BEST WESTERN Hotel De Anza Inn,  Monterey

4.0/5  - based on 713 guest reviews.
2141 N Fremont Street, 93940-5242, Monterey, United States - See map
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Welcome to the BEST WESTERN De Anza Inn! Discover this pleasant Inn located in Monterey, California and just minutes away from Historic Cannery Row, Pebble Beach and the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the BEST WESTERN De Anza Inn offers a convenient location, quality amenities and reasonable rates to ensure a comfortable stay on the California coast. This completely non-smoking Inn is close to a variety of local shops and restaurants, as well as attractions which have made the Monterey Peninsula a travel destination. The BEST WESTERN De Anza Inn offers 43 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms. Each room features a microwave, refrigerator, cable satellite television and complimentary wireless Internet. Other Inn amenities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and spa, interior corridors, and a business center. The Monterey Peninsula hosts a variety of events throughout the year including the AT&T Pro-Am, Big Sur Marathon, Monterey Jazz Festival, Pebble Beach Concours d"Elegance, Sea Otter Classic and Tudor USC Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Located near Highways 1 and 68, guest staying at the BEST WESTERN De Anza Inn will be in an ideal location to attend these events and many others. The friendly and caring staff at the BEST WESTERN De Anza Inn invite you to experience a comfortable and relaxing stay in beautiful Monterey, California.

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BEST WESTERN De Anza Inn,Monterey
  • 4
    « Best Western Staff »

    Your staff always goes beyond their normal duties to help us have a pleasant stay. They are not like the major hotels who only do things when asked. We have stayed at Conrad, HIlton, Sheraton, Marriott, Portola Double Tree etc and your personnel staffing although smaller than the big chains are friendlier and much more helpful. We will be back for our future conferences and pleasure.

    4
    « Modern looking Best Western with good value »

    This Best Western was quite modern looking and the rooms seemed nice and large. The king bed rooms which we in our group had were very big (with one exception) and the roomy feel was quite appreciated. There are some rooms nearer the elevator that are smaller square footage so try to get one near either end. The room was quite clean and the bathroom was also large and clean. Overall we had a good experience, mostly from the nice rooms and the wonderful woman who checked us out in the morning. This was in contrast to the not so nice experience with the gentleman who checked us in. I will just leave it that he did not attend the school where you learn to treat the customer like a customer. Maybe he was having a bad day. The breakfast in the small breakfast area was really quite good and had a number of very good choices - well above what I am used to with Hampton Inns. There were hard boiled eggs, waffles, yogurts, fruits, cereals, bagels, toast, and pre-wrapped egg/sausage sandwhichs to heat up in the microwave. I was quite impressed with the overall selection. Next to the breakfast area and elevator was a business station area where you could use the internet or print boarding passes. There is plenty of free parking down below and it is easy access to Fremont Street and off/onto the freeway. The only drawback is there is really only a Denny's in walking distance. We however did order Pizza from a great place with free delivery. The value is well worth it - no wonder it ranks quite high in Trip Advisor!

    5
    « Delightful DeAnza »

    Excellent choice!! Comfort, value, and great location make the DeAnza a travelers dream. The staff is friendly and sees to your needs. Our son graduated from CSUMB and now lives in Monterey...it's our home away from home! :)

    4
    « Great place for our group »

    We had a group of people in town for a conference. The manager Cecile did a great job helping us with our group reservations and also providing a meeting space (which she did without us asking). It was helpful to have a hot breakfast available and everyone in the group was satisfied with the motel. We will go back again. There are fancier places but for us the price was right.

    4
    « Clean comfortable rooms. Free parking. Small breakfast. Rooms facing road have noise, back rooms r quiet »

    Clean comfortable rooms. Free parking. Small breakfast area and small selection but that got us going. Hotel not walkable distance to cannery row. Rooms facing road have noise, back rooms r quiet. No a/c but windows open fully. (That adds to the road noise if facing road)

    5
    « Great staff and Fishy Lobby »

    The staff and the room were marvelous. The "fishy" refers to the big Koi pond in the lobby. I stayed in two different rooms during my stay (king and handicapped) and both were large and well appointed. Hotel is close to everything, parking was ample. Breakfast choices were a little light, but I will stay here again, when I return to Monterey.

    4
    « Excellent value »

    Good beds. Solid wifi. Friendly staff. Located a few blocks from the Pacific Coast Highway, it is near shopping and restaurants. The breakfast is average and the views aren't spectacular. But the value, comfort and service are great.

    4
    « Clean/good price »

    Clean large rooms, located on busy road but the price and helpful staff make up for that. Not in central Monterey but only 10 minutes by car easy ride. No air condition but windows open and ceiling fan do a good job. Clean small pool and hot tub with good jets across the parking lot (10 steps) from hotel. Good quality breakfast of Best Western variety Only concern is if you like large fluffy pillows, you may want to ask for an extra pillow since these were smallish and flat.

    5
    « Clean, and comfortable »

