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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... the navigation system in our spiffy Volvo, we eventually found it. I must say our venture through Highway 152 had some wonderful views. By the time we actually made it to Highway 1 it was well past dark. We bunked down in Marina, CA.
We found a little Italian restaurant called Dishes Bistro and Grill. Yummy. After eating we bunked down for the night and called it a ...
... explanation, it all made sense!
Fred was working on the computer, so Carol took Lilly to Aikido and then we picked up Fred and all went back to Carmel - another fun day.
Friday, May 1: Today we picked up our car - all fixed! Good to have it back. Carol made Lilly's Pirate costume scarf and belt so she will be all set for next week. That afternoon, Carol ...
... OMG... We were absolutely bloody exhausted... We needed that bus so we could rest our poor little legs.. And our extremely sore backsides. We got on board and fell into a heap. We then travelled the distance back to our hotel, we were done. The experience of Yosemite National Park was one we will cherish forever. We loved every moment we spent in this amazing area, we have promised that we will go back and stay in this majestic ...
... sun fish.
The tentacle exhibition was great with nautilus, squid and octopus. The deep sea cock eyed red squid was amazing to see.
The jellies exhibition was surreal with the lit up tanks in the dark rooms.
Took a short walk along Lovers Point. A pleasant beach outlook. We saw a few Sea Otters diving close to the shore.
Stayed the night at Marina - on the sand dunes.
... shoe! When we hit the beach for the first time on Saturday, everyone switched from tennis shoes to sandals. Tuesday morning after our beach time, I told the kids to grab their tennis shoes because they need them for hiking around San Francisco on Wednesday. Hunter only has 1 shoe! Somehow, he has managed to lose a shoe out of the van. As a result, Hunter had to purchase himself new shoes ...