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Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a cute, small, friendly (manager Neil is great) motel for a visit to Monterey/Carmel, the Del Monte Pines is a good choice. Service is good, rooms are clean and nice, breakfast snack is juice and pastry, and price is right.
Conveniently located-we will return.

Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank MillValley_caEkim
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Reviewed November 12, 2015

Where do I start ? the outer bedding looks like it needs a good wash , the carpets need replacing , the furniture is chipped to the point it needs replacing, the TV has one channel (a music one) the phone to complain does not work , the pluming rattles every time someone uses the water the painting was done by a blind man. the breakfast is 1/4 of a cut up muffin and a paper cup of orange juice which has to be taken to your room , simply the worse room I have stayed in ever in the USA .

Stayed: November 2015
1  Thank Antony B
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Reviewed November 9, 2015

1. Overpowering smell of curry at the reception desk
2. Owner is not friendly. Begrudgingly gave me coffee in the morning because it is
15 minutes before breakfast while he is at the desk
3. Rooms so dated and cleanliness is definitely questionable
4. Furniture, not only outdated and in bad condition
5. Lamp is hardly working, even goodwill will not accept it
6. One of the picture is missing from behind the bed, must have fallen down and they do not care to replace
7. The bed was so uncomfortable and there was not enough sheets, no liner and fitted sheets, and pillows were so hard. Dare not check it out how it even looks like.
8. The plumbing and the fan in the bathroom was so loud and worse, the shower head
was all rusty. Toilet paper was the cheapest they could find
9. Towels was cheap and hard, might as well use it for drying dishes
10. Breakfast is a joke. Muffin was cut into quarters, and orange juice was half a cup and to be taken to your room

9.

Room Tip: I strongly believe that all the room are the same, just outdated, cheaply decorated,
  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Semara H
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

Booked in advance so no money back. Walking into reception insulted the sense of smell. Room very dated, questionable cleanliness, tacky decor from 50s, noisy plumbing. Breakfast consisted of half a muffin small cup of orange juice to be taken to your room, a teabag was given very grudgingly. Glad to be out of there. The last choice hotel ever. Visitors from Australia.

Room Tip: Don't choose this one.
  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ivan B
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Reviewed October 15, 2015

You know the adage: You get what you pay for? This applies in spades to the Del Monte Pines in Monterey. If you are looking to stretch your budget with a lower grade of lodging, there are some things you need to understand about this place.

When checking in, you will find the staff are very friendly which is always a good thing. There are some aspects of your stay that they stress: Parking, No Smoking in the rooms, Internet Access, and the Breakfast.

Starting with the Breakfast, which the manager pointed to a small shelf in the office where breakfast would be, and then applied the instructions that you were to take it back to your room. While not really interested in free hotel breakfasts, as they typically redefine the term to Coffee, Tea, juices, and a selection of pre-packaged rolls or muffins. Here, the term is further redefined: One pitcher of what looked like orange juice, and one tray of muffins cut in quarters. Yum! just what every growing boy gets out of bed hoping to get.

Parking is indeed free, and there are just enough spaces for every room. Spaces extend across one of the exits to their small lot, so be prepared and look closely for lines that were painted years ago.

One thing I found that actually worked here was the no smoking in the rooms. It was apparent that no one had smoked in the room I was given, which was very nice.

On the key is a password to their "internet access" that is hand written on some tape. They really spared no expense here. If you are looking for more than access to the internet, and actually intend on getting data, information, emails or web pages to return from the internet, this is not the place for you. On the Internet it typically takes about 380 milliseconds for data to get from the west coast of the US to say, India. Thats less than a second to go halfway around the world. At Del Monte Pines, it takes more than 4 seconds to data from San Francisco or Los Angeles...assuming that you get it at all. This means that while access is free, they do not have internet that is usable.

Beyond what they stress, there are things they don't seem too worried about. Like simple maintenance. I say piles of pine needles collected from the last big wind neatly in front of the doors of some of the downstairs rooms. Gutters have rusted out years ago. So while it looks ok from the street, once you pull in the details start to tell a story of neglect.

Inside the room, there was carpet which was probably worn out ten years ago, which should have been changed about the same time as the mattress. While the bed did have sheets, which appeared clean, its aways best to ensure the bottom sheet covers the entire mattress not just the top portion.

I could go on.

If you want to save some cash on a room in Monterey and are considering Del Monte Pines - set your expectations really low; or keep looking.

Room Tip: Look elsewhere
  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled solo
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2  Thank Explorer238
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