11/07/2019 WRC6, Long Valley, NJ
In writing this review objectively, I’ll do my best to ignore the fact that because our stay in Monterey coincided with the US Open at Pebble Beach (our reason for coming here), I paid high-end luxury... more
In writing this review objectively, I’ll do my best to ignore the fact that because our stay in Monterey coincided with the US Open at Pebble Beach (our reason for coming here), I paid high-end luxury prices for what’s really a basic, clean, comfortable but very ordinary budget hotel. I get the idea of supply and demand and of course all the local properties jacked their rates up for the event. And I knew all this ahead of time and obviously booked this by choice. But I’ll always look back on our two-night stay, think about the tab, and question my sanity.
WHAT WAS GOOD: Our room was comfortable enough, clean and very much in line with what you’d expect from a good budget hotel. There was an in-room fridge, microwave and Keurig coffee machine….Breakfasts were actually very good. There was an assortment of refrigerated breakfast sandwiches and burritos you could microwave and a DIY Belgian Waffle machine. Coffee choices, breads, fruits and everything else were very good….To take the sting off the tariff a little, the staff provided a complimentary bottle of Pinot Noir, chocolates and cheese. A very nice touch.
WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER: The TV was about the smallest I’ve ever seen in a hotel room.
THINGS TO KNOW: Freemont Street is a commercial strip so don’t expect scenic surroundings. The location is convenient though and all the local attractions are a short car ride away….Typical of hotels in Monterey, there’s no air conditioning. So, without the constant sound of a fan, you may hear some noise. This was not an issue during our stay.
BOTTOM LINE: This would be a good choice in Monterey if you’re looking for basic comfort at a (normally) fair price. less
BasantaShah, General Manager at Best Western De Anza Inn, responded to this review
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