We had seen this hotel during an earlier trip to Monterey and we were curious. It turned out to be really better than we had imagined. The walks around the hotel lead you to the cannery row and all of its history and then if you go the other way to the town. The concierge was very helpful and gave you access to local food and history that was away from the usual tourism fare. The rooms are very pleasant and clean with room to spare. The breakfast buffet is delicious and the service terrific.