Not knowing the Monterey area we booked this hotel from internet research. We were extremely pleased with it and would go back. I'm picky about hotel rooms being fresh and updated and don't like tired, worn rooms with gross grout in the bathroom. I could not have found any complaints about our room. The bathroom was very new looking with a huge walk in shower and lots of stone. The room was really roomy and very quiet. We were across from the elevator above the lobby and didn't hear much of anything. The bed was so comfortable! Tons of pillows. We like to walk so this was a great location. Ten to fifteen minutes to the wharf with no hills. The aquarium is 2 miles away and the walk is gorgeous but if you don't want to walk, the bus stops across the street. Trader Joes is 3 blocks away and there are restaurants everywhere. I had the fruit for breakfast one morning in the restaurant and every type of fruit was at it's peak of flavor. That doesn't usually happen. Great staff!! We would go back tomorrow! Did I mention great price?