I love traveling and if a beach is involved count me in. We just received a press release from Dream Inn Santa Cruz. Dream Inn Santa Cruz is pleased to announce the completion of the extensive, multi-million dollar renovation of the legendary, beachfront hotel now managed by Woodside Hotels, the force behind many of Northern California’s most acclaimed independent hotels. And this one is no exception. It is a short stroll from the Santa Cruz beach boardwalk it is the ultimate vacation spot and a must for anyone looking for the “best summer pool experiences.”
Dream Inn Santa Cruz includes upgrades to all 165 guestrooms and suites, as well as makeovers of the hotel’s lobby and pool area.
“Dream Inn is an iconic property that personifies the true Central California Coast experience,” said Darren Pound, General Manager of Dream Inn. “Our goal with the head-to-toe renovation was combining a fun, historic beachfront location with comfortable, updated guestrooms, four-star amenities and services, and a casual, laid back ambiance that reflects the beloved Santa Cruz community and its rich and colorful history.”
Just to let you know a little big about the hotel, the refreshed guestrooms are tastefully appointed with retro-chic décor with all new furnishings, tiled entrance, refurnished patios, new wall covering and draperies, as well as new guest corridors. All guestrooms and suites offer private balconies which is amazing or they have patios with majestic Monterey Bay views. They have HD flat panel televisions, iPod docking stations, complimentary wireless Internet access, luxurious linens and plush bathrobes.
The stylish new lobby features eclectic touches inspired by the vibrant local surf and beach culture. A soft palette of dark woods and earth tones is spiked with bright bursts of blue, orange and yellow to create a lively space. A coffee grab and go café featuring local Verve coffee will provide light snacks and morning bites as well as local artisan ice cream bars.
The newly expanded and resurfaced beachfront pool deck with beach access features four outdoor showers, an oversized hot tub and year-round poolside bar. Complimentary yoga on the pool deck is offered in the summer, and cruiser bikes are available to explore town.
Dream Inn’s waterfront restaurant, Aquarius, which offers a modern and sophisticated take on the American Bistro, specializes in sustainable seafood, top-quality produce and ingredients from local purveyors. Aquarius features grand wrap-around windows that lend a breezy, open-air feel to the restaurant and offer big-sky vistas of the sun and clouds by day, and the moon and stars in the evening. A canopy of handmade surfboards and teardrop-shaped latticework lamps hangs languidly from above, while smooth, pebbled flooring in the lounge area transitions to gray slate in the restaurant. Guests can enjoy a drink at the Jack O’Neil Lounge, lined with historical photographs and personal memorabilia of the Santa Cruz neighbor, legendary surfer, inventor and marine advocate, Jack O’Neill. The bar at Jack O’Neill Lounge and small outdoor patio provide a convivial setting for enjoying a glass of wine from Aquarius’s extensive wine list, highlighting wines predominately from the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties.
Dream Inn also features 3,500 square feet of flexible meeting space and a spacious pre-function area, state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, and spectacular views of the Monterey Bay – an ideal location for meetings, conferences, banquets and private events.
Dream Inn is located at 175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, California, 95060. For more information or to book reservations, please call (831) 426-4330 or toll-free at (866) 774-7735, or visit www.woodshidehotels.com or www.dreaminnsantacruz.com.