    My family and I decided on a last minute trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium last week so I searched and searched for the perfect hotel for my husband, 2 small children and for myself to stay two nights where we would not be afraid to turn off the lights for fear of some critter crawling around our heads at night. We arrived to the hotel in the evening and were politely and promptly greeted by the receptionist at the check in counter. The lobby was bright and airy with a fish pond at the corner which the children were amused to see. It also brought a sense of zen-type tranquility to the atmosphere. The lady at the check-in counter offered 2 day tickets that are sold to patrons at the hotel..which I had to refuse because I had purchased tickets through the company I work for....bummer.... She checked us in, gave us the key card to the room on the 2nd floor. As we entered the room we quickly noticed how clean everything was from the ceiling fan (more on that later) to the carpet(more on that too). bed linens were clean, bed was comfortable, bathroom was clean and even though it had only one sink there was ample room to maneuver if there was more than 1 person in there with you. The mirror did not fog up when I took a shower either and that was a plus. So about the ceiling fan. There is no air conditioner in the rooms in the hotel. There are ceiling fans. The weather did not call for air conditioner, the ceiling fan was sufficient to circulate the air in the room and we kept the windows, which has full functioning screens, open in the day and closed at night. The room didn't feel stuffy but if it were over 85 degrees outside I could see it being an issue if someone is not use to the heat and have to be in a room with no air conditioner. Fortunately for me and my family that was not the issue as the weather was in the 60's those days. So moving on to the carpet. It was so clean that I could walk barefoot and not be afraid that I would catch strange skin infection. I let my 1 year old walk in her socks and they didn't turn into black sole socks at the end of the day...so it passed the carpet test. Breakfast time was a money saver, you can get breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, bagels, waffle, fruit, coffee orange or apple juice, milk, cereal, oatmeal, fresh hard boiled eggs. so if you are use to a quick filling bite in the morning I would suggest that you take advantage of the small breakfast buffet that comes with your hotel stay even for the day you check out. I would definitely stay at this hotel again in the future. It's not the closest to cannery road, it's about a quick 10 minute scenic drive but worth the amount because of the cleanliness, the child/family friendliness, and the great hostess that greets you at check in and the employees that look like they like their jobs and are happy to make your stay a little better by going that extra mile.

    4
    « Friendliest staff,clean facility and budget friendly »

    This was a very clean facility with the friendliest staff I have encountered in quite some time. Although the views were not spectacular, it was convenient to NPS and numerous restaurants. The layout was very nice and the facility was clean and inviting. The complementary breakfast had a great selection that even included fresh waffles. Not only was it a nice breakfast, but everything was neat and organized with room for multiple people to prepare food at the same time. Highly recommend staying here.

  • 5
    « Excellent »

    We loved our stay at the Best Western De Anza Inn, Monterey, CA. It is a great hotel and we can highly recommend it. The staff is very competent and friendly and helpful to make your stay a pleasant one. And the breakfast is outstanding with a rich and varied supply of breakfast items.

    5
    « Absolutely Loved This Hotel »

    I was totally impressed with this hotel. The room was very spacious. Also, the bathroom was spacious with a nice very long counter to put out everything you needed without getting it wet. The staff was exceptional. They went the extra mile to help with any information that you needed along with being so personable and friendly. We were so very comfortable at this hotel. I know some reviewers talked about air conditioning. However, it never was too hot for us to need it. Also, the housekeeping staff does a fantastic job. This is now our go-to hotel when we are in Monterey.

    5
    « Perfect Vacation »

    This is the best hotel. I have stayed here 3 times and every time it is perfect. The hotel is very close to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the wharf, and Cannery Row. It is in the middle of Carmel and Salines. It is located right next to a Denny's and other excellent restaurants within walking distance.

    5
    « Great Value, Fantastic Staff »

    Much better than expected. Spent 9 nights on a vacation trip to Monterey and Carmel. The room was much larger than expected with a bay window, arm chair with ottoman, upholstered bench and a sofa, as well as a king bed. There were multiple outlets in the room (although the one in the bathroom only accepted polarized plugs so electric toothbrushes had to be plugged in on the desk.) The complementary breakfast was very well-appointed with waffles, breakfast sandwiches, a variety of hot and cold cereals yogurt and other options. The hotel itself isn't new but appears to have been recently renovated so the interior of both the public spaces and the guest rooms feel modern, clean and well-maintained. The staff was exceptionally friendly and professional, exceeding service I've received at hotels charging 2 or 3 times the price.

    4
    « Helpful staff »

    I stayed with my family for 1 night on our tour around California. We had 2 rooms which were clean & spacious. The staff were very helpful, particularly with advised on tickets for the Aquarium. There are restaurants nearby but it is a couple of miles away from the main area. Breakfast is included & there was a good selection but very little seating & we ended up standing in the reception area to eat.

    5
    « Juan would have loved it! »

    A lesser known legacy of the famous explorer Juan Bautista de Anza, is this rather nice hotel named in his memory. We spent one night at the De Anza Inn and it was a very pleasant one. We received a warm and friendly welcome, check in was quick and staff were very helpful. We had a King Bed Suite, which was massive and we all slept very well. It was on the bottom floor and very quiet. There was a spacious lounge with a Murphy bed for the kids and ?breakfast nook? which would be considered a decent sized kitchen by many. The suite wasn't modern and it was a little tired in places, but clean and very comfortable. The location is convenient, right off Highway 1, but you will likely need to drive or take a taxi to downtown, Fisherman's Wharf, the Aquarium etc. Having said that, I will not recommend a taxi in this town because they appear to be driven but absolute lunatics and I have serious reservations concerning the sobriety of the drivers. The complimentary breakfast looked good although we didn't partake because it was quite busy, so we chose to live it up at Denny's right next door. The outdoor pool was freezing, but that didn't discourage our children. This was our first time in Monterey so we don't have any points of reference when it comes to accommodation, but I would definitely stay at the De Anza Inn next time we are in town.

    4
    « Excellent service, quiet big rooms, very good breakfast »

    1. Pretty big well lighted rooms with well maintained clean beds and bathroom 2. Sleep quality is very good with almost zero noise and no light coming trough the curtains. 3. There is a ceiling fan in the room which I found to be very useful in case you don't want to put the A/C on. 4. the breakfast spread was impressive. From breads, to cereals, to bagels to muffins to yogurt they had it all. Only the breakfast area is very small and sometimes you'll have to stand and eat during peak hours. There are Dennys and other restaurants adjacent to the hotel. Lots of options in walking distance. 5. There is no view of the ocean though and you're around 2miles far from it when you're staying here.

    3
    « Good complimentary breakfast basic hotel »

    Complimentary breakfast was great. Staff was friendly, but hotel is basic and dated. A bit pricey for the quality, probably because it's a labor day long weekend. May look for another higher end hotel and pay a bit more extra next time.

