For the money we spent, we should have gotten a room that looked like the photo shopped pictures in the ad. We got to stay in a building across the street from the main office with a balcony overlooking a U-haul salvage station. Definitely looked like we were on the wrong side of the tracks. The window locks were broken, so we were afraid to leave anything […] in the room when we left for dinner. My advice: look elsewhere. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I really liked the layout of the suite, it made the most out of a relatively small space. The only desapointing thing was the mattress.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The "Good Enough" Hotel"
The Continental Inn wasn't anything fancy or located in a super convenient location but, it wasn't dirty and I wasn't in discomfort the whole time. The rooms are clean, it's nice to have hard wood floors and I was impressed that such a low budget hotel would have a mini fridge and a microwave equipped inside! The TV was a nice 40 something inches of […] flat screen, and the bathrooms were also very clean. The bed was probably the most disappointing aspect of the room, being extremely hard and solid. All of the furniture had little dings on it, making the place look cheaper. The walls were kind of thin, I didn't particularly notice anything too loud at night but in the morning, I could hear traffic and the maid vacuuming and it was extremely loud. Location wise, it's not inconvenient but it's not in a central location either. It takes about 15-20 minutes to walk to the boardwalk, but you have to walk through slightly ghetto areas. It only takes 5 minutes to drive there though, so it might be worth it! about a 10 minute drive to downtown. Overall, this place didn't have anything extra or special but it covered all of the basic necessities. If you are on a budget or just a need a place to stay over night, I think this place will cover what you need. The breakfast bar isn't impressive but has a waffle maker! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Quick check in ,wasnt busy at the time . Room was clean and up to date furnitures and tv which was nice . Has wooden floor which is better than carpet . Not too far from from the boardwalk . If the room had a view , I would rate it a 5 .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Would definately stay here again. Hardwood floors (not that nasty crusty old carpet), matching furniture & VERY comfortable beds. Great location for us (we stayed on the side of the street where the check-in office is located). Very close to the boardwalk, although we didn't walk there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This was overpriced in my opinion based on location, building style, amenities. We had corner room upstairs (no elevator) with corner windows and outside night light on all night. Not exciting. Won't stay again. The good thing they have going is their description online - sure fooled us. Desk clerks very pleasant.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, clean room"
walking distance to beach, downtown, parks, restaurants, and shopping. Very clean room with pleasant decor, hardwood floors, granite and tile. Parking right in front of room. Great breakfast bar. Room was a little crowded but full sized Yoplait yogurt, cereal, waffles, bagels, muffins, juice, coffee, tea, and fruit. Hot tub is small and pool across […] the street from main bldg - also small. Overall good stay and would go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Boardwalk"
Very impressed with room and staff. Staff were courteous and efficient. Room was cute and non traditional...no typical hotel/motel furnishings. Only complaint was the small and extremely overcrowded breakfast area. We couldn't even get in the door the second morning. The first morning was almost as difficult to gain entry.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean rooms but really funky set up"
This hotel would be okay but the pool is across the street (and its a very busy street). The pool is also so small and in a very odd location. Hot tub on other side of street in a parking lot - also very odd. Rooms are very loud and our room faced a gas station which meant no sleep. However, room was clean and seemed newly remodeled. Staff was nice […] and breakfast was decent. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not a great place to stay"
Rooms was small for the price and listed as deluxe. Bathroom was small and difficult to move around. Overall, very disappointed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to beach"
The office is located on the opposite side of a busy street. The parking is a bit tight during the day. At night you can use the chinese rest. parking lot. Pool is the size of a postage stamp, pool towels are located in the office on the opposite side of street. Hot tub and pool are not located next to each other.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Expensive for what it offers"
The room was for $180 for one night. Indeed it is close to the boardwalk and has good location, but it's just a basic room with basic amenities. The beds are absolutely horrible, squeaky and lumpy, hard to sleep on. when you charge that much per night, you should at least invest in some improvements.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place. Restaurants nearby."
Front desk staff was ok, cordial, etc. I don't think customer service is their strong suit. Room looked great, nice and spacious, modern, and clean. Hotel was by several restaurants, but not exactly walking distance to the boardwalk (maybe for adults, but not with children. The dining room was very tight and they could use a few more options at the […] breakfast bar. Overall 4/5 stars, pretty pleasing :) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"too much $$$$"
Staff was friendly, room was clean. Traffic was loud at night and rooms do not keep noise out well. Breakfast was pretty minimal and in tiny quarters but clean. Boils down to way to much money for the accomodations at half price it would be spot on.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel, great price"
The stay was nice. The hotel room was newly remodeled and very clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not what I thought I was paying for !!!"
