Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 272
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NickinOz Awesome location
Great location and decent value for money. Best hotel within walking distance of Cannery Row
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by vroberts Great place to stay in Monterey
This hotel was affordable, clean and the staff were very friendly. Would stay here again.
May 18, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by epc1 Acceptable for the area
The Monterey area is expensive and delivers below average on most everything; restaurants, hotels, beaches, etc. The Holiday Inn Express appears to have been converted from an old existing hotel with odd architecture, an open format with open catwalks to rooms, where rolling luggage and running kids make noise. There are 2 rooms on each floor near the elevator, and the rest requires a short flight of stairs to the outdoor catwalk. Pick your poison: noise from elevator traffic or from rolling luggage on the catwalk. The place is clean and well-maintained, but not as nice as a late model enclosed hotel. The breakfast area is small and cramped. Visit the Monterey aquarium, then drive past the aquarium along the coast to see the best public-access beaches and rocks. The 17-mile drive for $10 is not worth it, just go further south and visit big sandy Carmel beach, then drive down to Big Sur to see unspoiled coastline that is better than the 17-mile golf course tour.
May 18, 2015