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Holiday Inn Express at Monterey Bay

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room is clean and complimentary breakfast really good. I want to visit again this hotel when I travel Monterey area. Excellant!!!

Just a night stay here at the hotel . Is breeY windy outside the rooms . Was supposed to book Embassy suite , but holiday inn express is half price of embassy suite . Thought just one night should be okay . Is a very small room . Pillows smalls so bad . One night is fine, with this price with breakfast included , it’s not bad for a mini get away !

The staff was super friendly. Clean hotel with decent fitness room, but the 15 pound free weights are missing. I would stay at this hotel again!

I was pleasantly surprised that I could not hear people in the room next to us talking. Usually in hotel rooms you could here a murmur of voice or the sound of the TV, but not here. But it wasn’t completely quiet, you could here the sound of cars, being so close to the main road and a freeway. Usually we were arriving back to our so exhausted from the day that we would pass out pretty easy.

Staff was friendly and helpful. Facility was was clean. Breakfast was was excellent.

Loved it! Comfy beds. Clean rooms. Lake view. Close to everything in Monterey. Breakfast was surprisingly VERY good!

Nice rooms, good location and decent breakfast. The lack of a bathtub was a bit of a bummer (there was only a shower in our room) but the bed as comfy and the facilities were good.

Hotel has great access off the freeway, very clean and up to date, very good complimentary breakfast, no parking fee. My third year in a row staying here.

This was my second visit to this facility. It's location was convenient to the airport and my plans at the Fairgrounds. The room was clean and the bed and pillows were quite comfortable. The complementary breakfast provided a good start each day for my planned activities.

Too bad we didn't find it first than Ramada ( worst hotel as in terrible). Then we found Better rate and much cleaner room and nice staff.

Disappointed - We've got a room on the highest floor (5/F) facing to Del Monte, nice view OUTSIDE of the room. The sad part is, you can't really enjoy the view because there is only one window in the room that faces the hallway. It is a noisy room, you can hear people talking, walking, car driving by all the time. I figured out the entry door has a big gap between the floor, that could be one of the reason why the room is not soundproofing. But the worst part in the room is the Bathroom. In a very tiny area, you will get a shower stand and a toilet. The shower stand only comes with half cover glass (not a slide door), the entire area including the toilet and the floor are all wet after showered, very messy. And you can barely close the door. A regular motel bathroom would be bigger than this one. Guess this it the worse Holiday Inn Express location that I had ever seen. The location of the hotel is good, but not the room. I should have just pay $80 bucks extra to get the room in the Embassy Suite right next to this hotel.

This hotel is by far the best I stay the last 5 trips we stay for one night gateaway. The hotel look like it has recently renovated as everything look new. Pro: clean room, clean pool & hot tub, decent breakfast (good enough for the kids to enjoy before we head out to look for good brunch), lots of parking space. There's a little trail near by to hike and bike. Con: The room is a little small for our family of 4 as the space between the bed and furnitures are very close, maybe only 2 feets apart. Kids was not able to run around room much as I try to get ready. But it's not too much of a deal for a short stay.

Holiday Inn Express has always been our favored hotel to stay. But this particular one at Monterey Bay is really disappointed. The staffs are not well trained. The iron in our room was not working. We had to asked a few times to get a replacement. The room cleaning staff took away used towels, but didn't leave clean ones. Nor did they replenish shampoo, etc. We had to go to the front desk and asked for them. The most ridiculous was on one day they only did one bed while there are two beds in the room. After all this might be due to the days we stayed from 9/2 to 9/5. But the hotel should have anticipated the busy season and prepared accordingly.

Our experience was very present. Rooms were clean which is the most important thing to me. Staff was friendly. Breakfast food was great! My only issue was the it was a little loud but it could have been because my room was on a corner.

The hotel doesn't have an indoor pool. Part of it was under construction. Location is nice and the price is acceptable.

Internet something was not right, after connecting to hotel wifi whole system locked up. I rebooted 3x only lock up when connected to wifi. I disconnected and went to Starbucks computer worked great again. Also construction very loud right outside of room. I booked for two days left after the first night.

Our stay was short. Just over night. Our front desk clerk was friendly, helpful and accommodating. Our room was cozy. The toilet was not flushing properly. We called the front desk to inform them. They sent a maintenance person to fix it immediately. He replaced the flushing mechanism promptly. We left early the next day and the desk clerk checked us out promptly. Unfortunately we could not stay for the Continental Breakfast. But there was coffee already made and that was nice to get before we left. All in all it was a comfortable stay.

Front desk staff was great. On second day, I left room early and was back at 4:40 pm and room was not done. Just as I had settled in from a long day, housekeeping knocked on door to clean...I refused at this point. Breakfast is NOT recommended: rubbery scrambled eggs, biscuits that could be used as baseballs, and cereal selection tilted towards sugar. Location is great and parking easy.

travel with a friend. the hotel is good for the price and service. during holiday season, one should expect a lot of travelers in the hotel for breakfast.

GOOD SERVICE FOR THE PRICE,NO HIDDEN FEES,BREAKFAST IS VERY GOOD,THEY HAVE A GOOD VARIETY OF FOOD.

1400 Del Monte Blvd Seaside CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Express at Monterey Bay places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Fisherman's Wharf and Dennis the Menace Park. This 143-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Monterey Bay Aquarium and Maritime Museum are also near this Seaside hotel.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast.


Rooms

All 143 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, free local calls, and ironing boards.


Property features

At Holiday Inn Express at Monterey Bay, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free parking is included with your stay. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and free newspapers.

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express at Monterey Bay

Everyone (13) Business (8) Couples (49) Family (48) Other (3) Friends (9)
4
Everyone

Room is clean and complimentary breakfast really good. I want to visit again this hotel when I travel Monterey area. Excellant!!!

By on Apr 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 3, 2018

Dear Guest, We appreciate your kind feedback and very happy to see your stay with us was to your expectation. We look ahead to your return visit. Thank you, Dharmesh Tandel General Manager

3

a mini get away

Everyone

Just a night stay here at the hotel . Is breeY windy outside the rooms . Was supposed to book Embassy suite , but holiday inn express is half price of embassy suite . Thought just one night should be okay . Is a very small room . Pillows smalls so bad . One night is fine, with this price with breakfast included , it’s not bad for a mini get away !

By , from san Francisco on Mar 23, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 28, 2018

Dear Chloe, We appreciate your feedback and apologize for the inconvenience due to room size not of your preference. However happy to see that you enjoyed our complimentary hot breakfast. We hope to see you again so your next stay with us is 100% great and hope we can turn this 3 star rating in to perfect 5 star. Thank you,

4

nice hotel close to the beach

Everyone

The staff was super friendly. Clean hotel with decent fitness room, but the 15 pound free weights are missing. I would stay at this hotel again!

By on Mar 13, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 16, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We will be sure to pass this review on to our staff,they will be really happy to read this wonderful review. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon! Thank you, Dharmesh Tandel General Manager

4
Everyone

I was pleasantly surprised that I could not hear people in the room next to us talking. Usually in hotel rooms you could here a murmur of voice or the sound of the TV, but not here. But it wasn’t completely quiet, you could here the sound of cars, being so close to the main road and a freeway. Usually we were arriving back to our so exhausted from the day that we would pass out pretty easy.

By , from fresno, ca on Mar 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 16, 2018

Dear Guest, We appreciate your feedback and are very glad to see that your stay with us was enjoyable, we apologize for the inconvenience due to traffic noise from outside . we hope to see you again on your next trip so that we can assign you room in the back so that we can make your next stay 100% satisfactory. Sincerely, Dharmesh Tandel General Manager

4
Everyone

Staff was friendly and helpful. Facility was was clean. Breakfast was was excellent.

By on Jan 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 28, 2018

Dear Guest, We are very happy to see that our staff exceeded you expectation and you enjoyed our clean rooms and our complimentary hot breakfast with so many varieties. We hope to see you again very soon.

5

excellent hotel. super cheap.

Everyone

Loved it! Comfy beds. Clean rooms. Lake view. Close to everything in Monterey. Breakfast was surprisingly VERY good!

By , from San Diego, CA on Dec 24, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 25, 2017

Dear Jay, We are very glad to see that you enjoyed our clean room and comfy bed, and very pleasing to see that our complimentary breakfast was a surprising factor hope you also enjoyed our guest favorite cinnamon rolls. We look forward to your return visit. Thank you, Dharmesh Tandel General Manager

4

clean and comfy

Everyone

Nice rooms, good location and decent breakfast. The lack of a bathtub was a bit of a bummer (there was only a shower in our room) but the bed as comfy and the facilities were good.

By on Dec 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Dec 6, 2017

Dear Guest, We would like to apologize for the inconvenience that you face due to your bathroom preference, We do have bathtub available in our double bed room, may be next time that you visit our property we can accommodate you in room with bathtub. Sincerely, Dharmesh Tandel General Manager

4

great hotel especially for the price

Everyone

Hotel has great access off the freeway, very clean and up to date, very good complimentary breakfast, no parking fee. My third year in a row staying here.

By , from Sacramento on Oct 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 24, 2017

Dear Art, We are so pleased to see that everything with your stay turned out to be perfect and this how exactly we would like our guest to remember their stay. We do appreciate your feedback and choosing our hotel for your stay whenever you are in this area. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back at our hotel on your next trip. Thank you, Dharmesh Tandel General Manager

3

near airport and venue

Couples

This was my second visit to this facility. It's location was convenient to the airport and my plans at the Fairgrounds. The room was clean and the bed and pillows were quite comfortable. The complementary breakfast provided a good start each day for my planned activities.

By on Sep 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 30, 2017

Dear Guest, We thank you for providing us an opportunity to give you another opportunity to be at your service and that our location served your purpose. I am also very happy to see that our room was comfortable and breakfast was of your expectation. It will be our delight to welcome you back again. Thank you, Dharmesh Tandel General Manager

4
Everyone

Too bad we didn't find it first than Ramada ( worst hotel as in terrible). Then we found Better rate and much cleaner room and nice staff.

By on Aug 30, 2017