Misleading from the pictures they have on display, those must have been taken some time ago. Very expensive for having to drive to the boardwalk, I thought we would be able to walk there. The room was very clean, and the staff was good. It was very quite,and we felt very safe there. One down side is that the place is split in two, with the other side […] is across a busy street. The pool and spa are on the separate sides. Unfortunately, I would not stay there again, unless the price was much lower. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth it"
It was cheap and low quality. Breakfast was poor quality, coffee horrible. Spend your money somewhere else!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Okay room, not great for the price"
This was a clean hotel, but not the most up to date. The bathroom seemed like it had recently been renovated and was nice, but quite small. The breakfast was sparse and the room was very crowded. My family of four had to take our breakfast back to the room, and the kids ate at the tiny table in the room (not big enough for two plates), while my husband […] and I sat on the beds and ate. Maybe hotels in Santa Cruz are just really expensive, but I was expecting more for the price we paid. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was very nice and staff was great! The only thing that ruined the stay for my family and I is that the hotel allows pets and the room next to us had 2 dogs that would not stop barking all night long. Worst hotel experience of my life. No one in my family slept a bit that night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good for what it was. Doubt I will come back."
My boyfriend and I traveled up to Santa Cruz for my orientation and needed a place to sleep the night before, so I booked a room at the inn. In all honesty, it was fine since we had a place to stay and it was relatively close, but the bed was god awful. I couldn't sleep the whole night and neither could my boyfriend after a whole day of driving. If […] the mattress was better, I could have written a better review. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We were there for just one night. Updated room was clean and comfortable and quiet. Walking distance to downtown and Marianne's Ice Cream shop! Breakfast included Yoplait yogurt and make-your-own waffles. There must have been an electric circuit out because our TV, coffee maker and hair dryer didn't work, but we didn't need them. The maintenance guy […] wouldn't be there until after we left in the morning. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel reasonable prices"
Very comfortable room with lovely furniture. Within walking distance to beach (10 min) with free parking and WiFi. Staff was very friendly, Spa was clean and pleasant and breakfast area was clean with regular continental food.Genuine Expedia guest review
The rate at the hotel was higher than that quoted me by hotels. com.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
this what I need for a hotel free wifi / free breakfast . But too pricey for a small hotel .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Definitely Will Return!"
My family stayed here 4dys/3nights. Late check-in was no problem. Late check-out was well worth the small fee but was only good until 3pm. The room was clean and spacious. A mini-shampoo/conditioner combo is provided with the toiletries but I recommend bringing your own if you like separates. We asked for extra supplies in our room, directions, restaurant […] ratings, and more; the hotel staff were very nice and accommodating. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! Breakfast was much better than expected too (fresh waffles available for the making). The only real downfall of this hotel is that the pool is located across the street at its sister site. The spa is at this location, so there is water at both sites. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Wish I would have stayed at the Babbling Brook"
I was actually disappointed because the online pictures did not match the actual look of the room. The pictures made it look much nicer than it was in reality. It donot meet my standards and both my husband and I wish we would have spent more money and stayed where we did last time which was a bed and breakfast with much nicer amenities and was very […] picturesque. I felt that the room was overpriced at $200 a night. The breakfast provided was good and I would say it was the only plus. There supposibly was a pool, however we never saw it. Needless to say we will not stay there again. We'll stick to what we know and now try to save a buck. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The whole family enjoyed the place. Once we check-in walked to the beach an had dinner (10 min walk). Don't walk at night (past 10), we saw kids on bikes and smoking drugs.Genuine Expedia guest review
"I had a pleasant stay at the Continental Inn."
