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“I guess the value makes it #1”

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Best Western De Anza Inn
Ranked #9 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“I guess the value makes it #1”
Reviewed April 11, 2008

We liked it. Nothing too special. The price was right and it is clean. Never having been to Monterey I booked without knowing the area. This hotel is away from the waterfront/aquarium/Cannery Row, but therefore cheaper. The road is kind of busy but I didn't hear and traffic. Breakfast is a muffin and coffee or tea. More like a snack.
We were satisfied, but if there is a next time, I would pay more to be closer to the water and away from the busy commerical shopping street.

  • Liked — Good value.
  • Disliked — Too far from the sights I wanted.
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2008

Just returned from a weekend stay here Thanks to Tripadvisor's recommendation!

Pros...
very good location on Monterey Peninsula with very good highway access

nicely decorated room with great bed and layout that was very clean

friendly helpful staff

was able to get a very good rate for Monterey area

Being a SFT, the De Anza Inn felt safer than other places I have stayed in the area because of interior corridors.

Cons...

as others have stated the walls are a bit thin and thus I did wish for a white noise machine

I could see how the parking could get tight if hotel is full

Non existent breakfast

This was the most surprising part considering the rest of the hotel. If you like coffee and a pastry... I prefer something healthier. Luckily there are grocery stores nearby, including Whole Foods, where you can pick up something for breakfast. The room had a nice size frig and small microwave that were convenient and easy to use.

It is surprising how hard it is to find a reasonably priced clean conveniently located hotel in Monterey, but this place comes the closest that I have found so far.

I would stay here again knowing I need to bring a white noise machine and needing to pick up breakfast goodies to make this a great place to stay.

  • Liked — reasonably priced convenient location
  • Disliked — thin walls because I couldn't compensate for that
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
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2 Thank Earth_Pal
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Lees Summit
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2008

This was a clean, comfortable king sized room. The breakfast was donuts and coffee. I found nothing to complain about. My wife and I stayed here on a Monday night for $109.40. This was our third stop on a trip down Pacific Coast Highway CA1 from Oakland to San Diego. Next stop is Best Western in San Simeon. Be prepared to take three hours on CA1 to San Simeon. Have a full tank of gas and full of food. The scenery is fabulous!

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reno
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2008

This hotel is rated #1 for a reason. 1- The staff is extremely helpful and nice. 2- Incredibly good rates. 3- Rooms are very spacious and CLEAN. 4- Close to Downtown and Cannery Row and also easy access to HWY 1.

If you are looking for a hotel to lounge/work in while you are visiting Monterey then this place is not for you. If you sit in your hotel ALL day then I can see why you wouldn’t like the rooms, BUT….

If you have the intentions of going to Monterey and checking out all that it has to offer then this is the place. It serves as a place to sleep and relax after a busy day of site seeing or anything else.

On a very small property so it is easy to get around. The elevator on the parking level requires a room key so that random’s cannot get in. Oversized rooms that are very clean and well laid out and the bathrooms are adequate. Bed was not the greatest but it never bothered us. The heaters are a bit old and take awhile to get working but eventually they get the room warm.

And again about 1 ½ miles from Downtown and Cannery row. Extremely simple to get to Downtown and Cannery Row from hotel and easy access to HWY 1.

Will be back if we go to Monterey again!

  • Liked — The oversized rooms...
  • Disliked — Weak heater:) Thats it!
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, CA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 31, 2008

We followed the reviews for this property and were not disappointed at all. For the money, this was quite a treat. The only real complaints we had were 1) no place to park temporarily when checking in (the hotel should designate a couple spaces out front for check-ins) and 2) we were on the second floor and could hear the people in the room above us pacing around the room. But do not get me wrong... we would still stay in this hotel again. One other thing... the hotel gives out breakfast coupons to the Denny's Restaurant next door. It seemed as if every motel/hotel visitor in Monterey was there. We drove north on Fremont a little ways looking for another breakfast restaurant and found the Nifty-50's Restaurant just around the east corner of Fremont and Echo Ave in Seaside. A nice uncrowded local establishment where five of us were seated right away. Service was excellent!

  • Liked — Great value for the quality
  • Disliked — Easy to hear pacing of guests in room above
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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1 Thank LA_Travellers
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Fair Oaks, CA
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2008

This motel is rated number one in the Monterey Area, mostly due to its price. We selected it because of the rating provided by other reviewers. In general, it lived up to its rating, but not having stayed at higher price facilities, it's difficult to compare. The room was large, clean, and quiet. The price was $89 for two queen beds. The continental breakfast was forgetable with little variety. The pastries were dry (day old?). We would stay there again on a future trip to Monterey.

  • Liked — Clean and inexpensive
  • Disliked — Continental breakfast
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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1 Thank GettingAway3
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Hawaii
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2008

After staying here I can't understand how it's rated number 1. While the property is well maintained and the room was adequate, the bathroom had a smell of mildew and it wafted into the rest of the room, which was unpleasant. The refrigerator in the room kept making a ticking sound all night long...it took us a while to figure out the noise was coming from the fridge and once we did we unplugged it and that took care of that noise. But the walls and the ceiling/floor are so thin that we could here the people upstairs walking/running in their room, we could hear the people talking in the room next door and everytime the people upstairs or next door flushed their toilet we could hear it...it made it very hard to get a good night's rest. We won't be staying at this place again and will not be recommending this motel.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — noise
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Best Western De Anza Inn
Address: 2141 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940-5242
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Monterey
#10 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#10 Family Hotel in Monterey
#21 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western De Anza Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Best Western De Anza Inn! Discover this pleasant Inn located in Monterey, California and just minutes away from Historic Cannery Row, Pebble Beach and the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Best Western De Anza Inn offers a convenient location, quality amenities and reasonable rates to ensure a comfortable stay on the California coast. This completely non-smoking Inn is close to a variety of local shops and restaurants, as well as attractions which have made the Monterey Peninsula a travel destination. The Best Western De Anza Inn offers 43 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms. Each room features a microwave, refrigerator, cable satellite television and complimentary wireless Internet. Other Inn amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and spa, interior corridors, and a business center. ... more   less 
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