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El Castell Motel

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Indoor pool, a heated pool
Indoor pool, a heated pool
Indoor pool, a heated pool
Indoor pool, a heated pool
Family Room, Multiple Beds | Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of El Castell Motel

El Castell Motel

2.0 star property

8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • 24/7 front desk
2102 North Fremont St, Monterey, CA, 93940

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMonterey County Fairgrounds4 min walk
  • Popular LocationMonterey State Beach14 min walk
  • Popular LocationDel Monte Beach14 min walk
  • AirportMonterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)19 min walk

Room options

About this area


Located in Monterey, El Castell Motel is near the airport and near the beach. Stevenson House and Cooper-Molera Adobe are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Monterey State Historic Park and Asilomar Dunes Nature Preserve. Monterey Bay Aquarium and North Fremont Street are also worth visiting. Kayaking, scuba diving, and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Monterey County Fairgrounds - 4 min walk
  • Monterey Pines Golf Course - 12 min walk
  • Monterey State Beach - 14 min walk
  • Del Monte Beach - 14 min walk
  • Del Monte Golf Course - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey Station - 12 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 2 min drive


  • Monterey Cookhouse - 3 min walk
  • Mundo's Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Monterey's Fish House - 11 min walk
  • Black Bear Diner - 12 min walk
  • Breakfast Club - 17 min walk

About this property

El Castell Motel

Motel near the airport
El Castell Motel provides laundry facilities and more. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An indoor pool
  • Free self parking and extended parking
  • Express check-out, express check-in, and smoke-free premises
  • A vending machine and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak well of the family-friendly amenities, overall value, and helpful staff
Room features
All 52 rooms feature comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews speak well of the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and hair dryers
  • 32-inch LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers


English, Hindi, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free extended parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Things to do

  • Heated pool
  • Indoor pool

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Change of towels on request
  • One-time housekeeping


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes


  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • 32-inch LCD TV with premium satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in fee: USD 20
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from January 17 2023 to February 1 2023 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Swimming pool
During renovations, the motel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Early check-in fee: USD 20 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM

Property is also known as

Castell Motel
El Castell
El Castell Monterey
El Castell Motel
El Castell Motel Monterey
El Castell Hotel Monterey
El Castell Motel Motel
El Castell Motel Monterey
El Castell Motel Motel Monterey

Frequently asked questions

Does El Castell Motel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool. Pool types include heated pools. Pool access is from 8:30 AM–9:30 PM. The property will be renovating the pool from January 17 2023 to February 1 2023 (completion date subject to change).

How much does it cost to stay at El Castell Motel?

As of Jan 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at El Castell Motel on Jan 29, 2023 start from $64.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is El Castell Motel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at El Castell Motel?

Self parking and extended parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at El Castell Motel?

Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight. Early check-in is available for a fee of USD 20 (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at El Castell Motel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is El Castell Motel located?

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from North Fremont Street and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Monterey Bay. Monterey County Fairgrounds and Monterey Pines Golf Course are also within 15 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at El Castell Motel and receive a full refund?

Yes, El Castell Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to El Castell Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
I just like that The Room was very clean
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It was fine for a one night stay for us. The check in was easy. We were able to get in our room early and let the kids swim. The swimming pool was warm and clean. The room was pretty spacious and clean. The heater was loud and had a strange musty smell. so we turned it off. We could have used an extra blanket at night. It was quite cold. There was a nice coffee maker, but no decaf or tea. For the price it was fine,
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
by the outside, it's an older property but the room was updated and pleasant. small desk, kuerig, mini fridge and microwave, full size shampoo, conditioner, soaps, and plenty of pillows on the beds. would absolutly go there again if up there.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room was really clean, bed was really comfortable. Really enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service
Great stay for what it was. A little nervous when we showed up, but was pleasantly surprised. The room was clean, which I think is all that matters. Staff was rude and inconsiderate in one instance, that left a bad taste for us. The pool was nice. Would stay again, but probably not just due to location.

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great facilities! Very clean!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our room was large and super clean and looked to be recently remodeled. It was comfortable and cozy. I didn't have time to try the pool.

8/10 Good


Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Loved the triple bed apartment. We had plenty of space for our family. Only complaint was the kid running upstairs until 10pm, the neighbor smoking MJ next to our a/c, smelling the whole room up and the street noise. Other than that, the kids enjoyed the pool!

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Clean room. Indoor pool. Easy access. Restaurants close by

6/10 Okay


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
You get what you pay for. Best to worst: staff was friendly and helpful, rooms were clean, no breakfast, cheap coffee, small towels, broken shower handle, poorly accessible parking in rear section, and absolutely rock hard pillows. Will not stay here again.