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
pleasantGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"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
"Hotel or Gas Station?"
Funny arrangement, the lobby is the convenience store of the gas station out front, but the people are nice, coffee, bananas and pastry from the store are free for breakfast, the room is modest but clean and comfortable. The carpet was stained so my first thought was ugh, but in reality it didn't matter. Was only looking for a place to sleep and this […] filled that need. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good quality, staff isn't"
The actual hotel is quite nice, I was very surprised based on its outside appearance. However, the staff did not listen to my request for a first floor room, I would hate to have been handicapped and have them stick me up top. The breakfast was dismal, you get a pastry and fruit from the convenience store and a cup of coffee, not filling at all. And […] I read the review below about the overbearing cleaning staff and thought the guy just had a bad experience but he was exactly right, don't go there expecting to sleep as late as you want. Even with the sign on the door they still kept pounding trying to come clean, when I didn't have the sign they showed up even earlier. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean, spacious, courteous...for the price, can't be beat.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"holes on the bed covers"
Enough said when u see holes on the cover ..just tells u they are cheapGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I HAD A RESERVATION FOR DOUBLEBED AND I HAD ONLY SINGLE ONE. WE DID NOT HAVE FREE BREAKFAST.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very loud area and many people partying through the night kept me up.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Low quality hotel"
Noisy. Light kept flickering all night. Could not shut it off.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Howard Johnson Marina At Monte The short story is the ownership has changed and so has the management goals. I noticed the lighting issues when we purchased the property and converted the rooms to LEDs. The changes are everywhere but I cannot change the past. We hope that you might try staying with us again you will be surprised at the dramatic difference.
"close to where i needed to be"
very noisyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Not HappyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The maids ignored the Do Not Disturb sign on my door. I was out, so it is not like they actually disturbed me, but still. I also was not expecting there to be a gas station in the courtyard. Never seen that before.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The room wasn't bad at all. It's very clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Thank you !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place to stay the night. Very clean and spacious. Only issue was the thin walls. You can hear EVERYTHING that is going on in the next room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"You get what you pay for"
If you want an easy to find motel near Monterey, to a low price this is it. Clean, everything working, but a bit boring neibourhood. If you, as we did, only want the room for sleeping and maybe eating breakfast in the room it is good. Walmart and some restaurants available closeby.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"baller status motel mini mart gas station!!"
the room and location were perfect, the only thing that just kinda got me TO'd was that the mgmt wouldnt let me take a couple things from the Breakfast section in the mini mart at night, as I had to leave one hour before they opened. It was really petty but would have gone a long way for me and i would have rated it much higher!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Central location for activities involved in."
Room was spacious and comfortable. Refrig. and Microwave were a plus, but it would help if they were on a small table for ease of accessability for the eldery like myself. Had a enjoyable stay and they had a great staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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