"Where's the coffee?"
My room was very pleasant, service was good, although my friends didn't get into their room until 8:00 PM. I like good coffee when I wake up and the "in room" coffee makers were really inadaquate and the coffee wasn't ready in the breakfast room until I think is was 7:30. We had early tee times and it wasn't ready. The restaurant across the street […] was really not good, should not have been recommended. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"very good hotel"
First off its more of a hotel then resort. the front of the sign says best western. Besides that great hotel!! Nice rooms, they have discount tickets for the aquarium. Saved a lot of money since I bought student tickets, and I did not have to wait in line. They have regular adult and children ticket also. The breakfast was okay. No meat or egg, just […] simple sweets, coffee, oj, bagel, and etc. I would definitely recommend this hotel though. It was cheap and very nice. Way better then I expected. Especially since they have enclosed parking for your car. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very comfortable rooms and setting."
Had a great stay at this hotel. Friendly staff. Great location to all the area attractions.Genuine Expedia guest review
A little bit shopworn, but friendly & helpful staff. Great location, a short drive to all the shops, just a couple of blocks from the ocean. One of those places that just needs a little overall upkeep and it will be fine. Would stay here again though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"They gave away our room"
Not happy. My buddy and I were in town for an event. We checked in on-time, and they gave away our two double beds room. A wedding party was there and someone had a problem with their room. So they made us pay by giving them our room. They offered us a single queen and a roll-away bed. Both of us looked at the roll-away - thin and old mattress, and […] said no way. Two old dudes ended up sharing a bed. Luckily we're old friends, but not a great sleep. Some of the wedding party was in the next room and we got to share in their loud story telling past 11:00pm at night. I had to ask for a move for the next night. They did accomodate us, but not happy about them giving away our room the first night. Really? Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice location, nice place."
A pool and free breakfast is all my kids ever want in a hotel, so they were happy. The room was nice. Everything was fine.Genuine Expedia guest review
A bit disappointed in the "Deluxe King" room. What upgraded furniture? Not even a flat screen TV. Smelly fireplace smoke odor in room. Not very clean. Small balcony, view of parking lot below and apt. unit across. Old,very basic & cheaper construction, so any noise comes right through the walls/ceilings. Some covered parking spaces avail, and an elevator. […] Good location if you want to get a little bit away from the busy town area and enjoy the nearby coastal scenery. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A Good Surprise"
First, beware a pool does not make it a resort. Outside of that, this turned out to be a great find. This hotel deserves a higher rating than Hotels.com gives it. The rooms were great large, comfortable, and VERY quiet. The location was outstanding a long walk (15-30minutes) or a very short drive to the beaches and many restaurants. The staff was exceptional […] very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was average but than doesn't take away from a wonderful stay. We will definitely come back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Monarch Resort a fine hotel"
The facilities were nice; the general hospitality and front desk staff EXCELLENT. Breakfast was bountiful, but quality just so-so.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wet in Summer"
Breakfast room was very small for the number of rooms in the hotel. Staff was very helpful. Covered parking was a blessing as it was foggy everyday as it was when I was in basic training at Fort Ord many years ago in the summer.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pretty good place to stay"
This was a last minute decision in our travels, but it was worth it. The hotel staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. The only downfall I think would have been the location to which breakfast was served. You weren't really able to comfortably enjoy it because it was in a little room and there were already several other people in the room. Overall, […] it was a great place to stay before heading to our immediate destination in Monterey. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"We would stay there again"
The staff was very helpful and pleasant. The hotel was very relaxing and charming, We would stay there again. The rooms are very comfortable and clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect weekend getaway"
Monarch is very close to the coast and away from the city center. I and my wife went out on long walks by the coast and it was absolutely gorgeous. Restaurants/grocery stores are about 2 miles from the restaurant and along the 2 miles you will get to see line of beautifully architected private houses. Permanent residents of this place are indeed living […] in a paradise and I would recommend Monarch for anyone looking to unwind from the city life. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable."
Room was clean and the parking was close. The breakfast was fresh and the bathroom was big enough.Genuine Expedia guest review
Friendly staff, beautiful area, Bed was to firmGenuine Hotels.com guest review
the hotel is very comfortableGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quiet hotel close to the beach"
This nice, quiet hotel in Pacific Grove isn't in a busy area, but within a short distance from a lighthouse, Cannery Row, and Fisherman's Wharf. It's a short walk to the beach, which is right next to a golf course. Carmel is a short drive as well. The hotel room was pleasant. They provided a good continental breakfast, though the eating area is in a […] small hotel room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Older hotel that needs updating badly."
