Joie de Vivre

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Located on Cowell's beach, adjacent to the wharf and historic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the iconic Dream Inn has been the destination in Santa Cruz for 50 years. Ideal for exploring Santa Cruz with views of Monterey Bay from every room.

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Map & Directions

Driving Directions

From the South

  • Coming in on Hwy 5, exit on Hwy 46 West.
  • Take 46 West to Hwy 101 North at Paso Robles.
  • Take 101 North to 183 West in Salinas.
  • Take 183 West to Hwy 1 North. Hwy 1 North will bring you into Santa Cruz, becoming Mission Street.
  • Follow Mission Street to Bay Street and make a left turn onto Bay Street. Bay Street will end at West Cliff Drive, and you will see the hotel at that intersection.

From San Francisco

  • Take Hwy 280 S. towards SAN JOSE, to Hwy 85 South.
  • This will take you to Hwy 17 South, which will take you to Santa Cruz.
  • Take the Hwy 1 North exit in Santa Cruz, which will put you onto Mission Street.
  • Make a left onto Bay Street and follow this to the end of the street, we are at 175 West Cliff Drive at the end of Bay Street.