My wife and I originally found this property late one night 7 years ago and it has since been our preferred stopping place for the Monterey peninsula. It is not super swanky like the highrise chains or boutique bed and breàkfasts nearby, but it is a clean, comfortable, centrally located, reasonably priced hotel with some value adding features. Like, a pool with hot tub, towel service. And a really excellent, free breakfast with waffle maker and fruit toppings!
The staff was very friendly and helpful. I liked that the garage was elevator accessible so we were always a minute from the car.
The area is filled with shopping and eateries (downtown Monterey) and it is walking distance to the Fisherman's Wharf and fine dining. We took a cab to the Monterey Bay Aquarium ($10 one way) but it turns out all day flat rate parking at Cannery Row is only $10. BTW, downtown and waterfront Monterey is a super safe area.
There is no guest laundry unfortunately. I recommend upper floors if you want to avoid the pitter patter of little feet. Check prices with different booking agencies or directly with BW, as I paid $30 more for the same room through a different booking site (by accident). It is just a small preference of mine, but I do not like the old motel style design of the sink and bathroom separated. The hot tub is great even in the winter, but, it can only be accessed through the lobby(!).
It is overall a good place to stay and I have been a guest multiple times. We have even tried some neighbouring competitors, and came back to BW Plus Monterey because we felt comfortable there. less