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“Great location ,very clean, great for kids,hospitable staff, affordable” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   443 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Ranked #8 of 53 hotels in Monterey
San Francisco, California
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“Great location ,very clean, great for kids,hospitable staff, affordable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This small terraced level hotel is perfect for all who wish to be within walking distance to aquarium , shops and restaurants. It's perfect for kids as well as adults. Very surprised to find this little bargain in such a wonderful location just a couple of block from the Monterey Bay.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that the location and layout of the hotel worked so well for your and your family. Thanks so much for letting us know!! We appreciate your review and hope that you will be back to stay with us another time soon.
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  • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in October 2011 and we were very impressed. The hotel is in a wonderful position which is within walking distance of lots of attractions and sea-front restaurants. The rooms are light, spacious, quiet and offer the usual Holiday Inn features. The hotel also offers a light breakfast and free parking.
It well deserves its ranking for its position, facilities and value.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thank you so much for your generous comments! We are so happy that you were pleased with the hotel's location, accommodations and amenities and really appreciate your letting us know. Hope that you will be back to stay with us again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We were recommended this hotel as a good deal in a good location and it did not
disappoint. It was a terrific location within short walking distance to the Aquarium and shopping,
etc. It was quiet and clean and a good price.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
We're so glad that you enjoyed the hotel and are delighted that you were referred to us! Thanks so much for letting us know, and please come stay with us again soon.
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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.

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  • 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
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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.
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Los Angeles, CA
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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
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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!!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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
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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!
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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
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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!
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Address: 443 Wave Street, 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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Monterey
#12 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 
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