Our place for the next two nights is the Travel Lodge in Monterey. It is great proof that there are lots of excellent places with the right facilities but not the mega-costs. The room was well appointed, clean and quite. It had a fridge and microwave as well. There was wireless net access and two machines in a separate lobby area, all for no extra cost. The complimentary breakfast was fine, although not up to the same level as the place in Lompoc a few days before.
All in all, a good stay and great value.