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Monterey Marriott
Ranked #15 of 56 Hotels in Monterey
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Reviewed September 14, 2009

Most of the staff was poliet however when we first arrived a valet commented to another valet in front of my wife. "We're not going to make any money on this so I am going to go get another car" Nice welcome! The parking situation was a real inconvienence for $19/day very hectic and chaotic. I had a moutain bike on top of my mid-sized car and I had to take it off everytime. We always felt rushed as we tried to get our young kids strapped into the car along with all the luggage that comes with them. The non-valet parking was a block and 1/2 away and they wouldn't gurantee security.
The room was clean but had a musty smell. The pool and jacuzzi were old and had a rough bottom.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 9, 2009

The location is great, the rooms are nice, beds are comfortable, food is good, but what makes this hotel amazing is it's staff. Always ready to greet you with a smile and really makes you feel appreciated for choosing their hotel. Valet was especially helpful and informative. On arrival we were welcomed and assisted with our luggage. When we needed to retrieve our car it was brought up quickly and anytime we needed directions the valets were happy to help. $19 per night was well worth it for valet service.

P.S. valet washes windows when you check out!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 26, 2009

We stayed here for the Laguna Seca Historic Races and Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance on my Marriott Rewards miles. As we have a Morgan sports car, and there is only valet parking, we were allowed to park the car ourselves being "walked down" by the valet. We were in and out of the hotel several times a day and were allowed to leave our car out front if our time in the hotel wasn't "too long". Soon the valets knew us, and were ready to "walk down" smiling happily. We really appreciated their concern and care for our car, as it was parked with the Lamborghini's.
Our room was on the 8th floor with a somewhat Bay view. The room was large, clean and the bed very comfortable. We could even open the windows and it had air conditioning. We had breakfast there only 1 day, usual Marriott breakfast fare. Even with the car auction going on out side, we didn't hear any disrupting noise at night. Yes, the outside of the hotel isn't new. the inside is pleasant and we didn't find it in need of repair. However, we tend to like older hotels anyway and have stayed in many hotels. I wouldn't call it "exciting", but perfectly adequate. Had we paid for the weekend, the price would have been very high and probably not worth it, but all hotels in Monterey/Carmel gouge people on specific weekends.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2009

In need of rehab; room was never cool enough; older furniture and bathroom fixtures; elevators VERY slow; not up to Marriott standards. Great location; room was supposed to be non-smoking but the air system seems to pump smoky air into the room, yuck

Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Marriott during our vacation to the area. This was a wonderful hotel. The hotel is walking distance from the cute little shops in Monterey, the Wharf and a few minutes drive to Carmel. The staff very accommodating and friendly -- went above and beyond. Our room was recently updated with a wonderful set up between the bathroom and main room. We had a view of the bay which was lovely.

I was expecting the hotel to be old and in need of updating based on some of the reviews, but this was just not true. Ugly, old hotel? Not in June 2009. Road noise? Request a room on the upper levels. We were not bothered at all on the 7th floor.

Typical upscale Marriott hotel. Very nice and I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting the Monterey/Carmel area.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2009

We stayed at this hotel for several nights in June. It is close to anything you want to see in Monterey CA. There is soooo much to see here in Monterey. The room has a lot of ample space to move around. I liked that there was a partial wall separating the beds from the bathroom. The beds were comfortable. The bathroom had granite countertops but the bathroom itself was a little dated. The decor here just added to the charm of the entire place. The restaurant and bar were nice. We watched a hockey game in the bar and the service there was incredible. There was a "free" business center which is nice for a full Marriott property. The only problem we had at this property was the noise on the streets below. This can't be helped or avoided though since the hotel is in the middle of busy streeets. The valet service was fast and reliable but you cannot park anywhere near the hotel for free, it will cost you. There is a free trolley that runs through town and will take you to all of the attractions. This was a great perk on this trip. Eat at Bubba Gumps...it is delicious and has fantastic views. The aquarium was pretty awesome too. The pool was odd as people have mentioned. It is in the middle of the building and the breeze blows through there and makes it kind of cold to swim. The pool itself is just ok.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank nmnative
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Reviewed June 1, 2009

Hotel was a short walk away to the wharf and aquarium. We stayed in a roomy corner room that had a partial view of the ocean (seemed to be designated for Marriott reward members). Staff was excellent. I was particularly impressed with the valet staff who cleaned the car windows and was helpful in assisting us with directions.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank abby03
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Additional Information about Monterey Marriott

Address: 350 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940-2416
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Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Monterey
#12 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
#13 Family Hotel in Monterey
Price Range: $209 - $449 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monterey Marriott 3.5*
Number of rooms: 319
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a memorable setting at Monterey Marriott. Our hotel in Monterey, California offers guestrooms that feel like a retreat, with perfect views of charming downtown Monterey or the beautiful Bay. We sit in an ideal location, next to the Monterey Conference Center and close to shops and golf courses. ... more   less 
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