    5
    « Hidden Gem »

    Stayed at this hotel over Labor Day weekend for a wedding. Friendly staff, daily breakfast included and QUIET. Slept with the windows open each night. I encourage the staff to keep the extremely clean conditions as well. It really shows. Great value for the money compared to other hotels in the area.

    5
    « Great Stay at De Anza Inn »

    The room was quiet, clean, and well sized. No A/C but room has a ceiling fan, which is great. Bed is firm. Too firm for me, but I am obese, so it is probably fine for most. Loved having the microwave and refrigerator. Hotel is kept up very well and is in a good location in Monterey to get to everywhere quickly. Guests could walk from the hotel to the fairgrounds for the Jazz Festival. Highly recommended.

  • 4
    « Nice Stay »

    The room was very nice and the staff was wonderful. We've stayed at a couple different hotels in the area and this was by far cleaner and nicer than the others. Although it is not in a beautiful location, it was centrally located so we could easily travel to the Bay, Santa Cruz and Salinas.

    5
    « Our Stay at Best Western de Anza Ann Monterey »

    The staff was super nice and helpful. The free breakfast was fantastic with plenty of gluten-free options such as yogurt, boiled eggs, rice cereal, and fresh fruits. They even have a waffle iron. Our room was budget friendly and had beautiful boutique-hotel decor styling. Beds and pillows were super comfy and nice. We enjoyed having a microwave, fridge, and a safe for valuables.

    5
    « Would definitely stay here again »

    We had a very nice stay here. This is an older property but very clean and well maintained. The front desk staff were very kind and helpful, Maria and Denise. Denise was very patient and helpful with my reservation. The rooms are quite large and ours had a nice bay window. The breakfast was adequate. The hotel is about a mile from the wharf area. We also bought tickets to the aquarium at the front desk at a discount. Thank you for a nice stay! A family from Michigan.

    3
    « Below Best Western Standards »

    My family are regular Best Western customers. One of the reasons why we selected this property is that it has a heated pool. We were very disappointed to learn the pool was not heated during our entire stay. I mentioned this to the hotel staff and they were surprised that it was not heated and said it was beyond their control since their pool service maintained the pool. I was also surprised to learn the hotel does not have air conditioning. Since there were local fires we had smoke in our room, which added for an unpleasant stay having the need to have our window open for circulation. If they had AC we could have controlled the amount of smoke coming into the room from the window. This is the first Best Western I stayed in that did not have AC. I was also disappointed that the breakfast was in the lobby and in such a tight area with everyone bumping into each other. May I suggest converting one of the downstairs room into a breakfast room.

    5
    « Wonderful Stay at a Great Price »

    We stayed here in August 2016. The hotel was clean and the staff were very friendly. Our room was huge. The breakfast was well stocked and tasty. Our room was right by the breakfast area but we never heard a thing, the rooms are very quiet. The hotel was close to all the attractions and was a great price for Monterey. We will definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Thank you »

    To be truthful being evacuated at 2 am from our home and having no were to go we accidentally walked in to the first hotel we found. We are glad to have come to this hotel, everyone was friendly, it is clean and the price is just right. Made us forget we had just lost our home and that means a lot. Thank you for your care. hope to be back soon.

    4
    « Clean, comfortable and good value »

    We only spent one night here on a California road trip and left early the next morning but the hotel is clean, comfortable and good value. The building is the nicest of the many Best Westerns we stayed in - more hotel than motel - the reception has a pond with koi carp. My wife and two daughters shared a room with two queen beds. It was at the front of the hotel facing the road but passing traffic did not bother us. The surrounding area is just more hotels and a few restaurants, so not 'scenic' in any way. Opposite the hotel, across the freeway are signs for an adult bookshop and 'theatre' but overall the area does not feel sleazy. It is close to the sights of Monterey and nearby Carmel. Fine for a place to lay your head while passing through or spending the days out and about.

    2
    « Foul odor and very crowded eating area »

    There was a very bad odor on the whole floor. The parking lot was very noisy, which is a problem since there is no A/C so the only way to get any cool air is to open the windows. The paint was bubbling up in the shower, indicating probable mold issues under the paint. One of the bubbles on the ceiling was about the size of my hand. Also the breakfast area is very tiny and during breakfast the staff wheels large carts of dirty laundry and garbage through where guests eat, which is already very crowded. Very poor execution of service. Seems like they are more concerned with being able to say that they offer breakfast rather than how they actually perform such an amenity.

    4
    « family travel »

    We met up with our daughter and granddaughter for a short vacation...they wanted to go to the beach. This Best Western accommodated all our needs and was a very nice place to stay in a very convenient location. we

    4
    « Decent Place in Sketchy Part of Town »

    The hotel itself was fine, pretty clean. Pool was small. Breakfast was the usual carb-fest. Not walking distance to Wharf, etc, but pretty easy drive. Good for one night but recommend paying a bit more to be closer to action, especially if you are traveling with kids.

  • 2
    « Mrs »

    We were on a trip from LA to San Francisco and stayed at the De Anza. I wish we hadn't! We chose the hotel for the pool but were told it was closed because of the chemical change. We were told it would open the next day but it didn't. I didn't see any cleaning activity around the pool at all. The staff were unhelpful and breakfast was awful. I am judging this Best Western against the Best Western The Pepper Tree Inn Santa Barbara where we had stayed the two nights previously. A wonderful little gem with amazingly friendly staff.

    5
    « Large rooms, Clean and Great Staff »

    I chose this hotel for a four day stay on a trip to San Francisco and Monterey. The room was wonderful, large and clean. The staff were very friendly. One of the best hotels I've stayed in with Best Western. We hated the thought of leaving this hotel for the tiny room we had in San Francisco for a lot more money! Highly recommended. This is where we will stay on our next trip to Monterey.

    4
    « Ok, but pricey »

    I've stayed at this Best Western for over 6 years. The breakfast, rooms, beds were better. They started cheapening everything as most business do. Not bad, but inflated prices. For me it's a great location. Not bad, but getting there.

