Being returning guests for past 10-yrs to The Lodge's Suites site, we're disappointed that the suites have not been maintained or up-dated. Carpets are original, dirty, stained; bathrooms are moldy, & in need of repair. Biggest problem is other guests not cleaning-up poop from wandering dogs. . . have stepped in big piles of dog s_ _t right outside our door, repeatedly. Mgt should warn guests w/ pets to clean-up, or pay fines. . .maybe place Doggie-bag dispensers & pooper scoopers/waste-disposal stations around property - or stop allowing pets (although we have a small traveling 8-lb dog ourselves). Mostly, please start up-dating the older suites - so we will return more often. Also suggest offering special discount rates to frequent return guests who have supported The Lodge & Suites for many years.
The location is quiet, peaceful, scenic, & our favorite retreat on the Monterey peninsula. The breakfasts & evening wine & appetizer offerings at The Suites site are consistently great; the lounge/dining room is warm, comfortable, relaxing, & nice for socializing with friends & other guests. Rooms are spacious & comfortable - & the grounds are natural & beautifully maintained.
Nice that they now allow pets.