The Mariposa Inn isn't perfect but bless their heart, they're trying.
I'm guessing many of these reviews were written before their remodel as it does not fit any of the descriptions given. We arrived later on a Saturday evening and was greeted by a modern looking lobby (with glass stone fireplace and warm colors / modern furniture) plus an extremely friendly front desk person. She was so nice and gave a wonderful first impression of the hotel. Another nice perk: we were booked for the Executive King but were given a free upgrade a townhouse (which is funny since there were only 2 of us!) which was nice. I thought the rate was reasonable (~$199) especially for Monterey.
The room(s) itself were very modern with dark furniture and nicely remodeled bathrooms. The upstairs bathroom had a large tub and I loved the sinks! Plus they provide robes! The towels were not at all like the scratchy ones you find at the budget motels but soft and fluffy. Great schwag as well, most of it was H2O plus but I noticed after a few days they started slipping in Ecossentials. No, don't do it! They refilled every day though which was appreciated. The downstairs showerhead was better though.
Plenty of room for 5 people. King bed upstairs, pull down full sized murphy downstairs (next to the fireplace!) and I'm not sure if the couch was a pullout but it could've been.
The garden / patio area is beautiful with nice outdoor heaters and a fireplace. Also a large outdoor couch that would be fun for a large group. Free breakfast was pretty decent and the person in there was really friendly and accommodating. She told us we didn't have to leave just because it was 10!
The only seeming problem I could see with the Mariposa is upkeep. I noticed they were lax about a few things such as the legs on the desk not being polished or water spots left on the sink faucet. Also there were some chipping on the door of our room. Since we had two bathrooms, it wasn't as annoying but the upstairs showerhead was somewhat broken and the heat lamp would blink on and off after a few minutes. As long as they maintain what they are trying to present, I think this is a great place to stay.
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- Also Known As:
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