    4
    « A very good hotel - highly recommended. »

    We chose the hotel as part of our Highway One drive, and near the 17 mile drive. We arrived rather tired after a very slow drive, due to major traffic jams (post accident). We received very warm welcome. The hotel looks fairly new, and is an interesting design, ie not just a big boring 'box'. our room was immaculate and large. It had a lovely view over houses - but not quite to the ocean. Very quiet. Breakfast was OK rather than special, but being small there was a nice friendly atmosphere. We had two very comfortable nights at the hotel, and would highly recommend it

    4
    « Great »

    One of the nicest rooms we've ever had. Large and quiet. Easy to get to everything. Would absolutely stay here again. Front desk girls were really nice, breakfast was good and pool was clean. Had restaurant right next door as well as grocery store just down the road.

    4
    « Friendly staff »

    The hotel was on a busy street (business 1), so it's somewhat noisy. (Not too bad after closing the window.) The main parking was in the rear and was small, and not on a flat surface. I was being challenged driving out as the exit was narrow. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Their fruit supplier was great--the orange in the lobby was delicious.

    5
    « Tremendous accommodation »

    This was my first stay at a Best Western Hotel and if the others are of the same quality, then I will always try to stay at a Best Western. The rooms were from what I could tell soundproof, comfortable, clean, with a nice sized bath, a refrigerator, coffee maker, and came with a delicious continental breakfast. A great value. A customer could not ask for anything more for the price. I will definitely stay at Best Westerns in the future.

    4
    « Very pleasant stay »

    We took our family, 2 adults and 3 kids aged 6, 5, and 1. We usually stay at BW because they are consistent and on the budget end of the mid-range hotel chains. The location is good for easy access to CA-1, downtown Monterey, and Cannery Row. We also made it over to Carmel in about 10-15 and to Salinas in about 20-25. It felt like a safe, family-friendly area, with a bowling alley and restaurants next door. It's obviously not a high-end hotel and I think reviewers who expect that at this price point are being quite unfair. It IS however very pleasant, clean, and a great value, meaning you get extras above your standard room including: free wifi which worked well, a complimentary continental breakfast that was not exactly fantastic but very solid (sandwiches, waffles, breads), free parking, and a small pool and spa for a little something extra to do. There is no guest laundry and no restrooms in the lobby/ breakfast area, which for me would have really made the "extras" complete. There is a nice koi pond which is also above and beyond your standard BW. The staff was attentive and very friendly and helpful.

    4
    « HONEST Review! »

    The rooms deserve a 4/5 stars because of the following: Lack of available outlets - especially next to beds. Room(s) are dated, but are good enough. The tv screen is fine in terms of placement and picture quality. Hooked up an iOS device using hdmi and it looked like Just fine. The cable was the sluggish part. Although the toilet flushing sounds like an elephant, it worked.

    3
    « Clean, friendly staff »

    Very nice staff, clean, adequate room - nothing fancy, but that's probably to be expected at this price point. Toiletries were not good at all - PASS! TV was flatscreen but very crappy picture and placed in not ideal location. Lack of accessible outlets in room. It's time to update the coffee makers - who really uses those now unless it's a keurig?? Lobby was cramped and there is not enough seating.

  • 4
    « PCH road trip »

    We spent 2 nights in Monterey at this hotel on our way down CA101, staff were very friendly and attentive , rooms were clean but rather dated , the free breakfast was very good with a variety of breakfast sandwiches, waffles, cereal, bread , juice and coffee

    5
    « Excellent hotel »

    We stayed in this hotel for one night after driving on 17-mile drive. The hotel is near the scenic destination and US-1. Its room is clean and comfortable, staff is very nice. Hot breakfast is a plus.

    3
    « OK Hotel »

    This small hotel is fine for a one night stay. It's located on the main drag of Monterey (not on the peninsula near the water). There is off street parking and a small pool. The rooms are sparsely furnished with the bare necessities (no pen/pad). The complimentary breakfast was more than adequate with yogurt, cereal, wrapped breakfast sandwiches, muffins, bagels, bread, waffle maker, fruit, juice and coffee. The staff is very nice.

    3
    « Not the best »

    I was not impressed from this hotel. If you are in a room facing the road you have noi from the road. Rooms close to the elevators experience noise from the ice machine and from children yelling at Breakfast in 7 am. Toilet is somewhat depressing with tired stream from the shower and other issues. We payed ave 180 night (tax included) and felt it was expensive.

    5
    « brilliant for a large family »

    Booked this from Australia and had no idea what we might find on arrival. From check in to check out couldnt be more impressed staff were brilliant, rooms were fantastic with plenty of space for a family of five (including 3 older teenagers)

    5
    « Monterey »

    The Best Western De Anza was very clean, the staff very helpful. Everything was perfect. The only suggestion I might make is for them to install AC in the rooms as it was very warm the day I was there.

    4
    « Comfortable, convenient »

    Stayed here for Cali Roots over Memorial Day weekend. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Love a smoke free hotel. They had a nice complimentary breakfast with the usual hotel fare - waffle maker, yogurt, pastries, cereal. Nice addition were the breakfast sandwiches you could microwave (egg, cheese & sausage and egg and cheese). Front desk staff were lovely and so accommodating. I had a few conversations with them leading up to our stay and every time they took such great care. If you're heading to the fair grounds you are just blocks away, a nice short walk. My only complaint was the koi pond in the lobby. I'm sure they have someone caring for the fish but given the size and shallow water, fish fins were sticking out above water and it just made me feel sad to see them in such a small space. A tide pool would make more sense to me given the location and I'm sure they just want the lobby to look nice but really, it just left me depressed seeing the fish swim in small circles.

    5
    « Great Experience »

    Excellent property with great amenities and great value, very convenient to all of the Monterey Peninsula. Anyone coming to the Monterey Peninsula should definitely consider this property for their stay.

