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The Stevenson Monterey
Ranked #23 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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“Stay for the location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Stayed here during Car Week in August. Found that the parking, while a little tight, does the trick as it's covered and I found myself parked next to other car enthusiasts who look out for your car when they park next to you. The room was standard, but what do you expect from a motel in Monterey. Yes, like others we heard footsteps, cars that go by, people talking , etc...but honestly if you're out all day and night at the car events I was dead tired so whatever the noise is, it didn't wake me up. Sirens from fire and ambulances, that's another story. I found the bathroom adequate and am looking forward to experiencing their bath renovation when they become independent. Breakfast wasn't anything fancy, but fruit, cereal, or a danish on the run with coffee was fine. The price during car week, while expensive like everything else in Monterey/Carmel, was relatively reasonable. We liked the location because we could walk to town and it's close to the freeway. So yes, stay here for the location because if it's anything more you're looking for other than a convenient and clean room, you may be disappointed. By the way we did see one person using the pool, but it didn't look heated, he was probably a tourist from somewhere cold.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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Craig S, Owner at The Stevenson Monterey, responded to this review, 1 September 2014
Thank you for a very complimentary review. Our Pillowtop beds, wi-fi, free parking and continental breakfast are all attracting forces. But our location, as you stated, is really what it is all about and
the pool is for sunbathers and yes. it is heated to 80 degrees during season. Walk to Fisherman's Wharf which is only 12 minutes and enjoy 60+ restaurants and coffee shops within 3 blocks. Location, location, location. We will see you next year and be sure to book early.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Good location and easy check in. The room was clean and functional. However the advertised free wifi was unusable as it dropped connection ever few seconds. Due to a car fire and breakdown we needed to use the internet to sort out cabs and car hire. As I am from the uk I ended up having to use 3G and running up a £41 phone bill. It would have made more sense to spend the extra money on less basic accommodation with better wifi! We did inform the desk clerk about the wifi but she was unable to help.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Craig S, Owner at The Stevenson Monterey, responded to this review, 28 August 2014
Thank you for high scores on location and cleanliness. I apologize for the wifi not working
great. Our company provides an 800 # for wifi support in the room and our 24 hour front desk
may have been able to help you out in the lobby but you did not call us.our system is new and
we are working out the interference kinks by so many systems in our area.
Please visit us again. We will have the free wifi figured out.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

This was the most least expensive room we could find, so it's not top notch luxury, however, you will NOT be spending much time in your room. So much to do and see downtown. This location was SUPERB! Walking distance to just about everything in downtown Monterey. Let me start by saying we booked this room back in January for an August wedding (and they were already almost fully booked). I want to say i spoke with Eric (?). I must've called him about 5 times in 2 days and he was THE BEST! very patient with me. Our room was very clean and served its purpose. Housekeeping was very nice. The pool was very small. but we spent most of our time at the beaches around town. They had a complimentary breakfast in the office of yogurt, toast, juices, coffee, waffle maker, cereal. It was jam packed full of people though, but a very nice sitting area to enjoy it.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Craig S, Owner at The Stevenson Monterey, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Thank you for your 4 Star review and all your nice comments including the comfortable breakfast seating area. We look forward to your return. Come again and watch for our name change on October 1, 2014 to The Stevenson Monterey.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Hotels in Monterey are expensive in the summer, so I was pleased to find a reasonably priced alternative.

If you're looking for luxury, then this isn't the place. The rooms are fine - and do have air con. The bathrooms are a little dated. But it was clean. Fine for a night or two but might pall for any longer.

But the location is great. Walking distance to Monterey's best restaurants, and a free trolley car nearby gets you quickly to the aquarium and Cannery Row.

The staff were also friendly and helpful, and the free breakfast was fine - the waffle machine adding to the fun.

As other reviews point out, it is next to a gas station, but that didn't disturb us to be honest, although we were waking up on a Sunday morning when it might have been quieter.

