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Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Northern Virginia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
16 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience with the Holiday Inn Express hotel chain have generally been very favorable so when I saw that this property was close to Monterrey and Carmel I booked it. When we arrived I found that much of the public area of the hotel was being remodeled and there was a lot of construction traffic. There wasn't a word about... More 

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kevin448899, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! I am sorry you were not better informed of the construction and that the gym is down for that. All other amenities are up and running and the construction is all behind a wall. However that is of not comfort if you wanted to use the gym.. I... More 

California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second time staying at this hotel and I still love it! The hotel is close to Monterey even though it's in Seaside. Literally a 10 minute drive to Fisherman's Warf and Cannery Road. We ask for a room on the back of the hotel, facing the lagoon, its a gorgeous view! Noise level was at a minimum... More 

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kevin448899, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank your for staying with us! We appreciate you business and we appreciate the feedback! I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us! A lot of guests like the modern showers and we are glad to hear you did too! Anytime a guest gives us a 5 star rating all of the... More 

GREEN BAY
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478 reviews 478 reviews
63 hotel reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When staying in this class of hotel I usually target Holiday Inn Express because of its consistency. The rooms were a little dated and small and face the outside so if you face CA-1, it can be a little noisy. They were refurbishing the lobby/breakfast/fitness areas at the time. The staff was friendly and efficient.

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kevin448899, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! We appreciate all the feedback we get as it helps us improve our hotel! As you now we are going through a renovation and addressing some of the concerns you have. We hope the next time you are in town you stop by and see what we have... More 

Seattle, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Like most HIEs, this one is on the side Hywy 1, a very busy and noisy artery. The building is a fairly old, five-story motel; the rooms open to outside walkways.The rooms away from the highway have a lagoon view and are quiet. The age of the building is showing in the bathroom especially, but it was clean. Room-to-room noise... More 

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kevin448899, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! I am sorry that you did not feel that security was adequate we do have a security guard on property and we only give keys to registered guests. The outdoor corridors were built to allow the guests to enjoy the ocean air as the ocean is two blocks... More 

Elk Grove, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We only stayed one evening here for a memorial for a friend in Big Sur. The staff was very nice and accommodating to us. Didn't even realize I had achieved a special status and they were very helpful about it. A good breakfast included though seating was very limited for the number of guests. We had the benefit of a... More 

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kevin448899, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so pleased to hear you have enjoyed your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Monterey, CA. And Thank you for your time sharing the positive experience with our staff, it's so much appreciated! I have read out load to the staff your review. We look forward to seeing you again at your home away from home!... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I'm still really exhausted, so this may not be coherent, but this was the worst experience I've ever had staying at such a trusted brand of hotel. First of all, the hotel is a "motel," with rooms opening from outside and the walls are PAPER THIN. We were staying on the street side and the constant traffic noise, punctuated by... More 

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kevin448899, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review of our hotel. We're sorry that the service provided during your stay fell below your expectations. Your feedback is very important to us as this continually helps us improve the facilities and guest services we offer to our guests. While we understand that your stay was not... More 

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Orange, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

good location, but the room is small and old, needs updating including the beds. Staff are nice and has good breakfast, although their breakfast room which is in the conference room is small to accomodate everyone.

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kevin448899, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and thank you for the feedback! As you know we are currently going through a remodel and one of the items we are improving in our breakfast room which we are expanding. We hope that you will stay with us again the next time you are in the... More 

Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

good hotel for one night ... Small rooms but clean and functional. Breakfast was not good... Very busy and dirty due to the amount of guests who had eaten before us I think. Lots of flies around the bins! But overall a decent stay before heading down south.

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kevin448899, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so pleased to hear you have enjoyed your stay with us even if it was a short stop. We are currently remodeling hotel and expanding the size of breakfast room improve the guest experience. . We hope the next time you are in the Monterey Bay area you choose us again! We think you will love... More 

Ripon, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

They did a nice job of remodeling the hotel. Very modern. The location is great near the beach but a way from the busy downtown. Will stay here again. The breakfast was good, but it was very busy the morning is was there so they had a hard time keeping up with demand.

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kevin448899, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are so pleased to hear you have enjoyed your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Monterey Bay, CA. And Thank you for your time sharing the positive experience with our staff, it's so much appreciated! We are glad that you enjoyed the remodel, which is only 10% done. Next time you are in town we hope you... More 

Moorpark, CA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The hotel reminded me of a Holiday Inn from the 1970's, but slightly updated. Good value, excellent breakfast, room was clean, beds comfortable, free parking, but why do hotels advertise free internet if the entire time one is in the room the internet is so slow that you cannot download a single page!!! Dear hotel management, Its 2015, spend some... More 

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kevin448899, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel! I am sorry that the internet was slow while you were staying with us!!I We would love to know what room you were in so we can check that port?! I have glad the rest of you stay was good and as you know we are going through... More 

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