Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 419
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent stay at the holiday inn express at Monterrey Bay
Our trip from 9/28-9/30 was excellent from the moment we arrived. The staff was very helpful and courteous. The breakfast was great with lots of choices. Our room was very spacious and the bathroom was clean. Housekeeping did an excellent job. My wife and son loved it. Would highly recommend and definitely stay there again
October 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Work In Progress Had To Stay There
My company booked me here. It's not a bad area or felt unsafe. Everyone was nice but the room was tired and a little...not major but a little stain dirty. Lamp broke...lots of noise from ocean and highway that could be cut in half by double pane windows and proper door and sealing. If my company booked me here again...I wouldn't care but I may not pick it on my own. Had to work from 6:00 am until 10:30 pm so I never used any other facilities there. I don't stay in any motel/hotel unless its for work...maybe this is normal?
September 30, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Buddy168 Great location... but...
This hotel is in a great location! Still close to Monterey downtown and all tourist spots. It is along Hwy 1, very accessible. Value is good too compared to the nearby hotels that are very expensive!
The lobby and the breakfast area is newly renovated! It is indeed very beautiful and modern! This is a big plus! Lots of TVs at the breakfast hall. I could have wished that front desk staff is more personable and pleasing (smiling and accommodating, not serious or jaded faces) in order to complement the nice lobby and breakfast area.
And also, when I checked-in, the front desk clerk photocopied my driver's license for the reason that I am local. It's a weird reason. It seems to me that I'm like being considered a suspect or criminal that will create havoc in their premises. I haven't experience this in my many check-ins to different Holiday Inns around the country. I just needed a place to stay for the night because my house's plumbing was being fixed. And besides, I'm an IHG Club member and was welcomed as so by the clerk. But they don't trust their club members. They would just greet their IHG club members because of protocol but they don't really mean it.
About the room cleanliness, this is the worst Holiday Inn room I've been so far. I could smell dust. I have a very keen sense of smell. Yes, I know if I smell it. The room looks and feels like a room in a cheap motel. TVs are not LCDs. Small bathroom. Their rooms need UPGRADING to jive it with the modern feel and atmosphere at the lobby. After all, you should be concerned of your client's comfort in their rooms rather than superficial as we can see the renovation at the lobby. I hope you'll gonna renovate the rooms too soon!
For people who are reading this, I can recommend this hotel property if you can deal with the cons that I've mentioned in here. Or you can check out another Holiday Inn down in Marina, CA (just about 7 miles away).
September 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vanktm1234 Lobby in middle of remodel / eggs were terrible
Lobby in middle of remodel / eggs were terrible. Coffee was terrible
September 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by frandsen7 Excellent service
The staff at this Holiday Inn Express was not only exceptionally friendly, but also accommodating. I had a few little inconveniences in my room. Not only did they immediately fix the problem, but they kindly made adjustments for us with no issue. For this area the prices are very reasonable and the rooms nice.
September 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by cesinha old hotel
Old hotel with old rooms just mark is holliday inn . the quality is not consistent with the brand
September 24, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ferb22 Fair Hotel
I love staying at the Holiday Inn Express. I have stayed in a variety of them. This has been my least favorite. They were remodeling their reception area which is fine and understandable and it is nice to see they are freshening the place up. We had a view of the lagoon which was beautiful and it was very conveniently located. My one major complaint is that the room was very dusty and their were spiders in all of the corners. I have never seen this before at a Holiday Inn. Other than that, it was a fine hotel. The area is expensive so this is the best bang for your buck.
September 23, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ro-Ro Best Choice?
Went on last minute business travel and stayed at the Monterey Bay Holiday Inn but was surprised with the overall feel of the place, like it was a hop and skip from being a shabby motel. There were renovations going on at the time which may have contributed to this but the price was relatively high compared to other business travel to cities that were much larger and had higher costs of living. The highlight was the staff. Even when arriving in the middle of the night and missing half of their normal lobby to renovations, they were on top of their game.
September 22, 2015