Santa Cruz's Iconic Dream Inn

Santa Cruz’s only beachfront hotel, the four-star Dream Inn offers something for everyone. Monterey Bay sunsets from your private balcony, surfing and paddle-boarding on world-famous Cowell Beach, easy access to historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk



A Santa Cruz favorite for surfing, sunsets and the freshest seafood, the Dream Inn is a beloved local landmark on the historic Beach Boardwalk. Effortlessly captivating longtime guests with its colorful retro-chic style while delighting newcomers who appreciate modern services and amenities.


Breezy, beautiful and oh-so-mellow, Santa Cruz is California's ultra-cool beach town and a place where families gather to play on the historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, surfers wait for the perfect wave at Steamer Lane and the world's luckiest college kids pair world-class academics with heart-pumping outdoor adventure.


Full-service beachfront hotel features 165 guest rooms (all with ocean views), an outdoor pool steps from the sand, exceptional seasonal cuisine at Aquarius, drinks at Jack O’Neill Lounge and state-of-the-art meeting and event space for up to 250 guests.


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Great people. Great hotels. Since 1972, Woodside Hotels has welcomed guests with genuine and gracious hospitality. Through the dedicated and coordinated efforts of many, we have provided the setting for countless special experiences. 

Meetings & Events

Offering 3,500 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, the Dream Inn Santa Cruz is the ideal destination for all types of business and social events up to 250 guests. Boasting spectacular views of the Monterey Bay through floor-to-ceiling windows, our spaces allow you to create the atmosphere best suited to your function needs. Close the drapes for a quiet, distraction-free meeting, or take advantage of the generous natural light and ambiance enhancing views. With full catering services, audio visual equipment rentals and dedicated, professional banquet and event coordination staff, the Dream Inn Santa Cruz will exceed your expectations.

Room details:

Surf View: 1623 Sq. Ft. 

Beach View: 1096 Sq. Ft. 

Sand View: 528 Sq. Ft. 

Amenities & Services

Three flexible rooms on one level, accommodating 5 to 250 people

  • Experienced and dedicated staff to assist you in planning your event
  • Complimentary high speed wireless internet access
  • State-of-the-art audio/visual equipment available
  • Attentive, professional banquet service
  • Easy access to all meeting rooms
  • Perfect for business meetings, retreats, team building and all types of social catering events
  • 16 gracious suites
  • Valet and self-parking
  • Pool deck available for events (seasonal)
  • Complimentary beach cruisers
  • 100% ocean view rooms with private balconies
  • Walking distance to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Municipal Wharf
  • Fully renovated ocean front pool deck with hot tub, fire pits, and pool bar


"Beautiful views in a clean, mid century hotel with very friendly staff. Add to this a perfect location for walking to town, the pier and the boardwalk and you have a home run. 
Loved hearing the waves while in my room and a small balcony to drink my morning coffee. A nice retreat." - Karen R

"Recently arranged a corporate retreat at the Dream Inn and couldn't be happier! Staff was friendly, helpful, accommodating, knowledgeable, and personable. Helped   tremendously with scheduling and catering 2 onsite meetings in one of their very large and beautiful meeting rooms. Rooms were comfortable, well decorated, clean, and had stunning views. Bed was comfortable, lots of pillows, good sheets. Would definitely stay again." - Erin P

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Some of the great things to do while at the Dream inn. 

Team Challenge Sailing REgatta

Kayak the bay

Team Building Ropes Course

Contact the Dream Inn about your next team offsite, retreat, or large organization gathering.

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