Comfort Inn Monterey Peninsula Airport
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... ocean's coast, Santa Cruz reminded me of a stereotypical Californian beach town. It even came equipped with teenage Mexican gangsters with knee high tube socks and poorly grown moustaches that stood guarding the doorways of the local arcades. The beach boulevard was lined with restaurants, souvenir and surf shops which faced a long stretch of sandy beach front with kayaks, people and surf ...
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There were two toilets too however they were both occupied by other tour members on the two occasions I decided to “visit”. Lucky for me because when the Aussie couple re-boarded the van, she said to Mike “You could have warned us it was a squat and drop” toilet.
Then 15 minutes later we stopped for breakfast at “Whale City Bakery Bar and ...
... sweat doing the Pfeiffer Falls trail followed by the Valley view trail. Here we got to see a few of the big trees that we now love so much.
We debated doing the Carmel 17 mile drive but after a day of winding roads and lacking some much needed food, we just did a quick stroll around Carmel, showered up in our Monterey hotel and headed to our favorite spot for dinner in these parts. Hula's on Lighthouse ave did not disappoint, and as ...
... it in another color, too! Lunch in Santa Clara and home. While gone, Dick worked, and then, headed to the Bayonet golf course which now has become one of his favorite places to golf on the peninsula. In fact, you’ll see a Bayonet/Blackhorse hat on his head when we get home…at the golf course, not literally on his head when we get home!
Thursday, Lily and Dick golfed early at the PG Golf Course. They golfed on ...
... head to one which is giving out free samples of clam chowder (very nice!). They are able to accommodate us all, so Lavinia and I order a nice seafood dinner for a treat, as we watch the sun set over the bay from our window seat. The kids also have a good meal, and I *think* I'm getting the hang of tipping the wait staff now.
It's dark by the time we leave, but there is a lolly shop just next to us (with massive ...
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Nice place for low budget
We stayed at this hotel on our weekend trip to Monterey. It's not walking distance from Cannery Row or the aquarium, but the 5 minute drive is not a bad one at all. Overall, the hotel was very clean and the staff was extemely friendly and helpful. The rooms were huge as everyone says (great for families with kids). Only oddity- TV was very low on the ground next to the fireplace. Would I stay again? Yes.
A big thumbs up!!
We chose The Way Station Inn as our overnight stay on our trip up the coast to San Francisco. It was like a breath of fresh air to stay in such a nice setting. Not only were the rooms huge and clean and comfortable, and the staff very friendly, but the location was so restful. There were lots of trees and flowers, excellent parking and it had a quiet residential feel. If I had to complain about anything it would be that there were no screens on the big bay window. We would have enjoyed leaving the window open. If we ever stay in Monterey again, I would definitely choose the Way Station Inn.
Lots of Room!
The motel was rated as a 2-star but we were pleasantly surprised with what we found. The main room was approximately 20'x20' with a sink vanity and a separate sink in the rest room portion. We had a refrigerator, microwave, and a covered balcony outside of our sliding glass doors. The rooms were clean and though we were near an airport, noise was not a problem. The continential breakfast was pretty modest but all-in-all we were very pleased in what we got for the price.
HUGE rooms, great location!
We stayed here as part of our month-long West-coast tour and rate this hotel well. It was located close to the quietest airport in the world(!!) and even though it was next to a busy road, it was so well secluded by trees that it was very peaceful. The room was HUGE - our small daughter loved the floor space to run around in and the private balcony was good to have. The beds were comfy and all our needs were met (micro, fridge, TV etc). The bathroom was OK, though not great - the only real downfall. The front-desk staff were very pleasant and the quaint breakfast room (only two small breakfast tables!) was sufficiently stocked. There is a restuarant located within the grounds, but we considered it too expensive for our needs and took the 10-minute drive into Monterey to eat. In all, this country-style Inn stood apart from run-of-the-mill motels; it served our needs and was ideally located for a peaceful stay within easy reach of facilities. We're fussy travellers (well, I am anyway!) but we'd stay here again, so that's a pretty good recommendation!
I stayed at this property last week and what a pleasant surprise for the price...
The rooms were spacious and spotless, having a microwave, fridge and a complimentary continental breakfast...and only 10min away fron downtown Monterey...
The front desk staff were very friendly and I would certainly stay here again...
I am in the travel business and I would certainly recomend this property to my clients...
