We stayed at the Embassy Suites in Seaside next to Monterey for three nights over Thanksgiving. My wife and I have stayed at many Embassy Suites over the years while traveling around the western US with two kids. I think we are about done because the kids are now college age and don't like the pull out sofa and rollaway bed.
This hotel is probably the tallest building on Monterey Bay, easily seen from a distance. We had a room on the 9th floor with a good view of Monterey looking west. The room was nicely done but there were a few irritants.
There are only three elevators for 12 floors. Several minute waits were common and in the mornings an elevator going down would open on the 9th floor and already be full of people and suitcases.
The breakfast area was crowded, with small children darting in and out. I wonder how often they trip an adult carrying a full food tray. The line for omelets was always about 15 minutes long so we ate the scrambled eggs from the food bins instead. Adequate but not great.
Insulation in the room was not top notch. On our last of three nights we were kept awake throughout the night by the crying of a child I would estimate to be about 4 years old next door. Seems like the parents would just let the kid cry for 5 or 10 minutes. This happened at midnight, 2 am and 3 am. I finally had to call down to ask the desk to call that room and see if everything was alright.
We asked for a rollaway bed when we arrived and were told that since the hotel was full, none was available. The next morning we asked again at the desk. A few minutes later some woman called and said "what is your first name?" I said "who is this" and she said she was so and so from the front desk and had found a sticker saying room *** needed something but she was not sure what. After I again requested a rollaway bed she said she would check.
That night when we returned to our room, no rollaway bed. We assumed they were all still in use as the hotel was full and with many kids over the holiday. But to be safe my wife called down to the desk and was told "why yes, we do have a rollaway bed." About 15 minutes later it arrived and our son was more comfortable that night. It goes to show that just because you make a request it does not mean they keep you in mind.
All in all, the hotel is in a nice area. I recommend a small seafood restaurant called The Fish Wife, a few blocks away on Fremont Street. The view is nice from the higher floors and you are about 3 blocks from the bay and a short drive to Fisherman's Wharf and the aquarium.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scenically located just two blocks from the beachfront in stunning Seaside, California, this Embassy Suites Monterey Bay – Seaside hotel offers spectacular bay views as well as fine accommodation options. Choose from an array of attractions on the doorstop of this stunning hotel; from hiking and butterfly watching to kayaking or surfing, you need never have a dull moment when you join us in Monterey Bay. Guests of this Monterey Bay - Seaside hotel choose from 225 stylish hotel suites, each offering a range of modern amenities such as high-speed wireless internet access, two remote control televisions and a wet bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Seaside
- Seaside Embassy Suites