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“Great location but no A/C”

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Best Western Plus Monterey Inn
Ranked #13 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Denver, Colorado, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great location but no A/C”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We were happy with the location - close walking distance to the wharf and downtown. The room was updated and clean! Even though I researched it I must've missed the "No A/C" or fans in room, making sleeping unbearably hot and loud. We heard every guest in the hotel and the early risers at breakfast. When we asked the front desk they said the other hotels on the peninsula don't have A/C either and we should just open our sliding door (which faced a busy street). They did offer a room upgrade at no charge after we were pretty upset. So bring a fan if you plan to stay here. You'd think for a $250 room they could provide you with something.

Breakfast is ok. Hot food was microwaved but better than most budget hotels' breakfast.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Monterey, United States
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

My first impression of this hotel was good. I liked the exterior of the hotel which was not what I expected from Best Western. The front desk staff was very nice. Even though my arrival was near midnight the front desk staff was awake and very responsive. The parking garage with elevators to the different floor levels is a nice touch after a long drive. The hallways were newly remodeled and did not have any weird smells. The room was very clean, had a very comfortable bed, and a ceiling fan. I really liked the room level wifi access point, and the separate desk and table. Although I was traveling for business I would stay here as well for pleasure.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2013

We had a great time at this hotel which is right on the beach, and had very friendly and helpful staff. Pay for the ocean view if you can; the Pacific will lull you to sleep and you may see sealions and dolphins. Yes, other reviewers are right; some updating is needed. Our room door got stuck, the toliet needed unblocking and the walkways are a bit tatty. But for a very reasonable rate, you get to stay at a lobely spot. Tip to visitors; if the fog comes in try driving to Carmel down the coast or to Santa Cruz for the boardwalk

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We assumed the hotel would be similar to many other Best Westerns we've been to over the years, perhaps slightly better since the rates were quite high. The room was big but definitely needed some updating. I was surprised when I got home to see that they charged $20 more than the rate we had reserved at. After inquiring twice, I was informed that they charged us for a cot, which was something we never used and something we never asked for. Nobody at the desk mentioned this when we checked in, and the hotel has yet to apologize or offer to remove the charge. Will not stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sacramento, United States
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This hotel features large corner rooms if requested, fireplaces available also. Much larger rooms than most hotels with garage parking under the building. Breakfast is included. Easy walking distance to downtown Monterey and only five minute drive to Aquarium, shops. Good value for the money

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Boston,MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Hotel was clean, plenty of parking, good crew working the front desk that were nice to talk to and informative. Our room was a large standard room at a decent price. No A/C but coastal CA is very comfortable (lower 70s for a high at the end of June). Breakfast was normal for a BW with plenty of choices. We did not make it to the pool, so no comment three. It was a good base to explore Monterey & Carmel

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Wales
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

When we first arrived we felt a bit away from things, but its an easy 15 minute stroll down to the Fisherman's Wharf. Cannery Row is also within walking distance but there is also a free shuttle trolley from town or the wharf. You pass many places to eat between the hotel and the wharf. Try Rosines if you are hungry- huge serves of delicious food (lots of families but also groups of adults and couples- mostly locals). Very popular.
We had a massive room- 2 double beds (only needed 1) with still room left to swing a cat. Our balcony overlooked the front of the hotel but the ones adjacent may have had some water views. there was a basic swimming pool for guest use. The room was clean and functional, as you would expect from a chain hotel. The car park was included in the cost and there was a fridge and coffee maker in the room.
The only disappointing thing was the breakfast. Not so much the food (cereals, pasties, bread/toast, fruit, yoghurts and a selection of hot dishes) but the room it was served in and how it was served.
Firstly, the room was tiny. The hotel is quite large and most people staying there want their breakfast as it is included in the cost. Loads of people, and no where to sit. Secondly, it is totally unnecessary to serve on paper/plastic plates with plastic cutlery. This is a huge waste and I felt terrible binning my plate, cutlery and coffee cup. Hello, ground fill? It could not have been recycled as food and rubbish all went into the one bin.
As I said, the food was fine. Quite nice actually, but we chose to skip breakfast and find somewhere else on our second day. I guess that don't have an area to wash plates etc, Disappointing in this day and age to see such wastage.

So, the room was fine, good value and clean. The location was good. It was actually nice to have the walk home after dinners out.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Plus Monterey Inn
Address: 825 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3103
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Monterey
#16 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#18 Business Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Monterey Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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