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Concord, CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at numerous Holiday Inn Express sites and this one was the least comfortable of any. The room was VERY small and set up poorly. If you were standing at the bathroom sink, it was difficult for anyone else to access either the toilet/shower room or the closet. All rooms are accessed from an outdoor walkway so on...

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Manager H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

It's disappointing that your accommodations were not as anticipated. With regard to our room surroundings, the nightlife can indeed be vibrant. We do have people available to calm your neighbors if it is brought to our attention at the time. We value all feedback positive or otherwise and we appreciate the time taken to share your thoughts with us. David...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just stayed here a few nights ago. This hotel is great location, near lots of shops, Panera, Chipotle, etc. Also near Cannery Row. The front desk staff were courteous and helpful. Coffee and tea out and available all day. Breakfast was awesome- omelettes, healthy options, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, yogurt, etc. Remodeled lobby and eating area. However, you don't advertise...

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Manager H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with such candid feedback of your stay. I am very sorry to hear that your stay did not meet expectations. Every hotel is unique. We believe our hotel offers style, practicality, and attention to detail with its own individuality. Our exterior entries afford the convenience of pulling one’s car right up...

Lake Zurich, Illinois, Usa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice hotel in a good location close to beaches, Monterey Bay, only a two hour drive to San Francisco. The hotel has an outdoor pool with a hut tub, lake and ocean view rooms. Our room had two full size beds, desk, tv, bathroom. It was a little small, but not too bad. The breakfast is free, very...

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Manager H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. We pride ourselves on the terrific quality and value that we are able to offer. We hope to see you the next time you're in the Monterey Bay area. David Holmes General Manager

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Nice rooms, updated. Mine had a ocean view. But what ruined the nice room and view, is... Traffic!! So loud. Door not insulated good or something. Hard to sleep with that noise. I was hoping for a good nights sleep. Not happing here. Shame.

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Manager H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

I appreciate you taking the time to write a review regarding your recent experience. I regret that there was a noise issue during your stay; however, I wish you had said something at the time because I’m certain our staff would have done their best to resolve it for you. I will be sure to address the insulation situation. On...

Netherlands
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is an older hotel that has been renovated. The rooms are motel style with some age to them. The oldest parts are the bathrooms. The breakfast area and business areas have been nicely updated. All up to brand standard. The elevator is slow so be prepared to use the stairs.

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Manager H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

We always welcome honest feedback from our guests and are continuously looking for new ways to go above and beyond. I am glad you recognized the great value we offer in our area. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and we hope you'll stay with us the next time you are in the Monterey Bay area.

Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Everything we needed for a pleasant overnight stay. Clean and functional. Had a quiet room at the back overlooking the lake. It was really nice to take a walk around the lake in the morning before getting back on the highway. Service was friendly and helpful. They recommended Monterey's Fish House for dinner which we thoroughly enjoyed and was just...

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Manager H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for your brief but honest response. You're exactly right! We offer all that a traveler could need, along with comfort and great service. We're so glad we met your needs and that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you the next time you're in the Monterey Bay area. David Holmes General Manager

Truckee, California
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Our family stayed here for a short trip. The location is very strategic close to shops, restaurants like " in and out", and it is 6-8mins drive to cannery row were you can walk and enjoy the view of monterey and visit monterey bay aquarium which every family would enjoy. Bubba Gump also in town The hotel is newly renovated...

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Manager H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for your response and feedback about your recent stay with us. We are very happy to hear that we were able to exceed your expectations and that you were very satisfied. Our staff works very hard as a team to provide our guests with the best accommodations possible, starting with great customer service, providing quality conveniences such as...

Sterling, Virginia
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I was in town for business but I usually try to stay in the IHG chain if possible. Compared to other IHG hotels I've stayed at, this one is slightly below par. It's an older style hotel, with rooms being accessed from the outside. Sometimes that doesn't feel as secure, even if it's just fine. I was told the hotel...

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Best Western Pl... , General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

We thank you for your "fair" review but are disappointed that we were unable to "wow" you. We know our guests expect much more than just a clean room and a comfy bed and we are continuously working on ways to dazzle our guests. Thanks for letting know that it may be time to step it up a bit. Hope...

San Mateo, California
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We spent two nights at the Holiday Inn Express located on Del Monte Road. It was a large room with a walk in shower and a, must for me, small fridge. All the rooms have been recently renovated and are comfortable. Breakfast was included and they actually had some healthy options. The downside was that it was 3 miles from...

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Manager H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoyed your 2-night stay with us. The hotel staff works hard to provide the best service to all of our guests and we so appreciate getting nice feedback from our guests. We're glad the breakfast was to your liking and that we could provide service and quality that is a step up from the norm....

Slough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Having previously always stayed at more expensive establishments like the Sheraton hotels, I thought that on this road trip I would try a slightly cheaper hotel as we were planning to stay in a further three locations and the IHG group have a good coverage in the USA. The hotel at first glance seemed to be okay, after checking in...

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Best Western Pl... , General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for your thorough review and welcome to the brand. You're exactly right! We offer all that a traveler could need, along with comfort and great service. We're so glad we met your needs and that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you the next time you're in the Monterey area.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express - Monterey Bay (Del Monte Beach Area), CA. We are conveniently located off Hwy 1, just 2 blocks from the beach where you can enjoy a leisurely walk along Monterey's gorgeous coastline. We are at the gateway to the area's most popular attractions only 2 miles north of Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, 3 miles north of Cannery Row, the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and minutes from world-class golf at Pebble Beach. Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway is just a short 4 miles from our front door. The quaint seaside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea is a must see, and just 7 miles south via Hwy 1. After a day of exploring the Monterey Peninsula, return to our friendly hotel and relax. We offer 143, 100% non-smoking comfortable newly designed guestrooms and an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. You may also enjoy an invigorating work out in our on-site fitness center. Join us each morning for our Complimentary Express Start HOT Breakfast Bar featuring scrambled eggs or cheese omelettes, bacon, sausage, or sausauge gravy and biscuits with our hot cinnamon rolls and over 20 other items. / Check your email or go online on your laptop with our free wireless internet access. We are Committed to Extraordinary Service Assuring Satisfaction & a good night rest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay

Address: 1400 Del Monte Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Seaside
Price Range: RM598 - RM1,324 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 143
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Holiday Inn Seaside
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“Try a room at the back as far from the pool as possible.”
DanaW207, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Near the main road so chose a room at the rear of the hotel for peace and quiet.”
76akk321, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms in the back of the hotel get a view of the lake”
792rubya, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“depends on your taste.. pool view, ground floor, first floor, lagoon facing... etc”
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“Find a different place to stay!!”
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