We have seen this classic hotel for years but have never actually stayed here.As I st here now looking out the single pane aluminum window, circa 1955' the full moon rises over Monterey Bay, absolutely beautiful, fun, and totally California. At first glance the beautiful period piece "motel style" accommodation looks quirky, artsy, and is the centerpiece of any photograph of Capitola. It's nestled in the cove, on the beach, and the sand is at your doorstep. Our impression ends there. The room we have is a one bedroom suite with a kitchen , living room, nice size bedroom, and "small shower" only bathroom. The bed is awful, the furniture dated, and the towels and hand cloths minimal. soaps and shampoo's are medium to low quality, and no WI FI, at least we could not find it. The price $375 per night was way way way out of line. Even at the beach, on the beach this hotel did not meet that level of price and acomodation. It's old, poorly furnished, and there is very little parking , which is an absolute necessity at the beach. The staff is nice, accommodating, but limited on what they could offer, the wasn't even a dirty laundry plastic bag in the closet !
If you have the means to spend this kind of money I would choose to go someplace that offers modern accomodations, interrnet, service,money parking. But if you are looking for a quirky, crazy, fun location on the beach right out of the 50's this is it.
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