Colton Inn
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#19 of 58 hotels in Monterey
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Monterey, Colton Inn is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its quiet environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Colton Inn makes it easy to enjoy the best of Monterey. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator and microwave. Getting online is easy, with free wifi available throughout the whole property. Guests have access to a concierge, baggage storage, and outdoor furniture while staying at Colton Inn. In addition, Colton Hotel offers a sauna and free breakfast, which will help make your Monterey trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Larkin House (0.2 mi) and Stevenson House (0.3 mi), guests of Colton Inn can easily experience some of Monterey's most well known attractions. If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant, consider a visit to Gianni's Pizza, Rosine's Restaurant, or Caffe Trieste, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Colton Inn. Best of all, The Colton Inn makes it easy to experience many great Monterey attractions like Cannery Row, Perry House, and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories, which are some popular historic sites. Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Colton Inn is sure to make your visit to Monterey one worth remembering.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Breakfast available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Residential Neighbourhood
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch

Location

707 Pacific St, Monterey, CA 93940-2814
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 85 out of 100
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Monterey Peninsula Airport
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Mike G wrote a review Sept 2022
Brighton, New York5 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a pleasant surprise! So many good things to say about the Colton Inn! We took a chance when my son & I needed a day-of reservation in Monterey. Spacious, comfortable and well-equipped room with a deck. Continental breakfast was a plus in a cozy space. Super friendly & gracious staff that show they care about their guests and take pride in their hotel! Walking distance (5-7 mins) to restaurants and Peets in a beautiful and cool neighborhood. Adequate free parking at hotel. 5-7 min walk to catch the free trolley at the Monterey Transit Plaza that stops at many tourist destinations including the Aquarium. Hotel price was a great value! Such a more affordable and enjoyable alternative to big-name, brand hotels in Monterrey. I’d stay at the Colton Inn again in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Especially great for Dutch travelers!
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JerseyTex98 wrote a review Aug 2021
Houston, Texas73 contributions70 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Small boutique hotel away from Cannery Row. The location is still walking distance to the downtown area and the transit center to access the trolley and bus service. The rooms are a bit older but still clean and do not have air conditioning. We managed to sleep relatively comfortably with open windows at night, but coming from Houston (where we set the AC at 69 when we sleep), it was an adjustment. The water from the bathroom sinks was cloudy so we elected to use bottled water to brush our teeth. Our room did not receive housekeeping, I assume because of Covid but this was not communicated at check in. They do have breakfast available with Eggo waffles, toast, muffins, yogurt and cereal. In all, this hotel is a good alternative if you don’t want to pay $500 plus parking and excessive fees for an oceanfront hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ellen Reinerink, General Manager at Colton Inn
Responded 8 Dec 2021
I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and that it was a good value for you. Most hotels in this area do not have AC because our climate is a cool one. we hardly ever get over 75 degrees during the day and the nights are always cool/cold. The heater is being used most of the time through out the year. Our experience has been that most people do not want anybody coming in to their room during their stay so we want to respect that and discontinued momentarily but we will be bringing back some form of stay over service next year where guests can opt in for it during the booking process. We hope to see you again on your next trip to the Central Coast. Have a great day :)
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GiftofVacation wrote a review Jul 2020
Los Angeles, California135 contributions104 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We made a last minute plan to get out of town in spite of the virus and were delighted to get a fabulous room at this great hotel, close to everything. The room was spotless.

I had mentioned that we wanted to bike and they were kind enough to upgrade us to a room with two queens and a fireplace that opened onto the common patio where we were able to lock up our bikes. It was great having this huge deck to ourselves listening to the trickling creek and seagulls.

Appreciated that breakfast was included, we picked up a bag of prepackaged items. We also had brought food with us which we used the fridge for and enjoyed lunch on the deck.