Needs new layout, new TVs and it was very noisy outside. Our room was said to be deluxe, but I don't know why. We had No balcony, no fireplace. Breakfast was disappointing.Genuine Expedia guest review
No internet service in room. Tube type television worked for 5 minutes then had to be unplugged and reset.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Pacific Grove location, interest points near"
Lumpy beds, room near pool had internet but noisy and warm. Room in cooler area of hotel had no wifi connectivity. Lots of potted plants in hallway, creates an indoor greenhouse effect.Genuine Expedia guest review
Typical Best Western. Clean & impersonal. But it is a short walk to the shoreline and lighthouse. Downtown restaurants are less than a mile away on the same street.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice place to stay, highly recommended."
Very comfortable King bed, big room, clean & quiet. Fantastically fresh air from our private little balcony. Big mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, nice shampoos and lotions (all that extra little hotel stuff). Loved the pool & sauna, but hot tub could have been hotter. Attractive surroundings, good service. A much nicer-than-usual place […] for the price. I'd definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice, quiet out of the way place."
Very nice, pretty place with nice amenities and staff. Not that far from the Aquarium which was why we were there. Staff offered to upgrade us to a 2 bedroom suite for a mall amount extra which was perfect for the four of us. The small ten as plenty f nice mom and pop restaurants.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful neighborhood, great hotel"
My fiancé and I loved this hotel. We really considered staying an extra night just because we didn't want to leave. It's in a great location, staff is friendly, and the room was comfortable! It was a really cute place to stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"At home in a great neighorhood"
Loved the area. Great restaurants and neighborhood movie theatre. The hotel was older, but kept up. The only negative was that housekeeping skipped our room on the second day. A nicely made bed and fresh towels would have been great. Hotel staff was very apologetic for the mistake.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pacific Grove Comfort"
We thoroughly enjoyed our suite at the Monarch Resort. Having two fireplaces was a very nice touch.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"OLD hotel in need of TLC & upgrades...BUT CLEAN."
Our hotel was clean and that is the best thing I can say. The staff was friendly enough and the location was close enough to everything without being crowded. The beds haven't been replaced in 30 years. The "old" TV didn't even work until I got detailed instructions from front desk. Also there was no TV lineup unless asked for at the desk. The telephone […] in our room was broken. It rings every 3 minutes unless unplugged. The patio door was hard to open and the screen didn't shut all the way. The window opened, but not the curtains, so the breeze was cut off. There was NO A/C and if the windows could of been opened I am sure it would of been fine, but since they couldn't....you see. There was a ceiling fan in the room that was the only thing that kept us from drowning in sweat. If cleanliness is your only requirement, this is the place for you. If you want a place that has been updated since 1960 I would keep lookinig. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Other than the false advertisement...they claim to sell Aquarium tickets at the front desk for 2010 prices $29.95 but don't and will not honor what they have on their website. The breakfast area was very small, its in a room converted to a serving breakfast very hard to move around and awkward.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice and quiet"
I really enjoyed our stay at the Monarch. Its an older hotel with lots of charm. Everything was clean and functional except the wifi. It made up with providing a very relaxing environment. It is located in a quiet area of PG away from the hustle and bustle.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Absolutely gross!hadto check out a day early,because all I did was itch the night I was there.Could not take one more day.I asked to be reimbursed for the additional day that I had paid up front for.The manager denied my request. Please take your money elsewhere not worth it:( Totally ruined my weekend get away!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dated hotel, but nice location"
The hotel was dated, but it was located in a nice area.Genuine Expedia guest review
The instructions for connecting to the WiFi were confusing and hard to understand. Once on, it worked fine.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location is everything!"
My wife and I had a very nice weekend. The resort is perfect for us. Very quiet location but near everywhere we wanted to go. We will be back soon.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Short walk to coffee shops and some restaurants/be"
A decent hotel for the money! Nothing gross about it, but nothing fancy either. Plain Jane for-sleeping/showering sort of joint. Would I come here as a getaway? No. Would I stay here for get ready for a wedding in Carmel? Yes. We got exactly what we wanted with this hotel: a place to primp and a place to roll in a little drunk to. Check out is at noon, […] I believe, so no real rush getting up in the morning. Continental breakfast will hold you down for the first part of your day. The beach and coffee shops are a short walk away which was kind of nice in the morning. There is a bookstore/coffee shop nearby with really good espresso/coffee drinks. Some of the other motels/hotels in the area had reviews that really grossed me out. This hotel was true to the reviews (aka this one) and has no surprises! The only confusing thing is finding it when every single building has a picture of a monarch on it! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good Location & Rates"
I booked the Monarch Resort because of the convenient location and the cheap rates. I wasn't looking for a high-end resort, just some place to crash after the wedding I was attending. The front desk service was very polite and prompt. Our room was all set up for us and clean. Except I did notice a bottle cap underneath our bed. The walls were pretty […] thin, we were kept up in the night by our neighbors who seemed to have a bit too much to drink. The sheets were super thin and cheap feeling, I was glad that I was only sleeping in that bed for one night. The next morning after I had showered, a maid knocked on the door once and came on in. She had gotten our room number mixed up with another room. She was polite about it, but I found it quite strange and unprofessional that she was holding just a post-it with room numbers written all over it. I'm guessing it was a list of all the rooms that had been checked out of that morning. If you are looking for a hotel that is cheap and located near the heart of Pacific Grove, then the Monarch Resort is a good choice. But if you just drive along Lighthouse Ave, you will notice DOZENS of hotels to choose from. I'm sure there are nicer ones with similar rates around, you just have to do your research! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I was happily surprised at the quality of this hotel, for the price. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Updated decor, clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
great location right next to 17 mile drive and the coast. the TV could be a flat screen instead of the big boxy, non-HD version. all and all a good place to stay at the right price point.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice location, quiet and close to the beach."
