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Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay

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416 Reservation Rd, Marina, CA 93933 (Formerly Days Inn Marina)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Finding your location at night was difficult. And when we saw the buildings, which make an "L" around a gas station/convenience store we were very disappointed (we didn't expect an ocean view, but we did think it would be a lot closer to the shore than it is.) So we were pleasantly surprised when we found the room to be... More 

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

G2777EBalanp Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We offer large clean rooms with excellent service. I am sorry that you did not like the location. We are a value priced property located in Marina. We just recently replaced all of the beds and upgraded the flooring in all of the rooms. Thank you again for staying... More 

Clovis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel room was nice and clean. I am usually very uncomfortable at hotels but this one felt clean and fresh. The staff was also helpful and friendly. The breakfast was well stocked, clean and all the food was fresh. The beds were comfortable and the bedding was clean.

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

KimDority Thank you. Thank you for choosing us for your stay in the beautiful Monterey Bay area. As you have noted, Sarah's team keep our large rooms clean and fresh. She also puts our a Deluxe Continental breakfast daily and she likes to add fresh fruits of the day. Our team loves to hear that their work is appreciated. Thank... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel didn't look like much from the outside but the room was clean and comfortable for our stay. The complimentary breakfast was satisfactory and the addition of fresh blueberries was a nice touch as was the chocolate chip cookies at the front desk. Staff members were very polite and friendly.

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

jswong17 Everyone likes the blue berries when they are in season. Sarah always picks something fresh for our guests. We are lucky to be located close to all of the great Monterey Bay sights both to the North and South. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelling the Pacific Hwy and stumbled upon this place, best accommodation on our 17 day trip including far more expensive establishments. The staff are polite but genuine and were able to offer detailed advice as opposed to generic waffle on the local area which aided our planning. Outstandingly clean room with an obvious pride in maintaining their high standards. As... More 

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

ciderjack Well I too was chuffed when I read your review. Sarah is the best, and is genuine to the core. Her team keep our large rooms clean and fresh. I love highway one and shoot pictures up and down the coast from our property, truly outstanding views. Sarah has made this property her own, hence all of the details... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third year I stayed at the Howard Johnson in Marina for race week. The room is very nice, clean, spacious, and smelled good. Sara the owner does a very nice breakfast. I am looking forward to coming back next year.

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

tome317 Thank you for your continued patronage. I went to Laguna Seca to watch the old timers race and take a few pictures of the pre 1940 cars, Great machines. On Saturday they had the back entrance open which makes it really a quick trip to the track. Thank you for staying with us for another great Auto Week, we... More 

Fulton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel! Beautifully updated room. I received daily housekeeping during my 4 day stay. Breakfast was amazing and the staff was so helpful! The hotel is centrally located in Marina. Great little market was attached which was very convenient.

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

Lechner2003 Great review and thank you for staying with us. The MiniMart is always a plus as we stock a lot of items with a large cold case. We are centrally located for all of the great Monterey venues. This past week was Auto week in Monterey so of course cars were the focus. But this week some of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a chance to stay at the Howard Johnson Marina....it was great for my family. The management was super friendly and helpful...would go out of their ways to make my short term vacation a memorable stay...highly recommend! The rooms were super clean..and roomy...! Location was great too due to the proximity of Monterey..Carmel..and even a getaway to SF.

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Peter M Thank you for both taking the time to write a review and for staying with us. Sarah's housekeeping team keep our large rooms clean and fresh while our front desk crew deliver friendly service.. We are so lucky to own a property close to all of the great Monterey venues both North and South of Marina. Thank you... More 

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