    5
    « Friendly and comfortable »

    Have stayed here many times. The folks are always accomodating. The facilities are fine. La de dah and Tra la la. Have I attained the lofty goal of 200 characters yet? Short and sweet, just like a Tweet, but the DeAnza Inn just can't be beat. Dooo Wah!

    5
    « Good stay »

    Cleanliness and pleasant décor obviously a priority at this hotel. Comfortable bed and quiet night; windows that open and ceiling fans an option vs. AC. The interior and grounds of this Hotel are immaculate. Internet service without problems. this is one of the better BWs we've experienced. Spacious rooms nicely appointed.

  • 5
    « Great location »

    We stayed here for one night during our November California road trip. Used Reward points and the hotel was almost empty. Friendly staff. We had a king room and it was huge. Better than average Best Western continental breakfast in the morning and a good location near restaurants and gas stations.

    3
    « Average review for 2 reasons »

    I stay here every year on my annual trip to Monterey for a horse show. The hotel is convenient located for me to the fairgrounds. It's clean, nice staff, consistent. My only reasons for the 3 star review is that I can't bring my perfectly well mannered dog to the room and that the rooms aren't air conditioned. Thankfully, I can find other accommodations for my dog at the fairgrounds. And I also visit in April so it's not terribly hot. This year, however, it was warm and I really wanted to be able to turn on the air. That being said, I will probably continue to stay here as long as the horse show continues.

    4
    « Lovely stay by caring staff »

    Easy access to everything in the Monterey area. Exceptional staff and very nice rooms. A good value. Only a slight amount of traffic noise was the only negative. Very family friendly hotel as well. My grandkids especially enjoyed the koi pond in the lobby.

    5
    « Stay in Monterey »

    It was an excellent hotel with excellent staff. Everyone was friendly, the rooms were nice and clean and it was in a great location. Close to lots of restaurants and things to o. I have stayed at this location in the past and would definitely stay again. An excellent choice in the area.

    4
    « staff and cleanliness »

    excellent staff, very helpful in many ways, close location to what we wanted to see, we were new at this location, staff was very good in giving us directions. would recommend this motel to others. Bathroom facilities were clean, Don't know what else to tell you!

    4
    « VACATION »

    Loved the ceiling fan, very large comfy room, the one light in the ceiling was out took awhile to get the bulb fixed but other than that it was a nice room at this best western hotel, it did take awhile to check in

    5
    « weekend getaway »

    Very clean and super nice employees they greet you every time in contact with a smile. I will return to this Best Western just because of the nice kind people that work there. Rooms are clean and the breakfast ain't to bad either.

    5
    « Great Place »

    The rooms were very clean and quiet, the parking was very good, the lobby was clean and had enough seating for all 8 of us to gather, love the Koi pond, the restaurant next door Monterey Cookhouse was some of the best food we have had in recent memory, easy access to all the hwys. easy access to Mazda raceway and Monterey.

    5
    « Customer Service: An Actual Sighting »

    In town for a wedding and decided on economical lodging (by Monterey standards). Crossed my fingers on this one because you know how sometimes 'economical' can turn into your new travel horror story. No fear here: this hotel served up a big, clean room, a nice little breakfast area and plenty of parking. A short 10 min drive brings you to the Aquarium, Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf. However what really prompted me to write this review was the customer service, which was stellar. The front desk staff were extremely welcoming and helpful and the cleaning staff was great too. To top it off, my travelling buddy (who will remain nameless) forget her phone charger in the room. I got a phone call within hours of leaving the room to see if we could come pick it up. Alas we were almost on the plane home so they shipped it to us, gratis! Now, I live in San Diego so I might not expect the free shipping if I lived far away but wow that was really a nice touch. Will definitely stay here on the next trip to Monterey.

    5
    « Nice Hotel »

    Very nice hotel, clean, staff was very helful and friendly. Breakfast was not the best for me, but for my family was okay. I recommend this place! abcdefghethsdade deedfrgrth when there xx zz gg rr ll mm

  • 4
    « Clean and friendly »

    Very nice staff. When we checked in the front desk person was very helpful in suggesting a few restaurants in the area that were family friendly and in our budget. Hotel is clean and comfortable. Free breakfast was good.

    4
    « Fun Get away »

    I have made a few trips to this propery. I enjoy that there is a breakfast and that I can enjoy the surrounding area with out any trouble. I was able to enjoy the Aquarium and have a super dinner out with my friend. I would recommend this property to other friends. I have not had any problems.

    4
    « fine place to stay... »

    we really enjoyed our stay. the pool was warm and clean, the staff were terrific, and the room was great! the one thing i can see that might be a problem is that there isn't an air conditioner. the windows do open and a fan was offered, but as its only April we were ok with just having the window open. we will definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Clean, convenient and easy to find. »

    We stayed just one night in order to break a long car trip into two shorter segments. The location was good, and the hotel itself was clean. The staff was helpful, and the restaurant next door was really good, and so close we just walked over. Most of the parking was located behind the hotel, off the street and seemed safe and well maintained. The driveway to exit was a little narrow, so I wouldn't suggest really large trucks or vans, and there was no place to park a camper or trailer.

    4
    « Good value »

    This hotel hotel has large, neat rooms. Its is very reasonable for the price you pay and definitely good value for money. The rooms are clean, hotel staff are helpful and friendly. Nothing fancy, but more than good enough for the price you pay. The location is also quite good.

    4
    « Easter Weekend »

    I had requested a quite room on the third floor and it was excellent, away from the elevator and very quiet. The breakfast has a lot to be desired for the price paid for the room. Staff could at least serve scrambled eggs and some bacon or sausage to go with it. The time to wait for a cooked waffle is a joke. there needs to be an additional waffle grille.

    5
    « Great Service »

    I must began this review with a shoutout for front desk clerk, Myra. What a smile and pleasing personality. She is very employers dream employee. Now on to the hotel, our room was a very large room located at the back of the hotel. You want that because they do not have AC. Open the windows to allow for cooling ocean breeze to enter the room and you will be set for the evening. The room was clean and had all that we needed for a hotel stay. It is also located very near North or South Hy 1. Free breakfast which is enough to get your day started.

