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El Castell Motel

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#27 of 55 Hotels in Monterey
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Pleasanton, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have never been to Monterey and did not want to spend over $400 on a hotel for one night so we opted for this motel for one night with our young boys because it said it had an indoor pool and breakfast. We thought that would be fun for them since its February and it's too cold to swim....

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Pinole, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a very clean, nice hotel with a pool indoors, and breakfast included. The management was friendly, welcoming and efficient.it is convenient to everything Monterey, with the economy of being just 2 miles from the action.

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Oakland, California, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pros: Staff was kind, place was clean, serviceable. TV signal quality was clear and sharp. Great rates. Staff let us put our ice cream cake in their freezer, saved the day! Cons: Room was a bit smaller than I expected, but just fine.

Thank jonny_number_5
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jonny, It was our pleasure to be your host on your recent visit. We are happy that everything was to your liking, and that we were able to facilitate you so well with your ice cream cake! We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again very soon. Best wishes, Hotel Management

Monterey, California
Reviewed 17 January 2017

happy with everything except indoor swimming pool the heaer was broken so water was too cold to swim and that was main reason we chose this place beds are very comfortable place is clean xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. cxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. xxxxxxx

1Thank martincoh
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

We are glad that you had a wonderful stay with us and that you found your bed to be so comfortable! We're sorry that you found the pool a little cold, some guests are using it, and enjoy the refreshment that it gives them! Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we hope to welcome you back again on...

Oxnard, California
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Room was cramped, not clean and in a bad sector of town. I recommend you book another hotel. We stayed because it was pet friendly but walking let was precarious because of no grass and bad section of town

1Thank mimijohnson2
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry that our location did not suit you better, but we are shocked that you felt that your room wasn't clean. We pride ourselves on providing a clean comfortable room for all of our guests, and we apologize if everything wasn't to your satisfaction. We generally do not get comments of this nature. Thank you for choosing to...

Reviewed 8 January 2017

We like the room,price is okay,free breakfast included,and we have our own fridge and microwave,which is very nice .location is good,not to far from the place we wanted to visit,we probably would stay here again if we come back.

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

We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you appreciated the facilities in your room. It's great to hear that you would stay again, we hope that you will have the opportunity to do so very soon! Best Wishes, Hotel Management

Lake Forest, California
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Monterey is very nice for both day tour or many days stay or, if you're lucky, to live in. This Motel is a good choice for our family because it has every basic thing we need and is near the center of the city and of the Fisherman's Wharf. It's located on one of the principal avenues where you can...

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

Hi Martin, We are happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us, and that we were such a fantastic location for your needs. Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us, and for your review. We hope that you'll stay with us again when you're next visiting the area. Best wishes, Hotel Management

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The hotels along this road are typically cheaper hotels with not too much quality in the rooms however our room had crown molding, stylish paint, beautifully decorated bed, LCD TV mounted on the wall and beautiful tile in the bathroom. It was unexpectedly quiet as well our only complaint was the shower wasn't very hot and there's very little water...

1Thank WorldAdventurer18
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

We are delighted to see that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, and that you were happy with your room. Our building's age means that very hot water can take a little time to get to some rooms at times of very high demand, and we hope that you were not inconvenienced too much. We hope that you...

Reviewed 2 January 2017

Very nice place to stay, nice and quiet, easy access to shopping stores, easy access to highway, clean rooms, clean bathrooms, nice service, noce and comfortable queen beds, fast wi-fi, excellent coffe maker, excellent place.

Thank dominguezmartin79
GuestXperienceTeam, Guest Relations Manager at El Castell Motel, responded to this review

We loved reading your review, thank you very much! It's really great that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, and that everything in and around the hotel was to your satisfaction. We are delighted that you had such a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us. Thank you very much for your feedback, we hope that you will have...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Room was clean. But shower water was luke warm. I asked front desk to address the issue. But it was not fixed. Air conditioning was either too cold or too warm. Very noisy. Front desk man was not very friendly. No greeting no smile. Continental breakfast is offered. But the room is packed with a lot of people. Overall a...

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

We're very sorry that you experienced some issues with your room, and we particularly apologize for not moving you to a different room that might have suited you better. It's great that you found your room to be clean - provide a clean room for all of our guests is of paramount importance to us. We do hope that you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • 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: ₹ 4,361 - ₹ 37,171 (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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