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El Castell Motel

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San Bernardino, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The bed was very comfortable. Clean with great amenities. We had no issues with outside noise, though the heater was a little loud but efficient. I parked right in front of our room. The breakfast was just OK, but better than nothing... Overall we enjoyed our stay and would come and stay again.

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Mission Viejo, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed a couple of nights last week. We're a family of 6 so had to have one large room. It cost over $400 for two nights which seemed a lot to me. Upon arrival we inquired about room choices but the owner/manager was quite dismissive. We certainly weren't made to feel welcome. The room itself was quite nice and... More 

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

Dear guest, we are very disappointed to see that you appear to have had such a bad experience during your recent stay with us. This is not the usual feedback we get and not the usual experience that our guests have. Our guests always tell us that they love our spacious and well-kept rooms and heat in the bathroom area... More 

Fair Oaks
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tv didn't work very well in our room as the service kept shutting off every 10 minutes or so and rebooted. Very nice with a refrigerator and comfortable bed. Bathroom was tiled. Room was good enough and parking was right in front of the room. I payed 68 dollars tax and fees included the night before thanksgiving

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

Hi there, thank you for staying with us and for your review. We are so delighted to read that enjoyed your stay with us overall and our amenities were perfect for your needs. However, we are so sorry to hear about TV issue. Please know that we will be looking into this right away. We hope this did not inconvenience... More 

Dijon
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two days over thanksgiving so we could explore the area. The pool was good-chilly but still accessible for the kids. Room was clean and adequate for a family of 4. fridge was a decent size. Room was warm (maybe a little too warm). Upstairs neighbours were noisy, but that isn't the fault of the hotel. Major downer was... More 

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

Hi Joanne, we're really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, and found our hotel amenities and service perfect for your needs. But we are disappointed to read that our breakfast options left something to be desired. Please know that we will be looking into this to see what we can do to improve. Thanks for your review, we... More 

Long Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall value was excellent. The room was a little small but we also had 2 adults, 1-13 year old and an 18 month old. The in door pool looked nice but was too cold to swim in. Enjoyed the free breakfast and coffee in the room was a welcome necessity. An overall good time was had by my entire family.

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

Dear guest, it gives us immense pleasure to see that you and your family had a wonderful stay with us during thanksgiving week. We hope you had a great thanksgiving, and we hope to welcome you back again on your next visit to Monterey. Best wishes, Hotel Management More 

Antioch
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convenient location, nice rooms great TV package as far as getting local sporting events. Great prices. Only constructive criticism is the morning breakfast...the juice machine is warm!! Who wants warm apple juice?

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

Hi there, we are pleased to see that you enjoyed our cable package and had a comfortable stay overall. Thank you for your feedback about the juice machine, please know that we are looking into this and will take care of this. Thanks again. Warm wishes, Hotel Management More 

Tustin
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable Stay at El Castelle. Motel was very conveniently located to downtown and Cannery Row. The room had all the basic amenities such as refrigerator and microwave. Room was very clean. I will definitely stay here again when in Monterey.

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

We are so glad to glad to see that you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us from amenities to clean rooms. We hope this means you'll be back again someday on your next visit to the area. Thanks again for your wonderful comments. Best wishes, Hotel Management More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like all the motels along highway 1 the rooms were a great size and located perfectly for me and my road trip prices were very low and the quality is not as low as the price had a good stay pool a bonus

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

Hi John, we're really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us, found our hotel perfect for your needs. Hope you had a wonderful visit, we are looking forward to your next visit to Monterey area. Until next time, Hotel Management More 

Lansing, Michigan
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best kept secret in Monterey. Excellent value for the money. Clean, comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful. The heated pool was a big plus, for us and the grandkids. We will definitely book for return visits to Monterey.

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

Best kept secret? That's quite the compliment, and we're beyond flattered. Nothing gives us more pleasure than to know our guests had a wonderful stay with us. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon next time you visit Monterey. Best wishes, Hotel Management More 

Tokyo, Japan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed staying at this motel. Quiet and sleep well. No problems on it's quality and a reasonable price. Moreover, the indoor Swimming pool was a fun. Actually this is my first time to stay at a motel in this country. It was a good experience.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: €56 - €524 (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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