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Howard Johnson Marina At Monte

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were greeted by the manager and offered a cookie and a bottle of water. The hotel room was clean (bedding, bathroom, towels). Price for one night was affordable compared to nearby motels. Keep up the great work.

Had a great little vacation with my fiance here. The room was great an was fairly close to everything we wanted to visit while there. Definitely will come here again!

My experience was very pleasing. Staff were unfailingly friendly and helpful. I appreciate having breakfast choices on site and there was a nice variety. The grounds were very well maintained. My room was immaculate and tastefully decorated. I had never stayed at a Howard Johnson's before. I will definitely stay at this particular location should the need arise and won't hesitate to visit others based on my experience here. Thank you!

PERFECT GETAWAY! WE WILL COME BACK NEXT TIME! VERY CLEAN ROOM, NICE STAFF, GOOD BREAKFAST!

NIce large room, very quiet, close to the stadium.

Good experience, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Gave great recomendations on places to eat and things to do. Clean room and very near CSUMB where my son goes to college. Would definately stay again. The only down side were the pillows. Very hard and uncomfortable.

Before stay in this hotel, I've stayed in other in Yosemite with 3 times more expensive, I think this hotel better than 2 stars. Good hospitality, all facilities and functional - complete room! I recommend it.

My room ended on the 1st floor near the ice machine, which was not as quiet as I prefer. The TV also was not working properly. The free breakfast was more than adequate. The Manager had warned me about the TV at check-in and said the service people were scheduled to fix it. She was very nice and looked into giving me a discount for the stay.

This is the second time my husband and I have stayed here and it is a little ways from Monterey and Carmel but for what you pay for its worth it. Rooms are cheap but extremely clean. The Hotel manager is a very nice lady.

all around dissatisfaction... first of all the hotel is connected to a gas station and the Lobby is also the store... we were issued a room which was not yet even cleaned!!! The housekeeping was rude to us told us she would clean it in 30mins! I was not about to wait around in the parking lot for this room so we asked the manager for a different one. The room was ok not what we had expected.. there was hair in the bathtub and a towel that looked dirty :/ ....

Clean and very affordable. Compares well to a three star. Manager very honest. He saved me 70 bucks that he just as easily could have kept. Very nice surprise ;-)

Good value, consistently clean. A good place to stay if you're looking for a simple, no-frills hotel.

The room was nice and clean. You have to check in at the gas station on the corner which was kind of odd. It was very noisy in the middle of the night made it hard to sleep even with ear plugs on.

The do not disturb sign on my door was ignored and the room was entered when I was not there. One of my belongings was stolen. Avoid this place if possible. The desk clerk was very nice but otherwise I would not come here again.

Great Value. Stay here it is cheaper than Monterey but close enough.

I always hesitate to book cheaper locations because of the usual crowd that it usually invites. I'm glad, however, that I gave this particular spot a chance because it is now my favorite place to stay when visiting Marina for the following reasons: 1. $50/night. 2. Rooms are clean! (I always request for non-smoking rooms) 3. Free wired internet connection. If you don't have a cable, ask for one when checking in. 4. It's freaking QUIET. I personally believe that everyone is knocked out way before 11 pm. Being the night owl, I'd easily make the most noise going in and out of my room getting stuff from my car. Other pluses: 1. Gas station right beside motel (freaking for some people, but its definitely convenient for me). 2. 7/11 one block away.

this hotel is located in a gas station. The lobby is the gas station mini mart.

The toilet didn't flush in the first room I got, so I switched rooms. The rooms are very spacious included with the TV, dvd player, microwave and desk. Overall, a good experience.

When you arrive at the HOJOs you see their Valerio Gas station which seems to be the most important thing to the innkeeper. (Their gas station and quickie mart, also where check in/out happens). Everything on how the innkeeper did the place is cheap! Plus the maid service did not clean the room's toilets, bath tub nor sink daily. The coffee stain were left from the morning when we dumped our coffee down the sink. I would NEVER stay there again!

The hotel did not have what was described. They had a 20 inch TV versus a 27 inch TV. There was not a security lock on the front door. The lobby was a gas station. I stayed there for as little time as possible. They did not have the continental breakfast as promised when booking.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Howard Johnson Marina At Monte

Everyone (3) Business (2) Couples (8) Family (5) Other (3) Friends (1)
5

clean, affordable place to stay

Everyone

We were greeted by the manager and offered a cookie and a bottle of water. The hotel room was clean (bedding, bathroom, towels). Price for one night was affordable compared to nearby motels. Keep up the great work.

By , from New Orleans, LA on Jul 18, 2017

4

wonderful stay!

Everyone

Had a great little vacation with my fiance here. The room was great an was fairly close to everything we wanted to visit while there. Definitely will come here again!

By on Jun 7, 2017

4

well located, just minutes from highway access.

BusinessTravelers

My experience was very pleasing. Staff were unfailingly friendly and helpful. I appreciate having breakfast choices on site and there was a nice variety. The grounds were very well maintained. My room was immaculate and tastefully decorated. I had never stayed at a Howard Johnson's before. I will definitely stay at this particular location should the need arise and won't hesitate to visit others based on my experience here. Thank you!

By on Dec 8, 2016

5
Everyone

PERFECT GETAWAY! WE WILL COME BACK NEXT TIME! VERY CLEAN ROOM, NICE STAFF, GOOD BREAKFAST!

By on Oct 10, 2016

5

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Couples

NIce large room, very quiet, close to the stadium.

By on May 19, 2015

4

friendly and helpful staff

Singles

Good experience, the staff was very friendly and helpful. Gave great recomendations on places to eat and things to do. Clean room and very near CSUMB where my son goes to college. Would definately stay again. The only down side were the pillows. Very hard and uncomfortable.

By on Nov 10, 2014

5

exceeded my expectation

Couples

Before stay in this hotel, I've stayed in other in Yosemite with 3 times more expensive, I think this hotel better than 2 stars. Good hospitality, all facilities and functional - complete room! I recommend it.

By on Sep 27, 2014

2

nice staff

Singles

My room ended on the 1st floor near the ice machine, which was not as quiet as I prefer. The TV also was not working properly. The free breakfast was more than adequate. The Manager had warned me about the TV at check-in and said the service people were scheduled to fix it. She was very nice and looked into giving me a discount for the stay.

By on Jul 13, 2014

4

great value

Couples

This is the second time my husband and I have stayed here and it is a little ways from Monterey and Carmel but for what you pay for its worth it. Rooms are cheap but extremely clean. The Hotel manager is a very nice lady.

By on Jun 11, 2014

1

valentine's day weekend

Couples

all around dissatisfaction... first of all the hotel is connected to a gas station and the Lobby is also the store... we were issued a room which was not yet even cleaned!!! The housekeeping was rude to us told us she would clean it in 30mins! I was not about to wait around in the parking lot for this room so we asked the manager for a different one. The room was ok not what we had expected.. there was hair in the bathtub and a towel that looked dirty :/ ....

By on Feb 17, 2014