My family (wife, I, and two boys 7 - 5) stayed here on our recent trip to California. Monterey was pretty cloudy each morning due to the marine layer every day (warm summer air and cold Pacific Ocean). I would recommend packing jackets and bringing jeans and warm clothes if you are not from cold climates. The afternoon sea breeze can be pretty chilly for small kids. The hotel is a few miles from Monterey aquarium, Big Sur drive (long so get started early) and 17 mile drive ($10 and okay for looking at houses and golf course). Ther is a Chilis restaurant in the parking lot next to the hotel so convenient. The breakfast is okay with mass produced pancakes, suasages, bacon, but breakfast is a mad rush for free food if you know what I mean. It is nice to have two 32 inch LCD TVs in separate rooms so the kids could watch their own shows. There is also a pull out sofa bed so the kids can sleep in the separate room. It was nice to have a dining table to bring back food and put juice in the refrigerator. The bathroom is my biggest complaint because it is small cosidering how big the rest of the room is. I would recommend booking a corner room since is has some extra space. With only three elevators they can be slow for twelve floors of rooms. The breakfast area also needs to be larger with some more tables. I enjoyed staying at the Embassy in Waikiki because it was on top of the hotel next to the pool and had indoor / outdor seating so that experience leaves some to be desired here. Overall, a nice clean place with reasonable rates close to supermarkets and dining.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Scenically located just two blocks from the beachfront in stunning Seaside, California, this Embassy Suites Monterey Bay – Seaside hotel offers spectacular bay views as well as fine accommodation options. Choose from an array of attractions on the doorstop of this stunning hotel; from hiking and butterfly watching to kayaking or surfing, you need never have a dull moment when you join us in Monterey Bay. Guests of this Monterey Bay - Seaside hotel choose from 225 stylish hotel suites, each offering a range of modern amenities such as high-speed wireless internet access, two remote control televisions and a wet bar. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz, Hotwire, Cancelon, HotelQuickly, getaroom.com, HotelPower and TripOnline SA so you can book your Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Monterey Bay - Seaside reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Seaside
- Seaside Embassy Suites