"Very good value"
Comfortable rooms that need some updating. Breakfast (free) in the morning was varied and good. Have stayed here 3 times and would recommend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I was bummed when the front desk person told me that the pool and hot tub were not working due to heater problems. Add clearly stated year round heated pool and spa/hot tub, I don't have these nice features at my home and I was looking forward to a good hot soak. My opinion is that the heater problem is that it is not turned on, maybe I am wrong, any […] other people get the same story? We stayed middle of march. Over all hotel was clean, staff was friendly rooms were comfortable, location was fine, could hear the ocean surf from our balcony Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Will need a car but really liked the location. Staff was nice, but could tell the man didn't want to be there. New girl was super sweet. Good breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not a good place to stay"
The pool and spa are broken, freezing cold. The maid takes away towels every morning when u r not in the room, but never replace with fresh ones. So when u come back in the evening want to take a shower, no towel. It seems they clean the room around four, though i never had the chance to have it cleaned for my four days there. One day I was having a […] nap, they knocked on the door for half an hour until I finally got up and opened it. I told her just to replace the towels, she asked me how many did i want. I will never go there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Do Not Stay Here"
Horrible does not begin to describe my experience at this hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very friendly staff!"
The staff at the Lighthouse Losge is more than accompanying in their customer service and made our trip that much more memorable! Great people in a beautiful location.Genuine Expedia guest review
"An Old Favorite"
We have been staying here for more than 20 years. The property has gone through many changes over that time. Last year we vowed not to come back but, old habits are hard to break. You can't beat the location...easy walk to beach, trails, golf, beautiful cemetery and it is quiet and peaceful. The rooms are very comfortable but, show considerable wear […] and tear. The management seems to be trying...while there they were installing new roofing on one of the buildings and doing repairs and updating to breakfast room. While the staff made a point of telling us the office was now open 24/7 for any of our needs, when we called for extra pillows at 7PM we were told "I'll see what I can do but, can't promise I can get them to you". We never got the pillows though we asked 3 times in 2 days. Finally just gave up as we did not want to be aggrivated and spoil an otherwise great time. As stated earlier the rooms are very comfortable and everything workded. Sliders are clouded and difficult to open. The maids always forget to replenish someting...coffee, creamer, sweetener, toilet paper. We will stay again and hope things keep getting better. The price is certainly reasonable for the location and the comfort. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to attractions such as Cannery Row"
We enjoyed our stay very much. It was nice and peaceful at night. We could sleep without hearing alot of traffic. Very nice room and the employees were very kind. We will plan on coming back most definitely.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved my stay had great room very clean comfortable. Breakfast buffet great . From the balcony seen deers it was great experience.Genuine Expedia guest review
We love the Lighthouse Lodge and Cottages. The facilities are comfortable and clean and the breakfast and wine and cheese in the afternoon on the cottage side are great. Very nice staff. We return often and they're also dog friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"overated at best"
Hotel appears fantastic when viewing your website.Then you get to your room,TVS are old ,room was in disrepair.Staff was cordial at best,tried telling front desk upon checking out about things broken in room,she was dismissive .The staff in the breakfast dining room was nice.Otherwise would not return-even the housekeeping staff is VERY UNFRIENDLY. […] Monterey has many other choices -we will go elsewhere in the future... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hard to see a hotel you like start to slip."
To be fair, I've stayed at this hotel for years. Every time I'm in Monterey, I like to stay here, so to see it start to slip, was disheartening to me. There Cottages are roomy and comfortable. The rooms are a little dated, but clean. The problem is the holes along the floorboards in the bathroom. There is also the issue of the pipes for the shower sticking […] out of the wall, you should not be able to see the backend of the plumbing, just the showerhead. This is supposed to be a suite room. Overall I would recommend this place to friends, I just hope they fix the deficiencies in the rooms. The location is Premier, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very pleasant surroundings and nice room."
