Monterey Hotel

406 Alvarado Street, Monterey, California, 93940-2711, United States
(3.5 star hotel)
#21
Rank 21 of 68 hotels
in Monterey
Pleasant (2.5 out of 5.0) 2 reviews
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STAY AWAY, FAR FAR FAR AWAY

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 26, 2010

This place looks great online and the reviews seem OK so we booked 3 nights. We showed up on a friday evening after driving Rt 1 from SLO. Checked in and walked up 4 flights of stairs to our room. we expected this and knew there was no elevator. Our room however we were not expecting. The walls are PAPER THIN and we could hear EVERYTHING happening in the rooms around us. Trust me some things NO ONE should have to hear, especially when the beds are THAT close to the wall and NOT SECURED to anything. if you catch my drift. And if someone used the toilet, shower, sink, tv or anything else we heard that too, from ALL AROUND.. the bed was a rock and i've slept in Motel 6's with more comfortable mattress's. As for the free continental breakfast the coffee was in a thermos dispenser and warm at best. only fruit was cantaloupe and the select of other breakfast items was poor. But again it's a free continental breakfast so our expectations were low. The only thing this place had going for it was that we could walk to anywhere but there are a million other hotels in the area so pick one of those.

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Charming Historic Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 25, 2006

We booked the Monterey Bay Aquarium Special for $129. The package includes accommodations in a deluxe Queen Guest Room and 2 adult 2-day passes to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (a value of $43). The inside of the hotel is totally restored to Victorian style. The elevator does NOT work. The furniture is very nice and overall the decor is as well. The wall are a bit thin, you could easily here talking from the hall of adjacent rooms. We had a room that was street side, with a coffee shop below our window there was sound of people talking till late at night. Breakfast was an OK continental spread, nothing fancy. We went next door for excellent coffee. Parking is located just a block around the corner from the hotel, so need to have the hotel park for you. We parked on the street till night, since there is no in and out of the overnight parking ramp ($5). Parking enforcement is VERY strict during the week!! We saw several "meter maids" writing tickets at 8 a.m.

Unique Quality: Package deal with tickets to Monterey Bay Aquarium a good value. Nice interior. The package price for the area seemed like a good deal to us. Within walking distance of most all downtown activities, the Wharf, and possibly even to Cannery Row. Lots of bars and restaurants in are the near vicinity. Ask for a room at the back and possibly at the end of a hall to cut down on some of the noise.

Directions: Located in the Center of Downtown. Just a couple of blocks from the wharf.

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