My wife and I went to Monterey the night before we had a appointment on Monday. Since my daughter and her husband live in Monterey, we came early so we could visit and go to dinner with them. The motel we stayed at was about 5 minutes from their apartment and about the same from our appointment location the next day.
We stayed for two nights and everything was great except two things: no elevator and we were on the third floor. Stairs are hard for me and so we asked to be moved to a lower floor. Nothing was available. Not even a freight elevator in the building.
The second thing was no parking. We could buy valet parking for two days for $14.00 per day including in and out privileges or use the city garage for $7.00 per day with no in or out privileges. So $7.00 every time you wanted or needed to drive somewhere. This was two blocks away. Valet turned out to be great but I wished the hotel had a lot to park of it's own.
Other than those two things, we loved our stay. Location was fabulous and so was the farmers market on Tuesdays. It went from 3:00 until later into the evening. They sold many things besides produce. And it was right in front of the hotel, with a few blocks in each direction. Restaurants were abundant. I even got a wonderful massage for $15.00 at GG's. Ciba had a great happy hour for drinks (even blended virgin ones) and appetizers, and was right across the street. Continental breakfast was good too.
Despite the pitfalls we loved the Monterey Hotel. I asked at check-out when the elevator would be fixed and she said six months but it will probably be more like a year.
We arrived at 1:00 for a 3:00 or 3:30 check in time. Asked just for the heck of it if we might possibly check in. Person behind the counter said she'd check, and then fine, we could. Later we made several requests, and the person in the office attended to them promptly and with a smile.
Paul from Just north of Berkeley, CA
Set against the rocky, dramatic Pacific Coastline and high above white sand beaches, Monterey Bay offers splendid landscapes …More
We were stopping overnight in Monterey during a drive down the California coast. Hotel was perfectly located close to Route 1 and Downtown was within walking distance. We particularly enjoyed the fireplace in our room!
this motel located in pacific grove where only a few minutes driving to 17-miles drive and pebble beach, also just 15 minutes to Carmel where has a lot of wonderful restaurants. the motel occupied 5 semi-attached houses and reformed to nearly 30 single guest rooms, each room has spacious bed and bathroom with separate shower, also has a huge storage room that can add extra bed. also equiped a safe, mini bar and microwave. a beautiful yard has oriental style decoration. breakfast is wonderful.
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