Great room and friendly staff. Comfortable bed and it was nice to have the fire place in the room.Genuine Expedia guest review
A very quiet and enjoyable experience. I appreciated the sensativity of the desk clerk when she checked us in. We have a difficult time with stairs and somehow we had been assigned to the second floor. She gave us another room away from the cemetary view and we were disappointed. However, as we were parking, she came to us and let us know that we had […] been upgraded to a room accross the street. Just a 3-4 step stairs to climb. The kitchen was close by. Really appreciate the staff's accommodating attitude. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was a wonderful place to stay. The breakfast was hot and the Jacuzzi and pool was nice too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, family of 4 retreat"
We weren't expecting the hotel to be a 4 star stay, but were pleasantly surprised. We were upgraded to a fireplace 2BD Queen room and it was clean, carpet was dark so it was hard to really say how clean it was, we did have to exterminate a few ants, but being so close the cemetery ground floor would explain little critters coming in. Upstairs guest […] def had heavy feet, but for the most part it didn't bother us. Bathrooms were clean, a little mildew on the ceiling, but being so close the ocean it was acceptable. Our room had a sliding door that lead right into the cemetery and it wasn't menacing, even my 7-year old was adventurous enough to walk around the quiet cemetery. The location was excellent for a 1.2 mile walk to the lighthouse and great views of the cliffs. i will bring my bike next time if weather permits. I would stay again if the rate is fair. I love that it was away from the busy aquarium and downtown Monterey. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not the same"
The pictures on the web site are not the same conditions in reality. The rooms had furniture that was torn and worn and not comfortable (chairs). The room was very plain with paint on the wall that seemed like they were not done painting. The outside was not bad but the room was worn and the breakfast location was short of any ambiance and the buffet […] was short of variety. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"close to beaches and good location"
The room smelled very musty. There was a foul smell outside of our room, the hot tub was cold our second night.Genuine Expedia guest review
needs to be updated and cleaner roomsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"You get what you pay for!"
comfy beds, decent breakfast. needs some sprucing up!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Located near beach and lighthouse, and very quiet. Facilities are old and need updating. Staff very pleasant and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"In town for a wedding!"
Our stay at the Lighthouse in was very comfortable! The staff was very helpful and friendly! Loved the location being only a couple of blocks from the beach!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Less than acceptable"
Arriving, I was underwhelmed by the condition of the room. We needed a dog friendly room, so that could have been a factor, but the upholstery was ripped on one of the chairs, curtains frayed, and in general just a touch run down. But the real deal breaker for us was as night came, I turned on the heat and it didn't work. When I called the front desk, […] they sent out maintenance and the gentleman told us the heater doesn't work – they are waiting for a part. I wonder why the hotel would check us in knowing the heat was broken. They offered us a space heater as a solution. At the price per night, I was livid at the thought of having a space heater. Fortunately we were refunded but had to find another hotel last minute as this one was fully booked. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Our stay at the Lighthouse Lodge"
The room was very nice. The staff was outstanding in all ways, very eager to help in any way they could. The breakfast was outstanding.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good breakfast, good bed, needs updating"
Didn't like looking at cemetary, patio door didn't have good privacy curtains.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good location for quiet unspoilt beach and spectac"
Reception staff should have been more knowledgeable and friendly ........mold in our bathroom (room 260) should be treated seriouslyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The outside was charming and within walking distance to ocean & lighthouse. The inside was dated and the bathroom needs renovating. The staff was awesome. The room was cozy, but again it needs a little updating. Breakfast was delicious. I never turned on the TV or used the pool or spa, but I did connect to Wi-Fi easily with hotel password. I will definitely […] return. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel on the Monterey Peninsula"
