Howard Johnson Express Monterey Motel

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Spa and relaxation

Sauna

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Overview

The 2-star Howard Johnson Express Monterey Motel boasts convenient location near Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is around 3.4 km away. The hotel was built in 1976 and refurbished in 2010.

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property.

The hotel is easy access to the pebble beach in Monterey.

Howard Johnson Express Monterey Motel lies within 10 minutes’ drive to Monterey Peninsula airport.

Rooms

There are 20 guestrooms featuring king room and queen room equipped with a minibar, a private safe, pay television, a closet and a work desk. Guests can make use of a bathtub, a shower and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

The venue is set next to highway and just 50 meters from Chopstix and Starbucks with a broad selection of dishes.

Services

Residents will benefit from 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning and newspaper service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   20.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • No elevators
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Sauna

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Dining table

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 8 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1240 Munras Avenue, Monterey, United States, 93940

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City Center
  • Monterey
    5000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Morgan Hill Caltrain
    39.8 mi
  • 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 photos Room
King Room Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    185 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room includes an LCD TV, wood-effect floors, a private bathroom with granite counter-tops and a raised wash basin, a microwave and a mini refrigerator.

Howard Johnson Express Monterey photos Room
Queen Room Two Queen Beds Non-Smoking
  • Room size:

    185 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 King-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room includes an LCD TV, wood-effect floors, a private bathroom with granite counter-tops and a raised wash basin, a microwave and a mini refrigerator.

Howard Johnson Express Monterey Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Dennis the Menace Park4600 ft
  • 17-Mile Drive5000 ft

Popular areas

  • Wine Trolley Tours3000 ft
  • City Center4600 ft

Places of interest

Convention centers

Monuments and Landmarks

Museums

  • Youth Arts Collective3000 ft
  • Colton Hall Museum3300 ft
  • Monterey Museum of Art3300 ft
  • California Views4000 ft
  • Monterey Museums4000 ft
  • Monterey History and Art Assn5000 ft

Parks

  • Monterey Recreation and Cmnty3300 ft
  • Monterey State Historical Park5000 ft
  • Monterey State Historic Park1.0 mi
  • Monterey Veteran's Memorial PK1.1 mi

Halls

  • Monterey Civic Center3300 ft
  • Monterey Masonic Temple Lodge3700 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Monterey Institute-Intl Study4300 ft
  • Monterey College of Law4300 ft
  • Chapman University1.1 mi

Theaters

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Comm Hosp Monterey Peninsula1.1 mi

Golf courses and Country clubs

Marina

  • Monterey Bay Whale Watching Cruises1.1 mi

Local attractions

  • Dennis the Menace Park5000 ft
    Pearl Street and Camino El Estero, Monterey
  • Pacific House Museum1.0 mi
    Monterey State Historic Park, Monterey
  • Presidio Museum1.3 mi
    Corporal Ewing Rd, Bldg. 113, Monterey
  • Monterey State Historic Park1.0 mi
    20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey
  • Museum of Monterey1.1 mi
    5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey

Near the hotel

  • Monterey Museum of Art3500 ft
    559 Pacific St. and Jefferson and Madison streets, Monterey
  • Garrapata Beach3600 ft
    Monterey, CA
  • Monterey Bay4300 ft
    Monterey, CA
  • Colton Hall Museum4800 ft
    Pacific St btwn Madison and Jefferson Sts, Monterey
  • Andrew Molera State Park3600 ft
    Monterey, CA
  • La Mirada3700 ft
    720 Via Mirada, Monterey
  • Monterey County Youth Museum4500 ft
    425 Washington Street, Monterey

Restaurants nearby

  • Chopstix100 ft

    Address: 1244 Munras Ave.

    74% likes this, based on 94 reviews

  • Yama Sushi1300 ft

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

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

  • Starbucks1400 ft

    Address: 492 Del Monte Center

    62% likes this, based on 12 reviews

  • P.F. Chang's1300 ft

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

    Cuisine: Chinese

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill1400 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

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

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, Monterey, United States, 93940

Get directions
City Center
  • Monterey
    5000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Morgan Hill Caltrain
    39.8 mi
  • 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