We enjoyed our recent stay at the Best Western Plus Monterey Inn for two nights. We found it to be a great base for time spent in the Monterey area. North of the hotel we hiked at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. In Monterey, we were able to walk to the historic San Carlos Cathedral, to walk along the 18 mile Monterey Coastal Trail, through Cannery Row and even, 2 miles away from the hotel, to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Carmel and its attractions were less than an hour away, and Pacific Grove is right next door.
Our room, 226, faced trees and was a pleasant place to stay for two days. Please see photos. We had a balcony, although with no chairs, and a little sitting area. There was a desk with lamp and chair, a flat screen TV, a small fridge, sensor lighting, lots of room to move around, a coffeemaker, a bench, 2 luggage racks, an iron and ironing board (yay!), a comfy bed, a ceiling fan but no a/c, which was not needed. The bedside lamps had outlets for charging electronics but no USB ports. The bathroom had a clear glass shower with nice shower head, marble counterhairdryer, shampoo, conditioner and two bar soaps. Although we were on the 2nd floor, we had no issues with noise from the floor above or from rooms on either side of us. Parking was free!
There was coffee and hot water for tea set up in the lobby for all hours. The full breakfast buffet was great for starting out a day of exploring the Monterey area: eggs, sausage, 2 waffle makers, yogurts, fruits, cereals, etc. The patio outside was nice for breakfast dining.
Hotel staff was pleasant...all shifts. We have no complaints except for one, and this is because of the city: the 6:30 a.m. trash truck racket. Why so early?
Most importantly, the hotel was clean in all areas: our room, the lobby, the grounds and the dining area. I highly recommend this Best Western for a stay in Monterey/Pacific Grove! less