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Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Dream Inn Santa Cruz is a luxurious beachfront hotel in California offering splendid ocean views. The hotel highlights contemporary design, warm service, and a relaxed vibe. It provides 165 guest rooms and suites with modern amenities, private balconies, and beautifully designed interiors.
Amenities include a heated swimming pool, bar, and an on-site restaurant serving delectable dishes. Its central location gives easy access to nearby attractions, including the iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.
This accommodation option is ideal for a romantic getaway, family vacation, or business trip while enjoying the mesmerizing sunsets and strolling at the sandy beach.


  • Swimming pool
  • Free WiFi

7 rooms available

Beach restaurants in Santa Cruz

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    The Crow's Nest

    Experience the laid-back atmosphere and fresh seafood at The Crow's Nest, a beachfront restaurant known for its stunning views of the Santa Cruz Harbor. Enjoy dishes like clam chowder, fish tacos, and grilled seafood while soaking in the coastal ambiance.

  2. Flames on a Barbecue

    Pono Hawaiian Grill

    Savor the flavors of Hawaii at Pono Hawaiian Grill, a beachfront restaurant that specializes in traditional Hawaiian cuisine. Enjoy dishes like poke bowls, kalua pork, and refreshing tropical cocktails while enjoying panoramic views of the ocean.

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    Lillian's Italian Kitchen

    Visit Lillian's Italian Kitchen, a cozy beachside restaurant that serves authentic Italian dishes made with love. From wood-fired pizzas and handmade pastas to delicious seafood creations, this family-owned eatery offers a taste of Italy by the sea.

  4. Plated Memela Dish Over the Table

    El Palomar

    Discover the vibrant flavors of Mexico at El Palomar, a beachfront restaurant known for its warm hospitality and authentic Mexican cuisine. From fresh ceviche and flavorful tacos to traditional enchiladas, this lively eatery offers a taste of Mexico in Santa Cruz.


Sightseeing in Santa Cruz

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    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

    Take a stroll along the iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, a historic amusement park that offers thrilling rides, delicious food, and beautiful ocean views. Enjoy classic attractions like the Giant Dipper roller coaster and the Looff Carousel, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this beachside entertainment hub.

  2. London Bridge Great Ocean Road

    Natural Bridges State Beach

    Explore the enchanting beauty of Natural Bridges State Beach, known for its picturesque rock formations and natural arches. Take a leisurely walk along the sandy shores, indulge in birdwatching opportunities, and admire the breathtaking sunset views. Don't forget your camera to capture the stunning coastal scenery.

  3. Tourist boat and whale in sea not far from shore

    Whale-Watching Tour in Monterey Bay

    Discover the wonders of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary by taking a whale-watching tour. Witness majestic whales in their natural habitat, observe playful dolphins, and spot a variety of marine life. This extraordinary experience offers a unique opportunity to connect with the ocean and learn about its inhabitants.

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    West Cliff Drive

    Embark on a scenic drive along West Cliff Drive, a picturesque coastal road that offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. Admire the rugged cliffs, watch surfers catching waves, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Take your time to explore the various beaches and lookout points along the way, creating unforgettable memories.


Shopping in Santa Cruz

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    Pacific Avenue

    Explore the vibrant Pacific Avenue, the heart of Santa Cruz shopping, lined with diverse boutiques, local shops, and unique galleries offering a range of fashion, gifts, and artisan crafts.

  2. Buildings and Signage at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park, USA

    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

    Visit the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where you can shop at various beachside stores offering beachwear, surf gear, souvenirs, and novelty items, while enjoying the atmosphere of a classic seaside amusement park.

  3. Capitola Village

    Capitola Village

    Discover the delightful Capitola Village, a charming coastal community in Santa Cruz County, known for its colorful Mediterranean-style architecture and boutique shops offering antiques, clothing, jewelry, and coastal-inspired home decor.

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    Farmers' Markets in Santa Cruz

    Experience the vibrant farmers' markets in Santa Cruz, where you can browse and purchase an array of fresh produce, locally-made products, artisan crafts, and enjoy live music and delicious food stalls.