Hotels in Monterey are expensive in the summer, so I was pleased to find a reasonably priced alternative.
If you're looking for luxury, then this isn't the place. The rooms are fine - and do have air con. The bathrooms are a little dated. But it was clean. Fine for a night or two but might pall for any longer.
But the location is great. Walking distance to Monterey's best restaurants, and a free trolley car nearby gets you quickly to the aquarium and Cannery Row.
The staff were also friendly and helpful, and the free breakfast was fine - the waffle machine adding to the fun.
As other reviews point out, it is next to a gas station, but that didn't disturb us to be honest, although we were waking up on a Sunday morning when it might have been quieter.
But for affordability and location, I'd certainly use the hotel again.
- 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