Embassy Suites Hotel Monterey Bay-Seaside

Address: 1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside, California, 93955, United States | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located on 1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside, is near Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail, Monterey Bay Recreation Trail, and Marine Museum of Monterey.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsEmbassy Suites Hotel Monterey Bay-Seaside

      Reviewed by barrowtours2014

      Comfortable and Convenient

      Reviewed Aug 8, 2014
      by (4 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

      We all liked this hotel and made good use of its facilities - the pool, gym, extensive complementary breakfast and free evening drinks. We made friends with the bar staff and were very well looked after. If we were being picky or were in town longer, being set back from the beach amongst the highways and slightly far from Monterey was not so good but for us, didn't detract from our stay

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

      Historical Traveler Reviews Embassy Suites Hotel Monterey Bay-Seaside

      Family friendly and good for lone travellers

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      This hotel is a good value for families, but as I was travelling without mine this time I found it to be an excellent choice for the lone woman traveller as well.

      Security is good, the room size is equivalent to a small one bedroom. The concierges are exceptional at sorting out tours, but also at dealing with travel questions and dilemmas. The concierges were always available on the first ring of the phone and sat right in the lobby, front and center.

      The manager was very accomodating. She gave me a room at 8am, and still changed it for a higher floor with a view when I asked later in the day. The internet works, with fiddling. As an example of the excellent support you get there, at one point 2 engineers and a bellboy were all trying to make my Mac hook up, and succeeded.

      The weaknesses were the highway location, though this was ameliorated by the good sound proofing and the still present ocean view, and the food which was of spotty quality and usually super high fat.

      Next time I have a conference here, I'll bring my family.

      Good Hotel, Friendly Staff

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      Embassy Suites Seaside (CA) is the second hotel visited during a 2-week, 6-hotel trip. (See my review of Marriott Fishermans Wharf for the prior hotel visited.) We stayed in Seaside (next to Monterey) for one night in late June 2004 and found the hotel to be conveniently situated near the highway. Upon check-in I asked for and received a room overlooking the ocean; I was initially asked for an extra $20 for the upgraded view but the extra charge was waived upon request. The staff was extremely friendly, the property was clean and spacious. The indoor pool and the buffet breakfast were similar to those we've seen in other Embassy Suites. The concierge was helpful with aquarium and restaurant information. The game room adjacent to the atrium included 2 pool tables and provided a nice diversion after a long day of travel and sightseeing. On the down side, during happy hour in the atrium I was asked for $1 by a woman I had previously seen panhandling in a nearby shopping center parking lot. (Absent this uncomfortable situation, I would rate the hotel 4/5.) Our room was clean but had a dangerous-looking tangle of electrcal wires behind the bed. The outdoor sun deck overlooks a loud busy intersection. I would stay here again, but might also investigate other lodging opportunities in the area. Please contact me if you have any questions about this review. Next stop: The Cliffs in Pismo Beach, CA.

      Better than average Embassy

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      While on a west coast family vacation we stayed at this Embassy Suites. Keep in mind that this chain is one that we stay at a lot as we appreciate the value - full cooked to order breakfast, managers reception, etc. At any rate, I was favorably impressed with this hotel. Room was typical Embassy - comfortable and clean. Hotel was packed but they handled the crowd at breakfast quite well. Lastly, the managers reception is one of the few that I am aware of where there is no limit on drinks...not many left like that anymore. The staff at breakfast and at the reception worked hard; the bartenders were especially friendly. Only problem was the high price ($204 - included two adult admissions to the Monterey Aquarium) but that was the best I could do since it was the start of the summer travel season.

      Roomy and Attractive

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      The Embassy Suites Seaside is a very attractive hotel with a spacious, grand lobby area. When we arrived, we were unexpectedly upgraded to a king suite. The suite was roomy and comfortable. The cooked-to-order breakfast was included. The breakfast selections were unbelievable--not a typical free hotel breakfast! The restuarant food was delicious. The staff was friendly and helpful--lots of smiles! The concierge was eager and made great recommendations on what to do and where to eat. Many great restaurants and places to shop are within an easy driving distance. We had a great ocean view, too. I highly recommend this hotel.

