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“Very Good, old and Good”
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Monterey Hotel
Ranked #18 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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Cupertino, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very Good, old and Good”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Very Good, los and Good,

Nice, old fashion hotel with no elevator...., with 3 floors.... Very well located

Nice, old fashion hotel with no elevator...., with 3 floors.... Very well located

Nice, old fashion hotel with no elevator...., with 3 floors.... Very well located

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Boone, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Right in downtown Monterey, this hotel is so charming! It wasn't the quietest place I've stayed, but they provide you with really good earplugs and overall was quiet for the location. Lovely interior, nice breakfast, charming architectural details and friendly/helpful staff. I had a really great time staying here!

Room Tip: Street view rooms make an interesting stay! We could see for a long view!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Salem, Oregon
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2013

We planned on camping for our central California trip but realized there aren't many good locations for it. We were able to get into this hotel last minute but got a great room. We had a bit of a problem with the noise from seagulls echoing from the rooftops but it didn't detract from the room much. This will be our new location in Monterey!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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helsinki
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Found this one by chance while driving south the Highway One. Nothing special really: rooms weared out, bad sound insulation, you could clearly hear discussions goung on in the neighbouring rooms as well as the street racket. Very modest breakfast. Location however is good, Cannery Row is 15 minutes walk away and worth a visit. Otherwise, probably wouldn´t pick up this one again. I can understand that the retro-feeling that surrounds you the very moment you enter the hotel may be positive but not for us, not for this time arriving tired, thirsty and hungry. The guy in the reception had a good sense of humour, though.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Sun City, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013

We were lucky to have found this hotel. It was centrally located, just a four minute walk to the wharf. Only about 2 miles from cannery row and aquarium. The room was a little cramped but it worked well for our night in Monterey. They had a gentleman at the front desk that was very polite and provided us with excellent service. In fact, everyone at this hotel was very friendly. The only setback was a shortage in one of the lamps and a small television. We reported it and they came up to investigate right away. While we do not have any physical limitations, I should mention that their elevator was not working. This may be a deterrent for those who do. Parking was slightly inconvenient since parking on the street is limited until 10 am the next day and the structure is about two blocks away. I would definitely stay again at this hotel.

Room Tip: We had a room away from the street and we did not hear any noise.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

Driving in late on a Friday evening we stopped at the tourist information booth in Monterey. Most hotels were already booked but the counter person suggested the Monterey Hotel downtown close to all things. She said it was an older hotel with no elevators but it was clean and well maintained. We were quoted a very good price, so we decided to take a chance.
What a great experience. Upon pulling up, we found a very helpful bellman, a friendly and knowledgeable front dest person and a wonderful atmosphere. The room was small, but a queen bed and a tv was all one needs along with a large bathroom. The halls were decorated with antique furniture, tables, lounges etc. A very peaceful and quiet night. The included continental breakfast was held in the "breakfast" room with linen and flowers on the tables, and stainless cutlery (not plastic). We enjoyed it so much we booked another night. An excellent well run older hotel.

Room Tip: If stairs are a problem the 2nd floor is high enough. Don't be cheap and use the bellman and va...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Modesto, California
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57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2013

This is an old historic hotel in Downtown Monterey. The interior is nice and clean and when you enter it's as if you have stepped back in time and expect to see John steinbeck in the lobby. All of the interior floors have clean carpets and antiques on all the floor lobbies. The rooms are small and there is no air conditioning. For me, the beds where too soft and the pillows where waffer thin. The staff of the hotel are friendly and helpful. Also be advised that the hotel is doing construction and there are road crews working on the street outside.

NOTE: If you have a disability or cannot walk up stairs, don't stay here as the elevator/lift does not work. Four floors is a long way to lug luggage.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Monterey Hotel
Address: 407 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2705
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Suites
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Ranked #18 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Monterey Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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