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Continental Inn

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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Scandicci
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16 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit the nice and happy town of Santa Cruz this is a reasonable inn where to stay. Clean, good service managed by young smart people. Good breakfast and nice location close to downtown. The value for price is good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reception staff were particularly friendly, welcoming and efficient. They highlighted the availability of the hot tub to the rear and the pool in the annexe across the road. The room was small but clean, tidy and all that was needed. Adjacent to a busy main road junction, our room was to the rear of the building and so noise levels... More 

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monterey
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10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Hardwood floors, comfortable bed, flat-screen TVs, and a clean bathroom. Friendly front desk staff. Breakfast included. This hotel is a great choice when you don't want to spend a lot but want clean and comfortable.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We just spent 5 nights at the Continental Inn. For the price and location it was excellent. It is not a corporate chain, but the quality of the room and the location make it better than a chain. It is an older motel that has been updated to include hardwood floors; tile, granite and new fixtures in the bathroom; excellent,... More 

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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We spent 1 night at this motel. I was a little hesitant after reading some of the reviews. Our experience the staff was very friendly, our room was very clean, and breakfast was normal continental fare. When we make it back to Santa Cruz we will stay here again.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We usually stay in 4 star hotels, but decided to give a lower priced option a chance and were overwhelmingly surprised. We booked the hotel directly through their webpage and saved $10/night versus booking it through the aggregation sites (Expedia, Kayak, etc). Pros - Great room amentities: microwave, fridge, k-cup coffee, flat panel TV - Great free breakfast with cereal,... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Choosing a hotel from a website is like a blind date. Pictures and text are no substitute for the real thing. Our one night stand here was definitely worth the price. They've taken what is probably a 50 year old building and made it shine. There are obviously some things you can't change in an old building, but they have... More 

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Definitely will be back, very nice for the price. There are pricier hotels if that's your thing, but for the value this one fits the bill! Like the recently remodeled decor. I prefer floors to yucky carpet so again this works for me!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Sacramento, California
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41 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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