"Awesome Hotel on the Beach"
Love the Dream Inn. Wouldn't book anywhere else with hotel rooms and pool right on a great beach. Rooms all look out over the ocean. Pool bar that also serves food. Walk right out on the Pier for breakfast and walk to SC Boardwalk. What more could you want.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Extremely nice check in staff Gave us free room upgrade without even asking.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great stay at Dream Inn"
The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel location is great. It's right on the beach. You leave the balcony door open and listen to the ocean. The pool is very warm and there is a hot tub. All the rooms are ocean view. Our room was spacious, clean, and it has a little fridge. It's perfect for walking along W Cliff Drive, or to the boardwalk, […] or to pacific avenue (downtown SC). Valet parking is $24. I do wish that was covered in the price of the room instead of being an extra charge. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay and it's the only place we will stay in SC. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great View, expensive room."
I love the dream in. All the rooms face the beautiful Monterey Bay. Was even able to wach the Wales swim by from the rooms balcony Saturday morning. Maybe it's because I stayed there years ago, but the price just seemed to be way more expensive than justified. Even with the view $300 for a Santa Cruz hotel is a bit outrageous.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice stay on the beach. Peaceful location, walking distance to downtown & boardwalk.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Location? Perfect. We were on 4th floor of tower section, and LOVED getting up slow with coffee on the balcony watching the beach wake up. Loved hearing the ocean overnight. Great jumping off spot for everything. 10 min walk to near end of Pacific (downtown). Step outside for access to a long beach walk or head the other […] way up the west end bike/walking path to explore the coast and cute neighborhood of west end. Too much sun for you? Find a spot under an umbrella on the pool deck. Room was impeccably clean, hugely spacious compared to the "city" hotels I've been in recently. Bed and linens were very comfortable. Shower had good water pressure and nice shower head. We dined at the restaurant three times! Twice for mid afternoon snack and cocktail, and once for dinner. Green Hummus is fresh and delicious...the prefect "tie me over" nosh with a beverage. Dinner was delicious too! I opted for an app and a salad for my entree, and my boyfriend went for the steak with chimichurri. All was done really well and the chimichurri was so fresh and flavorful I was dipping my veggies! Thumbs up to the Dream Inn and their team. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Only Hotel with beach access"
Friendly with access to the beach shower on beach and pool with friendly deck all views of the Monterey Bay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Best place to stay in SC"
Great location and views. Room clean and comfortable. Just don't pay full price, $300+/night not worth it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Modern Decor, On Its Own Stretch of Beach"
Rooms are nicely appointed in a retro modern style, although in some respects almost too minimalist. All rooms have a balcony or patio facing the beach. We visited in October and found that balconies in the "tower" section were in the shade by 1 PM, which made it too cool to comfortably enjoy sitting outside. Rates during the summer months are prohibitively […] high, so we probably won't be back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Dream Inn is Beyond Dreamy!"
Great hotel. So relaxing! Everything about it was a dream, from the service, atmosphere and comfort of our ocean view room. The food at Aquarius restaurant was great as was having a pool side bar. Well worth the price slightly higher price compared to other hotels in the area. We will be back for sure!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best hotel on the beach"
Only stayed one night, had access in walking distance to everything from pier to boardwalk. My room was by the elevator and across from the ICE/Atm room, no problem with anything.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful family overnight spot!"
Hotel was great. Only issue was that they had no record of my Expedia reservation, which would have been a disaster on a busy weekend or holiday. Regardless, great stay!Genuine Expedia guest review
was a great venue for my 40th high school reunion. The 100th anniversary of the wharf was a great bonus as we had a perfect view of the fireworks.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The only place to stay in Santa Cruz!"
The only hotel on the beach. Great room. I was upgraded for my birthday and membership to JDV. Great service and made to feel right at home. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. The room was lovely and what a view! The pool was very refreshing! and the bed was good enough to take home! :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great every thing"
Clean safe covenant nice great staff had 2 cars and only charged for 1 the best location of all hotels every thing in one package wanted to stay longer but was sold out worth the money must see for your selfGenuine Expedia guest review
"Ocean view get away"
Beautiful location with ocean views!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Spectacular views of the bay, beach, and wharf"
I will never stay anywhere else in Santa Cruz. The view and the sounds of the waves breaking onshore, couldn't ask for more. Easy beach and wharf access. The room was clean and had every amenity I needed from iron, coffee pot, free internet access, and lots of lighting. The pool and hot tub were wonderful and open from 7:00 am until 10:00, with a view […] of the bay, no less. The staff was friendly and extremely accomodating. The breakfasts I had at Acquarius, their restaurant were delicious. Will go back as often as I can. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful Hotel for a relaxing getaway!"
We went there for an impromptu trip to drop off our niece to college. It was so easy to book on the Hotels.com app and the hotel was beautiful! The room was right on the beach and we had a gorgeous ocean view! We were very impressed! Our only gripe was the high cost of parking!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"One of the nicest hotels I've ever experienced."
