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Casa Munras A Larkspur Collection Hotel Monterey Reviews
Small rooms, thin walls, broken DVD player Apr 01, 2008
Stayed 2-nights here during a weekend trip to Monterey. Opinions of the hotel are fairly mixed, but overall I did not think it was great value.
On the plus side, the hotel is in a fairly decent location. It's not within walking distance of Cannery Row, but it is in a fairly central location, with easy access to Highway 1. The "free" amenities in the hotel lobby are also quite decent. Every morning there is a fresh assortment of pastries and every evening there is a fine selection of tea available. There was also a basket of free, local organic apples which were quite good.
Despite these advantages, the hotel was a bit lacking in its most fundamental feature: the rooms. The walls were paper thin, and you could hear everyone moving around and talking in nearby rooms. The room itself was also quite tiny, much smaller than even a budget motel chain place. Granted, the furniture and amenities were of decent quality, but it was hard to escape the fact that it seemed like we were staying in a small box with poor lighting.
Other aspects of the room were a bit out of place, which seemed to reflect poor planning. For instance, the TV was to the left of the bed, so it was impossible to lie in bed and watch TV without lying on your side. The DVD player was also broken. A repair person brought us a replacement promptly, but we found it more than a little bit odd that he was delayed by the fact that he was repairing another DVD player in another room with the exact same problem. The lighting of the room was also quite poor, with only a small, shuttered window, some lamps by the bed, and a small, weak ceiling light incongruously placed in the corner of the room.
Parking was also a problem. All the spots near our room were usually taken, even at off hours of the day. Often we had to park in an empty spot on a remote side of the hotel, then walk a few hundred feet to our room. Again, seemed like poor planning not to have as many parking spots as rooms...
Our stay was still enjoyable, and I've certainly stayed in far far worse places, but for the price I would have expected much more out of a "boutique" hotel.
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Casa Munras A Larkspur Collection Hotel Overview
Historic Casa Munras is located in the picturesque coastal town of Monterey right in the heart of Old Town. True to its Spanish heritage, this hacienda-inspired Monterey, CA hotel embraces its outdoor spaces while beckoning guests to gather in the charming social spaces and inviting them to retreat to the warm comforts of their living quarters. When it comes to Monterey boutique hotels, no other Monterey Hotels will capture your heart and free your mind like the Casa Munras Hotel and Spa.
Step into history in Old Monterey or the world famous Fishermans Wharf, and discover a region that has inspired literature and legacies for generations. One of the finest hotels in Monterey, Casa Munras Hotel and Spa is ideally situated near many of Central Californias most visited and spectacular attractions including Cannery Row, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Carmel, the 17-Mile Drive and countless golf courses.
With the full service Sano Spa and Estban Restaurant, offering Mediterranean-style tapas on site, this timeless Monterey hotel tradition offers coastal California at its best. There are many Monterey CA Hotels, but only one Casa Munras! Come see why were the best hotel Monterey California has to offer.
Offering 171 guest rooms, including 51 fireplace-adorned rooms, Casa Munras provides a range of room types to perfectly accommodate any trip to the Monterey Peninsula business, pleasure or both. Catering to family excursions and romantic getaways, as well as corporate retreats and business excursions - all of the Casa Munras hacienda rooms feature the Larkspur signature FeatherBorne Bed, free wireless Internet access and LOccitane bath and body products.
A dip in the pool. A stroll in the gardens. A seat on the patio at Estban. A tune up in the fitness center. A deep tissue massage at Sano Spa. These are among the many amenities provided at this Monterey hotel. At Casa Munras, you'll find everything you need to make your visit with us relaxing and memorable even productive.
At Casa Munras, you will enjoy the following services and hotel amenities: Sano Spa, a full service rejuvenating day spa; Complimentary 24 hour business center; Complimentary wireless Internet access; Fitness center; Complimentary self parking; Outdoor heated pool; Bike rentals (fee); Sundry shop; Concierge services; Complimentary DVD movie library; Laundry/dry cleaning (same day); 100% smoke-free environment; Pet friendly (fee); Movie Night! - featuring family-friendly movies on Saturday nights "on the lawn" during the Summer and includes blankets and popcorn. This a complimentary event for our guests.
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