$50 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 6, 2015 Check-out: Jan 9, 2015

El Castell Motel

3 stars
2102 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
74 reviews
Excellent

Room was clean and comfortable. Friendly staff. Good location. See full review

  • delle
  • Nov 3, 2014
Great rooms

Comfortable hotel. Great value for the price. The staff was very helpful. See full review

  • Traveler Denis
  • Sep 17, 2014
The El Castell Motel is an exquisite lodge located in one of the most beautiful areas in the world, Monterey. The lodge features an indoor seasonally heated pool, continental breakfast, business center and free wifi access. All 48 rooms have been recently remodeled and feature LCD TVs. The lodge is 100% nonsmoking. The hotel also offers free breakfast.

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El Castell Motel Rooms

Deluxe room 2 pax
Deluxe 1 Queen bed with nonsmoking room with free continental breakfast, free wi-fi, refrigerator and microwave. 32in LCD cable TV including HBO and ESPN
Deluxe Room 4 pax
Deluxe 2 Queen beds with nonsmoking room with free continental breakfast, free wi-fi, refrigerator and microwave. 32in LCD cable TV with HBO and ESPN.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Indoor pool
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Handicapped parking

Dining

Monterey Cookhouse
Located across the street, The Monterey Cookhouse is part of a movement towards homeade, fresh and natural cuisine, slow cooked from scratch. Their "comfort cuisine' ranges from casual to fine dining. You may feast on a hearty platter of fried chicken, or a gourmet rib eye,wood fired, and served on a bed of mashed potatoes and green beans,and slathered in a red wine reduction.
Caruso's Corner Restaurant
Also located across the street, Caruso's Corner Restaurant is an Italian restaurant, named one of the best in the peninsula.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (74)

Ratings and reviews for El Castell Motel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
74 out of 74
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.6

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Friendly Farang
Business
Monroe
Dec 23, 2014

Reasonable room near Big Sur

If you are looking for a budget hotel near Monterey and Big Sur you can't do much better than this. Rooms are very clean, brand new carpeting, no pealing wallpaper or cracks in the walls, bathrooms are clean and in decent shape, Keurig machine is a bonus. It is right down the street from the 1 South exit to downtown Monterey and the Big Sur coast. My only complaint was that the local TV stations were staticky but still watchable. The other cable channels were fine.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Golfking
Business
Ventura
Dec 17, 2014

Family day trip

Everything looked nice. The room was a bit small and there was a few leftover hairs from their last cleaning. Not what you want to see upon arrival. Other than that the stay was fine. Monterey is so nice it's hard to get down about the small stuff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Here for work
Business
Sacramento, Ca
Nov 9, 2014

Here for work

Stay at this hotel was good. Convenient location close to food and near freeway. Quiet and nice.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
JWSF
Business
California
Nov 8, 2014

not satisfied

We stay for only one night. We didn't know why the room lights keep turning off when we were inside. Beds were too soft for us. Bed sheets was old too. We didn't expect much anyway. What you pay is what you get.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
delle
Business
Tampa, FL
Nov 3, 2014

Excellent

Room was clean and comfortable. Friendly staff. Good location.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Kiwi G
Business
New Zealand
Oct 26, 2014

Disaster in Monterey

Very disappointing stay, due to the filthy floor, which literally made my flip flops dirty! You could barely get into the free continental breakfast because of the lack of space.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Get breakfast somewhere else!

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Review of El Castell Motel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
smgradman
Business
Santa Monica
Oct 21, 2014

Decent value for Monterey

Poor neighborhood. Not walking distance to anything. But decent price and a clean, comfortable, decent place in Monterey.

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

Business

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Review of El Castell Motel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Nelly T
Business
Marina CA
Oct 14, 2014

nice cozy rooms

its was great we enjoyed our stay the only issue was was it was somewhat noise y outside a

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
barula
Business
Argentina
Oct 8, 2014

A must return place

Great place, everything was perfect, you park your car at your doorstep, you have the pool right in front of the room. All the place seems well maintained and clean. The breakfast was great also, you have cereals, fruit, muffins, waffles, etc. The location is good, you are at ten minutes of the fisherman coast, and ten minutes from Carmel. I'll get back here with my family

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The beach at Carmel

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Review of El Castell Motel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LouBelle
Business
San Diego, CA
Sep 25, 2014

Great Value!

The hotel room was updated and very nice. The value could not be beat. The location was close to the freeway and close to downtown. Staff was friendly and helpful. This is a hidden gem. I would stay here again without thinking twice about it!

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

Business

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