The Colton Inn is just a 5 minute walk to the historic district and Alta bakery at the Cooper Molera Adobe, and 10 minutes to the wharf. We loved biking on the bike trail to Lover’s Point and the lighthouse, an easy trail with stunning views! Beds very comfortable, shower exquisite according to my teen who appreciated the adjustable height. TV with HDMI cable we hooked up to laptop for Netflix. It was a lovely 4 nights! Thank you!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ellen Reinerink, General Manager at Colton Inn
Responded 4 Aug 2020
Hi Wendy, It was a delight having you and your daughters here. It was fun to see you bicycling all over and have it secured safe outside the room on the deck close to you. Seems like you ventured out a lot and enjoyed our deck as well. Thank you for sharing your experience and till next time, have a great day :)
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Loren05 wrote a review Oct 2020
California55 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this hotel. They are taking covid guidelines to the extreme. Signs, sanitizer, masked employees, spotlessly clean rooms, menu for breakfast bags. Everything was top notch. Booked at their website to get a promo code to save $10 and they gave us a room with a balcony. A few blocks out of downtown but easy to get where you are going. Plenty of free parking. We felt very comfortable and safe. I highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Sandra G wrote a review Oct 2021
8 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Colton Inn in early October 2021 for three nights. I am happy to report there were no problems. The staff was friendly and quite competent. They were able to help me walk to many nearby location such as the historic Friendly Plaza and the nearby Museum of Abstract Art. The manager was just a gem! She is organized and is able to help with directions to a destination or suggestions of lesser-known experiences. The hotel does a thorough job making sure the rooms are clean to protect from Covid-19. The rooms were stylish and include a small refrigerator and microwave. My room faced the street, but there was not much traffic noise and I sleep soundly anyway! The windows actually opened as I like to sleep in a cool room. Breakfast is included and is ready at 7 am sharp! This allowed me to get going on my day very early. TV is provided, though I did not watch much as I was not in the room during the day. I would be pleased to stay here again when I return to the area.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Ellen Reinerink, General Manager at Colton Inn
Responded 8 Dec 2021
Hi Sandra, We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay so much. It's always a joy to help and give suggestions of places to visit and to see. There is so much to explore so you did the right thing by staying for a couple of nights. I am looking forward to welcome you again in the future. Have a great day :)
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Joyce T wrote a review Oct 2023
Ellison Bay, Wisconsin28 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Colton for three nights, and it felt like home from the beginning. Staff are all friendly, welcoming and caring, and my room was immaculate and comfy. The Colton is no-frills and no glitz, but it is quiet and you have everything you need. They handle housekeeping quite sensibly: they will do your room if you ask, and replenish whatever supplies you need; otherwise, you're left alone. Downtown is an easy and pleasant ten-minute walk away, and there's even a Trader Joe's a couple of blocks away, behind the hotel. By Monterey standards, it's reasonably priced, and the included breakfast is a bonus. If I return to Monterey, I hope to stay at the Colton again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for room 311, the "treehouse." When you open your drapes, your view is of a gorgeous stand of...
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Seattleite83 wrote a review Sept 2021
San Francisco, California33 contributions55 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a good one night family stay here in August 2021. Although our room was not fancy, it was clean and spacious. The hotel is quite centrally located and we could easily walk to the downtown Monterey area for dinner. We enjoyed the provided breakfast. And while all hotels in Monterey are very expensive on summer weekends (including this one), I thought the price was reasonable and certainly in line with other hotels in the area on the summer weekend when we traveled here. The only (minor) issue is that the beds were on the firm side. Overall, though, I would probably stay here again, especially if the rate was reasonable.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Ellen Reinerink, General Manager at Colton Inn
Responded 15 Dec 2021
Hello Seattle, Thank you for staying with us and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. If you can travel during the week, that can save you on the hotel rate in general and our lower season always has great rates. July and August and are high season months but our rates are always reasonable compared to other downtown hotels. And bonus is that we are away from the busy areas but close enough to have everything downtown and the wharf in walking distance. We always have a special running for 10 dollars off per night through our website, you will always find the best rates there. I am looking forward to see you again on your next trip to Monterey. There are direct flights from Seattle to Monterey Airport ;) Have a great day :)
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Sinder wrote a review Nov 2022
Singapore, Singapore21 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is all about the service. Their staff are amazingly helpful and friendly. Their breakfast was more than I expected and they have a more than adequate spread.

I had the twin family room with a fireplace. The room is a very good size. I did not use the fireplace as they had an electric heater and that was sufficient for me. The only issue with the room might be in the warmer months as they don't have air-conditioning and only have one ceiling fan. But given I was there in November , I was comfortable in the room. Although the hotel is a bit old, the room was well maintained and the bed was very comfortable.

The hotel is in a good location as its less than 10 mins walk to the downtown restaurants and shops. You pretty much can walk to most places from the hotel in about 15 mins or so.

