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Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   416 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933 (Formerly Days Inn Marina)
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Marina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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136 reviews 136 reviews
41 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Howard Johnson Marina for one night, and were quite happy with it. It might not be a place I would want to stay for a long period but it served its purpose very well in our case. The staff was really friendly. I would go again if I needed to stay in the area. The only... More 

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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review

DrNeko Thank you for your patronage and Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As you have noted we are a travelers motel, large clean rooms with a great location to see all of the Monterey sights. We do not have quite the restaurant selection but Dish's and the Korean BBQ are excellent. Thank you for staying... More 

Zaragoza, Spain
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78 reviews 78 reviews
22 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big clean room, quiet and with a breakfast that is above average for this type of motel (hazelnut coffee.... yummy!!!). Staff was nice and helpful, and they had free cookies in the afternoon. For our purpose (overnight in a trip to San Francisco), it was more than good. My only complain would be that the breakfast sitting place is a... More 

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Fledermaus g Thank you for staying with us. Sarah and her team keep our large rooms clean and fresh while maintaining a friendly atmosphere. I think Sarah packs the house for her breakfast so sometimes it can be a bit crowded, everyone enjoys the food. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. More 

Livermore, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff, nice room, good price and good continental breakfast. I asked for a room in a quiet section of the motel. Staff noted that and delivered. The only drawback was that the room was a little stuffy.

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Terry B, Owner at Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay, responded to this review

JR Thanks for staying with us and then writing a review. Sarah and her team keep our large room clean and ready for our customers. I just brought up new flooring for a pilot room and if all goes well with color and such we will redo all of the rooms. Sarah has scheduled the install but Thanks Giving intervened.... More 

Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this HoJo based on previous reviews. It was a good price. Pros: seemingly quiet area, good customer service, clean adequate rooms, good breakfast. Cons: Very noisy patrons. The hotel seems to be used by workers, etc. who got quite rowdy at night. The front desk dealt with it accordingly however.

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Michele D My sincere apologies. Both Sarah and I have talked to these construction workers to tone it down. They are a hard working group and sometimes carry their "construction worker persona's" after work. They are working on the many projects in our area. As you have noted Sarah and her team keep our property clean and fresh with a... More 

Half Moon Bay, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inexpensive. Spacious room. Coffee maker, iron board, hair-dryer, fridge, microwave, extra transparent curtains for privacy without exclusion of daylight. Free Wifi. Superfast wired internet access (rarely found these days -- bring your own ethernet cable). Plentiful breakfast: Cereals, pastry, toast, bagels, syrup, sausages, boiled eggs, fruit yoghurt, fruits, juice). Friendly staff. 15 min drive to Monterey, mostly freeway.

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Rerue Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. Great pricing, clean and fresh rooms, with as much Bandwidth as I can get. HDTV in all the rooms and Sarah serves a very nice breakfast. Thank you again for staying with us at... More 

Poway, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to explore the many attractions of the Monterey Peninsula and the coast further north without having to pay Monterey prices, this is a great place to stay - clean and comfortable, with an excellent restaurant in walking distance (Dishes Bistro Grill). We'd go back any time!

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Juergen S Thank you for staying with us. We are so lucky to be located in this beautiful area. Sarah and her team keep our large and rooms clean and fresh. Short walk to Dishes for dinner, breakfast with Sarah then off to see the sights. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay.... More 

California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I visited Carmel for the weekend and stayed here. It's right behind/next too/part of a gas station which was nice because it was easy to get gas before we left. We arrived at 11:30pm on a Friday and the person checking us in, Sarah, was very nice and friendly. There were chocolate chip cookies available and she... More 

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Lina O Sarah and her cookies! We try to keep a friendly and comfortable atmosphere for our guests when they visit the beautiful Monterey Bay area. I love to check out the sights in Carmel including the Mission. Very happy that you enjoyed your short stay with us and Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hope... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Comfortable & clean rooms. Very nice and helpful staff. This is a good choice in the Monterey area for a budget motel.

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RJG2007 Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for staying with us. Sarah and her team keep our property clean and fresh. We are located in the beautiful Monterey Bay area close to all of the local sights. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

The lady who runs the hotel was so nice and helpful. While we were checking in, she was telling us about the different renovations she was doing to make the hotel even better. The room was pleasant for the price and overall, we would definitely stay here again! It was a great place to safely lay your head down and... More 

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SueThomWats Thank you for choosing us for your stay and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sarah and her team keep our property clean and fresh while providing friendly service. It is always a boost to Sarah and her team to hear it directly from one of our customers, Thank You. Our property is located close... More 

Sacramento, California
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223 reviews 223 reviews
89 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This motel is a few miles up the main road from the state beach at Marina. The rooms are very clean, with refrigerator and microwave. It is not fancy, but with a price lower than the other chain motels in town, it is our go to for Marina. The owners and desk personnel are all friendly and helpful.

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52cali Thank you for your continued patronage and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sarah and her team keep our properties large rooms clean and fresh while maintaining a value price in a friendly atmosphere. Thank you again for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. More 

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Address: 416 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933 (Formerly Days Inn Marina)
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Location: United States > California > Marina
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Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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