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Stargazer Inn and Suites
Ranked #52 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Santa Maria, California
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63 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Ok, probably wont return.”
Reviewed 9 April 2010

The only thing this hotel is close to is other hotels. It is definately no frills and although the beds are comfortable, the room keys didnt work half the time we were here, The continental breakfast was skimpy at best and their was an overwhelming smell in the room... I think some kind of sanitizing product that bothered all of us. After a few hours in the room we didnt notice it as much but had we not been here` as the guests of someone else on a family trip, we would have checked out immediiately and looked for an alternative. There is no way this is a three star... MAYBE a two. maybe!

You can do MUCH better in Monterey and Carmel.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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Arroyo Grande, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2010

I typically stay at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn (exceptional property by the way), but being that I was only in town overnight I gave this place a try. I was a little apprehensive at first considering it was a Choice Property (extremely hit and miss chain), but I was pleasantly surprised. Check in was a breeze and we got room 120. The room was huge compared to most in the area. It actually had two completely separate rooms each with a queen bed and TV. This was great considering my roommate snores. Bathroom was nice and the room was clean. Would definitely stay again.

TIP: Take it easy driving into the property if you drive a sedan. Unless you drive up slowly, you will scrape the bottom of your car on the driveway.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
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Santa Barbara
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2010

PROS: reception desk open 24hrs (we arrived middle of the night, most hotel reception was closed already)... continential breakfast... fireplace in room(s)... close to shopping centers.. Large clean rooms... within driving distance to gas stations, restaurants, etc...
CONS: first come first serve parking... semi-busy street... kind of far from downtown Monterey-- NEED car to get around (but plenty of parking lots/spaces/street parking)...

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Kalundborg, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2009

good for one night.. passing threw.. only 50dollar.

Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Berkeley, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2009

This hotel was a great deal for the money. Although the outside was not much to look at, the insides of the rooms seemed new, impeccably clean, and amazingly comfortable. The beds were so soft and warm and cushy. The indoor pool and spa was a great boon for the children in our party (and for the adults too!) and is why we chose this hotel in the first place. Particularly wonderful was my room arrangement, which basically included two small rooms, each with a queen bed, and a bathroom. The two kids had a blast in their "private room" (with their own t.v.) , and I enjoyed the peace of being alone as well. My friends also stayed in a great room, with a king bed, a queen bed, and a small kitchenette. The continental breakfast was basic but adequate. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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Butler, TN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2009

Extremely small dark room situated on dark courtyard. All mirrors were for very short people. The commode when flushed would suck a suitcase down -- the floor shook when commode was flushed! Breakfast area too small to accommodate number of guests -- very few tables and limited continental breakfast. Only thing going for this hotel was the comfortable bed! Used the ironing board as a bar since no place to set anything in the room.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

The hotel is a bit outside of the city center, but it was lovely to be able to take a dip in the pool after a long day in the sun.
Room was a bit dark, but we were there to sleep only, so it was fine.
There was free internet which didn't work on our iPhone, so they let us use a computer at the reception. Friendly enough staff.
Lovely blueberry muffins for breakfast!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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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 55 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
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