We live in nearby Bay Area but chose to stay overnight (Saturday) for BF to do some bicycle training while I worked on my law school paper. Typically, we do not stay at motels and I previously had not stayed in a Travelodge, so I had some misgivings.
Pros: Coffee/Tea and water/juice are offered for free 24 hours a day. The room appeared clean and had plenty of light. The downtown location is hard to beat as many amenities are within walking distance. The WiFi is free and works well too.
Cons: The facade of the Travelodge is misleading - it looks like it's straight out of a blighted 1960s area. The rooms have thin walls and I could hear people talking next door (who were talking at an average level). The continental breakfast was awful. They only offered 2 cereals (Raisin Bran & Frosted Flakes), yogurt that might have been left out too long, packaged instant oatmeal, questionable boiled eggs, and muffins that looked and tasted like it was purchased from the Chevron next door. I only ate a part of a muffin and a yogurt, but did not feel good afterward. There was not enough parking for all guests and we had to park our car across the street. I feel like they should have parking to accommodate all guests.
Overall, it's a good place to stay if you're looking to save some money. The location is central to downtown, and close to the biking trails that lead to Cannery Row/Pacific Grove, or to 17-mile drive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a 51 unit boutique hotel in one of the most central, city center locations in Monterey. We are a 12 minute walk to Fisherman's Wharf and the Ocean Front Rec Trail. We are 100% non-smoking with air conditioners, an outdoor seasonally heated pool, hair dryers, free continental breakfast, free wi-fi, a 24 hr front desk and a very experienced front desk staff. Monterey Bay is one of the most outstanding vacation destinations in the United States. The Stevenson hotel is perfectly located in historic downtown Monterey, California. Our Monterey hotel is within a short distance to the well-known attractions like Monterey Bay Aquarium etc. And minutes from exciting whale watching cruises, diving, amazing parks, wineries and restaurants. Our delightful hotel features two types of guestrooms, one Queen Bed room and two Queen Beds room, all rooms are spacious, stylish with a host of modern lifestyle amenities. Ideal for the family or romantic getaway and are equipped with the highest quality amenities, including air conditioning, wireless internet, HD TVs, Cable TV, alarm clock, iron, ironing board, lamp, safe, hypoallergenic pillows, hairdryers, and Eco-friendly bath amenities. Our downtown Monterey hotel places you within walking distance from the most popular attractions, golf courses, beautiful beaches, and restaurants. Monterey is home to the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Conference Center, Carmel By-The-Sea, Pebble Beach, and 17-Mile Drive. The Stevenson hotel in Monterey is located very close to Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row where fine cuisine and boutique shops await your visit and offers exciting glimpses of fabulous seafood. Popular restaurant boast a full range of excellent dining options such as Rosines, Lallapalooza, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria, and Monterey Fish House. Also, experience delicious culinary excellence at Old Fisherman's Grotto, Bistro Moulin, Restaurant 1833, Montrio Bistro,and Ambrosia India Bistro. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monterey Downtown Travelodge Hotel Monterey
- Travelodge Monterey
- Travel Lodge Monterey
- Monterey Travel Lodge
- Monterey Travelodge