Stayed one night booked direct via Best Western & paid under $70 for double queen room.
Pool was a disappointment- much smaller than it appears in photos. It seemed as attractive as a paddling pool in the middle of a pavement- it was so close to the busy highway.
Apart from this though, the room was comfortable and clean. The bathroom was also clean and lots of quite good towels. Beds were comfortable.
We liked: the free WiFi (which was easy and straightforward to access as well as reliable), the fridge in the room, air con, TV, microwave, coffee/tea maker.
The breakfast was our first time encountering the hotel waffle maker which the people before us managed to make mess of ( we learnt from watching them), but breakfast was better than expected with a good selection of bagels, pastries, toast, jams, cream cheese etc. as well as cereals, milk & hot drinks. Juice was not juice but sugary drink-not so good. There was limited space to eat in the breakfast area, but no problem to take back to the room.
Staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is located on one of the main roads into Monterey and clustered with others of a similar standard. We drove into the centre of Monterey to locate somewhere good to eat and got lost on the return journey. Parking in town seemed expensive.
We left early to get to the aquarium before the crowds and this gave us time for a whale watching trip and we saw Blue and Humpback whales- something I will never forget. An absolutely amazing experience. We also loved seeing the wild sea otters in the bay and floating just below the piers!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are conveniently located in Monterey minutes from all the major attractions such as the Aquarium, 17 mile drive, Pebble Beach, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf and Carmel. Our hotel also features pet friendly rooms upon request. All rooms have been recently remodeled at the end of 2016. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Ramona Hotel Monterey
- Best Western Monterey
- Monterey Best Western