Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 163
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Philizay Good Location near Cannery Row
The location of this hotel is the best thing. It's walking distance to Cannery Row & the Monterey Aquarium. Staff was friendly, and the breakfast alone is worth the stay.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deven A place to stay in Monterey!!!
First of all, the staff is excellent, From housekeeping to the front desk staff Alex & Ben, they were very courteous and helpful. Second, our room (#217) was clean and comfortable. Housekeeping was very accommodating and prompt. And finally, the great location. Next to Cannery Row, however not to close where it's congested by tourist.
We will definitely come back and stay at your property and hopefully get the same room!!
January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DCTraveler Great Experience | Clean Rooms | Affordable Given Location
Great, great experience at this property! I had booked two rooms online...we we arrived we soon figured out that we would prefer a bigger room for half our party. Alex at the front desk was really polite, and accommodating. The rooms are super-clean, efficient and well attended to. On-site parking is convenient as well.
The location is great! You are literally just three blocks from the aquarium and the shops.
Thank you to the staff for a great stay!
January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mom22277 Great Experience
Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful, especially the young man who checked us in. It was in walking distance of the shops, restaurants, and sites. The room was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was very clean. Breakfast was good and was offered from 6am-10am. I was very happy overall.
December 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Angie43 Cozy room and great continental breakfast
We enjoyed our two night stay here. We were looking for a hotel close to the aquarium but not too expensive, and this place was just right. The room was nice and quiet, and we slept quite well there. The breakfast was so good that I couldn't believe that it was a hotel continental breakfast! I would stay here again. Good value for a good room.
December 30, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by last timer 2nd visit to same facility
This hotel honored my request not to be situated on the noisy main street. The stay was a typical average motel and we felt safe there. However, the wine and cheese turned out to be a disappointing experience. The person passing out the thimble sized taste was more interested in selling the wine than providing a relaxing end of the day. This was even more apparent the 2nd day of our visit. And the breakfast food was again dry and disappointing.
December 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charles54 Excellent experience
The staff at this facility is outstanding. Our stay on this particular occasion coincided with medical treatment in Monterey. My requests for additional assistance and cooperation from the front desk was met enthusiastically and with the best attitude possible. It didn't matter if it was 2:00PM or 4;00AM, they stepped up and over delivered every time.
December 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hama12 Great Location - Clean Rooms - Great Staff and Breakfast
We had a great time and would highly recommend the Holiday Inn Express. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, clean rooms, free Wifi and a great breakfast too.
Located within walking distance of everything on Cannery Row.
December 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Marget Nice service.
We stayed one night on our way to San Francisco. The front desk guys were nice and very fun to talk to. I would recommend this hotel to others.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Idahofamily Great place to stay
Great hotel,close to cannery row.close to beach.clean,great breakfast. Large room
November 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greg1952 The best
This place is one block up from Cannery Row. Great breakfast and evening wine tasting. absolutely the best bang for your buck.
November 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by waldi2013 Nice and comfortable
Great location...away from the hustle and bustle of Cannery Row while being an easy walk to it. Rooms were nicely appointed and CLEAN. Probably wouldn't reccommend for those who can't do stairs well as there is no lift! The staff was friendly and professional. Thank you!
November 23, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Willish Run down place
The room was dusty and noisy.
where did they get the staff from?.......
November 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DeepElem1 Great Location/Staff
I've stayed at Holiday Inn Expresses all over the country, and this one was the best experience to date. For not much more than current pricing of hotels alongside major interstates, I got walking distance to the aquarium and Cannery row, 2 windows, a couch, and a refrigerator. Waking up in the morning to sea lions barking makes for a great atmosphere. It's a short drive to local farmer's markets, 17 mile drive and lots of coastal access. The parking was convenient and free. The rooms were clean and the hotel even has a courtyard in the center with outdoor couches. The staff was very friendly and full of information about the local area. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity to stay here again.
November 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sunnyva Great location and good ammentities.
The location could not have been better. Near the bike path and cannery row. Could walk to all sights.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cl21 One night stay during weekend getaway
Great room, great location. Atypical layout for an HI Express with the outside entrances but the room was very nice. Bed was comfortable and the layout of the room worked well.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vanran Good Hotel
Stayed here 2 nights. Everything was fine. Would stay again.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JaredTheGeek Location, Location, Location
This is a great place to stay if you are looking to be a real tourist in Monterey. Sure its pricey but its right off of Cannery Row. The breakfast was acceptable, my biscuits were hard as rocks though. The facility and rooms are clean and the staff is friendly. Sure its expensive but so is every other hotel in the area with a competitive location.
