These photos are trick photography at their best. Save your money. Dirty, smelly, dark, and dreary....way below mediocre. I cannot think of a single nice thing to say about this hotel other than perhaps the location. You could walk to several areas of interest, except eventually you had to return to the hotel, and that was depressing. Left after only three days.
An small little hotel on Munras Ave that was well kept and the price was right. Room was clean and it was quick to get to Monterey proper. Cannery Row and all the attractions like the Aquarium were not that far away. Whole Fooods was just up the road. The only negative was the selection available at breakfast. This place was essentially deserted the day we stayed since it followed the Memorial Day weekend.
We arrived in our room to find the carpet stained, walls and doors splattered and dirty. Glasses had wine residue in them and the sheets were not untouched as a quarter was found under the pillow and specks in bed. Our concerns have been expressed to the front desk four times now and we are a week later still waiting for the manager to contact us. The breakfast and pool are ok, not as presentable as the pictures show.
Got a 1 King Bed, Suite, No Smoking room over 4th of July weekend at this property and I was not really impressed. I've stayed at other Clarion locations in the past and they have all been much nicer hotels. The room was HUGE for our family of four and had all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay, but the porperty was a little older and run down and it showed. Room had a gas fireplace with a pilot flame that stayed on, so the room was always too warm, even though we had the A/C turned up high. Shower had no water pressure; wife and daughter had a tough time washing their long hair. Beds WERE comfortable and we did get 2 good night's sleep while there. Free internet was a plus. We were not impressed by the free breakfast; stayed at a Comfort Inn for a cheaper rate and a nicer selection right before we got here. Probably will not stay here again.
We were traveling up the Pacific Coast and made a stop in Monterey. Room was clean. Nothing fancy. It was very dated and small. It was decent because of the reasonable price. If you are looking for a 5 star luxury hotel you should not stay here. If you want to stay in close proximity to the attractions and such, this is a decent choice. Staff was nice and check in was simple. Parking was FULL.