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El Castell Motel

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#24 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent value. Really clean room. Lovely free breakfast. Friendly helpful staff. The kids didn't want to leave. Would definitely stay here again. Only a 10 minute drive to the beach at Carmel and it's just off route 1 so a great stop off on our road trip.

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

Hi Caroline, We appreciate you taking the time to leave your review. We were delighted to have you stay with us recently, and we are equally delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. Please bring your kids back for a longer stay very soon - we would love to see you all again! Best wishes, Hotel Management

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a week long family vacation and this was the best hotel of our stay! The room was spacious and clean. The front desk was very courteous. The pool was amazing! My kids loved being able to come back and swim after our daily adventures. The price could not be beat. Breakfast is good, nothing too spectacular, but...

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Jessica, for pointing out so many positive aspects of your recent stay with us; our wonderful staff, our spacious and clean room and bathroom, our excellent price and our fantastic pool. Thank you so much for your feedback, we hope to welcome you back to the hotel soon - we would love to see your family again in...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice clean place updated since last time we stay very happy to see they updated if u dont want overpay in the places by the beach this only less than 5 min away from the warf and the other areas of beaches or the aquarium this is the place to stay close to the freeway thank you

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

Hi Rob, I was so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit to our hotel. Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. I was delighted that you enjoyed the updates that we've had done, and that, once again, you made the most of our fantastic location. Please do come and visit us again soon. Best wishes,...

Kenwood, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We liked the room.clean.nice.unfortunately we didn't realize it was spring break.may not have anything to do with our loud neighbors.we made a call to front desk things did quiet down eventually.good location to everything easy off and on hwy..

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

Whilst we are very happy that you liked the room that we provided you with, it is a pity that the timing of your stay was during spring break. It is a shame that you were disturbed by other guests, we do expect our guests to keep the noise level down, but occasionally, as you experienced, this does not happen....

Stockton, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The young lady that works in the front is very professional and friendly. I was very impressed with these rooms. For the amazing affordable price and the location I expected something a little more dated and this was completely opposite. I was so impressed that I stayed again 3 days later and was even more impressed. As long as the...

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

We are delighted to have impressed you so much that you stayed with us again a few days later! We appreciate your loyalty, and hope that you are a guest of ours many more times in the future. Thank you for your review; we are very happy to have pleased you so much with our rooms, our staff, and of...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two weeks touring the area around San Francisco, typically staying two days in each place, and this motel was the best we stayed in. Slightly more expensive than most we booked, but much much better. The breakfast was wonderful, and Lisa so helpful (and amusing). Even though it was cold and rainy one day (it was March!), the...

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Adrian! We are delighted with your feedback, and to hear that we compare so favorably with other hotels on your trip. It's really great to hear that you enjoyed everything so much; we hope to welcome you back the next time you're in this area! Best wishes, Hotel Management

Modesto, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stayed here,the breakfast was okay my son love the swimming pool it was warm water and everything is close to here like couple of fast food and restaurants plus is not that far from fisherman wharf..

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your son enjoyed your recent stay with us. I look forward to sharing your kind words with our team, and hope to welcome you back soon. Best wishes, Hotel Management

Modesto, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The stay at El Castell Motel was excellent! Room as more spacious than I anticipated, very clean, free wifi and breakfast. The only reason this did not receive five starts were the room furniture is a bit outdated (but clean), was sufficient parking but it was cramped, breakfast was okay.

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

Hi Claudia, We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much!Thanks very much for your review, we appreciate in particular your comments about how comfortable and clean your room was. We really hope that you'll visit this fantastic region again, and that you will allow us to be your hosts! Best regards, Hotel Management

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for the second time considering my first time was so wonderful and of course, it was just as great! lovely rooms, great service. Probably one of the very best i've stayed in that area. I highly recommend it there!

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to be your host on your recent visit. Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your second time with us as much as the first! We are happy that everything was to your liking, and we look forward to welcoming you back once again. Best Wishes, Hotel Management

Visalia
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Rooms were spotless and cozy. Breakfast was delicious! Parking is a bit tight but extra parking on side street. Heard a lot of banging from neighbors but not a big bothersome. Staff was friendly. Pool was clean and beautiful but just a bit too cold still for my husband and I to experience it. Beach wasnt a far walk at...

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GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, and that everything from your room, to breakfast to our staff met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming your family back in the summer, when hopefully you'll have perfect weather to enjoy the pool! Best wishes, Hotel Management

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersSilver level
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
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $106 - $1,014 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — El Castell Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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El Castell Hotel Monterey
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#6 Green Hotel in Monterey
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“The rooms in the back building were larger. Avoid the side of the property near the dance club (to the east I believe)”
Lovetobehomeagain, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The amenities in the bathroom :)”
maruberru2906, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If staying on a weekend request a room away from the nightclub”
rosoygirl1, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Second floor in the back are best.”
germinator, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“No complaints”
justinehax, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
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