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Continental Inn

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Room & Suite (40)
Pool & Beach (2)
Certificate of Excellence

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#16 of 53 hotels in Santa Cruz
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Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Hot tub
Vending machine
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Fax / photocopying
Newspaper
Free internet
Wifi
Public wifi
Internet
Outdoor pool
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Centrally Located
Mid-range

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Grade: 89 out of 100
185Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
40Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
271Reviews
9Q+A
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This was one of the best hotel stays Ive had in Santa Cruz. When we arrived, the manager Jay greeted us in parking lot. He remembered us from a previous stay, had our room ready and was very helpful getting us checked in quickly. The rooms are spacious, recently updated, clean, comfortable beds, fast wifi, fridge and microwave, air conditioning, easy access for loading on and out. Unlike some hotels in the area, Jay was patroling the parking area through out the night, keeping vehicles safe and non guests off the property. When we decided to extend our stay an additional night, he was helpful in finding the best deal. They have a hot tub and outdoor pool which are a pleasant bonus for the area. Good location for walking to restaurants, convenience stores, or Pacific garden mall. If you're going to be visiting Santa Cruz I would definitely recommend staying here. Best value and many bonus features you won't find at near by hotels that charge way more, and leave you concerned about the safety of your vehicle.
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Response from GuestEngagementTeam, General Manager at Continental Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Michelle: Thank you for taking the time to give us a PERFECT SCORE REVIEW! I am really glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you liked our awesome location and clean rooms. We’d definitely love to host you again on your next trip to Santa Cruz, California. Remember to book your stay directly on ContinentalInnSantaCruz.com where you will find the lowest rates anywhere online. Booking direct can save up to 15% vs. online travel agents. Thanks again for staying at the Continental Inn and do spread the word about our hotel, Jay General Manager Continental Inn
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We booked 2 rooms for ourselves and family for our daughters 5th Birthday- coolest 5 yr old ever, wanted to go to Santa Cruz ! This place was priced well, clean and close to the boardwalk. The office staff was very friendly and accommodating in placing our rooms close together. After check out - while at the beach, my mother in law realized she’d left her pretty pricy ear rings at the hotel... we called the office to ask if someone could check the room for us- they were on it! Not only did they check the room and find her jewelry but offered to over night it to her home at no extra charge. Since we were still in town my mother in law stopped by on her way out to pick it up. Super impressed with the kindness of the Manger and staff! We will definitely stay here again🤗
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Response from GuestEngagementTeam, General Manager at Continental Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Renea: Thank you for taking the time to leave us a PERFECT SCORE REVIEW and many birthday wishes to your daughter. Our location, close to the boardwalk, is what makes helps our guests have a wonderful getaway. I have passed along your kind comments to our staff and look forward to welcoming you back! Remember to book your stay direct at ContinentalInnSantaCruz.com where you will find the lowest rates anywhere online. Booking direct can save up to 15% vs. online travel agents. Thanks again for staying at Continental Inn and recommending our hotel to other travelers, Jay General Manager Continental Inn
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Check in was easy. Our room was on the backside, with positively zero view, unless you enjoy looking into the back of an apartment building. It is quite a walk to the beach and Boardwalk. It is probably better to take a car and pay the parking fees. The area had plenty of gas stations and restaurants. It was a nice walk to Downtown Santa Cruz, but much longer to the beach. Our room was small, but spotless. There was only room enough for one desk chair. The mini-fridge, internet and appliances worked perfectly. The bathroom was spotless. The swimming pool was across the street but the hot tub was on the 'office side'. They were both clean. Towels were dispensed by the office. Parking was tight but adequate. There is no breakfast provided at this property. We definitely recommend this property to Santa Cruz visitors. We look forward to staying there again.
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Response from GuestEngagementTeam, General Manager at Continental Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Victor: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed our accommodations and found our location convenient. We are so lucky to have a property in the heart of Santa Cruz in a very strategic location that brings our guests just a few steps away from must-see attractions, restaurants, and modern-day conveniences. We’d love to host you again. When you're ready to stay with us again, be sure to book direct at ContinentalInnSantaCruz.com. We hope to see you soon! Thanks again for staying at Continental Inn and recommending our hotel to other travelers, Jay General Manager Continental Inn
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I normally don't write reviews but felt compelled to write one in this instance due to the care and extraordinary attention that I received at the Continental Inn in Santa Cruz, California. Jay welcomed me with a great big smile and made the check in seamless. He wanted to make sure everything was perfect both in my room and with my stay in general and he kindly oriented me with where to find what I needed prior to my business appointments. The two rooms I stayed in were very clean and they were updated with modern comforts like an alarm clock with USB and lots of outlets, a smart TV, great lighting and temperature controls. The water pressure was very good and so was the blow dryer air pressure. These are both pet peeves of mine, The cleaning staff was also very nice and attentive. Last minute I needed an additional room and Robert was incredibly accommodating. Due to circumstances of my business trip I was not sure how many days I would need the additional room for or how long I would need to stay and both Jay and Robert made it easy for me to leave a day earlier than originally planned. I highly recommend the Continental Inn rooms, staff and location! Two thumbs up. I'm planning on staying here from now on when I visit Santa Cruz.
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Response from GuestEngagementTeam, General Manager at Continental Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
Carlos: I am incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-STAR REVIEW and sharing your experience with us. I’m glad that you loved staying at our hotel on your business trip. Our values put guest satisfaction as a top priority and we are committed to our guests. Its guests like you that make our job wonderful. We look forward to hosting you again on your next trip to Santa Cruz. When you book your stay, remember to book directly on ContinentalInnSantaCruz.com to get the lowest rates available anywhere online. Thanks again for staying at Continental Inn and recommending our hotel to other travelers, Jay General Manager Continental Inn
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Stayed here for the first time in June to move our daughter out of her UCSC dorm the next morning. We got a 2 queen room and it was more than big enough, but the bathroom is a little tight. Having in-room coffee, microwave and fridge was a real plus. Great restaurants were a short walk away and we appreciated the free on-site parking. We were in a 2nd floor room, and didn't find it any noisier than any other place we've stayed downtown. Given there's a busy gas station next door, that's kind of surprising. Oh, and no rats running through the hallways like the place across the street ... We'll keep the Continental on the short list of places to stay downtown. Tip: Garbage trucks empty the dumpsters bright and early on Friday morning. ;)
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Response from GuestEngagementTeam, General Manager at Continental Inn
Responded 3 weeks ago
CaNative07: Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review about your stay at our hotel. I'm glad that you enjoyed our accommodations and found our location convenient. We are so lucky to have a property in the heart of Santa Cruz and a very strategic location that brings our guests just a few steps away from must-see attractions, restaurants, and modern-day conveniences. We’d love to host you again. Remember to book your stay directly on ContinentalInnSantaCruz.com to get the lowest rates available anywhere online. You can save up to 15%. Thanks again for staying at Continental Inn and do recommend our hotel to other travelers, Jay General Manager Continental Inn
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PRICE RANGE
$116 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
continental hotel santa cruz, continental santa cruz
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Cruz
NUMBER OF ROOMS
49
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