Disappointment in Monterey
Nice setting, but a disappointment from there.
Room key didn't work. Desk clerk brought another one. An apology was given, but no other compensation for the delayed-service (the clerk arrived 12 minutes after the initial request for another key was made) and inconvenience to the guest was offered.
Slow flowing vanity sink drain; chrome stopper inoperable.
On first entry to the room (Number 206) saw dirty plastic drinking glass on dresser top.
No shower doorknob on the tub side. It was nearly impossible to open the glass shower door --- with dripping-wet fingers --- from inside the enclosed tub.
Laundry line in the bathroom was broken; above the tub, ceiling paint was peeling.
There was hair (not the reviewer's!) on bath towels.
The room heater was very noisy.
The bed pillows were thin foam.
TV channel display didn't match what was being broadcast.
There was no "Do Not Disturb" sign.
There was sufficient hot water at 5:50 a.m., but there was only warm water at 7:10 a.m.
There were cold breakfast rolls, bagels, and icy-cold pats of butter for the continental breakfast, which was served in the inn's lobby.
Dispenser-type paper napkins and plates were available, as was a thermos of coffee and one type of tea, packaged in paper.
Skip the "Way Station Inn & Suites" in Monterey, California.
At the inn, the customer gets what is paid for. The low rate is not worth the poor, unsatisfactory accommodation, cleaning standards, service, and food.
The website does not exaggerate!
Easily, the most spacious rooms for the price. The area was quiet; the manager, accommodating. Will definitely stay here again!
An Inn In the Woods
I am a lover of Monterey Peninsula and return to this piece of heaven year after year for rest and rejuvenation. I have stayed in few places, but must say that this is the best value I have enjoyed.
You simply walk out of the airport, cross the road and there you are, at your Inn which is nestled among tall Monterey pines. The rooms, as other reviewers have noted, are larger than average and clean. The carpet in mine (306) was carefully vacuumed but badly stained. I was told that the property was just recently purchased and the new owners, for tax reasons, were going to put in new carpets in 2006. Let's hope so.
Also, as others have observed, airport noise is minimal. The last planes land before 10 pm, but there are a few whooshes early in the morning. I had a bit of noise from upstairs, so you may want to consider a second-floor room.
A refreshing aspect of the property is that it is not along a motel row. Its neighbors are businesses in a beautiful park setting. There is a gym within walking distance on Garden Road; you may want to check to see if they have daily rates.
For a wonderful hike, take Josselyn Canyon from Olmsted Road, where the Inn is, into town, but only during daylight and in good weather.
You can return on a bus that leaves Monterey Transit Plaza downtown for the airport at 3:15, 4:15 and 5:15 pm. There is also limited bus service into town in the morning.
There is a Safeway across from the Transit Plaza, should you want to buy groceries and fix something in your room where you have a refrigerator and microwave. The Whole Foods Market at the Del Monte Shopping Center, also within a short bus ride, has a variety of excellent cold and hot dishes to go. My favorite place, however, is a little French cafe next to the post office on Webster. It is open for breakfast and lunch with wonderful pastries, sandwiches, real homemade soup and a selection of quiches.
(Public Transportation Advisory: the system has really improved. If you want to get around on the bus, get a schedule booklet for all the lines and purchase a day pass for $4.50. The hours I have indicated are for weekdays only.)
While in Monterey, I observed that Days Inn on Munras was putting in new furniture.
Well, enjoy and perhaps I'll see you in Monterey.
No major problems
This motel complex looks quite attractive from the outside. There is very little noise from the nearby airport. The rooms are a generous size and quiet inside. They have a balcony but ours faced the street and it was too noisy to sit outside. Breakfast is small but adequate. Staff are friendly enough. The sheets on our bed had a few small holes and the one of the faucets dripped at night.
We stayed at this property for one night. The room was huge with a gas fireplace, microwave, an in room coffee maker and refrigerator. The bathroom had a tub with a separate shower and was also huge. There were only two of us but the room had a pull out sofa and could have accomodated a rollaway as well. The room was quiet and very clean and we would definately stay there again. It is right by the Monterey Airport yet we heard very little noise. There were no elevators as it is only two stories so be prepared to carry your luggage upstairs. The breakfast is continental and standard but adequate. This would be a great value for business, family and leisure travelers. Be aware however that you must drive to all tourist locations.