So it's a motel, and I am going to review it on that scale. No concierge or anything here. However, I kind of laughed to myself because this hotel has more "free amenities" than most larger hotels. Namely, free wifi and parking. Anyway, I booked this from my phone just an hour or so before arriving to Monterey. When I arrived, someone greeted me promptly. I noticed the lobby was very clean, which was promising. Walls were a little thin, but there was no noise at night, so I was okay with that.
Our room was very clean and smelled really nice and had a flatscreen TV. The AC is serious business in that it chills the room very quickly, I was shivering, but my hubby is a polar bear and loved it. The wifi was a little slow, but I was still able to stream Amazon videos, so it wasn't terrible. It also appeared to be recently renovated, in that it didn't scream 70s, but more of an attempt to look like a traditional current hotel room. The price was excellent for the cleanliness and comfort. I have paid more for much less quality. I would definitely recommend this motel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The type of the rooms include 1Q bed, 2Q beds and family suites. Rooms with a kitchenette are available as well. We are a 100% smoke-free hotel.Amenities include refrigerator, microwave oven, iron, iron board and hair dryer.The facilities also include free continental breakfast in the morning, free wired/wireless access to internet, free local & long distance calls, an indoor pool and guest laundry.It is close to restaurants, Safeway, Monterey Fairgounds, Monterey Downtown and many other attractions like Del Monte, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Convention center, Cannery Row, Pebble Beach, Fisherman's Wharf, Moss Landing, Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway, Carmel village and Monterey Wine County.Nearby major schools include California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Monterey Peninsula college (MPC), York Academy and Santa Catalina School. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Castell Hotel Monterey