$149 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 3, 2014 Check-out: Aug 4, 2014

Colton Inn

3 stars
707 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
202 reviews
Great weekend escape

Great place to stay. Very clean, staff was very friendly and had good recommendations for area... See full review

  • Yony and Wendy
  • Jun 10, 2014
amazing!

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a romantic getaway. Close enough to the... See full review

  • cupcake and muffin
  • Apr 30, 2014
Monterey inn offers spacious rooms, free breakfast and afternoon snacks

Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, the Colton Inn is surrounded by historic adobe structures and lies within minutes of the top city attractions, including Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Half a mile from the Colton Inn, the Monterey Conference Center is the premier convention and meeting space in the area. Spacious Colton Inn guest rooms are recently refreshed with down comforters and 400-thread-count sheets. A dry sauna, a sun deck and a gas grill are also available.

Highlights
  • Many guest rooms feature a fireplace
  • Free breakfast and afternoon snacks
  • Within walking distance of Fisherman's Wharf
Location

Just a few minutes from the Colton Inn, Fisherman's Wharf Monterey serves as a central hub of social activity in this bayside city. Originally built in 1870, the wharf was at the heart of the commercial fishing industry in the area for decades. Today, Fisherman's Wharf plays host to restaurants, fishing, live theater, souvenir shops and folks who just like to take in the view.

Rooms

Central Coast sunshine spills into Colton Inn guest rooms, many of which feature balconies, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, microwave ovens or refrigerators. Choose one king or two queen-sized beds. Free Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, DVD/VHS players and a library of free movies are also provided. Coffee-makers available upon request.

Dining

Complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Enjoy complimentary afternoon snacks on the sun deck.


For dinner, numerous fantastic options lie within a few minutes of the Colton Inn. The Crown and Anchor is a Monterey favorite. The menu and the decor evoke the British Isles instead of the Central Coast of California -- try the fish and chips, or steak and mushroom pie. But with food this good, and an everyone-is-welcome attitude, The Crown and Anchor is one that cannot be missed.

Transportation
  • Highway 1 (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (53.6 mi/86.3 km)
Attractions
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies (0.3 mi/0.4 km)
  • Monterey Conference Center (0.5 mi/0.7 km)
  • Monterey History and Maritime Museum (0.5 mi/0.7 km)
  • Municipal Beach (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Fisherman's Wharf Monterey (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Cannery Row (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Carmel-by-the-Sea (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
Business
  • Meeting room accommodates 30 people
Policies and fees
  • Rollaway beds and cribs are available for an additional charge each night.
  • The office closes at 11 p.m. If you are planning to arrive after 11 p.m., please make arrangements with the front desk.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

36.5952 -121.8972
Area served
Monterey.
Nearby airports
Monterey Peninsula Airport. San Jose Airport.
Area description
Colton Inn is in the heart of downtown Monterey. Walking distance to many activities including Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey Conference Center, and Downtown Monterey Restaurants. The Inn is centrally located on the Monterey Peninsula, a short drive to the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, Steinbeck's Cannery Row, Pebble Beach's 17-Mile Drive, and many fabulous golf courses.

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Colton Inn Rooms

Queen/Queen
Room with two queen beds includes microwave, refrigerator, free wireless internet access.DVD/VHS free movies. Coffee makers available upon request.
King
Room with one king bed desk includes desk with desk lamp, microwave, refrigerator, free wireless internet access. Coffee makers available upon request, DVD/VHS player, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, rollaway beds and cribs are available upon request for an additional fee.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (202)

Ratings and reviews for Colton Inn

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
202 out of 202
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.1
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Colton Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Morgan Hill Monterey Lovers
Morgan Hill, CA
Sep 12, 2010

Excellent Stay, Service, and Location

We loved the location, not amongst all the other hotels but an easy walk to downtown and the wharf. Great service, courteous, and the goodies in the lobby were great. Our only complaint, the bed was very hard. Bring a layer like a comforter to sleep on.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Stay away from the wharf restaurants, go to the cannery area for seafood and downtown for food at the Crown and Anchor, the best breakfast crepes at the Monterey Crepe Co on Alvarado, and the BEST coffee and pastries at Plumes one block up from Crepes restaurant, almost right across the street from the Crown and Anchor.

