It's interesting reading the reviews prior to adding my own. This is a hotel that could be much more with a little effort. The rooms are a good size, housekeeping does a good job and the location is spectacular. Most everything you need to build a first rate hotel are there, but the owners have obviously decided in favor of a quick buck rather than invest in the development of the property. The guy on the front desk was hospitable, although obviously very tired. He was friendly, helpful and genuine. Was he professional? No, but he could be. The room was clean, amenities were basic, but it lacked all character. It was a room for a character from Kafka. I smoke. Yes, I know I shouldn't. However, each time I stepped outside I was irritated by the fact that there was not one ashtray to be found. What I did find, however, were cigarette butts all over the place on the concrete stairs. And, they were not picked up the next day. Come on folks, people still smoke so don't make them and the non-smoking guests suffer. Put out some ashtrays. My real complaint: the heater. Seriously, walk up to CVS, which is one block away and buy yourself your own heater if you prefer not to freeze to death. I no longer live on the Monterey Peninsula, but I did live there for 19 years. The Peninsula is almost always cold in the evening. Their heater is good enough to heat an area of about 20 square feet. Take a shower? Not on my life! It's too cold to take a shower. What did I like? The price is great, so raise it a little and give the guests a little more. I'll stay there again, but I hope I see some investments in this wannabee gem.
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