As a native to the area its worth spending the money to stay off Cannery Row when I visit outside of work.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WhaleSpotter Great staff, location and amenities
I'm a loyal Priority Club member and have stayed at hotels all over the world. The Holiday Inn Express on Cannery Row was such a great hotel. We could not have asked for a better location and a friendlier staff. The evening wine tastings were a pleasant surprise! I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to explore Monterey. Keep up the good work- we will be back!
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArtNut Great Stay
This is a great place to stay and is only a half block off of Cannery Row. Room was very clean, parking was easy, and it was great being right at Cannery Row.
October 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RD256 Nice staff
Nice design of Inn. Desk staff nice and helpful. Good location quiet area.
October 7, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by tom777F nice location, but....
The location is really good, but the noise from the street is really bad. Walls and windows are so thin (unbelievable terrible in regard to energy saving) that traffic noise can be heard any time in the night. Especially in the morning it gets really load if you have a room facing the rear street of the hotel...
October 5, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kellysp Love the location, room was noisy
We like staying at this hotel for its location. I think the rooms are a little pricey, but not too inconsistent with surrounding hotels.
For the most part the staff is great. However, on our last visit, when I checked out on Sept 28 around 10am, I told the man at the desk that if we were staying another night, I would be requesting a different room. We were in the room right next to the lobby, elevator, stairs so it was a little noisy hearing people thump along the stairs, dragging their wheeled luggage past our room thru the lobby. The desk clerk said "some people like the noise". When I questioned that statement he said " look, this is a hotel, there's going to be noise". I told him "yes, but not that kind of constant noise. Other rooms would be quieter." Then I told him "you shouldn't be arguing with me." and walked away. I was just letting them know that the room is noisy in case no on ever mentioned it. I wasn't expecting the guy to be so unsympathetic and rude. Perhaps he won't be there the next time we visit.
October 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 56couple As Good As a Five Star Hotel!!
This hotel was a little gem!! The staff was so cordial, helped with directions to movies, maps, etc, just like a concierge in a larger hotel. The bed was exceptionally comfortable, room was quiet, decor was nice. There was a fresh fruit bowl available every day for guests, I thought that was a great consideration for guests. We munched those apples!! The location was perfect, close enough to walk to Cannery Row, etc, but far away enough to be out of the bulk of the noise. I highly recommend this hotel. We stayed in 312, I do recommend 3rd floor, middle of the courtyard. We stayed 3 days, loved it.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Endicott Great location
The front desk staff (Jose & Ben) were terrific! We needed to change our plans on short notice and they did magic! Great location - walking distance to beach, Fisherman's Wharf and Cannery Row. Parking is under the building - no issues. Just an FYI, it's not really a con, but there is no pool, spa, work out room on premises. We had first floor room and it was great - no issues!
October 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mac100 Clean, comfortable room
We stayed one night at this hotel. The room was clean and comfortable and the staff was helpful. I found the physical layout to be unusual for a HIE, but we enjoyed the uniqueness of the hotel. The location is a plus if you want to walk to historical cannery row.
September 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ray484 Great location. Clean, comfortable and inviting accommodations!
Stayed here 28 years ago when it was new. It was like going back in time. The hotel of course has been totally renovated. The location was great. The hotel accommodations were like new, staff was very friendly and helpful. Great full selection of breakfast items in morning and wonderful wine and cheese reception in the evening. I travel often for business and convinced 5 other co workers to also stay at the hotel for almost a week. Everyone was very pleased with the choice. Large antique mall next door and Cannery Row shops, restaurants and Monterey Aquarium are just a couple of blocks away. Free onsite parking, complimentary breakfast, wine & cheese reception, Free WiFi, great location and staff. Will definitely return soon and often.
September 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Grammy03 Room Location
We have stayed in this hotel, for at least 20 years, and always find the location great, and the hotel very comfortable. However, the last two times we have stayed there, we are always put on the upper third floor, so don't really like to lug luggage up there. I know it is one of the rooms for Priority Members, but would much prefer being down one level. Other than that, we have no complaints.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TNvol57 Excellent!
Staying at the Holiday Inn Express in the Cannery area was a fantastic experience. The staff and the location was great! I hope one day I can return to experience such a relaxing time! Thanks to the staff for the great customer service!!!
September 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aznxhon3y Great stay!!!
This was an excellent place to stay! I booked the room only the night before by the staff was ready for my check in and everything seems recently renovated and in great shape. I love the option of both soft and firm pillows available!!!
September 7, 2013