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A little affordable gem in a very expensive city. Close to great dining, the airport, and the sea. Extremely clean, comfortable bed. Quiet.

My kids loved the indoor pool, which was a nice touch for a no-frills motel. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were modern and clean. We could hear the planes coming and going from the nearby airport.

What we most enjoyed about the room was the beds availability,We were able to book 3 beds in one spacious room for a family of 5 with young kids that helped allot . For November it was very warm ! We had the A/c running and it worked great ! We enjoyed the pool , it was heated. I wish the Keurig offered Tea we are not coffee drinker, other then that it was a nice stay.

We liked the property and location, I was just To much noise

A very good value for this area - clean modern rooms and friendly staff.

I been few times in this place and I never had a problem.

It’s good location close to Monterey downtown and Carmel. But there is RV park next block and next to the street. Very loud at night.

Very affordable and the room was much nicer than I was expecting; it was immaculately clean and very modern with nice touches throughout. Even included a refrigerator and a microwave which most discount motels do not. I was very impressed and I will definitely be back!

We loved that we parked right next to our suite door and it was completely private. Easy to get kids in and out

This hotel was ridiculous! They did not accommodate us with the room! The room had an odor and sheets were not washed

Disgusting place! We needed to stop by to rest and I regret coming here. It was the first vacant place to sleep! The receptionist was extremely rude. He seemed very annoyed. When we got the keys to our room and were walking to our room, we saw multiple doing ILLEGAL DRUGS in their car. I felt EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE. I paid almost 150.00 for ONE night and I am so disappointed. I cannot believe what we saw. HORRIBLE. DO DON'T COME HERE. The room itself was ok. It wasn't what we expected based of the reviews! Run down and smells! Ugh. Seriously, I would NEVER come back even if i got it for FREE!

Not bad at all for a motel at all. Only stayed one night but I really liked our 3 bed deluxe unit. It had privacy for the parents while kids had their separate room and access to the bathroom Only downside was the parking lot was a bit small and tight. Didn’t get a chance to see or utilize any amenities. I’d love to stay here again same unit #218.

Great family stay! Clean room w/ 3 queen beds. Middle bed will need to be change since the spring is making loud squeeky noises. Our room came w/ microwave, refridgerator, coffee machine, hair dryer, ironing board & iron (stored inside closet) & tv w/ cable. Bathroom Paya shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, hand soap, lotion, & make up remover are supplied. These products are not high qualities but does the work and smells awesome. Shower pressure is in water saving mode so probably not the best but still able to shower. We loved the indoor pool! Pool and washer & dryer opens 9am-9:30pm. The downside is walls are not sound proof so if you want to avoid turn on the tv or music. No breakfast but free coffee in front desk. There is a Denny's acorss the street and Chef Lee's Madarin House 2 to 3 blocks within walking distance. For the price we paid definitely coming back.

Good value and location. I would recommend. Wished they offered breakfast though.

Great customer support and very kind people with the greatest help

I liked that the room was spacious. I didn’t like there was no elevator to get to the second floor. The parking is small and limited. No screens on the windows and no free breakfast.

Hour rooms are nice and clean. Location is ok. Uber ride to cannery row not far.

We arrived 30 minutes early and the cleaning ladies were on lunch. They finally started cleaning our room but we decided to Leave and when We cane back an hour later, the room was still not ready and that's 1 hour after check in time of 3pm. Overall, though, place was clean and staff were very nice. Our room has 3 queen beds, corner, downstairs and detached. Perfect room for privacy, very quiet and we all had a good sleep! :)

North Fremont St Monterey CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Monterey County Fairgrounds and Monterey Bay
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool

El Castell Motel places you next to Monterey County Fairgrounds and a short stroll from other popular sights like Monterey Bay. This 52-room motel has an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Rooms

All of El Castell Motel's 52 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Free long-distance calls, free local calls, and hair dryers are other standard amenities. Housekeeping is available once per stay.


Property features

Guests of El Castell Motel enjoy features like an indoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-in. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include express check-out, laundry facilities, and a vending machine.

Room options

Family Suite, 1 Bedroom

3 Queen Beds | Sleeps 6

Family Room, Multiple Beds

3 Queen Beds | Sleeps 6

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Accessible

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for El Castell Motel

Everyone (15) Couples (4) Family (15)
5
Everyone

A little affordable gem in a very expensive city. Close to great dining, the airport, and the sea. Extremely clean, comfortable bed. Quiet.

