My family and I decided on a last minute trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium last week so I searched and searched for the perfect hotel for my husband, 2 small children and for myself to stay two nights where we would not be afraid to turn off the lights for fear of some critter crawling around our heads at night.
We arrived to the hotel in the evening and were politely and promptly greeted by the receptionist at the check in counter. The lobby was bright and airy with a fish pond at the corner which the children were amused to see. It also brought a sense of zen-type tranquility to the atmosphere.
The lady at the check-in counter offered 2 day tickets that are sold to patrons at the hotel..which I had to refuse because I had purchased tickets through the company I work for....bummer....
She checked us in, gave us the key card to the room on the 2nd floor.
As we entered the room we quickly noticed how clean everything was from the ceiling fan (more on that later) to the carpet(more on that too).
bed linens were clean,
bed was comfortable,
bathroom was clean and even though it had only one sink there was ample room to maneuver if there was more than 1 person in there with you. The mirror did not fog up when I took a shower either and that was a plus.
So about the ceiling fan. There is no air conditioner in the rooms in the hotel. There are ceiling fans. The weather did not call for air conditioner, the ceiling fan was sufficient to circulate the air in the room and we kept the windows, which has full functioning screens, open in the day and closed at night. The room didn't feel stuffy but if it were over 85 degrees outside I could see it being an issue if someone is not use to the heat and have to be in a room with no air conditioner. Fortunately for me and my family that was not the issue as the weather was in the 60's those days.
So moving on to the carpet. It was so clean that I could walk barefoot and not be afraid that I would catch strange skin infection. I let my 1 year old walk in her socks and they didn't turn into black sole socks at the end of the day...so it passed the carpet test.
Breakfast time was a money saver, you can get breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, bagels, waffle, fruit, coffee orange or apple juice, milk, cereal, oatmeal, fresh hard boiled eggs. so if you are use to a quick filling bite in the morning I would suggest that you take advantage of the small breakfast buffet that comes with your hotel stay even for the day you check out.
I would definitely stay at this hotel again in the future. It's not the closest to cannery road, it's about a quick 10 minute scenic drive but worth the amount because of the cleanliness, the child/family friendliness, and the great hostess that greets you at check in and the employees that look like they like their jobs and are happy to make your stay a little better by going that extra mile. less
bwdeanza, General Manager at BEST WESTERN De Anza Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for complimentary review and top rating of our property. I appreciate your taking the time to post your detailed comments regarding all aspect of your stay. I am sure they will be helpful to readers in considering the De Anza Inn for accommodations during a visit to Monterey. We are grateful for your consideration.