We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 53 Monterey hotels

El Castell Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2102 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added El Castell Motel to your Saves list
El Castell Motel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
66%
Ranked #29 of 53 hotels in Monterey
GreenLeadersSilver level
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Bahgat2014 Vancouver, Canada
  • Overview
  • Reviews (264)
  • Photos (72)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (40)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

264 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    55
    118
    55
    19
    17
See reviews for
101
79
5
8
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (40)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed one night with my wife on our road trip from vancouver BC to san diago, the room was clean and quite we couldn't examine any services in the motel as we left the next day, even we missed the breakfast but some resturants within a walking area from the hotel, the room rate was a little bit on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Silver Spring, MD
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I appreciate all the reviews here on Trip Advisor. They prepared me for the fact that I would be spending a lot of money to be located near Monterey. The room was clean and not too noisy, though I did choose to sleep with earplugs as a precautionary measure. The pool was pretty large and long for a motel pool;... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Place fine and rooms a decent size. Easy parking BUT how rude is the Indian guy on reception. Thank you is normal everywhere. At least some eye contact is normal everywhere. Lastly if a customer asks a question ( do ypu have any maps) perhaps something other than pointing at them while looking away is required!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colchester
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After searching for many motels we decided to settle on this one as it was busy and looked safer then some of the other motels we had looked at (outside Monterey). The motel was very expensive for one night (even after bartering) but you pay for safety. The bed was comfy but the floor was extremely dirty. We had to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
STURTEVANT
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place to stay if you do not have high expectations. Nothing bad but nothing very good. The breakfast area is very small and cannot handle the guests in our experience. It is easy to find, but old.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely loved the 3 days we stayed at this hotel. It iswhat my friend calls a "Mom and Pop" hotel, not a chain and this one has been completely redone, beautiful inside and out. Great staff, breakfast, wifi, good location. Clean, comfortable rooms with all amenities you need.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Jose, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a basic hotel room, but clean and comfortable. The grounds and buildings were well maintained with fresh paint and lots of flowers. The room had a microwave, coffee pot and refrigerator and air conditioner. We were there during the Pebble Beach car event so all rooms filled, but it was quiet The breakfast was typical continental fair and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ankara, Turkey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by Monterey for one day. El Castell Motel was much beyond than our expectations. The room was very clean and in the morning, the breakfast was good. Don't expect a 5star buffet but everything was tasty. DIY waffles were good. If I will stay again, I know where to stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes
australia
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
58 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trying to find accommodation early evening was really hard, being peak season, most motels advertising in the motel coupon book would not honour the coupons, we couldn't find any accommodation in the main town, near Cannery Row, all too expensive, so we rang this one. The girl said she would honour the voucher, the GPS kept taking us to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Udine, Italy
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The El Castell Motel is easy to reach from the highway. It is a standard quality motel, where you can spend the night quietly and safely. Breakfast is minimal, but enough to start the day (the breakfast room is really small!!!). There is also a swimming pool. If you are on a journey, this motel provides you a useful support... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage El Castell Motel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to El Castell Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Castell Motel

Address: 2102 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Castell Motel 2*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Tingo, Hotels.com, BookingOdigeoWL, Venere and Otel so you can book your El Castell Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
El Castell Hotel Monterey

72 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (43)
Viewed
Room/suite (4)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (6)
Viewed
Other (25)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (30)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (25)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Monterey with
any amenities

Amenities

Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Green Hotel in Monterey
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The type of the rooms include 1Q bed, 2Q beds and family suites. Rooms with a kitchenette are available as well. We are a 100% smoke-free hotel.Amenities include refrigerator, microwave oven, iron, iron board and hair dryer.The facilities also include free continental breakfast in the morning, free wired/wireless access to internet, free local & long distance calls, an indoor pool and guest laundry.It is close to restaurants, Safeway, Monterey Fairgounds, Monterey Downtown and many other attractions like Del Monte, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Convention center, Cannery Row, Pebble Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Moss Landing, Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, Carmel village and Monterey Wine County.Nearby major schools include California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Monterey Peninsula college (MPC), York Academy and Santa Catalina School. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
52

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Castell Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer