BEST WESTERN Hotel Park Crest Inn,  Monterey

4.0/5  - based on 552 guest reviews.
1100 Munras Avenue, 93940-4514, Monterey, United States - See map
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Welcome to BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn! Our Monterey hotel is within driving distance to Carmel by the Sea and close to Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium for your enjoyment. We are just one mile to the entrance of 17 Mile Drive and Pebble Beach Golf Course, both great places for relaxing. Spend the morning on a legendary scenic drive and the afternoon working on your swing. At our Monterey hotel, relaxation is key. We are also within walking distance to Fisherman's Wharf and downtown, where an abundance of restaurants, shopping and sightseeing attractions draw guests in from around the country. Centrally located to all attractions in Monterey, our Monterey hotel offers great customer service and cleanliness of the room at a reasonable price. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a top attraction, but other guests simply like being within walking distance to downtown. The Monterey Bay Blues and Jazz Festival is another must see event. The AT&T Prom Golf Tournament at Pebble Beach is a popular event nearby, and the Moto GP Motor Cycle at Laguna Seca Raceways is a must for speed lovers. Our Monterey hotel is centrally located to all major attractions, and we even offer an aquarium package to our guests. With a free continental breakfast and free parking, our staff is also committed to superior customer service to make each guests' stay enjoyable. Business travelers especially enjoy the prime location of our property. Construction crews, service men and women with the Defense Language Institute and Naval Post Graduate School, and attendees of corporate convention events all prefer our hotel. There's an event planner on-site and party rental equipment to help make a special event easier and better, from receptions to meetings. Enjoy luxury bedding and quiet, cool rooms at our Monterey hotel. Whether you are here for beach bumming or training, count on us to make your stay the best it can be. Book your BEST WESTERN Park Crest Inn stay today.

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  • 3
    « Tired »

    The beds were not comfortable. They were noisy (you could hear the springs squeaking when you moved) the pillows were lumpy and flat. The rest of the room was okay the free Wi-Fi was a bonus and having a coffee pot that only brewed 2 cups was a let down. Go out for coffee I guess.

    4
    « Excellent stopover »

    Motel was a little out of town, but easy access to Cannery Row. Didn't use pool, but looked inviting. Room fine. Clean with good bed & good 3/4 bath/shower. Usual Best western amenities. Motel on two floors & parking easy. We were right outside the door. Breakfast was good and we took it outside on the patio.

    3
    « paper-thin walls! »

    it's basically a motor lodge style and we were given the room at the furthest end which was quiet from the street noise. It was a handicap room so there was a lot more space in the room. Unfortunately, the room right next to us had some loud guests and we could hear them laughing, talking, etc. maybe it's just the paper-thin walls but i swear it sounded like they were in the room with us. We had 2 toddlers with us and they kept getting woken up by the people next door. I took pleasure at the fact that since they kept my kids up, they woke crabby. My 2 1/2 year old decided to have a meltdown at 7am. I'm sure that woke them up. Karma's a bit*h.

    5
    « Great service »

    I booked the room based on the pool/hot tub. When we checked in and went to the pool they were painting the hot tub. So... the front desk called and found us a nearby hotel with a working pool and hot tub and refunded all our money cheerfully. The rooms were clean and roomy, the pool was great. I would totally stay at this place again. Maintenance happens.

    5
    « Happy birthday Vivian »

    we loved our stay and will be back again, very very clean and beautiful property, close to everything in Monterey we sure love that city and will be back with our family. we never got a chance to use the pool but it was enjoyed be other guests next time I'll bring my trunks

    3
    « It's an average motel »

    This BW is well-located on hotel row (Munras) in Monterey and so is convenient to downtown Monterey (walkable) and Cannery Row or Carmel---both require driving. The room was a little dated and I was surprised to find that the table and two chairs had to be dragged from their confined space on the wall to be useable. It's a typical mid range motel, although a little less expensive than similar nearby. Parking access to the lower section is very tight, both coming and going...do not take a large vehicle down there.

    5
    « Holiday »

    Really enjoyed my stay here, room clean and very friendly helpful staff, nice breakfast too, within an easy walk of the town with loads of local restaurants and shops, highly recommended, we were on a road trip north on the coast road and this was really easy to get too off Highway 1

    5
    « Good location, clean nice size rooms, and friendly staff. »

    A great stay! Upon arrival, we were greeted by a friendly, very helpful manager who made sure we had everything we needed in our room to accommodate my husband's oxygen concentrator. Our room was clean and good size and there was a good variety of tasty breakfast items.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Stayed here for a quick weekend trip to Monterey. Great place to stay with kids. The rooms were large and clean. Would stay here again for sure. The only thing negative was the breakfast room was kinda of crowded but there was also an outside area to sit.

    5
    « Very helpful staff! »

    We were very pleased with our stay at the BW Park Crest Inn in Monterey. The rooms were clean and it was centrally located and easy to get to restaurants and the local sights. We were especially pleased with the two women at the front desk. They were so friendly, caring, helpful and professional. They gave us maps, recommended places to eat, sights to see and helped us plan the best route to Yosemite. Great place to stay!

  • 5
    « nice hotel in Monterey, CA »

    Very comfortable rooms, clean and attractive. Staff very helpful and friendly, no request went unanswered. Pool was great, clean and well maintained. Breakfast area small but outdoor patio with heaters made up for small space.

    5
    « Walk to Monterey pier »

    You will arrive to newly redecorated rooms. Take a walk or jog on the jogging path directly across street. Walk to dinner on the pier. Cozy feeling to this property. Felt safe and welcome. On property parking can be challenging in the evenings. Great patio for breakfast.

    3
    « Good value but noisy room »

    The hotel was well situated for exploring Monterey and surrounding environs. The staff provided excellent and friendly service upon check-in and the room was clean and had everything we needed. The only hitches were a noisy refrigerator that ran all night and heater that blasted heat seemingly at will despite our best efforts to shut it off. In all fairness we did not report these issues to the staff as we were only there a short time.

    1
    « Don't stay »

    Stayed one night room had a stale smell in the room,not clean stained carpet.A long way from Fishermans Wharf you would need to drive.Pool area very small and again needed cleaning.Look like a work mans place to stay not tourist.Plenty of other places for the same price.

    5
    « Memorable Stay »

    Exceptionally motivated and accommodating personnel makes the BW Park Crest shine. The room was very comfortable, clean and had all the necessary amenities. The continental breakfast was above and beyond.

    4
    « Comfortable Stay and Friendly »

    Spent 3 days at the hotel for the Monterey Jazz Festival, it was a pleasant and comfortable stay, rooms were upgraded and cleaned, had a great stay, breakfast was good and really good options to choose from and a Denny's in walking distance.

    5
    « Nice Motor Lodge »

    Updated motor lodge, clean, comfortable, good value. The carpet was bit worn and could use replacing. The size of the rooms is small, but it is a 1950s motor lodge so that is to be expected. The bathroom, furniture, etc. are all updated with marble, granite, wood pattern tile, in a pleasing contemporary style. Big LG TV and lots of cable channels including HBO. In

    4
    « Economical, clean, accessible, close to Fisherman's Wharf »

    Check in was easy as was checking out. Room was clean, as was the bathroom. Shower was great, bed was comfortable and the AC was quiet which is unique for any hotel/motel these days, apparently it was upgraded recently. Breakfast was a typical continental type breakfast. Good enough to start the day. We're not pool people but the pool looked inviting and clean. Overall if you're looking for a basic, ?budget? type motel you might want to consider the Best Western Park Crest Inn. As a footnote, and not relative to my BW review, if you're driving from the San Francisco airport be prepared to be very, very patient. Due to our American Airline flight from DFW arriving almost two hours late ?due to weather? we hit the road at the beginning of rush hour. The traffic was a nightmare. We're from the Boston area so we're familiar with traffic. But?this was the world series of traffic. Try to avoid rush hour which according to the material I read is from 4:00 - 7:00PM. My take is it probably starts earlier and ends later.

    4
    « Great stay »

    We were very happy with our experience here. We were planning to stay 2 nights but ended up staying over one more. The heated pool was an added bonus.The room was very quiet. It was upstairs towards the back with a sliver of an ocean view.

    5
    « Amazing »

    Two comfy king beds, a pull out bed, clean clean CLEAN! Friendly staff. The shower water is awesome. You don't get left with that dry and rough skin, and instead you get silky smooth skin. They may have some sort of water softening system based on the feeling.... currently here now. Will update tomorrow about the beakfast.

  • 4
    « Fairly central easy walk to town with ample parking »

    Pleasant hotel ideal position for getting to see all Monterey has to offer. Room and Bathroom well equiped for ones needs loads of towels changed daily and lovely crisp bed linen. Our room was large and overlooked the small pool area. The included breakfast was disappointing and was not for us so ended up in Denny's for breakfast. t

    5
    « BW Park Crest »

    I am a Diamond Elite member for Best Western which means I stay at a number of them throughout the year. I look for ones with good amenities at a fair price for the locale. This one fits the bill now. Have stayed here numerous times over the years and with the remodeling has become an even better place to stay

    5
    « Nice rooms, very clean, pool also and good breakfast! »

    Stayed here for one night, staff very friendly, room ideal for our stay, walking distance to strip, really nice breakfast, waffle maker, fruit, etc. Rooms were really clean and there was an outdoor pool too! Plenty of parking. Overall good experience!!

    4
    « Close to restaurants and shopping »

    My sister and I had a lovely ground level room. We called in advance and they were able to change our upstairs room to ground floor when we found out there was not an elevator. There were nearby shops and restaurants and we had a lovely Chinese meal. We came back with wine and the front desk managed to find us wine glasses. In the morning there was a nice breakfast and the staff even gave me some tea bags to make tea in the room before breakfast started. The staff at this hotel were so helpful and accommodating that it is well worth the few extra minutes to get downtown.

    2
    « Overpriced and Under Renovation »

    We stayed at the Best Western Park Crest Inn in June 2016. It is a motel (outdoor entries). The hotels in the Monterey area are mostly all overpriced. I do not know why this area is so expensive. We opted for this motel due to decent reviews and being under $200 per night. This was $179.99 plus taxes that put the total over $200 for 1 night. We arrived around 10pm, after a long ride up the Pacific coast highway. We must have been the last people to arrive, as we got the last parking spot and last room at the far rear corner of the motel. The room ended up being 2 rooms with a bathroom in between them. It was not what we saw in the web site photos. The rooms were clean, but we discovered some problems. The bathroom had an open window with a screen, but the screen had a big rip in it, allowing insects to fly in. I closed the window. Not sure why it was opened when the air conditioning was running. Then we found out when we sat on the beds, but there was a hollow metal sound from the base. Here the bed frames were made of some hollow thin metal. So when you move on the bed,you here this metal popping sound. If it was not so late and crowded, this alone would have caused me to ask for another room. The last problem was that there were no visible electrical outlets to plug in and charge our phones,camera batteries, etc. So I pushed the bed away from the wall just enough to plug in an extension cord, that I had with me, into the lamp outlet. Otherwise we would have had some dead devices the next day on our trip to Yosemite. They could have at least had lamps with outlets in the base. The included breakfast was good, but nothing fantastic. When I checked out, I reported the problems to the lady at the front desk. She apologized, and said that they were still working on renovating the rooms. No discount was offered for our problems. What gets me about this is that we traveled around most of California during our trip, and stayed at many Best Western hotels/motels, and this tied as the most expensive, but was the worst. Our favorite one, in Eureka, cost less, and was a Best Western Plus. This was not a Plus. From this trip to California, and from staying at other Best Western establishments over the years, it is worth paying a little extra for a BW Plus hotel. They are nicer. The next time we are in the Monterey area, we will probably stay in another town that is not so expensive for what you get.

    4
    « Value in an incredibly expensive part of the US »

    Was impressed with the quality of the two bed suite. Loved the tile shower and built in soap and shampoo dispensers. Loved having a second bedroom for privacy. Hotel feels at home in the area, nice international mix of people at breakfast.

    4
    « great find »

    The Best Western Park Crest Inn was a very pleasant surprise. I have never been to Monterey before and was not familiar with the area, So when I check into the Park Crest and realize how close it was to all I wanted to see & do while in Monterey i was pleasantly surprised.

    4
    « We liked it! »

    Our room was very spacious and clean, clean, clean! Definitely work has been put in to updating this hotel/motel. Outdoor pool was great for the kids (teenagers). Breakfast was on point. Staff was very helpful in answering the questions I had about our plans for the day. I would certainly stay here again

    2
    « Way too expensive »

    This motel is quite ordinary but well kept and offering spacious rooms 2km from the Monterey wharf. The breakfast os served on disposable cutlery. For this, the rate was 250 usd a night per room (for 4 persons). Can't believe we paid so much for such an average place!

    4
    « It's worth for a short stay! »

    I stayed for one night and I would say it's a very good place to stay a couple of nights. The breakfast was good, friendly staff, the room was clean and comfortable. It's close to the sightseeings of Monterey. So If you're traveling by the Highway 1 I strongly recommend it for a night of rest!!!

  • 4
    « Nice hotel »

    Rooms were clean and well kept. Service was good, small problem with TV which was fixed immediately. Nice sitting area with pull out couch. Breakfast was good, plenty of options, but small area, got a bit congested. Location good, near downtown and also Delmonte shopping center.

    5
    « nice hotel »

    we stayed one night on way home , nice room , very quiet and clean . staff was helpful with giving directions to places to stop and see. we had a breakfast engagement already planned so we did not partake in the free breakfast would recommend staying there I always search for best Western first when travelling

    5
    « One night stay »

    Top floor looking out to the bay. Room is perfect, bed is comfy. Good night sleep. Breakfast was Best Western good. Eat enough for the day. Pool looked inviting, but not enough for us to get our swimmers out. Too many kids in there. Monterey is a lovely old town, you can cruise the cannery and then go out to cruise the coastal drive, 17 miles of it. Famous Pebbles Golf Course at the far end.

    4
    « Clean, safe, pleasant, family-friendly hotel »

    My teenage daughter and I stayed here for one night on a long road trip. The hotel and parking lot were clean and safe, the staff were friendly, and the breakfast was good. For what it's worth (and it's worth a fair amount on a road trip) this hotel had pats of real butter for the breakfast waffles instead of the weird little pots of margarine-oil-spread some of the other BW's use. I would stay here again without hesitation.

    5
    « Extremely convenient »

    Our stay at the Best Western Park Crest was very enjoyable. The large room was very comfortable and well appointed. And while the hotel is adjacent to the U.S. 101 freeway, it was completely soundproof. Being next to the freeway and only about half a mile from the I280 junction, it is very convenient to all of the San Jose area.

    4
    « Good hotel, good value »

    This appears to be an older property but is well maintained and the rooms are clean and comfortable. It's not exactly near the main tourist areas but it is quiet and only a short drive away. Complimentary breakfast has the typical items but everything we had was fresh and they keep it well stocked during the breakfast hours.

    2
    « Disappointed. »

    Asked for a room with no steps. There was a small step in front of room which made it difficult to take things in and out of room to the car. Pool was cold and yet it was advertised as heated. Staff was notified and they did come out to start heater but it wasn't going to heat up in time for us to use.

    5
    « In its class a clear winner. »

    Monterey was our final destination on our UK roadtrip down the Pacific Coastal Highway from Washington State. We wanted a place to 'chill' for four nights and enjoy and absorb what Monterey had to offer. The Best Western Park Crest helped deliver that in bucket loads. Having not booked anywhere we called in at the Monterey Tourist Information Centre (always a wise thing to do). Their helpful staff rang around a number of the coastal hotels (in and around Cannery Row) and all were in the $280 plus price bracket for a single room with the hope of a Bay view. It was way above our budget. So we headed up to the Best Western in Munras Avenue, a short drive from the waterfront. The Best Western receptionist far exceeded all our expections of courtesty and helpfulness. The lady was a true STAR. Arriving early on a Friday afternoon we were informed that their rates changed daily over the weekend rising to $294 for the Saturday night. (This compared to the downtown hotels which wanted $400 for the same night.) However, as we were staying the four nights it worked out only to $191 pn. We had a deal. She offered that we checked out the room first and we were in the room by 2pm. The Park Crest, which is actually opposite a park with walking trails, offered a spacious, very clean room and shower and was well appointed. The first floor room faced the Bay area and we had an excellent view of the Ocean, and at NO extra charge! After our rather long road trip that morning we were also invited to take some refreshment from the breakfast room, and the lady kindly opened the outside dining area for us, whilst we enjoyed the juice and pastries. When it came to customer service, this lady knew her onions. We wanted local information about the best places to eat and information about the Monterey Aquarium. She delivered. Her recommendation of The Fish House, in Del Monte Avenue, was well founded. She rang and made reservations for us, something that is essential as this is one very good and popular restaurant. She also sold us our Aquarium tickets at a discounted price plus you get two days entry for the price of one. There was a reasonable selection in the continental breakfast room and a choice of inside or outside seating. The pool was heated and the Inn had provided comfortable loungers to gather a few rays. Despite being full to capacity on the Friday and Saturday night there was no undue noise. Free parking was included. The Inn's location places it only a 20 minute stroll from the main waterfront area (Fisherman's Wharf), and 10 minutes walk from the FREE troley bus terminal that takes you right through Downtown and to the Aquarium (which is highly recommended). This a longer review than I would normally do, but this location warrents the credit it richly deserves. It terms of politness, hospitality, service delivery and value for money it ticks all the right boxes. Would we return here; certainly. Is it somewhere we would recommend? Definately. Well done Best Western, you helped make our trip to Monterey a treaured memory.

    5
    « Nice and clean »

    Nice, clean and quiet hotel in a great location. Restaurants and stores located nearby. The room was very comfortable, clean and well maintained. The pool is small but we still had lots of fun swimming in it with the kids.

    4
    « A Great Road Trip Hotel »

    Stayed here on our California Road Trip. The accommodation was fine for the one night we had planned to stay in Monterey. The Manageress was excellent; always smiling and willing to have a laugh and joke. The rooms were spacious, clean and well presented. If you want a hotel experience go to the Best Western down the road, if your after a quality one or two night road trip accommodation, then you can't go far wrong. Monterey was disappointing for me, however Carmel By the Sea was excellent and only a 10 minute car ride away.

  • 4
    « Monterey mini vacation »

    Good value for the price and excellent location to the main attractions in Monterey and Carmel. Easy access to HWY 1. The staff were very courteous and polite and helpful in answering questions and providing directions..

    3
    « Not pleased »

    I would have liked to have stayed where I wanted. I stated this in other sections on this report. I have been with Best western for years and if I feel that I am not pleased I will let you know. Having owned my own business I know that customer input is vital.

    5
    « friendly, fast, clean »

    good location to stay. centrally located in Monterey. Shopping Mall close by. downtown Monterey close by. We had went to the Aquarium. The drive was quick. Which helped when you wanted to go back to your room to refresh yourself. I mentioned the Mall close by. Very nice, food places, a store to by personal needs. Carmel close by. Less then 5 minute drive. The room size was good. the setup in the room with the beds, restroom, dressing area was easy access. Good family motel and good for a getaway for business, personal and family.

    4
    « Nice Hotel on Close to the Monterey Fishermans Warf »

    My husband and I are on a trip that takes us down Hwy1. We decided to stay in Monterey for 4 nights. This hotel was one of the only hotels that had a hot tub. With all the driving and walking we have done for sightseeing we loved the hot tub at the end of the day. The beds were comfortable and the rooms are what to expect for a Best Western. When we make this trip again we will definitely be staying here again. The staff was very nice and check in was easy.

    4
    « Nice location! »

    The check in process was smooth, very quick. They were in the middle of putting in new furniture and beds in the rooms. We got one that hadn't been up-dated, but, would not have known. Very nice bed and pillows, the linens were awesome. Very nice bathroom also!

    5
    « Monterey Trip was wonderful! »

    Thanks to the friendly staff *(@ Best Western Inn) for making our stay a great one...my daughter & I woke up the next day to a delicious continental breakfast & left to explore the Monterey bay Aquarium. We enjoyed our mini vacation! =)

    5
    « Quiet, Comfortable, Clean and Resonable »

    This hotel's success has to start and end with it's staff. I travel extensively for business and most reasonably priced hotels have less than adequate service. Not only was the room clean, quiet and comfortable it was very fairly priced. Having said that, the staff was top notch. I have been in Monterey 20 or 30 times, but will stay at BW from now on.

    4
    « Good value in Monterey »

    We spent two nights in the Best Western Park Crest and found it to be very clean and a good value. The day manager was outstanding in every way--informative, cheerful and welcoming. She is also an articulate and intelligent young woman. The rooms were all getting new furniture while we there but our room was to be changed out after we left. Very good breakfast with waffles, baked goods, cereal, yogurt, etc. Wi-fi was good and the rooms had nice size refrigerators and microwaves. Recommended.

    4
    « Nice time away from home. »

    We really enjoyed our stay here. Kids said we need to come back. Nice quite little place, good location we had a nice view from our suite. Just a little dated in décor inside and out but don't let that keep you away. It was a very nice stay.

    5
    « Great Value, Very Clean »

    If cleanliness is important to you and a good value, then I highly recommend this hotel. I found the staff to also be very helpful and accommodating. For being in the Monterey area, the price was very reasonable and they do not sacrafice comfort and cleanliness in order to provide that reasonable price. The continental breakfast is a nice addition and loved the outside patio to enjoy weather permitting. I will definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • 4
    « A nice place »

    We stayed at this hotel for two nights. It was quiet and clean. We also used the internet which worked fine and the breakfast was filling. I have stayed here and have enjoyed the friendliness of the staff. I will likely stay here again the next time I'm in the area.

    5
    « Spotless place! »

    I enjoyed staying at this hotel. Manager Esmeralda Frausto was very personable, friendly and takes great pride in her hotel. The room was spacious and spotlessly clean. As Esmeralda told me " the staff clean the rooms like they are their own places." Excellent breakfast as well. Would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Wonderful Stay! »

    My wife and I enjoyed this hotel which was so perfectly maintained - everything was perfect - was recently refurbished - everything seemed brand new. The office was friendly and helpful, breakfast was very good, and location was convenient. Highly recommend this gem!

    3
    « bw park »

    expensive. poor value. room 159 smelled like fart. 190$ night! need a renovation. bed was ok. sausage should be provided for breakfast. for the price i paid just boiled egg and bagel? parking was also tight. i don't recommend this hotel to friends and anyone reading this review.

    4
    « A very nice hotel »

    The hotel was very nice. It is very clean. The location is very convenient to the attractions in Monterey. I go to Monterey frequently. I always stay there. The breakfast is good. It is a good variety of food. The internet worked fine.

    5
    « Excellent accommodations, clean and spacious »

    One of the best hotels I stayed in on my west coast Cali trip. Paid $100.00. Yup. That's it. Queen room with ensuite. Breakfast Included. Nice clean pool. Room: Clean clean clean. No bathtub but that didn't matter to me. No substitute for quality and this is a great selection. Front desk super friendly and professional to everyone. Loved this place and will return. Recommended for families and couples.

    5
    « Cleanest of All »

    Even though this was an older Best Western it was the cleanest place that I ever stayed at. The place was quiet and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast area was clean and had a great selection of food.

    4
    « Monterey CA »

    A clean well maintained hotel, with present helpful staff at a good price. Located between the freeway and the dinning area on the waterfront. I was traveling on business, the room had a table / work area but my bane in older motels is finding a power outlet for my laptop; this hotel does a good job of maintenance, but still need to address this.

    4
    « Trip to Monterey »

    I was looking for a one night stay at a moderate priced hotel in Monterey. Since I have stayed in Best Westerns before I went to the Best Western Website and found this hotel near to some of the areas my wife and I wanted to visit. Unfortunately, the wind was blowing quite hard and it was cold so we did not venture out much except to have a nice dinner. Our hotel stay was very good for the price. The employees were very friendly and the breakfast good for a light breakfast. I would stay again. I don't recall ever having a bad stay at a Best Western.

    4
    « Nice staff & location »

    I have stayed numerous times at this Best Western! The staff has always been friendly and always helpful when needed. That being said, I was very disappointed with the lack of consideration of breakfast guests waiting for a table. There was no room for sitting inside and the outside tables were wet. The kerosene heaters weren't turned on either. They seem to be lacking sufficient personnel to prepare for sitting arrangements for the overflow of breakfast patrons. I also wish that they could place signs up regarding consideration for others who may waiting for a table to eat at. The rooms are nicely remodeled except for our room which had the coffee maker and refrigerator in the bathroom! I'm planning on staying there again, however, I hope their breakfast routine will have improved!

  • 3
    « Marathon Trip »

    We just stayed at this motel due to it's close location to the Big Sur Marathon finish line. This is my first time stay at this motel. The outside is the typical motel structure. They've done some inside remodeling. The bathroom was nice and remodeled. The size of the room was fine. I thought the bed was too soft but ok for 1 night. My baby was crawling on the floor so we were able to see some imperfections. The breakfast was the basic kind but good service. They had waffle, hot toasts, yogurt, cereal, juice and coffee. The staff were very nice and accommodating.

    5
    « Monterey Dive Trip »

    We had a great stay at this motel, as we always do! We love this motel, it's not fancy, but it is nice, and clean has good amenities and the staff is great! Also, its in a nice location! This is the only Motel we stay at in Monterey since finding it in 2006.

    4
    « Stop Over in Monterey »

    Located close to the harbour area so easy to walk downtown and around the area. Motel is getting dated ... but still okay for a short stay. As with most motel/hotel they go with the multiple small pillows on the king bed which we find very poor to sleep on ..

    3
    « 4/3/16 »

    Convenient location for Jazz Festival and downtown Monterey. We have stayed here many times, but this time were less satisfied because of uncomfortable bed and noisy bathroom fan. The place needs some updating.

    5
    « Excellent and very clean »

    This is a wonderfully clean hotel at a great location. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Even the parking lot was spotless. Great value for the money. We will be staying there again. Within walking distance to downtown Monterey

    4
    « Neat clean and friendly »

    The hotel was clean friendly and had a good simple breakfast with a variety of foods and a waffle maker. The room was clean and quiet and close to downtown and had easy access to Hwy 1. The fron desk staff was polite and helpful.

    5
    « Perfect place to stay »

    Park Crest Inn was very clean, quiet, and close to the Wharf. Esmeralda at the front desk was wonderful, she had great tips on places to visit and was very attentive to our needs. Her customer service skills are top-notch.

    3
    « Good place to stay »

    My overall experience was good. Everything was as I would expect it to be based on the website. It was nice to have a room that had a small room attached, so that my children were close by but had their own space. Everything was nice and clean.

    3
    « Monterey trip »

    This motel was a bit dated and in need of modernizing. the breakfast room was being remodeled during our stay (off-hours). The facility was clean. The staff was very helpful. although on a busy street, there was little street noise. The week day rates were very affordable. It was a good value for the location.

    4
    « you can count on Best Western »

    We have always stayed in Best Western motels because we can count on clean rooms and helpful staff. The free breakfast is an added bonus. This time we were a little disappointed with the mattresses, but I'm sure they will take care of them. This motel is close to everything. The beach is down the hill, there is a park across the street, and another lovely park with a horse shoe shaped lake just a few blocks down. It is a quieter motel than some in this area. We were on the backside next to a retirement complex so it was very quiet.

  • 4
    « Business »

    This is an older property that is well maintained and up graded. The room was clean, large uncluttered with conveniences such as small fridge and microwave. It would be a good room for people traveling on vacation, The property grounds are also clean and well looked after. The breakfast room has an adjacent outside patio, this is a relaxing way to start a weather suitable day. The price was good for the quality of the property.

    4
    « Pretty Good Room »

    Our room had a queen bed, and another room with two twin beds for our kids. They absolutely LOVED having their own room and their own space at the end of the day. The room was very clean and well maintained. It was too cold to swim but the pool looked well cared for as well. The breakfast was what you would expect from a Best Western, tasty. The outdoor seating during breakfast was appreciated. There was a bit of a draft in our room as we could see light coming in from the door, that was about our only complaint. The location was also good for the activities we had planned. I like that they offered a 2 day for the price of 1 day aquarium package, which we would have done had we stayed another night. Every employee we saw was very friendly and helpful. We will absolutely return when in Monterey next.

    5
    « Great accessible room »

    My mother is a month from hip surgery and took an overnight after she was cleared for travel. I called the hotel and they made sure we would be in an accessible room the room was big and very easily maneuvered with a walker. Don't spend more money else were this is a clean well kept motel that I will stay at again.

    5
    « Great location »

    Great location. Very close to Monterey Pier. Very close to park. Very clean room. Bed was just okay. Room seems to have been remodeled recently. Older hotel on outside. Parking is narrow but enough parking spaces even with no vacancy in hotel. Okay breakfast. No hot foods in continental breakfast unless you count the do-it-yourself waffle.

    4
    « Best Western Park Crest Inn »

    We were pleased staying at the Best Western Inn hotel as we were last minute in planning our get away Valentines Day weekend trip. They also had the Pebble Beach golf tournament the same weekend so it was a little crazy trying to find a place to stay. They were very accommodating and pleasant to deal with. It's not that far away from the Cannery and Carmel too. We enjoyed our stay here for 2 nights and there's also a nearby shopping mall. (-:.

    4
    « good location »

    Central location and good landscaping. Very quiet considering the location to a main street. Not much choice in breakfast items. But Monterey Café in Alvarado was wonderful. Highly recommend Whaling Steak House. Pricey, but service is wonderful and friendly staff. Bar menu is great. Recommend the prime rib egg rolls.

    4
    « cost-effective product »

    Its one of the most cost-effective hotels on the west coast, now will always think first of best western hotels to stay if I am traveling to the west coast. I used booking.com to find best western or any decent ones in the areas I was visiting and mostly found hotels with free internet and free breakfast were mostly best western.

    4
    « Just another ok motel »

    There is not so much to say about this motel, it is just one of many others on this road. Rooms are partly renovated and have the usual amenties, microwave, big flatscreen with many options and a fridge. Pillows are bad but they always are in US motels. Pool was in february freezing cold, but the tub was warm and nice. Breakfast was as expected, hotel was fully booked, but staff did a good job. A surprise was, that we had a partly seaview, and I mean partly, but is rare to have that in a motel. Ask for a room on second floor in the same building as reception. Wholefood is in del monte center, 800 meters away. Motelprices in Monterey are in the high end, nothing to do about that, our prise was 113$ including tax. One more thing, rooms have no aircondition, not a problem in february, but might be uncomfortable in the summertime.

    4
    « Good value for money »

    Except for the breakfast I recommend this B&B. Well located, clean, good facilities (minibar, microwave, flat TV, iron etc.), fair price, decent free wifi, and warm Jacuzzi I´d recommend this place. There is some room from breakfast improvement and variety, but there are several options in the town.

