Overlooking Cowell Beach and host to sun-seekers in search of a room with a view, an $8 million renovation of the iconic Dream Inn Santa Cruz hotel is complete. A stylish new lobby featuring eclectic murals inspired by local surfers and beach culture, and updated, retro-chic décor in the guestrooms are all part of what makes summertime a year-around reality at this beachfront property. All refreshed guestrooms feature private balconies or patios with majestic views of the Monterey Bay, combining the youthful, fun, historic hotel with four-star amenities and services, and a casual, laidback ambiance that reflects the beloved Santa Cruz community and its rich, colorful history. Outdoor renovations include a resurfaced beachfront pool deck providing beach access and four new outdoor showers, an oversized hot tub and year-round poolside bar offering creative cocktails. Dream Inn also features 3,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, a spacious pre-function area, and state-of-the-art audio and visual technology alongside spectacular views of the Monterey Bay – an ideal location for meetings, conferences, banquets and private events.