Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 220
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jbo2 JB02
Very expensive for the area.
Even with all discounts applied from Holiday Inn express.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cyclamen Good breakfast & comfortable place
Excellent & friendly service good
Breakfast & easy for hot tea & water
October 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Diego10 Location
Overall I loved my time here. The staff was friendly and very welcoming upon check in. My room was located toward the back of the hotel and overlooks Laguna Grande. You can stroll along the pathway surrounding the Laguna. Chili's and Starbucks are just a walking distance from the hotel.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tomjdp Front desk
I was late arrival and fortunately, room was still waiting for me - the last one in a sold out property.
Front desk gentleman was v helpful, happy and enjoyable.
October 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tha King A little pricey....but what do you expect, it's Monterey, CA
All-n-all it's OK. Have stayed here on a few occasions. It is located at the right distances from the places I like to visit when it town.
October 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TheBergMan Could have gotten a room for less at another chain.
Overall, this place is fine if you are on a limited budget. But I'm not on a limited budget. I paid quite alot, when I could have gotten everything at another chain for less.
The room was too small for all the outdated furniture that was stuffed into it.
We were not treated as Platinum Elite members.
October 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Abid14 Good Breakfast
Good stay and is close proximity to Monterey Bay, Carmel-by-the Sea and point Lobos.
September 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by snowhite 2 night stay
Up to par with majority of Holiday Inn Express even though this one may be a little dated. It was noisy but could be corrected with some door stripping or some type of insulation around the door to divert road noisy. Breakfast staff was continuously refilling low items or items gotten cold. Also one lady cleaning tables was very helpful assisting people to find items they were overlooking. She was there to help get anything you may need while eating, empty your tray, etc.
September 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ricadol Nice stay
The reason we stayed in this hotel was mainly because of a good rate we got for the 3 days. Good location not too far from attractions .
Room was clean and the bed and pillows were ok , but the bathroom area was too small for the bathtub and toilet. Breakfast is very good with different choices and staff is constantly bringing out food. Cinnamon rolls were great. Nice atmosphere.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Raddad58 Convenient Location for golf outing
Holiday Inn Express is in a great location if you want to play golf in the Monterey area. The room is quiet, we had a room facing to the back of the property away from the main street. Check in and check out was quick. The breakfast in the community room is good, usual bagels, toast, cereal, but also sausage, small pre-made omelets.
September 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rallyman Nice! Close to Monterey
Great place to stay if you want to stay away from the traffic, and high prices of Monterey proper. The room was comfortable, the staff was very helpful, and the continental breakfast was good. The only issue I had was the lighting over the bathroom sink was inadequate. You had to supplement the lighting by turning on the lights in the commode area, and even then it wasn't very bright. Otherwise, the stay was very nice!
September 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marie0721 Hospitality
We took my elderly parents to Monterey for a couple of days and choose Holiday Inn in Seaside to have great reviews. We are glad we stayed there and plan to stay there again next year. Staff were very helpful and gave great service.
September 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frequent Traveler110 I'd Turn Back if I were You
This hotel is outdated. The rooms are very small vintage style with only a 3+ foot vanity and equally claustrophobic tub room. I have been with IHG and Priority Club for many years and am a loyal follower.....however in my even shorter 15-year memory, I cannot recall a property as neglected, old fashioned and overpriced. To contribute, there was no water pressure on the 5th floor during my fiance's shower. A call to the front desk temporarily ceased the hotel laundry operation so that she could shower at 5:00 pm, not an unusual time of such request. Then the TV required a re-programming by the maintenance staff to get the satellite TV working. The following morning, another call to the front desk was required to cease laundry operations to get water pressure restored at 10:00 am. I do give full credit to the fine staff of this hotel for being professional and attentive and for doing their best with what they have to work with. However, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone expecting any more than a place to bunk late at night. This property is not suitable for those seeking a contemporary equipped hotel at a reasonable price. Thank goodness for the great staff here who hold everything together.
September 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nur5519 Good service
This hotel is nice and well located. Wish HI Express have cups of glass and not plastic.
September 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by xxxxvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv Great place to stay
Nice place, clean, good staff, comfortable, good breakfast. No weights in the exercise room, just treadmills.
September 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ewilbe Less than expected
We have stayed in a number of Holiday Inn Expresses and have enjoyed them (usually new, clean, comfortable, efficiently run, etc), but this property was old, dated, in need of DEEP cleaning and power washing and painting--even the roof was worn looking and only the front office building had been rehabbed....just not up to Holiday Inn standards in the guest rooms and cost MORE than the usual Express costs.
