The Santa Cruz Dream Inn captures the essence of the Central California Coast like no other. This seaside resort features Cowell's Beach as it's backyard playground. Following a 2008 extensive renovation and relaunching as a Joie deVivre hotel, the Dream Inn is the only luxury beachfront hotel in the city. Every one of our 165 deluxe guest rooms and suites feature spectacular views of the Monterey Bay from private balconies or patios. Take in breathtaking sunsets from your balcony, watch the surfers and let the sea lions and peaceful sound of the ocean waves lull you to sleep. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, the Dream Inn is the ideal setting. Located adjacent to the Santa Cruz wharf and the legendary boardwalk, the hotel boasts a myriad of attractions, dining, activities and entertainment all within easy walking distance and diverse enough to delight visitors of all ages. Unwind on the spacious beach front pool deck with a refreshing beverage from the full service pool bar. With a hot tub, children's wading pool, and fire pits to keep you warm on those chilly evenings. The retro-chic, boutique style rooms are tastefully appointed and include distinctive touches and amenities such as complimentary wireless internet service, in room binoculars, plush bath robes, flat screen TV's with full cable access, video on demand with CD/DVD capability, MP3/ipod sound systems, refrigerators and exceptionally stocked refreshment center, in room safes, large showers with rainwater shower heads and movable wands, lush spa products and more. Friendly, knowledgeable staff will spoil you with personalized, four-star service.For meetings and banquets, expect experienced catering and conference staff to help create a memorable event in one of our bright, contemporary rooms which also boast floor-to-ceiling windows with the same stunning views you enjoy from guest rooms. Full service catering and professional audio visual services will ensure a successful event.