Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Marina
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... 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 ...
... 126 million in debt. He soon recovered and started buying things again. He died in 1955 at the age of 88.
After the official tour, we were free to roam around the grounds. The view from up there was spectacular and you can see why he built at the top of the hill. The gardens were beautiful and were designed to make he ranch self sufficient. They grew fruit and vegetables and raised beef and poultry. It is still a working family ranch today. His ...
... Mark the pilot, and then Mark took me and Eunice to Palo Alto airport. We decided on Monterey for dinner, and Eunice took the co pilot seat. After doing lots of checks and safety lessons, we set off. The flight there took about 20 minutes and we saw the most AMAZING sunset on the way over! We had fresh seafood dinner at a pier restaurant, and then flew back to Palo Alto. I was co pilot on the ...
... The'; very proud he managed a proper word!
Linguine bolognese for dinner, Taya eats more than her brother! Followed up with banana yoghurt. Messy face, she is never fond of having her face wiped afterwards. She is ready for some Grandma Lizzie pampering - warm cloth and a dry one afterwards. Swift bedtimes for the little people and a nice roaring fire by the van to enjoy a few beers tonight whilst we plan our day ...
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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!