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By a verified traveler on Tue 01 May 2018

Hotel Description

Motel near Monterey Bay in Monterey

Close to airport

You'll be steps from Monterey County Fairgrounds and within a 15-minute walk of Monterey Bay. Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Indoor pool

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the express check-in. Enjoy the indoor pool and conveniences like a 24-hour front desk and laundry facilities.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 52 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include coffee/tea makers, free long-distance calls, and free local calls.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$52* Per night/room Jan 27 - Jan 28

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

El Castell Motel ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for El Castell Motel

Everyone (11) Couples (1) Students (1) Family (5)
3 out of 5
my sons got rashes from the pool, the staff was very robotic and cold. the office smelled bad. non of us slept. we left before 8am

Posted by on Nov 24, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 27, 2019 by Customer Care Team

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent stay at our hotel. While it is good to hear that you had a reasonable stay, we are sorry for the issues that you encountered that marred your time with us. We hope to remain your hotel of choice in this area, and to give you a better stay on a future visit.

5 out of 5
Clean with nice bathroom facilities. Comfortable bed.

Posted by on Nov 23, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 5, 2019 by Customer Care Team

Dear guest, thank you so much for your stellar review! This means a lot to us. Hope you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit the area. Safe travels!

4 out of 5
Staff was nice and courteous. My kids loved that their was a pool and parking was right outside our door. Room was very clean and had some nice shutter. Wish the shutters would have kept the light out from outside. Maybe if the had a blackout over them

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 4, 2019 by Customer Care Team

Dear Mari, Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent stay at our hotel. We are thrilled that you had a great stay, and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

4 out of 5
I like it that I was able to have my three kids in one room we have three queen sizes bed, it was hard to find this specially at the Monterrey Area, i like that was very clean

Posted by on Jun 8, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 4, 2019 by Customer Care Team

Dear Jana, We are always pleased to receive feedback from our guests in relation to their stays with us, and we are delighted with your rating, thank you very much. We are happy to have satisfied you so well, and we hope to remain your hotel of choice here for future visits.

3 out of 5
The property looks run down. The girl at check in was nice but the lobby stunk. The room was large bed was comfortable. The room needs work. There are missing switch covers on the wall. Hair left in the shower.

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 9, 2019 by Customer Care Team

Dear guest, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to note from your rating that you did not love your time at our hotel, and we apologize for any short-comings you encountered in terms of our product or our service. Should you stay with us again, please do know make us aware of anything that we can do to improve any aspect of your stay, and we will do our utmost to give you the very best possible stay here. We hope to welcome you back for a better stay soon.

3 out of 5
Check in was at 3pm and when I arrived before 4pm I checked in then went to the room where I had to wait outside until my room was done getting cleaned

Posted by on May 12, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 4, 2019 by Customer Care Team

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent stay at our hotel. While it is good to hear that you had a reasonable stay, we are sorry for the issues that you encountered that marred your time with us. We hope to remain your hotel of choice in this area, and to give you a better stay on a future visit.

4 out of 5
The room was huge. Beds were comfortable. Parking was aweful. Pool was not as nice as the picture made it look.

Posted by on Apr 20, 2019

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5 out of 5
The rooms was newly remodeled and very clean. The Hotel is quiet and there are restaurants nearby. I would definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019

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4 out of 5
The staff was very attentive. While the hotel was affordable, it was very clean and seemed well maintained. It had everything we need for our stay to include microwave, Keurig coffee maker and pods, flat screen TV, hair dryer, etc. I would stay there again.

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019

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2 out of 5
3 queen beds is the only reason we chose it. States it is a non smoking hotel...there were people smoking everywhere including in the indoor pool area which clearly was marked no smoking. Had to notify management twice before they did anything . Cigarette butts all over the property: Rooms appear clean but smell very musty. Towel bars and TP bar all rusted. . Review states their bedding is soft which isnt the case. the actual bed was comfortable but the linens were not at all soft. A lot of noise outside in the night. No apparent security/. In room hair dryer broken. notified front desk and they said they would send maintenance/. An hour later no maintenance had arrived. Went to the nearby cvs to buy one. Would not stay again.

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019

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Property Features

El Castell Motel offers its guests an indoor pool, a vending machine, and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly El Castell Motel also features express check-in and express check-out. Self parking is free. This Monterey motel is smoke free.

  • 52 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free long-term parking , Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

El Castell Motel offers 52 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Monterey motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an indoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2:30 AM

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pets

  • Pets: USD 30 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 50 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 30 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Castell Motel
  • El Castell
  • El Castell Monterey
  • El Castell Motel
  • El Castell Motel Monterey
  • El Castell Hotel Monterey
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You should know

  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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