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El Castell Motel

2.0 of 5 Motel   |   2102 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940
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Ranked #27 of 53 hotels in Monterey
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good, but in a too little room We were 6 adults in 2 confortable e very clear rooms Food a lot e good quality Pool very clear and confortable becouse indoor Girl in the reception very nice The location in very easy for downtown but by car

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked this place for the simple reason it was within walking distance to the fairgrounds. The grounds were well kept and the rooms looked like they had been recently refurbished (new paint, fixtures, bedding.) The breakfast was good, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, cereals, make yourself waffles, muffins, coffee and juices. There are a couple great places to eat nearby,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights, a family of six, and were very pleased with our room, the breakfast was very good indeed, our teenage sons especially enjoyed the waffle maker. It was great having a swimming pool, which was never crowded. Would definitely stay here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was Ok a Motel like you find thousand along the street. Rooms and bathroom where newly and fully functional. Thin walls to neighbor room so easy to hear noise. Too small breakfast room for a fully booked Motel. Poor choice of food and lousy orange juice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was the worst overnight experience I have ever had. The shower overflowed due to bad design, the room was overpriced, the microwave had cigarette burns and wouldn't shut off, the service was horrendous and the guy was on his phone in the back every time I went in, the food was stale and was not restocked along with... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many things were good about this little motel, however many things were also falsely advertised on the Hotels.com website, such as washer/dryer in units, DVD players, indoor pool. With the exception of the waffle maker, breakfast was really horrid. At 8:45 a.m. most items were gone and were not restocked. Cereals were at the bottom of the barrel and lying... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a little out of the way but it's clean. The room size is great. The bathrooms look new. They have a good morning breakfast selection. The only down side is the parking. It's compact and limited. I don't recommend if you have a bigger vehicle if there are any spaces left at that. I would stay here... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our room was very clean and cute! It was a little cozy meaning a tight fit! But great value for the money! I would also say our room was quirky-on our first night when my husband shut the bathroom door, the front door opened and then when he shut the front door, the TV turned off! I know the front... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am travelling for pleasure and wanted something close to the Monterey Aquarium that wouldn't cost a fortune. Stayed two nights and slept well. Good breakfast and free cookies. Even though my room was next to the guest laundry not a problem. No difficulty accessing free WIFI.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was exceptionaly clean. Very nice room. The breakfast was very good. The only thing we were not happy about was the coupon advertisement. It's a scam to get you in. There are no COUPON ROOMS available, even though they had vacancies until almost nine in the evening. We were told when we checked during early afternoon that we... More

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Address: 2102 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Castell Motel 2*
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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 
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