everything is there, but the room (210, big room) is not too comfortableGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not worth it."
Ok location, ok room, decent customer service. Strangely laid out room, very dirty. Clump of hair stuck to the shower wall, musty smell throughout, strange brown liquid on and around toilet. Carpet was pretty gross. We made sure we had socks on at all times. With taxes, etc., we paid $140+. Definitely not worth it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Friends in Monterey"
Was in Monterey with friends. This is the second time I have stayed at Howard Johnsons. Very convenient to everything.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Go else where. Expensive and terrible"
The wall is very thin and the bed shakes every time next door closes the door. We can hear next door conversation very clearly. The room smells (musky). The room is very dark even with all lights turned on.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room was nice BUT lock on front door was broken, bedspread had burn hole in it, bathroom door knob wobbly like its one turn from falling off. When I went to the attendant to ask to change rooms he couldn't understand why. He actually went back and forth with me... I would NEVER recommend or stay in this place EVER!!!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Evaluation of Howard Johnsons"
The hotel has an excellent location for the work I was involved in. The room had an updated TV. The cleanliness of the bathroom was excellent. The quality of the room was slightly below average. Some of the furniture was quite old and dirty. For the price, the room was OK. I would recommend they update the furniture, especially the chair by the desk. […] They did have a light breakfast for guests. This was most appreciated. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"This place needs major renovation"
The carpet was disgusting, several tiles in the bathroom were cracked. The vanity in the bathroom looks like it was made by a high school student with particle board that was falling apart. If I was Howard Johnson, the only thing I would keep is the guy at the front desk. I would blow up the rest and start over. It was cheap, and the five of us were […] OK for the amount of time we stayed in the room. Unless you need the space, spend the extra $40 a night and stay at better place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient to the sights we wanted to see"
It was okay, room was a little dingy. Should have completed the survey the morning we checked out. Checking in and out almost daily that I forget what room was where. Rate of room was reasonable which helps with our budget.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Review closely before booking"
The musty odor, completely outdated decor, and no circulation of air left an immediate bad first impression that did not improve throughout the stay. This hotel needs basic maintenance. The tiles on the floor were loose in a few places, but the ones right outside the bathtub were the worst: as you're stepping out of the shower, the loose tiles nearly […] sent you to the floor! This hotel has no pool, a hot tub that was not working, and a continental breakfast space that was so tiny, guests were sitting right outside the restroom door, about two feet from the toilet. The extra "suite" included two queen beds in a small, dark ugly space with no television. Very uncomfortable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
OkGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I have never stayed in a Howard Johnson before. This one reminded me of a Motel 6, but a little nicer. The outside was updated and clean. The inside of the rooms had a feel of an older hotel. Strangely, the heat was on in the room... who does that at the end of June? The bed was comfortable. By opening the windows in the front and in the bathroom a […] nice breeze was created. The AC and bathrooms could use updating. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great price, thin walls."
The room was perfect for our needs and price. But at two am the snoring neighbors were ridiculous. We alternated the heater and a/c for the fan noise. We were not interested on an early wake up but everyone else in the place was up and ready for the free food. Overall clean enough and perfect for our needs.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Its 2013, time to upgrade."
The rooms seem alittle out dated. The TV was still those old school tvs. Limited to 10 chanels.Genuine Expedia guest review
Good serviceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
There were hairs in the bed when I checked the bed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It was accessible to shops and food."
Easy to find, close to shops and eateries. Highway access. Everything was fine.Genuine Expedia guest review
I've stayed at this hotel before. The rooms are well kept and clean. The location is excellent for where I want to go in Monterey.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"20th aniversary trip to Monterey CA"
I was disappointed in the hotel. We had stayed there in there in the past and it was great. We had discovered that there was new owners that did not care about the cleanliness of the hotel. The housekeepers did not know how to make a bed. The hot tub was a health hazard. The water was black. The toilets were gross. The last day I was there my bath towel […] smelled so bad of cigarettes that I was unable to use it. The fridge was so loud it would wake us up at night. Never again will I stay there. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was loud ppl were yelling running around the top floor at 5 a.m. oh my god it was horrible.. the room was very clean no complaints thereGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Just a place to sleep, but it was a clean room with a decent shower. Minimal other ammenaties.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"decent value for money"
for the price everything was ok, except this is Monterey Peninsular and it gets cool at night and there was only a sheet and a flimsy cover on the bed, no blankets, and like most hotels the heater/air conditioner was too noisy to run at night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Sea Otte Classic"
Small old room with old uncomfortable mattresses. Heater was loud and only blew cold air. Refrigerator sounded as if it were powered by a jet engine. Overall tough to sleep. Unfriendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sleepless in Seaside"
Beds were very squeaky and awful. Guest noise level was unacceptable. Everything had a 20 year old tired appearance. Absolutely, positively will not go back.Genuine Expedia guest review
It is what it is. A stop gap solution between attractions. Got the suite and it was perfect for what we needed. Nothing fancy but I wasn't paying a ton. You got what you paid for which is a good thing for once. Breakfast had the usual muffin an pastries with cereal and self serve waffles.Genuine Expedia guest review
