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Stockton
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room was very clean and nice! The staff were very friendly! Affordable rates! We will definitely stay again! Thanks for making our quick weekend get away enjoyable! Not far from the Warf and Boardwalk. Love Santa Cruz! Thank you!

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Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Very clean and nice looking room, the bed and pillow are super comfy and it doesn't look and feel like you are in a motel at all. There is a huge flat screen and hardwood floor, much better than any motels I've been so far

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We booked this spot last minute to attend a concert for New Year's Eve. It was conveniently located off of the freeway with easily accessible parking right by our hotel room. Our room was very clean and comfortable with hardwood floors and shuttered windows. Despite being right off a busy street, there was limited noise. The staff was friendly and...

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Thank Laura R
San Diego, California
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My sister, nephew and I drove up the coast and stayed here. It is a renovated hotel that wouldn't be so bad if the water pressure and noise wasn't so prominent. One of our neighbors had barking dogs, big loud trucks, and sounded like a dance party upstairs (floors are wooden). The pillows are pretty hard. I probably wouldn't stay...

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Thank Keisha F
Modesto, California
Reviewed 12 November 2016

From the outside, this hotel looks like any other hotel. However, inside the rooms are nice and tidy. It felt like I was in a room of a very nice home. The floors are hardwood, the bathrooms and rooms are very clean, and they have comfy beds. It was a great nights sleep. The rooms come with a Keurig coffee...

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Durango, Colorado
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Rooms are older, but cute and cozy. Bathroom is small enough that to use the toilet, you leave the door open, or come all the way in and close door. Not much room. The beds were extremely comfortable as were the pillows. Trouble started after the lights went out... The mini-fridge cycled off and on every five minutes or so,...

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Redwood City, California
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I got a good deal on Hotels.com and I was super happy to stay here. The place is super centric and the rooms seems like they were renovated not too long ago. I highly recommend the place and probably will try to stay here next time I drive down to SC

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Thank rwurbina
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

This is a decent little hotel for the price, cozy room too. The walls are thin, we had front row audio seats for the next room's romp session in the middle of the night. Neighborhood is not too appealing either, you will see many interesting types of people on the way walking down to the beach. The walk itself takes...

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1Thank Benjamin J
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Clean rooms, efficient, economical, great wifi, and access. Location is good for driving to desired spots, but not within safe walking distance for most purposes. We were in town for the IM 70.3, and we had enough room to set up a bike, but being a family of 4, we were very cramped. If you are driven by efficiency and...

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Westchester, California, United States
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The Continental Inn a typical two-story motel which is nicely-trimmed and is strong in maintenance and housekeeping. Depending on what you want in your lodging, I'd say the Continental matches what the mid-priced chains have to offer at a little lower rate. The room includes a high-mattress bed, typical bathroom, desk, Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV, microwave, and 'fridge. Complimentary coffee and...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Continental Inn

Address: 414 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4636
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $128 - $427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Continental Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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Also Known As:
Continental Hotel Santa Cruz
Continental Santa Cruz
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“Upstairs back corner near the spa, had no noise issues at all.”
 of 5 bubbles NicoleR539, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the rooms across the street and even had covered parking..”
 of 5 bubbles 882Mikec, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“go to a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles OldDrifter, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
“High floors are better (quieter) if you don't mind walking up the stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles MagicmanNYC, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Great place to stay”
 of 5 bubbles mih2016, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
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