I am here at the Monterey Inn resort. My first time. They do not take areoplan or any other reward cards, too bad. The place looks very unassuming. It has a separate rock faced check in building where they serve a continental breakfast and a dinning room, which couldn't be used this night due to a function but room service was offered. I ordered a delicious soup and spinach salad but the fish was over cooked.
The room I was given was in the last building (3 in all), with an elevator to the upper floors. The room entrances are accessed from the long balcony. The rooms were quite big, with a small fridge and coffee making machine. It had a separate sink and the tub and toilet in another room. I found a few cobwebs on the corners of the wall near the desk, but they did give me an internet cord to hook up my lap top.
The best thing about the room was the back end balcony that looked out over a beautiful river or small lake surrounded by beautiful greenery and trees. There were patio chairs and small table. I unfortunately left the sliding doors open and I got a mosquito in. I hate those bussey things.
There were lots of channels to choose from. From the front of the door, the pool are with lawn chairs could be seen and it had a great kiddy slide. Not far from us was Tim Horton's, a great place to get coffee and other things.
My room had a dark blue carpet with a green/blue soft love seat, with a desk, chair and lamp. There was a small table beside the bed, next to the small sofa. The bed was comfortable (but I had better) and the pillows were not my favourite. Next to the TV was a table and two chairs which was located next to the sliding glass doors to the patio. The air was fresh.
All in all, the service was excellent and the room was fully acceptable. I am glad I had the opportunity to experience this Inn/Resort. Would I stay here again, I don't think so, but the main building that you register in has the most beautiful rock entrance ways. It is very lovely. The Sunday brunch is by reservation only. Unfortuately I was not able to try it. I'll put pictures up later.
We were up here and attend the Peace Officer's Memorial and it was very moving. I'll do a separate blog on this as I feel it deserves one on its own and I will post pictures from my phone as well.