Having never been to Monterey we didnt know what to expect of the hotels or area and how close ours would be to all the attractions. I must admit I liked being away from right down town. I liked having to drive and pay for parking to do all the touristy things tourist do. That being said it was only a 10 minute drive to all the touristy spots we wanted to see--which was great! We were close but not smack in the middle of down town.
We had let them know in advance we would be arriving late and that we did not want a room by the stairwell. We have had bad experiences with this in the past. Nor did we want a room right next to the elevator. The girl on the phone was so nice and said she put it in the reservation.
Arriving late (10pmish) we were tired and hungry. It was a long two hour drive. At night the outside of this hotel looks great (it looks good during the day too)! The woman at the front desk was so cold and unfriendly. After she gave us our keys she turned to talk to someone she was talking before (a conversation not related to work because we listened as we waited to be checked in ). We were left to our own devices to find the stairs to our room. Turns out our room was right next to the stairs (and as we learned the next morning where the cleaning staff puts the dirty laundry and restocks their carts). We were too tired and hungry to complain. We thought lets give this a try. We were hungry. The restraunt was close so we walked to Dennys :)
I could go on but I wont. They didnt have any rooms to switch to. As noisey as it was (which on a scale of 1-10, 10 being loud--our room was a 5) it was kind of quite compaired to others I have stayed at. Frankly once we turned the fan/air con on (which provided a nice soothing hmmmm) on we didnt hear much!
Oh and the pictures would lead you to believe you get a nice chase near the fire to sit and relax in. Ours was all the way across the room!!! No where near the fireplace. Weird.
They front desk guy that work Saturday night was great! I think his name was Sam. He made up for the snotty/cold/unfriendly service we got the day before.
The rooms are nice. So clean!!!!! The cleaning ladies are nice and did a great job (tip the well!!! we did--they work hard).
(we didn not use the restaurant, roomservice, bar, or swimming pool though it has it. The wireless internet in our room was not so good.)
My partner loved the huge flatscreen TV. I loved how modern it was. It was very nice--not great or grand but very nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Craftsman-style inspired guestrooms in warm, inviting earth tones reflect Monterey’s relaxed and friendly style. Italian linens, luxurious bathrooms, mini refridgerator, complimentary Wi-Fi and a wealth of other thoughtful amenities creates guest rooms that exceed expectations. Additional features include a walnut desk and ergonomic chair, a plush chaise lounge and 32 inch flat screen TV. Most rooms include fireplaces. Bistro Abrego serves an eye opening breakfast menu and a locally inspired dinner menu, and there is a spacious heated swimming pool and hot tub to relax in. Complimentary parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abrego Hotel Monterey