"Good deal for no-frills Monterey stay."
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 26, 2013
I was looking for a cheap, clean room and the El Castell did not disappoint. Too far from beach to walk, but only a short drive away. Since I was only crashing there overnight, didn't really expect much for the price. The staff was very nice and the breakfast (cereal, juice, coffee, pastry, make your own waffles) was actually a nice bonus - just wish there was protein option. Rooms a bit small and dated, but bathroom was exceptionally clean. Nice that there wasfree fridge and microwave in room. I would stay again and recommend it if you understand it is basic 2 star hotel.
"A good deal for the location"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 29, 2013
When compared with other places nearby, this hotel was a great deal. It's a close walk to several places of interest. It offered free wireless and parking, which the more expensive places nearby charge for. The staff was polite. Our room was a corner unit and had a cathedral ceiling, a gas fireplace, and a patio. It wasn't a fancy place, but we'd definitely stay here again.
"Way better than I expected!"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Oct 23, 2012
At the time, I was just passing through town and it was late and I needed an inexpensive place to sleep for the night. If I were to visit Monterey again even for more than just one night, I would stay here again.