Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove

2 stars
660 Dennett St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
56 reviews
What else you want from short vacation stay?

I guess, I want to stay longer next time. Pleasant walk to the beach, explore tide pools, watch... See full review

  • Ana and Max
  • Jan 21, 2014
Quiet Retreat

Overall very comfortable. Stayed in the one bedroom with refrig. and oven (not suite - probably... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Oct 7, 2008
Take the family to this Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove for your next fun-filled vacation. Enjoy the miles of coastline at scenic Asilomar State Beach for a day of fun in the sun, or discover Lovers Point Park and Beach for a picnic and excellent views both less than five minutes away. Monterey Bay Aquarium is just seven minutes away with rare aquatic life from around the world. Explore Fishermans Wharf to see a wild sea lion or get an excellent seafood dinner. Visit Pebble Beach for picturesque views and excellent golf just 11 minutes away. Start your morning with a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast, connect to the complimentary wireless Internet access to plan your day, and enjoy the convenience of complimentary parking as well as fax and copy services. Relax with a complimentary newspaper in your spacious guest room with microwave and refrigerator. Suites and handicapped-accessible rooms are also available at this smoke-free lodging.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Ice machine
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Vending machines
Services
Business center
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Room
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Free newspaper
Microwave
Cribs available
Ironing board

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Hotel Map

36.6197 -121.9333
Area description
Downtown

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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 (56)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
56 out of 56
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ana and Max
San Jose, California
Jan 21, 2014

What else you want from short vacation stay?

I guess, I want to stay longer next time. Pleasant walk to the beach, explore tide pools, watch beautiful sunset into the ocean, walk or bike to the Monarch Grove Butterflies park. The same quiet pass we used to ride to Monterey. The south direction leads to the entrance to 17 Mile Drive, so you can enjoy the most attractive beaches on the ocean view for free (no fee from bicyclists). Full breakfast, large room with kitchen and utensils, balcony...

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

Relax, observe, walk, bike

Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Torry87
Citrus Heights
Jan 14, 2013

Great value

Both the check in and check out were very fast. The room was very clean and comfortable. There was a working microwave, fridge, and a coffee maker. Couple plates and some silverware. The only negative side is the heater. It was super loud and when turned on it felt super hot, but once turned off, became instantly cold. The property is very beautiful and very close to all the points of interest: 17-mile drive, ocean, beaches, stores, and restaurants. Breakfast was provided, but very simple: bages, cream cheese, and cereal. Overall, great value, nice comfort.

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

17-mile drive

Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jaws109
Ventura, CA
Jul 18, 2012

Great for family

The suites are so roomy! My husband, adult daughter and I stayed together and never felt crowded. My brother as his wife and 2 small kids stayed comfortably in another room. Full kitchen is amazing and clean.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
annymouse
no where
May 15, 2012

peaceful

The hotel is in a quiet nieghborhood. Peaceful, quiet, could not ask for better. Excellant value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Seattle
Oct 1, 2011

OK?

HJ should pay closer attention to this motel. Poor layout for 2 rooms with a family of 4. Location was OK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Seattle
Oct 1, 2011

OK?

HJ should pay closer attention to this motel. Poor layout for 2 rooms with a family of 4. Location was OK.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Foosie
San Jose, CA
Sep 12, 2011

Nice location and and a value...

This hotel is set in a tree-lined family neighborhood so it was very quiet during our stay. We saw deer walking up the road in the evening but I don't think it's probably that rare in this woodsy setting. The location is a bit tricky if you're unfamiliar with that area, but the friendly and knowledgeable receptionist was glad to mark -up an area map for us. The lobby is very well stocked with maps and pamphlets and the complex layout is nice. The shower was consistently hot w/ adequate pressure. The fridge, microwave and TV all worked, however the desk lamp was inoperable. The quiet ceiling fan is a nice touch and added to my perfect Room Comfort rating. If you can put up with a few odd stains on the floor then this is the place. Thanks to Orbitz I was able to get what I think was a very fair value, all things considered. I will add this to my list of places to stay in the future.

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

Take Pine Ave. down to David to get to the Monterrey Aquarium.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Foosie
San Jose, CA
Sep 12, 2011

Nice location and and a value...

This hotel is set in a tree-lined family neighborhood so it was very quiet during our stay. We saw deer walking up the road in the evening but I don't think it's probably that rare in this woodsy setting. The location is a bit tricky if you're unfamiliar with that area, but the friendly and knowledgeable receptionist was glad to mark -up an area map for us. The lobby is very well stocked with maps and pamphlets and the complex layout is nice. The shower was consistently hot w/ adequate pressure. The fridge, microwave and TV all worked, however the desk lamp was inoperable. The quiet ceiling fan is a nice touch and added to my perfect Room Comfort rating. If you can put up with a few odd stains on the floor then this is the place. Thanks to Orbitz I was able to get what I think was a very fair value, all things considered. I will add this to my list of places to stay in the future.

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

Take Pine Ave. down to David to get to the Monterrey Aquarium.

Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Sacramento, CA
Aug 4, 2011

A place to sleep

Hotel was nearby the aquarium, beach, and shopping. Room was clean, had mini fridge microwave, tv and dvd player but fan didn't work. Clean and quiet place to sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Inn and Suites Monterey Pacific Grove

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Sacramento, CA
Aug 4, 2011

A place to sleep

Hotel was nearby the aquarium, beach, and shopping. Room was clean, had mini fridge microwave, tv and dvd player but fan didn't work. Clean and quiet place to sleep.

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