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Monterey Surf Inn

2.0 of 5
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1200 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
Monterey Surf Inn
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Ranked #33 of 54 Hotels in Monterey
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Looe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a nice night here travelling down the coast. It was a lot cheaper than most of the other motels we looked at, but we had a spacious room with a decent bed, shower, fridge, coffee and wifi. It is on the road heading out of town surrounded by other motels, we drove into town and parked at the seafront... More 

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El Dorado Hills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice little motel. Cheap especially for this area, very clean with easy access. Parking lot is big enough in order to park our three motorcycles right in front of our rooms. Also it is very quiet. We loved it, highly recommended.

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AVON
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21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband stayed here one night. The room was spacious, clean, and nice with free parking, a refrigerator, coffee maker, and wifi. For the money in this expensive market, it was a very good value. The hotel staff was not friendly. We arrived around 8 p.m., and we had to ring the bell and wait forever to be helped. They... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Room was inviting, would've been nice to see some artwork on the wall...bed was comfy and overall stay was acceptable...however there were hardly any channels to see on t.v. and the pool was closed off to guests...for the price I expected a little better

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Martinez, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
29 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

On. girls trip we stayed here after driving up the coast from LA. It was clean, the price was very reasonable for Monterey, and we really just wanted a place to crash. The shower in our room was awesome! Hot, and the shower head worked really well. It is an old motel, but it has been updated and we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Room was totally new and very clean. The road traffic was quiet to non existent at night. OK coffee available in the lobby in the AM. Refrigerator in the room. Planning to stay there when ever in Monterey.

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