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Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG hotel

443 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1424
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#12 of 58 hotels in Monterey
Steps to the Pacific Ocean and historic Cannery Row - some rooms with ocean view! Luxurious boutique-style hotel completely remodeled summer of 2010.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
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Sloch9323 wrote a review 15 Sep
6 contributions
We had such an amazing stay at this Holiday inn, everyone was so personable and helpful throughout our stay. The hotel and rooms were well cleaned. So definitely will stay again and 100 % recommend. Prepare to have to walk stairs to get to room
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Plan to walk stairs to get to rooms warning if you have heavy luggage and bad knees or back
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Abby D wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
This was my first time time in Monterey and I wanted to make sure my bf and I were close to the action without being smack dab in the middle of it. This was perfect. The parking is a huge plus! Also the hot breakfast was much appreciated. A ton of different choices. My personal fave was the robotic pancake machine. That thing was awesome! LOL We walked everywhere. This is centrally located so you’ve got a ton of options/activities all around. I read some reviews complaining about noise. We stayed during a busy weekend and I barely heard anything. The most I heard was chirping from the birds in the morning. Tip: I called ahead and asked for a room that was away from street noise. Ben at the front desk was very helpful and so great. Also, we were maybe 1.5-2 hours early for check-in but Sanjay checked us in no problem. That was great because I was expecting to wait a bit to get in our room. The room felt a bit small compared to a lot of places I’ve stayed in but the A/C was a major plus. In doing my research on places to stay, I guess A/C isn’t a normal thing for a lot of Monterey area hotels/motels so I’m very glad I chose HI. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone visiting. Thanks, HI!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cjds wrote a review Aug 2021
Branson, Missouri419 contributions139 helpful votes
I would call this a quaint Inn as it appeared to at one time be a private hotel...not at all like staying at other HIExpresses..rooms are spacious and clean, some had been redone; bedding and towels nice...not plush as one might expect from the price, but certainly comfortable. In the center of the hotel there are bi-level open decks with lounge chairs and nice flowers around in various seating areas....so on nice days it would be fun to sit outside and enjoy visiting, sharing a beveage, etc. Two big pluses...after being in San Franciso, the free parking was a blessing and the breakfast was wonderful...eggs, bacon, all kinds of cereals, fruit, the great HI warm cinnamon rolls, and more. The configuration of rooms does mean there can be various types of steps to get to rooms, so we were fortunate to have a son there to assist to carrying suitcases up to the room. Location is perfect for walking Cannery Row and to the Aquarium. The staff were friendly and accommodating, even let us leave the van in the garage while we took in the Aquarium although we were checking out that day.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Mike W wrote a review Aug 2021
6 contributions4 helpful votes
Nice older hotel with renovated rooms.Breakfast was great and staff was friendly. Free parking was a nice touch as many hotels in California charge for parking.Close to the aquarium and all major sites are within walking distance
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Date of stay: June 2021
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DTtravelor wrote a review Jun 2021
Needles, California23 contributions9 helpful votes
The room was very nice and it was a nice location. However, although they have an elevator, you will most likely not avoid going up and down steps even on the first floor. Once you get off the elevator from the parking garage, there are only 2 or 3 rooms on that level - the majority of the rooms are down a set of 8 steps. Then if your room is across the courtyard (the floors are built around a courtyard on the lower level), you will have to drag your luggage up another set of 8 steps to get there. They were nice enough to move me to another room, but I still had to take my luggage down 8 steps to get there and I'm no spring chicken. While the location was really great, I would not stay there again. I'd find a real hotel with a real elevator that takes you to more than 2 or 3 rooms LOL.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Only if you are ok taking luggage up and down stairs - or try and call first to see if you can...
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Response from IHG Service, Other at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG hotel
Responded 19 Jun 2021
Hi DTtravelor, Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We want our guests to feel at ease when they stay with us. I am sorry for the issue with the elevator and for any inconvenience this caused you. IHG sincerely cares about your experience, and I appreciate your time to let us know. I have alerted our management for the impact this had on your visit. I am certain that measurements will be in place, so neither you nor any other guest will have a similar experience in the future. Again, thanks for staying with us. We welcome the opportunity to provide you with a better experience. Sincerely, Connie D Case Manager IHGService
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Cannery Row Monument (0.2 km), Cannery Row (0.4 km), and A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wave Street Cafe, Hula's Island Grill, and Crystal Fish.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (7.9 km), Cannery Row (0.4 km), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (0.6 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.