$52 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 11, 2015 Check-out: Jan 14, 2015

El Castell Motel

3 stars
2102 North Fremont Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
72 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 (72)

Ratings and reviews for El Castell Motel

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
72 out of 72
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.5

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tj34
Monterey, CA
Feb 3, 2013

Good room, good price

I routinely stay here on weekends, and the room is always clean and comfortable. I've stayed in several hotels nearby, and this is the best I've found yet in the area. They're currently undergoing renovations to the pool house and such, but the workers are quiet and courteous. It's also right next door to a nice club, close to several good restaurants, and the bus downtown has a stop right across the street that comes past about every half hour, all day long. Very convenient location.

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

3
5.01.0
Quinta Luz
Business
Sacramento CA
Sep 22, 2014

Good for Monterey Jazz Festival

El Castell is a good choice for anyone attending the Monterey Jazz Festival. It's just 1 block from the fairgrounds where the festival's held, and another block from the main entrance. Nothing fancy, but rooms are spacious, have undergone some renovation in last couple of years, and include continental breakfast. And the price is usually one of the best among motels near the festival. We've stayed several times. NOTE: If booking for the Jazz Festival, even though the festival's s in September, El Castell and all other nearby motels are usually fully booked before end of February.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Sandbar and Grill. Hangs off the municipal pier (not Fisherman's Wharf) looking over the marina. Good food, reasonable prices with nice view & friendly service. ALSO LouLou's, right next door on the pier. Tiny place with an attitude. Sunday breakfast especially good with pancakes bigger than plates, oatmeal broulee (YUM!) and other treats..

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Review of El Castell Motel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traveler Denis
Business
France
Sep 17, 2014

Great rooms

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

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

Business

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