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“Not a bad spot to be!” 4 of 5 stars
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Ranked #24 of 53 Hotels in Monterey
Duffield, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Not a bad spot to be!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Spent 2 nights in Monterey and found a room with 2 queen beds available here. Comfy beds and quite a spacious space. Walls are quite thin so noise carries if noises neighbours and there is no AC so left windows (covered by fly screens) open at front and in bathroom to get some breeze through, which added to hearing every noise. We discovered there was a fan on our departure day! Breakfast OK (continental style selection) in a small room, but could take it back to your own room, so didn't matter there was little seating. There is also a small heated pool outside. The only downside was that the Wi-Fi was rather intermittent: not good with a 13-year-old wanting to use his IPad a lot plus both parents on theirs (downloading maps, trying to book rooms etc)! Mentioned this to the hotel who said no one else had complained. Reasonable walk to all the touristy bits and a free trolley stop on the way to get to the aquarium etc. Also good location for continuing our drive down Route 1.

Room Tip: Have to carry bags up steps to floor above.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ParkcrestInnGM, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Ms. Sharon J, thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. Your feedback is very important to us which will help us make a better stay for our guests in the future. I'm glad you enjoyed your spacious room, in regards of air conditioning we do have a few rooms with air conditioning which you will have to request in advance but yes we do provide fans in all of the rooms. Its nice to hear you took part of our continental breakfast. I do apologize for the WiFi there might have been a bad connection that day. I'm glad you got to walk around and visit Monterey, i hope to see again soon.
Best Regards,
Vicky - front desk
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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monterey, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

we went on a last minute trip to Monterey, we were lucky to find a room. stayed at best western, the room was very clean, had basic breakfast, and service was good.the hotel is an older establishment, but the rooms appeared to be redone. the price was a little high at over 200per night, but that's Monterey on a weekend in summer. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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ParkcrestInnGM, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Mr. Randy M, thank you for taking the time to write a great review. I'm glad you have noticed a few renovations in which we are in the process of finishing renovating our hotel. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and we welcome you back for another stay next time you are in the area.
Best wishes,
Vicky - front desk
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Calexico, California, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Location and staff were awesome. Place was quiet, clean and very cozy. Breakfast room rather small. Beds were very comfortable. Lots of space in restroom area, shower very large. Definitely will return.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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ParkcrestInnGM, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Mr. Antonio G, thank you for great review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your quiet, clean, and very cozy room. We look forward to hearing from you next time you are in the area
sincerely, Vicky
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Sunnyvale, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have always trusted Best Western hotels and looked for ones with high AAA ratings. We needed a wheel chair access room and this was set up perfectly. The bed was at the right height, the bathroom had railings and room for a wheelchair below the sink. All light switches were in reach. A very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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ParkcrestInnGM, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Ms. Cathy H, It was our pleasure serving you at your needs, I am glad you had a great stay with us at Best Western Park Crest Inn and we hope to see you again when you are in the area.
Best wishes,
Vicky
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Santa Maria, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

No Ac in the rooms! The place is nice but the rooms really gets hot. The room was hotter then the outside! If Monterey is going to be hot do not stay here. We had a box fan( hotel supplied) running all night with ice in front of it and we were still hot. My kids laid on the top sheets all night. It was hot and the fan was noise running all night! Breakfast, pool, customer service and clean rooms were good.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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ParkcrestInnGM, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Rick S., thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay, I do want to apologize for any inconvenience. We do have room with air conditioning which you would have to request in advance, also because of the cool weather in Monterey many of the hotels in this area do not have air conditioning. i am glad you enjoyed the rest of what our hotel has to offer. We welcome you back and give us another chance.
Best wishes
Vicky
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

First, the positives:

Good location = close to the Cannery and 17 Mile Drive + helpful, friendly staff, accommodating room size with large vanity.

That said:

I requested a quiet room on arrival and was assigned Room #169 which is located close to the pool and one floor above a noisy ice machine. Smokers congregated near the stairs making it uncomfortable for the nonsmokers to go back and forth.

Small breakfast area had limited seating [hotel was operating at full occupancy] with 1 [one]
V---E---R---Y slow pancake machine + 1 [one] four slice toaster. The buffet area filled up fast with diners standing and waiting*.

*Note to visitors who have finished their meals and are checking/reading their mobile devices = Please either invite us to join you or vacate your table for those of us who have nowhere else to sit.

This is not a criticism of the hotel [other than to suggest more seating] but rather [under current circumstances] a gentle FYI comment to its guests.

Additional room 169 comments:

Uncomfortable cube shaped pillows

Clean carpet except for 2 brown squashed strawberries that were discovered the hard way. One large berry was located at the foot of the bed and another smaller one beside it. Some effort and close examination were required to determine their identities.

Would consider another stay if assigned a better room in a quieter location.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ParkcrestInnGM, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear 46Lil, thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay. I am happy to hear you took advantage of our great location in Monterey and also our staff for being helpful to making your stay a good one. I do want to apologize for any inconvenience with the room i hope you give us a chance to fix our mistakes and welcome you back for another stay at our hotel. Hope to see you soon.
Best wishes
Vicky - front desk
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Wichita, Kansas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Nice hotel. Clean and comfortable and not far from the beach. Hotel staff was friendly. Nice quick breakfast. Good price esp. for being so close to the beach. Would definitely stay there again sometime.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ParkcrestInnGM, Front Desk at BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Dear eee7935, thank for such a great review we are happy to hear your stay was good one and was able to enjoy our complimentary breakfast, clean and comfortable room, and friendly staff. We hope you stay with us again when you are in the area.
Sincerely,
Vicky
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Address: 1100 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 53
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