El Castell Motel

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Indoor pool, a heated pool
Indoor pool, a heated pool
Indoor pool, a heated pool
Desk, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of El Castell Motel

El Castell Motel

2.0 star property
Motel with indoor pool, near Monterey County Fairgrounds

8.6/10 Fabulous

953 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
2102 North Fremont St, Monterey, CA, 93940
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Near the beach
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Vending machine
  • Self-serve laundry
For families
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Monterey County Fairgrounds - 4 min walk
  • Del Monte Beach - 14 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 15 min walk
  • Munras Avenue - 36 min walk
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 41 min walk
  • Golden State Theatre - 42 min walk
  • North Fremont Street - 1 min drive
  • Naval Postgraduate School - 1 min drive
  • Monterey Pines Golf Course - 2 min drive
  • Monterey Peninsula College - 3 min drive
  • Del Monte Golf Course - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 2 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 24 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 31 min drive
  • Monterey Station - 14 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 23 min drive

About this property

El Castell Motel

Located 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from the airport, El Castell Motel offers a great location, putting you within a 15-minute walk of Monterey County Fairgrounds and Monterey Bay. Guests can enjoy the indoor pool, and hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and scuba diving are nearby. Also, Cannery Row and Monterey Bay Aquarium are within a short drive. The comfortable beds and helpful staff get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 52 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • An indoor pool
  • Heated pool


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free long-distance and local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 20 (subject to availability)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place
This is not a fancy hotel by any means but it is super cute and very clean. Our room looked like it had been updated recently. Our towels were pristine our bed was wonderfully comfortable. The pillows were perfect. This hotel is close to everything and easy to get to. I will definitely stay there again.
Diane, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Winifredo, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had a very nice 2 room suite. Wonderful, easy, and close to the aquarium. The pool was slightly heated, so ok to swim even on a cool evening.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Would stay again
Nice stay. Centrally located! It was easy to get to aquarium and wharf. Pool was not heated but kids still had a great time playing. Facility and rooms are a little outdated and could use some repairs. The closet door frame was completely rusted and needed to be replaced. Bathrooms were nice, beds were comfy. I will say the carpet was a dark color so you couldn’t see if it was dirty or not but my 1 year old crawled around some and his feet and knees were dirty afterwards. We would stay here again on another trip. The good outweighed the bad.
Kaytee, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice and spacious room.
Jennifer, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tiannie, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Little Gem close to everything!
Rooms are very clean and attractive. Loved the bathrooms. You can tell the owners care a lot because the array of flowers all around make the place look awesome. Very pleased with our stay. Would recommend!!!
Sabina, 2-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Served it's purpose
Very small room to the point of feeling very cramped, even our parking spot for our mid sized sedan was a tight squeeze. Sheets and towels were rough. Staff was very friendly. In the end, it was a mostly clean room to rest our heads for one night near the beach.
Ben, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tal, 1-night trip
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