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Monterey Fairgrounds Inn
Ranked #55 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
san diego
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

i would never stay at this hotel again. we paid $150 for a Friday and sat night and also stayed a Thursday and paid around $90. our room and the towel rack off the wall but one metal part still stuck off the wall. one day they did not leave any soap. they charge you for ice really at a $150 a night give a person some ice. the hotel is really really run down very old they really need to spend some money on the place. you just really felt unclean in the room like the sheets weren't real clean it really is not a place I would tell anyone to stay in.

Room Tip: don't stay here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

While this hotel is in a great location, there's not much more I can say about it. The room was a bit too small for a king bed and the table/chairs were crammed in. The room was clean and neat. I would look for another spot to spend the night. Just didn't get a very nice vibe from the place. There were old mattresses piled up outside our room and in the parking spot outside our room, there was a stash of used nails and screws.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

To put this motel at the bottom of the list is a shame. While it is not #1 or even #10 in Monterey, it is not $150.00 a night either. I paid $49.00 + tax for one night. Mt room was clean but worn. The motel was quiet and comfortable. Do not put this motel down as quick as you would think. If all you are looking for is a quiet nightd sleep in a safe and comfortable motel give this place a chance. The staff was very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Southern California
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Worst motel stay of my life! If there was a lower rating than poor-fair I would give it to this awful place! The owner/management (all family apparently) were not helpful at all. The people above us were SOOO LOUD that we couldn't sleep - could happen anywhere - BUT HERE the management didn't do anything about it!! We called them 3 times and they did nothing about it. Not only could I not sleep but the room was old looking and dingy - it had a weird smell to it. The shower dripped and the window was cracked. There was no safety lock on the door either! The air conditioner/heater only heated the area next to the heater so the second bed (further away from the heater) was cold. I don't know where they got the pictures from that you can see online - it didn't look anything like that. We actually left 2 hours after we checked in (at midnight we packed the car and my kids up) and went to stay at a real hotel. NEVER EVER AGAIN. Worst motel ever!! Don't waste your $

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Katy
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

The room was neat and clean, but had a slight stench to it. Also, at least in the room I was in, the hair dryer was not working, there was no ironing board for the iron, and there was no soap bar for the shower. I know it's a budget hotel, but even budget hotels should have all their amenities working. On the positive side, all the TV channels worked and the Wi-Fi connection was decent. If you're looking for a quick overnight stay for a low price, this is a good place, otherwise, you may want to spend a few more bucks and look elsewhere. Front Desk service was average, just did their job. Breakfast selection pretty spartan, just milk, cereal, coffees, toast, and muffins.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

We are glad that we only stayed one night at the Econo Lodge Monterrey during our California travels. To say the front desk was surly does injustice to surly. When we went into our room, it was on the end right by the road – room 110. There was black mold on the shower door and torn curtains. Unpleasant, mismatched, cheap furniture and local information in the room dated to 2004. Oh, it also looks the headboard of the bed had been pounded against so much that you could see where the heads had been hitting it – see pictures. When we asked the front desk if there was another room, we were told no rooms were available. However, we called from the room using our cell phone and were told that yes they had rooms available. Recommend that you stay away from this establishment.

Room Tip: Just stay away find another hotel to stay at.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

We stayed only one night. Our room was the last one at the very top of the hill, so parking was a bit akward. But for around $70 it was a good deal. The room was clean and so was the bathroom. If your looking to do Monterey on the cheap, nothing fancy, you should go for it.

Room Tip: Ask for a room thats not up there huge hill!
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Monterey Fairgrounds Inn
Address: 2042 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5237
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #55 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Monterey Fairgrounds Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Monterey Fairgrounds Hotel Monterey
Econolodge Monterey Fairgrounds
Monterey Econo Lodge

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