By , from Racine on Dec 22, 2021

Review comment responded on Dec 22, 2021

Dear Guest, Many thanks for the stellar review. We are ecstatic to hear that your experience was excellent. We are glad that you found our accommodation clean and the location convenient, and we hope your stay was relaxing and you had easy access to everything you needed. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to having you back many more times in the future. Warm regards, Customer Care Team

5
Family

My kids loved the indoor pool, which was a nice touch for a no-frills motel. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were modern and clean. We could hear the planes coming and going from the nearby airport.

By on Nov 25, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 29, 2021

Dear Guest, It is great to receive feedback from you regarding your recent stay with us, and we are pleased to hear that you had a positive overall impression of your visit. We apologize for the noise issue that may have caused you some inconvenience. While we don't have much control over external noise, we can probably look at assigning a quieter room for you the next time. We trust that everything else was to your satisfaction, and we look forward to having you back soon for another pleasant stay during your next trip to the area. Warm regards, Customer Care Team

4
Family with small children

What we most enjoyed about the room was the beds availability,We were able to book 3 beds in one spacious room for a family of 5 with young kids that helped allot . For November it was very warm ! We had the A/c running and it worked great ! We enjoyed the pool , it was heated. I wish the Keurig offered Tea we are not coffee drinker, other then that it was a nice stay.

By , from Rancho Cordova on Nov 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 16, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for the positive rating. We really appreciate the time that you have taken to leave such a detailed review of your stay with us. It feels great to know that so many aspects of your visit pleased you so much, and the information that you have provided will be very useful for travelers who may be considering a stay with us. You had the experience that we strive to provide for each of our visitors, and we hope to welcome you back many more times in the future. Warm regards, Customer Care Team

4
Family

We liked the property and location, I was just To much noise

By on Jul 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 28, 2021

Dear guest, We are always pleased to receive feedback from our guests in relation to their stays with us, and we are delighted with your rating and comments - thank you very much. We are glad you liked the location, and we look forward to having you back many more times in the future. Kind regards, Customer Care Team

5
Everyone

A very good value for this area - clean modern rooms and friendly staff.

By on Jul 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 27, 2021

Dear guest, thank you for your positive feedback! We are pleased to know your stay was satisfactory and we do strive to provide our guests with a friendly environment. We appreciate you staying with us and hope to remain your hotel of choice for future destination plans!

5
Family

I been few times in this place and I never had a problem.

By on Jul 12, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2021

We are always pleased to receive feedback from our guests in relation to their stays with us, and we are delighted with your rating, thank you very much. We are happy to have satisfied you so well, and we hope to remain your hotel of choice here for future visits. Best Regards,

5
Family Family with small children

It’s good location close to Monterey downtown and Carmel. But there is RV park next block and next to the street. Very loud at night.

By on Jul 7, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 19, 2021

Dear guest, thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your review, we really appreciate it! We're glad to read that our location suited you well, but we apologize for the noisiness. We hope that you will give us a chance to make your next stay a more enjoyable one! Thanks again. Best Regards, Customer Care Team

5
Everyone

Very affordable and the room was much nicer than I was expecting; it was immaculately clean and very modern with nice touches throughout. Even included a refrigerator and a microwave which most discount motels do not. I was very impressed and I will definitely be back!

By on Jul 6, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 6, 2021

Dear guest, thank you for the superb feedback! We are ecstatic to know the room exceeded your expectations and also happy to leave a lasting impression. We really appreciate you staying with us and hope to remain your hotel of choice for future visits! Kind Regards, Customer Care Team

5
Family Family with small children

We loved that we parked right next to our suite door and it was completely private. Easy to get kids in and out

By on Jul 2, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 6, 2021

Dear guest, thank you for the positive feedback! We are delighted to hear that parking was convenient and you were able to enjoy your privacy. We appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you again during your next visit! Best Regards, Customer Care Team

1
Everyone

By on Nov 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 24, 2020

Dear guest, We are disappointed if one of our guests leaves with less than first rate experience. Our aim is to provide a clean, comfortable and pleasant place to stay. We sincerely apologize that our hospitality and attention to details left something to be desired, this is very unlike us. Thank you for sharing your feedback. Please feel free to connect if there is anything we can do to help. We sincerely hope that you will give us another chance to restore your faith in our hotel and hospitality. Best Regards, Customer Care Team

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