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This hotel is historic so the rooms are very small. However there’s a lot of character and it’s very close to everything

We stayed at The Monterey Hotel for one night and appreciated it’s convenient location to the water, restaurants and shops. The room was clean and comfortable and had a microwave, coffee maker, and a refrigerator. And coffee, apples and power bars were available in the lobby. Overall we were quite pleased.

We loved the historic beauty of this property. We loved walking out either door and immediately seeing dining options. The coffee shop downstairs, Plumes, has so many delicious offerings. Our room was quiet, clean, and had a nice window that opened to let in the fresh cool air. The bed was deluxe: very comfortable with fresh crisp linens. Bathroom was great, appreciated the hair dryer. Though our stay was short, we thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at the Monterey Hotel and will book again!

Our second floor room was good but for the semis idling outside our closed window at 3-5am. The Monterey Hotel should replace their pillows. They were hard as cinder blocks. Otherwise, great!

I like the look of the property but didn’t like how rude the front desk lady was . I said I wanted to stay another night and she was acting like I wasn’t going to pay or something she checked my Orbitz account and because my number changed she freaked out on me . I’m a platinum member so I shouldn’t of had that problem. I simply told her let me go to my room to get my phone and I’ll rebook now . Which I did when she finally reactivated my key to the room . Would of been nice if she was more professional.

Should be at most a 2-star property. Dirty common areas and rooms. You have to drag your luggage up stairs to reach the lobby (no elevator). Pillows so uncomfortable it was impossible to sleep. Thin walls — could hear snoring from the next room as loud as if it was in the same room. A complete rip-off. Never again!

The historic part of this Hotel was amazing

I enjoyed being close to so much and the helpful staff.

Liked the unique of the hotel but that’s about it. We didn’t like the beds they were hard & our room was by the steps. We could hear people back and forth (loud steps) The room smells old also the tv was so small. Very old looking hotel.

Beautiful historic property in the heart of downtown. Convenient to walk to shops, restaurants, beach, etc. Parking is off-site, but a short walk.

Pros: close up everything Cons: no fridge no microwave no iron and coffee maker broken not even a “do not disturb” tag for our double bed room:((((

It’s in a great location in Monterey - everything is in walking distance. The hotel and room were beautiful and clean.

We had a pleasant stay. Walking distance to many restaurants. Hard to judge service due to COVID restrictions.

The property cancelled my reservation with zero notice. Terrible experience. Would never go back.

Calle Principal Monterey CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Fitness center
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Downtown Monterey, The Monterey Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay. The 69 rooms at this 3-star hotel include coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, and pillowtop beds.


Rooms

Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers and free local calls. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

At The Monterey Hotel, guests have access to a gym, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours/tickets and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and a hair salon.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Fireplace

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Monterey Hotel

Everyone (17) Couples (10) Family (16)
4
Partner Couples

This hotel is historic so the rooms are very small. However there’s a lot of character and it’s very close to everything

By on Nov 7, 2022

Review comment responded on Nov 7, 2022

Hi Keith, We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our downtown location! It's perfect for guests like yourself who are looking to explore all that Monterey has to offer. We recommend booking in our Deluxe Wing, for larger renovated rooms. We hope to welcome you again!

5
Everyone

We stayed at The Monterey Hotel for one night and appreciated it’s convenient location to the water, restaurants and shops. The room was clean and comfortable and had a microwave, coffee maker, and a refrigerator. And coffee, apples and power bars were available in the lobby. Overall we were quite pleased.

By on Oct 1, 2022

Review comment responded on Oct 3, 2022

Hi Lisa, it's great to hear that you had an enjoyable visit and valued the proximity to local attractions and room accommodations. We hope to welcome you again!

5
Family

We loved the historic beauty of this property. We loved walking out either door and immediately seeing dining options. The coffee shop downstairs, Plumes, has so many delicious offerings. Our room was quiet, clean, and had a nice window that opened to let in the fresh cool air. The bed was deluxe: very comfortable with fresh crisp linens. Bathroom was great, appreciated the hair dryer. Though our stay was short, we thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at the Monterey Hotel and will book again!

By on Sep 10, 2022

Review comment responded on Sep 12, 2022

Hi Victoria, We're so happy to hear that you had an excellent stay! Our location is perfect for guests who'd like to explore all that Monterey has to offer. It's also great to hear that you enjoyed deluxe accommodations and we look forward to welcoming you again.

4
Family

Our second floor room was good but for the semis idling outside our closed window at 3-5am. The Monterey Hotel should replace their pillows. They were hard as cinder blocks. Otherwise, great!

By on Apr 14, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 25, 2022

Hi Glenn, We're glad that you enjoyed your room and we apologize for the noise outside of your room. We highly value your feedback and we will consider your comment about the pillows when replacing room items. Thank you for choosing to stay at our hotel!

4
Partner Couples

I like the look of the property but didn’t like how rude the front desk lady was . I said I wanted to stay another night and she was acting like I wasn’t going to pay or something she checked my Orbitz account and because my number changed she freaked out on me . I’m a platinum member so I shouldn’t of had that problem. I simply told her let me go to my room to get my phone and I’ll rebook now . Which I did when she finally reactivated my key to the room . Would of been nice if she was more professional.

By on Feb 20, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 22, 2022

Hi Serina, Thank you for taking the time tell us about your experience. Customer service is a top priority for us and I have shared your comments with our front desk manager. We hope you choose to give us another chance!

1
Partner Couples

Should be at most a 2-star property. Dirty common areas and rooms. You have to drag your luggage up stairs to reach the lobby (no elevator). Pillows so uncomfortable it was impossible to sleep. Thin walls — could hear snoring from the next room as loud as if it was in the same room. A complete rip-off. Never again!

By on Feb 8, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 9, 2022

Hi Lisa, We are sorry to hear about your recent stay. We want all guests to feel at home during their stay and we understand your frustrations. I have shared your comments with the appropriate teams and we highly value your feedback.

5
Family Friends

The historic part of this Hotel was amazing

By on Jan 10, 2022

Review comment responded on Jan 17, 2022

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the historic wing of our hotel, Sari!

5
Everyone

I enjoyed being close to so much and the helpful staff.

By , from Heber Springs on Sep 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Sep 20, 2021

Hi Tony, It's great to hear that you enjoyed the proximity to local attractions and found staff helpful!

5
Everyone

By on Aug 16, 2021

2
Family with small children

Liked the unique of the hotel but that’s about it. We didn’t like the beds they were hard & our room was by the steps. We could hear people back and forth (loud steps) The room smells old also the tv was so small. Very old looking hotel.

By on Aug 7, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 9, 2021

Hi there, we're so sorry to hear that you did not have a comfortable nights stay. We want all of our guests to feel at home during their stay and are sorry to hear about the issues you experienced with the bed, noise level, and the TV in your room.

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