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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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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Marina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Redondo Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had to take an unexpected trip to CSUMB with my daughter. I read reviews and called to make the reservation. From the first call to the final farewell, the experience at this Howard Johnson was delightful! Even though it was not a "pleasure trip", the staff, environment and accommodations were terrific. I was not expecting such a comfortable bed... More 

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

Thank you. Sarah and her team are terrific, they put you the customer first. We are very fortunate to be located in such a great location that is close to so many important venues around Monterey Bay. We have many guests that come to visit their students at CSUMB that is just down California St. We are very happy that... More 

San Diego, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was exceptionally clean, cleanest I've ever stayed in. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay there again on my next visit and will recommend to everyone.

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

Denise B Very high praise, Thank you so much. Our team always loves to hear from our guests as it validates their efforts. We are so lucky to be located in the wonderful Monterey Bay area with all of it wonderful sights and things to do. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This motel was fairly nice and roomy. The staff were exceptionally friendly and made sure all of our needs were met. Our room didn't even have that old "hotel smell," which was definitely something our family appreciated. The area was a little sketchy, but overall, a good, comfortable hotel.

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

Elise A Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Large clean rooms with a friendly caring team that kind of sums it up. We have been renovating with new materials to make sure that our rooms are fresh and clean. We hope to see you again at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. More 

San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was very spacious for a motel, well maintained, clean, and quiet. Price was reasonable for that area. Very nice complimentary breakfast with a surprising number of things to choose from. Staff was friendly and helpful with our few requests. The only thing we didn't like was too much light came into the room at night. On the other... More 

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

Kip W Thank you for staying with us for your trip into the beautiful Monterey Bay area. As you have noted our rooms are large and kept clean and fresh by our team. A very nice breakfast to start the day that all enjoy. We have recently upgraded all of our lights to LEDs so as to save energy and... More 

Long Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Lisa D Go CSUMB! Great that your daughter is playing softball at CSUMB. The school is just down the street and we have both students and their parents stay with us. Sometimes the students stay until their on campus rooms are ready. Sarah and her team keep our large rooms clean and fresh while putting out a nice breakfast to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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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 4 weeks ago

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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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 4 weeks ago

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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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 

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