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2102 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-5294
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#21 of 57 hotels in Monterey
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Heated pool
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Dec 2022
A last minute reservation for an unfortunate family emergency was made simple, quick, pleasant, thanks to the awesome staff. Room was comfortable and clean. Parking ample and trouble free. Location, very convenient. So grateful.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 9 Dec 2022
Dear guest, we are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our primary aim is to provide our guests with the best possible experience and we feel glad to be able to provide you with one. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in the area. Thank you so much for your review! Warm regards, Customer Care Team
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oldhometown99 wrote a review Oct 2022
Honolulu, Hawaii59 contributions38 helpful votes
In town for the IndyCar race at Laguna Seca and needed a decent place to stay that wasn't a $350-$500 golf resort or $250+ room in downtown Monterey. This fit the bill nicely. It's a basic motel, but they do a good job with it. Room was clean and tidy. I got an "accessible" room (although I didn't ask for it--probably because I checked in so late the first night) and the bathroom was huge. Actual room is small-ish sized, but enough for 1 or 2 people. Always had parking when I came back. Dennys is across the street, Safeway about a mile a way for basic food. All in all a nice experience and would stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 12 Oct 2022
Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel. We trust that you had a pleasant time while being with us and, we hope we have the privilege of hosting you yet again. Warm regards, Customer Care Team
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crystal j wrote a review Sep 2022
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Thank you to all the staff at El Castell Motel. Check in was easy, fast, very efficient with accuracy. Our room was the best and very very clean,! EVERYTHING was in working order. Cable TV, Free Wi-Fi and real krups coffee maker in the room. This Motel has been remolded on the inside! which is lovely. Great Management and New Owners. Crisp, Clean Linen, made with no wrinkles, our towels were clean no spots, not old and dingy. Actually New.The best is the management and front desk! talk about busy during the 65th Monterey Jazz Festival and continuing to give 100 percent satisfaction and delivering exceptional service. you all delivered. Thank you so much. Nunas Grill and Prime Seafood will see you all Next Year at the 66th Monterey Jazz Festival!!!!! I already reserved my room. Best, Crystal J "Nunas Grill and Prime Seafood "
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 28 Sep 2022
Dear guest, we are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our primary aim is to provide our guests with the best possible experience and we feel glad to be able to provide you with one. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in the area. Thank you so much for your review! Warm regards, Customer Care Team
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Aleksander K wrote a review Sep 2022
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I didn’t expect too much from a motel, but my expectations were exceeded by a ton. Super clean, well equipped, ample parking, friendly service, comfortable enough bed, I also felt safe throughout my stay. All in all really nothing to complain about - great value for money (I stayed Sun-Tue), would totally recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 26 Sep 2022
Dear guest, we are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our primary aim is to provide our guests with the best possible experience and we feel glad to be able to provide you with one. We look forward to welcoming you back when you are next in the area. Thank you so much for your review! Warm regards, Customer Care Team
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Sep 2022
We enjoyed the reliability & courtesy of service, cleanliness, spacious warm shower w/ full bathtub, medium refrigerator, generous quality toiletries, fluffy towels, comfortable beds, and quiet AC. (The bedding was as good as any we've experienced at five star hotels.) We reserved a quiet room with one queen bed and it was rather small so we thought we'd only be in the room for shower and sleep, but it was so comfortable that we didn't leave until check-out time. The owners/management must know what makes their guests happiest!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 12 Sep 2022
Dear guest, thank you so much for your valued response. We are delighted to know that you had a clean and comfortable stay with us. We as an organization have always strived to provide our guests with the best possible service along with a clean and comfortable stay, and we take all possible measures to ensure just that. We feel glad to be acknowledged for the hard work that goes into ensuring it and we would be delighted to be able to host you the next time you are in the vicinity. Warm regards, Customer Care Team
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Aug 2022
Very affordable and super clean motel minutes (by car) from everything you'd want to see in the area. Not in the main touristy area but perfect balance between price, cleanliness, and location. Close to a small airport but did not bother us.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 25 Aug 2022
