Address: 9750 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Dates Stayed: 06/02/2017 – 06/09/2017
Rate: $85.00 per night (including taxes and fees)
This campground sits within the very scenic Coyote Valley, hence the name. It is not hard to get to as long as you take the exit south of the RV park. Monterey Road has a concrete barrier leading nearly its entire length, so although making a U-turn is possible if you happen to take the exit north, it may be tough depending on your rig. As I mentioned, Coyote Valley sits in a very scenic area with hiking trails and mountains behind and in front of it. By far the biggest drawback to this RV park is its proximity to Monterey Road. It is a very busy road and road noise is nearly constant. Next to Monterey road is a CalTrain line. Yes, train tracks. You know when a train is coming from not only the noise, but the blaring horn. The trains start nice and early in the morning and go pretty late at night. If you are looking for a peaceful, quiet RV park near San Jose, this RV park is NOT it and you can stop reading now.
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Checking in was fairly straight forward. Amber was driving, so she pulled Irving in front of the office while Christopher and I checked in. They were in and out in about 10 minutes, but we did have to wait for someone to escort us to the site. The roads are pretty wide and we paid for a premium site which is extra wide, so backing in was pretty easy.
I went through our pictures and realized that we didn’t take a picture of our campsite. I am pretty disappointed, but we are still a little new to this.
The site is back in and it was not hard to get in the camp site. The camp site (20) is very level concrete and our automatic leveling jacks had no problem leveling quickly.
The services included at the site are 30/50amp electric, fresh water (2 spigots) and sewer. There is cable TV, but we found the stations were few and came in poorly on our TV. We tried our luck with what we could pick up from our over the air (OTA) antenna, but it wasn’t much better. We saw a lot of RVs in this park with satellite dishes and we understood why. You are pretty much on your own for TV.
There is no picnic table or grill at the campsite, it is literally a concrete pad and nothing else. You can have a picnic table delivered to you site for $5 for your stay, but we paid for a premium site and almost all the campgrounds we have visited, even cheaper ones, had picnic tables on each site. All premium site really means at this RV park is that it is much wider than the rest. In addition, the premium sites are closest to the road, so you have to pay more for more noise. Nice touch.
I had to call the office because of loud noise that was occurring during quiet hours. Quiet hours for this campground are from 10pm to 8am. At 7:30am on Saturday, a mobile detailing business was pressure washing the 5th wheel in the site next to us. We were already up when it started so it didn’t wake us up, but I wondered how any people that worked all week and were counting on Saturday to sleep late felt about it. I called the office to just to let them know. Unfortunately, the office doesn’t open until 8am, when quiet hours are over. The response? “I’m not sure what I can do about it now. Is it bothering you?” It wasn’t until I mentioned quiet hours that she said “I’ll send someone out to talk to them.” She did and I saw them talk to the mobile detailing team. The result was what I expected, but the initial conversation was not.
WiFi & Cellular
I was working on the way from Marina, CA, so I needed to finish up after we got to our site. The WiFi seemed decent enough when we got there, but as the weekend started it became dismal. Tons of disconnections and very slow speeds made it unusable. I fired up my Verizon hotspot and it had full signal strength, so we used that and it worked great. For a so called resort, I expected much better WiFi. We have stayed at much smaller and cheaper RV parks that had much better WiFi. WiFi Grade: F, Cellular Grade: A
There are buildings that we assumed were shower and bathroom facilities, but we didn’t use them this trip. We can’t comment on their cleanliness.
Although the park itself is in a very nice location and very well kept, we would not recommend it to anyone and we will certainly not stay here again unless we have to. For what we paid, we expected much more for what we got. The noise is horrendous, the WiFi is terrible and the TV is non-existent, big sticking points for us.
Even though we were upset with our stay here, the proximity to San Jose and San Francisco cannot be ignored. It is in a good location and that may mean a lot to someone.