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Review of Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row

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Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row
Ranked #9 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Laton, California
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Location,location, location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Located one street over from Cannery Row and just a few blocks from the aquarium, this hotel offers a perfect location when visiting Monterey. The rooms were clean and neat with updated decor. Grout around the tub and toilet was clean and in good shape (this is usually the first thing I check). The room had a clean smell and the carpet looked and felt clean. The breakfast was nice and included hot eggs, sausage, cinnamon rolls, and, my kids' favorite, a "pancake maker". Front desk staff as well as maids were pleasant and friendly. Will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank crismiss
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Wonderful! So glad that the hotel worked out so well for you, and that you liked breakfast so well. I agree, the pancake machine is pretty cool :) Please come and stay with us again, we look forward to seeing you.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

Good quality mid-ranking hotel. Comfortable, clean double room although space at a premium with two young boys on a sofa bed. However, it met our needs for the two nights and everything was within walking distance. Breakfast was light. Parking was free which was a real bonus given we were heading for San Francisco when it most certainly is not!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We're so happy that the hotel worked out so well for you, thanks for taking the time to let us know!! Very glad to hear that you enjoyed your room, breakfast, and our free parking and were able to visit the nearby attractions. We hope that you will come and stay with us again!
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

This hotel has nice and clean rooms. Excellent location. We just walked from this hotel to Monterey Bay Aquarium about 10-15 mins. Parking is free and we even left our car there after we checked out. They have great buffet breakfast which the staff refills right away. Would recommend this hotel and would probably stay again in this facility.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy to know that you liked the hotel and that it was convenient for everywhere you wanted to go on Cannery Row. Thanks again for writing in, we hope to see you again another time!
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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I have been taking my family to the Holiday Inn Express on Cannery Row for the past 12 years. Each time, I find something added that makes the experience fantastic. Furnitire, including mattreses, is updated frequently, and the place is kept incredible clean and fresh. The hotel is within walking distance of all Cannery Row attractions, including the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf, and some secluded beaches. The things that make this hotel special are: underground parking, a full breakfast, wine and cheese at 5 PM, and large rooms. My family of five has comfortably stayed in one room without feeling crowded. The staff is great, offering wonderful assistance when one of my kids became sick. This is by far the best deal on the Row.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
WOW, thanks for writing such a fantastic review! What a terrific compliment to know that you come back to see us year after year, and are always happy with your experience. Thank you so much!! We are delighted to receive your feedback, and look forward to seeing you again next time!
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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Great location for family visit to area attractions. Easy walk to Cannery Row attractions including the Aquarium etc. Clean, well maintained property. Tip: Use Yelp etc. to source dining ideas and information. Really enjoyed Gianni's pizza and Hulu's for dinner.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thanks so much for such a great review! We are glad that you enjoyed the hotel and hope that you will be back to stay with us again next time you're in Monterey.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Lovely little HIX within easy walking distance to Cannery Row and the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. Very clean, nice staff. Free parking, free breakfast. Very comfy beds and pillows. Would stay here again anytime.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We're so glad that the hotel worked out so well for you, and appreciate your letting us know. Please come and stay with us again soon!
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Truckee, California
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54 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

I wrote a review in Dec 2010, and again in November 2011 giving the hotel high praise. We stayed again in April 2012 over spring break, and we still love it. It is simply great for our family given the location and ease.

Generally the reviews here on Trip Advisor are accurate. The hotel is a great location, the hotel staff works very hard to make the stay as pleasant as possible. There is a free wine/cheese reception in the evening and breakfast that meets our needs. This isn't a high end hotel and it does have some drawbacks, but they are worth it for the price and the location. There is no view from the rooms, but you are 1 very short block from the water, and great location, to walk up and down. It is about a 6 minute walk to the Aquarium. We drove to downtown for dinner and it was 5 minutes tops.

Check in is always a breeze. The parking garage can be busy, we parked on the street briefly.

Since we stayed last time, the breakfast is improved. The hot water/coffee, etc are much improved. and they have a PANCAKE machine. It is the coolest thing, and the kids LOVED IT!
We also enjoyed the fruit (bananas in the morning and apples at night), biscuits, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, and cereal. There is also sausage, eggs, yogurt, muffins, rolls, etc.

We also called ahead to ask about our room. this time we booked a king bed with sofa bed. This worked well for our family of 4. We ask specifically to be off the elevator so we would be inside rather than having to go up/down a half flight of stairs. This couldn't be guaranteed, but it was available when we arrived and we were given an inside room. Worked very well for us. No noise at all from the elevator even though we are right next to it.

The positives are the very attentive staff both when we had issues and during the breakfast and reception. Add to this the free parking, free wifi, nicely appointed rooms, good night's sleep and a simply GREAT location.

This will again be our first choice when staying in Monterey again next year.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank audigal
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Wow, thank you so much for such a great review!! We really appreciate your thoroughness, and are so glad that the hotel continues to meet your needs so well. Thank you for requesting the inside room, since the stairs were an issue, and I'm very glad that this was available for you. Glad that the kids loved the pancakes, too!

Your kind words really make our day, and thanks again for being our guest. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row
Address: 443 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1424
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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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Monterey
#8 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
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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