I stayed at this Travelodge for a very short period, arriving late in the evening and checking out early the next morning.
During my short stay I was quite pleased with everything. I would submit that those who are giving the property poor ratings maybe need to re-adjust their expectations of an economy hotel -- and never use a third party website like Expedia! Book with a travel agent or the hotel directly for the best service.
This property is everything that a Travelodge should be. While it seems somewhat dated and is definitely economy-class, everything was very clean and in good working condition. The bed was EXCELLENT! I was really amazed at the quality of the bedding in this economy motel. I think it's just the same cheap bed with a nice mattress topper, but I got a great night's sleep.
The front desk manager went above and beyond by noticing my oversized truck outside, and advising me to just leave it in the registration parking as I would have difficulty with their underground lot. I really appreciated the advice and him letting me park there. He was also kind enought to assign us a room directly above my vehicle.
The location is great if you are visiting downtown Monterey, we were able to walk to nearby bars and restaurants.
When I rate hotels I start off by assigning 4 stars if the hotel meets my expectations, then adding or deducting from there. This hotel exceeded my expectations for an economy hotel such as Travelodge.
- 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