My family and I have been camping here for years without any issues. That streak of great experiences ended recently when the manager of the campground kicked my family (wife and young children) and friends out due to a simple “parking issue”. All could’ve been avoided if proper communication was conducted and maybe some little respect/consideration from management, but that was unfortunately not the case. Not only were we rudely approached, but he belittled me as a service member by comparing my rank to his father (yup, not his rank BUT his father’s) stating I’m “only an E6 and should’ve known better” and his dad was a Chief. Lastly, he also made it known how we “bothered” his golf day so he stood there in front of us like a slave master and did not budge until we left while he was yelling and being rude in front of the children. What a way to treat your customers, Active Duty and young children. Very disappointed with how we have people like this man working in our facilities and treating people with disrespect. As much as we love supporting DoD facilities, we will never go back to this campground and I hope disciplinary actions are conducted towards this manager. I have his name, but decided to not post publicly out of the little respect I have left for him.
Very disappointed, you drive into a lush well kept golf course, you check in with the friendly golf staff then you drive around well kept grounds into a outdated, uneven, small, unkempt RV park. The trees intrude into the sites, the tables and grills are behind you, the ground slopes up to the sewer in some cases. Even with blocks I could not get my 38 foot RV level. Large rigs should just stay away. Cost is at the upper end of what I have been paying, but the facility needs major upgrades. Obviously the golf course is the priority, even the grass/weeds were not mowed in a week. Great to see Monterey, but not on my list to come back, not worth the money unless you have maybe a 25 foot unit.
First of all lets realize that you won't stay anywhere else in the Monterey area for $26. Now having said that, this place is as bad as other reviewers have said. I am really at a loss for words. If you're going to stay awhile you may want to bring your own weedeater. The guy next to me had to borrow a saw and trim some tree branches. The ground squirrels and gophers have so many holes dug in the area you need to be careful not to sprain an ankle. They do keep the golf course in good shape. I get the feeling that the rv park is an after thought. But there is a lot to see and do in the area so do your best to have fun.
The person who assigned a 40 foot motorhome in a 35 foot space must have done so out of maliciousness or humor. There are several spots that could have been more appropriate and that remain available as night falls. The CG is a perfect spot for exploring the Montery Peninsula though it is lacking in appropriateness of it's facilities. Some spaces are way to narrow to maneuver and are too narrow for a full size motorhome or 5th Wheel though perfect for a small trailer or Class B or C. There are no convenient parking areas for your Toad and no space to park in front of or beside you RV. At $30 a night it is no bargain given facility shortcomings. Although they say WiFi is available throughout the CG you may have to wander around a bit for a Hot Spot. I think I'd rather go elsewhere to a CG that really gives a damn about their campers. I hope somebody in authority reads this evaluation.
Great central location to down town and tourist things. But the grass is dead, weeds not mowed, staff friendly, site host is in last RV spot so you have to go thru the whole park to get to him. nice golf course but I don't golf so who cares. Sites are too close together not wide enough some too short, Internet spotty but Verizon G3 works well . $27.00 a night is expense even for CA, stayed at some nice parks in CA for less. My uncle lives in Seaside so I will probable be back some day.
Monterey Pines is the most neglected Military RV Camp. There hasn't been any improvements since the camp was made. Management could care less about the RV camp and don't enforce any rules, except don't touch any part of the beautiful Golf Course. I believe money was appropriated to update the RV park but was used to improve the Golf Course. Dead trees, uneven RV parking, dusty road w/potholes, never mow the weeds, speed limit not used by management. Looks like a Junk Yard. Harvey Stolp
Mixed emotions. Great location and great price for the area. The host was very helpful and pleasant. The campground itself is very small, cramped, not so well kept, and offers little in the area of amenities if you don't play golf everyday. Our next stay will be just long enough to enjoy the local attractions.
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