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The only beachfront hotel in Santa Cruz, the Dream Inn offers flexible space with floor-to-ceiling windows ideal for all types of meetings, weddings and events. Close the drapes to minimize distractions or open them to take advantage of the ample natural light and spectacular ocean views.

Relax and revive on the serene coast of Santa Cruz while offering your attendees the perfect balance of work and play throughout their visit.  Discover nature’s beauty with a scenic walk up West Cliff Drive, while watching world-class surfing. Adventure through the Redwoods in Henry Cowell State Park or explore the ocean aboard the O’Neill Catamaran. Boardwalk, strolls, surfing, Brew Cruz, zip lining, wine tasting and farm-to-table dining all at our front door. Or just relax in one of our Ocean View guest rooms.

Tap into your creative roots and leave feeling inspired with our natural light-filled multi-functional event spaces, complete with panoramic ocean views and dedicated service. Spanning a combined 3,500 square feet, the Dream Inn features three flexible event spaces in one easily accessible location with executive-level views. Taking their names from our seaside setting, the Beach View, Surf View and Sand rooms all share a spacious pre-function space and offer high-speed Wi-Fi, state-of-the-art A/V equipment and personable, professional banquet service.


The Dream Inn Santa Cruz is an iconic beachfront hotel perfect for your rehearsal dinner, wedding day and post-wedding brunch. Our venue is where modern meets coastal chic, with spaces that boast panoramic views of Santa Cruz’s adored Boardwalk, 100-year-old Wharf, picturesque West Cliff Drive and Monterey Bay. Treat your guests to ocean views while enjoying local and sustainable chef-inspired cuisine served by our dedicated catering team.

Spanning a combined 3,500 square feet, the Dream Ballroom offers spectacular views of the Santa Cruz Wharf, West Cliff Drive and Monterey Bay. Our ballroom can hold up to 200 guests with floor to ceiling windows that boast panoramic views of several iconic landmarks in Santa Cruz. Start your special day with your toes in the sand at Cowell’s Beach, then walk to our ballroom and greet your guests with specialty cocktails and locally sourced cuisine.

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