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Howard Johnson Express Inn - Monterey Seaside

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The rooms was not clean. Check was way 6o late in the evening. I order 2 rooms and only one was available. Burns in the furniture, rooms smelled like paint.

Smells. Bed interior. I was afraid to sleep unweared in bed

Walls are paper-thin. I could hear everything from TVs to people talking to footsteps to furniture opening and closing. Impossible to get a good night's sleep.

We prepaid for our stay, otherwise we would have left. Dirt everywhere in the room, leaky faucet. Light-brown water instead of coffee. Insufficient parking, had to park in the street.

Nice stay, good location, breakfast was good. The price was right too. Room was clean, but floor needed a good mopping. The front desk staff were very nice and helpful though. They promptly came to change a burned out light when requested. Very responsive. You get what you pay for, so.... No complaints

This hotel is close to downtown Monterey and offered a very inexpensive room rate. However, the room smelled odd, the stairs were littered with gum wrappers and cigarette butts, and I was quite appalled to find dirty sheets both nights that we stayed. I specifically requested clean sheets the second day because of the issue we found the first night, and we only found another dirty sheet issue our second night. In addition, note that the hot tub advertised on the website was out of order. I would not stay here again, and would not recommend it to other travellers. Also, the staff disappeared for a bout beyond the "back in 10 minutes" notice left in the morning, so that we wasted our time waiting to talk to someone.

Overall, this place is very nice and cleaned. Recommended to others.

Sparks was closed down by order of health department. Reserved room for 3 and they tried to give me a King Bed. Then the clerk was rude about it.

Friendly staff, easy check in . Clean rooms. Restaurant s and stores nearby. Bed was a little too soft and my back was a little stiff the next day but it was adequate.

Though the price was very good, it was not a place I would choose again. All the amenities were there but they were extremely unclean...........dirt at the head of the bed, mold and dirt debris on the small refrigerator and microwave.....the floor was so dirty, I only walked in slippers....same in the bathroom....Then there was the banging against the wall by a worker who was planning on painting the room next door. You could hear anything that was said as the walls were so thin. Overall this trip was great as long as you were not staying in the room!

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.

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.

Good value for this money. I would recommend this.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

1893 Fremont Blvd Seaside CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Howard Johnson Express Inn - Monterey Seaside is located within a few miles (5 km) of Del Monte Beach and Monterey County Fairgrounds. This 38-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Fisherman's Wharf and Dennis the Menace Park are also near this Seaside motel.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

All 38 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free local calls, and laptop-compatible safes. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.


Property features

Howard Johnson Express Inn - Monterey Seaside features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-in. A stay here includes free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include express check-out and laundry facilities.

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Express Inn - Monterey Seaside

Everyone (9) Couples (6) Business (1) Family (11) Other (3)
1

terrible

Everyone

The rooms was not clean. Check was way 6o late in the evening. I order 2 rooms and only one was available. Burns in the furniture, rooms smelled like paint.

By , from Monterey, Ca. on Mar 19, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 17, 2018

Guest satisfaction is our number one objective so we really appreciate the input regarding our furniture. Guest comments such as yours help us to continuously improve. Thank you for your business.

1
Everyone

Smells. Bed interior. I was afraid to sleep unweared in bed

By on Feb 25, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 17, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments regarding our bed. We hope that you will return as it is our ongoing goal to surpass expectations of service and accommodations.

2

noise

Everyone

Walls are paper-thin. I could hear everything from TVs to people talking to footsteps to furniture opening and closing. Impossible to get a good night's sleep.

By on Sep 24, 2017

1

fooled by the brand name

Everyone

We prepaid for our stay, otherwise we would have left. Dirt everywhere in the room, leaky faucet. Light-brown water instead of coffee. Insufficient parking, had to park in the street.

By on Jul 5, 2017

4

convenient location

Everyone

Nice stay, good location, breakfast was good. The price was right too. Room was clean, but floor needed a good mopping. The front desk staff were very nice and helpful though. They promptly came to change a burned out light when requested. Very responsive. You get what you pay for, so.... No complaints

By on Jun 27, 2017

1

good price but poor conditions

Everyone

This hotel is close to downtown Monterey and offered a very inexpensive room rate. However, the room smelled odd, the stairs were littered with gum wrappers and cigarette butts, and I was quite appalled to find dirty sheets both nights that we stayed. I specifically requested clean sheets the second day because of the issue we found the first night, and we only found another dirty sheet issue our second night. In addition, note that the hot tub advertised on the website was out of order. I would not stay here again, and would not recommend it to other travellers. Also, the staff disappeared for a bout beyond the "back in 10 minutes" notice left in the morning, so that we wasted our time waiting to talk to someone.

By on Jan 17, 2017

4
Everyone

Overall, this place is very nice and cleaned. Recommended to others.

By on Jan 1, 2017

3
Everyone

Sparks was closed down by order of health department. Reserved room for 3 and they tried to give me a King Bed. Then the clerk was rude about it.

By , from Modesto, CA on Aug 10, 2016

3

nice and close to monterey and carmel

Everyone

Friendly staff, easy check in . Clean rooms. Restaurant s and stores nearby. Bed was a little too soft and my back was a little stiff the next day but it was adequate.

By , from sacramento, ca on Aug 8, 2016

2

unclean rooms at howard johnson express

Families

Though the price was very good, it was not a place I would choose again. All the amenities were there but they were extremely unclean...........dirt at the head of the bed, mold and dirt debris on the small refrigerator and microwave.....the floor was so dirty, I only walked in slippers....same in the bathroom....Then there was the banging against the wall by a worker who was planning on painting the room next door. You could hear anything that was said as the walls were so thin. Overall this trip was great as long as you were not staying in the room!

By on Nov 18, 2015