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Stargazer Inn and Suites
Ranked #52 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Mesa, Arizona
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Charming Surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

Stayed here for onnly one night on our way down the coast from SF but will definetely stay again! Allthough the room was on the small side it (as someone in the parking lot pointed out) it was cozy and comfortable. The first thing I noticed was a little sign on the bed explaining the pillows. You have a choice between feather down and down alternative. The comforter was down (from what I could tell) which was also a nice touch that we did not expect. The room was very clean and the staff was pleasant. Yes the pool had lots of kids but everyone was friendly and the spa was nice and toasty. All in all it was a great stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stayed here for a few days and the hotel was very nice and clean and the grounds are beautiful. The service was good as was the included breakfast. Really good location to everything. Walking distance to downtown monterey and lots of good restaurants nearby. Would highly recommend to friends and family. Actually, booked a block of rooms for my upcoming wedding and the price offered was excellent! I know my friends and family will be very happy with the hotel!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis
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78 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stayed for four nights at this hotel in a room with a king sized bed. Our three year old slept between us. That I don't recommend---but the hotel was nice. It isn't a fancy hotel, but it met our needs just fine. The breakfast was good with waffles, cereal, fruit, muffins, toast, biscuits and gravy. It was nice to not have to worry about breakfast while on vacation. Our room was clean with plenty of room. The pool was a wonderful addition to have. My son loved being able to go swimming. It does have salty water in it, which was just fine with us. The water was warm. This was a good location and it was easy to drive to destinations. The shower in the room was tall enough for my 6'6" husband to not feel like he had to duck.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

No frills in my single queen room...but none needed for a simple business traveler to recharge batteries. Bed was extremely comfortable. Shower was roomy enough for a big guy to be comfortable and not have to worry about fighting with the shower curtain.

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

I can be fairly particular when it comes to hotels. I need to have a decent mattress, good quality sheets, clean furniture and bed-covers, and a decent clean bathroom (which should include good quality towels).

The Clarion on Munras in Monterey has all these things. Based upon a couple of the reviews, I was honestly a little skeptical. AFTER we received our room designation (Room 218), I expressed this to the clerk checking us in for a 2 nights stay. She appreciated that we came despite some negative reviews, and in fact called us once we got settled into our room to make sure everything was to our liking. (Very nice touch!)

Yes, the paint was a little spotty in a couple areas, but for a family hotel under $100 a night for a King Bed, this was to be expected. The mattress was a little hard, but honestly I'd rather have that than something soft and lumpy, but the sheets were quite nice and the room was very clean. As well, this particular unit overlooks a business park which appeared to be pretty vacant, and had a small balcony since it was on the end. I much preferred this to the windows overlooking the hallways which the other rooms had. (Would DEFINITELY request an end-unit again when staying here!)

The towels were surprising thick & fluffy, and the staff was wonderful. (Contacts: check in, check out, housekeeping)

Now, it's not the Spindrift Inn or Portola Plaza Hotel, but it's also not $200 per night. So, for a couple nights stay when you would rather than your money on food & activities, I think this hotel is an excellent choice!!

Room Tip: Ask for an end unit / balcony unit - really nice extra!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Anaheim
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Got a great room! We paid for 2 beds and got a huge room with a fireplace! Was just awesome! Front staff were friendly! No elevator and were on the 2nd floor but wasn't too bad. Our bed was so very comfortable! Towels were big and fluffy! Husband and kids were in the pool and had a good time. The fireplace really heated up the room! Was a very nice surprise when we weren't expecting it. Would stay there again. The continental breakfast wasn't bad either.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Victoria, Canada
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37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Rooms were very small, and smelled of smoke, even though they it was listed as a non-smoking room. Cleaning staff spent the each morning shouting to other staff on the grounds just outside the door for both days we were at the Hotel. The pool was not clean.

Room Tip: This hotel was neither a bargain or a pleasant stay.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Stargazer Inn and Suites

Property: Stargazer Inn and Suites
Address: 1046 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940-4513 (Formerly Clarion Hotel)
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Stargazer Inn and Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stargazer Inn & Suites is part of the Monterey Signature Collection of accommodations. Situated in the center of Monterey's historic downtown,Stargazer Inn & Suites is a newly renovated, smoke-free hotel in one of California's most picturesque coastal communities. Monterey is the gateway to Big Sur, Carmel and other vacation spots, making the Stargazer Inn & Suites an ideal hotel for business travelers and vacationers alike. Our rooms feature bedding and bath collections for ultimate comfort. In addition to 40" flat screen TVs, our guests have access to complimentary high-speed wireless internet. Last but not least, we offer an indoor heated pool and spa facility. ... more   less 
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