Padre Oaks

2 stars
1278 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
65 reviews
Great room for the price!

Small room with micro-fridge and coffee maker. Very clean, towels were not threadbare. Area VERY... See full review

  • SuthernKiwi
  • May 11, 2013
Nice inexpensive place to stay

This hotel was great! Staff was very nice, room was nice and clean. Was very close to Monterey bay... See full review

  • Armando Travel Lover
  • Mar 19, 2013
Monterey budget hotel with picturesque landscaping

Padre Oaks is named for the grand 180-year-old Coast Live Oak tree situated at the heart of this little cluster of cozy rooms. Padre Oaks offers 20 guest rooms and free breakfast, all within minutes of Fisherman's Wharf, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row. Charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, the 17-Mile-Drive and famous Pebble Beach Golf Links are also near the Padre Oaks hotel. Shoppers enjoy being close to the Del Monte Shopping Center, with upmarket shops like Banana Republic and White House Black Market.

Highlights
  • Free outdoor parking
  • Within walking distance of the Del Monte Shopping Center
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Attractive landscaped grounds
Location

Just a few minutes from Padre Oaks, Fisherman's Wharf Monterey plays host to restaurants, fishing, live theater, souvenir shops and folks who just like to take in the view. Make a date at Abalonetti Seafood, Cafe Fina, Old Fisherman's Grotto or any number of the fine restaurants at Fisherman's Wharf for a dining experience that's distinctly Monterey. 

Rooms

A cozy cluster of well-maintained buildings at the AAA-rated Padre Oaks hotel includes 20 drive-up guest rooms, all fronted by white picket fences and decorated with colorful hanging baskets. A grove of trees behind the property creates a picturesque setting. Rooms include king, queen or double beds. Two-bedroom units and nonsmoking rooms are available at Padre Oaks.


Padre Oaks guests take advantage of free Wi-Fi Internet access, free local phone calls, coffee-makers and cable television with HBO and ESPN. Microwaves, refrigerators, wake-up calls, hair-dryers, irons and ironing boards are also available.

Features

Start the day with complimentary continental breakfast on site. Avoid the crowds at the Monterey Bay Aquarium ticket window by purchasing tickets at the Padre Oaks front desk.

Transportation
  • Highway 1 (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (54.1 mi/87.1 km)
Attractions
  • Monterey State Historic Park (Across the street)
  • Monterey Peninsula College (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Monterey Conference Center (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Monterey History and Maritime Museum (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Municipal Beach (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Fisherman's Wharf Monterey (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Cannery Row (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
Business
  • Copy and fax services available (fees apply)
Policies and fees
  • PLEASE NOTE: $0.50 USD per room per night payable directly to property. Not included in prepaid booking.

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

Hotel Map

36.5871 -121.9
Area served
Monterey, CA
Nearby airports
Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)
Area description
Set in the heart of the Monterey Peninsula, this hotel is within a mile of Pebble Beach, Monterey Downtown, and Fisherman's Wharf.

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Padre Oaks Rooms

Queen
Queen includes: 1 Queen Bed, Cable TV with HBO, Complimentary Wireless Internet Access, Refrigerator, Microwave,Coffee Maker,Hair dryers, Makeup Mirror, Window opens, free local calls. Iron/Ironing Board on Request. Non Smoking Only. No Pets Allowed. Credit Card or Cash Deposit Required Upon Check In. Photo ID Required.
Two Doubles
Two Doubles includes: 2 Double Beds, Cable TV with HBO, Complimentary Wireless Internet Access, Refrigerator, Microwave,Coffee Maker, Hair dryers,Makeup Mirror, Window opens, free local calls.Iron/Ironing Board on Request. Non Smoking Only. No Pets Allowed. Credit Card or Cash Deposit Required Upon Check In. Photo ID Required.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
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.

