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El Castell Motel

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#24 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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La Crescenta, California
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The beds and pillows were great. Have not slept that well in a motel in years. The location was within ten minutes of most of the Monterey's highlights. The only problem we experienced was that the breakfast area was a little small for the number of people. Get to breakfast by 8:30.

Redding, California
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Breakfast was adequate, all carbs. Not enough seating during breakfast or parking. Pool was warm, but dirty, room was basic, but clean. I expected more for $200/night, not enough space in the breakfast nook or parking available for the amount of guests.

Thank sarnold11
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We had an existing reservation and checked into the hotel about 7:30 or 8pm. I was immediately hesitant when I was informed our room would be the one alongside the (fairly busy) street. Without a window against the street, I assumed any noise would be minimal. Unfortunately, I failed to notice that there was a dance club right next door...

1Thank Pamala B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2016

The room was great for our family of 5 - spacious and comfortable. However, the breakfast room was far too small for the size of motel. You need a car to get into Monterey - it's too far to walk. The laundry was useful and good value

Thank Diane R
Schelle, Belgium
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The El Castell is located just minutes from Monterey centre by car. It's a clean motel with an indoor heated pool. You might be inconvenienced by the nearby airport but we didn't hear them at night. The rooms are small but convenient and clean. The beds deserve a special mention: fluffy, soft and inviting. Breakfast is continental with a make-your-own-waffle...

Thank Gerry D
Concord, California
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This was exactly what we wanted.. Everyone was very accommodating. When we asked for an extra towel we received it. The breakfast was fine. Room was clean. Beds were comfortable. The three of us had a wonderful experience.

1Thank 240mtapia
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Just a quick over night in order to get a really good night rest. Worked perfectly. A.J. at the front desk (seemingly running the whole place) is WAY over worked but does a great job and was pleasant.

Thank Michael James S
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We really enjoyed our stay. The motel was very clean the grounds were clean with beautiful flowers and shrubbery. The bed was very comfortable, access to coin laundry fridge and microwave. I liked that the motel was all one level. Beautiful blue doors and plantation shutters in the windows. Breakfast was standard continental. Minutes from the fishermans wharf and cannery...

Reviewed 22 July 2016

Better than I expected, comfortable beds, clean(ish) rooms, bathrooms vents need some serious attention. Get to breakfast early its all gone by 8am even though it supposed to be up till 930am. Plenty of parking close to rooms. Good Wifi connection Still needs some upgrades(cleaning)to rooms but good for what we paid -3 queens with extra suite room $209night mid...

Thank Starwarscook
Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We were doing just sleepovers up the Coast to show a friend from Germany an overview so this hotel was perfect stop before SFO. Good location, Denny's across the street for emergencies. The Italian on the corner closed at 9:00 :(. Very, very CLEAN which is for me paramount. You can see "Family" owned eve the flowers looked like grandma...

Thank NoCamper

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our hotel is conveniently located minutes from all the major attractions of Monterey such as the Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, 17 mile drive, Cannery Row and Carmel. We have several room types that range from 1 Queen/King bed to 1 bedroom suites with 3 beds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Castell Motel

Address: 2102 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5294
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: RM317 - RM3,218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Castell Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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El Castell Hotel Monterey
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#6 Green Hotel in Monterey
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“The rooms in the back building were larger. Avoid the side of the property near the dance club (to the east I believe)”
Lovetobehomeagain, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The amenities in the bathroom :)”
maruberru2906, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If staying on a weekend request a room away from the nightclub”
rosoygirl1, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Second floor in the back are best.”
germinator, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“No complaints”
justinehax, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
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