Clean and comfortable.
Posted Dec 30, 2016
This hotel is about 10-15 minutes from Cannery Row, Monterey and was easy to find. It is NOT located on the beach side of the freeway (left of the freeway if traveling south), which was disappointing, largely due to the freeway traffic noise that could be heard inside the room. The hotel itself was clean with modern amenities (such as granite counters and nicely tiled shower). I was assigned a corner room (202) at the end of the hall which was great as no foot traffic. The bed was quite comfortable. The overall location of the hotel was my only disappointment, hence the 3 star overall rating.
TIP: Traffic is insanely bad between 4:30-6:00 heading back to the hotel from the Monterey, Pacific Grove area.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 4, 2017 by GM - David Holmes, Hotel Management
Thank you for your thorough review regarding your recent experience at the Holiday Inn Express Monterey Bay. Though our hotels proximity to the coast was not completely to your liking, I am very pleased to know you found the bathrooms well appointed and the beds comfortable. I know travelling can create different needs and expectations, and I am genuinely sorry that we are not on the beach, but hope the short distance away was convenient enough for you. We would love to welcome you back to the hotel if your travels ever bring you to the Monterey area again.