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lodging for family of 4 in Monterey/Carmel/Pacific Grove for under $200?

lodging for family of 4 in Monterey/Carmel/Pacific Grove for under $200?

Old Mar 6th, 2008, 08:36 AM
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lodging for family of 4 in Monterey/Carmel/Pacific Grove for under $200?

We spent hours last night trying to find a place for May 8th and 9th in Monterey/Carmel/Pacific Grove. Most places don't seem to be family friendly, as far as having enough beds (plenty of honeymoon places!). We'd love to get a separate bedroom, as we'd all sleep better. And of course we'd love to have something along the water. Any chances of finding something along these lines for under $200?

We've looked through Trip Advisor reviews, looked at lodging on Google Earth's satellite, called a bunch of places, and we're coming up with nothing appealing or affordable.

Any recommendations?
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Old Mar 6th, 2008, 09:23 AM
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Try the Mission Ranch owned by Clint Eastwood in Carmel, we stayed in a suite for under $200 in the low season, king bed in the master bedroom with tv, adjacent room had 2 twins with tv, shared a bathroom. Pleasant grounds with sheep in the wetland meadows down towards the beach and ocean. Nice restaurant with outdoor seating that feels like a lodge. 5 minutes drive to Carmel Village.
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There are places in Monterey/Seaside. I have only stayed at the Hyatt and Marriott (live 70 miles away) but there is a Comfort Inn, Best Western and Holiday Inn that may fit your needs.
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4sharie, is that $200 per night? We are staying at Deer Haven Inn at the end of May so I checked them but nothing available that Thurs. They gave suggestions of other places and Bide-a-wee Inn comes up with a 2 bedroom cottage for $209 on Thurs. and $249 for Friday. A little above what you were looking for but you might check them out. They also show a room with 2 queen beds and a fireplace, microwave and fridge for a total of $404. The list of other properties was on a website at www.monterey.com and reservations. They had a list of several locations available for your dates. Good Luck.
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Second the recommendation for Mission Ranch. You could also try Asilomar Conference Center.
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Look at Andril Fireplace Cottages in Pacific Grove


I think if they have the right vacancy you could get one for around $250.
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Might try the Holiday Inn Express in Monterey. Very nice and good location tho not on the water.
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The Mission Ranch is in a very nice location, they have a great restaurant there also, Clint Eastwood is known to visit frequently here! ***kim***
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We stayed at the El Castell Motel in Monterey. They have a family room with two queen beds in the main room and a separate bedroom with a queen-size bed. It was around $70. Not on the water, and not fancy, but it met our needs for a night.

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I posted an inquiry for Andril Fireplace Cottages for your nights and got this reply.

Thank you for your inquiry.
We do have an opening for the following dates April 8+9-- 2 nights. We
a cottage with a full sized, fully equipped kitchen, private deck with
amply supplied wood burning fireplace, and a queen and a double in one
-- a single room cottage -- at $155 + tax per night.
Also provided are a DVD with a complimentary selection of over 500
an outdoor hot tub, ping pong and plenty of outdoor seating in our
patio and spacious picnic and play lawn areas.

Andril's requires a deposit of the first night for advance
which may be put on Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. To

process a deposit we need, the card number, the expiry date, your
address & phone number & the Verify code (the last three numbers on the
of the card where you sign). We have a 72 hour cancellation policy,
means a full refund of deposit for all cancellations made prior to 72
before arrive date, but a loss of deposit will result for cancellations
within 72 hours of arrival date. Please keep this in mind before making
Consider our website (www.andrilcottages.com) for a full description of
place, its location, and the different size cottages we have, as well
photos, rates, and a printable map to Andril's.

Andril Fireplace Cottages is located across from the Asilomar State
Park and
Conference Center, a lovely short walk through the park to the Asilomar

State Beach, 2 blocks to the wonderful 17 Mile Drive, 2.5 miles to
Row, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and historic downtown Monterey.
You can reach us at Kevin & Linda at Andril Fireplace Cottages, by
(831-375-0994) or fax (831-655-2693).