My husband and I agreed that everything in our hotel room was just a little bit broken (rattling ceiling fan, non-operational bathroom telephone, clunky fireplace, fuzzy TV) but overall our experience was very pleasing. The shower had excellent water pressure - something I really appreciate in a Central Coast hotel, the jacuzzi tub was amazing, and […] the room was large and comfortable. I would highly recommend a king-fireplace suite. Also, the location was perfect for walking to the beach. There was minimal noise from the street or from other guests since the lodge is in a pretty residential area, and the close proximity to Fisherman's Wharf, 17-mile drive, and other area attractions was very convenient. I would also highly recommend breakfast at First Awakenings and dinner at Il Vecchio - two little gems we discovered on our mini vacay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very clean, close to ocean and within a mile of restaurants, complimentfy breakfast of the menu. Would recommend to others and the price wont break your budget.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Don't Stay Here"
If you're looking for a 3-4 star hotel, this is NOT one of them. The room smelled of strong deodorizer. The sheets smelled like bleach and it was hard to sleep because of the smell and the spongy bed. The room was ugly with dark violet paint and dark brown wood - very dated. Some of the doors were very scratched from age and moisture. The staff was […] very nice and professional. Decent breakfast. I was so disappointed and upset by this place- worst we have ever booked and we did so bkz of incorrect rating. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The room smells old, and musty. It needs a serious makeover. Only one sink, bathroom is tiny. The bed was covetable. TV is outdated. Price to rent a movie was $16.00- way too high. Price was Ok.. But I won't stay there again The breakfast was gone when we arrived at 9:20...only scrambled eggs. The room to dine in is old and tiny. Coffee was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
The photos online were very misleading. The photo of the room we were supposed to stay in had a fireplace in it and the room was down in a dongeoun like atmosphere. Our room overlooked a cemetary so the closest we came to a fire place was a creamatory near by. The breakfast was ok but we had to travel across the road to another location to get to it. […] This was a birthday get away and I was very disappointed in our room. I will never stay here again and would not recommend it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A little shabby, but..."
The rooms are large, but the 2 full beds seemed small and were kind of squeaky. Linens were clean but a bit threadbare and pillows were worn and lumpy. View was of the cemetery; our kids loved running around and checking out the headstones. But kind of creepy that there was no separation between the properties at all and our sliding glass door at ground […] level was old and rickety with no extra locks. Maybe a fence is in order? And a better door?? That being said, location is hard to beat and the breakfast at the cottages side of the property was lovely. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I didn't understand all the negative reviews/the mediocre ratings. If you know what you're getting into (that it's an older establishment with potentially some of the quirks that come along with it) I don't see how you can be displeased. Took my girlfriend the the cottages for our anniversary and had an amazing time. Reasonable rates, our room was AMAZING, […] the fireplace and Jacuzzi tub were great (we had to press down really hard to get the Jacuzzi function to work; this is not worth deducting a point) and the entire location of the cottages was great. The people were so nice, including the other guests, and the staff was very helpful to me when I stupidly left my key and wallet in my room. A very quiet, peaceful atmosphere and we loved it, considering we were still so close to everything.Across the street from a cemetery, it's definitely not invasive and you don't feel like you're on top of it or anything. We were hoping to see deer, and we got to see a mother and her fawn RIGHT there. We miss it already! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice but dated"
Location was great and so was the price. The lodge desperately needs maintenance and updating. They could do so much just by having someone go through removing mould, re-calking the bathroom and just doing general fixing. It is right beside a graveyard so the neighbours are quite but you can hear everything outside your room door. We knew what to expect […] so we were not disappointed, except in the breakfast. Completely skipped it and when to the Lighthouse Cafe. The place was clean but please bring it up to this century. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Didn't know a cemetary was going to be our view.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room was perfect for our family for location and size but it was dated and has not been maintained - the bathroom walls were moldy and the wall with the shower fixture was actually soft.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location - In need of renovation"
We have stayed at this hotel on and off for 15 years. The location is unmatched. It is in need of renovation, which is coming this year. Other than some challenges in checking in, we enjoyed our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, disappointing condition."
