"Great value, pride of ownership"
Very clean motel. When I inquired about an ice machine, the front desk clerk brought a bucket of ice to our room. Bed was comfy and sheets were crisp. I would definitely stay here againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you for taking the time to write a review. and thank you for staying with us. As the new owners we purchase a high end commercial washer and dryer to keep our linens and towels clean, glad you noticed. Hope to see you again soon and we are happy to have served you.
"Good price, Super clean and quiet"
I travel a ton and have stayed in many hotels. I liked this one. Good value for the money. Not fancy but super clean, nice staff and quiet. I slept well and felt save and sound. There also is a gas station and mini market on the same property which made for a convenient get away. I recommend this oneGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you for writing a kind review. Our team keeps the property clean and ready for our guests. Many of our customers value having the mini mart and gas station on the property. We generally are the price leader in the Marina on gas. Thank you for staying with us from myself and our staff. We value your patronage.
"Worst. Place. Ever."
Located in the middle of a gas station. That should have been clue number 1. We would have been better off sleeping on a rock, the bed left our backs sore for two days. 2. Dirty bathroom and water in tub wouldn't drain. When you find urine on the bathroom floor around the toilet area, you know the place must be crawling with disgusting germs and bacteria, […] let alone what else you might come across. Avoid unless there's no other choice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Dj We are sorry that you had a bad experience at our property. When you had a problem with your room had you brought it to the attention of the front desk immediately we would have responded and made sure that you had a clean and proper room. We take our customer service seriously but if we do not know your problem we cannot help you. Again we are sorry that you had a bad experience at out property.
"middle of nowhere"
A decent hotel at a great price. Nothing close by although Monterey was only a 10 min drive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. As you have noted we are close to Monterey but at Marina value pricing. We serve a great continental breakfast which I hope you participated in. Hope to see you again and Thank You for staying with us.
"Weekend in Monterey"
Hotel was very nice, clean and comfortable. Wifi didn't work in the evening but other than that it was good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you for writing a very kind review. I am sorry that you experienced WiFi problems during the evening as we have had some problems with an access point in one of the buildings. I am working on getting it fixed. The clean and comfortable comes from our staff and location. Thank you for staying with us. We hope to see you again soon.
"Not as bad as others"
I think some people on here are a little overly underwhelmed. This is a chain hotel, not a five star resort. It is what should be expected. No more, no less. The room was clean and tidy and the gas station in the lot was more of a convenience than a problem. The area was safe and close to every surrounding city, so if you expect to be blown away by […] fancy towels and a resort like set up then go to a five star resort, not a hojo. You get what you pay for and I felt safe and comfortable, which is all that really matters. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you for writing a very nice review. As you have noted we have clean well maintained rooms. We try to provide high quality service at a value oriented location. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon.
"Home Away from Home"
Very nice and quiet hotel... Towels are fresh and soft. Friendly staff breakfast area clean and nice atmosphere and fresh food including yogurt, fruits, cereal, milk and soy milk. Over all VERY NICE and CLEAN!!!. I will definitely will stay in this hotel again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you for taking the time to write a very kind review. Our team prepares a very good continental breakfast as you have noted. Again as you have noted our team keeps our Howard Johnson Marina clean and fresh. The new fancy commercial washer does the laundry work. Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again soon.
The campus is close to the college campus, CSUMB. The only thing that I didn't like what that, the shower doesn't drain as fast as one would expect.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you for taking the time to write a review. After your complaint we sent Chris to the room you occupied to clean the drain. Thank your for your patience in this matter.
"Best choice with that price"
I strongly recomend yhis hotel if you will stay Monterey. It's just few miles away from downtown and 17miles drive road. Very nice, kind, and friendly owner and staffs. I will stay here next time again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you for writing a review and for staying with us. As you have noted our location is close to all of the points of interest. Sarah and her staff are always ready to serve you. Thank You again.
"Comfortable stay, good value."
A bit noisy at night as it is close to the highway. Breakfast is good and the room is clean.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you for writing a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. As the new owners of the property we have been upgrading both the level of service and the property itself. Thank you for staying with us.