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    What a great hotel! I was leery of Best Westerns because the ones in the Southeast (just don't stay there) are pretty bad. Not here! The room was large, clean and very comfortable. The staff was so helpful and the breakfast was great! They had waffles and breakfast sandwiches (never had that before at a hotel). Convenient location and great value and they even had a koi pond in the lobby! I'd stay here again.

    5
    « Great place »

    Stayed at Best Western De Anza for 4 nights. Room:The room was very spacious. Had windows on 2 sides, a little sitting area, a huge bed, fridge, microwave, tv. The bathroom was spacious and very clean. I liked the place and it was cosy. Reception: Everyone at the reception was always very polite and friendly. My compliments. Breakfast: There was free breakfast served. It had coffee, porridge, fruits, sandwiches, cereal, water, apple and orange juices, muffins, waffle maker. Enough to get you started for the day. Location: About 10 minutes drive from Cannery Row. Considering the free parking and the price, a good location. Overall: I was very pleased with staying here. Friendly staff, great room and easy access to Monterey's highlights.

    4
    « Simple But Good »

    My little family of three took a trip to Monterey and stayed here. This hotel is nicely located and seemed to be in the middle of everything. It was a short drive to Sand City, Carmel, and the Aquarium. The free breakfast was great! Better than your average. It comes with a waffle maker and breakfast sandwiches. The only con-- the pull out sofa bed. It was hard as a rock! Definitely for little kids because only one adult could fit on it. Just something to think about when you're booking!

  • 4
    « decent motel »

    Not fancy, but clean and comfortable. Breakfast choices were good, staff was professional, no problems at all. good value for the price. Exactly what I expected from a motel in this price range, no surprises, location was convenient for the purpose of our trip.

    3
    « Walls too thin »

    The stay was very nice until I was awakened by my extremely amorous neighbors who seemed to forget they weren't at a zoo exhibit. The walls were too thin. The shower head had to be pulled very hard (it felt like it was going to break) before the water would come out. There should've been printed instructions on how to use it. The staff was very courteous and accommodating.

    3
    « Mixed »

    I always try to stay there when in the area. This hotel is very clean. Check in is great. Asked for wine glasses and blanket and got them, promptly. They only have thin blankets on the bed. Beds are still very comfortable. However, there is no way to regulate the heater. Room temperature is very cold at night without heater. Drapes are torn! No hard boiled eggs or protein for breakfast. Low cost carbs!

    5
    « great stay »

    Hotel was very clean and quiet! Has a great restaurant next door "the Monterey Cookhouse". Everyone was very helpful. We will probably start staying here when we visit Monterey!! Love it, Love it, Love it.

    5
    « Excellence of Service »

    My experience with DeAnza Inn of Monterey is that it is always a pleasure staying there. The staff is always helpful in every respect, and I know that I will always receive the same service every time I stay there.

    4
    « Very Comfortable »

    While in the Monterey area we were fortunate to find this little gem very close to downtown. Quiet, Clean and a very friendly and professional staff. We Highly recommend this Best Western. Thank you to all for making our stay so pleasant.

    3
    « Nice »

    I stopped here to visit Monterey. It was a nice place sited in a quiet area and very close to the highway. The furniture are not the newest but it is OK. The breakfast room is very small, in fact I had breakfast in my room.

    2
    « Monterey SwingFest dance competition »

    Upon arrival I was treated by the general manager like some sort of criminal since I wished to pay cash for my stay. She insisted that I pay for my stay up front even after giving her an active credit card. Next time I will stay at the Hilton instead. This was my first visit to this yearly convention and it won't be my last, just my last one here. The rest of the staff, especially the weekend staff and housekeeping were especially helpful.

    3
    « Not for seniors »

    Stayed here three days. ,has one spot on property for handicapped ,has parking in rear but elevator out entire stay ,all veending on second floor ,satires at end of building, was not advised of problems before arrival as they should have. We would have changed locations ,breakfast poor , waffles,sandwiches ,small area to eat , full of kids most days . Floors need cleaned with steam had to walk around building to get to car, noisy all mornings,I hope working on elevator, but lots of noise Up date on checking out they gave a discount of one day for all of problems ,said would be mid February for elevator to be repaired since had to replace entire elevator

    4
    « Here to enjoy the birth of our first grandchild.... »

    I found the Best Western De Anza Inn using Tripadvisor and what a great find it was!! Not looking to spend a ton of money but wanting something nice and clean, this is the place. My wife and I stayed for 2 weeks to help with our daughters newborn and were never disappointed. The room was clean and comfortable. And as an extra bonus the staff throughout the facility is exceptional. Just genuinely nice people. Location is also excellent, not to far from anything. You also get a nice complimentary breakfast and free WiFi in your room. I'll be back, that's a promise.

  • 5
    « Sanctuary on North Fremont Street in Monterey! »

    I stayed at the Best Western De Anza Inn and was totally delighted with every aspect! I found it to be a lovely sanctuary conveniently located on North Fremont Street in Monterey. Check in was easy and the two women at the front desk were friendly and very helpful. I loved all of the beautiful koi in the pond next to the check in desk. I also liked the hot tub and pool. The room was surprisingly large and beautifully decorated in gold. The bed was comfortable and the room airy and light. It was great to have a good-sized refrigeratore and microwave. It was also very quiet and relaxing! Breakfast was terrific and I was so pleased that they offered egg (protein) sandwiches along with waffles, bagels, fruit, coffee and more. I highly recommend this hotel!

    5
    « Great Place to Stay! »

    This place was outstanding. Extremely clean throughout. The pool and hot tub were spotless. The lady at the desk in the day was so helpful with advice about where to go in the area and where to park. The breakfast was very nice, basic, cereal, oatmeals, fruit, yogurts, and waffle maker. Fruit available at the desk all times. Quiet and pillow top mattress was wonderful. I will definitely remember this place if I'm in the area again.

