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Colton Inn
Ranked #30 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Elk Grove, CA
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“VERY ENJOYABLE STAY”
Reviewed 12 January 2012

Updating info from my last review. This hotel is a pet-free hotel. (I do believe pets may be allowed, with advanced notice and I also believe there is a daily surcharge for this service.) I found the staff friendly and very helpful. The rooms were clean with slight room blemishes. Such as, the bathroom floor tiles were detaching from the wall. Just minor cosmetic things that didn't affect our stay. The hotel allows up to three DVD to be checked out at any one time. Be careful, they do place a $20 hold the credit card PER DVD. In our case, when we checked out, the DVD charge of $60 was "moved" to another section of our bill by accident. After charging our credit card, the staff member noticed the mistake immediately and she promptly fix the error. Examples of items served for breakfast: coffee, tea, milk, hot chocolate, oatmeal, danish, bagels, muffins, etc. The cookies & hot chocolate available throughout the day was a treat my kids looked forward to when returning to the hotel. (Coffee & tea was also available for the adults!) From the hotel, the walk to the Wharf was approximately 0.70 miles, one way. Nice easy walk. Had no problems walking back and forth a few times during the day with the kids. Walking distance to Cannery Row is about 1.5 miles, one way. Our family stayed at the Colton Inn over Christmas in 2011. The hotel was quiet and had no problems with excessive noise from the street or from our hotel neighbors. This was our second stay at the hotel. We would stay at the Colton again.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

The Colton inn is a sweet find and would come here again and again. Clean, comfortable, quiet perfect size rooms, great location, great service. We booked the room with Bill who was
very courteous and friendly. When we arrived we were treated like family. We booked a room with a hot tub which was so wonderful. The beds are very comfortable. Lots of movies to choose from. David, the owner was very pleasant and caring. We enjoyed every minute
being there.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Yucaipa, Ca
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 December 2011

Older motel, no a/c, comforter looked dirty. Dvd's to use free of charge, but employee's have conflicting times of opperation when to rent them out. Affrordable, good location, close to down town.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed 26 November 2011

The Colton Inn isn't much to look at, compared with the many fancier options available in Monterey, but it provided excellent value and a comfortable stay. While the rooms do not appear to have been updated in many years, they were clean and quiet. The staff was very helpful, and what I appreciated most was that they made the effort to put out the continental breakfast an hour early to accommodate the guests who were in town to run a race that started early on the Sunday morning.

The location is about five minutes walk from downtown, and maybe fifteen or twenty from Cannery Row. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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ColtonInn, General Manager at Colton Inn, responded to this review, 7 December 2011
Thanks for your postive comments about our property. We hope to see you next year for the race, if not before....thanks again!

Dave
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 9 November 2011

The Colton Inn is located just south of downtown on a quiet street. The rooms are nothing really special, but comfortable, clean and quiet. I did have a problem with the first one, but they were quick to remedy the problem. The breakfast is minimal, but good coffee is available all day. There are certainly more luxurious and more romantic options nearby, but Colton Inn is an excellent value. I would definitely go back, especially on a solo trip. For a romantic getaway, probably not.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Fresno, California
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

Upon arrival, Checked in Lobby, had Fresh Coffee, and Fireplace was going! I reserved A room with a Private Spa, and it was worth every cent. Room was spacious, Comfortable bedding. Room had everything we needed, including Microwave & Fridge. Spa was spacious full size 2 person unit, Not one of those jetted tubs where you are bumping into each other. Check out was at noon, which gave us more a.m. time in the spa. On site Free parking, continental Breakfast with good fresh variety, and walking distance to Downtown Monterey. Lobby staff very Friendly, asked if everything was ok upon check out. Would Definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

Said they were putting us "at the end" where it was quiet. At 7:15AM I was awakened by what sounded like someone chain sawing tree limbs. it was Guys in the parking lot of the Library that you could see from one window with leaf blowers. That was Monday. Those things should be outlawed! Then, the next morning I was awakened TWICE by a maid unlocking, opening our door saying "Housekeeping", stepping into the room as she said it! And I had put up my own extra "Do Not Disturb" sign(as I always do) and couldn't believe she did it a second time 45 minutes later! and we still had 2 and a half HOURS to go before Checkout!! They let you take up to 3 movies up to your room for free and the selection is extensive. Everyone at the front desk was nice and helpful. But the Help needs to read some English! I mean, their own signs are color-coded, with one side red for Maid, Clean the Room and one green for Privacy Please, and there was the extra one I used Masking tape to put above the very lock she had to open! The rooms had everything, frig, microwave, etc. heck, the Best Western I'm in right now doesn't have those. They gave us an $89 rate by phone just 2 days before arriving, which was $50 less than the price quoted on Hotels.com. But don't take room 223! at least if you're gonna be there on Monday morning!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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ColtonInn, General Manager at Colton Inn, responded to this review, 30 October 2011
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay at our downtown Monterey inn. We always strive to offer the highest quality service and a quality property with numerous ammenities located in the BEST location. Just a clarification that our online rates booked at COLTONINN.COM are exactly the same online as they are if you speak to one our guest services representatives.

Thanks again.

Dave
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Property: Colton Inn
Address: 707 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940-2814
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colton Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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