I can be fairly particular when it comes to hotels. I need to have a decent mattress, good quality sheets, clean furniture and bed-covers, and a decent clean bathroom (which should include good quality towels).
The Clarion on Munras in Monterey has all these things. Based upon a couple of the reviews, I was honestly a little skeptical. AFTER we received our room designation (Room 218), I expressed this to the clerk checking us in for a 2 nights stay. She appreciated that we came despite some negative reviews, and in fact called us once we got settled into our room to make sure everything was to our liking. (Very nice touch!)
Yes, the paint was a little spotty in a couple areas, but for a family hotel under $100 a night for a King Bed, this was to be expected. The mattress was a little hard, but honestly I'd rather have that than something soft and lumpy, but the sheets were quite nice and the room was very clean. As well, this particular unit overlooks a business park which appeared to be pretty vacant, and had a small balcony since it was on the end. I much preferred this to the windows overlooking the hallways which the other rooms had. (Would DEFINITELY request an end-unit again when staying here!)
The towels were surprising thick & fluffy, and the staff was wonderful. (Contacts: check in, check out, housekeeping)
Now, it's not the Spindrift Inn or Portola Plaza Hotel, but it's also not $200 per night. So, for a couple nights stay when you would rather than your money on food & activities, I think this hotel is an excellent choice!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Clarion Hotel Monterey
- Clarion Monterey
- Monterey Clarion