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“Good location in Monterey” 4 of 5 stars
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Colton Inn
Ranked #35 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Perth, Australia
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good location in Monterey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Clean, good sized rooms. We stayed 4 nights. Close to fisherman's wharf, cannery row, and shopping area. We drove around the area, and out to Big Sur. Breakfast is included, but is a little wanting, and needed to be topped up with some good coffee just a short walk away.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This hotel is well worth staying at. Price was good for the location and the rooms were good. We certainly would stay here again on another visit. Quite location. Complentary basic breakfast is available though we did not use it, but it was okay. It is not out in the motel row as some are, so is moderately well placed if you decided to walk down to the main street and wharf area. Plenty of parking.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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UK
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27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The welcome on arrival was warm and friendly and the room was well presented and a good size. The motel is conveniently located a short walk from the center of Monterey (5-10 mins) and Cannery Row (20 mins). Our only issue was occasionally noise levels, the walls are not particularly well sound proofed but not such a big issue that we would be prevented from choosing this motel in the future. Arrangements for breakfast are unusual but the selection is perfectly adequate to get you going in the morning.
All in all we enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend the Colton Inn to anyone traveling on a budget.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front overlook the main road and may be noisier, we had a room at the rear.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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LA
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55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Within walking distance of the wharf, great value at a government rate, very friendly check in, cookies and coffee. Room was clean if utilitarian, and quiet, so good for a business trip. Free parking and wireless.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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163 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We arrived at the Colton Inn around 9pm and was immediately welcomed with friendly and helpful service from a clerk named John. He explained this to us like places to eat in the area and things that the hotel had to offer like free movies, snacks like fruit and cookies, free parking, and free continental breakfast.

The cookies were GOOD and the breakfast was more than enough. The dvd list is extensive but we didn't take advantage of that.

The room that we were given was rather large. Did not expect that for the rate that we paid. And it's rather nice. A LOT of open space but a good amount of furniture too. Really nice. My one gripe with the room was that the toilet flushing system was rather weak.

The next morning another gentleman in the office helped us get a 2 days for the price of one deal for the aquarium. And just like John, he was pretty awesome too.

We had a lovely stay at the Colton Inn.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank David E
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belfast
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for two nights, Clean comfortable rooms and continental breakfast, There is a fire which is easily lit. No air conditioning but as the temp was mild we did not need it, short walk to the bars and shops

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank tripperBelfast
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I stayed here for a few days, and overall it was pretty average. The location from the major attractions was great. Monterey has a free trolley shuttle thing that can take you to the major spots, and it is just a few blocks from the hotel.

When I got to the hotel and got into my room, it was steaming hot. This was the middle of summer, so naturally I went for the AC, but to no avail as they do not have AC. So then i attempted to open the windows but found the little cranks to be either broken or very hard to open. And on top of that they made the windows (or attempted to make them) to where they can only open up a few inches. That and the water would be warm, then cut to cold for a minute or so, then go back to warm, then cut back to cold, ect ect.

I did like the movie selection, but the breakfast downstairs was hit or miss depending on when you got there. If its towards the end, there isn't much left. The cookies in the afternoon were amazing!

I got this deal on Hotwire, so I didn't choose it. I would say for the price I paid it was a good find, however, if you pay the rate they are charging on the website I would say you would have better luck somewhere else. I would say it was an average stay, nothing that warrants 5 stars. The only reason I gave it 4 is free parking. I am sick of paying for parking in California!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Chris G
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Property: Colton Inn
Address: 707 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940-2814
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colton Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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