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Continental Inn

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Ranked #25 of 52 hotels in Santa Cruz
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is probably the nicest hotel we've stayed at over our 2 week vacation here in Cali! It's so nice! Wifi is super fast. Room was very clean and nice. It's got a Keurig coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, and other necessary amenities. Also has complimentary breakfast, but we like to sleep in and it's all the way on the other... More

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Pinole, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Planned a last minute summer beach getaway with my fiance and our puppy.. Was very happy to get this 3-star hotel at a 2-star price, big plus that it is pet friendly as well! This place is about 4 blocks from the Boardwalk, excellent location. The property is pretty modern. We stayed in the annex. Originally they had us in... More

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We (my 11 year old son and I) stayed for 3 nites in July 2014. The Continental Inn is about 3-4 blocks from the Boardwalk and a quick drive to anywhere in Santa Cruz or Capitola. It is located on Ocean Avenue which is very heavy with traffic - so trying to make the left turn into their parking lot... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very difficult to get lodging in Santa Cruz in August, so we were lucky to book a 3 night stay at the Continental Inn. The room, located in an annex building across busy Ocean Ave from the main building, was actually very clean and attractive, with a comfortable king sized bed, large bathroom, modernly decorated with grey-brown walls... More

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Continental Inn probably sets the bar for best of the budget-friendly inns/motels in Santa Cruz. The "excellent" rating I am giving Continental Inn is in comparison to other two-star hotels in Santa Cruz. Pros: friendly service, fast Wi-Fi, and free breakfast with a waffle maker! In regard to the room, it is clean and modern (wood paneled floors was a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Continental Inn for two nights in July of 2014. We chose it for the price; it was clean and worked out fine. The continental breakfast was a nice perk, but there is very little seating and only one waffle maker for many guests. The rooms have been renovated; they have laminate hardwood floors which is nice... More

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Woodside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Continental Inn one evening while in the area for the "Wharf to Wharf" annual race in Santa Cruz. The staff was nice, the room was small, the free breakfast was nice.... All in all, not too bad. But the price was jacked up beyond reason for the big crowd in town that weekend - $300+ taxes... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was referred to this hotel by a friend and had a great experience. The hotel is seems brand new! Very clean and comfortable. I have recently been traveling to Santa Cruz every weekend for two months now. I have stayed at multiple hotels in the area and called about every one of them. Continental Inn is for sure the... More

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I was very pleasantly surprised. We arrived 4 hours before check in, they said I could park my car and go enjoy the boardwalk. Checking as at 3pm. So off we went headed to the boardwalk. Be aware it is a one mile walk to get to the boardwalk about a solid 25-30minutes. We went back at 3pm to check... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Big remodel, recessed lights, designer paint schemes, NEW beds (OH YEAH) , new lamps, flat screens. Not a motel anymore---feels more like an inn or hotel. The annex building is my favorite and like the title says---all new.. I noted some recent reviews regarding rude management (TOTAL NONSENSE)---small rooms, yeah, smaller on the office side but very clean and elegant... More

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Address: 414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Location: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Continental Inn 2*
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The Continental Inn is an affordably elegant hotel in the heart of Santa Cruz, just minutes from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Municipal Wharf and just a short walk to the downtown area. Business and leisure travelers alike appreciate the amenities of our hotel. For comfort, convenience and quality service, the Continental Inn is your choice when visiting Santa Cruz. ... more   less 
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