Thank you again for your interest.

Cordially, Kevin and Linda Smith and Crystal
Andril Fireplace Cottages,
569 Asilomar Blvd.
Pacific Grove, Ca, 93950<<

I think this fits your bill.

In order to get the information I pretended to be asking for myself. If this would work for youI I would jump on this.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you all! I looked into every suggestion you all posted and none of the "great" places worked out. I don't even remember the reasons for each one, as we've been on the phone/internet for the past 5 hours(no joke) and I've lost track of what's what and who's who! Either there was no private bedroom, or the total with tax was over $500 and we couldn't justify paying that much.

jtrandolph, thanks for going the extra mile and looking into the Andril Fireplace Cottages! The inquiry you sent was for the wrong month. we're going May, not April. we called them and I don't even remember why it didn't work out for us (as they were one of the first places in our search), but I think it was too expensive (or maybe they didn't have our cottage type available)

After bouncing all over the place, from site to site, we finally booked Best Western Park Crest Motel. The outside does not look appealing but the new owner (of 8 months) has done some work outside, and replaced everything on the inside. We got a 2 bdrm family suite with a queen bed in one room and 2 twins in the second bdrm, for only about $100 a night.

Fits the budget MUCH better, and really is just a place to sleep, as we'll be out to Big Sur area all day. Would love to have some posh boutique hotel, or quaint cottage, but just couldn't justify the cost (or wasn't available). We did seriously consider the Bide a Wee, but was over $500. Looked so cute though.

The Best WEstern Park Crest has good, recent reviews on Trip Advisor, but if anyone thinks we should run screaming the other way, let us know! The guy we talked to was sooo nice, but that doesn't always mean the place will be just as nice!

Thanks again!!!
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So glad you long quest is over. I am sure you will be fine. Have a great trip.
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Thank you, and thanks to all! I'm sure I might try to look around and see if I can find something "prettier" but we're relieved to at least have something booked that is big (and cheap!).
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How was the best western park crest?

Any other recent ideas for 4 person families with adjoining rooms or bedroom and living room (or other room) with bed for under $200/night?

Also looking at all those cabins and cottages.

Has anyone stayed with elementary school aged kids at Asilomar lately?
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Old Jun 13th, 2008, 07:56 PM
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suz24, it wasn't worth writing home about, that's for sure! But it was large enough, clean enough, cheap enough, and the wireless internet connection was great (once I turned Norton off).

It was old. The bathroom door didn't shut well, and must have been the same downstairs as I heard them trying to slam the door shut! Oh, and the heater rattled!

But it was a big help having 2 bedrooms. The kids watched TV in their room when they woke up before us both mornings.

I wish we could have found something better, but I finally had to give up looking. I felt like we tried *everywhere*, though I'm sure there was some perfect place we didn't find. Too much money or not enough space or no availability.

Just for the record, we would definitely stay here again, but not without trying to find something a little better first.

Good luck! Hope you find something that works for you.
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Here are the area hotels you'd be likely to get if you use Priceline for this area. I copied this list from biddingfortravel.com. Go to BFT and study the bidding process thoroughly if you're new to PL. PL rooms are only for two people, so if you have young children PL wouldn't be an option. If you have older children, two PL rooms may be the cheapest way to go.

Monterey - Pacific Grove
4 Star
The Clement Monterey (an Intercontinental Hotel)

3 Star
Marriott Monterey
Hyatt Regency Monterey
Spindrift Inn
Portola Plaza Hotel
Hotel Casa Munras

2.5 Star
Hotel Pacific
Victorian Inn
Hilton Garden Inn

2 Star
Deer Haven Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express Cannery Row
Sea Breeze Inn
Days Inn Monterey Downtown
Ramada Limited

1 Star
(Not sure WHICH Comfort Inn on Munras Ave.)
Comfort Inn Carmel Hill 1252 Munras Ave.
Comfort Inn Monterey 1262 Munras Ave.
Ramada Limited Carmel Hill
Travelodge Monterey Carmel
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