Clean comfortable place to use as a base in Monterey Helpful staff Would use againGenuine Expedia guest review
Good location. Strange breakfast situation. You get your breakfast in the tiny lobby and then take it back to your room. It was nice that there was always fruit coffee and tea available and they put out cookies at night. There is not much property and some sort of water drain dispensed behind our room so it was not enjoyable to sit outside. Overall […] it was good for the price. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We arrived about 15 minutes prior to check in. He was kind enough to see if our room was ready which it was. I needed to use the restroom, but instead of opening the conference room bathroom, he made me go through the check in process and wait for our room to use the bathroom. On two occasions I attempted to try to figure out the child proof hot water […] pot. After I finally asked for help, I heard the lady (I think the owner's wife) say she saw me struggling but never offered any help. The rooms do not have air conditioning (he said all of Monterey) ,which is understandable because it rarely gets hot and it gets pretty cool in the early evening. Other than these things the hotel is pretty nice with a nice patio, plants and a little stream in back. Upon arriving the front office had these nicely displayed delicious cookies, fruit in baskets, etc. The continental breakfast was very generous and again displayed very attractively. They had trays so you can comfortably take your items to your room. I met the only lady staff member and she was very personable and took the time to talk with me. It's located where we could easily ride our bikes to the wharf and around the bay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Surprisingly nice place"
Nice rooms, very nice furnishings, understated quality.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Dissappointed in the Room"
I booked this hotel based on the overall guest ratings, but I have a different opinion than the majority. I was very disappointed in what I paid for. The first impression of the hotel was it looked old, but nice and cute. The staff was very nice and helpful. The breakfast was a standard continental. The room showed its age. The carpet was stained in […] many spots. The room was very hot and stuffy. The hotel has no AC, which it was my fault for not paying attention when booking. Spring for the hotel with AC you will be happier. There was a fireplace, but it was too hot to use. The windows were the old crank style, so they did not open very far to let in air. One window was broken, so at some points the wind would slam it shut. We had to sleep with the windows open. Our room was on the street side, so we did hear some traffic noise, but it was mostly the parking lot noise from the guests that was an issue. The bed was hard and the pillows were felt like lumpy rocks. The comforter on the bed had lost all of the fluff. I would rate this bed in my top 10 worst hotel beds. Standard bathroom amenities were included. The towels did have holes. If the sink water was not up high enough the pipes made noises. The same noise occurred when other rooms turned on water. The water pressure seemed a little low. The tap water was a pale yellow color. The WiFi was also very slow. We did not use the sauna or patio. There are plenty of better, cheap hotels in town. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was clean front desk person was nice but it is in a noisy aria next to a fire station, low brow hotel, beds were very uncomfortable, no air conditioning. I would not stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It wasn't pretty. The check in was long and unorganized. The decor is extremely outdated. I was freaked about walking on the carpet with bare feet. We laughed about the pillows being "hard." Overall, it just wasn't worth the cost.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable budget option in Monterey"
Large comfortable room. Best budget option we've found in Monterey. No coffee maker in room but good coffee available in lobby. Will stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet spacious rooms"
The people at the hotel are lovely. They have videos you can borrow for free. They have fruit (bananas, apples, oranges) plus some other treats out all day for guests. The rooms could use a little updating. They have elevators (surprising how many hotels at this price don't) and adequate parking. Their wifi is the kind that you only have to put in the […] password once rather than every time you use it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"would stay here again"
first the bad - the bathrooms need a bit of an over haul as the shower spigot fell right on my chest so i had to bend to was my hair - i'm 5'10". the shower faucet was so touchy that you either had hot or cold water - took a few mins to find the warm but never really did. the bathroom lights were so dim you couldn't feasibly put on mascara. also there […] was a musty smell from the bedroom carpet. we could hear everyone around us. now the good. our room had no patio but had a very nice corner window that overlooked trees and a babbling brook. we had breakfast here, speaking of i thought the breakfast was substantial and all the fixings. this hotel is located very well and walking to downtown and the wharf and back was totally doable. The staff upon arrival were very nice and we did help ourselves to a few cookies!! Yes even with the bathroom faults i would recommend this hotel for people who spend more time out of the hotel than in. I stayed for the Big Sur Marathon and will stay here next year. this hotel has such potential but then it would cost like the others do...sooooo Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent for what I needed"
Great communication prior to my stay (arranging for late arrival). Great location - not far from Pebble Beach, close to restaurants. Clean and comfortable room. Only complaint was my shower would randomly go ice cold, but worked fine once I wiggled the handle. Very happy with this choice and my stay for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location, free parking, breakfast was just ok. We changed rooms due to location..you do not want to be on the noisy, unattractive street side. Wound up on the third floor rear with a pretty green treed view. Had a lovely King Sized room with working fireplace. Having two sinks was really good also! Would stay here again for the convenience and […] value. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location, quiet street"
