"Decent hotel with a friendly staff"
The hotel is a short drive away from the Boardwalk and the Mystery Spot. The hotel is split into 2 buildings across the street from each other which we found odd but we only had to cross the street to the other building for breakfast and to go to the office.Genuine Expedia guest review
"No major complaints or rewards"
You get what you pay for...no frills, good value, friendly staff. Parking is not the best.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Affordable & Clean - It worked for me"
I stayed in the remodeled building across the street which was cleaned, freshly painted and very bright. Better parking is available by the office.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Boardwalk and Good Eats"
We stayed in the new section of this hotel and it was clean and bright. On the down side, the furniture was not all in yet, the bedding didn't quite fit the bed so sheets were all over the place. That's why i rated it average.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The front desk clerk that was there the first night of our stay (3/16) was fabulous (sorry, can't remember his names....I'm terrible with names). He was very friendly & helpful with many things, such as suggestions of restaurants & activities, distance of those places (whether to walk or drive), and when our TV didn't work, he came up very promptly […] & fixed the issue. We truly enjoyed our stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice motel with friendly staff"
Convenient for us, near downtown and beach. Nice motel with friendly staffGenuine Expedia guest review
"not far from boardwalk"
all went well...breakfast great..lots to chose fromGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"best bang for the buck"
i'd read a handful of reviews of different lower-priced hotels, and this one seemed to be the best recommended, and it did not disappoint. very pleased and would stay again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Everything was great, just the pillows were a bit hard. Everything else was suburb, I'd stay again. I also love the hardwood floors, nice touch.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Second stay not as good as the first."
We had a good stay the first time we were there in Sept 2013, this time the room was nice and the service was great. The problem was the really crappie beds in our room. Really low to the ground and very uncomfortable. The last nigh we stayed there the leg to the bed clean broke off! Slept on a slant the rest of the night, SUCKED!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the beach & downtown."
Nice stay, within walking distance to most places in Santa Cruz.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, but small rooms and cheap mattress"
Bottom line: for the price I paid for the deluxe room, I expected more.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 bed Room was not ok for 5 (2adult 3 kids) even we told them we were 5 other than that everything was good (breakfast , front desk )Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"New owners taking pride in their Inn"
I love this place but I don't care for the building across the street so make sure you ask to stay in the main building. They happily accomodated us. All the rooms are beautiful that we have stayed in only drawback this time was the phone did not work in our room 235, they offered to come look at it but we were there for the weekend and did not want […] to hassle the it, not a big deal. The manager was incredibly nice and professional. Note, you can hear the plumbing in the morning in other rooms but for the price and cleanliness and location, you can't beat this place. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for location & pet friendly"
Pet friendly rooms are on ground floor of main building, clean and convenient with wood floors. I'm sure the wood floors are there for keeping room clean but are noisy at night if your dog walks around at night. Bed was not good but they are in the process of replacing them now, I was told. Only other negative was upstairs neighbor was very heavy footed […] and we could hear every step. Overall the Continental Inn is a good value with great location (although in a high traffic area). Great breakfast served in the morning and gracious, helpful staff. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice location, between ťhe beach and downtown"
The rooms are spacious, clean and up to date. Flat screen tv, heater/ac, shampoo soap etc., a capsule coffee maker, fridge. Helpfull stuff, parking and WiFiGenuine Expedia guest review
"comfortable but paper thin walls!!"
Stay was nice, but our neighbors were unfortunately very loud and drunk. Could hear them screaming from the next room over.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We got to stay in a new room they are redoing across the street from the main hotel, it still smelled like paint but not in an overbearing way. We were able to walk to a steakhouse near by for dinner which was handy. Overall, it was great for the one night we stayed, only complaint: coffee Kuerig in the room didn't work but otherwise no major issue […] s. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for one night stop"
Hotel was clean. Front desk personnel were polite and helpful. We were only there for about 12 hours and it met our needs, We didn't go to the complimentary breakfast so I can't comment on that.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect for roadtrip"
It fullfilled our needs, was clean and spacious. Parking was included and the breakfast was ok for a continental one. Nothing to complain at all.Genuine Expedia guest review
Loved the hard wood floors. Everything was clean and neat as a pin. Nice continental breakfast. I will definitely be returning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel close to beach"
Hotel was clean and close to beach which was nice, however bed was extremely uncomfortable! You could feel the bed springs poking your back, needless to say did not get much sleep as it was not comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean! Great value!"