My family and I stayed for two nights, reserving three rooms on the same floor. The location is perfect for walking to the boardwalk and to the beach, beautiful view from our rooms, spacious, immaculate, great restaurant. This hotel is designed to accommodate the needs and wants of all guests. The service was perfect, making for a wonderful, short […] vacation. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Fun to see this area after not being here for several yearsGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fun and Picturesque"
This cute and colorful hotel was very nice. Staff was awesome and room was comfortable. It was walking distance to the boardwalk and wharf. Quiet and comfortable. A bit overpriced but would definitely stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dream Stay at Santa Cruz Beach"
was for 30th anniversary. Hotel and Restaurant very accommodating and gracious with a couple comps which made stay very memorable. Scenic with energy as opposed to Scenic and serene. Was the right environment for an enjoyable stay. Very convenient to get to very pretty surroundings.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful views and comfy beds. I would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Been living in SJ all my life. Never knew about the Dream Inn. Coworker recommended it. What a gem this place is! My husband & I LOVED the views! Will definitely be back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We had to leave earlier than anticipated due to a medical issue and they readily gave us a refund.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location. View was spectacular. Rooms dated but very clean. Close to Boardwalk and Santa Cruz wharf.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great view. Free upgrade. Loved the space. Highly recommended.Genuine Expedia guest review
"weekend in SC"
Can't beat the location which is why it is expensive. Unfortunately, the staff are not overwhelming concerned with service. We'd probably return though, because of the beach access.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was great to have a room (and balcony) with an excellent view of the beach. The room had a modern feel to it. The hotel was close to the pier and boardwalk.Genuine Expedia guest review
"One night stay"
Great experience. We stayed in an older part of the hotel. The décor is somewhat dated but is still very clean and crisp. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Only complaint is that it is expensive by the time you add up the room, taxes and parking. ~ $650 for one night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Room with a view"
Our room was located in the tower and it has beautiful views of the ocean and wharf. We never closed our door to the balcony once! The ocean was so refreshing! Comfortable beds, nice table and chairs to enjoy the balcony. Tip: bring some bread or fruit to feed the seagulls as they fly past the balcony. They catch the treats in mid-air!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Being charged $24 per day we thought was highGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It's a great experience .we will go back and stay there againGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful view of the pool and beach!"
I loved it! Definitely going back for the great view, service and the heated pool. My kids had a blast!Genuine Expedia guest review
Our two bed queen room overlooked the ocean. View was gorgeous. You could walk from the hotel swimming pool right down to the beach . The pier and beach board walk on the same beach vicinity as our hotel; very close walking distance. Great Restaurants, and shopping close by. I would definitely love to come back againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful view and warm heated pool!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Special place on the beach"
You can't beat the view from EVERY room at this hotel! The beach, the wharf and the Pacific Ocean. Lovely hotel, older but very we'll maintained. They are thoughtful enough not to do renovations until low season. Great location, on the beach, next to the boardwalk and down the street from downtown Santa Cruz.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel! Awesome view."
Very nice room, great hotel. Really enjoyed our stay. Front desk people were not very helpful / nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
The location of this hotel is great, right on the beach.the only thing I was disappointed is the room was not even ready@4:30. The check in time was too lateGenuine Expedia guest review
"The best and only hotel right on the beach ."
Loved our stay at the Dream Inn. The rooms all have a balcony over the beach and all ocean views. We love the restaurant in the hotel, again overlooking the beach - without having to get in our car. The food was the best! Clam chowder and meals fantastic! Love hearing the ocean waves. A close drive into town for shopping- great stores. The Boardwalk […] a quick walk to enjoy! A five star stay!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location, Location, Location"
My family has stayed at the Dream Inn for 30 years, through multiple owner changes. You can't beat the location for easy access walking to the Wharf and Boardwalk. Its a short drive everywhere else in Santa Cruz too. Now that it's a Joie De Vieve hotel it has what they call a retro decor scheme- orange and yellow with minimal furniture design. I'm not […] going to say this fits really well in a beach side hotel but its not unpleasing either. The staff is wonderful, the services plentiful (although they could use on site laundry machines for guests) and the price.. is well... Californian. Summer weekends are VERY busy but off season and mid week is quiet. We will not hesitate to come back unless we are on a budget and then perhaps another hotel nearby will have to do. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"just not enough time"
Loved our short stay, truly wish we had more time there, will be back for aleast 3 days if not longer. Ideal location, great view, can't be beat anywheres else in Santa Cruz. Microwave and small fridge would be a good addition to rooms. Staff very friendly and helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice hotel on the beach with beautifull ocean views....however the restaurant is very expensive!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good spot but pushing the bottom of 4 star"
Overall it was what we expected. It was a nice little hotel on the beach. The room was clean and average size. The view of the beach was great. Overall, the facilities were a little dated but not unacceptable. My wife, a hotel snob, made a comment but was not unhappy which is saying a lot as she frequents the Four Seasons. Service was good. Valet was […] always crowded and a little bit of a pain but the bellman worked hard to minimize the wait. I did not feel like I was getting a bargain as it was a four star price but given the location I was fine with the value aspect even though we were not overly impressed. I would definitely stay again if in Santa Cruz. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fun getaway at the beach"
I thought the hotel was quite fun and perfect for my family. The pool was an added bonus. Great location right on the beach and close to all sorts of great things. We parked our car and never saw it again until we left. I thought the staff could have been a bit more professional, pool attendants moved all my things when I was in the pool to make space […] for the poolside yoga and didn't really say much when I was wandering around trying to figure out what to do. I think they could have been a bit more "professional". Loved the pool side bbq and bar!! Restaurant was quite nice the views were spectacular. Just keep in mind the hotel is old so the rooms look great but it's old. Overall we would go back again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was an excellent experience. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. You couldn't ask for a more spectacular view! My husband and I will definitely be back! :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My traditional breakfast was very disappointing . The bacon was obviously nuked and very over done. The potatoes were also disappointing (no flavor) On the other hand my husband loved the ricotta pancakes.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great for families!"
Loved our family vacation here! Convenient location, close to boardwalk and pier in addition to great beach access. Nice room with good view and fun, modern design. Only complaint is that the bed was too soft and not very comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel and great staff!"
Best time in Santa Cruz! Best location and best rates. The staff was great! Perfect!!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice view but service??"
Nice hotel/ restaurant and location is good.. But expect 1 1/2 hour delay on the room service... and 1/2 hour delay on the valet parking...Genuine Expedia guest review
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