The service was excelent. The owner was super nice, and very helpful; great breakfast. The bed was super comfortable, the room super clean as well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank You very much for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina. We are the new owners of the property and are making efforts in all areas to upgrade our service. Sarah has put together a very nice continental breakfast and our staff keep our rooms clean. Thank you again for the very kind review.
"Very Nice Place To Stay!"
I was up in the area on business and wanted a reasonable place to stay. This was the most reasonable hotel in the area at the time so I booked it. The hotel is off of the beach, inland a bit, but just a short drive if that is what you are looking for. When I showed up I was a bit confused as there is a gas station as part of the complex, had not seen […] that before. I was greeted by a wonderful young lady which took care of my reservation, and then also offered me fresh chocolate cookies and a bottle of cold water!! Never had such a greeting checking in. After I got to my room, what a surprise! I was expecting bottom of the bag but instead, the room was very large and freshly remodeled, very nice and comfortable! Again in the morning which I was checking out, they offered a typical continental breakfast. I don't typically eat, but did sit and chat with the very nice woman setting the breakfast up with a cup of coffee. If I am ever up in the northern coastal area again, I will for sure stay there again!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"very clean hotel and friendly stuff"
The owner or manager Ms Wang checked us in. Did a lot of effort to put our 3 rooms next to each other. One of my friend forgot to bring tooth brush, and found it at 9:30pm, she helped my friend to look for it, and finally got one for her at 10:30pm. Also breakfast is much better than most of free breakfast from a large hotel!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you for the kind review. Sarah and our staff try to give personal service to all of our customers.As you have noted our continental breakfast is very good. Thank you for staying with us.
"Great value; excellent solution for a weekend"
We have stayed at this hotel with our grandkids and booked two rooms. Price was great, excellent quality of facilities and very friendly service plus good breakfast. Lady at the front desk was REALLY very helpful and made you feel at home. This hotel is a hidden treasure if you want to visit Santa Cruz and Monterey in a one visit. Hotels in both places […] are ridiculously overpriced and this one is located right in between both cities and cost half. If you are driving along the coast - don't miss this one! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank You for writing a detailed review. We think our location is ideal as you have noted. Easy access to many points of interest. Sarah is truly a gem and she works hard for our customers. Our breakfast has nutrition and variety. Thank You again.
"Clean room, friendly staff"
My stay was better than I expected for a budget hotel. Staff was friendly and room was remodeled. Better than most I have stayed at at this level.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you for the great review. Sarah and her team deliver an excellent customer experience as you have noted. Our rooms are large and well cared for. Thank you again for writing a review.
not business but not leisure either. Very convient to where I was going. Clean rooms & friendly people. The breakfast room was a bit crowded but the breakfast was tasty.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you for the great review. We try hard to deliver clean rooms with friendly service and are very happy for the customer feedback. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina.
the beds are VERY BAD!!!!! and I would not recommend this place to anyone until the bed issue is addressed!!"""Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Neil We are very sorry that you had a bad experience with our beds. I do not know which room had the problem but usually if you let the front desk know of the issue they can resolve it. Again I am very sorry that you had a bad nights sleep due to one of our beds.
Recently remodeled rooms. Firendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte You hit the high points, fresh rooms friendly staff. Thanks for the review and thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina.
"Close to highway and easy drive to Monterey"
The lady at the reception (I think also the manager, Sarah I think?) was really nice. Rooms were clean and large, however we got the 2 double beds and they are definitely double, not queen - it was a tight squeeze for my husband and I to sleep in the same bed (my son got the other one). Gas station conveniently right there. We only went down to breakfast […] the last day, which was a shame because breakfast was pretty good and included quite a few choices (coffee was good too, 2 different roasts!). I would stay again, but we would probably get the king bed and ask for a roll-away. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Yes Sarah is great and she always tries to help our customers. Our rooms are large and clean. I am sorry that the double beds were a bit small for you and your husband. Sarah can help next time. Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a nice review.
