Hotel Monterey Sendai3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
After numerous stays in other nearby hotels, I finally decided to stay at the Monterey Sendai. I was pleased with the location and affordable price. The staff are very friendly. The only complaints that I had are the public restrooms on the first floor have a rancid stench wafting from them into the lobby, elevator area, and on-site restaurant entrance. The building itself has a beautiful architectural style which beckons of a classic European or New York City hotel. The old elevator carriages are a really cool touch to the aesthetic and feel of the hotel. The guest rooms are more spacious than the competitors in the same area.
I've stayed at the Osaka and Ginza locations and they're all excellent. This hotel has a distinctly old European feel to it as you can see from the pictures. Daily room cleaning was excellent and the front desk was courteous (as always). Although I noticed a few marks on the walls and such (prob. from people scraping their luggage against them, etc.), the room was very clean- so clean that if I walked on the hardwood floors with my white socks on, they were still white on the bottoms! The location doesn't get much better. It's about a 2-3 min walk from the front entrance of the JR Sendai Station (Shinkansen). I made day trips to both Matsushima and Yamadera, which were amazing. Sendai Station is so large and has several floors of dining as well as a ton of places selling local specialties and 'omiage'. And there are connected malls such as Parco and S-Pal, as well as a number of larger stores (Loft, Tsutaya, EBeanS) connected to the station via over-street walkways. You could easily spend a few days around the station and not get bored. There is also the large and long 'shotengai' indoor street mall just a few blocks north of the hotel. I would stay at this hotel if I visited Sendai again. Sendai is a great hub for the northern part of Honshu. The hotel is also set up for light conventions and weddings. I would imagine the later would be wonderful. Also, I sort of regret not going to the spa when I was there. Maybe next time!
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- 24-hour front desk
Hotel Monterey Sendai places you next to Asaichi Morning Market and within a 10-minute walk of Sendai Ginza Street. This 206-room, 3.5-star hotel has 3 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Sendai, the hotel is also a short walk from Sendai City Tourist Information Center and Mitakisanfudoin.
There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including Escale, which specializes in French cuisine. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.
All 206 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, minibars, and desks. 32-inch TVs come with pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, slippers, and bidets.
Guests staying at Hotel Monterey Sendai enjoy a full-service spa, free WiFi in public areas, and wedding services. Self parking is available for JPY 1000 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables.