Stayed recently at the Holiday Inn Marina State Beach. Value and availability fit our needs and I'm satisfied with our stay. Service was top-notch. The quality of the room was great although small
improvements can be made such as bigger or additional trash bins, adding recycling bins. Our bathroom also had a tattered shower curtain that that needs to be replaced.
The lobby looked decent but is in need of some repairs - such as broken tiles, elevator that creaks (and actually broke down during part of our stay). Also, just a heads up for swimmers, this facility has a hot tub but not a swimming pool. Breakfast hall was spacious so there was ample seating even during peak hours. They serve the usual hot foods (sausage, biscuits, egg) as well as cereals and pastries. However, the fresh fruit selection was very limited.
The hotel is conveniently located next to stores and is within a slow 10-minute walk to the Marina State Park beach.
Overall, the stay was great and I would still recommend this to others but I would probably want to stay at a different Holiday Inn the next time I'm in Monterey because some aspects of the hotel did not really fit the Holiday Inn standards. [Less]