Howard Johnson Express Monterey Motel

1240 Munras Avenue Hwy 1 Exit Munras Avenue Monterey, Ca, Monterey, United States, 93940  show map
 2 stars
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Howard Johnson Express Monterey Motel

 Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

Paid Wi-Fi

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Air conditioning

Overview

Howard Johnson Express Monterey Motel is a 2-star stylish property, set near to the beach front. Howard Johnson Express Monterey Motel has been welcoming guests to its modern rooms since 1976.

This hotel is about 1.7 km away from Monterey Bay Aquarium, Museum of Monterey and Presidio Museum. The hotel is 10 minutes' walk away from Wine Trolley Tours.

Howard Johnson Express Monterey Motel can be reached in 5 minutes by car from Monterey Peninsula airport.

Rooms

Howard Johnson Express Monterey Motel provides 20 guestrooms appointed with a laptop-size safe, individual climate control, a dressing area, a fireplace and a telephone for a pleasant stay in Monterey. Other comforts include a microwave, a fridge and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A free continental breakfast is served in the dining room.

Services

Howard Johnson Express Monterey Motel provides a photocopier and a copier along with 24-hour reception and housekeeping.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   20.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Service dogs allowed
  • Vending machines
  • No elevators
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Dining table

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1240 Munras Avenue Hwy 1 Exit Munras Avenue Monterey, Ca, Monterey, United States, 93940

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City Center
  • Monterey
    5000 ft
Airports
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Chopstix
    100 ft
  • P.F. Chang's (cuisine: Chinese)
    1300 ft
Beaches
  • Garrapata Beach
    3600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2010
  • Number of rooms:
    20

Rooms and availability

Howard Johnson Express Monterey Double RoomHoward Johnson Express Monterey Double RoomHoward Johnson Express Monterey Double Room
Double Room
Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
Size: 185 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
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A flat-screen cable TV is featured in this room. A microwave, small fridge, and coffee and tea-making facilities are also provided.

Room facilities

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Howard Johnson Express Monterey Motel Monterey location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1240 Munras Avenue Hwy 1 Exit Munras Avenue Monterey, Ca, Monterey, United States, 93940

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Monterey
      5000 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Chopstix
      100 ft
    • P.F. Chang's (cuisine: Chinese)
      1300 ft
    Beaches
    • Garrapata Beach
      3600 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2010
    • Number of rooms:
      20

    Howard Johnson Express Monterey Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    Popular areas

    Convention centers

    Sport related

    Amusement

    • Edgewater Family Fun Ctr - 1.8 mi

    Museums

    • Youth Arts Collective - 3000 ft
    • Monterey Museum of Art - 3300 ft
    • California Views - 4000 ft
    • Monterey Museums - 4000 ft
    • Monterey History and Art Assn - 5000 ft
    • Presidio Museum - 1.3 mi
    • Monterey County Youth Museum - 1.7 mi

    Parks

    • Monterey Recreation and Cmnty - 3300 ft
    • Monterey State Historical Park - 5000 ft
    • Monterey State Historic Park - 1.0 mi
    • Monterey Veteran's Memorial PK - 1.1 mi

    Halls

    • Monterey Civic Center - 3300 ft
    • Monterey Masonic Temple Lodge - 3700 ft

    Universities, Institutes

    • Monterey Institute-Intl Study - 4300 ft
    • Monterey College of Law - 4300 ft
    • Monterey Peninsula College - 5000 ft
    • Chapman University - 1.1 mi
    • Naval Postgraduate School - 1.6 mi

    Medical care and Hospitals

    • Comm Hosp Monterey Peninsula - 1.1 mi

    Military facilities

    Marina

    • Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises - 1.1 mi

    Local attractions

    • Dennis the Menace Park - 5000 ft
      Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, Monterey
    • Pacific House Museum - 1.0 mi
      Monterey State Historic Park, Monterey
    • Presidio Museum - 1.3 mi
      Corporal Ewing Rd, Bldg. 113, Monterey
    • Monterey State Historic Park - 1.0 mi
      20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey
    • Museum of Monterey - 1.1 mi
      5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey

