Continental Inn

414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, United States
+1 831 429 1221

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based on 684 reviews
Continental Inn - Santa Cruz, CA
Thu 5/13
Fri 5/14
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Travelocity $96
Hotwire $98
Expedia $98

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Distance to city center

0.7 mi

Location rating


Nearest Airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

27.2 mi

Rooms available at Continental Inn

Thu 5/13
Fri 5/14

Standard Rooms


Bed type
Queen bed
$96 per night
Queen bed
$98 per night
Queen bed
$98 per night
$103 per night
Queen bed
$103 per night
$108 per night
Queen bed
$108 per night
Queen bed
$131 per night
$135 per night
Queen bed
$158 per night
Queen bed
$165 per night
$314 per night

King Rooms


Bed type
$130 per night
$130 per night
$130 per night
$162 per night
$204 per night
$227 per night

Queen Rooms


Bed type
Queen bed
$128 per night
Queen bed
$143 per night

Reviews of Continental Inn



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room was clean in 208 reviews
great location in 116 reviews
friendly staff in 92 reviews
parking lot in 75 reviews
bed was comfortable in 35 reviews
pool and hot tub in 31 reviews
walking distance of downtown in 27 reviews
close to everything in 25 reviews
front desk in 20 reviews
santa cruz in 17 reviews
walls were very thin in 17 reviews
across the street in 16 reviews
ground level in 8 reviews
chinese restaurant in 6 reviews
maid carts in 6 reviews
shining thru in 6 reviews
room was dirty in 3 reviews
  • Okay
    Aug 2017

    shakey 2.0


    paper thin walls, TV noise, dogs barking, road resurfacing price point unrealistic, not competitive

  • Good
    Dec 2015

    Cery nice but parking was limited


  • Good
    Mar 2015

    Not bad

    The location was great. Less than 10min walking distance to the beach and downtown area. Everything was clean: sheets, bathroom, floor etc. The room was way better than I expected. It was a little small, but it was just my boyfriend and I so it was perfect. I definitely would come back

    Check in is at 3. We got there 3:30 and the room still wasn't ready so the woman told us about 30min, so we just walked to get some beer. Come back 30min later, I asked if the room was ready and she said 10 more minutes. We're a patient couple so it was whatever, but I can see where that could be aggravating.

  • Good
    Jan 2015

    This hotel is by no means a luxury hotel...however, I have stayed in room 119 twice and I love it. The bathroom is small but updated, same with the room. The linens were nice (though the beds could use a heavier blanket added). The complimentary bathroom supplies were of good quality and a nice touch. The location is great and it's decently quiet (though you can hear the footsteps of the person above you).

    I had called the hotel at 11am the day of my reservation; I requested room #119 and asked what was the earliest check-in time for that room. I was told that it should be ready by 12pm since it was empty, but it may take until 1:30pm at the latest. I told the girl on the phone that I would be arriving at around 1:30pm. I arrived to check-in at 2pm, my room was NOT ready and when I asked when it would be ready the rude and sloppy looking front desk girl turned around and spoke with some women that were sitting down in the breakfast dinning area. She then turned around and told me it would be ready at a little after 3pm; the ladies that had been sitting down got up and headed to clean my room... As I explained to her that I had called at 11am and was told it would be ready earlier, I had made an appointment around the time frame she had given me over the phone. She offered no apologies and gave me attitude when I request to go ahead and check-in so when I came back from my appointment that I could just go straight to the room. This is the 2nd time that I have stayed in this hotel...check-out time is at 12pm...and even if you ask the front desk for a wake-up call at 11:30am house-keeping will come and wake you up at 10am by knocking on your door. OR they won't even knock, but instead just open the door and walk in when you are in bed!!!!!! This happened to me this last time, she apologized but still to be woken up hours before you need to, and having some stranger barge into the room were you are sleeping make is mortifying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF?! It is clear customer service training doesn't happen at this hotel...and unfortunately do to the rude front desk and the house-keeping barging in whenever they feel like it, I don't think I'll be back....which sucks, because I have to rent a room in SC about once a week and I like the cleanliness, location, price, and overall look of the room.

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About Continental Inn


The Continental Inn in Santa Cruz is just a five-minute drive from the boardwalk for easy access to sun, sand, and watersports. The Santa Cruz city center and Water Street are a short five-minute walk from the hotel. This mid-range hotel offers 49 non-smoking guestrooms for individuals and families. The pet-friendly hotel is less than 30 miles from Monterey Peninsula Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Standard rooms are available with one queen bed, one king bed, or two queen beds. There is also an Annex King room with extra space as well as Accessible Annex King rooms equipped with extra accessibility options. The standard guestrooms offer complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, climate control, comfortable bedding, and a flat-screen television with premium cable channels. Refrigerators, work desks, and microwaves are in each room along with alarm clocks with USB ports and Keurig coffeemakers. The rooms have private bathrooms with hairdryers.

Many dining establishments are in the area of the hotel with a wide selection of cuisine options. Golden Palace offers authentic Chinese fare, Earthbelly serves healthy meals, and the Buttery offers French and American dishes. Other options nearby include M.G. Sushi, Walnut Avenue Café, Marianne’s Ice Cream, and Surfrider Café.

Guests looking for things to do outside of the Continental Inn will find all sorts of options. April Rose Natural Skin Care & Bodywork is nearby, as are Nickelodeon Theatre, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, and Del Mar Theater. The McPherson Center is less than half a mile from the hotel.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

7.8 Good

based on 684 reviews









Check in

3:00 PM

Check out

12:00 PM


Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities at Continental Inn

Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Increased accessibility
Beach towels
Fire extinguisher
Flat-screen TV
Free toiletries
Smoke alarms
Shower cap
Accessible by elevator
Adapted bath
Physical distancing rules
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Socket near the bed
Alarm clock
Key card access
No smoking
Spa bath
Body soap
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Cable or satellite TV
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
Toilet with grab rails
Trash cans
Coffee machine
Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
Free parking
Pool towels
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Vending machine (drinks)
Vending machine (snacks)
24hr front desk
Storage available

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Most Popular Landmarks

  • Town Clock0.5 mi
  • Mission Santa Cruz0.7 mi
  • Cocoanut Grove0.7 mi
  • Main Beach0.8 mi
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History0.8 mi
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk1 mi

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