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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Services & Amenities

Services & Amenities

Hotel Services

  • In-room dining
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Self and valet parking (fee)
  • Luggage, surfboard and bike storage
  • Board games
  • Pillow library
  • Seasonal pool bar

Leisure Amenities

  • Heated beachfront pool
  • Beach access
  • Outdoor spa

Business Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel
  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station with Mac computers that can run both PC and Mac platforms
  • Meeting and event spaces

Guestroom Amenities

  • Balcony with sweeping ocean views of Monterey Bay
  • 36" flat-screen TV with media hub
  • iPod docking station
  • In-room safe that fits laptop
  • Bathrobe
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Linens washed with green products
  • Snack basket, honor bar and mini refrigerator
  • Rainwater shower head and wand¬†

JDV Gives

Joie de Vivre strives to have a positive impact on our community. Each of our hotels is dedicated to donating a minimum of $200 per guestroom per year to organizations in their communities. Examples of these donations include gift certificates for hotel stays or dinner for two at one of our restaurants, donating meeting space and food to a nonprofit for fundraising events or meetings, organizing an event to raise money for an organization, donating employee hours for time volunteered or cash donations.

As part of our philanthropic efforts at the Santa Cruz Dream Inn, we have partnered with Save Our Shores, a nonprofit organization promoting marine conservation through policy research, education and citizen involvement. We have also partnered with Mountain Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting nature education and enrichment programs offered at Henry Cowell and Big Bason Redwoods State Parks.