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Outdoor pool
Outdoor Spa Tub
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds

Guest reviews

4.0 out of 5 Very Good
1,002 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Pet Friendly
Air Conditioning
Housekeeping
Hot Tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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Explore the area

Popular LocationPacific Avenue9 min walk
Popular LocationTown Clock13 min walk
Popular LocationSanta Cruz Mission State Historic Park14 min walk
AirportSan Jose, CA (SJC-Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.)42 min drive

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About this area

Santa Cruz

Located in Santa Cruz, Continental Inn is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey Bay and Capitola Beach, while Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Roaring Camp Railroads are popular area attractions. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History are also worth visiting. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pacific Avenue - 9 min walk
  • Town Clock - 13 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park - 14 min walk
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk - 16 min walk
  • Mission Santa Cruz - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportNorman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. Airport (SJC) - 42 min drive

About this property

Continental Inn

This smoke-free hotel features an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free newspapers. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a front-desk safe. All 49 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Temporary closures

Some amenities are temporarily unavailable

Due to COVID-19, some amenities and services are unavailable Fri, Mar 20 - Thu, Dec 31 (dates are subject to change):
Spa tub

Property amenities

Due to COVID-19, some amenities and services are unavailable for the dates of your stay.

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Limited parking spaces

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - 11 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 11:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from March 20 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Spa tub

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 30 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 100 per stay
2 per room
Pets cannot be left unattended
Food and water bowls are available
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 250.00 per stay

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Pet fee: USD 30 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: USD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Alcohol is not served at this property
4.0
Very Good
1,002 reviews
5 - Excellent
370
4 - Good
402
3 - Okay
144
2 - Poor
45
1 - Terrible
41

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with pets
Happy face iconLiked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Well appointed room and very comfortable bed. Just did not like the area of town—too many homeless, dirty sidewalks and not a good feeling outside but that’s not something the hotel can control. Accommodations were really good!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020