Dream Inn Santa Cruz is a surf-inspired retro-chic hotel on the beach in the heart of Santa Cruz, California.
Stunning ocean views from every room, direct beach access, and fun mid-century modern design are a few things to look forward to at Dream Inn Santa Cruz. Built at the site of local legend Jack O’Neill’s first surf shop, this beachfront boutique hotel is a homage to retro surf vibes at their finest.
Located on Cowell’s Beach between the historic Santa Cruz Wharf and picturesque West Cliff Drive, Dream Inn is a choice spot to explore the charming city of Santa Cruz and its waves.
Cowell’s surf break in front of the hotel is a long gentle wave, perfect for longboarders and beginners, and more advanced surfers can head to nearby Steamer Lane or other Santa Cruz hotspots.
While the style of Dream Inn gives a nod to its retro past, thanks to a major remodel in 2017 the property and amenities are 100% modern and on-point. After a day of surfing and exploring, wind down at the beachfront hot tub, or cozy up to a fire pit to watch the sunset with a local craft beer in hand. We’re pretty sure O’Neill would approve.