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“Hidden surprise in the Honeymoon suite”

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Stargazer Inn and Suites
Ranked #52 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Cupertino, California
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Hidden surprise in the Honeymoon suite”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

On a last minute getaway to Monterey during a very busy weekend, I was on the hunt for an affordable but clean and comfortable room. I ran across some reviews of the Clarion and with much hesitation, gave them a call. For not too much more than a standard King room, the honeymoon suite was available - in room hot tub included. For around $250 on a Saturday night, we snagged it. So glad we did. The room was clean, comfortable, easily accessible, spacious and with appropriate amenities. The hotel itself is about 2 miles from Cannery Row so we spent the evening strolling through the lovely breezy little town of Monterey.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2012

When travelling with my family, we are usually looking for rooms that are affordable, comfortable, clean, and quiet, and where the items found in the room work (TV, plumbing, clocks, lamps, internet, etc.) The Clarion is a great place for families and meets all of my criteria. The pool area is nice, breakfast was a good selection and well-maintained, the rooms we stayed in on two separate occasions were roomy and convenient. The internet service worked consistently, one of my favorite amenities. There is a very helpful and friendly staff that takes pride in making their guests comfortable. Great lodging for a very good price.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

I booked this hotel as a Priceline value. However, what I got in return was a 1 bdrm suite type room. Beds were most comfy. Indoor pool was a smash with guests. The breakfast room was nice but a bit crowded. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would do it again.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

Looking at some of the other reviews it is hard to imagine we are talking about the same place. We checked and and checked out within 5 minutes of walking into our rooms. We had 3 rooms and they were consistantly bad. The smell in all 3 rooms was overpowering, it was like they were trying to mask some bad damp/mould problem. Three hours later we could still smell what ever it was on our clothes, and we only spent 5 minutes in the room.
A look at the pool through the glass was all we needed to convince us this was not suitable. There was a visable scum around the edge.
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Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Great place to stay if you are a family of 5. Our kids (under 7) share a bed and we get our own bed. There is a wall and door that separate the 2 beds (You need to request). The highlight is the indoor heated pool. Beds are ok, but pillows are smaller than regualr size. Pool towels are skimpy. Breakfast is all carbs. No variety day to day. Bathroom is on the smaller size. The tiles are mix matched in design. Clean and friendly.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

The hotel was far over my expectations. Deserves more stars......
Highly recommended by us. Also the area is very convenient....

Loved it..

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

I was a bit leery of booking this room since the price was so low I figured there must be a reason. There wasn't! The room was incredibly clean, even the hidden areas (I look). The bed was comfy, the sheets were decent, 4 pillows on one queen, 2 of which were down. A fridge, microwave, coffee maker, real cups and glasses, and nice fluffy towels were in the standard room. Parking and access were a breeze. 5 min max drive to Cannery Row. Free breakfast in the morning including waffles. The indoor pool was clean and perfectly heated. The spa was clean and the jets were amazing to ease a tired back! My only tiny complaint was the room was pretty small. Granted, I booked a room with one queen, so maybe the king room is bigger. Overall, it's a very nice place and I would definitley stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Additional Information about Stargazer Inn and Suites

Property: Stargazer Inn and Suites
Address: 1046 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940-4513 (Formerly Clarion Hotel)
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stargazer Inn and Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stargazer Inn & Suites is part of the Monterey Signature Collection of accommodations. Situated in the center of Monterey's historic downtown,Stargazer Inn & Suites is a newly renovated, smoke-free hotel in one of California's most picturesque coastal communities. Monterey is the gateway to Big Sur, Carmel and other vacation spots, making the Stargazer Inn & Suites an ideal hotel for business travelers and vacationers alike. Our rooms feature bedding and bath collections for ultimate comfort. In addition to 40" flat screen TVs, our guests have access to complimentary high-speed wireless internet. Last but not least, we offer an indoor heated pool and spa facility. ... more   less 
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Clarion Hotel Monterey
Clarion Monterey
Monterey Clarion

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