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Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel

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443 Wave St, Monterey, CA 93940-1424
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#14 of 57 hotels in Monterey
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Monterey Hotel's Located Near Cannery RowSituated along California's coast, the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel Monterey - Cannery Row offers comfortable, intimate accommodations for a business trip or Monterey vacation. With this hotel's central location near Cannery Row, you'll be in the heart of everything.From shopping and golf to entertainment, it's all right here in the Monterey Bay area. This hotel's location is one block from Cannery Row which is filled with unique shops, great dining, and art galleries. Also located on Cannery Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium offers you an up close look at marine life. The hotel is just a short drive from the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links.Corporate travelers coming to Monterey, CA choose this hotel's location, which is just three miles from Monterey Peninsula Airport and less than one mile from Monterey Conference Center.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
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Non-smoking hotel
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Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
24-hour front desk
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UFPAGator wrote a review Jun 2022
Jupiter, Florida437 contributions141 helpful votes
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Stayed here during a recent visit to Monterey Bay. Loved the price and convenience of being able to stay in Cannery Row without having to pay a fortune for the hotel. Lots of places to walk to from the hotel. Is a bit older but definitely convenient in terms of location. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking is great. Free breakfast. Walkable to most parts of town
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MayfieldParrish wrote a review Jun 2022
Denver, Colorado1054 contributions263 helpful votes
This hotel is an excellent example of an IHG Express property. The hotel is within walking distance of cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf as well as some restaurants and shops. The property is well kept and up to date. It also had free parking in its own parking garage. The breakfast is adequate and the staff is great. Our room had enough extra space where we didn't feel cramped. All around excellent for our trip to the Monterey area.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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danigalen wrote a review Mar 2022
Chico, California94 contributions65 helpful votes
We recently stayed three nights in a 3rd floor room. There is construction going on next door (we couldn't hear it from our room) but as you enter the hotel from Wave St. it was closed to through traffic. The location of this hotel is ideal. There is free parking under the hotel, we only needed the car one day otherwise we were able to walk to the aquarium and restaurants both on Cannery Row, the wharf area and Alvarado Street. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Take a look at guest photos - the stairs are pretty unavoidable unless you request a 1st floor room. We definitely got our steps in!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Rachel548 wrote a review Oct 2021
Farmington Hills, Michigan434 contributions155 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights so we could visit the aquarium. Room was clean but nothing special. Rate was good. Parking was easy and free! They actually had a warm breakfast with a decent selection, which was a big deal because most hotels were still serving COVID to go cold bags. Others have commented on road noise. We stayed at the front and when we first entered the room the window was partially cracked. Closing this, the road noise was minimal and didn't bother us at all. I'd stay here again but as others said, be prepared for the stairs. Location is great!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Jason A, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
I’m very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us at our property, the Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row! Thanks so much for the great review, as well as for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
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KimR_7 wrote a review Oct 2021
California15 contributions15 helpful votes
Two words..... Bed Bugs! We checked in on Sept 28, and even though we ended up having to switch rooms, it wasn't a hassle. They have an elevator, but here are steps to get to your room, so I requested to be moved to the first floor. There are still two areas on the first floor with stairs, but at least those steps are deeper so I would have been able to manage with crutches, if necessary. The room itself was okay; nothing fancy, but seemingly clean. The noise from the road was really loud. I checked the windows, which were slightly open; when I closed them the noise level lowered. It was still annoying but I could handle it. Now we come to the real issue. I turned off the light and lay down to sleep sometime after midnight. A short bit later I turned the light back on, as I got up I noticed a bug on my pillow. Being half asleep, it didn't ring a bell. I got a tissue and disposed of it. Then I saw another bug on the bed sheets. I woke my husband and told him. I managed to get the second bug into a tissue and gave it to him. He took it and compared it to pictures online as neither of us has seen a bed bug. It was definitely a bedbug. YUCK! My husband then began to inspect the area around the beds. He started counting bugs behind the bed stopped at 25 saying there were just too many to count. Ditto behind the bedside table and the other bed. Many of the bugs were dead, but there were also live ones mixed in. He took some dead ones and a couple of live ones to the bathroom-there apparently are bed bugs and maybe something else mixed in with the crowd. He went to the front desk and informed the lady there. She was apologetic and tried to help, but had to defer to management. She offered us a different room, which my husband inspected with his flashlight. He found bugs and possibly some bug eggs, although not as many as in room 108, so we declined the room. The front desk person who had checked us in in the daytime was called and was really no help, other than to "cancel" our reservation as we had no option but to drive the four hours home again as you can't really find a hotel at 2 am in Monterey. He also accused me of having been "unhappy" when we checked in. That was a total insult, not to mention totally untrue, as I was very friendly when checking in and even when requesting a room change. On top of that, even when confronted with this very major issue, both my husband and I were very friendly, did not blame the night clerk, and we were calm and polite throughout. We had paid aquarium reservations which we now can't use, nor have refunded. I place the loss of that cost squarely on the hotel. If there had been a single stray bug, it still would have been disconcerting, but because there were masses of dead ones and live ones, they had to know somewhere along the chain of command that they have a bug issue. Oh, and the daytime guy did tell me over the phone that they have a pest service every three weeks, so that tells us they are very aware of the problem. We carefully packed up the room, using a plastic trash bag I had along, for anything that was on or near the beds at any time, shaking everything well and inspecting everything thoroughly. Luckily our suitcases had been up on the racks the whole time. We drove the entire way home at nearly 3 am, arriving there at close to 7 am, exhausted, but not done yet. We put everything we had with us in our backyard to deal with later, stripped off our clothing and went in and took showers. My husband was able to fall asleep after all that but I never really slept. It was an exhausting ordeal for two 65 year olds, and not one I ever want to repeat. This was a trip for our 46th wedding anniversary, and we had dinner reservations, along with the aquarium tickets, and a few other things planned. I used to go to Monterey a lot in the past, but haven't been there in a very long time, so was excited to see it again and do the things we had planned. Instead, it was a waste of gas and time, and a big letdown on a trip we had been looking forward to and were excited about. At least we got to see the ocean, and eat some delicious ice cream at Ghirardelli's, plus walk around Cannery Row a bit. At some point in the future we'll go back to Monterey, but you can bet we won't be staying at the Holiday Inn there ever again. At the very least they should be offering us points on my rewards club account for free nights at another IHG hotel as an apology for the entire fiasco.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Sloch9323 wrote a review Sep 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had such an amazing stay at this Holiday inn, everyone was so personable and helpful throughout our stay. The hotel and rooms were well cleaned. So definitely will stay again and 100 % recommend. Prepare to have to walk stairs to get to room
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Plan to walk stairs to get to rooms warning if you have heavy luggage and bad knees or back
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Response from Jason A, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your time in Monterey! I am happy to read that you enjoyed our hotel. Thank you for leaving a review for our property, and we look forward to seeing you in the future!