    Near the hotel

    • Monterey Museum of Art - 3500 ft
      559 Pacific St. and Jefferson and Madison streets, Monterey
    • Garrapata Beach - 3600 ft
      Monterey, CA
    • Monterey Bay - 4300 ft
      Monterey, CA
    • Colton Hall Museum - 4800 ft
      Pacific St btwn Madison and Jefferson Sts, Monterey
    • Andrew Molera State Park - 3600 ft
      Monterey, CA
    • La Mirada - 3700 ft
      720 Via Mirada, Monterey
    • Monterey County Youth Museum - 4500 ft
      425 Washington Street, Monterey

    Restaurants nearby

    • Chopstix - 100 ft

      Address: 1244 Munras Ave.

      74% likes this, based on 94 reviews

    • Yama Sushi - 1300 ft

      Address: 1290 Del Monte Shopping Ctr
      Phone: 831-646-9262

      59% likes this, based on 51 reviews
      Cuisine: Japanese

    • Starbucks - 1400 ft

      Address: 492 Del Monte Center

      62% likes this, based on 12 reviews

    • P.F. Chang's - 1300 ft

      Address: 1200 Del Monte Center
      Phone: (831) 375-0143

      Cuisine: Chinese

    • Chipotle Mexican Grill - 1400 ft

      Address: 500 Del Monte Ctr
      Phone: (831) 641-9353

      69% likes this, based on 64 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 20

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2010
    • Number of rooms:
      20
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    Howard Johnson Express Monterey Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Howard Johnson Express Monterey

    Average guest rating

    6.4out of 10
    Good
    Based on 79 reviews

    Individual guest reviews

    • Group of friends
      5.0

      the location was fine; the price was fair

      the first night the heat setting did not work on most heating units; it was 45 degrees and freezing... the second night they brought some heaters. We could tell: our luggage was gone through... nothing was missing

    • Family with children
      7.8

      It was very reasonable (Booked.net had a significantly lower rate than other reservation sites) and on the main hotel/motel drag. Close to Cannery Row and the Aquarium. Room was spacious enough with a full size tub/shower. Management was pleasant.

      Walls conveyed sound a little too well. Not awful, but raised voices next door could be heard. Fortunately, at 3 am a call to the manager took care of this. (Although the room phone did not work and I had to call on my cell phone.) Breakfast was minimally pleasurable. Coffee not great, nor was "oj". Waffles had an off taste, althought making them fresh was cool. The butter was real, which was a pleasant surprise. We didn't expect better for the rate we paid in high-priced Monterey, so we were not displeased.

    • Family with children
      4.6

      Reservation info from Booked.net implied that child cribs were available. They had none. Control for the drain in the bathtub didn't work. Wasn't _bad_ but at the price, expected a bit more -- even at peak season in Monterey.

    • Older travelers
      3.2

      When we first pulled in the driveway the managers van was blocking the entrance, as there were offloading personal supplies. After sitting there for more than a minute being stared at by the managers children, one approached our vehicle (which was barely off the main roadway) and stated that there was no vacency. No sorry, just we don't have vacency and gave me a blank look. Only after telling them we had reservations did they reluctantly move their car so we could pull into the parking lot. The key they gave us didn't work and when went back to the check in another youth came back to the room with us to try the key. He couldn't get it to work either and went back inside and came back several minutes later and finally got the door open. When it did I was overwhelmed by the strong oder of what smelled like mothballs. My wife looked inside the room and her face changed from excited about our weekend to one of sheer disappointment. It was so strong all we could do was run inside and open the windows and leave. We went looking for any other motel we could find, but unfortunately everything was booked. Several hours later we relunctantely went back to our room. We had paid $259 a night + taxes ($289.00 total) to stay here and I had booked based on Howard Johnsons reputation. I had stayed in your chain before back east and they were nice. The room was incredibely small, and the furnishings old, outdated and dirty. There was mold and rust in the bathroom and the towels had small yellow stains on them and smelled very strongly of bleach. The mattress on the bed was horrible, you could feel the squeeky springs on your back. The tv was without cable channels and looked like something from the 80's. We couldn't find anything worth watching. There was only one small bottle of shampoo and 2 small bars of soap. No conditioner or lotion. For what I paid, I really was expecting a lot more.

