Traveling families do get tired.. A LOT. This never stopped us from traveling. On the contrary, we’ve wisely adjusted and planned our itineraries to have lots of bathroom breaks, eating stops, rests and naps from long drives precisely because of the known fact of exhaustion from traveling with tots in tow!
A time out stay in Monterey Marriott is just what we needed after the grueling hours of being in the car and listening to my little one cry from her car seat. Now parents, before judging, please empathize. In my part of the world, car seats are almost never used. So, for the first few days in the US, it took a full 20 minutes of non-stop crying before my darling doll realized she wasn’t going anywhere and finally settled into snooze mode. Note that only happens for 2 hours at a time, beyond that timeline, it’s non-stop wails all over again.
Upon checking in, we quickly headed over the balcony for the fresh cool breeze and the view!
Ocean views are always so calming for frazzled nerves of tired travelers.
My husband (and son) was happy about the tube, of course!
I, on the other hand, was just pleased to have ample bed space enough for 2 adults and 2 kids.
At the end of the day, after many hours at the Monterey Aquarium and walking home in the cold, it is very comforting to know you’ve got a (warm) room like this to fully recuperate in! See my son adjusting the room heater?
350 Calle Principal
Monterey, California 93940 USA