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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clean rooms with modern upgrades and finishes. The manager is especially warm and friendly, and the deluxe continental breakfast was very filling and nutritious. Where else do you find a huge bowl of fresh blueberries? I highly recommend this hotel!

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

Kim1008 Sarah loves to put out fresh fruits or berries. Our large rooms are kept fresh and clean by our great housekeeping team. Of course we are close to all of the great Monterey Bay sights. Thank you for choosing our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay for your stay. More 

California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden Gem in the heart of Marina My family had a great time in Monterey, as my little one celebrated her 5th birthday. We booked at HoJo ( Howard Johnson ) and sure it is a gem! This hotel is rolled into one. 1. Clean: Yes! With a child clean room is a must for me! Our room and bathroom... More 

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

familyjls Wow! Your review covered all of the points. I agree that service is the #1 important part of a guests stay and it is great to hear that Sarah and her team delivered. We have been upgrading the property literally on a daily basis, the new beds are our latest addition. We are lucky to be located close to... More 

Ahwahnee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful desk people, the room was clean and quit, which was the most important thing on this trip. I will use this motel again.

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

Fred P Sarah and her team keep our large rooms clean and fresh and you review gives them great feedback. Our team is the most important part of our operation as they provide the service to you our customer, Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful service. The manager was very nice. Breakfast room was small but the food had abundant healthy options and was closely kept well supplied. My wife loved the brand new mattress in our room. Will stay there during our next trip.

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

charlesbD7836FX Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Sarah has put a lot of effort into getting and installing the new beds in all of the rooms and it is now paying off. Glad that you enjoyed them. Our property is located close to all of the great Monterey Bay sights and is a terrific... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stay here about 6 times a year and everytime I come back I see upgrades and expanded services. I was pleased to see that engineered floors were installed with small area rugs. The beds are the perfect firmness, size and I like the height - easy to get in and out of. Sara was born to be in hospitality... More 

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

Blaine S Thank you for writing a review and for your longer term view of our property. Sarah, as you have seen, goes after all of the details so that our customers have a very nice stay at a value price. Thank you for your continued patronage at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel with my wife and daughter for three nights. They are in the process of replacing all the mattresses this week and our room was one with new mattresses. Very comfortable. The room was clean and the free breakfast was very good. The on-site manager was recently named manager of the year from the franchisor. Excellent value.

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

satisfied18 I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay and the new beds. Sarah goes after all of the details for our customers. We are lucky to own a property that is located in the beautiful Monterey Bay area. We are close to all of the sights but with Marina value. Thank you for staying with us at our... More 

Oakley, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is close to a variety of restaurants and stores. It's 20 mins to downtown Monterey. The room is big and very clean. The rooms has hard wood floor. The owner has told me that they are in process in replacing the double bed to queen beds. The pillows are small and not fluffy. I would suggest that it... More 

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

cristinagQ1486GT Thank you for choosing us for your stay n the beautiful Monterey bay area. Our large rooms are kept clean and fresh by our terrific housekeeping team. It is also ease to get refreshments from our Mini Mart, no need to get in the car. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. More 

Ceres, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

staff was very nice,room needs serious update. very small tub/shower, 4 flat pillows and bed poor quality. room was clean,on;y chair in room was old wood chair,not suitable for sitting in for any time. very basic room ,couldn't sleep due to crappy bed and maybe 80 thread count bedding. breakfast ok,tiny room for maybe 8 people to fit in. super... More 

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

colleen m I am very sorry that you had a bad nights sleep because of the beds. Simmons finally delivered yesterday but I guess that it was after your stay. Again I am very sorry that you had a bad experience with us and I hope that we have rectified the problem for future stays. More 

Schertz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was nice and the room was comfortable. The breakfast room was a little too small for the number of guests staying while I was at the hotel. All in all it was a nice stay.

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

Tony W Thank you for choosing us for your stay in our beautiful Monterey Bay area. Sarah and her team keep our large rooms clean and fresh. Yes you are correct that our deluxe continental breakfast draws a crowd and we need to move a wall to get more space. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson... More 

San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fresh,clean rooms. Friendly front desk. Free breakfast had lots of choices. Would stay there again. Super value for the price.

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G5492FFbarbarah Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for choosing us for your stay in the beautiful Monterey Bay area. Sarah's team keep our large rooms fresh and clean. We put out a deluxe continental breakfast daily. Thank you again for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay and we hope to... More 

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