We loved this hotel - would definitely stay again. Beautiful greenbelt/forest-like setting out our window. Neighborhood was quiet, classy, and very close to main downtown area. Bed was really comfy, spacious room - loved our stay!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Walking Distance to Old Monterey"
Great place to stay! Parking is free, coffee and continental breakfast is a great way to start your day. Easy to walk to many different bars, restaurants, and the wharf.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice small and clean hotel in a good area"
Quite good experience, except the room was too hot. We didn't know that the heater must be on or off. Temp. setting didn't workGenuine Expedia guest review
This is an adequate hotel located south of Monteray down town . There are no restaurants nearby . Staff were nice . Breakfast plentiful . There were cookies in the afternoons . It did get booked out over the weekends and they ran out of on site parking but there was plenty available on the street . The beds were very comfortable and you could hear minimum […] noise from adjacent rooms . My 2nd floor room was huge with a window overlooking a creek . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was absolutely wonderful... helpful and friendly. The rooms, however, are fairly old, have no AC, and while they are fairly clean, you don't exactly feel like you're in anything above a Motel 6. I paid $40 more for my stay than I did for a stay in a Hilton in San Fran. This is NOT the Hilton by any stretch... They do, however, have free WiFi, […] no parking fees, and offer free DVDs to guests, which are all nice touches. It's not a bad place, but when I saw the four-star rating given by guests, I suppose I had something a LITTLE more luxurious in mind. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great ambiance with good lighting, fireplace"
The fireplace was in the room with a commerical log, ready to light. the back facing rooms have windows that open, facing a wooded glen with great privacy... Lamps and lighting are well placed. The desk is rather small. Bring your own WiFi hub for privacy. Notepad for writing was not there, but I had paper in my laptop bag... Continental breakfast was […] well-stocked. Don’t expect room service. This is close to the Wharf restaurants. Take the 01 North to North Fremont for more dining and more Fish Cafe’s This is a small one story hotel. and parking is tight, not for large vehicles. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A pretty nice stay"
Overall the experience was pretty good. The stay was for my gf's birthday, and we both enjoyed ourselves. Location is only about 5 min walk from downtown, prefect for going out the bars or to dinner and not having to worry about driving or extra $ for a cab. Overall the cleanliness of the room was great, but a few towels were frayed and needing to be […] replaced. The staff was very friendly. They serve a continental breakfast, which was better than some other hotels, but still lacking in my opinion. The bed was actually comfortable t my surprise, and the pillows were not at the usual hardness that most other places have. I'd recommend staying here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Been here before, will come back again"
Comfortable, clean. A convenient 4 block walk to Portola Plaza, 2-3 blocks to restaurants downtown. Staff are friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable Stay in Monterey"
Hotel was quiet, room was very comfortable, front desk staff was extremely helpful with directions and dining recommendations. Breakfast offerings were adequate. Hotel location was a plus, as it was away from the busy downtown and tourist area but easily accessible to Fisherman's Wharf and the Aquarium. The area around the hotel was lovely, especially […] Abrego Street, with its quaint shops and good dining spots. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I have seen the hotel for decades, but I had never stayed with them. I'm glad I did. It's not a great hotel, but a good one. The rooms are very clean, which is extremely important. The amenities are fine, particularly the log in the fireplace. It's great having a refrigerator and microwave. I only used the refrigerator for a bottle of wine. The outside […] areas are clean. A little work needs to be done on the landscaping, but once that's taken care of, things will be perfect. I liked having fruit available in the office. The breakfast buffet is well displayed and ample. It is worth noting that at check-in, the gentleman was pleasant and thorough and he wasn't high on drugs. I've stayed in far too many hotels on the Peninsula where the night staff appeared to have indulged in something to keep them awake. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good for the price"
The hotel stay was satisfactory. For the price you pay it provides what you need, a clean place to stay in. The rooms do need to be updated inside. The bed was clean and comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
JOHN the manager in charge when we checked in was very informative and answered all questions ..Nice and professional with lots of humor..We will be back..Genuine Expedia guest review
"stayed to use Monterey airport"
Hotel was great, unfortunately the flight out of Monterey was cancelled so the stay was short & interrupted.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Tastefully updated Inn on edge of Downtown."
Good choice for those looking for a clean , close for walking to historic downtown and wharf area stay, with nice updates and wonderful staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient location, a bit dated"
Very clean, comfortable. Dated and simple, doesn't stand out. The continental breakfast is highly overrated as there is no room for seating.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location, friendly & helpful staff, spacious room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice place to stay."