    3
    « Not a good stay »

    Pros: Clean room, nice flat pillows (which is my preference) Cons: Wifi did not work, TV did not work (no signal), one of the face towels had brown stains on it, mattress was a bit old, parking lot gets entirely full every night

  • 4
    « Nicely renovated hotel with freindly helpful staff »

    This hotel is located on Munras a short walk (15 minutes) from fisherman's wharf. It is an old hotel but has been renovated recently by the look of it. The rooms have new carpet, TVs, vanity and tile in the bathrooms. Our room had a fridge and microwave too. They have DirecTV with a good selection of channels. The breakfast is basic but included and adequate to keep one going for the morning. There is plenty of parking and WiFi is included too. There is a pool, but we didn't try it. Overall, great value with very friendly helpful staff. We will stay here again if we come back to this area.

    4
    « Clean, Safe, A Bargain for Monterey »

    Room was very clean, quiet, comfortable. I got a great rate. You can walk to Fishermans Wharf and The Cannery, Monterey Bay Aquarium if you wear comfortable shoes. Parking can be especially near the Aquarium in the summer and fall. The hotel is a really easy drive to Point Lobos, Carmel, 17 mile drive. Shopping mall is just up the street. I didn't find a grocery store close by but there probably was one. I drove to Safeway near the hospital which was a little bit of a drive in the traffic. Breakfast was usual cereal, bagels, toast and waffles. Coffee was good.

    4
    « Good value »

    We got a great room here for a very good price. Parking and Wifi included. We got the setup where there's a separate "living" room with a sofa bed and a main bedroom with 2 queen beds. The hotel was in a residential area and super quiet/relaxing. It was too cold to use the pool while we were there but it did seem a bit small for a complex that large. Free continental breakfast, which was really nice. It's a close drive to 17 Mile Drive and Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, all the touristy sites. We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed it very much. Clean rooms. Comfy beds. OK staff (not that friendly nor helpful). Overall, I would come back.

    4
    « Good place to stay »

    We enjoyed our stay here and it was pretty close to fisherman's wharf which was the only place we visited. The hotel seemed to be recently renovated and looked very nice. One of the bathroom lights were out but didn't effect our use so we didn't call it in. The breakfast was not the greatest quality but they did have a waffle maker and pretty good danishes. The bagels were stale and the apple juice was watered down. We would stay here again.

    5
    « Great time in Monterey »

    Great staff, Esmeralda was great! So helpful and friendly. Clean rooms with all the amenities. Great breakfast. Rooms clean and comfortable. Good location. We will be back. Next time we will hit the pool to quick of a trip.

    3
    « A stopping off hotel at best »

    We only had 1 night in November 2015 as part of a touring trip and this was a pre-booked hotel for us. The staff were very freindly and helpful but in terms of hotel quality I would assess this as pretty average. The room was clean, I was surprised at the small size of the bed considering this is America (it was the smallest of the 10 hotels we stayed in - a King size bed, 6 foot wide). The walls in the hotel seemed to be amzingly thin (and I would imagine in peak season it is extremely noisy) and being picky, the noise created by the bathroom extractor fan was a real pain - when trying not to wake my partner. The breakfast was complimentary and buffet style. The staff again were helpful and friendly but the food selection was again very average. We would look for somewhere better if we return to Monterey again.

    4
    « Great Value In Monterey »

    The best Western Park Crest is a great value in an otherwise expensive area. It's clean, well-maintained and very close to all of the activities and restaurants in the area. If you would want to get a workout while visiting, try the Monterey Sports Center, only a few minutes down the hill on Franklin Street.

    1
    « the worst hotel of best-western network »

    it was the third time when we chose Best Western. and it was a big mistake. for us best western was like a signature of a quality, we stayed at Best Western in LA and in San Diego and Best Western there is not the same as in Monterey. 1) The window in bathroom. It was broken. to close it i had to put it off the previous opened position and to put it by hands to the closed position, not just slide. 2) we ordered a crib even at the stage of booking. when we arrived, they charged us immediately for crib, bur they brought it only after my call to the front desk. Baby was totally awake when i finally got my crib. 3) with the crib a man bought crumpled sheet with a big spot on it. It really felt like this sheet was not washed after their previous guests. And a spot!!! Guys, if i order a crib, it seems like i am going to put a baby in it! And you giving me a sheet with a spot. what was the nature of this spot?? 4) worst breakfest. this hotel spent 20$ for buying yougurt, plates and something else at costco for all guests. the one normal thing was waffles. there was no eggs. very poor coffee - too much water in it. everything was poor and extremely cheap. 5) at all other best western hotels a found a seal of a cleaness on the toilets - like a strip of a paper, but not at this hotel. and such things as shampoo and body washer - it was the cheapest one - the Dial. Very-very-very dissapointed in Best Western at all.

    4
    « Nice and Clean place to stay »

    Buddy and I stayed here for one night. Recently updated. Refrigerator and microwave in room. Heater is a little old school. Bathroom has granite counter tops and stand alone shower. If you are looking for a good place at a good price, I would recommend this place.

    4
    « stay at best western monterey »

    we came down for a family outing in monterey for the beach and acquarium and this was great for our family due to the location and room lay out. I would stay here again and recommend it to friends and family. the only negative is the rooms are a little on the cold side so have to run the heater all the time.

  • 3
    « Ok for stay in Monterey »

    Hotel is not so far from Monterey Down Town. Just a 15 Min. walk. It's a good starting point for the ?Path of History? part of Monterey Breakfast is complementary and nothing special. Room is ok but very cold if you stay in chilly period of the year.

