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Hotel Pacific
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   300 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Ranked #28 of 53 Hotels in Monterey
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“Good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Close to everything. within walking distance to most attractions. Free trolley close. Rooms clean and nice. Beds were very comfortable. Breakfast less than average. Nightlife two blocks away nice restaurants and bars, decent area no homeless.

Stayed August 2014
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We booked our reservation through Expedia with Hotel Pacific two and a half weeks ahead of time. We got a confirmation and our credit card got charged. We arrived there early and they had us in their system so we left the car in the parking to get lunch. After 30 minutes we got a call from the hotel that their system is not in synch with Expedia and the reservation had never gone through. We were very disappointed. The hotel apparently double booked its room.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Hotel whilst passing through travelling the Highway 1, great location to explore Monterey. The rooms were very spacious, comfortable bed, breakfast was limited choice but ok, all in all not a bad little place to stop over.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed here for one night during our vacation.

The room itself is huge. We even had a small garden we could go out to.
Sadly the garden was not well maintained and had cigarette remaining on the ground.
Regardless, we really liked the room, and the service was exceptionally good.

Breakfast is a bit minimal compared to all the hotel we stayed in during our vacation,
but it's not a big issue for us.

The outside environments has a Mexican or Spanish design with Patios and waterfalls
which is very nice.

We really liked the placed and would love to come back to it one day.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the street may be noisy, so try to avoid them.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights driving up the coast. Rooms were really nice with big bed, couch with big TV, fireplace, kitchen and balcony. Great location with just a 5 min walk to centre. Easy access to parking but high charge for it. The breakfast would be nice but both mornings it was too busy to get in. Had to settle for coffee and doughnut to take back to room.

Room Tip: Make sure it's the ones with fire place and the balcony as they are worth it.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Pros - Great Location, Clean Room, All Suites, Parking Garage (yeah you had to pay for it, but it was great to have)

Cons - Unfriendly staff, horrible continental breakfast, no air conditioner and no working windows, very loud trash pickup.

I was really excited to stay at this hotel in Monterey and was pretty happy with the reviews I had read on tripadvisor. That being said, this place was underwhelming, and I was excited to leave after our 2 night stay.

The room was very clean and large, but with no windows or air conditioning, we had to open the door to our deck as well as hold the door to our room open with a chair just to get some airflow. The hotel also gave us a tiny fan, like something you'd place on your desk at work. I was surprised they didn't at least offer a ceiling fan or something...we ended up having to keep the door to the deck open all night (no screen or anything).

The other issue with the room was that trash pickup was right outside our deck. And it's the kind that uses a machine to hoist the trash cans and dump them into the top of the truck. It was so loud at 5am on both Thursday morning and Friday morning I woke up in a full-on panic. It might as well have been IN the room with us. If you decide to stay here, ask for a room facing Pacific Street, or at least a room away from Jackson Street (which is where the trash pickup takes place).

The continental breakfast was very underwhelming. The "fresh" foods provided were watermelon and hard boiled eggs. The rest were some packaged muffins and stale bread and stale bagels. They also had cereal. There's tons of cafes in Monterey, I'd recommend skipping the continental at the hotel and getting some oatmeal or eggs somewhere else.

The staff here was hit or miss. Sometimes they were kind of nice, other times they looked miserable.

I will say the room that we had was great. We stayed in a Junior Suite which I think is the lowest level of rooms they offer, and it was very spacious. The bed was comfortable, the TV was large, and the kitchenette was perfect. Other reviewers seemed to take issue with the parking, but we didn't mind paying $40 to park the car in the garage, we preferred it over street parking.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from Jackson Street (this is where trash pickup takes place at 5am)
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stayed for two nights and as previously stated, the staff were helpful and rooms clean and spacious. Agree that it could do with some updating, however the continental breakfast included in the rate was more than adequate. Situated on the Monterey Historic Walk, and central for all Monterey, except Cannery Row/Aquarium which is a short car drive away.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the road may be quieter and not have a high wall around the patio.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Pacific

Address: 300 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Pacific 3.5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Pacific is a boutique hotel conveniently located in downtown Monterey, California just steps away from the Monterey Conference Center and walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row and other top area attractions. Hotel Pacific offers luxury all-suite accommodations with fireplaces, free wireless internet access, patios and balconies, microwave ovens, mini-refrigerators, complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments, luxurious feather bedding, and unique vacation packages. Hotel Pacific is the perfect hotel choice for your next romantic weekend getaway, vacation or business trip to the Monterey Bay area. ... more   less 
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Pacific Hotel Monterey

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