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Pelican Inn Monterey

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel was perfect for 4 adults, a little cramped because of the size of the furniture, and the young man at the hotel desk was excellent. The beds were comfortable, room a good size, as was the bathroom. All was clean. We were only there for sleeping and in and out, and for this it was perfect, for longer stays I might look somewhere else. Parking... could have designated vehicles by size as my truck is not compact and that was all the spaces left. So it was frustrated seeing a smaller car not in a compact space given the tight accommodations for vehicles.

We found this place via Orbitz.The price seemed right. Getting there was quite easy. Close to Hwy 1. It is right near the Del Monte shopping Center with their stores and restaurants. 1 mile from the Wharf and 2 miles from Cannery Row and the Aquarium. Free wifi really came in handy. There is a little refrigerator, microwave and TV with a lot of channels, tho we didn't have time to watch. They have a bit of a continental breakfast, cereal, oatmeal, toast, pastries, yogurt, fruit and coffee. Also coffee in the rooms. We also scored discounted passes for the Aquarium from the motel, $40 each.

Check in and out was easy. The room had a fireplace but was too dark because the window looked out into a covered closet area. Breakfast was basically toast or cereal. Price was good.

Good value for the price! Continental breakfast a disappointment.

The issue that dragged this rating down was that there is no coffee in the room. To make matters worse, they done serve breakfast until 8am. Maybe they're hoping people will be gone before then. Asked for a coffee earlier and was told No.

Overall I was very pleased with the hotel. Considering the facilities age and price point, I realistically couldn't have asked for more. Location doesn't have a view, but that wasn't expected and the location was very convenient to the things my wife and I wanted to do in the area. Can't wait to visit again.

When I arrived I was early to the check in time but I was greeted right away and shown to our room. You could tell that the room had just been cleaned and you could smell it. It wasn't anything super fancy but I felt comfortable enough to sleep in it for the night. The location is great because its about 5 minutes to Del Monte Center and even closer to Chopstix! If I ever needed to stay somewhere for the night I would stay here again!

This is your typical low-budget but convenient stop. The amenities and rooms are what you expected of this price range. I would have been satisfied with the experience if not for the rudeness and attitude of the woman at the check in counter. Instead of sending help when told that the toilet is plugged, she merely told us that there is a plunger on site -- without even bothering to show us where the plunger is stored. This business seems to be a one woman show, so there is no one else to take the compliant.

1182 Cass St Monterey CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Fisherman's Wharf and Maritime Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Munras Avenue, Pelican Inn Monterey is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Fisherman's Wharf and Maritime Museum. This 19-room motel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. Located in central Monterey, the motel is also near Monterey Bay Aquarium and Dennis the Menace Park.


Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Pelican Inn Monterey's 19 rooms are air-conditioned and provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests staying at Pelican Inn Monterey enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and a garden. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, and offer advice about sights and eateries nearby. This motel also has a picnic area.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 4