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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 3 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an awesome time and the rooms were clean and specious... Definitely coming back here. We arrived there in the middle of the night desperate for any room and we were surprised to find their rooms to be very clean and specious we took out three kids for a vacation and had a great experience.

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

Laura F Thank you for sharing your experience with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. Our large rooms are kept clean and fresh by our housekeeping team. We are family friendly with a great breakfast served daily. Monterey has so many wonderful sites to go visit. I love the Aquarium. We hope to see you again on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With all the great reviews, my family and i decided to save some money and stay here instead of Monterey Ca. We are glad we did. Minutes away are all the reasons why we came (aquarium, Two lovers beach,..etc.) Rooms are priced right and clean. Great continental breakfast. Loved the gas station connected to the property. Got the room setup... More 

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

John A Sarah just received the GM of the year award for Howard Johnson's. She has quite a team that keep our large rooms clean and fresh. Of course there is more to come. We are lucky to have a property located close to all of the Monterey venues. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and... More 

Lower Lake, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After trying most hotels in the Marina area we found for the second time that the rooms are clean, comfortable and roomy. The ammenities are all there but that is not the best part. The person, Nick, that handled our reservation and was there when we arrived was so friendly and helpful that I would rate it higher because of... More 

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

James Y Thank you for your continued patronage. As you have noted we have large rooms that are kept clean and fresh by our hospitality team. Nic is great and always helpful. We are very fortunate to have a location close to all of the exceptional Monterey Sights and venues. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson... More 

Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 March 23, 2015

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

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 

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