsula airport.

Rooms

Staying in one of the hotel’s 165 tasteful rooms, guests will enjoy a stunning view over the sea and make use of satellite TV, iPod docking station, a writing desk, climate control and wireless internet. Some rooms come with a view of Monterey Bay. They offer private bathrooms with bathrobes, a shower and toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can quench their thirst at Poolside bar with a favorite drink. Aquarius - Dream Inn pampers guests with mexican dishes and lies within 50 meters of the property.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Along with currency exchange, a luggage storage and parking there are a business center, a copier and a conference room available on the premises.

Relax

Guests with children can avail of a wading pool, a pool and a playground offered at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at USD 25 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   10.  Number of rooms:   165.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's pool
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Ocean view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Dream Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
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Hotel Address:

175 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, California 95060, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

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City Center
  • Santa Cruz
    1.2 km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Aquarius - Dream Inn
    30 m
  • Ideal Bar & Grill
    130 m
Beaches
  • Santa Cruz Main Beach
    520 m
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    2.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    165

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds or Queen-size bed
Size: 31 m²
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  • Air conditioning
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DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW TWO QUEEN BEDS

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    Tower Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
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    Room, 2 Queen Beds, Tower

    Room facilities
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      Pool Side Double Room
      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed
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      Room, 2 Queen Beds, Poolside

      Room facilities
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        Suite
        Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds or Double bed
        Size: 55 m²
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        SUITE KING SIZE BED-OCEAN VIEW-SUITE

        Room facilities
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          Tower Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 1 Single bed
          Size: 46 m²
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          Suite|Suite, Tower

          Room facilities
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            Junior Suite
            Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 1 Single bed
            Size: 55 m²
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            Junior Suite|Junior Suite

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              Family Double Room
              Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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                Executive Deluxe Double Room
                Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed
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                Deluxe|Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds

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                  Deluxe Room
                  Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed or Queen-size bed
                  Size: 31 m²
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                  Ocean View Deluxe King - Single

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                    Deluxe Tower Double Room
                    Bed type: King-size bed
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                      Deluxe Triple Room
                      Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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                      Deluxe|Ocean View Deluxe Two Queens - Triple

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                        Deluxe Quadruple Room
                        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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                        Deluxe|Ocean View Deluxe Two Queens - Quad

                        Room facilities
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                          Executive Room
                          Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds or King-size bed or Queen-size bed
                          Size: 31 m²
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                          Executive Room, 2 Queen Beds

                          Room facilities
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                            Deluxe Family Double Room
                            Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
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                            Deluxe|Ocean View Deluxe Two Queens - Double (Family Plan)

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                              How to reach hotel

                              hotel Dream Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
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                              Hotel Address:

                              175 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, California 95060, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

                              Get directions
                              City Center
                              • Santa Cruz
                                1.2 km
                              Airports
                              • Bus stop
                                100 m
                              Restaurants
                              • Aquarius - Dream Inn
                                30 m
                              • Ideal Bar & Grill
                                130 m
                              Beaches
                              • Santa Cruz Main Beach
                                520 m
                              • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
                                2.2 km
                              Hotel information
                              • Check-in:
                                from  3 pm
                              • Check-out:
                                until  11 am
                              • Year renovated:
                                2008
                              • Number of floors:
                                10
                              • Number of rooms:
                                165

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                              What's nearby

                              Popular areas

                              • City Center - 1.1 km
                              • Mark Abbot Memorial Lighthouse - 1.1 km

                              Places of interest

                              Convention centers

                              Sport related

                              Shopping areas

                              Amusement

                              Museums

                              • McPherson Center - 1.3 km
                              • Museum of Art and History - 1.3 km
                              • First Night Santa Cruz - 1.3 km
                              • Santa Cruz Museum Nat History - 1.4 km
                              • Surfing Museum Lighthouse Pnt - 1.4 km
                              • Art League Inc-Santa Cruz - 1.4 km

                              Parks

                              • Lighthouse State Beach Park - 1.1 km
                              • Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation - 1.4 km
                              • Parks and Recreation Dept - 1.7 km

                              Halls

                              Universities, Institutes

                              • Gestalt Institute-Santa Cruz - 1.2 km

                              Business areas

                              Golf courses and Country clubs

                              Marina

                              • Cowell's Beach - 400 m

                              Oceanfront Areas

                              Local attractions

                              • Mission State Park - 1.8 km
                                School Street, Santa Cruz
                              • UCSC Arboretum - 3.0 km
                                1156 High Street, Santa Cruz
                              • Seymour Marine Discovery Center - 3.4 km
                                100 Shaffer Rd, Santa Cruz
                              • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach - 2.2 km
                                5th Ave. at East Cliff Dr., Santa Cruz
                              • Natural Bridges State Park - 3.0 km
                                2531 West Cliff Drive near Swanton Blvd., Santa Cruz

