I looked at several reviews of properties on the Monterey peninsula and went with Mariposa Inn and Suites because we liked the location away from the immediate downtown area and the online pictures looked nice. The price was also reasonable for the value. We checked in around 10 pm and the desk clerk was obviously not thrilled to be working that late, but everyone else we encountered during the 2 night stay was friendly and helpful. I liked that there was a sign at the desk declaring zero-tolerance for any partying.
The King Executive suite was like an extra long hotel room with a bathroom in the center. This gave the effect of two separate areas. The front area had a couch with the refrigerator, microwave, and a TV. The rear area had the king bed, another TV and a gas fireplace. Inside our room, the decor was modern and stylish and it was pretty clean. A couple of exceptions would be that the bathroom ceiling fan needed vacuuming and several areas on the walls looked dirty. The space was pretty well laid out. There was also a small balcony which overlooked an outdoor seating area with a fire pit.
The free breakfast was a nice perk, although it did not include cooked foods like eggs, sausage or potatoes. It was served in a small room, near the outside patio area and we had a wonderful time swimming and relaxing in the hot tub. The pool seemed to be salt water and the area was clean and nicely landscaped.
We liked the way our room, 306, was inside the "hotel" part of the property. A key was necessary to access the building and then each room. Other parts of the property were "motel" style, with access directly from the outside.
We wanted to drive down past Big Sur to the Julia Pfeiffer State park and had even considered staying in Big Sur or Carmel. We walked around Monterey from the Cannery area to the Wharf and found that area to be picturesque and full of fun things to see and do. I was quite pleased with our choice to stay at Mariposa Inn and Suites in Monterey!
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