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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in town to visit family, The room was well appointed and smelled clean. The bed was comfortable and the shower had a multi-setting shower head.The breakfast was good- typical breakfast fare.The only thing I can complain about was the noise. We stayed 3 nights and two of those nights we were awakened by extremely loud visitors.The first time...

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Manager H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, We're so glad that you enjoyed your 3-night stay with us. The hotel staff works hard to provide the best service to all of our guests and we so appreciate getting nice feedback from our guests. We're glad the breakfast was to your liking and that we could provide service and room quality that is a step up...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location near eating places and short drive to Monterey Bay Aquarium. We thought the room was good, comfortable, fridge, safe, bathroom / shower. Little pool and hot jacuzzi also and a hearty breakfast with lots of choice. Ideal. Rating 8/10.

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Manager H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, We're so glad that you enjoyed your 2-night stay with us. The hotel staff works hard to provide the best service to all of our guests and we so appreciate getting nice feedback from our guests. We're glad the breakfast was to your liking and that we could provide service and quality that is a step up from...

Coquille, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chose this location as it was adjacent to a portion of an event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The facility has recently been renovated and was quite nice. The staff and service was great. The room while a bit on the small side was nicely done, but as I noted on a review on IHG's website, the carpet could use...

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Manager H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, We're thrilled to hear such a wonderful review about our hotel and staff. It is our pleasure to provide you with outstanding service and we always appreciate receiving the positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you on your return visit to the area! David Holmes General Manager

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

stayed just for one night for a wedding at Monterey. Room was clean, comfortable and tidy. good WiFi, clean towels, hard bed and good pressure shower. the hotel is adjacent to In and Out Burger. perfect for late night snacking. the downside is the thin wall, I can clearly hear what's going on in the other room. 7/10

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Manager H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! I'm pleased to learn that the facilities and services within the hotel were able to meet your expectations! We do hope that we will have the opportunity to "welcome you back" whenever your travel plans include the Monterey Bay area! David Holmes General Manager

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very loud noises early in the morning! No insulation in walls. Rude management. A 4 o’clock in the morning I was awoken by the hotel’s delivery driver who made as much noise as possible unloading his truck and moving the supplies into the building. Instead of setting boxes onto the ground, he dropped every one of them from chest level...

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Manager H, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear TownDestroyer, Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the noise issues caused by a delivery that disturbed you during your stay. It's feedback like yours that allows us to pinpoint areas of improvement. The problems you mentioned have been addressed with the appropriate departments. We appreciate you alerting us to this issue and we hope you will give...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I tend stay here for work when I'm in the area. It's a remodeled motel with outside doors, which is unusual for a typical HIE from my experience. Even with that, the rooms are nice and pretty clean. They're small, for sure - the bathroom vanity is tiny, comparatively to other properties - but it's pretty quiet. There's just one...

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Manager J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your positive feedback about our hotel with us. We value your loyalty as a repeat guest and are please to consistently provide you with an enjoyable stay. We look forward to your next visit to the Holiday Inn Express Monterey Bay!

Singapore
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

While the hotel has done a good job renovating the public reception, lounge and dining areas, the rooms are quite different from the 2 other express hotels I stayed on this trip. It feels much older, the bathroom is really small, and the towels and beddings feel old and scratchy. If all you need is to sleep a night, it...

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Manager J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thanks for your review. It was our pleasure to provide a comfortable night's sleep for you. It doesn't sound like we wowed you with the guestroom, but appreciated the value we offer. Please visit again soon as we are continuing to make some upgrades. Safe travels!

Burlington, Washington
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I recently went to Monterey to spend the weekend with my girlfriend, I had made reservations online, using some points, for a standard non smoking, King room. When we arrived late Saturday night I was told that all they had left was 1 room with 2 double beds. Needless to say I was furious. What good does it do to...

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Manager J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Thank you for reaching out to us via TripAdvisor. Please know that your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and the mismanagement of the situation. Again, we are dedicated to ensuring your satisfaction, and hope you will consider trying us again. David Holmes General Manager

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We did book late for a Saturday night and being from OS assumed the price would reflect some quality, it didn't. Rooms were acceptable for a hotel at a third of the price. It has left such a bad we have avoided the chain for 20 days of the remainder of our 21 day holiday.

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Manager J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, We're sorry to hear about the frustrations that kept you from enjoying your stay. We offer a very competitive value for our area. We will try to improve on the matters that are within our control and appreciate you taking the time to give your feedback. Safe travels.

Irvine, California, United States
Reviewed 15 October 2016

As others have written, this property is not up to Holiday Inn Express standards. Our room is not at all soundproofed, as we can hear people talking in the outside areas. The sheets are scratchy, but the mattress is comfortable. We do have a flat screen T.V., w/ HBO. The outside viewing deck on the back side of the property,...

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Dear Rita S, Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I am pleased to know that you found our beds comfortable and I apologize if our property fell below your expectations. Your review is vital for improving the service and quality we offer to our valued guest. It is...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express - Monterey Bay (Del Monte Beach Area), CA. We are conveniently located off Hwy 1, just 2 blocks from the beach where you can enjoy a leisurely walk along Monterey's gorgeous coastline. We are at the gateway to the area's most popular attractions only 2 miles north of Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, 3 miles north of Cannery Row, the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and minutes from world-class golf at Pebble Beach. Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway is just a short 4 miles from our front door. The quaint seaside town of Carmel-by-the-Sea is a must see, and just 7 miles south via Hwy 1. After a day of exploring the Monterey Peninsula, return to our friendly hotel and relax. We offer 143, 100% non-smoking comfortable newly designed guestrooms and an outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi. You may also enjoy an invigorating work out in our on-site fitness center. Join us each morning for our Complimentary Express Start HOT Breakfast Bar featuring scrambled eggs or cheese omelettes, bacon, sausage, or sausauge gravy and biscuits with our hot cinnamon rolls and over 20 other items. / Check your email or go online on your laptop with our free wireless internet access. We are Committed to Extraordinary Service Assuring Satisfaction & a good night rest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay

Address: 1400 Del Monte Blvd, Seaside, CA 93955
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Seaside
Price Range: $134 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express @ Monterey Bay 2.5*
Number of rooms: 143
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Holiday Inn Seaside
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