    3
    « OK FOR A SHORT STAY »

    Room was OK and spacious. It was clean. Hotel lobby and staff were good. Location in Monterey was good - close to downtown. Breakfast was basic. Problem was there was not much seating room for breakfast. Needs to be enlarged. Also need to provide real knives and forks - not the plastic stuff that makes it difficult to even spread butter.

    4
    « Attending a Wedding »

    We enjoyed our stay at the DeAnza Inn. We were attending a wedding. We had a one night stay. On arrival we learned the elevator was out of order. With a recent knee surgery this was not a good situation. The front desk clerk immediately tried to take care of us, and she gave us 10% off our room cost. We had a corner room that was spacious and comfortable, very clean and bright.

    3
    « decent hotel amongst overpriced hotels »

    Hotel prices are too high high in Monterey. This hotel is very basic, but had a few issues. The elevator was broken (though they did email to let us know ahead of time) The heat was hard to manage in the rooms Breakfast area was way too small The bedding is poor

    5
    « H & I »

    Even though the hotel is not within walking distance to Cannery Row, it is still very close if driving. Staff was excellent. Breakfast and internet were complimentary which was a plus. Also parking is free. I would recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Best Western DeAnza Monterey CA »

    If you want a great place to stay and be in a location that is perfect for every attraction and eating, this is the place to stay. Accommodations are clean and staff very friendly! It is easily accessible on and off the freeway. The rooms are clean and quiet. There is plenty of parking and a pool for those warmer days.

    5
    « Home away from home! »

    This is the only place to stay in the Monterey area. Other places may look fancier but the at home feeling is not there. Everyone makes you feel welcome and the rooms are very spacious and clean. It's well worth the money and is located in a very good location.

    4
    « Excellent Hotel with minor limitations »

    The Hotel itself is great the rooms are spacious and comfortable, so are the beds. Very courteous staff excellent service. The only problem I found is with the heating system which does not have automatic turn on and off feature and the room get too warm even at the 1 setting, but turning it off it gets too cold after a while (December) So I had to get up every 2 hours at night to turn the heating on and off.

    5
    « Excellent location, staff and service »

    The title says it all - this hotel has new facilities, clean comfortable rooms, very helpful staff and close to everything in Monterey/Carmel/Highway 1. Point Lobos is about 20 minutes away and Carmel merely 10 minutes. Highly recommended!

  • 5
    « Our Go To Hotel in Monterey »

    High quality all the way. Terrific service, staff, room, bed. Room was comfortable and clean. Everything worked. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Great location: Close to the wharf, Cannery Row. Easy to get to Highway 1, Point Lobos being a favorite. Don't forget the farmers market on Tuesdays. Best Western De Anza is a great value. Love it!

    4
    « Business Last Minute Travel »

    Hotel staff were very friendly and the location is situated next to several restaurant options. The hotel did not have a fitness center which was probably the only major drawback, rooms were very spacious.

    5
    « Great! »

    Great overall. Clean, friendly, good breakfast. Good value. I was pleasantly surprised, especially after reading dodgy reviews of nearby hotels. Good location very close to Monterey, the highway, etc.

    5
    « A Gem in Monterey »

    If you want great customer service, a clean and spacious room that is centrally located, this is the place to stay. EVERY employee was friendly and helpful. We felt like we were staying with family. The GM Cecile is very concerned that everything is perfect for your stay. Myra at the front desk was so caring and wonderful with our every need. We could not be more impressed with her genuine heart - what a wonderful person. Danielle in the buffet area is a sweetheart too! She is friendly, keeps the buffet area spotless and filled with goodies and is interested in you as a person. All of these employees care about their property and that you have the best stay possible. We will definitely stay here whenever we return to Monterrey and recommend it to anyone! They are so clean we even saw a housekeeper cleaning the hallway baseboards by hand! Where do you ever see that.

    3
    « Monterey »

    Nice clean comfortable room, staff was friendly, nothing outstanding about this motel. Relatively close to Cannery Row, maybe a mile away, no view, closest place to eat was a Dennys. I would probably not go back.

    5
    « Great place »

    I was impressed by the service. We left our portable DVD player behind and were called the day we checked out. Unfortunately we were home by the time we picked up the voicemail. The hotel mailed it to us Priority mail, protecting it with bubble wrap AND insurance at no additional charge. That is good business!

    5
    « Best Place to Stay at Reasonable Price »

    This is an excellent hotel that won't break the bank. The rooms are very large and the staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is OK... not great, but not bad. Get a top floor room and you'll have a high, vaulted ceiling.

    5
    « The Only Place I Stay When in Monterey »

    The rooms are large, pleasant, comfortable, and spotlessly clean. They also have everything you might need (fridge, microwave, ironing board, etc.) The staff are always pleasant and helpful. (You can enter the hotel lot from only one direction on Fremont street but once you are acquainted with the traffic flow, it is easy and no problem at all). The breakfast area is small, but I always take mine back to the room so that has never been an issue with me. What stands out for me are how large and how clean the rooms are.

    5
    « Wonderful hotel in Monterey »

    Staff was polite and helpful. The hotel had a gluten free cereal for breakfast which I appreciated. The rooms were large and clean. Great location, easy travel to Cannery Row and other attractions. I would stay at this hotel again.

    5
    « Great hotel with pleasant personnel & good breakfast selections »

    My husband and I stayed at this hotel for three nights. We had a lovely, large corner room with air conditioning, a comfortable king sized bed and a clean bathroom. The hotel's lobby was large, modern and had a nice fountain with colorful carp fish that DID NOT smell (despite what another reviewer suggested). The breakfast selections were excellent and included pre-made breakfast sandwiches (i.e., egg, sausage, cheese & bagel) that could be heated up in the microwave. They were scrumptious! The hotel's staff could not have been more friendly and very helpful. We definitely recommend this hotel to our fellow travelers!

