I admit, I'm a Best Western loyalist but recently BW has fallen behind in the mid-range motel race. Let's get down to business. The BW Park Crest in Monterey is OK for the price (all of which are way high in Monterey) and we chose it for a one-night stay. It was fine for the purpose but I wouldn't stay there more than a night or two. The front desk staff was polite,but very stubborn about my asking for a better rate. BW offers a government rate for retired law enforcement (I've gotten it for years) but the front desk lady really dug in at my request after my wife had I had booked AAA. If it were me I would have created some goodwill by being flexible on the rates. There was also some rate "jack up" for that night. She said she would have to figure my new rate on "that night's rate" which would have ended up higher. Sorry for the rant but it really annoyed me. The property looked like a '50's-'60's motel that had been taken over and re-branded by BW. The room was nice, a little funny-smelling, and on my "would you walk around barefoot in this room" scale it was a 6 out of 10. Bathroom was pretty roomy but old, but, heck, it served the purpose. A/C was pretty quiet but we did not need it during the night so I can't comment on keeping me awake, probably so. The breakfast room was crowded in the morning with families and what looked like travel groups. The pancake machine (no interest of mine) gave up early on from all the attention it was getting from the kids. BW better watch out, some of the other brands are catching up fast.
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