It was restful stay and we enjoyed the walk along the beach from pacific grove to fisherman's wharf. Room was clean. Could use some update the amenity. Breakfast was adequate. Landscape maintenance was good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
When we arrived, the manager was quite cordial as well as the front desk clerk. When we arrived at our room, the door was ajar and we told the manager and they upgraded us to another room which I thought was very nice. The overall stay was comfortable and they even have a balcony which many hotels do not have. They also have a generous complimentary […] breakfast. I would definitely go back again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was clean and comfortable. Not luxurious but nice. The best part was the quiet and serene area. It is away from the hustle and bustle of the Cannery Row or towntown areas.. Pacific Grove is just a beautiful town no matter how you look at it. If a person is on a budget, this is a great alternative.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient location and great value"
Everything was perfect here. The only thing lacking was a ocean view, but at a fraction of the price, we'd definetly come back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very noisy hotel. I got very little sleep. Spa was shut down 2 out of 3 nights. Breakfast was horrible. We booked our room for the extra couch shown in the picture expecting our daughter to sleep on it. We got there and there was no couch. The hotel staff moved us to a new room but we had to pay more money. I don't recommend. You can stay much cheaper […] elsewhere and get a better room. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Comfy and handy for sightseeing"
We enjoyed the lovely plantings throughout the hallways and the comfortable, roomy rooms. The breakfast room and offerings were adequate, the pool area very nice, and the softness of the beds just as we prefer. We would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"our stay at the Monarch"
Place is great for people on a budget. Place was a little out dated but clean . Rooms are big enough. Big bathrooms . Location is great. Our beds were uncomfortable. Room 120 two double beds.. breakfast was ok.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to monterey sights"
Hotel is fine but has some deferred maintenance. our key cards stopped working, the key card reader didn't work at all in the pool area (so we had to exit through a side gate and go in front door), minifridge in room was noisy and bed was creaky. Clean though and great location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Pacific Grove stay!"
First time at Monarch Resort we found a clean and nicely decorated resort. Staff were helpful and amenties were as described.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel was sub-par compared to the 3 star rating. The surrounding neighborhood is very nice but the resort is antiquated. The service was average and only had one receptionist. Checking in was very time consuming and inconvenient. Don't expect much when staying at this hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The check in was the strangest I've ever had. When I handed over my AmEx to pay, which has both my personal and business name and picture on it, I was asked is this for my business or personal. I said it's either, it's my own business. She stated they only like to take personal credit cards because they can't tell if it's a Sole Proprietor, LLC, etc. […] Who cares what type of business mine is and it's none of her business! I'd already paid for the room by this card, I might add, over the internet, and she was taking a card for incidentals. This was the most absurd thing I've ever dealt with at a check in. Business people travel all over the world with business AmEx cards, I'm sure they don't have to explain what type of a business they are with! She then had me sign a paper, which was folded where I couldn't see the top half. I shouldn't have signed it, but I did. When I went to look at what I was signing, because it was hidden, she wouldn't let me and said it was confidential, it was the commissions being paid to whomever I booked the room through. Again, NEVER have I had to sign something like this, and I shouldn't have signed it at all because I really didn't know what I was signing. It could have been anything! Other than that, the stay was fine. I highly recommend changing your check-in process, I would not stay there again because of this. Too many other choices of places to stay and not have to deal with this absurdity. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice place for overnight stay."
Booked two rooms. Both very well maintained and clean. Staff was pleasant, but seemed like they were always tired and didn't know information about main local areas/attractions.Genuine Expedia guest review
The use of the word "Resort"n the name, this was an entirely ordinary Best Western motel. Our's was supposed to be a "deluxe" room w/fireplace. Turns out there was nothing deluxe about it and in particular, NO FIREPLACE. The check-in staff was vaguely indifferent to questions and requests and were persistently averse to making eye contact with guests. […] Barely sufficient hot water in the shower. The hallway vending machine was broken. Nonetheless, the motel is close to the shoreline sights and the entrance to 17-mile drive. So if you want convenience and your expectations are low, you will not be disappointed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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