  • 3
    « Cramped spaces in and around Hotel, but the room was large and spacious »

    Our room was a corner location with windows on two sides. That was fortunate, because there was no air conditioning in the hotel. By opening all the windows we could catch a cross breeze that eventually cooled the room and made it comfortable. Location is convenient to Hwy 101 so access to everything was easy. Bad luck, the power all along the coast went down at dawn the next morning and was not restored until 11pm that night. Not the hotel's fault, of course...

    4
    « Good place to stay »

    Staff was helpful and professional, room and bathroom was large and clean, bed was comfortable, breakfast had a good variety and available for 3 hours. Only issue was the internet connection kept cutting out. I would stay there again.

    4
    « Very Helpful Staff »

    I made a reservation here for my wife's birthday and we started with 1 room and then we decided to take our Grandson and Daughter, now we are at two rooms. Well before you know it is a week before our trip and we need another room. The staff went all out to get us another room and we had a wonderful stay. The hotel was very well kept and the staff is great. It's a couple of miles from cannery row but well worth the short drive. I will stay there again.

    3
    « OK »

    Due to a widespread power outage, we were unable to stay the 2 nights we had planned. We used the family suite and it was fine for us and our daughter and son in law and granddaughter. We were a bit disappointed, the room had a bit of a smell to it, the decor was a bit outdated. But that said, it was a nice set up for us. We enjoyed being in the same room-yet having separate bedrooms and bathrooms. It seems like a lot of the hotels in that area are on the older side. The lobby had koi fish, which my granddaughter loved-but my husband had trouble eating due to the fish being right by the breakfast area and being stinky. I did not notice the fishy smell, but he did! the breakfast was nice, they had sandwiches that could be heated. Nice choices of food. Friendly lady who was taking care of the food. We probably will not be in that area again - but I think I would look at other options. I hate giving a negative review, there were some positives for sure. I just would not stay there again.

    4
    « Best Western De Anza »

    Nice hotel off the main strip and several blocks from the bay. There are a few restaurants within walking distance which lends to the making this a contender. Nice Koi pond in the surprisingly upscale lobby.

    4
    « Location could be better »

    The hotel was nice and clean. Employees were friendly and helpful. We were up-graded from a queen size bed to a king. That was nice and unexpected. It was located short driving distances to major attractions. Walking distance would be even better. The hotel had and adult theater/book store across the street, which was not desirable.

    4
    « Great place to stay »

    Welcoming, friendly and accommodating staff. Nice facilities. Near several eating places and accessible to beach and Cannery Row by car, 10 min. away. The breakfast used to offer eggs and sausage, miss those items, but now includes warm cereal and waffles.

    5
    « Excellent location and staff »

    Rooms are fresh!!! Breakfast had nice selection to satisfy any one, staff was so nice. Easy driving to the wharf, over to the Monterey Aquarium, real close to freeway to drive over and enjoy Carmel beaches. Easy access to 17 mile drive. Has a Dennys right next door for late might snack,CVS right across the street. and a very nice restaurant next door,too. This was my first trip and I intend to go back again and without a second thought will stay at this hotel. Also hot tub and pool were clean and relaxing . Javier at the front desk is truly wonderful and has excellent customer service.

    5
    « Lovely hotel »

    We stayed here a couple of years ago and returned for another stay. It is a lovely hotel. Spacious room, free breakfast and very friendly and helpful staff. Room was very bright and airey. There is an outdoors pool and nice restaurant next door called the Cookhouse. Easy drive to Cannery Row and the wharf.

    5
    « De Anza Inn, Monterey, CA »

    Outstanding experience at the De Anza Inn! This is Monterey's secret treasure! The staff was always friendly, helpful, courteous and professional! They made us feel like family members - what a treat to stay at this property! Perfect location, great parking and incredible value!!!

  • 5
    « Monterey Fishing Trip »

    Got this room at the last minute because the other one I had found and booked was just awful. Everyone here was very friendly and helpful. Place looked clean as soon as you walked in and the rooms were all very clean also. Nice little continental breakfast in the mornings. Would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Great place to stay in Monterey! »

    Very clean and nicely appointed room. Staff was efficient, very courteous, and helpful. Nice breakfast. Short drive from Cannery Row and Fisherman's Wharf. Very convenient location for annual Monterey Jazz Festival--walking distance from venue. We will stay here again!

    4
    « Good "Affordable" Alternative in Monterey »

    Our extended family convened in Monterey for a wedding. We booked a total of 5 rooms and enjoyed our weekend stay in the hotel. Monterey in general does not have a lot of affordable hotels, so this one is pretty good value for the money. The staff is really friendly and helpful. The lobby area has a koi pond, which is rather strange, and the pond itself could probably use a thorough cleaning. I liked that there was always coffee, tea, & apples/oranges available for the guests. I also like the open layout of the hotel that has the lobby visible from the two upper floors. Although a more direct stair connection to the lobby would've been very practical, instead of having to wait for the somewhat slow elevator. The rooms are very spacious and clean. It has everything you need. Breakfast is kind of a joke - you should just skip it and head to Denny's next door. There is also not enough space in the breakfast/lobby area to accommodate guests. The lack of A/C didn't bother us, but it was a bit tricky to open the windows for ventilation. We didn't have enough time to check out that pool, but that would've been nice. Also a gym would've been nice. All in all, it was a solid hotel for the money, and I appreciated the little quirks it has to offer (koi, open layout).

    2
    « Pay More To Stay Elsewhere »

    The best thing about this hotel was the smiling staff at check in. The hotel had a funky smell. I wasn't expecting much but sadly I was still dissapointed. Found hair in the bed and my 1 yr olds feet were black after walking barefoot on the carpet for only a short time. Gross. Thank god it was only one night. One too many. I would NOT stay here again.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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·From: Highway 1. Take Highway 1 south to Exit 402 A-Casa Verde Way. Turn east onto Casa Verde. Go 0. 20 miles to Fremont Street and turn left. The BEST WESTERN De Anza Inn is on your left, next to Denny's®.