I was not happy with Expedia as when I booked, I clicked on the 4 people option but when the confirmation was sent to me, it was for only 2 adults. I called the hotel directly and the manager was able to assist me in adding two adults for a reasonable fee. Hotel was very clean with hardwood floors, nice soaps, free wifi, and wonderful buffet breakfast. […] There was even a waffle maker!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good price for the value."
Sheets are washed thin, but room was clean. Loud street noise, but since i had to get up early for work it was not a big deal.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great service, great room, loved the hot tub. This will be my #1 place in Santa Cruz from now on. The management were wonderful. If I recall, his name was Vic?Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean and easy to find"
Staff was great except a 2 AM the unit under us had the alarm go of at 2 am and wat still beeping a 4 am when we left. The staff was notified and the anwser was the room is occupied and they should turn it off eventually. At midnite a group of students was load and obnoxious for around and hour. This is something hotels can not control but it ruined […] our stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Worked out great for me.. Clean, very friendly and accommodating staff. Good location to beach, downtown, shopping. The rate was reasonable, will return when I next am in the area!Genuine Expedia guest review
"santa cruz trip"
We had seen everything that we could and thought it would be nice to go home a day early. We asked the front desk if we could receive a refund for the night that we weren't staying, they refused. Then they called our room multiple times while we were taking a nap with our 5 and 3 year old son. They kept asking us to leave then if we were going to leave […] so that they could get the room ready for another guest. Even though we had paid thru that nite. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Gem around corner from buttery"
Total ly excellent. Recycle bin in bathroom and olive oil shampoo. Plug on center behind bed. Nice visitors all around. Steam bath in back. Asian food across street worth visiting.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Career Full Service Hotel Manager"
So I dig nice little hotels that do it right.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very good room"
The room was much nicer that any other motel I have ever been. All renovated with nice furniture and new bathroom. Good Breakfast. The location is half way between downtown and the boardwalk, that make it nor too far, but no to close either to any of those places, but since I only stayed one night I used the car to go from one place to the other. There […] are many other motels in the same street, so must be a popular place for motels. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"NOISY weekend night"
The room itself was fine, about what I expected for the price. It was clean, water-pressure was good, everything was serviceable, and the front desk attendant was nice. When reading reviews before booking the stay, I did see some warnings about noise, but figured it wasn't that important. I was wrong. We stayed there on a Saturday night, and there […] was LOUD talking from the room on one side from 1:30am-3am after the occupants returned from last call, and from the other side there was fairly loud music from 5am-5:30am (possibly a clock radio alarm). Maybe it's better on a weekday, but on a weekend I think the location and price lends itself to noise. If you want a full night of sleep on a weekend night, I'd recommend staying at a different inn, far enough from the commercial areas that it's not walking distance to a bar. For me, it would have been worth paying 30%-50% more, just to get better sleep. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Okay hotel for a cheap price"
The hotel is okay, the bathroom is pretty good, however I did not like the fact that the hotel is split across the street, the hard floors everywhere or the uncomfortable bed.Genuine Expedia guest review
Everything was perfect. Nice and helpful staff, clean and well maintained room, free breakfast, free wifi - no complains at all. There is even a Jacuzzi we used, the pool was open but is not heated so i guess it's practically usable only during the summer.Genuine Expedia guest review
Was pleasantly surprised at this hotel for the price! Everything very clean and new. Had a hot breakfast waffle made on the waffle griddle for breakfast. Loved the "pergo" type wood flooring instead of carpeting. The bath was very clean and beds comfortable. Only prob was the noise of the street because we were in room up front close to street so I […] would ask for a room towards the back. Will always use this hotel when returning to Santa Cruz! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
They've done a good job updating this hotel, but tough to sleep because the noise of Traffic on Ocean StreeGenuine Expedia guest review
Friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms, decent breakfast bar. Convenient location. Great value for the money.Genuine Expedia guest review
Clean and appropriate for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel centrally located."
