The Colton Inn is a very cute little inn near downtown Monterey. It is beyond reasonably priced (which is a luxury when traveling to Monterey) and is a more than suitable place to spend the night. All of that being said, I cannot give it more than three stars and hope that they make a few key improvements to the inn to push it over the top. For one, I paid for a room with a fireplace in it, and while my room did have a fireplace, the room did not have a functioning thermostat, making the room far too hot to even consider using it. In fact, the room was uncomfortably hot as it was as my girlfriend and I were sweating as we relaxed and watched television at night. Secondly, our room had a shared porch with our next-door neighbors. While this created a large porch, it reduced from privacy and also created some noise outside our room as our neighbors utilized the porch at night. The continental breakfast selection could also be improved upon.
My last comment, which may have been unique to the room we stayed in, was that our faucet would not stop running. This clearly had been the case for a while as the drain had rusted heavily where the water was hitting it, but nowhere else. Our bathroom also had a musky smell to it, making it unpleasant to use it. Again, this was likely unique to our room, but I would like to see the hotel fix the faucet, as the rusted drain indicates that it's been going on for a little while.
I really believe that this inn could take a few simple steps to improve itself and become and upper echelon inn. It is in a nice location, has friendly staff, and has a basic foundation in place to improve upon. I would stay here again, as it was really fairly priced (which like I said, is hard to come by in Monterey), the room was clean (aside from the musky bathroom), and the bed was very comfortable. The in room DVD player was also quite nice. A few minor improvements and this place would easily earn 4 stars, and maybe even 5.
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- Also Known As:
- Colton Hotel Monterey