Continental Inn

414 Ocean Street Santa Cruz95060USA
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About Continental Inn

The Continental Inn, a budget 2-star motel, has 49 guestrooms and is a mile from some of Santa Cruz's most popular beach attractions.

Guestrooms come with mini-fridges, microwaves, coffee makers, television, free Wi-Fi, hairdryer, telephone, clock radio, and iron with board.

The Continental Inn features a seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub, complimentary parking, 24-hour front desk, and fax and photocopying services.

Several restaurants are nearby and offer a wide range of meal options. Guests can reach classic North American restaurants or enjoy international cuisine all within a 15-minute walk.

Numerous dining and shopping opportunities are within a five-minute walk in Santa Cruz’s town centre. The property is also minutes from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, while other highlights include the Santa Cruz Catalyst, Civic Auditorium, Municipal Wharf, the Mystery Spot, and the University of California, Santa Cruz.


414 Ocean Street , Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, USA
Telephone: +1(831)4291221 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Right on the main strip.

Location is a consistent highlight for people who stay at the Continental Inn. Within a short walk is the Santa Cruz beach and boardwalk but the downtown area can also be reached on foot, putting guests near everything they may need in the area.

Rooms are very clean and comfortable.

Despite the rooms at this motel being small in size, many guests still find them to be very comfortable. Nicely appointed furnishings provide everything a guest may need while tasteful décor also help visitors to enjoy their stay.

Visitors can tell the staff cares.

Staff members at this accommodation always greet guests with a smile and try to help in any way they can, creating a friendly atmosphere throughout the property. sitors to enjoy their stay.

Negative Reviews

Basic accommodation at a luxury price.

Guests sometimes get more than they bargained for when booking a room at this motel. Rates can fluctuate, so advertised prices don't always match what people pay. The rates are also typically much higher than what people expect given the basic style of this accommodation.

Not all amenities are on-site.

Some of the amenities at the Continental Inn, such as the popular pool, are located off site and across the street. As the street is often busy with traffic, not all guests feel safe crossing the roadway and miss out on taking advantage of everything this accommodation offers.

Stays can be noisy depending on neighbors.

The guestroom walls at the Continental Inn don't do much to keep out noise. As the motel-style accommodation has exterior access to each room then traffic noise can be an issue. Likewise noise from neighboring guests can create quite a commotion.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1581 reviews across the web
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7.8 out of 10 based on 1581 reviews