The girlfriend and I made a last minute decision to get out of LA and decided to drive up to Monterey for a little weekend getaway. I yelped a bunch of hotels in Monterey and found a little gem called the Colton Inn. I called to confirm our
reservation and to let them know we'd be arriving late (around midnight). I spoke to a pleasant woman who let me know that their front desk closes at 11pm so they would be leaving the key for us out front.
Just as they said, we arrived with our key and welcome package ready for us. We entered our hotel room to find a very quaint, tidy room complete with fireplace, mini fridge and microwave. Our room didn't look as updated as some of the pictures I saw online but it was nice enough, very comfortable and very clean. Combine that with the free continental breakfast and dvd rentals, we got pretty value for what we paid.
The Colton Inn is fairly centrally located and is about a mile from the Fisherman's Wharf and about 2 miles from Cannery Row/Monterey Bay Aquarium which we were able to check out. We also took a drive down highway 1 to check out Limekiln State Park, Julia Pfeiifer State Park, Andrew Molera State Park, Point Lobos and 17 Mile drive and all were worth a visit.
All in all, we had a great weekend trip to Monterey and the Colton Inn provides a great hotel option for anyone looking for a great value. I would definitely stay here again.
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.
The Colton Inn is an upgrade from a regular motel and a good value for the money. They have nice bonuses like free cookies in the lobby and free DVD rentals. Great setting, trees all around, walking distance to downtown Monterey and the
Great for our needs/tourist stuff and JS Bach festival
We arrived by Amtrak at night.. Got lost trying to find the hotel due to the triangular streets in Monterey. Hotel
is nicely located on a quieter street next to the library.
Two blocks gets you to the Transit area where you can catch any bus or
free trolly to tour everywhere. Nice
restaurant around the corner - 1833 - fantastic bar with unusual drinks - great food.
Liked the bed linens, pillows soft and fluffy. Redecorated bath. Only problem was noise from the in room referigerator and sounds of running water.
We requested first floor. Parking on the property was almost an issue on Monday night. Place is very popular with regulars. Family owned hotel.
Needs some more updating but for the price we were very pleased to be out of the Cannery row hustle and near transit. I will stay there again next time we visit the area.