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“Stay here/be grateful to them”
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Continental Inn
Ranked #22 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
boston ma
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Stay here/be grateful to them”
Reviewed 5 December 2009

Six weeks I stayed here while searching for housing. The staff are kind smart and caring. Rooms beautiful. Every room slightly different some have tubs others not. Safe neighborhood. Eat at lucio's on corner of ocean and soquel. Get massage in same shopping center as restaurant, called healthfoot 25 dollars for an hour of deep Thai massage. Unbelieveable. Go back and sleep in comfort at continental inn. I felt lucky to be there especially after seeing other hotels no where as nice but more expensive. Show gratitude to them because they put up with a lot of questions from tourists.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
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California
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2009

I was expecting a cheesy motel. Instead, it was a very clean and pleasant place. The room was excellent and roomy considering we had two children with us. Very close to everything. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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bay area
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2009

Clean, practical quiet rooms. I have always felt very safe at this hotel. Courteous staff. Close to (within walking distance) of major area attractions.

Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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California
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2009

One major factor that sets the Continental Inn apart from other hotels is that it is still FAMILY owned and run. The staff is extremely pleasant and will do their utmost to be of service to visitors. This Hotel is continually being modernized and updated and reflects pride not seen in so many "chains". The hotel is on a main street in Santa Cruz; however, the rooms are always extremely quiet making for an excellent rest/sleep. I have stayed at this hotel for nearly 15 years and would not even think of staying anywhere else in Santa Cruz. The staff is pleasant, the entire Inn is clean and SAFE! It is walking distance from "old town" Santa Cruz : The Pacific Garden Mall and an easy walk to the wharf and/or Boardwalk.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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Ventura, CA
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2009

My husband and I really enjoyed this quaint, little place. It was very clean and quiet with a close location to the boardwalk. We were happy to find out that they also provided free passes to the Boardwalk for unlimited rides, 12 tokens to the arcade and some free mini golf if we chose to do so. We ended up closing the Boardwalk down that night! We had such a blast....we felt like kids! =0) We slept well in our cozy bed and it was quite peaceful. They also have a continental breakfast in the morning....it was okay....noting to write home about. The OJ was good. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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fairfield
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Reviewed 8 June 2009

Our first time in the area for Santa Cruz. Great location for going to the beach/boardwalk. Came in town for the Pro Am Soccer Tournament. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends. Good customer service and contintial breakfast. Room were nice and updated. Very clean rooms - only recommendation is purchase new towels for guests. Othewise, all was good. One more recommenation is to have the pool on both sides of the hotel. We stayed on the registration / lobby and the pool was located across the street. Recommend if you have children to request a room across the street from check in.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 8 May 2009

We stayed here in april as we were driving between San Fan and LA

We were just looking for a inexpensive motor inn to stay the night, I think we paid about $70 which included a light breakfast in the reception area (good! didnt have to pay a fortune for breakfast elswhere)

The room was comfortable and clean and we enjoyed our stay

This motel is a MOTOR INN not the HYATT, and it does a great job at being that

The managers are also very nice and accomodating

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Continental Inn

Property: Continental Inn
Address: 414 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4636
Region: United States > California > Santa Cruz
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 54 Hotels in Santa Cruz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Continental Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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 
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