Dear guest, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to review us. We are delighted with your decision to stay with us, and we are glad that you liked the cleanliness. We are very particular about the overall cleanliness and hygiene, and hence, we are happy with your praise. We highly appreciate your decision to select us, and we have thoroughly enjoyed hosting you. We look forward to hosting you soon! Warm regards, Customer Care Team
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Aug 2022
The room was clean and spacious and appeared to be updated in the not-so-distant past. The TV service struggled a bit (DISH went out a couple of times). The location is close to the local airport so air traffic could be heard but was not a problem during the night. Location near amenities (restaurants/stores) was good.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 24 Aug 2022
Dear guest, thank you so much for your valued response. We are delighted to know that you had a clean and comfortable stay with us. We as an organization have always strived to provide our guests with the best possible service along with a clean and comfortable stay, and we take all possible measures to ensure just that. We feel glad to be acknowledged for the hard work that goes into ensuring it and we would be delighted to be able to host you the next time you are in the vicinity. Warm regards, Customer Care Team
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maybelater18 wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom185 contributions116 helpful votes
We had 3 rooms for 5 of us and all were spotlessly clean. Facilities are limited to tea/coffee in the room and vending and ice machines outside. There is a Denny's 3 minutes walk away if you need it. Pool is small but nice and location of motel is good for a quick drive into Monterey or being near the highway to get anywhere else you need to be.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 24 Aug 2022
Dear guest, thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and the location was convenient for you. We look forward to serving you soon! Warm regards, Customer Care Team
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Brock wrote a review Aug 2022
Hercules, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
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First, do NOT judge the motel by its outside appearance, but this property is amazing. The moment you walk in the office to check in, you are greeted by a Front Desk Agent that is courteous, friendly & helpful. The moment my wife & I walked into the room it was clean and the furnishings are modernized. The bed is comfortable. We love the amenities inside the room especially the Keurig coffee maker. Awesome. The mini refrigerator is bigger than most mini fridges at most of the Marriott hotels. Furthermore, the microwave oven inside the room is a great addition and it’s great to warm up leftovers. Since it is a motel, one of the perks is the free parking. The property is one block away from the Monterey Fairgrounds & a short drive to Fisherman’s Wharf, downtown Monterey, & Cannery Row. A CVS store is within walking distance. I would definitely stay here again & I highly recommend this place if you’re planning to visit Monterey. You won’t be disappointed.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 Aug 2022
Dear Bertmeo, thank you for staying with us recently and taking time out of your busy schedule to review your visit. We’re glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and, we look forward to hosting you again. Warm regards, Customer Care Team
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Trish Masena wrote a review Jul 2022
Nags Head, North Carolina21 contributions5 helpful votes
Newly renovated and very clean rooms, comfortable beds and separate sink from shower and toilet which we appreciated Pool was heated - wish it was open past nine No breakfast but Keurig machine in the room with coffee and the price was good for the area which was in a safe and great location for touring LA Some mentioned noise - we had no problems and were in room 1 (which was spacious) but we always bring a small white noise making device when we travel - we use Dohm brand - highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: No breakfast but coffee in room
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Responded 27 Jul 2022
Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to review your stay at our hotel. We trust that you had a pleasant time while being with us and, we hope we have the privilege of hosting you yet again. Warm regards, Customer Care Team
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US$81 - US$144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyMonterey
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Castell Motel
Which popular attractions are close to El Castell Motel?
Nearby attractions include Monterey Lanes (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at El Castell Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at El Castell Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at El Castell Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Castell Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Monterey's Fish House, Black Bear Diner, and Monterey Cookhouse - Wood-Fire Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Castell Motel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to El Castell Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (7.7 km), Cannery Row (4.1 km), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (4.2 km).
Is El Castell Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.