The towels and sheets were stained and questionable; there was blood on one. When we asked for more towels according the amount of people we booked the room for, we were questioned as to why. The beds were uncomfortable. Noise level at night was fine. Hotel management was ok, not overly friendly. The breakfast was ok. The price doesn't really match […] the quality. Although it's a cheaper price the quality of the room is way cheaper. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The staff was very friendly. The beds weren't the best....need to put better effort to cleaning the rooms also the rooms had a funny odor....we had got two rooms and both had the same problemGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was located conveniently to the attractions. Breakfast was decent .bathrooms a little small but clean overall good experience for a short stay we strayed one night on our way to LA.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good for the money"
It wasn't too expensive so I can't complain too much. I did have to move to 3 different rooms before we found the fridge that was supposed to be in every room. And then the last day the portrait on top of the bed fell down and hit my boyfriend which wasn't good. But other than that, you get what you paid for. The breakfast isn't bad. Id go back aga […] in. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel for the price"
If you are looking for a good hotel for a good price, this is it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"ok for the money"
this was a last-minute booking for us because our 1st, 2nd & 3rd choices were all fully booked. it was convenient, the people who work here are friendly, attentive and helpful. it's reasonably priced for what you get. the building is older, and the rooms are in need of an update/facelift and TLC.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
so soGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quick drive from Monterey but unclean"
Reception smelt like Curry. First room (201): nice look of bathroom, light of switch by door didn't work, other lights not plugged in and electrical cords showing, shower was dirty (hair), toilet was dirty (clogged with a bunch of toilet paper). Asked for different room. Second room (214): overall looked outdated but wasn't dirty. TVs in both rooms […] were fuzzy - which was easily fixed by tightening connectors but others may not think to do that. Overall would appreciate more pillows. Convenient location (quick drive from downtown and PCH) but neighborhood shady. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
""seaside" is a bit of a stretch"
Parking was sub par, even in my tiny little '03 Jetta. One of my 2 nights I came back an had to 'make a space' because the lot was full. I was offered a room with a single king bed, being alone I accept. It was a room quite literally on a street corner. I'm a heavy sleeper, but WOW. This room was NOISY. The spigot in the shower was plumbed backwards, […] the lighting was minimal at best, made me feel like they were hiding something. Overall for the price, I was very let down. Also, don't be fooled by Google maps, it's not a 2 block stroll to a useful beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old and smelly . Over priced"
Never again. Bed no comfort. Room smelled like mold. Rough toilet paper.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, comfy, spacious"
Went on a weekend scuba diving trip in Monterey and stayed the night here with my boyfriend. The room was clean and very spacious with a very large bathroom. There was a micro/fridge as well as a safe which would be nice for multi-night stays I'm sure. The bed had a nice soft topper but wasn't saggy or broken down. The continental breakfast was tasty […] and simple but not skimpy. For the price this room met all needs and then some, I would definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"not very much insolation"
dude everyone was very nice and the beds we pretty good but you could hear everything like the door might as well have not ben closed. the breakfast was great and like I said everyone was really nice. very close to everything.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The owners are super nice, we wish they would spend some sort of money on new beds. All of them squeak so bad you can hear two all your next door neighbords everytime they move. A little caulkin around the tub surround wouldn't hurt, I just don't like taking ashower with mildew all over the tub.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Everything"
Nice dated room. Divided room, 2 smaller beds in the back. Small kitchen in the middle. Very loud and uncomfortable bed, but that was the only downfall and for the price it is hard to complain about.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Closer to a low end Motel"
2 words pretty much describes the whole stay; Dirty and Noisy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, neighborhood not so good"
The hotel is reasonably priced, the rooms were very clean, the staff nice; however, some of the guest were questionable?? There was drinking going on in the parking lot; therefore, noisy in the late evening. In the morning the bottom of the stair well was filled with cigarette butts, the trash cans filled with beer bottles AND there were still people […] drinking. I was there with my grandchildren and felt this was not a good environment for them. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
badly represented by the receptionist.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"not as nice as other Howard Johnsons,"
Very average, decent location though. Not much for breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
nice suite for family, simple and practical. nice breakfastGenuine Expedia guest review
"Decent Motel-Close to Aquarium"
The rooms were somewhat noisy with late travelers, but the noise settled quickly. The Motel was clean and close enough to our destination (Aquarium) that it was convenient. Great breakfast offered (waffles/cereal/fresh pastries/juice/coffee)! Didnt need such a big room after all and they were very accommodating to move us into a smaller room!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"My stay at Howard Johnson Express-Monterey-Seaside"
The location of the hotel was in close proximity to our event - The Monterey Reggaefest. My only complaint would be that the bathroom sink was stopped up on the first day of our visit. We simply had to wash our face and teeth using the bathtub. The microwave and refrigerator were convenient as we brought food back to our room that needed to be heated […] and refrigerated. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"OK for one night stay"
Overall OK room: bed was comfortable, bathroom was clean, and TV and fridge worked. Inn is 10 minutes from Cannery Row. Only complaint is that A/C window unit had leaked into carpet and it was squishy.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is ok for a couple of nights but not much longer. The beds are very firm and it's never a good sign when there are plungers in the corner of the hallways.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Needs renovation. Beds were terrible. Location good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Late decision to stay the night before heading to our destination.....Hotel was quiet, the room was small and old needing some work, and the remote for the TV didnt have batteries, the sink in the room filled up with nasty water...yuck!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"not what I expected"
paper thin walls, unable to sleep due to all the noise from adjacent rooms. Room smelled strongly of insecticides. Room was run down and poorly maintained, faucet in bathroom sink broken, remote for TV missing, large puddle of water on the floor in the bathroom. The room was clean however.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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