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El Castell Motel

Traveler (119)
Room & Suite (50)
Pool & Beach (14)


GreenLeaders Silver level
Our hotel is conveniently located minutes from all the major attractions of Monterey such as the Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, 17 mile drive, Cannery Row and Carmel. We have several room types that range from 1 Queen/King bed to 1 bedroom suites with 3 beds.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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47Car recommended
Grade: 47 out of 100
25Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
100Room tips
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We booked this place at the last minute due to a change of plans. It was super value for money. The room was a good size with all the necessary basic amenities. Plenty of place nearby to eat and only 10mins from Monterey’s main attractions. WiFi was good and the fridge and
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Stayed here last night and liked that there was hardwood floors and, a pump dispenser for soap, lotion, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner so it is more environmentally friendly. The room was small and cozy with a queen, which for some reason looked smaller. Everything we
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The room was clean and updated. The bed was comfortable; we slept really well. Only noise we could hear was from the airport nearby but they don’t take off/land late or super early so we weren’t bothered at all. Good coffee...Great customer service!
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I was very pleasantly surprised with this motel. The 2-queen room was spacious, clean, and modern. The bathroom was also beautiful, looked like it had been recently remodeled. Check-in was easy and I booked the day of. About 5 minute drive from downtown Monterey. Only thing that
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Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Hailey Rose, We are very happy to have provided you with a pleasant surprise in terms of both the quality of room that we have, and the service that we offer. We hope to be your hotel of choice for future visits here. Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, we really appreciate it. Best wishes, Hotel Management
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Place was great! Clean, modern, and beds were comfortable. Check in was easy and pleasant. Overall is easy an excellent experience. My husband suggested that the light canisters on ceiling needed some attention but nothing big.
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Response from GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel
Responded 3 weeks ago
It is always a pleasure to receive such a wonderful review! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of your visit. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for the generous compliments. We look forward to your swift return to Monterey, and thank you again for staying with us. Best wishes, Hotel Management
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Quartos aconchegantes.
Cracked sink
Cosy and clean bedroom
Cama muy comoda
What is the pet policy?
Yes you can take pets.
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Pool closes at 9 p.m. It is probably open while it rains, but you can call and ask. The pool is not completely indoors. One of the sides is open to an outdoor patio.
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When we stayed there end of February, it was warm it felt great !
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The swimming pool water heater is up and working :)
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There is.
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"Get the number of the hotel itself and call them, not the booking number."
"Floors need to be mopped."
"The room was very comfortsble and clean. Upgrades look upgraded, but are painted over rotten wood."
"If you are a light sleeper, ask for a room closer to the office. Can hear the music from the venue and the club next door."
"Avoid the room on the end on the back row because of the noisy garbage collection."
$64 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
el castell hotel monterey
United StatesCaliforniaMonterey
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