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Monterey Surf Inn

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1200 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
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Ranked #39 of 54 Hotels in Monterey
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Room was clean, but quite small. Shower was perfect. Nicely situated. No coffee or tea facilities in the room and the worst WiFi ever. Also was the pool not heated during our stay, while the sign said so.

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two couples stayed here in May on a trip from San Francisco to San Diego. The place was convenient and run very efficiently. Two days after we left, we discovered a pair of women's jeans had been left there. I called and spoke to Sina, who answered the phone.she told us to call later after checking with housekeeping. A later... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to pass along how much I enjoyed the Monterey Surf Inn. In my mind it was the perfect budget hotel. The rate was inexpensive. It was less than a third of the price I paid for a San Francisco hotel. It was spotlessly clean. The bathroom was big enough. The TV was a good size. the AC worked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated fine for transportation and for exploring the city, but within 500 meters you can find a lot of other places to stay, and the next time we will. Somewhat worn, a damp bathroom with inadequate ventilation gave the room a strange smell. In total below medium in quality and way above on price,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the monterey Surf Inn for one night while traveling from San francisco to Los angeles. When I was looking up places to stay before going on this trip, this one showed up to me as the cheapest that looked ok. So I Booked one night to stay in Monterey. The location was very easy to get to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A few of us stayed here during the Sea Otter Bike Festival. It was like a 20 minute drive from Leguna Seca Raceway. The rooms were quiet and had plenty of space. Our room had two beds. There was plenty of space in the room for our extra cloths and such. The bathroom was as you would expect, nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed here about 3 years ago when it was still a Howard Johnson’s. It’s been remodeled since then, with laminate plank flooring (feels cleaner than carpeting), a nicely tiled stall shower, and a 32” flat screen TV on top of a large dresser (with a BIG mini-fridge – pretty quiet, too). The king-sized bed was average. The room (#7)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stayed here for one night when we were driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It was an average motel. The room was clean, the bed was OK,but there was no duvet cover, just a sheet and one of those awful blankets that are used on beds and not washed in between uses. The room had everything we needed,... More 

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Marysville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

For the price and the location, this is great. The rooms are small but the staff keeps them clean. I stayed in room 22 and it was very quiet. All of my appliances worked well - fridge and microwave. I was there for 21 days (!), the place seemed full the entire time and there was only one night that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I found a great deal on the internet for this hotel. The free parking, free wifi and good location at a walking distance from downtown Monterey made it a no brainer. There's no breakfast but the recently renovated rooms come with fridge and microwave. Staff could be a little friendlier.

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