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Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Seaside
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Asked for a no smoking room but initially given a room with a strong smoke smell. When we complained, we were given a room, still with a smoke smell, but not as strong. Should have refused but had already rejected one room.

Found the next day that the room had bed bugs that had bitten us in many places

Room Tip: Avoid if possible
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ross2643
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Glen E
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

I stayed at the Howard Johnson for business in October 2013, for a couple nights.
This hotel is a great, practical solution for business travelers, families on a budget, and even some vacationers who don't want to spend too much on luxury hotels while visiting Monterey Bay.
The location is great, just minutes from downtown Monterey, the marina, and the Aquarium.
There is a great vietnamese restaurant just accross the street from the hotel.

You will need a car if you plan to stay here -all the tourist attractions are close by but still, about 1-5 miles from the hotel.

The rooms are large and clean. There is little luxury, just basics.
There is an iron, coffee maker, safe box, and TV, plus a fridge in each room.

Breakfast is nothing to really look forward to. Just donuts, fruits, cereal, coffee, and "stuff" to fill your bellie...it's a bit sad. Don't stay at this hotel for the breakfast.

I did however appreciate the safety, the friendly management, the cleanliness, and the good location this hotel has to offer. Plus the added in-room features mentioned before.
One thumb up to this hotel, provided you can get a good price for your reservations.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Harvey C
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Pedro O
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

For the cost of this stay I was very disappointed. This was not the kind of place I expected for over $125 a night. The people on both sides of me seemed to be living in the motel and where not the greatest of quality quiet neighbors. The beds were terrible. They were hard with old springs and made without correctly fitted sheets, so when you laid down the corners came up. I woke up several times in the night to find I was sleeping on the bare mattress. It was gross. The bath was nice and the shower was great, but we will not be staying here again. We have stayed at Hojo several times and never had this kind of experience. Monterey hojo will not be seeing us again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Todd S
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Address: 1893 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-3610
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Seaside
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Seaside
Price Range: £43 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside 2*
Number of rooms: 38
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