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“Warning: Construction will ruin your stay!” 2 of 5 stars
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Motel 6 Downtown Monterey
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1240 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly MorningStaRR Inn)   |  
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Ranked #51 of 54 Hotels in Monterey
Ventura, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Warning: Construction will ruin your stay!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is a good place to sleep if you want to arrive late and leave early. Otherwise, avoid like the plague! We came here because we needed a hotel that was good for our budget and pet friendly. We planned on staying two nights, but surmised that our stay would be shorter once we checked in.

We were warned that if our pet was a nuisance, we would be fined a hefty fee. But NEVER were we warned that renovations were ongoing, let alone in the floor above us. We tried to take a nap upon check in, but drills and stomping directly overhead prevented that. We gave them the benefit of the doubt and went out. We arrived back to a group of guys in the room next to us being loud, smoking weed, and banging down beer bottles. We ignored the conversations between the paper thin walls and tried to sleep.

We were then awoken at not a minute past 8AM as the men above us were doing construction, AGAIN. Wanting a relaxing vacation where we could actually sleep in, we noped the heck out of there and headed to a nicer hotel. They should be getting one star, but the fact that they refunded us a night and slightly apologized warrants a two star review. We will not return.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This motel is located about 10 minutes from downtown Monterey. It was recently remodeled. The floors are wood like. No carpet. The room was clean and the price was right. A mall with a Starbucks was 5 minutes away. The room was quiet and the price reasonable. I travelled with my dog.

  • Stayed February 2015, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We always chose Motel 6 as we travel with our dog. The room was very clean and very spacious. The bed was extremely comfortable and the staff very friendly and accommodating! We will be returning often. Very affordable one third the price the one person said and even though the place might be a little older it was beautiful and comfortable.

We stayed in Marina the night before could not even pass each other in the tiny room and the staff very unwelcoming! We were so happy to find this place the next day and it is very close to everything Monterey has to offer and only 10 miles from Carmel.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sweety M, Manager at Motel 6 Downtown Monterey, responded to this review, March 21, 2015
Dear Deborah,

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay at the Motel 6 - Monterey, CA.

Your feedback will be shared with the team to serve as recognition and encouragement; as we strive to continuously improve our guest experience.

Thank you again for sharing. We hope your next visit will be even better.

Sincerely,

Sweety Mistry
General Manager
Motel 6 Monterey
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Sunnyvale, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Centrally located, perfect staff and Clean comfortable rooms. Me and my wife were on the road trip, we hit the motel 6 and he had our pet with us. And we end up staying one more night. Economical, friendly and clean are my requirements and this Motel perfectly fit those needs.

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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sweety M, Manager at Motel 6 Downtown Monterey, responded to this review, March 21, 2015
Dear Paul,

Thank you for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay at the Motel 6 - Monterey, CA.

Your feedback will be shared with the team to serve as recognition and encouragement; as we strive to continuously improve our guest experience.

Thank you again for sharing. We hope your next visit will be even better.

Sincerely,

Sweety Mistry
General Manager
Motel 6 Monterey
(831) 375-6002
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I used to like motel 6. I will not be staying at any motel 6 s in the future. Overcharged for a room from 1970. Ancient tv, fan and light in bathroom broken. Room smells bad. I thought that they remodeled all motel 6s. I should have looked on trip advisor first...

  • Stayed December 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sweety M, Manager at Motel 6 Downtown Monterey, responded to this review, January 1, 2015
Dear Customer:

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Motel 6 - Monterey, CA. Your feedback is very important to us.

At Motel 6, we strive to provide a superior guest experience, and I am sorry yours did not meet expectations.

Rest assured appropriate measures are being taken to address the problem and prevent future occurrence.

We appreciate your sharing your concerns and hope you will give us an opportunity to better serve you in the near future.

Sincerely,

Sweety Mistry
General Manager
Motel 6 Monterey
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Ranst, Belgium
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This hotel did not look very clean and the service was poor. The bed was used by the service, so we asked for an other room. This one was "clean". The place had the best time behind and the dark rooms did not look very fresh. It is not realy "downtown" although you can walk to the fishermens warf easy. Nice little town but very thouristic.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sweety M, Manager at Motel 6 Downtown Monterey, responded to this review, January 1, 2015
Dear Customer :

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Motel 6 - Monterey, CA. Your feedback is very important to us.

At Motel 6, we strive to provide a superior guest experience, and I am sorry yours did not meet expectations.

Rest assured appropriate measures are being taken to address the problem and prevent future occurrence.

We appreciate your sharing your concerns and hope you will give us an opportunity to better serve you in the near future.

Sincerely,

Sweety Mistry
General Manager
Motel 6 Monterey
8313756002
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Sunnyvale, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Probably worst hotel experience I've had in recent history. I've stayed in hostels that were better. Bathroom door was locked from the inside when we checked in - we had to jimmy the lock with the Do Not Disturb sign. Heavy stains on chairs and bed sheets. Room smelled heavily of cleaning fluid - but at least that means they cleaned the room? Would not recommend this place to anybody.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sweety M, Manager at Motel 6 Downtown Monterey, responded to this review, January 1, 2015
Dear Customer:

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Motel 6 - Monterey, CA. Your feedback is very important to us.

At Motel 6, we strive to provide a superior guest experience, and I am sorry yours did not meet expectations.

Rest assured appropriate measures are being taken to address the problem and prevent future occurrence.

We appreciate your sharing your concerns and hope you will give us an opportunity to better serve you in the near future.

Sincerely,

Sweety Mistry
General Manager
Motel 6 Monterey
8313756002
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Additional Information about Motel 6 Downtown Monterey

Address: 1240 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly MorningStaRR Inn)
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Downtown Monterey 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a new Motel 6 Located in Historical Downtown Monterey. This is a Boutique Motel with 20 rooms and micro-fridges in all rooms! Walk to restaurants and shopping in this beautiful coastal town. Fishermans Wharf and beaches only 1 mile away and Monterey Aquarium 2.5 Miles away. Free Parking, Free Morning Coffee and we Welcome your Pet at no extra charge! As guests of the Motel 6 Downtown Monterey, you can purchase Monterey Aquarium tickets at a special price of 2 days for the 1 day price. Monterey Aquarium is only 2.5 Miles / 5 minutes away from the motel. Tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk. ... more   less 
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