We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Bargain For Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row

Save Saved
You added Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   443 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Save on Hotel Packages!
Ranked #8 of 53 hotels in Monterey
Bakersfield, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Bargain For Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

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.

Room Tip: I found it difficult to sleep in because of the noise of families walking to the elevator as room 21...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Thank you so much for your review, we're very happy that you liked the hotel and will plan to come and stay here again. We look forward to seeing you again! Hope you enjoyed your New Year's celebration in Monterey.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

466 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    177
    207
    56
    23
    3
See reviews for
185
162
13
22
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (82)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, CA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I was really impressed with this hotel. I was on a road trip with two friends and two small boys and we needed to find a hotel at the last minute that could accomodate all 5 of us. I was pleasantly surprised that we were able to get one of the hotels three suites at the last minute for $140.

The room was spacious and inviting. There were two queen beds and an enormous king-sized pull-out couch, giving us more than enough space to stretch out. I was fully expecting to have to share a bed so getting my own queen bed was a treat. My mommy friend took the huge couch and slept with her two sons and my other friend got the other queen bed. As for the rest of the room, there was a little desk, a fridge, a nice flat screen tv (that included DirecTV with HBO!), and a clean, modernized bathroom.

The location is definitely the best part. It's pretty much on Cannery Row and walking distance (even with two small boys!) to the aquarium and other attractions.

Breakfast was delicious too. I LOVED the pancake machine! Greatest invention ever! My friend's 4 year-old does NOT like to eat--it's a constant battle to get food into his stomach. He ended up eating a whole pancake, a half a bowl of cereal, half a piece of toast, some scrambled eggs, and a cup of hot chocolate. I almost had tears in my eyes I was so excited!

My only complaint about the hotel was that it isn't handicap accessible. We were traveling with a 5 year-old disabled child and it was a struggle getting him up and down the stairs (and you actually did have to go both up AND down stairs just to get to the room). The elevator lets you off, then you have to go down a flight of stairs, walk 10 feet, then go up another flight of stairs. Not fun, especially since the stairs are outside and it was 50 degrees that night and the next morning too.

All in all though, I'd definitely come back here! I'm actually starting to plan my next trip back as I type this. Hope you all have as good of an experience as we did!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Wow, thank you for such a terrific review!! We're so glad that you were able to stay with us, and that all of you were able to fit comfortably into one room (and at our great off-season rate to boot!)

Ah, and now for the dreaded stairs... I'm so sorry that this was a difficulty for you. I'm assuming, since you booked last-minute, that none of the ADA accessible rooms were available (or the rooms right off of the elevator). Again, I'm really sorry about that and apologize for the difficulty in getting to your room.

While it does lend a certain rustic charm to the place, if there was one thing we'd change about the hotel it would certainly be the stairs! Thanks so much for your patience with that... and to our future guests, please do let us know as soon as possible about any mobility issues you might have when booking your room.

That issue aside, we're so glad that you enjoyed the hotel and hope that you will be back to stay with us again. Thanks for the review!!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I really liked this place, it is unique for a for Holiday Inn Express and in a great location along Cannery Row. Big rooms, well done and clean, and great breakfast in the morning. Nice furnishings inside the rooms and in the common areas.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
We are really delighted to hear that you enjoyed the hotel's location, decor and amenities so well. Thanks for letting us know! We're very glad that you liked staying with us and hope that you will be back again soon. Thanks again!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We spent two nights in this small hotel right on Cannery Row and we enjoyed the great location, and free internet and parking. The complimentary breakfast was also nice and we thought the paper plates were very convenient, so we could bring breakfast to our room when the lobby was too busy. There are some stairs to climb and the room doors open on the outside walkways facing the courtyard, adding a rustic charm to the property. Everything was clean and comfortable and we found the overall atmosphere very relaxing.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
How nice of you to write such a great review, thank you so much! So glad that you liked the hotel's rustic charm...and you even had a nice word to say about the stairs, too! :)

We're so glad that you enjoyed the hotel, thanks again for letting us know. We hope that you will be able to come and stay with us again another time. Happy New Year!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

My family of 4 stayed here for one night on our drive to San Francisco. The location was great with easy walking distance to both Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf. This was actually one of the main reasons that I chose this hotel so we could just park the car and forget about it. The hotel itself was lovely, very clean with breakfast included. Our room was huge with 2 doubles and a pull out sofa bed. As the beds are a bit small my husband and I had one each and our daughters shared the sofa bed. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and I would highly recommend this hotel, plus Monterey is a lovely place to visit.

Room Tip: We paid $10 more for the larger room with a sofa bed, well worth the extra cost.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
We're so glad that you enjoyed the hotel and that your room had plenty of room for everyone (a little tough when you're traveling with the whole family, I know). Thanks for letting us know! We're so glad that you enjoyed your trip to Monterey and hope that you will be back to visit us again in the future.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Perfect location right near Cannery Row (we walked there for dinner/drinks/etc). It's your tradional Holiday Inn Express, except it looks like a building you would find in the area. Daily wine and cheese hour is great before a walk out on the town.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Thank you so much for your terrific review! We love hearing that you enjoyed your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Cannery Row and really hope that you will come and stay with us again next time you're in town.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This was a great hotel. Good location and lovely room. We were a family of five.
This was a lovely hotel and very reasonable. We saved $100 paying in advance. We had one room with two double beds and a double sofa bed.
The only problem was the beds were small and the sofa very uncomfortable and squeaked a lot.
The breakfast was fantastic and good value as it was included in your room price.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Thank you so much for your review!

Due to the dimensions of the room we were unfortunately unable to fit Queen-sized beds into our double rooms, I hope this wasn't too much of an inconvenience. We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed breakfast and were generally pleased with your stay. We hope to see you again soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay
Travelers also viewed these Monterey hotels
Romantic, Mid-r...
Show More
0.1 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Victorian Inn
Romantic, Luxur...
Show More
0.3 mi away
InterContinental The Clement Monterey
Free internet...
Show More
0.2 mi away
Spindrift Inn
Spindrift Inn
#2 of 53 in Monterey
4.5 of 5 stars 1,382 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Free Breakfast...
Show More
0.1 mi away
Monterey Bay Inn
Monterey Bay Inn
#4 of 53 in Monterey
4.5 of 5 stars 1,106 reviews
Mid-range, City...
Show More
1.3 mi away
Hotel Abrego
Hotel Abrego
#7 of 53 in Monterey
4.5 of 5 stars 1,247 reviews
Quiet, Mid-rang...
Show More
0.8 mi away
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row

Address: 443 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Monterey
#11 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Steps to the Pacific Ocean and historic Cannery Row - some rooms with ocean view! Luxurious boutique-style hotel completely remodeled summer of 2010. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, IHG, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com, BookIt.com, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com, Agoda, Otel and Venere so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row Hotel Monterey
Holiday Inn Monterey

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.