Review of Colton Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
martiriger
Business
Fresno, ca.
Jul 19, 2009

my stay in monterey

Very courteous staff. Hot coffee and cookies all day and night. Very pleasant stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Colton Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Twinchaser
Sonoma, CA 95476, USA
Apr 16, 2012

Our Place to Stay

We've been staying at the Colton Inn off and on over the last 35 years. It's always been a good decision! The rooms are clean and comfortable with a fireplace, refrig, and microwave. The bed was warm and cozy! There's a free continental breakfast available in the Lobby but you'll need to take it back to your room or, if the weather is nice, out to the back common area deck. It can get pretty crowded in the Lobby while everyone is trying to gather their food. The Staff is pleasant and friendly. It's a great value in an area that can get very expensive!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Colton Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Timaritos
Gainesville, FL
Jul 30, 2012

Pleasantly Surprised

Clean, quiet hotel with a friendly staff. Would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Colton Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Lakewood, CO
Nov 4, 2008

Interesting location

The Colton Inn is an older, rather out of date motel in an interesting location. The rooms are comfortable and spacious but a little dated. When we were there the elevator was out of order, yet we were put on the second floor and forced to carry everything up wet and slippery concrete stairs, when at the same time none of the lower level rooms were in use. There was no adjustment for this inconvenience. Two other issues, parking is tight and can be difficult to manuver, and the office is closed at night and does not open until 7:00 AM. The location makes up for some of the negatives, being in a very historic area with lots to see and convenient to the rest of the Monterey Penninsula area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Historic downtown Monterey and historic buildings from the spanish era. Also dining and shopping. Fishermans Wharf is 15 minutes walk

Review of Colton Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bruce D.
Beaufort, SC
Nov 13, 2012

Great stay

We stayed in the room the staff called, the "treehouse". The hotel was delightful--good sized room, quiet, fireplace with a log in it. The breakfast was very nice. The Internet worked just fine. The location was convenient and the price was excellent for what you get. The front desk has plenty of movies to borrow at no cost, fruit all the time, and were very quite helpful. We would stay there again gladly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Give yourself 5-6 hours to really take in the aquarium and look for the little alleyway that will lead you to Doc's real former office and apt--Cannery Row readers will know!

Review of Colton Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
leahnoel
Monterey, CA
May 29, 2012

Charming

The Colton Inn is a sweet little hotel with private entrances. The staff is very accommodating and polite. Just a few blocks from the heart of downtown Monterey, and you can walk to the beach. Sauna is available at all hours, fireplace and space heaters in the rooms, continental breakfast each morning, cookies and coffee/tea available all day, free movie rentals at the front desk... The rooms are a little musty but include a fridge, microwave, and bar sink. Not exactly top-of-the-line but overall cozy and charming, like visiting a little cottage.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Colton Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Deve
Sacramento
May 29, 2012

Super spot!

Perfect location within walking to everything. Also, in a very historical and quaint part of town. Loved not having to make or find our own coffee!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Colton Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Squash Mama
Business
Canada
May 31, 2012

nice hotel

Good location for walking around Monterey. Helpful staff at the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Colton Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Hayward, CA
Jan 3, 2010

Great Deal, Great Service

My partner and I stayed at the Colton Inn for a few days between Christmas and New Years. It's in a great location, walking distance to downtown Monterey and Fisherman's Wharf, a five minute drive from Cannery Row, and a ten minute drive from Carmel! We stayed two nights and had a wonderful time: the staff here are incredibly helpful and so nice! A fireplace in the room, which was a great size (though the pillows on the bed were a bit hard) and well decorated, really helped to make our short getaway cozy. The continental breakfast in the morning is great, a nice selection of pastries, fruit and cereals in the lobby. Coffee, tea, fruit and cookies are in the lobby also, all day until 10:30 pm. Though the lobby does close at 11pm, the willingness to help of the staff made up for the early closing time. The room was clean, not spotless, but incredible for a small hotel, and the toiletries provided were high quality and a nice touch. We also had a nice little patio area, which would probably be nice in the spring. Beware of the vending machines, though, a few of out midnight snacks were expired.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The Brittania Arms Pub is great! Right in Downtown, with well priced drinks and karaoke on Tuesday.

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