Dream Inn

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1962 dream-inn-construction.jpg

The Dream Inn, in its prominent location above the beach, is probably the most visible hotel in Santa Cruz. Begun in 1962, the 11-story addition was built in 1972. The 1962 photo at right shows the hotel under construction. In the background to the left, the no-longer-existing Hanly Hospital can be seen. To its right is the former Lynch residence. The motel in between also remains today. In the foreground surf, some old pilings of the Railroad wharf remain standing long after its 1922 demolition.