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Abby D wrote a review Aug 2021
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This was my first time time in Monterey and I wanted to make sure my bf and I were close to the action without being smack dab in the middle of it. This was perfect. The parking is a huge plus! Also the hot breakfast was much appreciated. A ton of different choices. My personal fave was the robotic pancake machine. That thing was awesome! LOL We walked everywhere. This is centrally located so you’ve got a ton of options/activities all around. I read some reviews complaining about noise. We stayed during a busy weekend and I barely heard anything. The most I heard was chirping from the birds in the morning. Tip: I called ahead and asked for a room that was away from street noise. Ben at the front desk was very helpful and so great. Also, we were maybe 1.5-2 hours early for check-in but Sanjay checked us in no problem. That was great because I was expecting to wait a bit to get in our room. The room felt a bit small compared to a lot of places I’ve stayed in but the A/C was a major plus. In doing my research on places to stay, I guess A/C isn’t a normal thing for a lot of Monterey area hotels/motels so I’m very glad I chose HI. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone visiting. Thanks, HI!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Jason A, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the great review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for choosing our property, and I hope that we see you again on your next visit to the area!
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cjds wrote a review Aug 2021
Branson, Missouri423 contributions160 helpful votes
I would call this a quaint Inn as it appeared to at one time be a private hotel...not at all like staying at other HIExpresses..rooms are spacious and clean, some had been redone; bedding and towels nice...not plush as one might expect from the price, but certainly comfortable. In the center of the hotel there are bi-level open decks with lounge chairs and nice flowers around in various seating areas....so on nice days it would be fun to sit outside and enjoy visiting, sharing a beveage, etc. Two big pluses...after being in San Franciso, the free parking was a blessing and the breakfast was wonderful...eggs, bacon, all kinds of cereals, fruit, the great HI warm cinnamon rolls, and more. The configuration of rooms does mean there can be various types of steps to get to rooms, so we were fortunate to have a son there to assist to carrying suitcases up to the room. Location is perfect for walking Cannery Row and to the Aquarium. The staff were friendly and accommodating, even let us leave the van in the garage while we took in the Aquarium although we were checking out that day.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Jason A, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
I’m very happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us at our property, the Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row! Thanks so much for the great review, as well as for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to see you again soon.
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Mike W wrote a review Aug 2021
6 contributions8 helpful votes
Nice older hotel with renovated rooms.Breakfast was great and staff was friendly. Free parking was a nice touch as many hotels in California charge for parking.Close to the aquarium and all major sites are within walking distance
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Jason A, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your time in Monterey! I am happy to read that you enjoyed our hotel. Thank you for leaving a review for our property, and we look forward to seeing you in the future!
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DTtravelor wrote a review Jun 2021
Needles, California25 contributions10 helpful votes
The room was very nice and it was a nice location. However, although they have an elevator, you will most likely not avoid going up and down steps even on the first floor. Once you get off the elevator from the parking garage, there are only 2 or 3 rooms on that level - the majority of the rooms are down a set of 8 steps. Then if your room is across the courtyard (the floors are built around a courtyard on the lower level), you will have to drag your luggage up another set of 8 steps to get there. They were nice enough to move me to another room, but I still had to take my luggage down 8 steps to get there and I'm no spring chicken. While the location was really great, I would not stay there again. I'd find a real hotel with a real elevator that takes you to more than 2 or 3 rooms LOL.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Only if you are ok taking luggage up and down stairs - or try and call first to see if you can...
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Response from IHG Service, Other at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel
Responded 19 Jun 2021
Hi DTtravelor, Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We want our guests to feel at ease when they stay with us. I am sorry for the issue with the elevator and for any inconvenience this caused you. IHG sincerely cares about your experience, and I appreciate your time to let us know. I have alerted our management for the impact this had on your visit. I am certain that measurements will be in place, so neither you nor any other guest will have a similar experience in the future. Again, thanks for staying with us. We welcome the opportunity to provide you with a better experience. Sincerely, Connie D Case Manager IHGService
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US$316 - US$473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Cannery Row Monument (0.2 km), Cannery Row (0.4 km), and A Taste of Monterey-Wine Market & Bistro (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crystal Fish, Hula's Island Grill, and Wave Street Cafe.
Does Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission (7.9 km), Cannery Row (0.4 km), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (0.6 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Monterey-Cannery Row, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.