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Monterey Fairgrounds Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The grounds were fine but when we arrived our room door was lying open, the room seemed OK until further exploration. Dirty stained towels Blocked toilet Cigarette burns in bedding Shower wouldn't work WiFi did not work I know it was literally just a place to rest for the night but this was definitely not worth the money. Avoid like the plague

Place feels unsafe and unclean and ridiculous for the price. When we arrived the door to our room was wide open. The site is covered in garbage too. Book somewhere else if possible! Toilet was blocked - towels were stained!

The room was decent. The flooring looked bed but was uneven and coming apart in spots. The bathroom looked recently redone with nice toile in the shower and floor. The room was clean and the bed was ok, I've slept on worse and better. Housekeeping was good. Always had enough towels, soaps, etc. Across the street from gates 5 and 6 to the fairgrounds. Could walk there. Located a short drive from dining, fast food, grocery and banking as well as the airport. It was pretty quiet on our stay there. Looked like rooms were occupied every other unit so as to help keep noise down. Breakfast was offered but it looked minimal even sparse. The wifi was very slow so we didn't use it. There is construction going on but it wasn't too noisy and none during the night.

We booked the inn with the price of at least 3 stars hotel due to the peak season. When we arrived we were so shock to see the condition of the room. It's run down and it looks more like an old hut rather than a room! Shabby and all the facilities were not working well too. I'm not a very picky person but this is too much for me. I didnt even feel comfortable to put my body on the bed, afraid if it's not clean. Hairs in bathroom and trash on the kitchen. Not recommended at all.

This motel is barely a step above camping. Only one outlet worked in the entire room, everything in the bathroom was stripped from the walls, and there was no hot water available until the last day of our stay. One of the missing things from the bathroom wall was a hair dryer. After my cold shower, I asked the front desk if they had an extra hair dryer and the person behind the desk said they would be able to locate one in a few…hours. It is without a doubt the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.

This place is seriously a joke. The price for this room should be 29.99 at most. Jacuzzi was broke, telephone didn't work in the room. Dirty carpet, saggy bed, dirty bathroom had soap from others on the shower even. All around a craphole. Don't stay here

I don't know where the other reviewers normally stay, but for the price, this is on par with what you would get anywhere. The room was clean. The interior was dated and the bed was not the best, however, definitely sleepable. The water pressure was okay and I really had no issues. As long as you don't expect luxury then you won't be disappointed. The wifi is terrible, but then again, cell phone service is terrible out here too.

This motel offers little more than a bed and shower. The room looks cheap and stale. The bed and sheets are old, but clean. The breakfast offered is dry flakes, coffee and juice. I will not stay here again, there are better with similar price in the area.

All the other reviews you've read are true. This place is awful. Dirty (as in large empty bottle on the floor in plain sight, no cups even though there is a coffee maker, graffiti on bathroom wall, tiles missing in the bathroom). I covered up head to toe to sleep and put a sweater over the pillow to keep from having to put my head on the pillow itself. Purchased hotel via Hotwire. Shame on them. Oh, and "breakfast" has one table that seats 4 in a little tiny room that is also where you check in/out. Paid over $100. Never again. And never again will I use Hotwire.

we had booked this motel in april 2016. it was not the chaepest in monterey , but the pictures were nice, and some comments of former guest were also good, but not fore us. Terrible, you can see it on the photo's i had shot. curtains were broken. and a lot of other things were in terrible conditions. never , never will we come here again .

2042 Fremont St Monterey CA

Hotel highlights

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

Located in North Fremont Street within 2 miles (3 km) of Dennis the Menace Park, Monterey Fairgrounds Inn is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Fisherman's Wharf. This 47-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Monterey and also close to Monterey Bay Aquarium and Maritime Museum.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Monterey Fairgrounds Inn's 47 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include hair dryers, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Monterey Fairgrounds Inn enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool, and express check-out. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Friendly staff can provide a safe deposit box at the front desk, and also offer advice about sightseeing. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

28% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 137 reviews