I will come back when I am in Monterey again. At this price , they are a very food option and I am glad I chose to stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Gina F wrote a review Apr 2021
Citrus Heights, California7 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely staff. Very clean rooms. They did everything they could to make our stay pleasant even with the Covid restrictions. We stayed in a King Fireplace. The room is large compared to similarly priced motels. I love that the windows don't face the walkways. You can open your windows and other guests walking in the walkways can't see in your room. We were on the second floor so it feels safe and private to open your windows. It has clearly been updated and has a nice newer microwave and refrigerator. Also is in walking distance of great restaurants, shops and historic buildings! We have been visiting the Monterey area for 27 years and have stayed in dozens of places. This will be our place from now on.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nick W wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom162 contributions74 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in June 2022, as part of a family vacation from the UK.

Having first stayed at the Colton Inn back in 2017, it was always my intention to return for a trip originally planned for 2020....

Ellen (General Manager) had been so helpful in continually rolling forward my booking over the last couple of years & it was great to finally return for a couple of nights in June 2022. I received a warm welcome from the check-in clerk, & it was especially nice to meet & chat with Ellen after all our emails!

We again stayed in the family room which has 3 queen size beds, which was perfect for our group of 5. The room was very clean, comfortable, & even with 5 of us, there was plenty of room. It's also very quiet so we all got a great night's sleep.

If needed, the room also had a fridge, microwave, & coffee machine, & I enjoyed the complementary breakfast provided, taken in a new (since my last visit) breakfast area.

The Colton Inn is only a short walk away from Fisherman's Wharf, with plenty of parking spaces.

I'd certainly stay here again if I'm lucky enough to return to Monterey, & can fully recommend staying here as a great value, comfortable, & welcoming motel.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Book via motel's own website rather than 3rd party sites to get more room options (inc Family...
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Kelly C asked a question Sept 2018
Kent, Uk34 contributions
Do you have an suite type rooms, with 2 rooms?
Answer from BrionyParrott
York, England184 contributions67 helpful votes
Am confident just adjoining rooms only. Rooms are very spacious as well as having a fridge in them. We stayed here in the summer and had no problems. Everything is close by and easily accessible. Although I felt it was expensive for what it is
Dara M asked a question Sept 2016
San Marcos, California, United States19 contributions3 helpful votes
How far are you away from the butterfly garden?
Answer from Ellen R
Monterey, California
Hi Dara, The Butterfly Sanctuary is located in Pacific Grove between Lighthouse Ave and Short St. The Monarchs arrive towards the end of October and will leave around the middle of February. It's a lovely 10 minute drive from our hotel. We hope to see you during that time.
Christina D asked a question Aug 2015
Campbell, California
do you allow a small dog
Answer from Pierce L
Monterey, California8 contributions5 helpful votes
Unfortunately, Our Inn does NOT allow pets. I am so sorry.
Christina D asked a question Aug 2015
Campbell, California
do you allow a small dog
Answer from Pierce L
Monterey, California8 contributions5 helpful votes
I am so very sorry, We do not allow pets at our inn.
Answer from Pierce L
Monterey, California8 contributions5 helpful votes
Hello and Thank you for your question. We indeed have taken care of these items. It was a one time thing, the chair was replaced almost a year ago and our walls and rooms have been painted anew.
trevor d wrote a tip 4 Jun
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book direct for a slightly discounted rate, Can also request a balcony this way. Take layers, Monterey gets chilly!"
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Mountaincivic wrote a tip Apr 2024
Estes Park, Colorado20 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Fisherman’s Wharf is 0.6 miles from the hotel. Monterey Aquarium and Cannery row are about two miles from the Inn."
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D C wrote a tip Jan 2024
Suisun, United States4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No pool but did not care about a pool anyway"
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Joyce T wrote a tip Oct 2023
Ellison Bay, Wisconsin28 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for room 311, the "treehouse." When you open your drapes, your view is of a gorgeous stand of trees."
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Seaside13157577045 wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Horrible customer service "
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$256 - $422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colton Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Colton Inn?
Nearby attractions include Colton Hall Museum (0.2 km), Monterey Museum of Art (0.3 km), and Cooper-Molera Adobe (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colton Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Colton Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Colton Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Colton Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colton Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Estéban Restaurant, Old Monterey Cafe, and Rosine's Restaurant.
Is Colton Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Monterey.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Colton Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Colton Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tor House (6.7 km), Cannery Row (2.3 km), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (2.5 km).
Is Colton Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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