We spent a week traveling around the coast from Monterey to San Diego and I decided for at least one night I would spend a little more money and get a place with a nice view of the water. We are not the most demanding patrons, by far, but there were too many issues here: Late check-in at 4PM is bad enough, but they couldn't get our room ready until at least 5 PM. They solved this with two free vouchers to the bar, but only wine and beer. They have a deck with a nice view of the bay. Ther were 3 small plastic tables and 6 folding chairs. Not sure where all the other furniture was, as there was plenty of room for more. Then, I booked a room with the full bay view for around $300 and ended up in a motel style room where everyone and there mother could walk right past the windows to the room. In fact this was the end of the row next to the stairs that came down from the dining room and bar. What good is a view when you have to keep the shades closed. The room was nicely appointed, but I can get that anywhere for less. Next, there was a deck above with kids skateboarding on it, which sounded like a freight train. I went back up and complained and demanded a different room or we were out of there. They let me check out two rooms, one similar to the first but no end of row. The other was off an interior pool court. We took that at a greatly reduced rate. Alas, the swimming pool was shut down so we couldn't use that. The end of the hotel complex where the room was is next to a nature preserve where all the cormorants good to roost. The trees are all dead and white and stinking from the bird crap. But at least the have a car wash station for you to clean your car. We were spared. Got a complimentary breakfast which was decent and high-tailed it out of there first thing in the morning.
There seemed to be one set of rooms with a view towards the ocean that didn't have the motel ent...
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