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Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA
0.4 km from
I really liked the location and the comfortable rooms I didn't like the charges for parking, wifi, water in the room.
Good location and well appointed.
Very roomy, clean and close to fisherman's wharf. Walking distance to several restaurants.
The grounds are very unique and allow for areas to relax outside. It is also close to Fisherman's Warf and the downtown area. I didn't like the fact that I kept finding items left by the previous guest in to room (i.e. wrappers, tags, debris, etc.). For what was charged, I would have expected more for breakfast. A Holiday Inn Express has a more comprehensive breakfast.
The valet was super nice and helpful. The young woman checking me in was friendly as well. I was happy with my stay
As we were checking in, we were told that we had signed up for two queen beds. As this was the one night in over 4 years that we got to spend together without her kids, I had made sure when I reserved the room it was for a king bed. After 10 minutes of negotiating, the lady at the front desk assigned is to a wheelchair accessible room with the king bed. Paying $400+ for the night, we were not very happy with the type of room we were assigned to. The bed itself was very uncomfortable. The mattress was very cheap and sagging on each side. The pillows were made of practically nothing but air. To add to the lovely stay, at 1:00 am we were awoken to the the fire alarm going off and loud flashing blinking lights in our room. The entire hotel had to evacuate and after the fireman came to turn the alarm off, we went back to our room. It was safe to say at this point we wouldn't get much sleep. As we complained to the front desk about our stay, they apologized and offered nothing to us. I will NEVER stay at this Marriott again and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
A bit noisy due to street area
Good location, in heart of downtown. Parking can be an issue. Hotel could use an update.
lovely room decoration, room space; location; quiteness; reasonable parking fee. none
Staff were accommodating for our later than planned arrival. When we presented the challenge of having an unstable toilet we were promptly offered a different room to try which had it's own wobbly toilet. The free breakfast consists of fresh fruit, cereals, juice, and coffee. All were fresh. Overall the staff were friendly. Fixtures and fittings are not well-maintained. We tried multiple rooms and found more than one with loose, wobbly toilets. Some had flickering fluorescent light fixtures with bulbs nearing the end of their lifespan which should have been changed. The window coverings on the entry doors didn't prevent passersby from seeing inside the room when lights inside were on. Televisions are ancient both in the room and the breakfast area. The wood-burning fireplaces are a nice touch but without any fireplace tools available in the room it made shifting logs a creative challenge.