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El Castell Motel

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#27 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

My 1 year old daughter walked around the room for barely five minutes and this is what her socks looked like, black with filth. This is absolutely disgusting and completely negligent. The staff appeared surprised, but I think they knew how bad the carpets were. I dare them to let their own children walk barefoot in this room. Everything inside...

Thank ropeyz
Shingletown, California
Reviewed 14 May 2016

In the pool area there is no restroom for little kids to use and there is no hot tub. Also there are no towels by the pool area.. WiFi is not strong enough to stay connected going from office to rooms and no service in pool area

Thank Ashtdub
London, Uk
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Edge of town and attractions but local Jazz bus stops right outside - only $2.50 any distance. Very clean and comfortable. Typical but adequate continental style breakfast but Dennys just across the road if you want more.

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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Decided to try this place while passing through Monterey on my motorcycle. (I usually stay at The Comfort Inn on Munras Ave) TripAdvisor showed this motel for $20 less, so I gave it a shot. I paid $73 for a Single Queen room, after all the various city taxes and fees. Great little motel. Clean, well-stoked with toiletries, modern fixtures...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Very clean room, comfortable bed and newly remodeled bathroom, very good customer service upon arrival and centrally located to Monterey, Pacific Grove, Seaside, Marina and Carmel - will definitely stay here again!!

1Thank schloemj
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We stayed here one night after a Motel 6 stay. Motel 6 was Ok but El Castell was so much better. Very comfortable bed , warm room, nice bathroom and helpful staff . Owners are dong a great job fm what I can garner in a short overnight visit but we were happy with the deal we got which included...

2Thank Mal_McGarrigle
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This was definitely the best hotel we have stayed in so far in our trip down to Los Angeles from Boise. The decoration of the rooms was tasteful and pristine. The beds comfortable and the breakfast filling. Would stay here again in a moment.

2Thank fionagrace71
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Clean , comfortable , a quiet are its good points close to cannery row , forget the breakfast buffet - paper plates and cups are a no no plus very limited choices. Dennys is across the road a much better idea. But overall it's still good value for money.park outside your room is good too

Thank Phil E
Walnut Creek, California
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Excellent Value. The property is well maintained, nicely finished and very clean. Standard continental breakfast in terms of selection, but the quality of the food provided was very good. I will stay here again if I come back to Monterey,

Thank ras990
Boalsburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Rooms are clean and comfortable. Beds are firm and nice. For the price, you cannot beat this place. We made reservations early and were not disappointed. Small, but very comfy and adequate rooms. Good continental breakfast bar that included eggs!

Thank Fcarmines

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our hotel is conveniently located minutes from all the major attractions of Monterey such as the Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, 17 mile drive, Cannery Row and Carmel. We have several room types that range from 1 Queen/King bed to 1 bedroom suites with 3 beds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Castell Motel

Address: 2102 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5294
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: $85 - $728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Castell Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
El Castell Hotel Monterey
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#6 Green Hotel in Monterey
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