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By a verified traveler on Mon 14 Feb 2022

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Hotel Description

Hotel near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz

Westside Santa Cruz stay

Within a 15-minute walk of this Westside Santa Cruz hotel, you'll find Ocean Street and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz Wharf are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Outdoor pool

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Free self parking and luggage storage are also offered on site.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 49 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$103* Per night/room May 26 - May 27

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Accessible Annex King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Annex King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Continental Inn ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Continental Inn

Everyone (8) Couples (4) Family (6)
1 out of 5
I had the worst experience ever. We reserved the room late in the middle of the night feb 14-15 2022. I paid an extra fee to for a late check out at 3 pm. I work the night shift and mornings are my nights. Around 10 am the housekeepers started their cleaning routine, but the cart was so loud it was impossible to sleep . They knocked twice and I had to tell them twice to come back later since there was not a Do Not Disturb tag available. At 1:00 pm a huge knock knock on the door telling me to leave. I opened the door very mad and exhausted of noise and no sleep to tell the gentleman that I paid to sleep longer. I was ejected and treated like a liar with no attention to detail and not listening. I left the place telling this rude person bad words .. which never happens to me usually. I left this place stressed out with no sleep at all. Worst experience ever will never come back .

Posted by on Feb 18, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 24, 2022 by Sid, General Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Continental Inn, Santa Cruz and providing your honest feedback. Providing the highest level of hospitality is our number one priority and we sincerely apologize for falling short of meeting your expectations. As a teachable moment, we have shared your feedback with the appropriate hotel team to ensure the necessary guidelines are in place to prevent this from occurring in the future. Once again, thank you for your valued feedback and we hope you give us another chance. Warm Regards

5 out of 5
It was clean and updated appearance was great. Staff very friendly and loved that the windows open

Posted by on Feb 14, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 24, 2022 by Sid, General Manager

Dear Tammy, it was a pleasure accommodating you at The Continental Inn, Santa Cruz and thank you for the PERFECT rating. We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations for an enriching experience. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to the area. Warm regards

5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 1, 2021

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4 out of 5
Close to downtown

Posted by on Jul 26, 2021

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5 out of 5

Posted by on May 2, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 18, 2021 by Sid D, General Manager

Dear Guest, it was a pleasure accommodating you at The Continental Inn, Santa Cruz and thank you for the PERFECT rating. We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations for an enriching experience. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to the area. Warm regards

1 out of 5
Nothing good noisy all night lights didn’t work

Posted by on Apr 11, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 19, 2021 by Sid D, General Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave us with your feedback from your recent stay. I am sorry to know that you did not think highly of our offering. I would be very interested to know what exactly was not to your liking, since we did not receive much feedback during your stay about how we could have made it better.

3 out of 5
Had a homeless person camping out in the parking area.

Posted by on Mar 14, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 23, 2021 by Sid, General Manager

Dear Guest, thank you for choosing the Continental Inn, Santa Cruz and thank you for the rating. We do our best to keep the property safe and secure from the homeless. Due the current unfortunate circumstances, there has been an increase in the number of homeless and we do take measures involving the authorities but our priority is make sure the guests feel comfortable at our property. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to the area. Warm regards

5 out of 5
Nice pet friendly inn. We spend one night and mostly ventured around the beach and downtown. Clean property, cozy room. Not too fancy, but clean and comfortable. Our dog had an absolute blast!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 23, 2021 by Sid, General Manager

Dear Guest, thank you so much for staying with us and for sharing your thoughts. We are glad you had an amazing exerience. Your words perfectly describe what we want our prospective guests to know. Thank you for being a satisfied guest and we hope to see you soon.

3 out of 5
Its was semi close to beach. Alot of traffic if you are sent to stay across the street. Be very careful with leaving any valuable in car. Just saying!!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 23, 2021 by Sid, General Manager

Dear Guest, it was a pleasure accommodating you at The Continental Inn, Santa Cruz and thank you for the good rating. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to the area. Warm regards

3 out of 5
Lots of noise! Noise from traffic and people upstairs. Not insullated.

Posted by on Jun 15, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 17, 2020 by Sid, General Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing The Continental Inn Santa Cruz and taking the time to leave a review. We are grateful for your patience and feedback. On a busy street such as Ocean St and in the heart of Santa Cruz, arguably the most dynamic area of downtown Santa Cruz, the experiences can be sometimes slightly noisy. Nevertheless, we do offer our guests a secluded location depending on availability. Please request an upstairs room away from the street on your next visit. Warm Regards.

Property Features

Continental Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Continental Inn also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby, a front desk safe, and an elevator. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This Santa Cruz hotel is smoke free.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1977
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Continental Inn offers 49 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Televisions come with satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Santa Cruz hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply).

  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 11:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 30 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 100 per stay
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Pets allowed in specific rooms only
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 250.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 30 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: USD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Continental Inn Santa Cruz
  • Continental Santa Cruz
  • Continental Inn
  • Continental Inn Hotel
  • Continental Inn Santa Cruz
  • Continental Inn Hotel Santa Cruz

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Continental Inn.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.