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Dream Inn

Santa Cruz, CA

The Dream Inn in Santa Cruz, California is a favorite spot for surfing, drop-dead sunsets and the freshest seafood anywhere. It’s without a doubt a beloved local landmark on the town’s historic beach boardwalk.  Effortlessly captivating longtime guests with colorful retro-chic style and delighting newcomers who appreciate quality service and amenities, this full-service beachfront hotel features 165 guest rooms, all with ocean views, and an outdoor pool just steps from the sand.

This beloved spot was in need of an updated Northern California vibe that was both crafted and hip. It cried out for a refreshed prospective on the perennial California lifestyle. In other words, NorCal 1960’s surf culture meets playful 21st century beach lifestyle.

The new Dream Inn has been redesigned for families. Its playful design aims to delight those of all ages. Design elements have been drawn from earlier California culture to lend an authenticity. The front desk is a nod to the “craft fair days” of driftwood and wood block art and soft, mid-century molded furnishings and “Sputnik”-themed lamps reference that earlier time.

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