Personally, I thought the location of this hotel was awesome, and it was probably the biggest selling point for me. Even though it was November, being right on the beach was really cool. If you are in an ocean front room (which we were), the crashing waves lull you to sleep at night, which I thought was great. You also have a great view of Monterey from the front of the hotel, especially at night. And, Monterey and Carmel were just a short drive down Rt. 1.
Now, for the bad. We stayed at several hotels during our vacation in California, and this was the only one that we got hit with several fees I didn't realize. I found those fees later, so I don't know if they are just hidden in text or what. They wanted to charge $35 a night, which I protested, and they nicely waived that fee. But, there were other fees I didn't know about and weren't waived. Plus, for some reason, I thought breakfast was complimentary, and it's not. In fact, it's expensive, so we passed. The rooms are comfortable, but the decor is a little dated. Nice TVs, though. We also had a strange buzzing noise in our room and asked to be moved, which they agreed to. It ends up the noise was from a problem they were having with the elevator, which was near the room. The hotel overall seems like it needs remodeled.
But, the view every morning made up for the bad here, and our stay, overall, was decent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monterey's only beach-front full service hotel, The Beach Resort Monterey boasts some of the most expansive views available of the Monterey Bay. Blending California beach casual with superior comfort and professionalism, the Beach Resort Monterey offers a relaxing alternative from the distractions of downtown, with the convenience of being only minutes away from the areas favorite attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey Hotel Monterey
- Monterey Best Western
- Best Western Monterey Beach Resort