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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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The Santa Cruz Dream Inn is the only beachfront hotel in the city, offering luxury accommodations and flexible meeting space, making it the ideal location for all types of meetings and events. 

Close the drapes for a quiet and distraction-free meeting or take advantage of the generous natural light and spectacular views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. As the only beachfront property in the city, the Santa Cruz Dream Inn will definitely exceed your expectations.
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Meetings Facilities

  • Three flexible, newly renovated rooms on one level, offering 3,500 square feet accommodating 5 to 250 people
  • Pre-function and registration area with separate and easy access to all meeting rooms
  • Experienced and dedicated staff to assist you in planning your event
  • Wireless high-speed Internet access
  • 165 deluxe retro-chic guestroom accommodations, each with a breathtaking view of the Monterey Bay
  • State-of-the-art audio/visual equipment available
  • Attentive and professional banquet service
  • Perfect for business meetings, retreats, team-building and all types of social catering events

Surf View


  • Theater: 160
  • Classroom: 75
  • U-Shape: 35
  • Conference: 40
  • Reception: 160
  • Banquet: 110
Surf View Capacity

Beach View


  • Theater: 95
  • Classroom: 45
  • U-Shape: 20
  • Conference: 25
  • Reception: 100
  • Banquet: 50

Sand View


  • Theater: 40
  • Classroom: 20
  • U-Shape: 12
  • Conference: 15
  • Reception: 40
  • Banquet: 25
Sand View Capacity