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Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1400 Del Monte Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is MOTEL that Holiday Inn must have purchased because it is an old, 5-story building that has some renovations (mostly in main entrance, lobby, and breakfast area). Like any Motel 8 or Travelodge, all the room facing OUTSIDE... no interior hallway, no locked entrance where you need a keycard to enter from the parking lot. Instead, our room faced... 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 out of your day to review our hotel. We always appreciate the feedback even if it isn't positive. We do have outdoor corridors which seemed to be a trend of most hotels in the Monterey Bay area when they were built. As you mentioned we have gone through some remodeling of the... More

northern california
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's really a 5 story motel. I booked on line and thought this was a hotel. Your doors open to the outside. I prefer the security of everybody going thru the lobby to the elevators and down hallways. Your first impression of the room is the front door to your room is outside in the elements and there is a... 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! We always appreciate the feedback. I am sorry that all elements of the hotel were not to your liking! We do offer out door corridors as does the Hyatt done the street and a large number of hotel In the Monterey area...seems that was the trend when hotels... More

N Ireland
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237 reviews 237 reviews
69 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the back of the hotel and had a lovely view down the lake. Had a nice walk around it before going to the pier for tea. The breakfast was good with plenty of chose. The pancake maker made two large pancakes when one is enough. Reception staff helpful.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us here at the Holiday Inn Express - Monterey Bay! And thank you for taking the time out of your day to write a review about that stay! We are glad you enjoyed the package machine, it has become a big hit! We all here hope the next time you are in town... More

Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stay at the Holiday Inn Express very much! We were driving down to California and after a few stays in so-so hotels, I finally found this to be one of the best hotels we stayed at. Room was quiet, facing a nice little lake. Bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean. Microwave, fridge and... 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 write a review of our hotel! Everyone here at the Holiday Inn Express - Monterey bay is happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and everything went smooth for you! I read to the staff your review just now to smiles and thumbs up! We all hope to see you... More

Modesto, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way down to Hearst Castle but we stayed overnight in Monterey instead. Everywhere else is booked and luckily we took the last room. It came to our surprise that it was a very clean and comfortable stay. They had a deluxe continental breakfast which included hot pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits, and gravy. The only complain... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and it seem your trip to the Monterey Area! I am sorry that the re-fill took longer then it should but I am glad that overall you enjoyed the breakfast.. They pancake machine is a big hit! We all hope the next... More

Maple Ridge, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We were two couples so we booked two rooms and they were lovely. Very clean and breakfast was very good as well. It was good value and we booked through the hotel directly. People who used other suppliers did not get the rooms they thought they booked and that is a problem for the hotel staff who do not set... More

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

Dear Valued Guests, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review of our hotel! I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the ocean views! I will let the staff know to keep recommending the Fish House! I have not been there myself but I keep hearing great things! Thank you for choosing our... More

Pieterlen
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This hotel is a good place to be, if you don't want to be in a big city. Within a few minutes you easily reach Monterey. The rooms are nicely equipped, the staff is very friendly and there is a large breakfast buffet with lots of fresh fruits. There is also a shopping complex nearby.

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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 write a review on our hotel! We really appreciate it We are all very happy that you enjoyed your stay and breakfast and our location was good for you! The next time you are in town we hope you choose us again! Thank you again, Jon and the entire staff here... More

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed here going and returning on a mid-CA coastal drive trip. The staff were most attentive to our "no feathers" room request. The room was more than adequate and we always love having a refrigerator. The included breakfast suited our needs (mine for PLAIN oatmeal and eggs) and my hubby's for lots of options (including biscuits, pancakes, cinnamon rolls,... More

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the kind review, the seals are great and I am glad you got a chance to see them! They have their own schedule and can be tricky to locate sometimes. We are glad you liked the refrigerators in the room, we actually just installed a microwave and refrigerator in each of our rooms as... More

San Francisco, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were attending the California Roots Festival at the Monterey Fairgrounds and bringing our 2 3/4 year old son with us. So we wanted to stay away from the hotels across the street, and preferred to stay further away so we could avoid the younger partying crowd. The Holiday Inn is less than 2 miles walking to the fairground, and... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of our hotel! We are very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay and I will be sharing your review with the entire stay at our next meeting. I am so happy that you enjoyed our breakfast we are actually adding more items very soon. Being as we are so centrally located... More

Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The room was comfortable and appeared to be recently updated. Beds were comfortable, with an excellent bathroom/shower. This was a very last second booking, but the price was very competitive! Staff were pleasant and accommodating. The included breakfast was actually above standard. Would consider again!

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

Dear Guest, We are glad that you decided on us to stay with during your visit to the Monterey Bay. It it great to read that everything was to you liking! We have recently updated the rooms to include new showers / microwaves and refrigerators. The next time you are in town we hope you stay with us again! Thank... More

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Address: 1400 Del Monte Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Seaside
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay 2.5*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express - Monterey Bay (Del Monte Beach Area), CA. We are conveniently located off Hwy 1, just 2 blocks from the beach where you can enjoy a leisurely walk along Monterey's gorgeous coastline. We are at the gateway to the area's most popular attractions only 2 miles north of Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, 3 miles north of Cannery Row, the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and minutes from world-class golf at Pebble Beach. Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway is just a short 4 miles from our front door. The quaint seaside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea is a must see, and just 7 miles south via Hwy 1. After a day of exploring the Monterey Peninsula, return to our friendly hotel and relax. We offer 143, 100% non-smoking comfortable newly designed guestrooms and an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. You may also enjoy an invigorating work out in our on-site fitness center. Join us each morning for our Complimentary Express Start HOT Breakfast Bar featuring scrambled eggs or cheese omelettes, bacon, sausage, or sausauge gravy and biscuits with our hot cinnamon rolls and over 20 other items. / Check your email or go online on your laptop with our free wireless internet access. We are Committed to Extraordinary Service Assuring Satisfaction & a good night rest. ... more   less 
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