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Aquarius - Dream Inn

175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
+1 831-460-5012
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Aquarius is a delightful restaurant. The large glass windows allow views looking toward the ocean; they will captivate you. The food and service was great. Jacob helped us that day, and he was super. He was personable, and made sure we had all that we...More

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a Great time with Staff and other hotel guests drinking and eating some great grub, Views are Great can walk downstairs to beach sand between the Toes is a wonderful feeling, 5 STARS!!!!

Thank S8099EVmichaelv
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a review of lounge at the Aquarius restaurant/Dream Inn, which is called the O'Neill Lounge named after the legendary surfer Jack O'Neill. Both the Lounge and the Aquarius restaurant have amazing views of the Santa Cruz beach especially at sunset. While the restaurant...More

Thank Randy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aquarius has a good atmosphere, and a jazz trio were accompanying dinner on the night we visited for dinner. The menu is interesting and food well prepared, but the service was slow and somewhat disorganised. Plates not provided or taken away, wine unopened, different members...More

Thank barnhols
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant was nice and the views were beautiful, my only regret was that we didn't request a window seat in advance. Our waitress was very friendly and I highly recommend the Burrata Roasted Butternut Squash, Pepitas, Toast! Delicious.

Thank hamiltontravler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent the weekend staying at the Dream Inn in lovely Santa Cruz with my partner. We had such a great time lounging at the pool, drinking Mai Tais and eating nachos. It was like a little slice of paradise! The food was great and...More

1  Thank coolgal666
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This place has excellent food and service. The cocktails are also very good. Whether you order sea food or a steak their food is excellent

Thank donalda461
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We had the opportunity to stay at the Dream Inn, and had a late-ish breakfast there in the morning. We had classic Eggs Benedict and coffee. The view was right out over Cowell Beach and the Wharf. The breakfasts were made perfectly even though they...More

Thank Jo W
MarkOza22, Manager at Aquarius - Dream Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Jo W, Thank you for your review of Aquarius. We sincerely appreciate your comments, especially such a great one. We look forward to welcoming you back for another great experience. Thank you. Sincerely, Mark Oza Director of Food and Beverage Dream Inn Santa Cruz

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Very friendly waitresses, good service and really good food. Nice and clean place with a fine view out to the beaches.

Thank Christine Lundb... L
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Stunning views of the Wharf and Pacific Ocean. If you do not eat in the restaurant itself, have a cocktail and the macaroni cheese in O'Neill Lounge...you won't regret it!

Thank Lipstick4me
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Lurker L
23 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from rbashaw | Property representative |
Yes, absolutely. We also offer in-room dining if you prefer to have breakfast while enjoying the view from your balcony!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$60
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5438
    (Bay Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-460-5012
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