"The nicest place I stayed in a long time!"
The hotel is of recent construction. Everything is "extremely clean." I arrived late last Tuesday and was greeted by a wonderful lady who manages the establishment. She placed me in a nice, well-kept room. As I said, everything was spotless --- bed sheets, towels, carpets. The breakfast was very good --- 2 types of cereals, good coffee, fresh fruit, […] excellent OJ, fresh milk, morning fruit grain bars, etc. Hi-speed internet connection was good. TV channel selection was somewhat limited, but it was ample for my needs. Good parking, and the hotel is adjacent to a Valero gas station/mini-market with competitive gas prices. I wish they could move the hotel closer to Palo Alto and then I would stay there all the time for business. Marina is a beautiful coastal community and well worth the visit, and while you're there, this hotel is the place to stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Wow, thanks for the great review. Well I do not think we can just slide the property up the coast abit. But we are happy to have you stay with us anytime. We are continuing with many upgrades to our property. Thank you for writing a review.
"Great hotel, but a little out of the way"
Had a great stay during Memorial Day weekend. The hotel wasn't as close to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row as we would have liked. That being said, it was only a 10 minute drive. The hotel was clean (and that's saying a lot cuz I'm a germ-a-phob) and the staff was very helpful. They just renovated and we were quite pleased with the new linens, […] flat screen TV, etc. The room also offered a fridge and microwave. That's great since I travel with little ones. Great experience overall! I would book again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Stay, Clean hotel with extras"
Very comfortable stay. As soon as we arrived, the girl at the front desk was very nice. She was very welcoming and left me with a smile on my face. Check in was easy. We needed to check in early and they had no problem with that. Our room was bigger than expected and came equipped with a mini fridge, and microwave. It also had a small balcony which […] was very nice. It was very clean as well. There is also a gas station right on their parking lot which is very convenient except for the fact that they don't sell any alcohol. Our stay was good except for one small incident. There was an older lady just keeping an eye on us. As we walked to the gas station she asked me "What room are you staying in?" out of no where. It was very weird. We told her anyway. She then went inside the lobby and came back after we were out of the gas station to tell us that we checked in for 2 and there was 3 of us. In my opinion, it was very rude to assume that all 3 were staying. She was very rude in the way she approached us. I told her that my little sister wasn't staying as she lived in Watsonville and my mother would come pick her up. It seemed like she was keeping an eye out for us the whole night. That made it a little uncomfortable. Except for that. Everything else was good. I do recommend this hotel but they need to do something about the way that one lady does things. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to golf courses"
Excellent. Very friendly staff. Had microwave and fridge. Room was large and clean. Attentive staff. Asked for quiet section of hotel and it was. For all the expensive places to stay in/around Marina/Monterey, this hotel was a superb bargain and a very comfortable place to stay. I'm a very low maintenance person, but I got exactly what I asked for and […] at a great price. If I'm in the area again, this is where I'll stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best Price and perfect Clean"
Nice and clean room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good affordable hotel, great service"
Mercedes and Sarah were great to deal with. Rooms recently renovated. Conveniently located for Monterey and good prices.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good budget hotel; convenient location to CSUMB"
The only suggestion I have is for the hotel to have at least ONE (1) pillow that is not huge; I forgot my 'flat' pillow at home and the hotel pillows are too big - neck ache! Rooms very clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Will stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
some remodeling going on but did not interfere with stay. very friendly people in charge.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Staff was very friendly! Pulled back covers to find a tangle of hair below the pillow - ew. Heard some outside traffic/noises at night.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great short term stay"
Very clean, great thick big towels, wi if is free. It is located behind a gas station, so that is convenient, close to Marina Beach. A very good short term stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you for writing a very nice review. Our gas station and mini mart offer convenience to our guests as you have noted. Our team keeps the rooms and property clean and we have free WiFi with good bandwidth. Thank you for staying with us.