                              Near the hotel

                              • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 170 m
                                Beach Street, Santa Cruz
                              • Santa Cruz Main Beach - 520 m
                                Along Beach St. west from San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz
                              • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History - 1.4 km
                                1305 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
                              • Cave Train - 1.5 km
                                Santa Cruz, CA
                              • Santa Cruz Wharf - 450 m
                                Beach Street, Santa Cruz
                              • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 1.1 km
                                West Cliff Drive at Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
                              • Museum of Art & History - 1.4 km
                                705 Front St., Santa Cruz

                              Restaurants nearby

                              • Aquarius - Dream Inn - 30 m

                                Address: 175 West Cliff Drive
                                Phone: 8314605012

                                69% likes this, based on 98 reviews
                                Price Range: CAD 42 - CAD 42

                              • The Picnic Basket - 260 m

                                Address: 125 Beach St
                                Phone: 831.427.9946

                                82% likes this, based on 86 reviews
                                Cuisine: American

                              • Scontriano's Dolphin Restaurant - 280 m

                                Address: 71A Munincipal Wharf
                                Phone: (831) 426-5830

                                61% likes this, based on 38 reviews

                              • Ideal Bar & Grill - 130 m

                                Address: 106 Beach St
                                Phone: 831-423-5271

                                63% likes this, based on 157 reviews
                                Price Range: CAD 4 - CAD 29

                              • Las Palmas Taco Bar - 270 m

                                Address: 55 Front St
                                Phone: 831-429-1220

                                74% likes this, based on 56 reviews
                                Cuisine: Mexican

                              Hotel information
                              • Check-in:
                                from  3 pm
                              • Check-out:
                                until  11 am
                              • Year renovated:
                                2008
                              • Number of floors:
                                10
                              • Number of rooms:
                                165
                              Hotels nearby
                              Motel Santa Cruz
                              2 stars
                              2 km
                              Los Gatos Lodge
                              2 stars
                              30 km

                              Dream Inn Reviews

                              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Dream Inn

                              Average guest rating

                              8.0out of 10
                              Fabulous
                              Based on 24 reviews

                              Guest reviews

                              • 0.8

                                Nice pool, beautiful view. The people who staffed it were really nice.

                                The hotel is undergoing a remodel. The first room we were given was uninhabitable. It smelled so toxic that we all felt nauseated within a few minutes and I got a headache. The front desk said no one had slept in it yet. So we moved to a room that had been remodeled a month prior. It still smelled really toxic. We ordered room service and the food was terrible. The Caesar Salad was literally the worst salad we've ever had. Completely inedible. The staff told us that meters needed to be plugged starting at 7am on a Sunday and to use the hotel's lot for $25. That wasn't true. We found on street parking and didn't need to plug a meter - within four blocks of the hotel. We've stayed there before and enjoyed it, so this was all a surprise.

                              • 0.2

                                Aquarius restaurant food is not bad, even if it is too expensive and the restaurant is freezing cold. Views are nice, except for the garbage bags.

                                Worst-run hotel I have ever stayed at. They lost my reservation, which had been made months before (they also lost the reservation for one of my associates, made at the same time). Because of their remodel, they were moving the lobby to another location, so they had only one terminal. They did not expedite my check-in, but rather took care of other people while I waited and waited. Finally, in my room, my view was marred by a guy cleaning up the patio. He decided to set a spell on my veranda and make a phone call, even though I clearly was in the room. He left a disgusting bag of trash to mar my view. The room was freezing, but no thermostat or remote in sight. The front desk told me to look in the drawer, because upper management insists on hiding the remotes. I know that several other guests complained about the same thing. I guess they hope their guests will put up with the freezing cold. The typical "information binder" was empty, so I couldn't look for any information or a hotel map. I did mention this to the front desk, but it wasn't corrected the next day. Or the next. Finally settling in and warming up, a random maintenance worker barged into my room without knocking. I guess they can't keep track of which rooms are occupied. Met my associates in the Aquarius restaurant, which also was freezing. The wait staff brought a little tiny space heater to try to warm things up. The one star in my rating is because the restaurant food is pretty good (grotesquely overpriced) and the wait staff efficient and friendly. Next day, after a long day of meetings, I returned to my room, only to discover the key no longer worked. So I had to find the new lobby, for which there were no signs, and get a new key. This happened to several other guests as well. Finally back in my room, there was a nauseating chemical smell. I called the front desk to complain. They sent a maintenance guy, who (without any evidence) determined it was the carpet off-gassing. As if that was OK. I doubt it's true, because I smelled the odor again during the night -- maybe they use a noxious chemical to clean their sheets? In any case, it's apparently not fatal in small doses, but I would expect an expensive hotel to take more care in providing an odor-free environment for its guests. I opened the patio door to clear the air. I discovered that the door (which I had carefully locked in the morning) had been left COMPLETELY unlocked. The room was on the pool level, and it would have been easy for anybody to come in and rob the place. Again, the front desk was not alarmed by this unacceptable breach of security. After a nice walk on the wharf, I came back to the lovely view of another disgusting bag of garbage left on my patio. Summary: staff smiles, but doesn't do anything to fix the egregious mistakes in hotel service. The management clearly believes that a good hotel means a nice view and colorful curtains. Maybe they're better when they're not renovating, but I won't risk trying the place again. If they can't provide even a minimum level of good service, they're not worth it.

