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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars NEW

I recently traveled to Monterey to watch my daughter play some softball games at CSU Monterey Bay. Being a "softball mom" for the past 25 years, believe me when I say I have stayed in hundreds of hotels over the years. I am a single woman and was traveling alone. I chose this particular hotel based on it's proximity to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly front office staff brought us extra pillows and blankets. Convenient location close to marina state beach target store and groceries. Nice variety of food and beverages for breakfast. Prices are good and it's only a short drive to monterey

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

Sonny R Short and sweet, Thank You for taking the time to write a review. Convenient, Target is just down California and the beach just down Reservation Rd. Both are close and the Aquarium is a few miles South, of course you can get your tickets at our front desk and they are good for two days not one. Thank... More 

Lincoln, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got to the hotel and things were fine, comfy, & nice. We did have to go to the office & get the key redone? Next when we got into the room our TV wasn't working. Once again the women from the office had to make a trip to our room. There was defiantly something wrong with the TV &... More 

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

Desirai G I am sorry that you experienced problems with first your room key and then the TV. I upgraded all of the rooms to HDTV service. There have been a couple of cases where the settop boxes have stopped working correctly. I am sorry that it happened to you. All of our rooms are priced the same for the... More 

Redondo Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel was the definition of convenient. Located close to Hwy 1. Within walking distance of a market, a park, and good restaurants. Gas station & convenience store on the premises. Rooms recently refurnished. The general manager, Sarah, and her staff were helpful with suggestions & assistance with typical concierge-type queries. A four star experience at a 2 star price. Hard... More 

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

alex m Thank you for taking the time to write a review and of course Thank you for staying with us. Our property is located close to all of the great Monterey Bay sights but as you have noted Marina prices. Sarah and her team keep our large rooms clean and fresh and again as you have noted we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff were very accommodating, I took a pretty late shower and needed extra towels, and the staff was able to provide me with a fresh set of towels, quickly! I love the atmosphere of this place and recommend it to people who enjoy waking up to a nice continental breakfast! This is my second time staying at this place,... More 

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

Christine C Great to have you back. Yes Sarah and her team keep our large rooms clean and fresh while putting out an excellent breakfast daily. We are close to all of the great Monterey Bay sights. I was out taking pictures of the birds over the weekend at the beach. The Sea Gulls are very aggressive when they think... More 

Irvine, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thanks for the relaxing weekend. It may be rated as just a two star hotel, but you will receive five star service. With clean room and towels, no funky odors, and everything worked like it should, what more can you ask for?. I was also pleasantly surprised to see the wide variety of breakfast options. I had something different every... More 

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

D K The weekend was beautiful. I went up and down the coast shooting pictures. I hope you had a great time as well. Sarah and her team do a great job on a daily basis. Large clean rooms and a very nice breakfast to start the day. Thank you for writing a review and Thank you for staying with... More 

Tracy, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the Hotel was clean the staff was nice the hotel is next to a gas station that had trafficbut I had the worst night of sleep I ever had I end up sleeping on the floor the beds were very uncomfortable

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

Bennett C I am very sorry that the bed was not satisfactory for you. As always talk to Sarah at the front desk maybe she could have solved your issue. Again I am very sorry that you had a bad nights sleep, More 

Redding
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband wrote a review while we were still enjoying our stay at Howard Johnson Marina. Despite the typo (an "s" added to "food") we would like to affirm our review under the heading "Friendliest staff and excellent value." Additionally, we must note that we have never been made to feel more welcomed. The staff's dedication to customer satisfaction is... More 

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

Carolyn K We are always looking to provide the best possible customer experience for our customers. Sarah and her team deliver daily on that desire. Thank you for writing a review. We are lucky to be able to offer our customers great value in the Monterey Bay area. Monterey has so many wonderful sights and things to explore and do.... More 

Tabiona, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like a more quiet atmosphere but still close to the bay then this the place for you. Our room was very clean and reasonably priced. Sara went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Thank you from your Utah friends. The breakfast was very good with several choices. One thing I would mention this hotel sits behind... More 

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

JTBreak Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Sarah and her team read every review and will particularly enjoy yours. It is Sarah's nature to be friendly and helpful whenever she possibly can. We are lucky to have a great property located so close to such a treasure, Monterey Bay. Thank you for staying with us at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are on our last night of our 3 night stay. We are impressed with the very friendly and accommodating staff and management. The rooms are spacious and clean. Although not a full breakfast, the foods choices are far superior to standard continental breakfast fare. As other reviewers have noted, hotel frontage is composed of a gas station and mini... More 

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

aron30 I think that we have an excellent team and when we have a customer write a review that reflects our teams excellent performance it gives us all great feedback. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay and we hope to see you again soon. Monterey Bay is such a great area! 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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