"Very clean; good value"
Very convenient and economical. Only criticism is the use of the 'double roll' toilet paper in the dispensers which stack one on top of the other: when the bottom roll is empty, can't unroll/access the top roll since it is too thick to turn on the roller.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and clean"
Our stay overall was very comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room that we stayed in was very comfortable and well kept and a great deal for the price. And it is located in a very convenient location. In close proximity to CSUMB, the Monterey peninsula, and all the great golf courses from nearby Gilroy to Carmel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent place, paltry breakfast"
Place is decent, clean, but nothing special. The breakfast is only bananas and pastries with coffee. Very little in the hotel other than the room you get, but the room is decent and nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was very clean. The owners have put a lot of effort in upgrading the rooms. My son goes to school in Seaside, We will be staying here everytime we come to visit. It is an excellant hotel and the price is perfect for a family that is paying for a child in college.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Place for the budget travellers"
The staff was very friendly and though they were repairing their lobby we never faced any issues while checking in or checking out as they had made excellent alternate arrangement. The rooms were very clean and tidy and the best part was they were non smoking rooms but they had put a chair ouside the room for smokers like us. Flat screen TV,Fridge,Microwave […] and the best part is high speed internet they had. it was about 20 Mbps. WOuld definitely choose this on small weekend getaways Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very clean; good value"
the only negatives were the "continental breakfast" (a tiny pre-packaged sweet roll and coffee is NOT a continental breakfast!), and poor to non-existent wi-fi. With the poor continental breakfast offering the coffee in the room, microwave, and minifridge were very much appreciated. Will stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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"the Clerk was very rude and the service was lousy"
Clerk refused to give a discount after waiting 20 minutes in the cold just received the roomGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"No breakfast or cleaning services"
No one came in and cleaned the room each day. It was clean to start but the bathroom window was stuck open and I there really wasn't a continental breakfast. I was told I could get a banana and a cup of coffee for free that was on the property.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean and quietGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was definitely kind of weird to check in at the gas station but the hotel is newer and pretty clean. It was quiet even with gas station right out front. Like most all the other hotels in that area they do not have an ice machine, I asked the clerk about ice and he allowed me to grab a bag from their freezer.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was very nice! close to everything we needed to do.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Thank you for taking the time to write a review, short but sweet! Thank you for staying with us, we hope to see you again soon.
"Good deal for the price"
The hotel is off a main street and easy to find. The staff was very good and answers all my questions. They even changed my room from a double bed to a king size bed for free. The room was very comfortable and clean. I thought is was interesting that the hotel lobby was a convenience store. I would stay at this place again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
A consistently good place to stay. Pleasant staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Enjoyed my stay here"
I thought that this place was great for the money. Strange that it is right in the lot of the garage station and that is where you check in. My internet was a little slow, so I called down and they brought me up a hard wire to connect and it was all good. There are only 2 things I would say that needs work 1. is to provide a better, more substantial […] breakfast. The pastries in the shop are not really good enough and I would want at least cereal / oatmeal / fruit. 2. The TV should be bigger for that size room. Its very hard to read the wording on the screen as the TV is small and the room is so big, so you are far away. The service was good. The bed was comfortable, the room was big, the shower was good. For me it has the 2 C's COMFORT and CLEANLINESS Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"office also convenience store"
cut rate, over priced, 15"tv, generally pretty cheesyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was fine for a job stop but i was on vacation would chose a different hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value for the area"
The room value for the area was great. The one thing lacking is a good continental breakfast. This hotel has a gas station in the front area and the store is also the check in area. Staff were friendly when we checked in and very accomodating to our needs.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte Sorry that you did not stay with us as we are the new owners. We now offer a great continental breakfast and have a new lobby. We hope that you come back and see the progress.
"At the fringe of everything to see, dumpy neighbor"
Room was OK, poor neighborhood with dog barking next door facing only bedroom windows, spartan like atmosphere as combined with a Valero gas station cashier, seemingly nice owners, clean rooms, cheap towels and bedding, lousy gas station clerks handling a supposedly historic national motel chain with a hefty room rate.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
a little strange that it is has a gas station attached, but actually quite convenient, clean and comfortable. Nothing fancy, but a good place to stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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