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Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row
Ranked #18 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 March 2013

We stayed 5 days in that hotel with a seaview room. The room was really sapcious with a fridge and everything that is necessary. The parking is free.
It is a five-minute walk from Cannery Row.
The satff is professional.
The breakfats room is a bit small and the food is average, but it is a complimentary breakfast. They even have a pancake machine, that was unfortunately out of order one .
Every evening a drink (wine) is offered with crackers and cheese.
We recommand that hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad that you liked the hotel and appreciate your letting us know! We do hope that you will be able to come back again and stay with us another time.

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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Stayed at this hotel last year while the lobby was under construction. The staff was pleasant. This year, we are staying again because of the location. You just can't beat it. Literally, a very short walk to Cannery Row where you will find the beach, restaurants, went whale watching on a boat, ate at a Mexican Restaurant and went to the Aquarium. Drove to Carmel, Big Sur, had a drink at Pebble Beach and drove l7 mile drive. Perfect location.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank lucyski
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2013

We're so glad that you were able to come and stay with us again this year (and hope that you like the way the lobby remodel turned out!) Thanks so much for your review, we're glad that you enjoyed our great Cannery Row location and were able to see so many of our local attractions. We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in Monterey!

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Reviewed 12 February 2013

We arrived late at night and ready for bed. Check in felt like it was faster than lightening and before we knew it we were upstairs in our room. The Hotel has a really lovely ambiance - it really feels like a small quaint inn. Only a couple of blocks walk from the aquarium and Cannery row - the location was fantastic - best bit was it was far enough away from the tourist sights to be whisper quiet too.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2013

Thank you so much! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the hotel so well, and also so glad that you were able to get to your rooms so quickly. (I know what it's like when you've been traveling a long way and just want to get some sleep!)

Very glad to know that the hotel suited you so well. Please come back and see us again soon.

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Reviewed 2 February 2013

We were visiting Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and just wanted a decent place to stay. We weren't after the spa experience. The Holiday Inn Express fit the bill nicely. About $100 less per night than fancier places, but no more than a block or two from Cannery Row. There are a number of cheaper places in Monterey, but you lose the convenience.

The room we got was clean and quiet. It was small, with two double beds crammed into a room that seemed to be meant for at most one queen. But it had enough space for the three of us, since all we were doing there was resting our feet and sleeping. Breakfast was nice; the usual cold cereal, fruit and yogurt, plus sausage, eggs and pancakes. Didn't use the free Wifi, and so I can't comment on its speed. Another nice thing for us was that you can buy aquarium tickets in the lobby, and you get a two day admission for the price of one.

The lobby staff were also very friendly and helpful.

Overall a nice compromise between convenience and price. We'll likely go there again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2013

So glad to hear that the hotel fit your needs so nicely and economically! Thanks so much for letting us know, we're glad that your family enjoyed their stay at the Holiday Inn Express Cannery Row. Please come and stay with us again!

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Reviewed 2 February 2013

You would think that a budget hotel in a tourist destination would be a forgettable experience, but I was very happily surprised by the Holiday Inn Express Monterey. It is a chain hotel, sure, but it doesn't feel like one. Tucked back from the street in a residential neighborhood walking distance to Cannery Row, I appreciated that the hotel fit into its surroundings and didn't ruin the quaint street. The lobby has a welcoming feel and the friendly desk clerk was better at his job than most hotel staff you find in fancier hotels. The rooms are spacious and the amenities good quality. The only real drawback is that the common area/lobby is small and also serves as a passageway between the front door, the front desk, and the rooms' area. So during breakfast and the wine and cheese service it's too crowded and busy to really relax. But you're in Monterey after all, so you probably don't want to be hanging around your hotel anyway. If you want good value for money, no pretentiousness, and comfort, this hotel is highly recommended.

Room Tip: back of hotel faces a fairly noisy street so try to get a room off that street.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2013

Thank you SO much for your very generous review, and especially for your compliments to our staff. They work very hard to make our guests feel welcome and it is extremely gratifying to hear back from you on this! So thanks very much for taking the time to do that.

We're very happy that you were pleased with the hotel's location, design, and value and thank you for letting others know. We hope that you will be back to stay with us again next time you're in Monterey and thanks again!

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Reviewed 31 January 2013

We were looking for a comfortable one night stay with 2 children. The reception was friendly and very informative. They made great recommendations for dinner away from the usual touristy traps. The rooms were recently done up and there was plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 children with an abundance of luggage. The bathroom was in good shape and the shower pressure was great. The only minor complaint would be that the heater/air conditioner was very loud and would wake us up when it was turning on and off so we just rugged up and turned it off. Breakfast was included. It was simple but had enough variety for everyone in the family. It was within walking distance of everything and parking was free. Everything was easy from checking in to checking out.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2013

Wonderful, we're delighted to hear that you liked the hotel so well, from our location on Cannery Row to the free breakfast in the morning. Thanks so much for a wonderful review and we hope that you will be back to stay with us again!

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Reviewed 31 January 2013

The hotel is in a very good location. Ideal as a jump-off point for exploring Monterey. Lots of secure parking spaces beneath the property. Nice rooms with blackout curtains for that extended sleep-in. Join the wine and cheese cocktails at 5:00 pm, then walk out to cannery row for dinner. Perfect! My soulmate (who's into 5-star hotels) says: "It delivers". Enough said.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2013

We're so glad that the hotel fit the bill for both of you... high praise, indeed! :) Thanks so much for writing in, we're glad that you found us and really hope that you will be back to stay again.

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Address: 443 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1424
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Monterey
#8 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
Price Range: £124 - £333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Steps to the Pacific Ocean and historic Cannery Row - some rooms with ocean view! Luxurious boutique-style hotel completely remodeled summer of 2010. ... more   less 
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