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Beautifully located in Monterey, CA, Hotel Abrego provides American Craftsman style and elegance in the heart of Northern California. With its custom designed guest rooms, an impressive array of amenities and impeccable service, Hotel Abrego defines grandeur in every way.

While attending the Big Sur Food & Wine Festival, Hotel Abrego was my ideal boutique property to stay at due to the warm ambiance featured throughout the lodging and their premiere location near downtown Monterey. Despite being close to Pebble Beach, 17-Mile Drive, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the National Marine Sanctuary, the atmosphere was peacefully tranquil throughout our stay and helped us to enjoy some serenity between our event line up.

Hotel Abrego appears to channel the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 1900s with the architecture capturing key elements of the Craftsman style including projecting wooden beams, exaggerated braces and colors that blend with nature. Dark wooden accents fill the property, from the exposed wood in the entry way, to the abstract art in the lobby, and the focal points both in the hotel’s on property restaurant Bistro Abrego as well as in the guest rooms. 

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The boutique property features seven different types of rooms that all have complimentary wi-fi, flat-screen TV’s, mini refrigerators, and soft cotton robes. During my stay, I was fortunate enough to spend my visit in the Premiere King Fireplace Room, which of course came included with a gorgeous fireplace beneath our flat-screen TV, a coffee maker with Wolfgang Puck coffee and a iPod docking station which was wonderful to listen to while getting ready. While our view was standard, many rooms have gorgeous panorama sights of downtown Monterey.

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With the area being ideal for vacations, weddings and business trips, Hotel Abrego features two meeting rooms that can make the property great for conferences or a wedding rehearsal. My favorite part was the pool area, as pools were nonexistent during my time in a neighboring city, and they’re open daily until 10 pm.

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Another memorable part about the hotel, is there is a beautiful staircase leading up to the second floor of rooms. Our room was located right at the top of the grand staircase, so instead of taking the elevator each time, I was able to just walk up to my room which was especially wonderful as I have a fear of elevators.

While Monterey has a variety of lodging options, Hotel Abrego holds a special spot in my heart due to their warm hospitality, excellent and convenient location, and the  tranquil atmosphere featured throughout the property. Staying at Hotel Abrego felt like staying at a home-away-from-home due to the frequent conversations I would have with hotel staff talking about everything from night activities, to Disney’s Phineas & Ferb and having them wishing us a good time before we headed out to the Food and Wine Festival. After a long day, we were able to enjoy the fireplace while sipping wine and look back on how perfect Hotel Abrego made our time at their property.

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Moderately priced, excellently central, and with a unique and genuine staff, Hotel Abrego is a premiere choice for lodging when staying in Monterey County.

For more information on Hotel Abrego including availability, location and services, visit their website at http://www.hotelabrego.com/ 

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Hotel Abrego provided a one night media stay for review purposes, but all opinions remain my own.

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