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Continental Inn

2-star2 stars
414 Ocean StreetSanta CruzCA95060United States of America

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Awesome vibe
Great location
Great room
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From 222 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Continental Inn

from £74
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • One King Bed (King Room Annex)
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 49 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after regular check-in hours must contact the property in advance to arrange late check-in. Guests can contact the property using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Built in 1977
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Continental Inn’s small print

Also known as

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


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 250.00 per stay

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 25

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 20.0 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 30 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Continental Inn


  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (15-minute walk)
  • Main Beach (19-minute walk)
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum (37-minute walk)
  • Museum of Art & History (9-minute walk)
  • Pacific Garden Mall (9-minute walk)
  • Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (9-minute walk)
  • Town Clock (14-minute walk)

Getting around

  • San Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.) 41-min drive
  • San Jose, CA (RHV-Reid Hillview) 43-min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) 47-min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 49-min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 752 reviews

Continental Inn
Very Good8.0
Great stay, clean and quiet room
We arrived and as advised went across the road as we were staying in the Annex. We found a very clean and well maintained room. There were people above us whom we could just about hear walking around but the rooms were well soundproofed from other rooms and outside. We were disappointed to find that they no longer provide a free or charged breakfast at all but there are plenty of reasonable places nearby including a donut house 5 minutes drive away towards highway 1. My husband went in the pool but I found it too cool being unheated. We stayed 2 nights and the bed was turned and the room cleaned on our second day.
Vickey, gb2 night romance trip
Continental Inn
Reasonably good
Stayed 3 nights. Hotel is in 2 buildings on opposite sides of the road. A bit inconvenient if you are not in the building where breakfast is served. Good staff. Location is excellent and close to many restaurants and to the Boardwalk. The room could have done with carpeting. Overall alright.
A Traveller, gb3 night romance trip
Continental Inn
Very Good8.0
Clean and comfortable
We booked this as a stop over on our way to LA. The room was clean and comfortable, the staff were friendly and very helpful. The only downside was the breakfast was a little lacking but that said I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Marjorie, gb1 night family trip
Continental Inn
Very Good8.0
Great motel
A great motel with everything you need. Good breakfast, nice location, friendly staff, decent room.
Frances, gb1 night trip with friends
Continental Inn
Also I asked the manager to at show me why my taxe
I was disappointed to find that the room is much smaller than it appears in the photo I was disappointed to find that the pool was located across the street after you have to walk across the traffic and to get to it. The manager admitted he was having a problem with his cleaning staff because I needed to get new pillowcases they were stained and had hair on them. The blanket that covers the bed was stained and I took it off immediately and asked for new blankets to put on top. I will not go back to the motel. Also I asked the manager to at show me why my taxes for $30 on a hotel room where 11% is the norm in Santa Cruz for charges the extra $10 he said with so I assume the cost of where is the hotel usually assumes that cost.
Heather, us1 night trip

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