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Continental Inn
2 stars

Continental Inn

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

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Continental Inn
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About Continental Inn

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

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.

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Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at Continental Inn

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Body soap
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Trash cans

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath


  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Microwave

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Shower cap

Pool and spa

  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool


  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock


  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • 24hr front desk
  • Key card access

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Desk

Things to do

  • Beach access

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Family friendly

  • Cribs available

Reviews of Continental Inn

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4.2 Mediocre
Cons:paper thin walls, TV noise, dogs barking, road resurfacing price point unrealistic, not competitive
8.0 Very good
Pros:Cery nice but parking was limited
8.0 Very good
Pros: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
Cons: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.
7.4 Good
Pros: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).
Cons: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.


414 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

What's nearby

  • 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
  • Santa Cruz Wharf1.1 mi
  • Santa Cruz Harbor1.2 mi
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum1.6 mi
  • State Lighthouse Museum1.6 mi
  • DeLaveaga Golf Course1.9 mi
  • University of Santa Cruz Arboretum1.9 mi



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM


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Top tips for your stay at Continental Inn

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Continental Inn, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and March.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Continental Inn, plan to stay on a Tuesday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Continental Inn was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $107, while the most expensive was $236.
  • How long should you stay at Continental Inn? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 1 day.

FAQs when booking at Continental Inn

  • Where is Continental Inn located?

    Continental Inn is located at 414 Ocean Street, 0.7 miles from the center of Santa Cruz. Town Clock is the closest landmark to Continental Inn.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Continental Inn?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Continental Inn.

  • Does Continental Inn offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Continental Inn offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Continental Inn offer free parking?

    Yes, Continental Inn offers free parking.

  • How far is Continental Inn from the airport?

    Continental Inn is 27.5 miles from San Jose. Continental Inn is 28.2 miles from Monterey Regional.

  • Does Continental Inn have a pool?

    Yes, Continental Inn has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Continental Inn hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Continental Inn in Santa Cruz and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Continental Inn and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Continental Inn.

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Distance to city center

0.7 mi

Nearest Airport

San Jose

Distance to airport

27.2 mi