$67 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 20, 2014 Check-out: Jul 21, 2014

Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

2 stars
1893 Fremont Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.9
out of 5
31 reviews
If your looking for value....

We've stayed at this hotel before. The location is great & the staff is really nice. Part of the... See full review

  • Big Sur Gal
  • Jul 6, 2014
great place for the price

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

  • Anonymous
  • Mar 17, 2011
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.

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls

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Hotel Map

36.6166 -121.8425
Area description
Business district

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

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Guest Reviews (31)

Ratings and reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Overall score

2.9 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 31
Amenities:
2.6
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
3.4
Value:
3.2

61% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Big Sur Gal
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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
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

3
5.01.0
A.J.
Modesto, CA, USA
Aug 29, 2011

Nice room:)

The room was nice and comfortable. I would recommend this hotel for your stay.

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

Great place to stay.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sfstyles
San francisco, CA
May 31, 2011

Dice Shoot

We wanted a two bed room non-smoking and there was a mistake on my reservation. They only had a smoking room, which reaked of smoke. We were able to get a one bed room that was supposed to be non-smoking but also reaked of smoke. The shower curtain had mold, the fridge barely worked, it was clean but it didn't feel like it. I asked for an extra pillow, the guy at the front desk didn't want to give us one. First time, I get refused a pillow. The 2nd day, we were able to change room. This room was much nicer. It was spacious, clean, and good internet access. The TVs were all old with bad pictures but we could live that. So I guess it really does depend on luck, if you get a good room or not.

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

This place is close to The Aquarium or the Wharf. About a 10 minute drive. Plenty of restaurants around and a dollar tree almost in front of the store.

Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
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
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
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
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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Howard Johnson Express Inn Monterey Seaside

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
otter watcher
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
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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