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“Excellent Location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row

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Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row
Ranked #10 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Hemet, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
“Excellent Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

We stayed on the 3rd floor and it was quiet but an odd array of stairs are required to reach it. Front desk staff were accommodating and breakfast was okay but the location is what makes this hotel worth it. Just steps away from a trail that goes ten miles down the beach. It's also a shortcut to cannery row. Right across the street is a very fancy hotel Montery Plaza so you can enjoy their courtyard,restaurants,and shops and the beach. It's so beautiful there. Also everyday in the lobby at 530 they have cheap wine,crackers and cheese which is a nice touch.The price of this hotel --almost 200/night is steep but it really is about location and comfy beds.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, 2 April 2012
We're so glad that you liked the hotel and were able to enjoy our convenient location on Cannery Row. Congratulations on being able to enjoy so many of the nearby attractions! We hope that you will be able to come and stay at our hotel again next time you're in Monterey.
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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We spent 3 nights here and had a wonderful time. The property is neat, clean, and in a great location. It is an easy and pleasant walk to anything you would want to do in the area: Cannery Row, Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, dining, etc. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, 28 March 2012
Thanks so much for letting us know you enjoyed the hotel! We're so glad that our proximity to Cannery Row was convenient for you and you were able to enjoy the local attractions. Please come and stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express Cannery Row next time you're in Monterey!
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Temecula, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

We stayed 2 days, March 12-14, 2012. The outside appearance of the Inn is very neat and clean, and appears to be maintained daily. Parking is Free, some of it underground. The desk staff was very friendly and knowledgable with suggestions for dining in the immediate area and other local activities. The hotel sells discount tickets for the Monterey Bay Aquarium for CASH ONLY, but they are a significant discount and are good for two consecutive days admission

The rooms were clean, with clean, crisp linens and sparkling bathrooms. The beds were a little soft for my taste, but comfortable and quiet. The check-out process was a breeze, and went very well. I travel with mydaughter and grand-children (ages 2&7) and I found this facility to be very family friendly. I would recommend this hotel to any friends travelling with children.

The morning buffet is well stocked with a resonable varieties of pastries, eggs and bacon and fresh fruit. A job well done! All in All the 2 day stay was quiet, comfortable, and affordable, a good value for ther location. The Monterey Bay Aquarium was within a few blocks of walking distance on a route that provided looks at several dining establishments, which would allow you to make better informed decisions in selecting a dining location. Would definitely stay again!

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RancherBill_12
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, 26 March 2012
We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and that it worked out so well for you and your family! and also very glad that you found the room to be quiet and comfortable and liked our breakfast, as well. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review, we really appreciate it and hope that you will come and stay with us again soon.
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Dresden, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

The Inn was quite lovely outside and parking convenient and adequate. The Inn is also lovely inside and quite clean. The breakfast was so, so but adequate. I asked for a handicap room as I had an arm injury and needed support in the shower. While the doors were wheelchair wide with a sink that could be wheeled up to, the tub was not handicap. There was no way a person with difficulty walking could get in as the side was about two feet high and lacked a shower chair. There were 3 sturdy bars for gripping which was helpful with my injured arm. The toilet could have been higher for the disabled. The staff were most welcoming and suggested a wonderful seafood place. If you need disability services be sure to ask for particulars.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on upper floors. I was on ground level with a dismal view.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NozyRev
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StephanieHilton, Director of Sales at Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row, responded to this review, 13 March 2012
Thank you so much for your nice review, we really appreciate your kind words and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay.

Regarding the accessibility issue in your shower - thanks for pointing this out. We do not have roll-in showers at the hotel, but we do in fact have shower chairs available upon request. Unfortunately it appears that the staff did not realize that you might need one when you were with us. Thank you for your suggestion to other guests who might need some assistance with the shower; please do ask at the desk for the shower chair to be put in your room.

Again, thanks so much for your review and we hope to see you again soon!
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Pacifica
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

All of the positive reviews are right on about the Holiday Inn Express Monterey. We stayed for 3 nights and have no complaints at all about the hotel. First off, the location can't be beat in my opinion. We walked just about everywhere, until we decided to venture to downtown, Pacific Grove and Carmel. There are so many great restaurants within a mile of the property. It's smack dab in the middle of Cannery Row and Old Fisherman's Wharf. I walked on the recreation trail every morning for exercise as well. Secondly, the free parking and breakfast are nearly impossible to find in Monterey. While I wouldn't call the breakfast mouthwatering (avoid the bacon at all cost!), I really liked the cinnamon rolls and scrambled eggs. Finally, the staff really know their stuff and didn't mind answering a few questions about the area.
We will definitely be staying here for years to come!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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159 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

This is a little different to the standard HIE property, to be in keeping with the theme of the Cannery Row properties. Never the less all of the general HIE positives and negatives remain.
The property is however an excellent budget option in an outstanding tourist area and is recommended as such.
If you want a property in the Row area and do not want the cost of the excellent other properties in the area, this is for you.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KRock_06
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TAHOELADYl
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

I just got back from three days at this hotel. Easy walking to Cannery Row and Aquarium. Staff was nice.
Pictures of rooms on sight are misleading. There are only three of deluxe as pictured. As soon as we got to our room, we had one light out, a refrigerator full of water and TV's cable was not working properly. TV was repaired next day but other items were taken care of right away. Also in bathroom, one really has to stretch to get toilet paper with design. Rooms remind me of college dorm rooms with little upgrade. Finally if you are on 3rd floor, beware of dragging suitcase up and down stairs to get to some rooms.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank TAHOELADY
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row
Address: 443 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1424
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Monterey
#8 Romantic Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Monterey - Cannery Row 2.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Steps to the Pacific Ocean and historic Cannery Row - some rooms with ocean view! Luxurious boutique-style hotel completely remodeled summer of 2010. ... more   less 
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