We spent two nights at the Monterey Marriott and the good news is the support staff there were wonderful and the rooms were clean and comfortable. Everyone from start (Gillian) to finish (Lancio?) were top notch. We're Marriott Platinum and must admit we were a bit disappointed in the "elite" room upgrade but since the hotel is older and somewhat constrained by their available space/rooms we tried not to take it personally! We did have a nice sliver of a bay view and a "balcony" although not one you could actually stand or sit on to enjoy the view of the courtyard.
The concierge was happy to arrange tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and a cab. Good restaurant recommendations as well. The in-house restaurant's breakfast was typical, hearty, well-prepared and presented with options from fruit & yogurt to full fledged, cooked to order, breakfasts.
No club room or floor here, which we also missed but did without since there are a ton of restaurants and bars very nearby.
Overall, we'd recommend this Marriott to those loyal to the brand and spoiled by the comfortable beds and great service the chain typically offers. Our room was certainly clean and comfy, if a bit cramped and dated in decor. The hotel itself could use with a serious expansion or makeover to ensure larger rooms are available for those who so desire.
Would we return, certainly. Would we prefer a larger space when traveling? Undoubtedly. The proximity to all the touristy attractions in Monterey and the high-quality of service offered by the staff makes a bit less space tolerable.
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- Also Known As:
- Monterey Marriott Hotel Monterey
- Marriott Monterey