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“Great location, bad bed”
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Monterey Hotel
Ranked #17 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
MRSTROKE
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22 reviews
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“Great location, bad bed”
Reviewed 7 August 2010

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-great location, in the middle of Downtown
-amazing staff
-price
-clean
-free Wifi


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-room size
-bed
-small TV


Great location, right in the middle of Downtown and a short walk to the beach. Outside of the rock hard beds, we couldn't be happier with the Hotel. Would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2010

We stayed here for two nights on a visit to Monterey and Carmel. We hadn't booked in advance but we got a very reasonable rate at the hotel in high season (although the weekend rates were higher than weeknights). The room was exceptionally clean and we had plenty of space. As it was an old hotel the soundproofing wasn't fantastic but a few creaks didn't bother us.

The best part was the location. Right slap bang in the middle of town, it was the perfect point from which to explore the town on foot or by tram (tram stop directly across from the hotel).

The staff were really friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was delicious with plenty of choice for a continental breakfast. The muffins were to die for! Only a short walk to the pier to see the seals and try out the chowder!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2010

The hotel has an expensive valet 17$ and it is very slow for give you back the car.
It hasn't elevator and room 416 is at the 4th floor, if you have heavy lagguages is a problem of yours.
The room has the moquette and it smells a lot!!!
The room is very very little with a micro windows.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2010

Our room was extremely small, but clean and with a good bathroom. Up a few flights of stairs (no lift in the building), but at the rear so no outlook but very quiet. Perfect location of the main shopping street. Be there on a Tuesday for the fantastic Farmers Market in the street outside. Overall good value for money.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 24 July 2010

The receptionist was fabulous, rooms were nice and clean. Some construction work was going on outside, so we didn't sleep all that perfect. Great location - close to restaurants and fisherman's wharf.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Shakopee, Minnesota, USA
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Reviewed 17 July 2010

Our one night stay at the Monterey hotel was pleasing to the eye but not in any way a value stay. The facility has been decorated nicely and in a fashion consistent with the heritage of the city. However, the lack of an elevator made the several trips back and forth to our 4th floor room quite exhausting unless you're 21 and are training for the Olympics. The staff was friendly but did not over extend themselves as far as service or hospitality. We received an internet discounted rate of $135, which we found to far exceed the level of facility and service. Also, the local seagulls "sing out" at all hours of the day and night, especially if you're overlooking the street. A nice place to take a tour through when you're in Monterey but there are plenty of other hotels where you can rest more comfortably, get better service, and get better value for your travel dollar.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Racine, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 19 May 2010

arrived on tuesday it is a perfect location. used valet parking instead of street parking.very clean room and great staff . everything is in walking distance, we ate at restaurants in the area easy to get in and out of town for day trips. they are enlarging the building but the work did not intrude on sleep time. our room was in the back of the hotel so noise was no problem. we would stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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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 #17 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Monterey Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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