While the room doors are on outside corridors which means more noise as other occupants walk by, the noise of the highway was not noticeable to me like other reviewers expressed. I slept well each of the 3 nights of my stay, and really enjoyed the breakfast each morning. The breakfast room was busy each day but the staff kept the food full.
I especially like the location of this hotel - not far from Pacific Grove and Cannery Row, and also not hard to access the freeway to get to Carmel. I enjoyed all the sights the area had to offer.
The rooms had both heat and air conditioning that could be controlled by the room user, and the rooms appear to have been remodeled fairly recently. Part of this remodel was the shower, which was the only downside of this place. Instead of a curtain, it is half of a glass wall that doesn't move (no tub), so to turn on the water you get sprayed, plus the floor by the opening of the wall got wet while taking a shower. Such a minor inconvenience but was really strange to me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express - Monterey Bay (Del Monte Beach Area), CA. We are conveniently located off Hwy 1, just 2 blocks from the beach where you can enjoy a leisurely walk along Monterey's gorgeous coastline. We are at the gateway to the area's most popular attractions only 2 miles north of Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, 3 miles north of Cannery Row, the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and minutes from world-class golf at Pebble Beach. Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway is just a short 4 miles from our front door. The quaint seaside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea is a must see, and just 7 miles south via Hwy 1. After a day of exploring the Monterey Peninsula, return to our friendly hotel and relax. We offer 143, 100% non-smoking comfortable newly designed guestrooms and an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. You may also enjoy an invigorating work out in our on-site fitness center. Join us each morning for our Complimentary Express Start HOT Breakfast Bar featuring scrambled eggs or cheese omelettes, bacon, sausage, or sausauge gravy and biscuits with our hot cinnamon rolls and over 20 other items. / Check your email or go online on your laptop with our free wireless internet access. We are Committed to Extraordinary Service Assuring Satisfaction & a good night rest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay Hotel Seaside
- Holiday Inn Seaside
- Holiday Inn Express Seaside
- Holiday Inn Monterey Bay