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“Yuck. Though, you get what you pay for.”
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Discovery Inn
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Seaside
Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
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“Yuck. Though, you get what you pay for.”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

This place is dingy and a bit creepy. The service at the desk was rude and the office smelled very strongly (though not totally badly!) of curry. The rooms were big but dingy and the bathroom was very sketch. That said, its cheap, and we were there like 9 total hours.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Just spent a Friday and Saturday night at this motel. After taxes, $163 for 2 nights, not bad for the area and a weekend. The motel is old but I thought pretty clean. I don't care about furniture. As other stated, the walls are thin. I did fine the 1st night but 2nd night's neighbors were loud. I could hear her whole entire conversation that she was having on the phone (word for word). When she slammed her motel door, our bathroom door would open. Also, double check your door, ours seemed to shut behind us but if we pushed on it, it would open back up. Key locks, no card locks so we just made sure to really check before leaving and when entering our room, we checked again and put the safety latch on. Owners were not friendly but I wouldn't exactly say rude. We did have an issue with no wi-fi to which the owner just said it must be our Laptop because his Grandson could get on, wouldn't help us. Later we had an issue with the TV and he came to re-set it, when my friend asked him to show her how incase it happened again, he refused saying he didn't want her to mess with the remote. Limited TV channels. Breakfast was two pastries, two cereals, milk, OJ and coffee. Considering not having to pay for breakfast, I was fine with it. If you don't want to drive, there is enough restaurants or fast food places within walking distance or cheap taxi service, Walgreens right across the street. Close enough drive into Monterey to be satisfied. I would have been happier if the room was only $40 like a few others stated but at $163 for 2 weekend nights, I would stay again if on a budget.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013

SUMMARY -
We stayed here 1 year later and is still an excellent value for a comfortable, simple, clean, quiet and convenient overnight stay.
DETAILS -
Hi, HatMan Geno here again, and this still gets my "5 Hats" tip for being what it strives to be: a very economical (Approx. $45 for the night including the taxes and continental breakfast), clean, functional, quiet, safe and comfortable night's sleep.
My opinion of this hotel has not changed since we stayed here and wrote a review exactly 1 year ago. Last time was room #10; this year room #17. Both were delightful and what I would hope to have from a motel frozen in the "1960's": a refrigerator, no in room coffee or microwave, god but smaller old time towels (remember...1960's...), and delightful flowers all through the motel property. This is a place for an good night's sleep. This is not a "resort", nor does it pretend to be (it certainly would not be $45 if it were!). The "continental breakfast" is simple, giving a little kick-start as you go about your day (coffee - no decaf, simple various Danish and muffins, breakfast cereal of frosted corn flakes and cheerios, milk, and orange juice; Styrofoam cups and bowls, plastic flatware). The room ceilings are high with wood rafters, and the flat panel TV and Wi-Fi work well.
CONCLUSION -
If you are looking to make microwave meals, or in-room coffee, this is not your place. BUT, if you want a very adequate, clean and affordable quiet night's rest, this is a true delight.
So there you have it...this is HatMan Geno...safe travels, and I'll see you next time from the road!
Ciao-4-Now!

Room Tip: Unless you are a smoker, ask for a non-smoking room.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 reviews
Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed there in Seaside for four days the rooms are older but everything worked coffee and danish every morning if I had to complain about something it would be just at the walls are very thin overall it was a good stay I will recommend this place to my friends we are going back up in September for a wedding and we will stay there

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

the picture you see must have been taken when the place was new. Its a dump. the funiture in the rooms are broken, there isnt even a clock or an iron. its just a rundown dump that hasnt been maintained in years. Dont stay here!!!!!!

Room Tip: Dont stay at the broken down inn. motel 6 is better
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

My wife and I can afford to pay a lot more,but why not save $100 per night and eat and drink well.Suggest you go to Goodwill and buy 2 coffee cups for $1 as there is no in-room coffee and the styro cups they give you are crap.No decaf,but rolls and muffins are fresh.Bed was good and bath was clean.So pocket the $169 per night and drive down to the Best Western(one mile) on the beach and enjoy the view and $10 per glass wine and a great dinner.

Room Tip: Stay close to office if you want coffee-refrigerator,but no coffee maker or micro. in rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Don't understand why this motel would get good ratings....went to check in a little early manager said our room wasn't ready but it would be done by 2...came back at 230 and the room still wasn't ready...tried to talk to the ladies that were cleaning the room before ours and they didn't speak a word of English...then went to talk to the manager and the lady in the officehad no clue what was going on. The rooms are very disappointing ...Very horrible experience would not stay here again...

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: Discovery Inn
Address: 1106 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955-5715
Location: United States > California > Monterey County > Seaside
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Seaside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Discovery Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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