    • Single
      5.0

      It was across from a very nice outdoor walking mall with a Whole Foods, good pizza place, and upscale shopping stores. It was also within a 5 minute drive to downtown and many of the tourist sights.

      The owners who also served as the front desk contacts were unavailable, disorganized, and not particularly helpful. It was also a bit run-down looking. But, the room was comfortable enough. I would recommend it as a less affordable option but not as a first choice.

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      Not much.

      In the morning, I found some very uncomfortable bites and red spots on my legs. I thought they might be bed bug bites. It itched for days. I talked to the management and they said they did not have any other complaints from occupants of that room. I would not go back to this motel.

    • Family with children
      5.8

      The fact that for the price I expected a little more for the my money. Felt like I was at a motel 6. The hardwood floors make it very noisy if your at the bottom. There was mattresses stacked on the side of the building. Its an old weathered building that could use a big make over. Plus, thought I was paying one price for each night and it turned out when I got there the weekend was $20 more then had anticipated. So wasn't a great deal after all.

    • Family with children
      5.4

      Nice location - central to wharf, dining, and shopping.

      Management was unfriendly, rude & argumentative. Our reservation stated checkout @ noon. At 11:50, while parking in the hotel lot, we received a call from management asking where we were and stating that we were going to be charged for another day due to our lack of courtesy for others. At this, both my husband and myself were dumbfounded...(?) I asked if the manager had a copy of my reservation, "of course I do" was her answer. She advised their posted sign superseeds anything i'd received from 'Booked.net' and she proceeded to argue this point, wanting me to agree she is right and said at least 4x "you are so inconsiderate!". Beware of this hotel. I am still so upset about this!

    • Couple
      3.8

      we got to take some good pictures at the pool.

      they gave our room away,

    • Couple
      7.4

      Very clean. Nice staff. Peacefull and quite neighberhood, nice breakfast. I trully recommend this hotel!

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      Rooms were clean staff friendly

      Walls were so thin when the maid was cleaning next door I thought it was in our room!

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      The Howard Johnson Monterey is an affordable clean hotel. Although on a busy road most rooms are located away from the traffic noise. Close to shops and facilities should you need supplies. If you are going into downtown Monterey there is plenty of parking or public transport to get you there.

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      It was nice but is in need of refurbishment. Very worn looking. Breakfast wasn't worth the trouble!

    • Couple
      6.6

      Room is nice and clean, and free parking!

      Breakfast is too simple

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      The room was clean, however the bed cover and blanket were dirty and we asked for a new blanket. The one we received was clean but had a hole in the middle! Only 6 hangers, should have at least 10 for a couple staying for a weekend. The decorating of the room was very limited . . . 2 pictures. The original smoke detector in the ceiling was removed and a new one was attached next to it, but the mechanics of the original were still there. They had 2 towels, wash cloths and hand towels . . . not any extra . . . plenty of room on the rack over the toilet for extra . . . would have liked that option. The free breakfast was fine, but no trays to carry back to room and no place to sit and eat . . . no covers for coffee . . . not real convenient. For the money, don't think we would stay there again.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Howard Johnson Express Monterey Motel Monterey location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    1240 Munras Avenue Hwy 1 Exit Munras Avenue Monterey, Ca, Monterey, United States, 93940

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Monterey
      5000 ft
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Chopstix
      100 ft
    • P.F. Chang's (cuisine: Chinese)
      1300 ft
    Beaches
    • Garrapata Beach
      3600 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-Out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2010
    • Number of rooms:
      20