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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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    3.5 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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Ghent, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in this hotel for a stopover on our way south. It is located in Seaside, so you'll need a car to get into the centre of Monterey. The rooms are recently refurbished and a nice change from the usually rather bland Holiday Inn style. Beds and shower are good, wifi was excellent and the complimentary breakfast was a... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing the Holiday Inn Express - Monterey Bay!! And thank you for taking the time out to review our hotel! We all here appreciate the feed back and are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us! Yes the back of the hotel over looking the lake is quitter then the front and... More

Dallas, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The holiday inn express rooms have been remodeled and are nice. The rooms open to the outside like an old motor inn. The rooms have a microwave and refridg. Great location near Monterey Bay. The rooms can be very noisy with traffic and people talking and kids running. The front desk staff warm up after you stay a while, but... More

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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 at the Holiday Inn Express - Monterey Bay and taking the time out of your day to write us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed the room and the location! I am sorry the exterior was not to your liking.. We are actually working with architects now to remodel the... More

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two night stay in this motel - out of town and on a busy highway - don't expect a good nights sleep. Pool is small and poorly located - in the shade all afternoon! Breakfast made up for shortcomings though - my kids enjoyed the choice and we didn't need to go looking for food.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and thank your for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed the breakfast buffet and i hope the pancake machine!! Our pool is maintained several times a day and is in the shade half the day.. the other half it enjoys the sunshine! We hope that the next time you are... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm writing this review at 12:00AM because I cannot sleep due to the noise. Doors are on the exterior surrounded by parking lots. People arriving all hours slamming car doors, beeping their door locks, then walking to their rooms without a care in the world about how noisy they are. The room is small and old and I cannot believe... 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 even if it was because you can not sleep. I am sorry that you found the hotel too noisy. Most guests do not find it to be an issue by some do,..I am sorry that the noise kept you awake!! We do offer a lake side that most... More

Battle, Sussex
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were very helpful when we asked to have a room at the back of the hotel ( the front is very noisy as near 2 main roads) Excellent free buffet breakfast with hot and cold choices, nice pool. Easy parking.

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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! We are so glad that you enjoyed our stay and our complimentary hot breakfast! We are glad that your found the lake side to be a better fit for you! It definitely has great views of Monterey and the lake! On behalf of the entire staff here at... More

Canton, OH
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling the Pacific Coast Highway headed to San Francisco when we decided to stop for the night a little south of this motel. It was July 4 and the other hotel we stopped at was full and others in the area were not desirable at all. We continued on our way. After 10 PM, we happened upon this... More

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

Awesome! Thank your for taking the time to review our hotel! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we met your expectations! I am pretty sure I know who you are referring to at the front desk as well! I will pass along your review to her and the entire staff here at the Holiday... More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 parties going and reserved the rooms the week before. The representative said there might be a little problem getting two rooms together but they will try on short notice. We arrived and they were very accommodating got us 2 rooms together. We stayed on the very top floor where it's quiet and on the back of the... 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! We pride ourselves on making each guest stay as great and comfortable as possible! We all here at the Holiday inn Express - Monterey Bay are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay, view and breakfast. This is our main objective! Thank... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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239 reviews 239 reviews
69 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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

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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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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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