We arrived after 2:30 and the room was not yet ready, though it was supposed to be by 2. We had a busy schedule so we decided to leave our things in our car for the day. When we returned that night after dinner there was no parking in the lot or
The next morning at 11:04 (just as we're about to leave) we received a phone call that went like this:
"It's a quarter after 11." It was not. The bedroom clock said 11:06, my iPhone said 11:04.
"It's after 11."
We leave and there are 2 cars in the lot, ours and another. We see the attendant storm over to the other door and start pounding on it. We leave.
Now, I'm all for punctuality, but considering the rooms were not ready for us upon our arrival and a trivial amount of time past 11 had passed, I'd say that was a very awkward and unnecessary interaction.
In addition, the shower did not get hot, the pressure was bad, and the shower head was worse. The place does have a comfortable bed, though.
Name has changed, but they do note that it's "formerly Blue Lagoon". Towels pretty small and threadbare, but the shower and bathroom were very adequate. Good location for exploring Monterey and Carmel. Easy to get to.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
Monterey Fish House is where the locals go nightly for fresh seafood and great conversations
After reading some of the other reviews I expected a dump. However the staff was friendly and they even stayed awake because I wasn't able to arrive until late into the night. The room was decent and clean. It's important to note that room one's
shower is backwards. Hot is cold and cold is hot. Other than that it was a pretty nice stay. Oh and they changed their name to Fireplace Inn
The Blue Lagoon Inn had changed names and put me in another place, without letting me know untill we arrived. Very disapointed in the way my reservations was handled. The place they put me in was not where I would have ever stayed and I didn't.
There was a lot of us there in Monterey for my Granddaughter's Wedding. I ended up staying with one of my daughters in her room at the wilkins inn. The reservation was in my name, but my granddaughter paid for it. I believe she should not be charged for anything. I am not sure I will use you again.
Most people staying in Monterey will want to visit the wharf, Cannery Row and the waterfront. This motel requires a bit of a bike ride or drive to get there, and parking is EXPENSIVE. The motel and room are very clean and well-equipped, with all
possible amenities, including a fireplace. Some attention to detail is needed; for example, I had to use my own adapter to plug in the fridge, then discovered the hard way that it was set to freeze all my food. We booked online for a reasonable price, but were shocked at how much the owner raised it when we wanted a second night, so be sure you have locked in a rate before you visit.
What a dive! We have been travelling around America for the last four weeks and have been very pleased at the standard of accommodation. We paid a little more than what we have paid in other areas and got the worst place we have stayed in. It was
disgusting! The carpet was stained, not vaccummed, felt sticky underfoot and we both started itching as soon as we arrived. There was nowhere to put any luggage, the room was tiny. There were NO amenities in the room except for one small bar of soap. There is a chunk missing out of the toilet seat which would have to be a hygiene issue. No air con, no hairdryer, no coffee maker, not even a plug in the sink. We had to go ask for a ice bucket and they gave us one that had another motels name on it! The towels were tiny and threadbare. When we pulled the shower curtain across the whole rail came down as it just sits on the wall tiles!!! No way to ventilate room. The mesh on the outside was ripped. An overall extremely unpleasant night so beware. Best to spend a few more dollars and get a much better experience.