I have stayed at the Continental Inn several times in the past 5 years and eventhough I do see some disturbing reviews, out stay has always been nice, however; we are locals and stay in the off season to take advantage of the indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, gameroom, ping pong, and free breakfast. They may have time in the off-season to clean it better and bugs are not as much of an issue with the cold. I have NEVER seen a bug in any of the rooms but I do admit they are very dated. I think this is how they keep costs down. Bedspreads, linens and the bathroom were always clean but the decor is old, dark and dated but usable and the rooms are set up nicely. On the weekends or when there is a lot of people or a holiday, there are two free breakfasts and it is a buffet (a small buffet). Less busier times the free breakfast you can order off the menu which is nicer. Despite all the comments about the dining staff and front office staff, everyone I have talked to or been waited on by has been extremely friendly and I think the staff is one of the Continental Inn's best attributes next to all the stuff they have for kids.
Now onto my favorite part, the facility amenities...there is ping pong (you have to purchase ping pong ball for 50 cents at a machine but keep the ball or bring your own and you can reduce or avoid this chg). Ping pong table is in the indoor pool area and in the game room in the lobby. They have a nice, heated indoor pool, indoor small baby wading pool, indoor hot tub, indoor sauna, and lounger seating indoors that has ultra violet tanning (not strong but enough to simulate natural light) lights above some (a bonus for me!). Also, there is a changing room at the indoor pool as well. You do have a short walk, outside (but with a top cover) to get to the indoor pool facilities. In the main lobby is a small game room with ping pong and billiards and this is where the Le Fluer restuarant is located, again, as this is a motel, you do have an outside walk to get to the lobby/game area. Summer ammenities outside also offer an outdoor pool, nice playground for kids, tether ball, and tennis courts which is a lot for a budget hotel (under 100 dollars in the winter and very reasonable rate in the summer as well. 10% off for AAA members.
Now, for the bad part, I do think they could do a deep cleaning and rooms would be nicer, also, while some rooms are labled as non-smoking, remember at one time you could smoke in ANY room so many do have a smokey smell to them but I never found this to be overpowering. If you are real picky or have kids that are young enough to still stick things in their mouth, or have severe allergies or asthma, you may want to find another place but my family including my brother in law and sister, all who have kids 6-12, love this place and the kids bug me constantly to go to the Continental Inn. Individual breakfast is tastier than the buffet but the buffet is not bad.
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