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Dream Inn, Santa Cruz

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Smart, chic hotel
- Direct Beach Access
- Private Balcony

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Overview

The most upmarket option in Santa Cruz, this 165 room hotel is chic and stylish and has the prime position in town. Located on the site of Jack O’Neill’s first surf shop, the hotel boasts direct access to one of the town's beaches, where you can hire boards and wetsuits if you are in search of finding that perfect wave. If you prefer to stay dry, you can just sunbathe on the beach, or enjoy the views of the Pacific Ocean from your own private balcony or patio. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the famous Boardwalk and the wharf, which is home to many restaurants serving up the fresh catch of the day. If you don't want to leave the hotel, there is a restaurant on site. The hotel also benefits from a good sized pool, with sea views, and a hot tub.

Each of the rooms enjoys a view of the Pacific Ocean and has its own private balcony or patio. Room types vary in size from standard rooms to deluxe suites. For families, there is the choice of having inter-connecting rooms or a 2 bedroom suite with king bed and a sofa bed. All of the rooms come with a large flat screen TV, fridge, coffee maker and safe.

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Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Superb Value
- Laid-back accommodation
- Excellent family suites

Suggested Itineraries for Dream Inn, Santa Cruz

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Explore San Francisco before heading south on the Pacific Coast Highway, passing wind swept beaches & coastal towns before a dose of glamour in LA.

Tailor-made 10 days

Adults from $1,201 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,002 per person economy class from London

From San Francisco, Yosemite, Death Valley & the Grand Canyon to the neon & hedonism of Las Vegas, this road trip has it all.

Tailor-made 2 weeks

Adults from $2,043 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,002 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 494 reviews

(4.95/5)

  • The whole holiday start to finish was just fabulous, the accommodation was perfect and to a certain extent stunning at the Dar Hosnia in Marrakech.

    The transport, guides and staff at both locations were wonderful with a special mention to the Douar Samra team in Imlill. They were more than a bit special.

    The food at both locations was excellent and the ambience and fun we enjoyed in Douar Samra was beyond all expectations.

    We made many new friends whom I am sure we will keep in touch with way beyond this holiday.

    You put together a perfect package it was much more than just a great holiday it was a richly rewarding experience.

    Just finally to say a big thank you to you for organising one of the best trips we have had.

    Missingstuart w reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 15 April 2019

  • Everything was fab, I especially loved Tuningi such a special place and my son got to see his favourite animal the cheetah (after a bit of time hunting about on foot!). Mauritius is lovely we saw quite a bit of the island in the end.

    MissingLaura L reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 12 December 2018

  • We had a wonderful trip to Morocco. What a fascinating country. Thank you so much for all of your help making things smooth and less stressful!

    Here are a few things we wanted to pass on:

    Dar Housnia was absolutely delightful. It was like an entire wing of a house to ourselves with perfect Moroccan decor. The private area where we ate was so cute, the riad staff so accommodating. I loved waking in the cozy space with our family and hearing both call to prayer as well as roosters. Just perfect.

    I was a little unclear how to ask what time we were being picked up etc, but your office promptly replied to my emails - even on weekends- when we had these questions about transport times. Once, we met our guide in Imlil these details we not problematic as our guide “Abraham” totally took care of us. Abraham was awesome. You should definitely request him again in the future. He was young (29)and energetic. He had a ton of hiking experience in Imlil as he was from there. He also seemed to know everything else about morocco, the desert, the culture, etc, etc. He was approachable, kind, patient, great with our kids and answered SO MANY of our questions.

    The hike was lovely - after rain the day prior in Marrakech - there was snow in the mountains. It was gorgeous. We may have been up for a longer hike up Mt Taboukel if I had known this was a realistic option for families ( I thought from reading that it was too technical for us). Yet not sure we had enough days for all these things always since getting in the desert was a priority.

    The mountain house, Dar adar, was just as described… very basic. The wifi was broken (which was a nice break when you have pre-teens addicted to phones, plus my husband called no wifi an amenity to not be available by email for his work!)). There was no heat and the fireplace helped a tad - but was so very cold in the rooms. My husband loved the rustic space, I may have gone up one step in niceness of mountain accommodation if I had to do it over again. Yet, meeting the other families in this Dar Adar (including another Tourdust family from England) made this house very memorable.

    We were then joined by our driver for the next several days, Jamal. What a fun guy and a perfect driver. He could joke with my kids, he had a fun smile, and he had worked with Abraham before so they were a great team. The drive to desert was long as I knew it would be. It was nice to have the stop on way there near Ait Ben Haddu. The drive back from desert was long. It was more near 10 hours of driving (plus 1 hour at lunch = 11 hours) but I wouldn’t have made any different choices.

    The luxury desert camp was far and away the highlight of our trip. The tents were adorable, I was sufficiently warm even at night inside the tent. We loved the camel riding, the ATV vehicles at a nearby camp, sunsets on the dunes, music around the camp fire, meals with others at the camp and more.

    The last night was at Riad Jona. This was so very very lovely. The food was amazing - such a good idea to eat here after our long drive back to Marrakech. They had a small dining pool plus a hot tub which was delightful. It was almost more of a boutique hotel as it had several rooms.

    MissingGwyneth R reviewing Luxury Family Desert Holiday on 11 December 2018

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