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Stargazer Inn and Suites
Ranked #52 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Great value very safe and clean”
Reviewed 24 August 2013 via mobile

Friendly helpful staff on check in and lots of parking on site. Site has an indoor pool and spa, and the included continental breakfast is excellent. We had a villa with fireplace which was great. Plasma tv microwave bar fridge queen bed however the bathroom is a bit dated but in great condition. The location is a 5 minute drive from the cannery wharf district and 10 min to Carmel and local golf courses.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tomales, California
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

The Clarion isn't a hotel, despite the name. It's a pretty standard motel operation. The layout is a bit unusual, as the motel units are arranged around an old two-story house that seems to be related, somehow, to the motel operation....possibly an owner's quarters? Anyway, this motel property is a little old, tired and seedy, with chipped (exterior) paint, stained and worn (exterior) mats and carpeting. Some of the rooms are small; others rather large. Room interiors are in pretty good shape. Moderate noise levels for a motel, from in-room refrigerator cycling on and off all night to plumbing sounds from adjoining rooms -- all kinda typical. I'd say the Clarion can be a good choice or a poor choice depending upon the price you're able to get. Despite the mild complaints, this certainly isn't a dump nor without some redeeming features.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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West Milford, New Jersey
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

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.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

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.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Jackson, Michigan
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

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.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Sacramento, California
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

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.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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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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