    5
    « Park Crest - Monterey »

    I have stayed at this location several times over the past 5+ years. The staff are always professional and pleasant - making sure you are happy and any needs met The facilities are extremely well kept, clean and the beds comfortable. The location is great in Monterey

    4
    « Great base for fun in Monterey »

    The staff was very helpful as we had to jockey with arrival times and even days (storm potential could delay termite tenting which was our reason for leaving home and going to Monterey). Property was quiet, well-maintained and equipped, and the continental breakfast was convenient for early starts to the morning. Also gave good restaurant advice.

    4
    « convenient location »

    I chose this hotel because of its close proximity to the Wharf and downtown. I like to resort to walking and cycling. This worked out well for both. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. I would stay here again

    5
    « Perfect Stay for a Half Marathon »

    Great hotel location, great staff, great race experience overall. We stayed here while running the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay. The staff made sure we had access to the breakfast provided an hour earlier so we could eat before the race and offered us a late checkout so we could rest a bit after running and shower before we got in our car to drive home, a very important detail for runners. Perfect location to the race start and the race expo, and very reasonably priced for this area and with a race event in town. Will definitely stay here next year.

    4
    « A good choice »

    The staff was friendly and helpful. It is close to attractions in the area. The room was clean. The spa/pool area was nice and breakfast options were multiple. The price is a bargain. The only downfall is that parking can sometimes be difficult.

    3
    « Basic but Clean »

    I noticed most of the summer, the prices for motels in the Monterey and Carmel areas have been consistently high and it was no exception the weekend we went. Our room was $250, which was ludicrous but typical of all the motels around. PROPERTY: On motel row, within walking distance to the Del Monte Center and restaurants. It's also across a park that I never visited. The property looks old. We had no problem finding parking in the lot but you may need to park on the street if you're staying when its totally booked. ROOM: We got a room that had no floor above us. It was quiet and the size was good enough. The carpet needs to be updated along with other details, but overall, our room felt clean. The bed wasn't comfortable for me, but I can't pinpoint why. The bathroom had shampoo and soap dispensers in the shower. If you need conditioner, you need to bring it. There's no a/c, but a fan is included. We didn't need it as it was actually very cool when we came. SERVICE: Fine. Receptionist was courteous. BREAKFAST: We didn't try it but it looked like typical motel fare. VERDICT: Might consider staying here again.

    4
    « Good experience »

    Convenient place near the Wharf area. Clean room and breakfast was a plus. Price was a bit high. A shuttle to the Wharf area would have been great. This was a good choice for a one night stay in Monterey.

    1
    « Many of the rooms do NOT have AC »

    We visited the BW Park Crest on October 14, 2015. When we arrived in our room the temperature was over 80 degrees. There was a box fan provided on the table to cool the room. However, the outside temperature was too warm for the box fan to be effective. We spent a miserable night in hot room without AC.

    5
    « A Great Stay All The Way! »

    Though a relatively small BW and modestly priced, the service, cleanliness, and very professional staff was outstanding. My wife and I recommend the Park Crest BW in Monterey, California. We will be back and stay there when we visit, again.

  • 4
    « Good quality »

    We enjoyed almost everything about the hotel. The only thing I would change would be the bed pillows. We're used to sleeping on king-size pillows and the hotel pillows are rather small. Everything else was great.

    5
    « Great Choice! »

    Great location, near all shopping needs, walk to Old Monterey historical area, great dining and relaxation spots. Starbucks and the Wharf are close by. Staff is fantastic, excellent complimentary breakfast and rooms are very comfortable.

    4
    « My Monterey Stay »

    Price point for the value average for high traffic destination. Cleanliness and service a big plus. Ease of getting checking in exceptional. About 4 miles from the Aquarium. Would recommend to a friend or family wanting to stay in the area.

    4
    « Best Western Park Crest Inn, Monterey »

    This Best Western was clean and comfortable, beds always seem to be an issue, this one was very comfortable. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. It's a little pricey, but otherwise enjoyable. I would consider it again, maybe with planning I could get a better rate.

    3
    « Monterey, California »

    The hotel was clean and of average pricing for the area. Surprised to find no air conditioning in the room. It is close to the tourist type attractions, but not really within walking distance..over a mile.

    5
    « Monterey CA stay for 3 nights »

    This hotel was very welcoming and the staff went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Esmeralda, the manager was extremely helpful and courteous. Our room had two bedrooms and worked well for us regarding privacy as we had my sister stay with us on this trip. We would stay here again

    3
    « One night stop over »

    Heading south on PCH and wanted to do the aquariam so we spent the night here. It was clean and staff was very nice. It served our needs, but not the quailty of the Best Western Plus we left in Oakland.

    4
    « Simple and Pleasant »

    I checked in at midnight for a business trip. The front desk staff that checked me in, Esmeralda, was pleasant and informative. My room was simple but clean and was just what I needed. It also didn't hurt that I didn't have to pay for wifi. I also appreciated how quiet it was. After a long day of driving, it was nice to curl up in bed to the quiet hum of the refrigerator.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
From: Highway 1. If you drive, just take the Munras Avenue Exit off State Highway One and head North on Munras toward Monterey Bay. Getting here is easy! If you fly in, you are only minutes away by airport limo or cab.