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“Your best budget friendly bet for downtown Monterey” 3 of 5 stars
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Monterey Downtown Travelodge
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   675 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940   |  
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Monterey, California
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“Your best budget friendly bet for downtown Monterey”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

:I'm going to getting my MA at the Monterey Institute, so I headed down before the school year started to arrange my living situation. The hostel was close to completely booked (& a bit far from downtown), so I had to find a hotel for my mom & I for a couple of nights. I kept seeing this place priced online for $93/night & tried booking it online before arriving in Monterey. I couldn't get that price when I tried booking over the phone, but oh well. Great people tended to me over the phone & upon arrival! The room was a good size for us & well kept, except when we saw a slight blood stain on the bedsheets. Breakfast was OK, although it was still pretty crowded at 9:30, so I took my food to my room. We always had hot running water! It gets noisy at night, but I didn't mind it. It's in a good location if your trip focus is downtown Monterey, even though you can easily get to Cannery Row & the Wharf via the many buses running out of the Monterey Transit Plaza (less than 5 min. walk from this hotel), if you're not a fan of walking everywhere. The TV was ok & the free wifi got the job done, although it seemed to be slow around 9-11pm.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Craig S, Owner at Monterey Downtown Travelodge, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Thank you for your comments. Yes, we do have great front desk people. We apologize you found a slight stain on your sheet. That should never happen and we spoke with the laundry attendants and housekeeping staff today. We are currently placing a new, modernized Wi-Fi system in place. Come back again and stay with us in the heart of historic Monterey where
free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and parking are waiting for you.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Evesham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

we have stayed here on two seperate trips now and have had no complaints at all. The lady at the front desk was very helpful and courteous and the rooms are very clean and well equipped. we got to park for free which after san francisco was a bonus! its in a good central location to see all monterey has to offer and if i am visiting again i will definately stay here again!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Craig S, Owner at Monterey Downtown Travelodge, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Thank you for a wonderful 5 Star Review describing us as a great hotel for the price. You said our front desk is very helpful and courteous and the rooms are very clean and well equipped. Thank you for visiting twice from the UK and enjoying our free parking, free wi-fi, free continental breakfast and our very central location. We will see you both again soon!



- by Savage-Henry D (Evesham, United Kingdom) on 7/18/14. Stay date: Sep 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I used Hotels.com to find & book this hotel. It's centrally located and close to everything. After a 2 hour drive to get to the hotel...we are told that our room would be ready at noon. We actually didn't get checked in until 3:00 p.m. I think there are only 2 maids cleaning all the rooms. The guy at the front desk was very nice & helpful though. The room was clean, definitely dated & the beds were a bit firm. However, after the people upstairs finally got to bed (we could hear them running/walking back & forth. They must have had kids.) then we were able to get to sleep. On a positive note, this hotel is close to Cannery Row & Old Fisherman's Wharf. Would I stay here again...only if I could get a room under $100.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Craig S, Owner at Monterey Downtown Travelodge, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Thank you for noting our central location and clean rooms. You also noted our nice and helpful front desk. We use Simmons Pillowtop beds, above most lodging standards. Visit us again soon
and enjoy the best location in downtown Monterey. Walk to 40+ restaurants and Fisherman's Wharf.










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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Don't be scared off by the retro appearance on the outside. The staff is super friendly, rooms have nice amenities and look to have been upgraded recently. The location is right near a couple streets filled with restaurants, pubs and shops. We had a room on the first floor near the stairs so it was a little noisey at night but you can't blame the hotel for errant car alarms.
Recommend eating/drinking at: Turn12, Lollapalooza's, and Alvarado St Brewing

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Craig S, Owner at Monterey Downtown Travelodge, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for a great 5 Star review. You have mentioned 3 restaurants
that are all walking distance from us. Turn 12 has a racing car theme with very good food and a nice bar, Lallapallooza is one of the finer eating and drinking establishments and the Brew Pub
is brand new. Thanks for the tips and the very positive review regarding our friendly staff
and recent refurbishing. See you on your next visit to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.
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Oldenburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Location 3,5/5
Cleanliness 5/5
Staff friendliness 4/5
Bathroom 3,5/5

- kinda old furniture (70's)
- directly on a high-traffic street.
- only few blocks to the city-center
- decent but clean room
- breakfast minimalistic

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Craig S, Owner at Monterey Downtown Travelodge, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Thank you for a 4 star review. We appreciate your review and will comment that our furniture
is in great shape having been installed new in 2009. Our breakfast is considered an expanded
continental breakfast which is listed as a continental breakfast. Some visitors seem to expect something more or a full range of hot items. What we do offer for free is coffee/tea (24 hrs), waffles,hard boiled eggs, yogurt, cereal, bread, muffins, 3 kinds of juice. In Europe full breakfasts are an additional charge. Ours is free. Those expecting a full breakfast can have a full meal nearby at one of the 40+ restaurants within 3 blocks. Our location is the best from which to discover downtown Monterey and Fisherman's Wharf and Oceanfront Trail. Come and enjoy all we and Monterey have to offer.
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Address: 675 Munras Ave, 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Monterey Downtown Travelodge 2*
Number of rooms: 51
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