We have stayed at this hotel, both in the cottages and rooms, but found on this visit that the hotel is run down terribly. The building we stayed in needed major repair both inside and out. Steps with no railing, blocked hallways with rollaway beds. Dirty carpeting and upholstery. Outdated furnishing (from the 60's). Cracked and dirty floor tiles. Tub […] and plumbing in terrible working order. Old, dirty window casings. We were very unhappy with this hotel and will not return. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"great location, staff was very friendly"
wonderful location, great staff, but the unit really needs some updating. fireplace was in poor condition. the bathroom shower was poorly repaired, sliding door was hard to open, one outlet didn't work. breakfast was pretty good and well stocked, especially on Friday morning that the place was pretty full. towels and bath items were very good however. […] the pet fee seemed a little high at $50. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We stayed here for three nights over Christmas. The grounds are lovely, and the connected units resemble a motel more than a lodge. I didn't see any "cabins." The room was refurbished, but not as lovely as depicted on the website...but very spacious and comfortable. We had a fireplace, which made it nice. But cozying up by the fire was difficult with […] only one chair in the room! So we moved a lawn chair in off of the deck and used a pillow to make do. The inclusive breakfast was excellent and made the room rate a great deal. The afternoon wine & snacks were very nice as well. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Change in revisits"
This visit/stay in the cottage side of Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages was not as "happy" as previous stays. It took hours to warm the room, the toilet was not securely attached to the floor, the carpeting definitely needs to be CLEANED. The GOOD portion of the stay - the chefs & wait staff in the dining area - as always, TERRIFIC. The Housecleaning crew, […] EFFICIENT and very pleasant. Since Room requests cannot be guaranteed, the cottages facing Lighthouse Ave are less desirable due to traffic noise. Why do we return? Newest Management Group appear to be making progress in "fixing" the areas of deficiencies; the staff always make our visit enjoyable; and the LOCATION of the facility. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"excellent hotel close to beach, and golf courses."
excellent breakfast included with stay. Very quiet with good wyfy capabilities. We stay here when in the area and recommend it highly.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Old and worn but good location"
We have been staying at this hotel for the past 15-20 years. The staff and exterior maintenance are excellent. However, the mattress, bedding, towels, and TV are old and worn. Needs updatingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Poor quality for the price of room."
Room was not ready at 2pm in the afternoon, had to return after 4 pm to check in. Was very tired from the long drive. The linen was old and worn, and none of the service workers spoke english, considered this very poor service for the price of the roomGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Needs a makeover"
The outside of the motel is not an indicator of the inside. The inside is extremely dated...There is a frig and microwave in the motel, which is housed in the entertainment center in the sleeping area and the frig runs making an audible sound allll night long. The slider is so scratched you can not even see thru it, and there is no screen....This is […] not mentioning the motel backs up to the cemetery....And there is mold on the ceiling over the shower, and the fan doesn't work......I wouldn't stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I have stayed at the Lighthouse Lodge on numerous occasions-----this was by far the best room. It was on the cottage side and had an ocean view ( in the distance, but we knew it was there). We had close access to the lounge where we had a complete and made to order breakfast each morning. We will go back and request the same room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice place, a little outdated but clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The jacuzzi tub we were looking forward to using on the second of a three night stay did not work. There was a control knob missing and it would not turn on. When we checked out I mentioned it and the person checking us out did not even bother to write it down, apologize, offer any discount or even state she would have it fixed. Staff should be able […] to notice a control missing and report it.There were plenty of empty rooms and if management had their act together they would have known about the jacuzzi tub and not rented the room. There were also a few dimmer switches that didn't appear to do anything and a few light switches did not seem to do anything either. A few of the switches operated upside down. Not sure why a simple fix wasn't done for those. All in all a very poor management team running this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We were in the "cottages" section of the property. The pool and spa are across the street at the "lodge" section and we never saw them. The dining room on the cottage side is very nice. Breakfast is included, they have a good selection of options.Genuine Expedia guest review
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