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“Dirty secrets that this motel shouldn't get away with!!” 1 of 5 bubbles
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El Castell Motel
Ranked #26 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dirty secrets that this motel shouldn't get away with!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

The place seems well tended to at first sight. But the first of my three day stay would prove just how wrong I would be. Bed bugs, loud neighbors and management that has no ability to control their patrons. Worse this very young and very inexperienced young man had attitude and zero ability to handle my many legitimate complaints. Couldn't wait to exit this nightmare. I have finally stopped itching!!!

Room Tip: Do not stay here. To much riffraff!!!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2011

I stayed long term for work. Room was very clean, especially the bathroom, which I appreciated. Closet and guest laundry was a plus. WiFi signal was strong. It was definitely a better choice than some of the other more expensive Motels in Monterey.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Redwood City, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

I wasn't expecting the Ritz, but for a last-minute trip to Monterey, it saved us a 2 hour return drive for less than the cost of a tank of gas from Priceline.

The room was small, but very clean, and had a fridge and microwave. 5 minute drive to the aquarium, perfect!

Room Tip: We had 117, looked brand new.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Miss C
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

This motel was very clean with the rooms recently renovated. The room had a mini-frig, microwave and free wi-fi. The set up was nice because the sink area is separate from the shower area. The bed was very comfortable. They have a nice in-door swimming pool. The breakfast was very limited but they did have a waffle maker. Everything was in the office area with a few tables. The staff was very friendly and helpful. A real bargain for under $60 a night.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

The room was big and very clean, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was pretty big. For $70 you could do much worse. It's not very close to downtown, but it's a quick drive. It's also a short drive to the beach. There are many restaurants close to the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about El Castell Motel

Property: El Castell Motel
Address: 2102 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5294
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Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Monterey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2 star — El Castell Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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 
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