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El Castell Motel
Ranked #25 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Exceeded expectations”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here with a family of 5. We were using it as a stopover on our way to LA. We were quite surprised by how good this place was. We had ample room, the rooms were very clean and the facilities were great. Breakfast was included - cereals, waffles, toast, fruit etc. Was quite adequate for a breakfast.

I would recommend staying here and would book here again if staying in Monterey.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

We were looking for a good economical hotel in Monterey and the El Castell fit the bill. We had a relatively large two queen, one sofa bed room. It is older construction, but clean and well maintained. The room had a refrigerator/microwave and sleep quality was good. The hotel does have an indoor pool which my grand children enjoyed. Breakfast was good, if basic. We were very satisfied and highly recommend El Castell.

Room Tip: Back building away from the main road.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

4 of us were planning to travel through to San Simeon but got involved in some sightseeing and determined we needed to stop for the evening. Selected this motel because it seemed to offer the highest ratings at the most reasonable cost. The motel is older model with a closed in central area where you parks. The property has been updated and is in very good condition. The motel was clean and comfortable. Actually El Casteel exceeded our expectations. We had no issues and would stay again. They offer a continental breakfast, but we didn't stay for it. With or without breakfast, the motel was well worth the amount charged.

Room Tip: booked through Hotels.com on short notice. Reservations were verified and paperwork ready for us up...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

The personal in the reception told us some places to go for dinner, one of this was Monterey's Fish House, that is a perfect restaurant for eat fish and seafood. Thanks for the tips! About the room, was good, better than the media in this kind of motels.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

Very nice location with reasonable price. If you want to drive along CA highway No. 1 to the south, this hotel can be your start point. They also has a swimming pool. But unfortunately we didn't bring our swimming suite with us. The only drawback is the breakfast, the canteen is too small and crowded. But maybe this is the standard American breakfast as there were no breakfast in other hotels we have been to, and this is our first time to US.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Papa, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Suberb to a great price! This is the cleanest Motel I've ever stayed at. Can absolutely recommend this Motel for an overnight in the beautiful Monterey area. The breakfast wasn't the best but You can't expect anything better for the 40 US I paid. By the way, they have a nice pool as well!

  • Stayed July 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night and like it. Parking was tricky but otherwise pretty happy. Rooms very clean, bedding immaculate, bathrooms immaculate, plug ins for cpap machine, overall very pleased. Air conditioner very cold which I loved! No complaints here! Didn't do breakfast, as we were leaving early.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Additional Information about El Castell Motel

Property: El Castell Motel
Address: 2102 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5294
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — El Castell Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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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