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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lodi, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We slept at the Howard Johnson Inn for 4 nights after a sudden late accommodation search. The lady that runs the inn was extremely kind even if we were that late. The place was clean, close to Monterey and there was breakfast included. As well as cookies at the reception!

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

Elbravodasolar Thank you for choosing us for your stay in the beautiful Monterey Bay area. Sarah and her team keep our property clean and fresh for our traveling guests. As you have noted they put out a nice breakfast daily. The cookies are great too. Thank you again for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. More

San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I stayed here with my daughter the night before she moved into her dorm at CSUMB and this will be where I stay from now on when I'm in town. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet at a reasonable price. Good service seems to be a lost art for most businesses these days but this place has it down.... More

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

NathanA Thank you for taking the time to write a review and thank you for staying with us. Some of the students were not as lucky as you daughter and are staying with us until their dorm rooms are available (great kids one and all). The first day of University is always a big step for both parent and student... More

Arizona
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

You can tell the pride the owners/managers take in this property. Very clean rooms, Sarah and her staff were friendly and helpful. Internet was reliable and speedy. Comfortable bed. Decent breakfast choices. All in all, a good value...Easily recommend.

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

Toml911 Thank you for choosing us for your stay in the wonderful Monterey Bay area. As you have noted Sarah and her team keep our large rooms clean and fresh. A our breakfast is served daily and gets our traveling guests off to a great start on their day. We are happy to have had you stay with us and... More

Colorado Springs
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152 reviews 152 reviews
20 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This motel is pushed back a bit from Reservation Road so noise level is virtually zero. (A gas station, convenience mart, and front office are nearest Reservation Road.) Very friendly staff; the rooms are nice and clean. Nice continental breakfast in the morning in a very small room but several selections of coffee. The parking lot is a bit small;... More

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

mtscribe Thank you for taking the time to post your review and thank you for choosing us for your stay. The Monterey Bay has such spectacular sights to be seen all within 15 minutes of our motel. A couple of miles to the beach, 8 miles to Laguna Seca and about 12 miles to the Aquarium. Thank you for staying... More

Tel Aviv, Israel
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was my first time staying in a simple American motel chain, so I wasn't sure what to expect - But what I got really was beyond my expectations. The room was big and clean, the bed comfortable, the breakfast basic but had all the necessities, the shower had a good pressure and hot water, and the towels smelled great.... More

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

Amit A Thank you for both choosing us for your stay and taking the time to write a review. Yes we are a "chain" hotel but we are independently owned and operated. We have a great location close to all of the Monterey Bay sights from wineries, the aquarium or the ocean and beaches. Sarah and her team keep our... More

Turlock, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We had a great stay! The mini fridge in the room came in handy. Having the gas station attached to the hotel may be odd for some, but was convenient for me. The staff was very accommodating when we booked our two rooms. They made sure to put them next door to each other. We will stay here again!

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

Mac150 Thank you for choosing us for your stay and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are a travelers choice motel, close to all of the beautiful Monterey Bay sights. Sarah and her team keep the large rooms clean and fresh while making sure to provide our customers with a home away from home. Thank... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We traveled very easily to Monterey and Carmel from HoJo's. The desk attendants were gracious upon check-in, and extended the breakfast (since we had arrived just as it was closing). After seeing some of the hotels I considered in Carmel and Monterey, I was so happy I chose to stay in Marina! It was a nice place to return each... More

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

Laney14 Thank you for staying with us and thank you for your impressions on your stay. We are lucky to be located close to all of the Monterey Bay venues be they north or south of Marina, there is so much to see and do. Sarah puts out a very nice breakfast daily and her team keep our rooms fresh... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had the pleasure of spending 4 days at the Howard Johnson in Marina CA. It was race week, and Monterey was very busy. Check in was easy and fast. The rooms are spacious, clean, bright, and smelled good, which is very important to me. Sarah and her team put out a very nice breakfast at 6:30. Thank you so... More

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

Tome317 Yes Sarah and her team are terrific! A home away from home. Large fresh and clean rooms, great breakfast. I am very happy that you took the time to write a review. Hope you had a excellent race weekend. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina. More

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Sure, it's just a motel, so the five stars are relative, but we found everything we needed, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. They provided some nice extras, like fresh cookies and free water as a welcome at the reception. The breakfast was also a cut above the standard free motel fare, with items not typically found, such... More

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

Cartwheeling Thank you for choosing us for your stay in the Monterey Bay area and thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are fortunate to be located close to all the the Monterey Bay sights. We are a travelers hotel with people from all over the world that stay with us and then go out and... 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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