Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Marina
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New, clean, good value
New, clean, modern, good sized rooms. Good value for < $100.
The only downsides are the soundproofing, which seems to be absent, and Marina itself which seems to be a half-abandoned military facility. Fortunately Monterey is only moments away...
We were recommended a restaurant ("Dishes"?) by the front desk which was pretty poor - cold soup, plastic-cloth-covered tables in a barn. You might do better looking for restaurants in Monterey than Marina.
$$$ for your money
After seeing $$$ prices for Monterey Hotels, I decided to stay here. I was worried about the drive to Monterey but it's less than 10 minutes away and you cannot beat the price. Walls may have been thin but isn't that usually the case. The hotel was very clean, room spacious, and staff helpful. Would stay here again.
Very disappointed in our stay in Marina. The room was nothing like the picture on the web sight. But was clean. The walls very thin could here everything going on. Air conditioning unit ran all night long. For $179 per night was very disappointed in this property.
Nice, newer hotel. But needs better soundproofing.
I found this hotel through the CVB and got a pretty good rate with them.
The hotel is conveniently located just off Hwy 1. The traffic noise is mainly from local traffic. The construction on this hotel is new and lacks soundproofing in the walls. Be warned...do not accept rooms on the lower (basement) floor. You will likely get all of the noise from the lobby and breakfast area starting at 5am.
The staff and manager were very friendly. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the spa is very nicely done too.
Also, there is no pool. I liked the breakfast, it is one of the best I have had at hotels. The fruit at the front desk is very fresh and a great snack for your travels in Monterey.
We had an enjoyable 2 night stay at this very new, very clean and large room hotel. What a find as it is only 10 minutes from the Monterey Fisherman's Wharf at half the cost of a Monterey hotel! The hotel staff were very friendly, the continental breakfast room was lovely and spacious and the laundry room was right next to the lobby. We would highly recommend this hotel!
I had an excellent stay at the hotel on 29 January 2004. It is almost new, clean, nicely appointed, and had free internet access. Staff was particularly helpful with directions, maps and restaurant recommendations. I also had problems accessing the internet initially.
They promptly diagosed the problem and let me borrow a connection cable that worked. I would stay here again without question.
Loved the Holiday Inn Express
What a wonderful hotel! Our guestroom was brand new and beautiful. Our stay included free coffee, high speed internet iconnection, hairdryer, iron, and a wonderful breakfast. The staff was so friendly and helpful.
I am a Government employee and stay here just about every week. It's probably one of the best Holiday Inn Express I have stayed in and the rooms new, clean and have free high speed connectivity.
Service was horrible
This hotel was horrible! When I had arrived, I was given a room that was already used. Then when I requested another room, they told me that they were all booked and they didn't have one. There was no extra effort taken by the hotel to accomodate me. Then after some more prodding, the receptionist realized that there was another room available for me to use. Plus I had reserved a suite. The suite turned out to be a guestroom with a couch. The only thing good at this hotel was the express breakfast. Other than that, this place is not worth your money or your time. I will never stay there again!
Great new hotel
This is a new hotel with realy nice furnishings and landscaping. Yes, it a few min. from downtown Monterey and Carmel but it feels so nice being away from the traffic.
the sate beach is within walking distance and a good jogging path circles the lake just accross the street.
My rating is that this is a good bet for when the downtown hotels are crowded or priced too high.
Good staff, clean rooms with tripple sheeted beds!
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... memorabilia and history of Steinbeck and his work. I'm adding some of his books to my to-read list after our visit. What an interesting and talented man he was. We also drove through Monterey and checked out Fisherman's Wharf and the Cannery, both settings in Steinbeck's writing. The sunshine greeted us the next morning, and we were off on a drive along scenic Route 1 to Big Sur. Motoring down the highway we discovered panoramic scenery--rocky ...
... roads. First stop up the coast was the Elephant Seal Rookery. So many seals on the beach. Very popular stop. Stopped for a quick hike to Mcway Falls, a waterfall that flows straight out onto the beach. Stopped at Nepenthe for lunch, big wait for the restaurant so opted for the cafe. Amazing views while you eat. Saw Bixby Bridge which you see in a lot of advertising and many more pretty scenery stops. Beautiful weather. Staying ...
... Pot experience. We had lots of things to try, and the meat was cooked right on our table on a grill. I had the salmon, and it was probably the best salmon that I have ever had, and Evie had galbi (a type of steak). The service was absolutely amazing; we were checked on by at least 5 different people, but it wasn’t intrusive at all.
We originally planned to go to a German restaurant named Stammtisch for dinner, but we were running late, ...
... in the water. Clouds had covered us by then, so the turquoise colors were not as noticeable but the view was still gorgeous.
Andrew Molera was very close to our campground, so we took another hike down to the beach which went past a campground and little to look at until we reached the beach. After a quick uphill climb, we found ourselves on a bench that overlooked another cove. Once again waves were rolling in, and this time we had a great view of ...
... decks over the ocean with telescopes and binoculars available and waves pounding underneath. Totally brilliant. Even the cafe was cool and made a half decent latte. We walked from Monterey and stopped there on the way back for dinner at an Italian place. Pretty good but I keep forgetting how big the US portions are. The lovely waitress packaged up my plate and suggested the kids give it to one of the homeless. I have say ...