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Monterey Bay Lodge

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA 93940
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Ranked #32 of 53 hotels in Monterey
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of our favorite things about our stay here was hearing our GPS pronounce "Camino Aguajito"....never got old! At any rate, the salt-water pool was lovely and the location was superb (walking distance to beach and Dennis the Menace park). We had a great breakfast at the restaurant -- best huevos rancheros of the trip. The rooms were fine once... More

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Round Rock, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comfortable lodging. "Motor hotel" style lodging (park near your room). Restaurant has good food. Great access to activities - walk to wharf and downtown, bike to Cannery Row. WiFi was not very good.

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Sacramento, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing horrible about this motel.. but nothing great either. To be honest, I felt like it was a bit of a letdown based on the pictures I saw. I know, I know.. the place is never as nice as the pictures but this place was quite a bit worse looking than the pictures in my opinion. Location is nice in... More

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Chico California
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in upstairs room 220 in Aug 2014. Not bad if the price would be close to a motel 6 however it's certainly not that great of a hotel. It looks and feels old and the beautiful front picture on TripAdvisor showing the hotel from water really doesn't give you a sense of what this old hotel is like. That... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room had a very strong musty odor otherwise it was nice place.we had a very bad experince with waiter at the resturant next door. Which we refuse to return to.we did report this to the mamagement.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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104 reviews 104 reviews
15 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This lodge is a top of the line motel. Nothing fancy about it, so if you are used to staying in ritzy hotels, this isn't the place for you. But if you're just looking for a place to crash after touring around town, this inn has a lot of value. The rooms were ultra-clean with no unpleasant odors (like too... More

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Helsingborg, Sweden
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you're visiting Monterey this is a good and affordable lodge for one or more nights. The rooms were large and well equipped, except that they lacked air conditioning. This was compensated by an air fan, but it was quite noisy so earplugs are recommended for a good nights sleep in very comfortable beds. The wi-fi connection was free but... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you are booking online, you're probably seeing quotes for $240 or more. Don't get ripped offed by the Terminator! And you are safest to stay at the Motel. LOL Ten years ago I stayed at a Hotel in Seaside, nice beach, but too expensive and too far away. We probably could have spent more to stay on Cannery Row,... More

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Houston, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Oh Trip Advisor you REALLY let me down this time! My family has stayed in many hotels, motels and lodges during our travels and this was one of the worst experiences ever. We booked their one bedroom "Suite" (haha, painful laughter) for 229 dollars a night for two nights. It came with a kitchen and we thought it might be... More

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Cambridge, Md
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We stayed in a King Fireplace room facing the pool. Our room was a beautiful renovated spacious surprise! Located on the outskirts of Monterey, but close enough to walk about 15-30 minutes to the pier and the downtown hub to shop. We walked home from the pier at 11pm and felt very safe. Lots of tourists out and about. Piece... More

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Address: 55 Camino Aguajito, Monterey, CA 93940
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Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Monterey Bay Lodge 2.5*
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The meticulously maintained Monterey Bay Lodge is located in a quiet, residential area across from Lake El Estero, only 150 steps from Monterey State Beach and within a 10 minute walk of Fisherman's Wharf and Downtown. We are constantly working to maintain our property and our level of service at a standard not typically found in today's lodging industry. Our focus is in giving our guests a consistently pleasurable lodging experience. ... more   less 
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