September 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by chinookwinds Northern Cal
I am an airline pilot and overnight for business an a regular basis. This hotel compared to others rates only as average at best to me. Nothing about the hotel was above average except for the staff.
The breakfast was only average as far as options available.
I would rate the beds as well below average. Very hard and uncomfortable!!!
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Heike13 Monterey Visit
Booked this hotel for recent visit to Monterey. Although on the eastern outskirts it is in an excellent location close to HW1 and within half an hours easy walking distance to downtown and all amenities. The hotel was clean and room comfort excellent and would be more than happy to stay there again.
September 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mac form yolo breakfast
the breakfast was not very good, which seems to be a on-going trend with Holiday Inn Express and i am very sad to see this happen. We do our best to only stay at Holiday Inn Express and wish they would improve the breakfast!!.
September 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by J&D@MRLS Excellent Front Desk Service
I did not get her name but she was excellent with her customer service attitude. She helped us and others as we saw her working with others and just as helpful to them. It makes a difference when someone is this positive when you check in. Thank you
September 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RedRover93 Great sleep, nice breakfast
We stayed for 2 nights as part of an event at Laguna Seca Raceway. The beds are very comfortable and the bed linens soft. Our king room was a good size and the shower had been updated. Bath and body products are by Bath
September 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tahoe Chef MX-5 Miata 25th birthday celebration at Laguna Seca Raceway
We arrived early on Friday morning around 9:45am to meet with a group in the parking lot before going to the raceway where we knew we would be all day. We stopped in the office to let them know that we were there and would be back later in the evening. They checked us in and gave the keys and we were able to get in and leave our suitcases. Wonderful!! Over 1900 Miatas showed up for the weekend! A Guiness World Record was set!!!
September 10, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tgoldenjack The reception personnel was good, everything else was very poor!
Room was dirty, smelt like cigarette smoke! Room was very noisy! A very disappointing stay!! At Breakfast everything was empty and the attendant keep filling the items that were not empty. Extremely poor service, from everyone except the reception personnel that check me in. She did everything to help me. Good For her!
I will never stay here again and have put out a notice in my company not to use this location!
September 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by washaw 60's older 5 story structure but clean and comfortable
Older but well maintained with comfortable bed. Good price point for excellent location. Our room was the top floor with view to the back towards a lovely little inlet with ducks. Interesting decor change from the more modern rooms we usually see at HI Express. Staff at checkin was excellent, we both commented on how welcome we felt. Got a free bottle of water and a cookie. Recommended. Staff service is very good.
September 6, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 Dirty and Small Room
Unfortunately I am one of those who only comment when things go wrong and feel that I have not commented on all of the good IHG properties I have stayed at, yet this visit was disappointing.
I could look past the fact that property is obviously old, and I wasn't sure if the elevator, lined with plastic panels, was going to make it to the 5th floor, but what really upset me was the big stain in the middle of the sheets when I opened the bed. I had to remove the sheet before my wife saw it, or I know she would have made us go to another hotel which would have been very difficult after midnight on a holiday weekend in Monterey.
Moreover, even though the room had been remodeled, it smelled like it and access to the bathroom and shower where very tight and difficult to get around. The shower had nothing but a metal rack to hold things on, so soap constantly fell through and small travel size bottles of shampoo etc. fell over. The remodel looks like it was intended to put lipstick on a pig instead of taking care to bring this property to the level of other IHG affiliated hotels.
September 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bigwoo57 Nice stay
Stayed 3 nights and had a nice stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable and loved the shower with the tile and glass. Enjoyed our stay.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dide12 Clean and nice service
We were there for an over night visit... very clean and comfortable...service was very good. We would stay again if we were in the area... Staff was very helpful.
September 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pf1929 Convenient and Perfect
Wonderful stay and a great staff! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back in the near future!
August 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Another picky traveler Very good value for Monterey Bay area
The room was quiet and in very good condition. Did not hear traffic from highway or street. Also did not hear noise from adjacent rooms.
Staff was friendly and helpful.
The mattress was too soft for me, and I woke up with a minor backache.
The meat selection at breakfast consisted only of wafer-thin bacon.
The fan in the AC/heating unit did not turn off automatically, and it was fairly noisy, so we turned off the unit manually. The room can then become a little stuffy.
The overall experience is better than most other competitive properties. I would stay here again.
August 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Singing Nancy Nice surroundings, and good food
In general, Holiday Inn Express always delivers a clean, comfortable room, and provides a good selection of items for breakfast. This is my 3rd visit to Monterey in the last 3 months, and it is likely I would return to this hotel before I would use the other two hotels that I tried.
August 30, 2014