We just had a group of 28 ladies at Monterey Del Mar for a women's retreat. The experience was awesome. To begin with, the entire hotel is beachfront which makes for a perfect setting. The rooms were nice and clean, beds were comfortable, the landscaping beautiful. The food was outstanding and the restaurant is overlooking the beautiful ocean! The staff were all friendly and very accommodating. The only reason I don't give it a 5 rating is because the place is in need of a little polish but I definitely wouldn't stay away because of it. I understand from the owner that they are in the process. So put this one on the top of your list! They know how to take care of their guests and your group will have a wonderful time.