But for affordability and location, I'd certainly use the hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Craig S, Owner at The Stevenson Monterey, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Thank you for a fine 4 Star Review. You liked the location for being close to everything you needed including the Free Trolley that goes the 1.9 miles to the Aquarium and Cannery Row.
You liked the waffles in the breakfast room too. Enjoy us on your next visit to Monterey.
As of October 1,2014 we will have a new name, The Stevenson Monterey and plan an
upgrade to all of our bathrooms!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

:I'm going to getting my MA at the Monterey Institute, so I headed down before the school year started to arrange my living situation. The hostel was close to completely booked (& a bit far from downtown), so I had to find a hotel for my mom & I for a couple of nights. I kept seeing this place priced online for $93/night & tried booking it online before arriving in Monterey. I couldn't get that price when I tried booking over the phone, but oh well. Great people tended to me over the phone & upon arrival! The room was a good size for us & well kept, except when we saw a slight blood stain on the bedsheets. Breakfast was OK, although it was still pretty crowded at 9:30, so I took my food to my room. We always had hot running water! It gets noisy at night, but I didn't mind it. It's in a good location if your trip focus is downtown Monterey, even though you can easily get to Cannery Row & the Wharf via the many buses running out of the Monterey Transit Plaza (less than 5 min. walk from this hotel), if you're not a fan of walking everywhere. The TV was ok & the free wifi got the job done, although it seemed to be slow around 9-11pm.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Craig S, Owner at The Stevenson Monterey, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Thank you for your comments. Yes, we do have great front desk people. We apologize you found a slight stain on your sheet. That should never happen and we spoke with the laundry attendants and housekeeping staff today. We are currently placing a new, modernized Wi-Fi system in place. Come back again and stay with us in the heart of historic Monterey where
free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and parking are waiting for you.
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Property: The Stevenson Monterey
Address: 675 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3107 (Formerly Monterey Downtown Travelodge)
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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Monterey
#19 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#20 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Stevenson Monterey 2.5*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a 51 unit boutique hotel in one of the most central, city center locations in Monterey. We are a 12 minute walk to Fisherman's Wharf and the Ocean Front Rec Trail. We are 100% non-smoking with air conditioners, an outdoor seasonally heated pool, hair dryers, free continental breakfast, free wi-fi, a 24 hr front desk and a very experienced front desk staff. Monterey Bay is one of the most outstanding vacation destinations in the United States. The Stevenson hotel is perfectly located in historic downtown Monterey, California. Our Monterey hotel is within a short distance to the well-known attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium etc. And minutes from exciting whale watching cruises, diving, amazing parks, wineries and restaurants. Our delightful hotel features two types of guestrooms, one Queen Bed room and two Queen Beds room, all rooms are spacious, stylish with a host of modern lifestyle amenities. Ideal for the family or romantic getaway and are equipped with the highest quality amenities, including air conditioning, wireless internet, HD TVs, Cable TV, alarm clock, iron, ironing board, lamp, safe, hypoallergenic pillows, hairdryers, and Eco-friendly bath amenities. Our downtown Monterey hotel places you within walking distance from the most popular attractions, golf courses, beautiful beaches, and restaurants. Monterey is home to the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Conference Center, Carmel By-The-Sea, Pebble Beach, and 17-Mile Drive. The Stevenson hotel in Monterey is located very close to Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row where fine cuisine and boutique shops await your visit and offers exciting glimpses of fabulous seafood. Popular restaurant boast a full range of excellent dining options such as Rosines, Lallapalooza, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria, and Monterey Fish House. Also, experience delicious culinary excellence at Old Fisherman's Grotto, Bistro Moulin, Restaurant 1833, Montrio Bistro,and Ambrosia India Bistro. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Monterey Downtown Travelodge Hotel Monterey
Travelodge Monterey
Travel Lodge Monterey
Monterey Travel Lodge
Monterey Travelodge

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