Well...from an avid Santa Cruz visitor, I do believe that this review is honest, and fair...truthful and sad all at the same time.
We stayed here about 15 years ago, and remember a quaint, cute place that was clean and convenient.
We checked into the Continental Inn, because of the weekend being the clam chowder fesitval, and my new found days off...we were able to head up to one of our favorite destinations...all of our favorite hotels were booked.
The check in:
The lady at the desk was nice...we checked the kids in on the side where you first pull in...the room was big, hard wood floors, and mildly clean (GROSS bathroom door, please repaint/touchup the disgusting bathroom doors in this hotel...you will see and read more about this later....)
As well...the nasty person to person bedspreads should be outlawed, I always take them off when they are on hotel beds.
We went to check into our room, on the other side of the same building, by the side fence...walked past MJ smokers and dealers (no joke in room 122)...into our "KING boutique room"....wow....um NO! Its smelled of cigarettes, and old painted furniture...we left and went right to the front desk.
We were moved to a room on the top floor, same side, and when we walked in...we found towels all over the floor and coming out of the refrigerator, so we called downstairs and was apologized to and told that the refrig. was being defrosted.
They came and removed towels.
The bathroom door in this room was also so disgusting, I do not know the substances on the door, however as a nurse, even this disgusted me to imagine what it could be...UH SICKENING!
The room decor, had potential I am sure at one time...the popcorn ceilings, the horrible texture of the walls, and the smell in the room was just wierd and gross...the hardwood floors and the pseudo granite was just ok in the bathroom.
In the morning, I go to get out of bed and step in water, there was water all over the floor...from where else, the refrigerator...that was supposedly just "defrosting".
All night, we heard every single person's voice who was walking along the street, and the showers in the morning sounded like they were IN our room..the walls were as thin as the toilet paper they gave you to well...you know.....
What a gross place...seriously I am so tired of being ripped off, by dirty sub par rooms in Santa Cruz....there is so much potential to just make people feel welcomed and at home away from home....I just do not get it....
Hard earned money spent to worry about filthy bathrooms and shady drug dealers... I mean seriously.
Here are some pics from the room and needless to say, we will never return again, not recommend and for sure share with you all the information so you can make informed choices when you chose to stay somewhere.
Santa Cruz is one of those places that just make your heart happy to be there, I am just sad that most of our trip was tainted by the in-consideration of a disgusting place offering nice pictures on the web that are just plain lies.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Continental Inn is an affordably elegant hotel in the heart of Santa Cruz, just minutes from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Municipal Wharf and just a short walk to the downtown area. Business and leisure travelers alike appreciate the amenities of our hotel. For comfort, convenience and quality service, the Continental Inn is your choice when visiting Santa Cruz. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Continental Hotel Santa Cruz
- Continental Santa Cruz