Recommendations for Lodging

Dream Inn

The Dream Inn is a beachfront hotel located on Cowell Beach in Santa Cruz. Centrally located, the property is just a few blocks away from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and close to the UC Santa Cruz campus.

For more information, check the Dream Inn website, or call 866 774-7735.


Look beyond the Surf City image of Santa Cruz and you find things hidden in plain sight: Rugged mountains, majestic redwoods and vibrant communities. This is where Hotel Paradox lives. From the architectural gridded façade to a sleek design and urban forest aesthetic, we challenge you with bold contradictions. Our engaging staff invites you to enjoy a curated experience where the ambiance is contemporary, inviting and a little bit mysterious. Around every corner, they stir your sense of adventure and make you question what is obvious. The outdoor pool and bar both soothes and stimulates your senses. Guest rooms are modern, sophisticated and alive with local style. Hotel Paradox… Expect the Unexpected.

For more information, check the Hotel Paradox website or call (831) 425-7100