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Monarch Cove Inn

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620 El Salto Drive, Capitola, CA 95010
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Monarch Cove Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Capitola B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fresno, California
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time here. We reserved the Ocean View Room. The view is beautiful. Open the double doors to the room and you have a nice view of the ocean. The side windows face beautiful trees and the grounds here are very pretty. Lots of flowers, several fountains and lots of hummingbirds !! Our room was very nice.... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We reserved a stay and didn't check the emailed reservation confirmation; it was off by a week. We were flying in to San Francisco on a specific date so the error was important, did not stay at the facility.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to book the ocean view room at the last minute for a birthday getaway for my wife. The location is great, the views amazing, and the room nicely furnished. Lots of windows and a shared deck with one other room, provide a great view of the ocean. The grounds, of course, are very nice...looks like a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved my stay here so much that I am considering having my wedding here. The property like the other reviews suggest is gorgeous and flowers and ocean views abound everywhere. I stayed here in late July and the weather was perfect (70s). Wish I could have stayed here when the butterflies were also over to visit! There's always next... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My family surprised me with a stay in the Carriage House at the Monarch Cove Inn. What a treat! The cottage is a mix of old and new but you could sit there and envision yourself back in time. The deck is huge and has it's own private hot tub. The view is spectacular! The only thing I would complain... More

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We booked Monarch Cove Inn to host our wedding, which means we booked the WHOLE place for all of our family and friends. My mom and I arrived a day early to get everything in place to make sure things ran smoothly over the course of the wedding and to start our preparations. MCI is a lovely bed & breakfast... More

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Auburn, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Monarch Cove Inn is beautifully situated on the bluff over looking Capitola. It is a beautiful and somewhat easy walk to the beach. The views are gorgeous from the main house. We stayed in a studio cottage in the back that had a private deck and yard. There was also a hot tub (not advertised) but it wasn't functioning.... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place was pretty fabulous. We stayed only one night, but the experience was so relaxing and peaceful. The location is beautiful. It must be one of the only places where you can sit up in bed and see panoramic views of the ocean (and pelicans, and sea otters). The grounds had well-tended gardens and fruit trees all over. The... More

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Beautiful location. Amazing staff. Perfect weather. Ideal for an outdoor wedding! Stayed for a weekend wedding, and had the time of my life. Property is hidden, but a true gem! Would definitely go back. Stayed in Monarch Grove room. Could see the ocean in my bed, surrounded by gardens and nature. LOVE THIS PLACE!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I recently visited the Monarch Cove Inn for a friends wedding. This place is a true GEM!! The grounds are kept in pristine condition, and the rooms are quite beautiful and spacious. When you are here, you feel like you are royalty. I loved walking around and seeing what plants were growing, and checking out the different rooms. The view... More

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Address: 620 El Salto Drive, Capitola, CA 95010
Location: United States > California > Capitola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Monarch Cove Hotel Capitola
Monarch Cove Inn Capitola

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Monarch Cove Inn is located on historic Depot Hill in Capitola, California. Poised on an ocean cliff, the Monarch Cove Inn looks out onto the breathtaking curve of Monterey Bay. Accommodations are intimately nestled among flower filled gardens and a monarch butterfly habitat. Enjoy a memorable stay on our 2.5 acre estate with uniquely appointed Victorian guestrooms and cottages, which are a thoughtful blend of yesterday and today. We are conveniently located within walking distance to Capitola Village. You can also stroll along the eucalyptus-lined pathway through the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary that leads to New Brighton State Beach. Breakfast is served to your room daily. ... more   less 
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