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Padre Oaks

2 stars
1278 Munras Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
41 reviews
Affordable and cute

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Monterey budget hotel with picturesque landscaping

Padre Oaks is named for the grand 180-year-old Coast Live Oak tree situated at the heart of this little cluster of cozy rooms. Padre Oaks offers 20 guest rooms and free breakfast, all within minutes of Fisherman's Wharf, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row. Charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, the 17-Mile-Drive and famous Pebble Beach Golf Links are also near the Padre Oaks hotel. Shoppers enjoy being close to the Del Monte Shopping Center, with upmarket shops like Banana Republic and White House Black Market.

Highlights
  • Free outdoor parking
  • Within walking distance of the Del Monte Shopping Center
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Attractive landscaped grounds
Location

Just a few minutes from Padre Oaks, Fisherman's Wharf Monterey plays host to restaurants, fishing, live theater, souvenir shops and folks who just like to take in the view. Make a date at Abalonetti Seafood, Cafe Fina, Old Fisherman's Grotto or any number of the fine restaurants at Fisherman's Wharf for a dining experience that's distinctly Monterey. 

Rooms

A cozy cluster of well-maintained buildings at the AAA-rated Padre Oaks hotel includes 20 drive-up guest rooms, all fronted by white picket fences and decorated with colorful hanging baskets. A grove of trees behind the property creates a picturesque setting. Rooms include king, queen or double beds. Two-bedroom units and nonsmoking rooms are available at Padre Oaks.


Padre Oaks guests take advantage of free Wi-Fi Internet access, free local phone calls, coffee-makers and cable television with HBO and ESPN. Microwaves, refrigerators, wake-up calls, hair-dryers, irons and ironing boards are also available.

Features

Start the day with complimentary continental breakfast on site. Avoid the crowds at the Monterey Bay Aquarium ticket window by purchasing tickets at the Padre Oaks front desk.

Transportation
  • Highway 1 (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (54.1 mi/87.1 km)
Attractions
  • Monterey State Historic Park (Across the street)
  • Monterey Peninsula College (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Monterey Conference Center (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Monterey History and Maritime Museum (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Municipal Beach (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Fisherman's Wharf Monterey (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Cannery Row (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
Business
  • Copy and fax services available (fees apply)
Policies and fees
  • PLEASE NOTE: $0.50 USD per room per night payable directly to property. Not included in prepaid booking.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Padre Oaks Rooms

Queen
Queen includes: 1 Queen Bed, Cable TV with HBO, Complimentary Wireless Internet Access, Refrigerator, Microwave,Coffee Maker,Hair dryers, Makeup Mirror, Window opens, free local calls. Iron/Ironing Board on Request. Non Smoking Only. No Pets Allowed. Credit Card or Cash Deposit Required Upon Check In. Photo ID Required.
Two Doubles
Two Doubles includes: 2 Double Beds, Cable TV with HBO, Complimentary Wireless Internet Access, Refrigerator, Microwave,Coffee Maker, Hair dryers,Makeup Mirror, Window opens, free local calls.Iron/Ironing Board on Request. Non Smoking Only. No Pets Allowed. Credit Card or Cash Deposit Required Upon Check In. Photo ID Required.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

36.5871 -121.9
Area served
Monterey, CA
Nearby airports
Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula)
Area description
Set in the heart of the Monterey Peninsula, this hotel is within a mile of Pebble Beach, Monterey Downtown, and Fisherman's Wharf.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (41)

Ratings and reviews for Padre Oaks

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 41
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4
Value:
3.9

68% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
displease travler
Business
lafayette,ca
May 25, 2009

relaxing in monterey

was very pleased

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Petaluma, Ca.
May 12, 2009

Very quaint

The hotel was small and cheerful. Many flowers in the courtyard. The room was adequate and clean. The bathrooms were recently redone and very nice. The matress was very firm and in need of replacement. Otherwise rooms were nice. Had continental breakfast and pleasant hosts.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Morning espresso across the road at the Mall. Could have walked, but far enough driving was ok.

Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oceanside Ca.
May 11, 2009

a little miss leading

I will not say here again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Anaheim
Apr 22, 2009

Charning

Easy access to the wharf where we went for dinner and a walk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Safety Harbor
Nov 24, 2008

My review of Padre Oaks

Great value for the money. Very clean and quiet. limited clothing storage and very limited breakfast. Very basic no fitness center and pool not open (unheated).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

right across the street from Del Monte Center. Short drive to Carmel Barnyad and the Farmers Market on tuesdays

Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Nov 2, 2008

My review of Padre Oaks

was not comfortable , the room is small, small bathroom, the sink is inside the bathroom,the location is not that good to give view to the ocien but the restaurant very close,the coffee was very bad &the mashine was very dirty,i'm not going there any more.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

the dieness restaurant is so close and has a good food

Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eddie2086
Business
Oakland, CA
Mar 27, 2008

nice hotel

if need to get in and around town..nothing fancy but nice

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

aquariam

Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Feb 7, 2008

Nice location, but.....................

The location of Padre Oaks was awesome! The people who ran the place were very nice and friendly too. Those are really the only two things good I have to say about the place. My first impression wasn't the greatest...due to the horrible smell the check in unit had. It really made me feel that going back in was just not going to be an option. The room was okay, but I can say I think that it was probably the lowest scale motel I have ever stayed in. The one time I go overnight, and forget to pack some shampoo & conditioner....go figure is the only time I stay in a place that doesn't supply even the SMALLEST bottle of shampoo!!! I had to go out at 9pm searching for a store that was still open to buy some. I must have drove around for at least a half an hour before finding a Longs that was open---at least 10 miles away! Not to forget the maid walking into our room as I was blow drying my hair! I may have not heard her knock, but she had to have heard the blow dryer....the window was open!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The shopping center with great stores like Macy's, Mervyn's etc...was very close.

Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Jan 3, 2008

Cheap, but had a interesting scent

The staff was friendly and checking in was a breeze. The parking lot is small but well adorned with planters and flower boxes, which gave the place a more homey feeling. Unfortunately, the key had the room number written on it, which I don't approve of for safety reasons. If I dropped one of the keys, someone could simply let themselves in. The room itself was plain but entirely sufficient for the price, however, it had a funky smell. The bathroom was clean, though there was no tub. The television and fridge worked just fine, and the funky odor disappeared after time. It was really close to a large shopping mall, grocery stores and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

PF Chang's is across the street and you can buy a few drinks for your fridge at Henry's.

Review of Padre Oaks

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Don A
Business
Denver, CO
Sep 15, 2007

clean

Reasonable location and amenities

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Geat biking a short distance away

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