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Guest Reviews (65)

Ratings and reviews for Padre Oaks

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
65 out of 65
Amenities:
2.8
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4
Value:
3.8

65% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Armando Travel Lover
Santa Ana, CA
Mar 19, 2013

Nice inexpensive place to stay

This hotel was great! Staff was very nice, room was nice and clean. Was very close to Monterey bay aquarium & downtown area. It may not be a fancy hotel but like I always say all you need is a place to sleep and shower. But really great hotel. Also parking is right infront of your room. I highly recommend it!

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

Monterey Bay Aquarium is only a couple minutes away!

Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Dave870
Sydney, Australia
Apr 6, 2014

Good value for money

Had a booking at very short notice. A good value for money hotel. However, experience with stuffs were not helpful. Didnt pickup phones, refused to show the room saying they were busy doing somehting inside (where is loud laughs were heard from inside the reception), someone (very rude) started knocking in all the room doors warning the checkout time etc..

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

Short drive from Monterey and Carmel area

Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Castorcito
Wheat Ridge
Mar 31, 2014

Monterey Spring Break

If you are looking for a clean but inexpensive motel, this is the place for you. No frills but close to area attractions at a great price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nauti
Boston
Mar 17, 2014

Convenient and affordable.

Very convenient location, with a shopping center nearby. The room is small, not very comfort, but OK for this price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Micah0130
San Luis Obispo, California
Mar 10, 2014

A place to sleep in a pinch

The hotel staff wasn't very friendly or welcoming, the outside of the hotel looks a bit better than the inside, the room we stayed in was very outdated. The bed was average, I noticed the box spring was second hand and it even had a tag on it that said so and that kind of makes me wonder about Bed Bugs, the tv is an old boob tube, the table was old and wobbly, the chairs were old and uncomfortable, the bathroom was ok but the shower had a buildup of comet cleanser in the grout of the tiles. I wouldn't recommend staying here to anyone. If you were in a pinch maybe. There are plenty other Hotels on Munras Avenue to choose from.

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

The only perk to this hotel is it's proximity to Del Monte Shopping Center.

Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
travelling gypsies
no place particular
Feb 22, 2014

bargin in the rough

Generally, when seeking a bargain rate hotel or motel you expect certain cost saving measures to be applied to your expectations. I was rather surprised to discover my satisfied visit to the Padres Oaks a pleasant respite. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dizidezi
Seaside, CA
Dec 17, 2013

Bargain

Clean and great location. The room was extremely affordable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SuthernKiwi
Hayward, CA
May 11, 2013

Great room for the price!

Small room with micro-fridge and coffee maker. Very clean, towels were not threadbare. Area VERY quiet after hours. Pillow uncomfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
loves monterey
Riverbank, CA
Apr 7, 2013

great getaway

Padre Oaks was just right for our two day getaway. good location, clean and an unexpected value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Armando Travel Lover
Santa Ana, CA
Mar 19, 2013

Nice inexpensive place to stay

This hotel was great! Staff was very nice, room was nice and clean. Was very close to Monterey bay aquarium & downtown area. It may not be a fancy hotel but like I always say all you need is a place to sleep and shower. But really great hotel. Also parking is right infront of your room. I highly recommend it!

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

Monterey Bay Aquarium is only a couple minutes away!

Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Job Huntress
Business
Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 13, 2013

Very Good Value

I needed to stay 1 night in Monterey so I could be fresh for an 8:00AM job interview. Padre Oaks had the best price, and I was very happy with the room. It had a queen size bed, TV, Microwave, Small Fridge and Coffee Maker. The only thing missing was an alarm clock. I called the front desk and they arranged for a wake-up phone call for me. The bathroom contained soap and towels, but no shampoo or lotion. The location is right across from a major shopping mall that includes a movie theater and Whole Foods grocery. I am unemployed, and I felt this was money well spent in my effort to get a job in Monterey.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Chopstix Vietnamese Restaurant was 1 block down the street and featured Pho soups, noodle dishes, rice plates and vietnamese sandwiches for very reasonable prices.

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