Visiting family, they recommended the Mariposa. It sounds like a boutique hotel, but it's not. Munras Ave is a long stretch of one motel after another. Most are not within walking distance to the waterfront attractions. The Mariposa is at the far end of the row. We stayed in a king suite that has a little living room area when you first walk in. Then there is a bedroom area with a gas fireplace. I suppose when the place was first decorated it was top notch modern, but it is now a bit tired. Our blinds were broken, the paint is chipped and the sofa stained. Yes, the towels were soft, but only two of them. I do like they offer real glasses and coffee mugs, but the in room coffee is still the weak, tasteless kind. My biggest disappointment was the "healthy beginnings" continental breakfast. NO it's not! It was no better than the usual unhealthy selections. And, the coffee was light colored water. When we mentioned this to the front desk, she said they call it "fresh". Well, it's not that either. Cost Co type rolls, cereal, sugary yogurt and those flipping waffles. But, a good back up plan...Whole Foods is just across the street, with the most amazing to go selection ever! We did find a great breakfast spot, Old Monterey Cafe. There are so many places to stay in Monterey, but this is not for the "discerning guest".
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