We stayed in 4 different places between Monterey and San Simeon and this was by far the best value for money. We rang in the morning and got the best price we had in 4 days. Location as others have said cannot be beat (walk everywhere in town and to the beach) and we didn't have any problems with noise even though the hotel told us when we were booking that there was someone in the room above us. Check-in/out was fine and staff were friendly. The room we had (33) was right off the parking lot at the back so at first we were a bit concerned but as soon as we went in couldn't believe the size of the room - king bed, small lounge area, large bathroom and outdoor balcony overlooking the well maintained garden. This was also the only place to include breakfast (continental - croissant, fruit cup and juice). There is also an evening turn-down service, with mini mint chocolate. No fee for parking. Free coffee, tea, cookies and fruit in the lobby. Free wifi. We were very happy and would stay again. It is a very pretty town with lots of art galleries and wine bars - and the beach is lovely and long enough for a good walk or jog - or swim in the ocean if you can brave the cold water!