$48 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 30, 2015 Check-out: Sep 2, 2015

Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

2 stars
View map of 1893 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.0
out of 5
20 reviews
Better than I thought it would be

Even tho the location was a little out of the way for visiting my mother at her SNF in Pacific... See full review

  • WhFe
  • Mar 21, 2015
Good value for this money

Good value for this money. I would recommend this. See full review

  • Attila1
  • Oct 31, 2014
Plan a fun-filled trip to this Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside just off Highway 1 and within three miles of popular restaurants and attractions including downtown Monterey, Fishermans Wharf, and Monterey Bay Aquarium. If golf is your game, the famous fairways of Pebble Beach are less than 20 minutes from this lodging. Wake up refreshed to a complimentary Rise and Dine continental breakfast, relax in the outdoor patio area, and enjoy the complimentary large-vehicle parking making it easy to bring the whole family. Plan your exciting day from the comfort of your guest room with complimentary wireless Internet access, microwave and refrigerator. Suites and smoke-free rooms are also available. There is no charge for children 17 and under with an adult.

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Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Services
Security
Accessibility
Accessible facilities

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Overall score

3 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 20
Amenities:
2.8
Cleanliness:
3.5
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
3.3
Value:
3.2

65% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WhFe
Business
Willits
Mar 21, 2015

Better than I thought it would be

Even tho the location was a little out of the way for visiting my mother at her SNF in Pacific Grove, the price and the ability to be close to shopping was great. I was a little discomforted by the argument between street people nearby but it was resolved.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Baner
Business
San Jose, CA
Nov 16, 2014

Worst Hotel

This is byfar the worst hotel we have ever stayed. The hotel rooms are small cuby holes, lumpy beds, constant noise from the street. Seems the owner doesnt even care... - Never again. Donot Go to this place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Attila1
Business
Dunaujvaros
Oct 31, 2014

Good value for this money

Good value for this money. I would recommend this.

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lucky Luci
Business
San Antonio, Tx
Sep 3, 2014

Perfect for a place just to sleep

Passing through and needed a place to sleep. Ideal location and convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
hlbutterfly
Business
Austin
Jul 13, 2014

Comfort one night stay

Everything is OK. Price is reasonable. Breakfast is actually better compared to other similar places.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Big Sur Gal
Business
big Sur, Ca
Jul 6, 2014

If your looking for value....

We've stayed at this hotel before. The location is great & the staff is really nice. Part of the hotel is fairly new and the other rooms have been remodeled. It super clean, comfy beds, has a Jacuzzi and is close to everything. Breakfast is pretty good with the usual waffles, cereal, yogurt. The eating area is really small though so I just took breakfast back to our room. Really good value for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

One of the best sushi places I've eaten at in awhile - it's on Fremont Blvd., heading toward Monterey and it's called Sushi Time - try it!

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
fowler,ca
Mar 17, 2011

great place for the price

went to relax and enjoy the weather. great place to stay relax and enjoy the beach

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento
Nov 14, 2010

Howard JOhnson Express Inn Seaside

lighting and heater in the room left something to be desired. They were in disrepair although they worked they did not work well. A hole in the wall was patched but was showing that the patch job did not work. The continental breakfast was nice the day we made it down in time to get it but the space for it was limited when shared with another family.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

it is within driving distance of monterey without getting on the freeway and less expensive than closer places

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Westlake Village, CA
Aug 14, 2010

Seaside comfort without the frills

The decor was so needing to be updated that I was almost ready to reconsider staying, but my kids convinced me that it was ok to stay. In the morning everyone commented on how well they slept, the beds were comfortable. The shower was nice and the breakfast was satisfying. Just missing some fresh fruit. We were not looking for a resort experience, just a place to sleep before we went to the next amusement. Wireless Internet service was available, but very slow.

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

Business

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
otter watcher
Business
Missouri
Jul 11, 2010

OK at best

It's in a sort of gritty neighborhood with lots of Mexican and Asian restaraunts. The hotel next door is abandoned.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Take 68 west through Monterey to Pacific Grove and the ocean. Walk on the paved path and you might see a sea otter like I did.

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