We had 3 rooms for 5 of us and all were spotlessly clean. Facilities are limited to tea/coffee in the room and vending and ice machines outside. There is a Denny's 3 minutes walk away if you need it. Pool is small but nice and location of motel is good for a quick drive into Monterey or being near the highway to get anywhere else you need to be.
First, do NOT judge the motel by its outside appearance, but this property is amazing. The moment you walk in the office to check in, you are greeted by a Front Desk Agent that is courteous, friendly & helpful. The moment my wife & I walked into the room it was clean and the furnishings are modernized. The bed is comfortable. We love the amenities inside the room especially the Keurig coffee maker. Awesome. The mini refrigerator is bigger than most mini fridges at most of the Marriott hotels. Furthermore, the microwave oven inside the room is a great addition and it’s great to warm up leftovers. Since it is a motel, one of the perks is the free parking. The property is one block away from the Monterey Fairgrounds & a short drive to Fisherman’s Wharf, downtown Monterey, & Cannery Row. A CVS store is within walking distance. I would definitely stay here again & I highly recommend this place if you’re planning to visit Monterey. You won’t be disappointed.…
Newly renovated and very clean rooms, comfortable beds and separate sink from shower and toilet which we appreciated Pool was heated - wish it was open past nine No breakfast but Keurig machine in the room with coffee and the price was good for the area which was in a safe and great location for touring LA Some mentioned noise - we had no problems and were in room 1 (which was spacious) but we always bring a small white noise making device when we travel - we use Dohm brand - highly recommend!
This was our second stay here. Really like this motel! Rooms are clean and comfortable. They have a microwave and refrigerator which i really appreciate. So close to the wharf and downtown. Will definitely be back🙂
We had a pleasant stay at the El Castel hotel. The outside looks really outdated (your typical motel and not a hotel), but wait until you open the door… Nice remodeled room. Location is OK. Close to the San Dunes north of Monterey and conveniently located tot the 1 Freeway. We booked a 2 bedroom suite and our bedroom, was very close to the intersection of N Fremont street. This was really noisy. But we survived using ear plugs. Also a table with 2 chairs for a suite that can hold 6 people was a bit harsh. Swimming pool was indoor, but the seating area was outdoor, nicely out of the wind which was nice.
El Castell Motel is a very welcoming place where you will be greeted in a friendly manner and find it easy to check in. The rooms are large and well appointed. The staff is very accommodating to whatever you need. The beds are the most comfortable I have ever had at a motel. We will be back
Visiting family in Monterey, I wanted a decently priced convenient and clean place to sleep. This motel was perfect. The staff was friendly, the facility was recently renovated and clean and the price was reasonable. I would highly recommend staying here. The rooms were adequate size for two people but a little small for a big family.
The staff delivers a level of service that I have not seen elsewhere in CA before. The rooms are clean, spacious and nothing is broken. I would highly recommend this motel for others travelling this way!
Good value for the price. Clean place! Quiet not expensive! When we arrived no one was at the front desk! We just waited for about 10 mins for her to show up! It’s close to the airport you might hear lots of airplanes! If it happen to stay pas 11 no one’s bother you for checking out!
This place is the perfect motel for a trip to Monterrey. It was clean and accommodating. The cleaning staff went above and beyond along with the front desk. You will not be disappointed. The rooms were clean and tidy with a Keurig coffee maker in each room. The pool area was clean and great place to have a glass of wine and watch the kids swim.