Good: Manager, flowers in front, heater worked, safe
Bad: Permitted 36 hour rave directly behind my room at fairground afforded me NO sleep. Bathroom door didn't close, room smelled like cat spray, one meter square hole in ceiling being
unprofessionally repaired and unpainted and fresh toxin smell in the first room offered.
What we did:snorkeling at Lover's Point, kayaking with Monterey Bay Kayaks, MBAQ (5 star destination...do not miss it), shopping, dining at the Fishwife. Reggae Festival was at the fairgrounds :-)
KITCHENETTE WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE FOR A LONG
Usually stay at Residence inn...much nicer.
Bed was way too soft/carpet needed shampooing...made white socks turn black.
Location is convenient, and staff is friendly, and the cleaning staff did a good job, but if you're looking to impress your lady, this is not the place to do it. It's a no frills, nothing fancy, place to spend the night, but not much more. Our
room smelled musty, and the motel is old and could use some renovation. The prices would be high anywhere else, but this is Monterey, (where price gouging is the norm), and there are only a scant selection of places cheaper than this. The continental breakfast just barely meets the minimum standard. The bottom line is that if you're looking for a cheap motel, you may want to consider this place, otherwise it shouldn't be difficult to find a nicer place to stay. I would hesitate to recommend this place to all but those of us on a budget.
Clean, spacious rooms. The only complaint: we could hear the footsteps of people staying above us on the second floor. At first, our room was cold, but immediately after we visited the front desk to request help, an employee was dispatched to
solve the problem for us. The hosts there are friendly and helpful. Fantastic deal for the price!
We spent 4 days here sightseeing Monterey and area. Our stay at the Econolodge was a very pleasant experience. The morning breakfast was minimal but the room and furnishings were great. The Pool and Hot tub were clean and enjoyed after a long day
of sightseeing. We were especially pleased to actually get both a refrigerator and a microwave. Something promised but not delivered by other hotel chains we has stayed at. The staff were friendly and helpful and we would have stayed longer if we had not already booked our next destination. We fully intend to stay here again!