Very nice place. Close 15 minute walk to fisherman's wharf. Would definitely stay here again. Loved the free cookies, snacks, and movie rentals.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great value quiet hotel"
We thoroughly enjoyed our few nights here. The staff were helpful and friendly and the breakfast was plenty for us. This could be taken back to the room or on the outdoor deck (it was a bit too cold while we were there). There was also coffee and cookies available in the afternoon and evening. The staff were aleays on hand to help or advise on local […] amenities. The location was in a quiet area yet within 5 minutes walk of the main shopping area. Fisherman's Wharf is about 15 minutes walk and Cannery Row about 30 minutes. There are numerous bars and restaurants within the 30 minute walking area. The room was clean, well maintained and quite spacious with a small balcony. A very nice hotel with reasonable rates. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient for AT&T Golf tournament"
Staff was very friendly but no one is on duty after 10PM.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location - just short walk to downtown. Room was clean and staff friendly. Cookies and fruit in evening were very nice. Breakfast on Saturday morning didn't start until 7:00 but we had to leave at 6:30 for golf tournament. No coffee pot in room - would have been nice at 6:30!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel close with the library"
It is pleasant and sweet to stay here, with the help from friendly front desk. The breakfast is simple but enough. In the morning, it could take 10 minutes to the fisherman wharfGenuine Expedia guest review
"overpriced for being outdated"
The hotel was clean, plenty of parking. We did not venture to the patio not attend the breakfast that is provided in the (small) lobby. The hotel decor is out of date (faux marble walls). The shower/tub had a shower curtain (cloth/cotton) but no liner so the bathroom floor was covered in water each time we showered...not fun.Genuine Expedia guest review
We enjoyed the stay very much. The staff was prompt, courteous and efficient and the room was super clean with all the necessary items such as fridge and microwave. Of course we loved the proximity to the historic district, the yogurt store, Trader Joe's, the hiking path along the waterfront, etc. The only problem was that the desk clerk knew nothing […] about signing us up for the discount earned by staying a certain number of days. That reduces the incentive for booking on hotels.com. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Everything was clean and tidy, but the bath/shower needed some TLC.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Conference Center"
I was pleased with my stay at the Colton Inn. I had a conference down the street at the Conference Center and it was a quick 10 minute walk. The hotel staff are all very friendly. The breakfast was perfect for me. I was able to grab a tray and eat while getting ready in the morning. They even have coffee cups with lids to take a cup with me on my walk. […] It was also very convenient having a refrigerator and microwave. The room was clean and nice. My only complaint was the bed. It was a little too hard for my liking. Our friends stayed at the hotel as well and they had a more comfortable bed, so I guess it was just mine. Overall, it was a nice place to stay and I will come back again next year. I recommended it to others at the conference and they all said it was a good recommendation. Much better than paying $250 for the hotels on the water! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Alvarado and walking distance to wharf"
The carpet is very old so it has lots of spots on it. Wall to wall is so 80's, they should put I. Hardwood flooring or something. Sheets were a little old too but clean, ditto on the bathroom, old but clean. Is a good location and the setup is kind of nice with walkways and stairwells, it doesn't feel like a roadside motel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Terrific staff, terrific location, well run hotel"
The Colton Inn people were great. Property is in a super convenient location and a great value for the $. We had a very comfortable 4 night stay and plan to return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"clean and quiet"
quiet room. comfortable beds. good breakfast.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"excellent location to downtown"
excellent location, helpful staff, cannot open window to just a slight degree but what brings the rating down is the uncomfortable bed.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good breakfast, stained sheets, problem with bathtub sewerGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The location was perfect, convenient to everything. The hotel itself was not up to standard for the price. Much better properties in the same price point nearby.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Christmas at the Colton Inn"
Wow! Great stay. I came here a couple of years ago and the room was C O L D. This time, two years later, it was toasty warm. Everything was great and the location can't be beat. We were able to bike along the coast and through Pacific Grove. I highly recommend the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were greeted warmly by the man at the front desk and given the perfect local seafood dining suggestion. The room was clean, quiet, and spacious. Everything was as expected based on the description and prior reviews. We were very pleased with our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"extra little things make this place GREAT!"
Very friendly staff, decent location (not quite walking distance to town, but close enough). Little perks like DVD library to borrow from, cookies/tea, etc. in the afternoon/evening, great coffee and breakfast options, comfortable room (fireplace! yeah!)Genuine Expedia guest review
Loved the hotel. We were less than 15 to point lobos. Beautiful hiking trail to experience the beauty of color and nature.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient downtown location."
Colton Inn is a great value. Very friendly staff. Rooms are nicely sized. We had a corner room with wrap around window. Convenient to walk or ride bike to old adobes, downtown, wharf. Only problem was refrigerator froze all of our vegetables, eggs, cheese we planned to have for picnic next day :(. Reported to management.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, reasonable price"
Parking is tight and hard to maneuver in the lot. Pillows are hard. Location near restaurants is good.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Expensive for the size of room"
The fireplace is a nice touch. The staff is friendly. Not very close to the Aquarium, but close to downtown.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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