                              • Older travelers
                                8.2

                                location

                                Bartender in restaurant acted like he didn't want our business; happy hour at bar did not apply to pool area

                              • Group of friends
                                10.0

                                From the valet service with luggage assistance and parking, this was a superior hotel. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The ocean and beach view from the room was lovely, the rooms clean and bright, with the decor giving them a spa feel. The beds were comfortable and the shower had plenty of water pressure. Although we didn't eat there for every meal, given that there were several excellent restaurants in town, the hotel restaurant was elegant, providing good selection and prices for all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and service was superior. This hotel is luxurious, and providing that one can afford it, I would consider it a destination hotel for Santa Cruz. We will definitely return to the Dream Inn on our next visit!

                              • Older travelers
                                4.6

                                Location on the beach.

                                Hotel was so noisy, very expensive for thread-bare 60's decor.

                              • Older travelers
                                9.2

                                Good quality rooms.

                                Kids running loudly in the halls.

                              • Older travelers
                                7.0

                                This is a beachfront hotel but access to the beach is only via the swimming pool. I like this hotel mainly for its close proximity to the wharf.

                                No bath tub for this kind of room rates.

                              • Older travelers
                                9.6

                                Everything - but especially the room and view/location right on the beach.

                              • Older travelers
                                7.0

                                We love the staff, they are the most customer service oriented group out there. We enjoyed the Keuring machine and the fact that you offered my Husband's favorite coffee. This was the first time we used the pool and it was incredible, warm, salty "thick" water. Although we did not use them we appreciate hotels that offer all the docking stations and plug ins for the computers. And we love that you offer different kinds of pillows-we wish they were marked somehow so we could see what we liked the best. We love this chain of hotels and especially the Dream Inn, but compared to our previous visit our experience dropped a bit.

                                People who work at the hotel should be required to use all of the facilities, the restaurant, pool, etc. It's no fun to ask how's the (insert item here) and being told they hear it's good but they haven't eaten/swam there... Also, I'm not sure if last time we stayed the hotel had just been remodeled, but it's looking kind of dingy which shocked us, the carpet in the lobby needed cleaning, there were scrape marks on the wallcovering in several areas, including our room, & our bed linens did not seem as high quality as before. Something you couldn't help were the people smoking pot on their balcony.

                              • Couple
                                9.6

                                Loved that every room has a spectacular view of the ocean & the room decor

                                Wish there was a little more in the in room snack bar.... Perhaps some beer options

                              • Couple
                                9.2

                                Great location & excellent service. I had sent them advance email requesting a higher level room for better view & our request was granted. And a surprise slIce of cheese cake was delivered in our room for our 25 1/2 yrs late wedding anniversary celebration. Thank you so much it made our stay Special. We enjoyed using the pool & jacuzzi in the side note since its summer time & more kids are using pool so it needed extra cleaning so sand won't accumulate other than that a fresh rolled towel on each chair was great. We will definitely stay in this inn again. :-)

                              • Family with children
                                9.6

                                The location, the view, and the extended pool hours.

                                The service/maid room, right next to our room, was loud.

                              • Family with children
                                9.2

                                Great location room nice staff

                                Weed smokers in non smoking hotel couple fighting in room adjacent to ours

                              • Older travelers
                                9.6

                                Everything - but especially the room and view/location right on the beach.

                              How to reach hotel

                              hotel Dream Inn - Santa Cruz Santa Cruz location
                              Show big map »

                              Hotel Address:

                              175 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, California 95060, Santa Cruz, United States, 95060

                              Get directions
                              City Center
                              • Santa Cruz
                                1.2 km
                              Airports
                              • Bus stop
                                100 m
                              Restaurants
                              • Aquarius - Dream Inn
                                30 m
                              • Ideal Bar & Grill
                                130 m
                              Beaches
                              • Santa Cruz Main Beach
                                520 m
                              • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
                                2.2 km
                              Hotel information
                              • Check-in:
                                from  3 pm
                              • Check-out:
                                until  11 am
                              • Year renovated:
                                2008
                              • Number of floors:
                                10
                              • Number of rooms:
                                165