This is a lovely hotel in a Spanish boutique style near the wharf area. It is clean and we had a large room. Disadvantage is check in is not til 4pm. I thought the young man who checked us in was a little haughty-not friendly. Overall it felt like no-one was in charge. There is a pool but not much seating around it so if its busy you have to sit on the concrete.
Waitress was friendly but when asked if she could recommend somewhere to visit between Monterey and San Francisco she had no advice. On the first day we left our bags early and said we were going to the Aquarium. The front desk did not have the wit to say oh the queues can be long we sell tickets which will let you straight through. As it was we went there and there was a 30 min queue so we went back the next day.
A 2 mins drive or you could walk on the same side of the rode up is a lovely shopping centre with several restaurants. Get breakfast here and absolutely try the lalla grill which serves brilliant food at a reasonable price !
There is coffee and biscotti in the reception at breakfast time.