We stayed here for one night. Initially, our room was supposed to be in the very front (near the road), at which stay I made a statement about how loud that would be. The clerk said the hotel was booked but immediately started looking at the computer and said there was another room we could move to. That was in the back of the motel. The room was actually bigger than our original as it had a living room area. I thought that was nice of him to do that, though he looked unhappy to be there as there was no smile. We paid about $80 for the night.
The room was very clean, and had marble in the bathroom. Some mismatched furniture and stuff but we didn't care about that. No bugs were found.
Our problem came a couple hours after we got there. There was a crowd of people going up and down the stairs right above us. It was so loud from upstairs, and it lasted for several hours. I always carry ear plugs when I travel for this reason but it didn't completely help. We never called to complain b/c we weren't sure if they could do anything about it. It looks like the hotel gets a lot of construction worker guests, and I'm thinking they were the noise problem. Beds were comfortable.
The free breakfast consisted of coffee, OJ, cereal, waffles, and packaged danishes-typical of a cheaper hotel's continental breakfast. If it weren't for the noise and area, I would rate this higher. for the price it was reasonable for the quality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is conveniently located minutes from all the major attractions of Monterey such as the Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, 17 mile drive, Cannery Row and Carmel. We have several room types that range from 1 Queen/King bed to 1 bedroom suites with 3 beds. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Castell Hotel Monterey