We booked this room for the night before new year's eve as well as new year's eve. We checked out on New Year's day. The rates were hiked up to around $211/night because of the holiday, I'm sure. We stayed in a King w/ sofa (room 212). Typically these rooms can go for around $139 on a normal non-holiday weekend. The rooms are nicely updated, very clean, and breakfast is the standard you typically get with HIexpress. We also had a nice tv with direct tv and HD channels. It was awesome. Parking is free in the garage under the hotel. The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, and several restaurants are all within walking distance and all less than a mile away. You may have to climb a couple of small hills, though. It's about a 1 mile walk to Fisherman's Wharf but we drove. The hotel front desk is also very friendly and accommodating. Would def. stay here again.
My only complaint: low water pressure in the shower.