I stay in Monterey quite often because of business travel and have tried various hotels in the area. Unfortunately, this hotel is not on the top of my list. Even though there is nothing "wrong" with the hotel per se, also nothing stands out.
There are a few "PROs" with free parking and free internet. That said; parking is limited and I never got my VPN to work during the 4 nights I stayed there. It's been a while since I've been in a hotel with WiFi that did not support this. Rooms are decent size and they have a nice area to sit down and have a beer (although small, so it does get crowded). It is also conveniently located near "downtown" Monterey.
The "CONs" are that the rooms are outdated and don't give you that clean feeling most modern hotel rooms do. Again, a big con to me was the inability to go on the VPN (business travel). Bathrooms are outdated as well ... we've survived the 70s and 80s, these bathrooms are still living in that era. The rooms are also quite noisy, so if you are a light sleeper, this may not be the hotel for you.
Next time I'm in Monterey I will certainly look for the many alternatives there are,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of picturesque Old Town Monterey, the historic Casa Munras Hotel & Spa holds the distinction of being the first hotel in Monterey. True to its Spanish heritage, the hacienda-inspired design of this charming property embraces the California outdoors with relaxed, expansive grounds, creating a captivating environment for warm, welcoming accommodations. Whether traveling on business or enjoying a well-deserved vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Larkspur Collection Casa Munras
- Larkspur Collection Monterey
- Casa Munras Garden Hotel