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Clarion Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1046 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly "Westwind Lodge")   |  
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Ranked #42 of 53 hotels in Monterey
Birmingham
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“OK budget hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed here as we needed to stay another night in Monterey and our hotel (Portola) had no vacancies.

No horror stories to report. It's a reasonable budget hotel. The room felt tired and the breakfast was meagre, but then this is a cheap hotel. I've certainly stayed in a lot better for the same price (we did so that week), but Monterey is an expensive/overpriced town.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Boston
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12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I stayed at the Clarion for 2 nights. The first night we paid about $190 for 3 people in a double. We extended our stay for a second night (at $300) to explore more of Monterey. That was a bit overpriced for the quality of the hotel even on a Saturday night. The rooms are clean but just a bit noisy. You could hear the next door neighbors arrive and leave at all hours of the night but that may just have been the room we stayed in. The breakfast should be used as a snack to an early lunch. Staff was good and responsive all around. I would prefer to be 2 blocks or so closer to downtown. Probably would not stay at the Clarion again but it's not a bad last-resort place.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My stay at the Clarion Hotel Monterey was a good reminder of what hotels use to be. Although clean and comfortable the age of the hotel showed in a musty odor that was constant. I was impressed by how quite it was and was able to sleep quite well. The continental breakfast was stark but they had Cheerios (my favorite cereal) and the coffee was fresh.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Casper, Wyoming
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed in room 233. It must have been an old owners room. Being a suite, it was very small (I've stayed in larger cruise cabins on cruise ships) and very poor quality for a suite. No air conditioner in room, refridg was warm, light bulb in bathroom burned out, drawer in closet hutch was broke, bed was a queen and hard and bathroom floor needed some repairs. The morning breakfast is not until 7 am making it a bit hard for morning air travels to enjoy a quick breakfast. No coffee in the lounge so having morning coffee if you can't wait for breakfast is impoible as the coffee pot in the room is dirty and I certainally wouldn't use it. The grounds were clean and the staff seemed pleasant to communicate with. I would not recommend this Clarion if you like a more upscale stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Excellent staff, good rooms, good location.
Breakfast is just ok with cereal, juice, oatmeal, biscuits and gravy and waffles.
They do have indoor pool but i think it is shared with the neighboring hotel too so expect it to be a little crowded.
Noise from outside might keep you up if you are a light sleeper.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

If the indoor pool attracts you here, be aware that while it is a large one and nice enough, unless you are here when it is very warm, or you happen to have a room that is very close to the pool, you will need to be ready for an outside walk back and forth from the pool. There are no changing facilities or bathrooms in the pool area, either. Otherwise, the rooms are OK, and the breakfast very nice with lots of stuff.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Friendly helpful staff on check in and lots of parking on site. Site has an indoor pool and spa, and the included continental breakfast is excellent. We had a villa with fireplace which was great. Plasma tv microwave bar fridge queen bed however the bathroom is a bit dated but in great condition. The location is a 5 minute drive from the cannery wharf district and 10 min to Carmel and local golf courses.

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Address: 1046 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940 (Formerly "Westwind Lodge")
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #42 of 53 hotels in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Hotel 2.5*
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