This property is a 13-minute walk from the beach. Just a 5 minute drive from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, this hotel offers an outdoor pool and hot tub and has spacious rooms with free WiFi. It offers free on site parking.

A satellite TV with HBO movie channels, a microwave and a fridge are offered in all guest rooms a Continental Inn. Each comfortably furnished room includes a hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities.

A 24-hour front desk is offered at Continental Inn Santa Cruz. Fax and photocopying services are available on site.

Offering numerous dining and shopping opportunities, Water Street and Santa Cruz town center are just a 5 minute walk from this hotel. The University of California Santa Cruz is a 13 minute drive away.

Continental Inn has been welcoming guests since May 25, 2012

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.0)

Free parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose Continental Inn

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Santa Cruz Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    3,550 feet from property
  • Seabright State Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    4,100 feet from property
  • Cowell's Beach

    Cowell's Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    4,400 feet from property
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

    Santa Cruz Harbor Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Black’s Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1.5 miles from property
  • Lighthouse Field State Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    1.6 miles from property
  • Sunny Cove Beach

    8.7 Excellent beach
    1.8 miles from property
  • Mitchell's Cove Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    1.8 miles from property
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • McPherson Center
    0.4 miles
  • Museum of Art and History
    0.4 miles
  • Pacific Avenue
    0.4 miles
  • Pacific Garden Mall
    0.5 miles
  • Nickelodeon Theatre
    0.5 miles
  • Rio Theatre
    0.6 miles
  • Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    0.7 miles
  • Sky Glider
    0.7 miles
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center
    0.8 miles
  • Santa Cruz City Museum of Natural History
    0.8 miles
Top attractions
  • Roaring Camp, Big Trees and Pacific Rail
    3.9 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Santa Cruz Beach
    3,550 feet
  • Seabright State Beach
    4,100 feet
  • Cowell's Beach
    4,400 feet
  • Santa Cruz Harbor Beach
    1.2 miles
  • Black’s Beach
    1.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport
    27.6 miles
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport
    28.5 miles
  • San Francisco International Airport
    48.8 miles
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Amenities of Continental Inn
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Pet bowls
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Fenced pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
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3:00 PM - 12:00 AM


Until 12:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
$20 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Continental Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

There is a fee for early check-in (before 15:00) or late check-out (after 12:00). Please contact hotel in advance for more details.

The pet fee is $30 per night, per pet. Pets may not be left unattended in the room.

Annex King rooms are located in the Annex Building, across the street from the Main Building. The hot tub is located in the Main Building, and the pool is located in the Annex Building.

When booking a nonrefundable reservation, no modifications to the reservation are allowed.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Spa and gym facilities at this property are unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Please inform Continental Inn of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Continental Inn

  • Continental Inn offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi

  • Continental Inn is 0.7 miles from the center of Santa Cruz.

  • The nearest beach is 0.7 miles from Continental Inn.

  • Check-in at Continental Inn is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The prices at Continental Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Continental Inn on this page.

  • Room options at Continental Inn include:

    • Double
    • Family

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Continental Inn by:

    • Car 1h 10min