The rooms here have dated furnishings, but we found them to be clean and comfortable. Our king room with fireplace included a dorm room-sized refrigerator, microwave, and portable heater. The front desk is open from 7 AM to 11 PM. We didn't take advantage of the free continental breakfast, but I did stop by the lobby in the evening to get some tea, cookies, and fresh fruit (apple, banana, tangerine).
This is more of a motel setting - there aren't any interior corridors, and you park your car close to your room, possibly negotiating stairs if you're on the 2nd or 3rd floor. We walked a couple blocks to downtown Monterey to have our meals at the mom-and-pop-type restaurants there. Colton Inn is also a block away from the Monterey Museum of Art, and Colton Hall.
We drove to visit Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, and the Aquarium. To us, these weren't walking distance from the hotel, but heartier folks might disagree. While driving around Monterey, we did notice many hotels that weren't walking distance to anything (restaurants, attractions, etc), which means driving everywhere. Parking around the Monterey Peninsula can add up ($1 per half hour), be inconvenient (two-hour time limits for curbside parking), and difficult near the more popular places. So before you book a room, I suggest figuring exactly where it is and what amenities are close by. It seemed to us we could have chosen a cheaper room, but it would have been in a less desirable location.
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- Also Known As:
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