I was grateful for the map that they provided and were available to give directions to the local sites. The continental breakfast was fine and provided what I needed. The room was very clean and large. I liked the side table where I was able to eat, drink and read in the evening. I felt very safe with private security access to the building. The TV […] was large and was able to view an HBO movie. Thank you for an enjoyable stay in Santa Cruz. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"close enough to boardwalk to walk"
I liked this room very much. It was roomy and the air conditioners worked. The bed was nice and the room was clean. My only complaint was the hot tub is on one side of the hotel and the pool was on the other. The help was very friendly as well. It was easy to find coming in off of the Pacific coast highway.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"overpriced for what you get"
room is clean, but has a slight musty oder. Staff friendly, breakfast was good. More like a 1 1/2 star motel. Expensive for what you get.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice big room, could use a bit of TLC"
Comfortable, very quiet, very large room....more like a suite. So convenient to downtown Santa Cruz. I would stay here again for sure.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to beach"
Our room was in a separate building across a busy street, very hard to cross especially for breakfast. Not a bad hotel centrally located from all attractions.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice with a short walk to the beach and to downtown, room was niceGenuine Expedia guest review
nice easy places to go around clan very good breakfast. big rooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Trip to the Board Walk"
Nice Clean Hotel, beautiful floors in both rooms. Clean bathroom. Overall Comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
Was booked as a Queen Bed. Got a Full Size. The room was so small I don't know how they got the bed in.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"We would stay again"
We checked in and were very impressed with the room. They are located very close to the boardwalk, on the main street in/out of town. Beds were very comfortable we slept like babies. When we woke up and went downsairs for contintental breakfast....yummy!! We will definitely stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
No complaints,all was clean and good.only was little too expensive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Expensive, Adequate, Ordinary"
The motel is a very ordinary place along the dismal Ocean Street, guaranteed to take the luster from the "Santa Cruz" experience. The office and half of the hotel are split on either side of a busy street - pretty annoying. The room I occupied was comfortable and clean - a check mark there. But it was expensive. Likely true of all the really ugly motels […] I saw along this street. So maybe, for Santa Cruz, this is what you get when you won't pay 250 a night or more, and will not go above 200. Just too much for what you get. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean but over-priced"
My husband and I liked the room ONlY because it was clean. However we couldn't check in until 3pm and had to check out by 11am. It cost $200.00 for twenty hours??? And the room service was banging on our door at 10am trying to get us out so they could clean. Also it's split into two hotels (across the street from each other) and the hot tub is only […] on ONE side... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, friendly staff, good price"
Our room was bright and cheery. Staff friendly. Was pleasantly surprised when I got there because of the low price. The hard wood floor gave the room an extra clean feel. Bathroom also updated and clean. Had a Keurig coffee maker in the room. A good variety of breakfast food if you are a light breakfast eater. A little too far for walking to the Boardwalk […] for the average person, and the walk would be on busy roads. But there was a huge parking lot with free parking across the street from the Board Walk. About a 5 to 10 minute drive in busy traffic from the motel. The pool and Jacuzzi are across the street from each other. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Nice clean room, breakfast options very good, especially since it was free, only about a 15 minute walk to the boardwalk. Good value for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Centrally located in Santa Cruz, near shopping, grocery storesGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not as good as past stays"
We have stayed here several times visiting kids at UCSC. This time there were two levels of rooms and I didn't catch on. We ended up in a "standard" room in the separate building (accorss busy street). Awful, noisy from other rooms and over a restaurant parking lot. Don't Do it. I was treated very well by the staff at the front dest when I complained […] that this was not my past experience and they moved us to a room that was what I expected. Got a room in the main building, very nicely redone rooms. The breakfast was typical but the breakfast room was a mess, trash over flowing, OJ overflow tray a mess, counter dirty. Not sure if I will stay here even in the better room next time. Change in Management ? ? ? Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel for price"
Stayed one night for business. Clean room with all the basic necessities. Staff at check in was helpful and friendly. Would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"trying out ocean st area"
The rooms were bigger than expected, very clean, and we appreciated the choice of wood flooring instead of carpet. A little noisy, which was reasonable considering area. Only drawbacks, blinds should also have curtains to block out light at night. And perhaps the am desk-clerk on our stay at least should be a little more attentive to keeping breakfast […] area stocked, especially when room is full of people. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Close to everything we wanted to see, able to do late check-in. Beautiful room decor!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
parking tight for bigger cars or trucks, overall nice rooms with renovated bathrooms looks nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice and clean"
room was clean, people were friendlyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel located not far from beaches."
We had a great experience with this hotel. Booking was simple through Expedia; they are dog friendly (offered dog bowls and treats); and the staff was nice. The rooms are rather small but a good size for 1-2 people and a small dog.Genuine Expedia guest review
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