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Continental Inn, Santa Cruz

2-star2 stars
414 Ocean StreetSanta CruzCA95060United States of America

Hotel with outdoor pool, near Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Awesome vibe
Great location
Good internet service
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Continental Inn, Santa Cruz

from $119
  • 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
  • Year Built 1977
  • Elevator/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
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Continental Inn, Santa Cruz’s small print

Also known as

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


This property's policy is that pets may not be left unattended in guestrooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking

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

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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 (subject to availability)

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, Santa Cruz


  • In Westside Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 15 min walk
  • Main Beach - 16 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Surfing Museum - 38 min walk
  • Ocean Street - 1 min walk
  • Museum of Art & History - 9 min walk
  • Pacific Avenue - 9 min walk
  • Pacific Garden Mall - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 20 min drive
  • 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) - 46 min drive
  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 48 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 718 reviews

Continental Inn, Santa Cruz
It was ok was not to happy how the pool is located across the street and you have to walk down to the cross walk when we booked it didn't say nothing about it. Then I don't think it was worth the money. The place needs to update the rooms the beds we're ok ppi think the need a walkway that contacts the two buildings
Linda, us1 night trip
Continental Inn, Santa Cruz
Will Not stay here again
My room was ok! The service was great as well!! The parking is limited. We didn’t realize that when we left for dinner, when we returned there was literally NO parking whatsoever!! The facility has expanded so there is another location right across the street, but the street is a very busy street so you can’t just walk straight across!! They have the hot tub on one side and the pool on the other side which is NOT specified in the descriptions!! Then I complained about the pool location, all they say is next time request the pool side!! Every other place I’ve stayed, both the hot tub and the pool are together!! It’s stupid how they have it! Definitely will NOT be staying here again!
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Continental Inn, Santa Cruz
Nice and clean! Close to many things. Would recommend staying here
Miguel, us1 night trip
Continental Inn, Santa Cruz
The manager was great
DeAnna, us1 night trip
Continental Inn, Santa Cruz
A bit odd
Santa Cruz is a charming town, with a lovely beach and a great university. This hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants and a longish walk to the beach, that being said it's a fairly strange hotel divided across a busy street with the check in, & hot tub on one side and some rooms and the pool on the other side. There was not a convenient breakfast location.
Phil, us1 night trip

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