Marina is about a 10 min drive (north) from downtown Monterey and with that a bit cheaper (and fewer taxed and no parking charges). But if you want to go out in Monterey with some alcohol, this might be too far. Very nice greeting at reception (Luke? i think), cookies later, beds and pillows and lines perfectly fine (important to us). Breakfast space nice, food OK (no fruit, which I thought was quite normal) in sight, but someone was kind enough to heat up some oatmeal. They have double queen rooms, are room was spacious enough which a decent sized fridge (no micro). Jacuzzi inside nice and big (we did not have time to use). I see another reviewer mentions a noisy fridge - for us it seemed to be the power outlet behind the heavy cabinet, clicking all night long which was difficult to sleep to. In the am we heard a snorer - the walls just are too thin at hotels to not hear people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Marina, CA!We are located on the Monterey Peninsula, just minutes from Downtown Monterey, Cannery Row and Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf. Santa Cruz, Seaside & Sand City are also nearby.Close to the natural beauty of the dunes and Marina State Beach Park, this hotel offers the guest great value and proximity to the areas world-class golf, dining, and attractions. We are a short drive to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel-by-the-Sea, 17 Mile Drive, & Pacific Grove.Our beautiful hotel features complimentary Deluxe Express Start Continental Breakfast, free high-speed Internet access in all rooms, and free local phone calls. After a day of sightseeing, return to your comfortable room to relax or enjoy an invigorating work out in our fitness room or dip in our oversized hot tub. We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel very soon! ... more less
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- Holiday Inn Express Marina
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