      Nice stay, but breakfast was a mess

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      Stayed for one night during Spring Break in mid-April. The room was fine, and the free Internet was a surprise.

      Overall, we were satisfied with the hotel and the rate. However, breakfast was a mess. There was a very long line, and the food wasn't really that good in the end. Then there weren't enough tables. Perhaps Embassy Suites should just give up on "Made to Order" and go back to a straight buffet.

      We used the pool, it was quite nice.

      We were a little confused about the rooms -- we reserved two beds for 2 parents and 2 kids. But it was two twin beds, in the bedroom. Now I realize that we should have reserved a single king and put the kids on the sofabed in the living room.

      It was probably nice at one time!

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      We've stayed at the Embassy Suites numerous times and have always enjoyed the facilities. My wife and I were surprised and disappointed at the condition of this hotel. The 1rst problem is that we were placed next to where they were remodeling a portion of the building. If you like listening to a hammer pounding while on vacation, then this may be your dream spot. The 2nd problem was the breakfast, it was awful, the potatoes had freezer burns and the sausage and bacon were not much better. Most of the bread items were stale. The 3rd problem was the T.V's. The TV. in our room took multiple tries before it would stay on. In addition, the picture on the TV. in the atrium area was not stable, but jumpy. The 4th problem was the bar area, the service was bad! Our bartender saw us sit down and proceeded to ignore us, it was not until we went up to the bar, that we were acknowledged. The 5th problem was the dinner area, it looked like someone used a bottle to iron our tablecloth and unfortunately the desserts were also bad. The 6th problem was the swimming pool towels. They seemed to be of the variety that you purchase at Costco to wash your car. The 7th and probably the worst problem was the 2nd night that we came back to the hotel, we had a front desk clerk jump in front us and ask "Are you from the Holiday Inn Express"? My wife, who was shaken responded "No", without saying another word the person went back to the desk???? I realize that I am being critical, that is true, but I also realize that this was my vacation and am sure that if I had these problem others are probably experiencing the same thing.

      Nice Embassy Suites

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      We stayed at the Embassy Suites in Seaside Feb 20-23, 2004. As far as Embassy Suites go, this was a nice property. The front desk personnel were friendly and helpful. We had a room on the 4th floor facing the bay, which was quite nice. The morning breakfast was average. We ate in the restaurant one evening, and although the service was slow, the food was quite good. The pool and exercise area were nice. Because part of our stay included the weekend, the place was packed with children.

      These children tended to run around alot, playing on the elevators, which was annoying. I would definitely stay there again, although I would want to do so during the week rather than a weekend.

      Great family place

      from

      We were pleasantly surprised with how nice everything was here. We have 2 small children and felt very comfortable here. Beds were comfy.

      mostly it was kid friendly. The restaurant had a kids buffet for under 4$. And their new menu was delicious. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. I will definately stay here again.

      Beautiful monterey

      from

      Stayed at the Seaside Embassy for 4 nights in August very clean, great staff and full breakfast and drinks at night. Close to everything in Monterey

      Kid Friendly

      from

      We paid for two rooms with an bay view. The bay is two blocks away. One of the rooms, room 510, had a view of the Best Western Monterey Beach Hotel with the bay behind it. The Best Western Montrey Beach Hotel fit perfectly in the window's view. This was disappointing. Room 511 had a view; however, we didn't realize the beach was two blocks away when we made the reservations. The restaurant had an aquarium that we sat next to, and the kids loved it. It took forever to get our food. The children were not given any crayons or anything to color on during our long wait. They were bored. The food was good and inexpensive. The complimentary breakfast was wonderful. There were many different foods in which to choose. A koi pond with turtles ran through the middle of the hotel and the breakfast dinning area. The children were entertained by the aquatic animals while we got breakfast. In addition, there were girls working at tables next to the breakfast dinning area. This area was in view of parents who were eating. Children were allowed to paint, color and make beaded necklaces. This was wonderful. There was an arcade with several games and a couple of pool tables. The children enjoyed this too. We never saw the indoor pool. The kids loved riding in one of the four glass elevators. We were disappointed that we were not on the beach; however, the hotel was kid friendly.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Embassy Suites Hotel Monterey Bay-Seaside

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
       

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