Stayed over the Christmas holiday. The hotel was clean, however, the mattresses, and box springs need changing. They are uncomfortable, and badly stained. The fridge in the room doesn't get cold. We have stayed here before, and this is a problem in the other rooms we have occupied.Genuine Expedia guest review
room was fabulous as was staff.will definetly go back.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great stay for price"
We stayed here for one night on a weekend. We booked this hotel because it was close to where we were going and pet friendly! The rooms are updated. No yucky old carpet. Reasonably priced and close to everything downtown Santa Cruz. Only complaint I have is other guests staying in surrounding rooms. Seems like no one sleeps! Very noisy throughout the […] night. Good thing I brought ear plugs! Overall it was a clean room, free parking, pet friendly and nice front desk reception. Didn't try free breakfast but looked like the typical. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good stay, other than the noise"
Facility is fine and offers everything needed for a decent stay. Staff was efficient, parking acceptable. My only issue was that the rooms were not very soundproof, and the others staying there not very courteous. Wood flooring on 2nd floor made sounds even more pronounced. 3 neighbors on front walk-way at 1:45am, out for a smoke, were very loud, shouting […] at each other. Maybe I should blame Santa Cruz and not the hotel, but after that I won't be staying in this hotel again. It's just too likely that such an even will happen again, and I'll be tired all the next day. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very good for the price."
The Hotel was nice, as I am a younger guy. So it was great for the price and is very close to the beach boardwalk. My only complaint would be the stench of the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"our new place to stay"
Great place to stay, nice breakfast, close to downtown,boardwalk.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great service, room, and free breakfast."
As the title says. Best value for the price I have seen.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice little place"
I stayed here a couple nights with my gf for her birthday. Being one of the least expensive rooms in Santa Cruz, I was nervous. But it was actually really nice. We brought along our dog and found the inn to be quite accommodating. We got the "deluxe" room with the flat screen and wooden floors. Very nice. Worth the extra $20. They gave us a greenie […] for our dog and a list of places where we could take her when we checked in. This included restaurants, beaches, and parks. It also a list of places we couldn't take her. This was incredibly valuable as I've never been to SC with a dog. The staff was nice, and the free breakfast was so-so. But this didn't really matter as there are so many delicious places to eat around there. Speaking of which, it is in a pretty good location. It's in walking distance to downtown (about 10 min) and the boardwalk (about 30). I would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hard to do better for the money"
I was more than surprised and delighted with this place. The hot tub was one of the best, and the manager was kind enough to give me a room adjacent to it for easy access. Hospitality and kind attentions exceeded most hotel stays. I will happily return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room smelled like cigarettes. I wish they had just blocked it off until they could get it clean rather than sell it to me. I know that smell is tough to get out but there was also hair on the bed and the tile in the bathroom looked mildewy. Service was very friendly though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautifully renovated rooms"
Really comfortable lodging. Clean, well-appointed, even a bountiful and tasty breakfast bar. I'd highly recommend the Continental to anyone needing reasonably priced lodging in Santa Cruz.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I use to love this place"
I've stayed in the hotel many times before but always in the main building but this time they put us across the street (pool side) and I did not like it one bit, I could hear conversation from adjoining rooms (which seemed like an all night thing) I could hear car and truck noise which diminished as night progressed. I did not get any sleep for two […] nights and was really tired upon returning home. I would ask not to be put across the street in the future as I like the main building and will demand it in the future. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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