We were visiting Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and just wanted a decent place to stay. We weren't after the spa experience. The Holiday Inn Express fit the bill nicely. About $100 less per night than fancier places, but no more than a block or two from Cannery Row. There are a number of cheaper places in Monterey, but you lose the convenience.
The room we got was clean and quiet. It was small, with two double beds crammed into a room that seemed to be meant for at most one queen. But it had enough space for the three of us, since all we were doing there was resting our feet and sleeping. Breakfast was nice; the usual cold cereal, fruit and yogurt, plus sausage, eggs and pancakes. Didn't use the free Wifi, and so I can't comment on its speed. Another nice thing for us was that you can buy aquarium tickets in the lobby, and you get a two day admission for the price of one.
The lobby staff were also very friendly and helpful.
Overall a nice compromise between convenience and price. We'll likely go there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steps to the Pacific Ocean and historic Cannery Row - some rooms with ocean view! Luxurious boutique-style hotel completely remodeled summer of 2010. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row Hotel Monterey
- Holiday Inn Monterey