Good breakfast, good location, good/friendly hospitality at front desk, good rooms and beds and linens.
Breakfast had a couple choices of cold cereal and a few flavors of instant oatmeal. Also Yoplait yogurt single serving cups, a juice dispenser with three flavor options, muffins cut in fourths (in case you don't need a whole muffin), coffee dispenser with caf and decaf, hot water dispenser with name brand tea bags (4+ flavor options), good bread for toasting, and hard-boiled eggs.
TV worked well, but downside was that there was not a channel guide. Bed good too. Temperature controlled by customer with wall thermostat. Bathroom of reasonable quality. Mini-fridge and safe in room as well. Weird thing was that the window drapes were lacking... the semi-transparent white drapes worked (i.e. closed), but the patterned opaque drapes did not close. Not really a problem though, as I could not see anything in through my window when I checked from the outside. Room access is from the outside. Pool looked clean but I did not use it. Parking without charge in front of hotel if needed.
Close to things that matter in Monterey, such as Alvarado street, the Moneterey transit station (both walkable within 5 minutes). Close to Fisherman's Wharf (10-15 minute walk). Cannery Row is walkable too if willing to walk an easy 1.5 miles (trails with good scenery make it worth it).
Hotel easy to get to. Monterey transit station has bus access to-from San Jose transit station a few times a day, in case your airport is San Jose!
I would stay at this hotel again.
For feeling of security, recommend 2nd or 3rd floor, as rooms at this place open to the outside.
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Thank you for such a positive review. We really appreciate all the kind words regarding
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the good breakfast, location, hospitality, room and beds and linens. By the way, channel
is in the Guest Service Directory in the desk drawer of each room. The drapes are a
three-way system with black out drapes next to the curtains and the sheers.
We invite you to visit us again and enjoy Monterey again.
Craig Smith, owner
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