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Continental Inn

2.0 of 5 414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

For the price, it was clean, spacious, comfortable and convenient. It is neither in downtown or on the beach but is close enough to both to be considered a grat location. They have a pool and hot tub which we never used but looked great. It's cheap for California and the staff are brilliant. Big breakfast is free with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We zipped across traffic and into the busy parking lot of a 60s style motor hotel in the heart of Santa Cruz. Given the reviews I was a little taken aback. There was a long line in reception and the super friendly guy (I am such a jerk for forgetting his name) did a great job of helping us all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This hotel is a great midrange property in Santa Cruz. We planned a trip with short notice and did some digging around for a place to stay, this property fit our budget and had a great location. We checked in and hotel staff was nice and helpful when directing us to nearby restaurants (Thai, Chinese, Italian in walking distance). The... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Noisy hotel guests combined with thin walls and floor make it impossible to sleep. When we called the front desk to ask them to address the issue of the noisy guests above us the staff said the guests were Asian and just settling in after checking in 15 minutes ago.. Well, first of all I didn't care what nationality they... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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 August 17, 2014

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 August 10, 2014

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 August 10, 2014

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 August 5, 2014

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 August 3, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Continental Hotel Santa Cruz
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