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El Castell Motel
Ranked #23 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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52 reviews
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“We went back on the same trip”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

We were supposed to stay at this place for one night. However, when we got there we decided it was so nice we immediately booked for the following night. On our trip through California we had to go back to San Francisco via Monterey so decided instead of looking for somewhere new we would go here again. So we did. I like the rooms. Basic but very clean. parking is excellent. So too is the location. I really like the pool (heated) and the little area where you can sit in the sun. Very friendly staff and the continental breakfast with two waffle makers is also very good.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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AJ P, Front Office Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
We are honored to receive this high rating and fantastic review from you! Its always wonderful to hear when a guest has an experience as great as yours. Thank you so much for taking the time to share it. We cant wait to see you for your next trip to the California Central Coast.
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

When we fists checked in we had a really nice services specially it was fast the what I like the most; the rooms where ok, the only thing the it might effect the guests' stacia the sound filtrates through the windows and it can get really loud inside the room. So I guess they need to work in the issue because there is a lot a movement and sound around that motel.

  • Stayed April 2013
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AJ P, Front Office Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for your review of El Castell Motel. I'm glad to hear that your check-in process was quick and painless. I appreciate the tip about the sound issue, we are always making improvements and our guest's feedback is more than helpful. Other than that, we hope you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you upon your return.
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Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Nice little hotel in Monterey CA. The girl who checked us in was lovely, nothing was too much trouble for her. We stayed for two nights and we were very comfortable. Rooms were nice and clean. There is a pool for guest use. There is also a simple complimentary breakfast which was very good. Only drawback was that it was a way out of town so a taxi ride was essential. Would we recommend? Definitely, a little gem of a place.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

The room was clean and well adjusted. The staff was friendly and affable. It was a very pleasure to find a good breakfast with hot waffel. It is a place very quiet and I'm very satisfy.
I would recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2013
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AJ P, Front Office Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for sharing your review! We are pleased that you enjoyed our Belgian Waffles.We will soon be adding some eggs and fruit to our continental breakfast for more variety. We are so happy that you found your stay with El Castell Motel to be pleasant and look forward to next time!
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Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

This motel was better than most 3 star hotels, room almost 4 star hotel standard, except size. Where to start, location excellent, secure parking, wifi works top notch, king size bed, flat tv, fridge, microwave, hairdryer, 2 cards instead of keys, super clean, good toilet...I really don't have any bad sides to this motel. Breakfast decent, cereals,muffins and stuff. My girl and me were super surprised in positive way. Highly reccomended.

  • Stayed April 2013
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AJ P, Front Office Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for your fantastic review and high rating of our motel! We, here at El Castell Motel, work very hard to meet all of the needs of our guests to ensure a pleasant stay. We are overjoyed that you found our amenities to be more than satisfactory. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and we look forward to seeing you next time!
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Our family of 4 (two adults, two young children) stayed 2 nights mid-week in April 2013. We were impressed with the price for our room ($75/night). Our room was clean and had been remodeled with new linoleum and bathroom fixtures, but could have used new carpet. The room was on the end next to a street so we did hear some traffic, so if you need extreme quiet, ask for a room away from the street... but for us with a noisy toddler, this was perfect. We enjoyed the pool, which is not entirely indoors but shelters you from the direct weather, though we did have to go request pool towels at the front desk. Didn't try the breakfast at all, instead we walked across the street to Denny's. You will need a car to visit the beach or any of the family-oriented Monterey attractions, but everything was a short drive away.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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AJ P, Front Office Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
I am so pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us here at El Castell Motel!
We have recently renovated and we are constantly improving our facilities and rooms to ensure our guest's comfort during their stay. We truly appreciate your review of our motel and look forward to the next time we're able to host you during your trip.
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Napa, California, United States
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

we stay for one night ,it was nice and clean rooms very quiet.... price was good, only breakfast was poor; it needs some fruit, eggs and yogurt . the service was ok . need more smiles ,..I recommended it . location is very good.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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AJ P, Front Office Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Thank you for taking time to share your experience with others. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are in a process to improve breakfast by adding some fruits, eggs and yogurt. We will encourage our staff members to create more accommodating environment. We are looking forward to accommodate you for your next trip in Monterey.
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Property: El Castell Motel
Address: 2102 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5294
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Monterey
#6 Green Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — El Castell Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is conveniently located minutes from all the major attractions of Monterey such as the Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, 17 mile drive, Cannery Row and Carmel. We have several room types that range from 1 Queen/King bed to 1 bedroom suites with 3 beds. ... more   less 
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