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“Good value motel - bad experience with front desk staff”

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Days Inn Monterey Downtown
Ranked #23 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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“Good value motel - bad experience with front desk staff”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

This motel is a very good option for visiting Monterey and is walking distance to Fishermans Wharf and Cannery Row (~15 mins). Most of the common motel brands also have properties in this neighborhood, but i find that this has one of the better locations being closer to downtown as well as city/ocean view from some rooms.

We stayed in one of their king bed ocean view rooms located in the second building just across the street. When making the booking I was a bit skeptical about a motel claiming to have ocean views, especially since all of the exterior pics of the hotel is featuring the main building which is a classic two-storey motel building, which clearly does not have a view. The room was on the third floor and did in fact have a nice view and was the largest motel room i have stayed in. The room was a bit dated and the shower head only around 5 ft above the ground, but apart from this is was a very nice room.

Generally a very nice motel and a convenient location with many good restaurants within 5-10 mins walk, but it should of course not be compared to the 4-5 star hotels just by Cannery Row.

My only negative remark is regarding a bad experience with the staff. The front desk called me up at 3am (!) and said that the room below us were complaining about noise, clearly suggesting that it was coming from my room. At that time i had been asleep for 4 hours and was very unhappy with being woken up in the middle of the night. The entire hotel is very loud so the noise could have been coming from any room, not just the one above those complaining. The staff should know this and go to the building to locate the noise - not just call random rooms in the middle of the night. The person who called did not even apologize for waking me up.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed here for a week as I wanted to enjoy Steinbeck county. It was a mix of good and bad things. On the plus side: the bed was a very comfortable king size bed, slept like a log; the location is great, just off the tourist beaten track, but still central Monterey. On the minus side: internet didn't work, it would break up continuously, good for email but nothing more. Complained the second day, apparently it was the internet company fault, but it still wasn't fixed when we left. Room cleaners were spotless, but I wished they used less bleach, we had to aerate often.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with 3 mates during a road trip. Decent rooms, plenty of car parking space. Didn't bother with breakfast.
You got Pebble Beach and OceannDrive round one corner and the the great old marina and promenade round the other. Gret little old American coast town with a handfulmof decent bars in the middle.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Caracas, Venezuela
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

I know this hotel well having visited it every August for eight years for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Sam, the General Manager, is most attentive and welcoming. It is a quiet roomy hotel with certain rooms with view of the Monterey Bay, very pleasant.

Room Tip: Best rooms are on the second and third floors of the Annex building. Spacious, clean, comfortable an...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Caracas, Venezuela
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

A great Days Inn. Congratulate the owner director. This hotel is close to a Dennys, also has free parking plus free breakfast, not fancy but enough. There is a small breakfast retaurant close by The Plum where you have great pancakes in case you need a hearty breakfast,

Room Tip: Try to get a room on second or third floor. They have a view, even if not too much of trhe sea but a...
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the 300 building which rooms are great. Friendly staff provided great service. We arrived late at night and the owner waited until our arrival. With a full hotel they kept or reservation. They have a continental breakfast.

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Property: Days Inn Monterey Downtown
Address: 850 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3104
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Monterey Downtown 2*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Launch your California getaway from Days Inn Monterey hotel, where value and friendly service come included. You are going to love being just four blocks from historic downtown Monterey, five blocks from Fisherman’s Wharf and only one mile from celebrated Cannery Row when you stay at our Monterey, CA, hotel. Our Monterey, CA, hotel near Monterey Bay Aquarium offers air-conditioned rooms equipped with modern conveniences like a refrigerator and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Start each day with free and delicious Daybreak breakfast then take a dip in our outdoor hot tub. We offer a variety of rooms to suit your needs, including king rooms with an ocean view or fireplace, non-smoking rooms and Jacuzzi suites. ... more   less 
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