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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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Hastings, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gives excellent value for such a reasonable price, cost $74 for the night. Had a very lg. room that was clean & fresh, containing microwave, fridge, coffee perc. & a lg. comfy bed. Free Wifi & car parking, Complimentary breakfast is excellent. Reception was friendly & helpful. Has a service stn. in front.

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

SPYC Thank you for your friendly review. We try to offer friendly hospitality to all of our guests. Sarah and her team keep our property in top notch condition while providing that special something in service. Than you for choosing our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay for your stay in our area. We hope to see you again in... More 

Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Howard Johnson did not come to mind when we were looking for lodging at Monterey. But last minute planning forced us to look beyond Monterey, specifically to Seaside and Marina. And boy were we pleasantly surprised by this pick! Wooden floors, spacious rooms, clean facility, good front-desk treatment, free wifi (unsecured), decent breakfast options - and we left the place... More 

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

shotmonster Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have been doing a renovate of all of the rooms so I am sorry that we missed on the items you mentioned. I will chase on them to get them fixed. You are correct, we have a great team, including Ruthie and Lupita. Our rooms are large and... More 

Beaverton, Oregon
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was very clean and the staff was friendly. The room had a small refrigerator and microwave. The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 was the window screen in the bathroom was completely covered in lint/dirt. It was such a shock given how clean the rest of the room was. Didn't stay for the breakfast. The internet... More 

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

91mollyh Thank you for taking the time to write a review and Thank you for the tip on the window screens I will have someone resolve that issue. We have been doing a lot of renovations on the property the latest is the new flooring in all of the rooms, it has kept our team very busy. Thank you for... More 

Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Marina because the prices here are more reasonable than Monterey. We found the staff extremely friendly and found this to be a little hidden gem. We had a nice room and felt very comfortable. Would highly recommend.

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

Annette D 40 years that is a truly a milestone. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. We too think that our property is a "hidden Gem" with large clean rooms kept clean and fresh by our friendly team. Monterey Bay has so many wonderful sights and is a great place for travelers... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids and I stayed here a week and a half ago. Nice people, nice room. Area slightly sketchy. Room was very clean. Gave us compliementary water and there were very good big chocolate chip cookies for the taking.

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

beefnose Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our property features large rooms kept clean and fresh by our housekeeping team. We are located close to all of the great Monterey Bay area sights. Water and cookies, well that is Sarah's touch for our guests. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at... More 

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

The bed sheet wasn't changed they had hair on it , the Manager doesn't gave good customers service , found excuse for everything.

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

pamelag88 Sarah went with you to your room and re-changed your sheets. You were happy at the time with her service. I am sorry that you are now not satisfied with your stay. More 

Huye, Rwanda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was a pleasant surprise. The hotel room was very nice. They even have hardwood floors, in my opinion, much better than carpet. The price was right considering the location. The staff was very nice and child friendly. Breakfast included different types of breads, oatmeal, fruit (including blueberries), hard boiled eggs and beverages. If we are ever back through... More 

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

Christine C Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that you enjoyed the new floors. Our large rooms are kept clean and fresh by our hardworking team. Sarah puts out a very nice breakfast daily all at a value price. Thank you for staying with us at our Howard Johnson Marina at Monterey Bay. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was very clean and comfortable. We stayed here before and there was carpet. Now the room has new hard wood flooring. It looks good and you feel like you can walk barefoot because it's so clean. Nice staff, cookies in the office, and good breakfast

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Sonny R Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that you enjoyed the new flooring. We think that it allows us to take the cleanliness to a new level. We are going to do the upstairs rooms as well as soon as the flooring is delivered. Sarah and her team really appreciate hearing from... More 

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